Heritage happenings at Groot Constantia

Groot Constantia’s duck pond is a popular attraction for visitors to the estate.

Artists, designers, poets, performers and writers are on the events programme at Groote Schuur this Heritage Month.

On Saturday September 17, writer, poet and storyteller of Khoisan ancestry, Dr Diana Ferrus, will be in the Groot Constantia Iziko Learning Centre, at 2pm. Her 1998 poem, I’ve come to take you home, about Sarah Baartman, is widely believed to be responsible for the return of Baartman‘s remains to South Africa in 2002.

On Saturday September 17 and 24 meet Cape Town Tourism penguin mascots Themba and Liefie. Thando, their mobile visitor information vehicle, will be spending the two days at the estate’s bus stop to hand out spot prizes.

On Saturday September 24, Sibondha n the Irry People Band will perform Afro and Latino rhythms in front of Groot Constantia Manor House between noon and 12.50pm, for free.

There will be live music and braai platters at Simon’s Restaurant.

The Iziko Education Department and Koena Art Institute will present “Dans Laat die Stof Staan” until Friday September 30, at 10am and 5pm, for free in the Groot Constantia Iziko Learning Centre. This visual and audio exhibit celebrates Rieldans, a dance that is rooted in San and Khoi traditions.

Work by artists Andries Dirks, Anthony Roach, Marlene Liebenberg and Terence Visagie will be exhibited.

For more information visit www.grootconstantia.co.za