Grande Provence's Spring Picnic Concert is being held in support of local artists, and will feature award-winning electric cellist, Carol Thorns in The Blossom dress. Picture: Supplied
Grande Provence's Spring Picnic Concert is being held in support of local artists, and will feature award-winning electric cellist, Carol Thorns in The Blossom dress. Picture: Supplied

Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate welcomes Spring with a relaxing picnic concert

By Supplied Time of article published Sep 8, 2021

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CAPE TOWN – Grande Provence is hosting an exciting Spring picnic concert to help the local hospitality and tourism sector which has undeniably been one of the hardest-hit by Covid-19.

Grande Provence Wine Estate is nestled in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in the Western Cape, with lush vines spread across 47 acres, carrying the estate’s 325-year history with dignity.

Despite the monumental impacts on the hospitality and tourism industry due to Covid-19, and the continuous disruptions of normal business operations – in the form of ongoing curfews, travelling restrictions and alcohol bans – Grande Provence continued to look for new innovative ways to improve guest experiences and gain local support.

One of these innovations is a Spring Picnic Concert set to take place on September 19, 2021 at around midday.

Guests are encouraged to bring friends and family to join Grande Provence for the Spring Picnic Concert, which is in support of local artists. It will also feature award-winning electric cellist, Carol Thorns in The Blossom dress, with guest artists Zami Mdingi and Judy Brown of CODA Africa.

Guests will also have the option to add on a picnic lunch or book an a la carte lunch at the restaurant.

  • Concert tickets: R250 per person
  • Concert and Picnic lunch: R550 per person
Grande Provence's Spring Picnic Concert is being held in support of local artists, and will feature award-winning electric cellist, Carol Thorns in The Blossom dress.

Another event that guests will be able to attend on October 10, 2021 is storytelling by Rob Catskie, “An African Odyssey – A romp through the last 200 years”.

“Storytelling may seem like an old-fashioned tool, today – and it is. That’s exactly what makes it so powerful. Life happens in the narratives we tell one another.

“A story can go where quantitative analysis is denied admission: our hearts,” the estate said.

“Data can persuade people, but it does not inspire them to act. To do that, you need to wrap your vision in a story that fires the imagination and stirs the soul.

“When you want to motivate, persuade, or be remembered, start with a story of human struggle and eventual triumph. It will capture people’s hearts – by first attracting their brains,” the estate said.

Tickets for the presentation are R150 per person for people interested in attending.

Guests are encouraged to contact [email protected] to book their space.

Storytelling by Rob Catskie, “An African Odyssey – A romp through the last 200 years”.

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