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Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 October 2017

WORDS
shape
the
world...

A festival dedicated to the power and promise of WORDS in every incarnation, written, spoken and sung – informing, questioning, entertaining and enlightening – imagining and inspiring a better world.

NIROX supports all disciplines in the cauldron of contemporary art.

Nirox Words

is the inaugural edition of an annual festival that brings multiple disciplines together to examine the world of WORDS and their profound universal influence.

This year’s title

‘why the world...’

invites artists and audience to finish the question as they may ...why the world is the mess that it is... the challenge and the joy...why is it at all?

In Conversation

our world
Achmat Dangor & Verne Harris - Dare Not Linger Celebrating Nelson Mandela’s legacy

Drawing on Nelson Mandela’s unfinished memoir, Dare Not Linger is the remarkable story of his presidency told in his own words and those of distinguished South African writer Mandla Langa. In celebration of the release of this significant publishing phenomenon, Achmat Dangor and Verne Harris discuss the legacy of this larger-than-life man with Dr Sebabatso Manoeli.

Sunday 22 October
14h30
Poplar Forest
Taiye Selasi, Malebo Sephodi & Ingrid Winterbach talk to Rachel Nyaradzo The Good Girl’s Guide to Words

Four women explore the origins and power of words to create identity

Saturday 21 October
10h30
Poplar Forest
Lauren Beukes & Fred Strydom Imagine if…

Speculative fiction is the novelist’s answer to imagining and creating a new world. Two authors chat with Dave De Burgh about a genre that is sweeping the world and constructing new ones.

Saturday 21 October
10h30
Sculpture Studio
Bongani Madondo, Bibi Slippers & Steven Boykey Sidley Who tells stories best?

Stories come in all shapes and sizes. Multi-disciplinary storytellers discuss film, poetry, photography and literature in the canon of expression.

Saturday 21 October
13h00
Residency Garden
Bronwen Law-Viljoen, Stephan Erasmus & Merwelene van der Merwe The Printmaker Stories

Join photographer and curator of Thorolds, Merwelene van der Merwe, and author of The Printmaker, Bronwen Law-Viljoen, as they discuss with curator and artist Stephan Erasmus the woes and joys of inheriting, discovering and finding treasures in a library of books – both in real and imagined life.

Saturday 21 October
11h30
Residency Garden
Gus Silber talks with movers & shakers The Disruptors II

For a new breed of social entrepreneurs, striving to build and grow enterprises that fight social ills, foster opportunity, and help to improve society, the answer is not can, it’s must. From healthcare to mobile gaming, from education to recycling, from dancing to gardening, these are the game-changers, the difference-makers, the doers of good. Here are their stories.

Saturday 21 October
16h00
Sculpture Studio
SJ Naudé & Ingrid Winterbach The craft of Afrikaans

Twee skrywers praat met Prof Willie Burger oor kuns en kultuur, geskryf in Afrikaans.

Saturday 21 October
16h00
Sculpture Studio
Brad Holmes, Hope Malau, David Coplan & Sipho Sithole Last Night at The Bassline

Talking about the Jozi music scene in the 80s & 90s.

Saturday 21 October
17h00
Poplar Forest
Howard Feldman & John Sanei Our Crazy World

Join blogger-author Howard Feldman and trend analyst John Sanei as they predict our future – what will change and what not.

Sunday 22 October
12h30
Sculpture Studio
Taiye Selasi, Lauren Beukes & Edward Tsumele Searching for Narnia

Getting out of your own head and into someone else's is what makes a good character. Discussing the search and creation of rich characters and worlds are Taiye Selasi and Lauren Beukes with Edward Tsumele.

Sunday 22 October
10h30
Residency Garden
politics
Ralph Mathekga, Andrew Harding, Mandla Nkomfe & Dr Geci Karuri-Sebina South Africa’s way forward

Is there any? Two authors explore with Mandla Nkomfe and Dr Geci Karuri-Sebina.

