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Good day Atterbury Newsletter Friends,

We hope you enjoyed a blessed Easter and a great holiday. For those returning from holidays, we wish you safe travel.

In April there is a choice of many new shows for you to enjoy:

6 April 2018 20h00 – Xolani Sithole – Glorius Dimension

The show is the gospel live dvd/cd recording For Xolani Sithole. Xolani is an award winning South African gospel artists he will be recording his 2nd album live. He will be featuring Jovita Sheppard from the US. It will be a night of Praise and Worship.

7 April 2018 9h00 & 11h00 – In die Land van Kammalielie (Children’s Theatre)

Music from the Ghoema and Tempo nominated CD for Best Children’s Album. Kammalielie Land has been struck by a huge thunder storm. This was caused by the enormous sneeze of the giant, Bambino. Fairies and gnomes have been blown away, even into Human Land. Will Klara, the fairy ever find her way back to Fairyland? Will someone in Human land help her find her way back to her best friend, Kielie, the gnome?

Come with Anna Davel to Kamalielie Land and help the lost fairy to find her way safely back to her little house and all her friends.

7 April 2018 19h00 – Lynnwood Ridge Primary School Music Festival

As the economy continues to decline and the state implemented cost containment measures, the availability of ICT equipment in government schools are more often either non-existent, insufficient or inefficient. This is exactly in the case of a government school in the east of Pretoria called Lynnwood Ridge Primary School. This project main purpose is to raise enough funds to upgrade the schools ICT equipment to be more reliable, efficient and effective that will ultimately assist these learners to “know more” and “achieve more”. Thus will the proceeds of the entire project be donated to this school who achieved above average results with minimal resources.

This music festival will showcase some of the most gifted artists of our time. These artists come with impeccable pedigree and were previous contestants on the well renowned South African Idols shows. The headliners for this high end concert will be Alton Zakay, Noma Khumalo, Loyiso Gijana, Keegan Martins, Rhema Varrie and Christo Daniels. The production will include the Lynnwood Ridge Primary School renowned steel band as opening act. This is to make the beneficiary of this project part of the event.

12 April 2018 19h00 – Chat ‘n Bietjie Jag met Radio Raps (Sold Out!)

Jonathan of Radio Raps will talk to a panel of professional hunters and Hancke Hudson, weapon expert and hunter with stories from the past 30 years, Albie Morkel, former cricketer, field guide and hunter and Dave Pepler environmentalist and TV producer. Come and share in an evening of hilarious hunt stories with Jonathan (Radio Raps) as host. Entertainment will also be provided by the artist Appel who will make you yearn for the bushveld while you are in stiches of laughter. Two hunting packages will be auctioned.

14 April 20h00 – Arno Carstens: The Chapters of Sound

Get up close and personal with South African’s very own platinum selling, award winning, singer-songwriter, Arno Carstens.

Arno’s performance includes the hits from his career as front man of The Springbok Nude Girls, many of the beloved and most celebrated songs from his career as an English solo artist and some popular cover tracks. Arno performs a bilingual set, and includes tracks from his brand new Afrikaans album “Die Aandblom 13”.

The first single from the album, Ontwaak, recently won Song of the Year at the Bok radio annual awards and the album won Best Alternative Album 2017 at the Ghoema awards. Die Aandblom 13 was also nominated for best Alternative album at the South African Music Awards, and won for Best Engineered album. The album is also nominated for 2 Tempo Awards.

Arno has released 12 albums; 5 as lead singer of Springbok Nude Girls, 1 as part of Electronica project Bhelltower and 6 as a solo artist. He has had over 20 top ten singles and won 5 SAMA Awards including Best Rock Album in 2004 for Another Universe and Best Adult Contemporary Album in 2006 for The Hello Goodbye Boys.

During his 20 year career, Arno has performed with U2, The Rolling Stones and REM; headlined every major South African music festival; and performed at some of the most legendary and exclusive international music festivals including Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, V Festival and Hard Rock Calling.

