Date(s) - 29/12/2018
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Picnic on Fire to set the Taalmonument alight
Flaming hot Psychedelic Theatre to entertain and amaze guests yet again
A night of flames, fire and nature is the light at the end of the year tunnel when the Psychedelic Theatre performs at the Afrikaans Language Monument in Paarl on Saturday 29 December 2018. Add to this lovely summer weather and delicious picnics on the gentle grass of the Garden Theatre, and then it’s clear why the ‘Picnic on Fire’ show, their eleventh at the monument, is a calendar highlight.
The hour-long super popular show includes music, fire breathers, and dances with burning hula-hoops, palm candles and fire snakes. As usual, they will have the audience eating out of their hands with spectacular new dances and breath-taking twists.
Lanel van der Kolf, actor and founder of the Psychedelic Theatre, says that they look forward to receiving locals, tourists and holidaymakers at the Language Monument for an unforgettable evening of beautiful views, an amazing sunset, picnic and a fire dance experience. The Psychedelic Theatre presents performance spectacles that venture beyond the expectations of everyday human experience. A sensory stimulus is flipped around, turned inside out and splashed out on what becomes a tantalising performance canvas. Visual displays range from fire, physical theatre, mime, dance, interactive performances and light shows, all to the beat of original music. Get a taste of it by looking at their previous performances at the monument at https://www.facebook.com/afrikaansetaalmonument/videos/2104223876308787/
The gates open at 17:00 and the show starts at 20:00 as soon as the sun bids us farewell. Visitors are welcome to bring their own drinks (not glass) and picnic baskets, or order one in advance at Volksmond Coffee Shop (R300 for two people or R400 with a basket) on 021 863 2800. Volksmond will also be open for coffee and light refreshments as well as pizza. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Computicket or the Language Monument – R100 for adults and R50 for children under 13 years. No smoking and chairs are allowed in the Garden theatre. Bring a blanket or pillow and warm clothes. Visitors are encouraged to explore, and can access secure parking, outdoor games, a playground and an open-air poetry exhibition.
For further information about these and other events (such as the full moon and stargazing picnics), call 021 863 0543/4809 or visit www.taalmonument.co.za and www.facebook.com/afrikaansetaalmonument. The concerts this season include the Rieldans finals (8 December), Krismis met die Sterre (15 December), The Rockets (25 January 2019), ADAM, Early B & Irene-Louise van Wyk (16 February), Leah & Karin Kortje (23 February) as well as the Taalmonument Choir Festival (14 March).