Saturday 21 October
14h00
Poplar Forest
Nechama Brodie & Glynnis Breytenbach Writing right

A veteran journalist and shadow Minister of Justice discuss rights and writes

Saturday 21 October
14h30
Residency Garden
Micah Reddy & Ralph Mathekga Fake news

Is Fake News real, or just a fake? A session in conjunction with AmaBhungane.

Sunday 22 October
11h30
Poplar Forest
Malebo Sephodi, Lauren Beukes, Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh & Christa Kuljian Activism in words

Discussing the power of the pen to change the world are two writers and a feminist activist with Christa Kuljian.

Sunday 22 October
12h30
Residency Garden
Hennie van Vuuren, Pieter-Louis Myburgh & Shaka Sisulu Apartheid Guns and Money

Two seasoned investigative journalists talk crime, corruption and conspiracy with Shaka Sisulu.

Saturday 21 October
12h00
Poplar Forest
Books as Art
Fourthwall: Bronwen Law-Viljoen & Terry Kurgan Books as Art

A book is, in of itself, an idea, a conveyor of meaning. Bronwen Law-Viljoen and Terry Kurgan, the editors and co-directors of Fourthwall Books, discuss the book as a visual work of art.

Sunday 22 October
15h00
Sculpture Studio
Alice Edy & Melissa Fontini Revelation from Obscurity

Alice Edy is a young literature masters student who chose for her masters dissertation an exploration of Willem Boshoff’s seminal concrete poem from the 70s “verskanste openbaring” (obscured revelation) through which she met artist and was captured by the revelation of words and their role in visual arts.

Sunday 22 October
11h00
Sculpture Studio
Food and Word
Steven & Kate Sidley and friends A Bookclub Brunch

Steven and Kate Sidley and friends host a not-to-be-missed bookclub brunch full of books, bubbly and treats from Louise Gelderblom’s new book - Eat Your Words. Special guests include Jenny Crwys Williams and Louise Gelderblom.

Saturday 21 October
15h30
Residency Garden

R220 ex VAT per head - including Martini Prosecco.
Bookings essential.
tickets here
Jane Griffiths & Antonia de Luca Eating Nature

The celebrated food writer and grower talks patrons through Leafy Greens’ bespoke lunch while Antonia gives valuable insights into sourcing and preparation.

Sunday 22 October
13h00
Poplar Forest

R375 plus VAT per head.
Booking essential.
tickets here
Anna Trapido, Hope Malau and Mpho Tshukudu Real South African Food

Join The Tradition for authentic South African fare whilst Anna Trapido talks to Mpho Tshukudu and Hope Malau about how food shapes identity.

Saturday 21 October
13h00
West Lawn

R195 plus VAT per head.
Booking essential.
tickets here
film
Fred Strydom, SJ Naudé & Bongani Madondo Stories on Screen

'If it can be written or thought, it can be filmed' - Stanley Kubrick. Screenwriter and author’s talk about manipulating words from the page to the screen.

Sunday 22 October
16h00
Poplar Forest
ecority
Jay Naidoo & Dr Gcina Mhlophe Rebuilding self

Two visionaries revisit indigenous wisdom as a way to shape the future.

Saturday 21 October
14h00
East Lawn
Jay Naidoo, Lorenzo Fioramonti, Kevin Bloom & Dr. Ela Manga Imagining a new world

Four authors consider how with words we can imagine it, dream it and make it happen.

Sunday 22 October
13h30
East Lawn
Kevin Bloom, Gino Govender, Anton Chaka & Nicholas Liebmann / Rustler’s Valley Earthrise Trust / Re-imagining Community

A safe, sacred space for intergenerational conversation.

Saturday 21 October
12h30
East Lawn

Lyrics

BCUC
BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness)/
Music for the people by the people with the people

The band tells its story - where they come from, where they are now, and where they are headed. Relevant indigenous music that is not trapped in the past, embracing the now of a global community.

Saturday 21 October
17h00
Amphitheatre
Scott Hutchison
Scott Hutchison/
Rabbit Alone

Celebrated Scottish singer, songwriter and frontman of Frightened Rabbit performs solo acoustic alongside friend and poet, Michael Pedersen.