Don’t miss this explosive rock show.

15 April 2018 17h00 – Duet with Jannie Moolman & Kevin Leo

After a sold out show in February this popular show is back due to huge public demand. Jannie Moolman and Kevin Leo take a sentimental journey through decades and share with the audience the all-time favourites that touch the heart.

19 April 2018 20h00 – Bottomless Coffee Band

1 Bottomless Coffee Band is releasing their highly anticipated new album! BCB have become crowd favourites for melodic storytelling and electrifying, inspiring performances that reminds of the folk-rock legends of yesteryear.

Since releasing their first album, Lourens and Esté Rabé have toured extensively throughout South Africa, Europe and the UK, cultivating inspiration for their latest release.

Join the Cape Town-based Husband and Wife, Multi-Instrumental Duo for an evening that promises beautiful stories, thought-provoking messages and ultimately, brand new music

21 & 22 April 2018 20h00/17h00 – Monsieur Ibrahim en die Blomme with David Minnaar

David Minnaar plays all the characters exceptionally – Momo, Ibrahim, women of the street, his mother and father. By slightly turning his hand, raising or intensifying his tone of voice, these people stand before your mind’s eye. The Jewish Quarter in Paris, 1960. Momo is a troubled Jewish boy finds an unlikely friend in a Muslin shop owner, Monsieur Ebrahim. Momo’s hilarious but heart-breaking; story begins when he loses his virginity in a brothel at the age of 11. Ibrahim provides refuge for Momo, gives advice and gradually teaches the precocious child, that there is more to life than prostitution and stealing groceries.

When Momo’s father – a passive, aggressive lawyer who neglects his son – disappears and is found dead, Ibrahim adopts Momo. The two decide to embark on a tour through Europe to Monsieur Ibrahim’s place of birth, which brings them to the most important crossroad in their lives. As this comical and excellent story unfolds, it shows how the most important lessons about life and death are learnt when we least expect it.

28 April 2018 20h00 – Spoegwolf live at Atterbury Theatre

Spoegwolf is a band from the Paarl. With their though-provoking lyrics and rich sound, Spoegwolf have all the ingredients to make their music stand out from what is available in the current Afrikaans market. On 4 Feb they will bring a show hope and music to the Atterbury Theatre.

29 April 2018 18h00 – Johandre Potgieter

Johandre Potgieter has been called by God as an Evangelist and now travels extensively to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

He has a unique testimony and message that ministers to young and old. Johandre will be in Pretoria on Sunday the 29th of April at the Atterbury theater where he will be hosting an event called “Your New Beginning”. He believes that one encounter with Jesus can change your life and propel you into your new beginning in Christ Jesus.

Come early as seats are limited.

30 April 2018 20h00 – Backstreet’s back Tribute

Backstreet’s Back is a tribute show to Backstreet Boys, performed by Marno van der Merwe, Muller Brandt, Stephan van Huyssteen and Abel Knobel. The idea with this production is to have an international standard of music happening in South Africa on the Atterbury Theatre stage. The top hit songs of Backstreet Boys like “Larger than life”, “Everybody”, “As long as you love me”, “Incomplete” and many more will be performed and it will feel as if you’re listening to the real deal. Come listen to what South Africa has to offer, and brace yourself to be mind blown. See you when the curtain drops…..

After all the long weekends and holidays in April, May will be packed with excellent show. Book now as tickets are selling out. We look forward to: Pink Floyd Tribute, Karlien van Jaarsveld, Rocco de Villiers, Stef Bos, The Carpenters: Tribute, Nataniël Gesels ( Saturday morning 5 Mei), Swing City – first appearance at  Atterbury Theatre,  Steffie le Roux, Karin Hougaard  on visit from the from  U.S.A, Mathys Roets , Elvis Blue and many more.

Kind regards,