TASTE THE TRADITION WEEKEND
22 - 25 September 2023
Celebrate the Heritage long weekend with us!
Join us for the ultimate food & wine festival in the beautiful Robertson countryside. Come and experience a variety of fabulous offerings, activities, tastings and hospitality hosted at all the various wine farms.
Sample honest, old-fashioned hospitality and interact with wine-makers in a relaxed atmosphere. Savour traditional cuisine with local ingredients and indulge in wine mixology and delightful pairings.
Unwind, satisfy your senses and rejuvenate your soul. Don't miss this unique and diverse opportunity to explore the Robertson Valley.
Events are small and intimate to ensure quality time.
Make your bookings directly with each host.
Don’t feel like driving?
We recommend you look into the Wine Valley Safari shuttle services. These shuttles will enable you to have a stress-free day whilst traveling to the various locations around the Robertson during the #TasteTradition Festival.
Shuttle operates from 9:30am to 5pm.
To book: 081 7400145
INTRODUCING - OLD RIGHTEOUS BLUES
A movie made in Robertson and about Robertson!
It’s a Romeo and Juliet story set in the Boland, a gripping drama about a community torn in two over an old feud, and a truly South African film that shines the spotlight on a national cultural treasure: the Western Cape Christmas Choirs. This is Old Righteous Blues, the must-see Silwerskerm Festival feature film, with a large and impressive cast that is set to have audiences around the world applauding.
Old Righteous Blues was filmed in beautiful Robertson and tells the story of Hantjie, an ambitious young man with a burning desire to become the drum major of his Christmas choir. Unfortunately, the choir’s rigid leaders who cling to the past, do not approve. To further complicate matters the love of Hantjie’s life, Risi, is the daughter of the leader of the hated opposition choir.
Ayden Croy delivers a captivating performance as Hantjie and Megan Saayman shines as his beloved Risi. Old Righeous Blues also stars up-and-coming stars like Joshwin Dyson and Stefan Erasmus. The cast is rounded out by formidable veteran actors such as Kevin Smith, Simon Bruinders, Euodia Sampson and Ivan Abrahams.
Old Righteous Blues is all the more special for the way it involved the people of Robertson – as extras, advisors or for behind-the-scenes assistance. It is not only a uniquely South African film; it’s also Robertson’s film.
Category: SPEELFILM / FEATURE FILM
Producer: Dumi Gumbi, Cati Weinek, Carol Shore
Production Company: Seashore Films
Executive producers: Nomsa Philiso, Waldimar Pelser, Nicola van Niekerk
Director: Muneera Sallies
Screenwriter: Carol Shore
Editor: Bruce Mclaren-Lyall
Cinematographer: William Collinson
Soundtrack/Original Score: Edward George King
Cast: Ayden Croy, Joshwin Dyson, Megan Saayman, Simon Bruinders, Kevin Smith, Stefan Erasmus, Euodia Sampson
THE 11TH SILVERSKERMFEES
Set for four days from 23 August in Camps Bay, the film festival organised by M-Net's Afrikaans channels division – and colloquially referred to as "Cannes in Cape Town" with a blue carpet rolled out at the Bay Hotel and Theatre on the Bay – is moving its awards show this year for the first time to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on 26 August.
The competing films included in the film division of this year's awards ceremony include five feature films, 14 short films and six documentaries which will all premiere during the film festival.
The feature films include Hans Steek die Rubicon Oor, Die Tragiese Saak van Pamina Vermaak, Fankie en Felipé, Blindelings and Old Righteous Blues.
THURS 17th AUG: 15H00 - ROBERTSON INFO OFFICE
Lynden Jafta / PAARL FM RADIO Live broadcast from the Robertson Info office, on the making of the film in Robertson with the people of Robertson.
WED 23 AUG: 19H15 - BAY HOTEL, CAMPS BAY
Red Carpet Premiere of the film at the MNET/KYKNET 2023 SILWERSKERMFEES, at the Bay Hotel in Camps Bay.
FRI 25 AUG: 20H00 - SCHOTSEKLOOF HALL, BOKAAP
Special free screening of the film at Schotsekloof Hall in the Bokaap/Robertson, Old Saint Blues invited to perform before the screening.
FRI 25TH AUG -
Press announcement of the nominations for awards.
SAT 26TH AUG: 16H00 - CTICC CAPE TOWN
Red carpet MNET/KYKNET 2023 SILWERSKERMFEES AWARDS ceremony.
SUN 27TH AUG: 15H00 - TOWN HALL, ROBERTSON
Special free screening of the film for Robertsonners in the City Hall.
SUN 27TH AUG: 20H00 - KYKNET CHANNEL 144
Full broadcast of the Silwerskerm Awards Ceremony on DSTV Channel 144