Saturday 21 October
13h30
Amphitheatre

Sunday 22 October with Michael Pedersen
10h30
Poplar Forest

Sunday 22 October with Michael Pedersen
12h30
Amphitheatre
Madala Kunene
Madala Kunene/
King of Zulu Guitar

Baba Madala Kunene the “King of Zulu Guitar” has shared the stages many times with Mazisi Kunene, accompanying his booming baritone with melodies as striking as Professor Kunene’s words.

Saturday 21 October
10h30
Amphitheatre
Zosukuma Kunene
Zosukuma Kunene/
Young Nations

Zosukuma Kunene aka Young Nations is a world-traveled hip hop artist who captures the imagination with innovative word play and thought-provoking rap lyrics.

Saturday 21 October
17h00
West Lawn
Shotgun Tori
Shotgun Tori/
Songs from Leonard Cohen

The folk starlet performs her selection from the world’s iconic poet and songwriter.

Saturday 21 October
15h00
Amphitheatre
Tidal Waves
Tidal Waves/
Songs from Bob Marley

The roots reggae outfit pay homage to activist, humanitarian, poet and reggae legend.

Sunday 22 October
16h00
Amphitheatre
The Urban Village
The Urban Village/
Songs from Miriam Makeba

Homage to ground-breaking singer, actor, United Nations goodwill ambassador and human rights activist.

Sunday 22 October
11h00
Amphitheatre
Chris Chameleon
Chris Chameleon/
Poems by Ingrid Jonker

The effervescent Chris Chameleon presents his compositions of Ingrid Jonker poems.

Sunday 22 October
14h00
Amphitheatre

Talks

Taiye Selasi I Am An Afropolitan

Taiye Selasi explores what it means to be Afropolitan with fellow Afrikan Bongani Modondo

Saturday 21 October
15h30
Poplar Forest
Tutu Fellow: Robin Perks Positive views from the Arch…Forgiveness

Talking to Archbishop Tutu’s central theme of Forgiveness

Saturday 21 October
11h00
East Lawn
Tutu Fellow: Rori Tshablala Positive views from the Arch…Hope

Talking to Archbishop Tutu’s central theme of Hope

Saturday 21 October
11h30
East Lawn
Tutu Fellow: Swaady Martin Positive views from the Arch…Joy

Talking to Archbishop Tutu’s central theme of Joy

Sunday 21 October
11h30
East Lawn
Tutu Fellow: Rachel Nyaradzo Adams Positive views from the Arch…Goodness

Talking to Archbishop Tutu’s central theme of Goodness

Sunday 21 October
12h00
East Lawn
John Trengove On the making of Inxeba (The Wound)

Challenging opinion through film. The film director introduces the Sundance phenomenon.

Saturday 21 October
17h00
Main Lawn
Mmabatho Kau Screenwriting for non-screenwriters

Fundamentals of screenwriting for non-screenwriters.

Sunday 22 October
16h00
Poplar Forest
Alice Edy Revelation from Obscurity

About Alice’s conversion from literary student to artist and her epiphany on confronting the druid, Willem Boshoff.

Saturday 21 October
12h30
Residency Studio

Outdoor Sculpture

Willem Boshoff Solo outdoor sculpture installations by the legendary text artist & his guests:

Prof.Raimi Gbadamosi /
Gordon Froud /
Richard Forbes /
Ruann Coleman /
Stephan Erasmus /
Alice Edy /
Susan Woolf /


Info
NIROX Artist in Residence for WORDS 2017

"Willem is woven in the fabric of the NIROX residency program. He was our first resident in 2006 and has returned regularly to extend his interests and build on the ideas that he has fostered here. His presence is a huge pleasure for everyone at NIROX. Even more so this year, with his exuberance and endless thoughts…and the promise of his new work in the park."
NIROX Foundation Trust

Recipient of the Villa Extraordinary Award for Sculpture: 2017/18

"Willem Boshoff is amongst South Africa’s leading conceptual artists, with a practice ranging through performance, video, text and sound, but inherently steeped in a three dimensional view – using found objects and natural materials, over which he asserts a vast ‘Druidic’ knowledge and technical mastery."
Claire & Edoardo Villa Will Trust

Willem Boshoff – Introduction

‘As a conceptual artist, Willem Boshoff’s work is about communicating ideas. His practice as an artist involves the roles of activist, anarchist and druid. He likes to challenge our thinking and to make us aware of the interconnectedness of all things.’ ‘As activist and anarchist his protest works speak to local histories as much as global instances of injustice and greed - distaste for US cultural imperialism and the more negative aspects of global culture.’ ‘The role of Druid, says the artist, really started with the dictionaries. And with his affinity to trees, from childhood. He has always felt close to them and studied them.’
Helene Smuts 2017

Willem Boshoff

Performance

Indian Kathakali
Arjun Raina Wordless Shakespeare

A performance of Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ in the ancient Indian tradition of Kathakali – gesture without words, in collaboration with Wits University departments of Drama and English literature, led by the Mellon Chair in Indian Studies.

Saturday 21 October
12h30
Amphitheatre
Zosukuma Kunene, Lamakhosi Kunene, Madala Kunene and Arjun Raina Emperor Shaka the Great by Mazisi Kunene reinterpreted

A collaborative reinterpretation with words, gesture & music, of The Prophecy & Dirge of the Palm Race, excerpts from Mazisi Kunene’s epic poem Emperor Shaka the Great.

Sunday 22 October
15h00
Amphitheatre
Shaka the Great
Zosukuma Kunene & Madala Kunene Emperor Shaka the Great by Mazisi Kunene

Premier South African performance of original stage adaptation of Justice Revealed, an excerpt from Mazisi Kunene’s epic poem Emperor Shaka the Great, developed and performed internationally including Poetry Africa and Mandela Day, Los Angeles.

Saturday 21 October
16h00
Amphitheatre
Lamakhosi Kunene & Madala Kunene Emperor Shaka the Great by Mazisi Kunene

In the footsteps of her father, activist and imagineer Lamakhosi gives new life to Dirge of the Palm Race, an excerpt from Mazisi Kunene’s epic poem Emperor Shaka the Great.

Saturday 21 October
10h30
Amphitheatre
Jessica Mbangeni & Madala Kunene Emperor Shaka the Great by Mazisi Kunene

Poet, dancer & singer Jessica Mbangeni performs Dirge of the Palm Race, an excerpt from Mazisi Kunene’s epic poem Emperor Shaka the Great, in its original isiZulu.

Saturday 21 October 11h30 Amphitheatre

In Other Words

Breathwork Sessions
Dr. Ela Manga Words as breath of life

Two one-hour group breathwork sessions inspired by the power of words, with Dr. Ela Manga. Ela will be present throughout the day to talk about breathwork and arrange private sessions.

Saturday 21 October
15h30
East Lawn/Island
1-hour group session
R250 ex VAT per person
tickets here
Sunday 22 October
15h30
East Lawn/Island
1-hour group session
R250 ex VAT per person
tickets here
Naad Yoga
Kundalini Yoga with Africa Rising The Power of Naad Yoga

The Shabd Guru is not just any sound. It is not just a wise sound, or a song of truth. It is a sound that cuts away the ego which obstructs the truth from you. Experience Naad yoga - co-mingling Kundalini yoga and chanting. Ethereal musical accompaniment courtesy of The Urban Village.

Saturday 21 October
10h00
East Lawn/Island
1-hour group session (including 20-minute taster)
R120 ex VAT per person
tickets here
Sunday 21 October
10h00
East Lawn/Island
1-hour group session (including 20-minute taster)
R120 ex VAT per person
tickets here
healing writing
Natasha Fracchiolla Healing writing workshop

A two-hour writing workshop, inspired and shaped by words - writing, reading, breathing and living them. Ignite your soul song along a journey of literary landscapes at the Write of Passage Pen Sessions. A melting pot of words, from soul to page - penned by you, facilitated by Room 206. Learn how to unblock your creative energy and let go through a tailored workshop, designed to inspire your writing, heal your stuckness and feed your originality. Limited space. Book today. More info at www.writeofpassage.co.za

Saturday 21 October
15h30
East Lawn/Island
2-hour group session
R410 ex VAT per person
tickets here
Sunday 22 October
15h00
East Lawn/Island
2-hour group session
R410 ex VAT per person
tickets here
Bhakti Marga
Swami Vishwaparanthapananda Love as the seed, the tree and the fruit

Through his jovial, yet profound manner Swami Vishwaparanthapananda shares his wisdom with all who wish to grow the awareness of joy, love and peace within themselves.

Saturday 21 October 17h00
Island

Sunday 22 October
10h30
East Lawn

Sunday 22 October
16h00
East Lawn
Encouraging Ecority
Permaculture PlantNation

Based on Ecology, Permaculture and The Rise of Africa, PlantNation will be discussing their quest to educate and grow a new age of African farmers towards a more sustainable lifestyle within South Africa. Presented by David Jaffe and Saul Joshua Abelson.

Saturday 21 October
15h30
East Lawn
Apothecary
Ayleen’s Apothecary Organic herbal remedies

Wise women understand the multiple inter-connections in the web of life, passed on from generation to generation - oracles, for reverence and use of plants and herbs.

poetry

Michael Pedersen Oyster: A Recital

The celebrated Scottish poet comes to the highveld. “Michael’s poems are so physical you can almost touch the images in them. Fabulously sensual and alive. I adore poetry like this” - Stephen Fry

Saturday 21 October
12h00
West Lawn

Sunday 22 October with Scott Hutchison
10h30
Poplar Forest

Sunday 22 October with Scott Hutchison
12h30
Amphitheatre
NIROX resident poet & 2015/2016 Sol Plaatje Award winner: Athol Williams hosts poetry sessions with:
Toni Stuart and Lebo Mashile
Be the Change

A mix of poetry and discussion exploring how poetry can change our world

Saturday 21 October
11h00
West Lawn
Bibi Slippers and Koleka Patuma
A Better World

A mix of poetry and discussion on how, with words, we can make the world a better place.

Sunday 22 October
11h30
West Lawn
The Sol Plaatje Award 2018 Celebrating the winner

Keeping visible the voices of South African poets in the country’s landscape of published works, the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award announces the winners for 2018.

Saturday 21 October
14h30
West Lawn
Athol Williams poetry reading

Poet-in-residence and Sol Plaatje Winner 2015/2016 Athol Williams, and friends.

Sunday 22 October
15h00
West Lawn
Poetry for sundowners Bibi Slippers, Toni Stuart, Koleka Patuma, Athol Williams and Lebo Mashile

Watch the sunset with the forest at your back – poetry performances and readings

Saturday 21 October
16h00
West Lawn
The Poet Tree spoken poetry, by Room 206

Bring your words to the tree. Join the open mic spoken poetry sessions, by Room 206. A two hour tango of words - for poets, by poets. All poetry welcome. Performers may select Original or Authored Poems of choice. Come speak. Come watch. Come be inspired by the ones that breathe air into their pens. Free Entry. Pre-registration essential. Email us to register your performance: courtney@room206.co.za

Saturday 21 October
10h00
West Lawn

Saturday 21 October
17h30
West Lawn

Sunday 22 October
10h30
West Lawn

Sunday 22 October
15h30
West Lawn
Willem Boshoff

artbooks &
INDOOR SCULPTURE

Willem Boshoff -
Prof. Raimi Gbadamosi,
Hector Hernandez,
Gordon Froud,
Richard Forbes,
Ruann Coleman,
Stephan Erasmus,
Alice Edy,
Allen Laing,
Neil Nieuwoudt & David Brits
indoor sculpture & artbook exhibition
Info

Indoor works, including a contemporary take on the ‘book’ as art object and the ‘art object’ as book.

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 October
10h00 - 17h00
Residency Main Studio, Sculpture Studio, Music Room and Coolroom Studio

Artist Bookshelves

Gordon Froud/
Stephan Erasmus/
Shany van den Berg/
Rian Malan & David Krynauw/

book
central

Book Launches
Mazisi Kunene Emperor Shaka the Great (isiZulu)

Originally published in 1979, the launch celebrates the first isiZulu edition of Prof. Mazisi Kunene’s epic poem: Emperor Shaka the Great.

Roger Ballen Ballenesque

Roger Ballen is one of the most important and original art photographers working today. Best known for his probing, often challenging images that exist in a space between painting, drawing, installation and photography, yet until now, no comprehensive retrospective on this highly regarded artist has been released.

Based on an entirely new appraisal of Ballen’s archive, one that looks beyond his monographic projects for the first time, Ballenesque takes the reader on a visual, chronological tour of the photographer’s entire oeuvre, including both the iconic images and previously unpublished works. At the heart of the book is Ballen’s own exploration of his style – of those particular qualities that make his work so compellingly his own.

Recent Releases and signings
Nelson Mandela & Mandla Langa Dare Not Linger

Nelson Mandela’s unfinished sequel, completed by Mandla Langa

Authors at WORDS will be available for book signings.
Self-publishing
Walter Thornhill Eye of the Child

Springbok cyclist’s inspirational, engaging memoir of endeavour – surviving a bewildering childhood.

Swaady Martin Malaika and the Angel

Introducing Malaika, a normal young girl, slightly shy, sometimes mischievous, but with one difference: she’s open to the reality of the spiritual world. When Rafiki, her guardian angel, makes its presence known, she is bursting with questions about Rafiki's life. What follows is a memorable trip with Rafiki, where Malaika is introduced to new experiences that will change her life forever.

Stephan Erasmus A journey through self-publishing with Stephan Erasmus & Co.
Jeff Fisher Words on Paper

Reflections of an incurable collector: Jeff Fisher‘s passion for more than half a century has been for collecting handwritten, original letters, antique documents, manuscripts, old share certificates, fire insurance policies, photographs and maps.
The writers of these words on paper include kings and queens, presidents and prime ministers, admirals and generals, actors and authors, judges and prisoners, philosophers, statesmen, explorers, scientists, and sportsmen. Some were famous, some infamous, some important, others less so. Many you will know much about already – names that resonate through history like Eisenhower, Wellington, Napoleon, Kennedy, Mandela, Shackleton, Scott. And the links a collector is able to make in discovering connections, tracking down information, teasing out clues and pulling seemingly obscure threads together make this an engaging journey for readers.

Book Dealers
Bridge Books
Fourthwall Books
Bookdealers
Bookclub
Steven & Kate Sidley and friends A Bookclub Brunch

Steven and Kate Sidley and friends host a not-to-be-missed bookclub brunch full of books, bubbly and treats from Louise Gelderblom’s new book - Eat Your Words. Special guests include Jenny Crwys Williams and Louise Gelderblom.

Saturday 21 October
15h30
Residency Garden

R220 ex VAT per head - including Martini Prosecco.
Bookings essential.
tickets here

words for children

Dr Gcina Mhlophe Magical stories for kids

The Queen of Storytelling will wow you with stories in many South African languages

Saturday 21 October
11h30
Arboretum
Sunday 22 October
11h30
Arboretum
Sunday 22 October
13h30
Arboretum
Swaady Martin Malaika and the Angel

Introducing Malaika, a normal young girl, slightly shy, sometimes mischievous, but with one difference: she’s open to the reality of the spiritual world. When Rafiki, her guardian angel, makes its presence known, she is bursting with questions about Rafiki's life. What follows is a memorable trip with Rafiki, where Malaika is introduced to new experiences that will change her life forever.

Saturday 21 October
10h30
Arboretum
Saturday 21 October
12h30
Arboretum
Saturday 21 October
14h30
Arboretum
Saturday 21 October
16h00
Arboretum
Sunday 22 October
10h30
Arboretum
Sunday 22 October
12h30
Arboretum
Sunday 22 October
14h30
Arboretum
Sunday 22 October
16h00
Arboretum
Refiloe Moahloli Hello

This delightful story of rhyming verse, accompanied by charming illustrations, is a must for all young South African children. And if parents/grandparents/carers aren’t sure how to pronounce ‘hello’ in all 11 official languages, there is a CD of the text, narrated by the author herself, to guide with authentic pronunciation.

Saturday 21 October
13h30
Arboretum

film

Screening
Inxeba (The Wound)

Outdoor screening of Inxeba, with preceding talk by director John Trengrove.

Saturday 21 October
19h00
Main Lawn
Talks
John Trengrove On the making of Inxeba (The Wound)

Challenging opinion through film. The film director introduces the Sundance phenomenon.

Saturday 21 October
17h00
Main Lawn
Mmabatho Kau Screenwriting for non-screenwriters

Fundamentals of screenwriting for non-screenwriters.

Sunday 22 October
16h00
Poplar Forest
In Conversation
Fred Strydom, SJ Naudé & Bongani Madondo Stories on Screen

‘If it can be written or thought, it can be filmed’ - Stanley Kubrick. Screenwriter and author’s talk about manipulating words from the page to the screen.

eating &
Drinking

Pop-up Restaurants
Leafy Greens Café Food & Book fusion with Jane Griffiths & Antonia de Luca

Join Organic goddesses Jane Griffiths and Antonia De Luca of Leafy Greens as they serve up a vegan feast, and chat books, organic gardening and new recipes.

Sunday 22 October
13h00
Poplar Forest

R375 plus VAT per head.
Booking essential.
tickets here

Saturday Buffet
12h00 and 14h00 sittings.
tickets here
Joburg Culinary Brunch with Steven & Kate Sidley and friends A Bookclub Brunch

Steven and Kate Sidley and friends host a not-to-be-missed bookclub brunch full of books, bubbly and treats from Louise Gelderblom’s new book - Eat Your Words. Special guests include Jenny Crwys Williams and Louise Gelderblom.

Saturday 21 October
15h30
Residency Garden

R220 ex VAT per head - including Martini Prosecco.
Bookings essential.
tickets here
The Tradition Food & Book fusion with Anna Trapido, Mpho Tshukudu & Hope Malau

Join The Tradition for authentic South African fare whilst Anna Trapido talks to Mpho Tshukudu and Hope Malau about how food shapes identity.

Saturday 21 October
13h00
West Lawn

R195 plus VAT per head.
Booking essential.
tickets here
Slowfood in the Pavilion Hosting special guests of WORDS partners and sponsors and xlimited a la carte bookings

Food on the Move at The Pavilion presents A SlowFood meal. Celebrating everything that is good, clean, and fair this spring, Food on the Move will offer various meals during the WORDS Festival that highlights seasonal produce.
Guest are encouraged to book in advance for the limited offerings

Epicurean Emporium: Gourmet food merchants
Che Argentine Grill
Tutto Spanish paella
Soul Souvlaki Greek-style cuisine
Leafy Greens Café Valhalla of veganism
Li Kitchen Chinese cuisine
Al Lado Spanish tapas
Dig Inn Kasi homestyle cooking
Jozi Smokehouse American style meats
Sizzling Fig cheese & charcuterie boards
The Wing Republic Wings & ribs
The Sushi Bus Freshly-prepared
The Oyster Lady West Coast delicacies
Knickerbocker home-made ice-cream
Joburg Culinary & Pastry School delicious desserts
Tipple & Virgin
Bernie’s Bar champagne, cocktails, craft beers & more
Bombay Sapphire botanical G&T bar
Martini Prosecco from Italy’s Veneto region
Seed Press 100% cold-pressed juice
Holden Manz Wines Franschhoek vineyards
Yswara precious African teas
Full of Beans coffee tuk-tuks
Go Coffee additional coffees
Happy Coconuts rum optional

Tickets

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Contact

info@niroxwords.com

WORDS Literary Manager: Batya Bricker
batya@batyabricker.co.za

Events & Concert Manager: Lloyd-Anthony Smith
lloyd@niroxarts.com

General managers: Stephan & Tammy du Toit
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