event @ kalk bay books

Kalk Bay Books and PEN South Africa
invite you to an evening of rousing music, poetry and free speech to commemorate the International Day of the Imprisoned Writer.
Join master of ceremonies Ann Donald
as she hosts an event that will include the voices of
Roger Lucey, Rhoda Kadalie, Ingrid de Kok,
Jeremy Blackburn and Finuala Dowling

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launch @ kalk bay books

Kalk Bay Books is delighted to invite you to the launch of Tina Bester’s delicious new book, Tarts. We’ll sample some of Tina’s seasonal sweet and savoury wares, and she will share some of her baking secrets.

  When: Tuesday 8 October

Where: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Ba
      Time: 6 for 6.30pm

RSVP: email by no later than the 4th October

or by calling
021 788 2266

launch @ kalk bay books

                                                 Kalk Bay Books invites you                                            

Tuesday 27 August at 6 for 6.30pm

Panorama by  Pieter-Dirk Uys

This story about South Africa’s yesterday and today is inspired by Pieter-Dirk Uys’s internationally acclaimed play of the same name. In 1987, Sibi Makhale is allowed to visit her dying father in the maximum security prison of Robben Island. The daughter of banned parents, Sibi comes face to face with two suspicious and frightened school teachers resident on the island. It will prove to be a life-changing experience for all of them.

Over two decades later, Sibi returns to the Island – now a World Heritage Site – with her two born-free sons. It is an attempt at closure for her, an adventure for her boys and, for the reader, a remarkable journey back to the dark past.
Panorama celebrates the people, who through their shared passion for a beloved country, managed to communicate and even laugh with each other in spite of fear, guilt and prejudice.
When: Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Where: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
Time: 6 for 6.30pm


event @ kalk bay books

Kalk Bay Books & Jonathan Ball Publishers invite you to the launch of
Water Music
Margie Orford
John Maytham
will be in the interviewer’s seat.
Water Music
Margie Orford presents Water Music,
the fifth novel in her highly-acclaimed Clare Hart series, at Kalk Bay Books next week.
An unmissable event for what is sure to be an unputdownable book.
When an emaciated child is found on an icy Cape mountainside, profiler Dr Clare Hart is baffled that no one has reported her missing. Where does she come from, who does she belong to? To further complicate matters, a distraught man pleads with Clare to find his missing granddaughter, Rosa, a gifted but troubled young cellist who has abandoned her music scholarship.
In a race against time, Clare battles to unravel the two cases and locate the missing Rosa. As winter tightens its grip, she is confronted by chilling secrets in a context where criminals act with increasing impunity and the police can no longer be trusted.
Amidst the frenzy of the investigation, Clare must also bear a secret of her own.

When: Tuesday 30 July 2013
 Where: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
Time: 6.30 for 7pm – Please note starting time
RSVP: by 29 July to
Margie Orford at Kalk Bay Books  or 021 788 2266.

exhibition at the studio kalk bay

A joint exhibition by Marcelle Sprong and Joanne Merritt.

Standing on Fishes

“I feel closer to what language cannot reach with my senses, as with birds I climb into windy heaven, out of the oak and into the ponds broken off from the sky My feeling sinks as if standing on fishes” Rainier Maria Rilke.

‘Fragments” A whole lot of pieces that make up me”

Opening Thursday 25 July 2013 , Exhibition runs to Wednesday 7 August 2013

For more information email: marcellesprong@gmail.com

or call Marcelle on 074 113 7104

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Letter from Chand about the roadworks delay

Below, please find the latest news about the roadworks:


Dear Interested and Affected Party


As a consequence of various complaints , the project team would like to issue the following statement:


The project is an extremely difficult and complex project. It is not the contractor who determines the contract period but the client who is guided by the Consulting Engineers who use industry norms and their knowledge of the design detail to determine a reasonable contract period. The current contract has a specified construction period of 102 weeks, inclusive of non-working days (Sundays)  but exclusive of special non-working days. (Annual builders holidays and public holidays). The Contractual commencement date was 17th January 2011 and the original contractual completion date was 16th March 2013 however a total 34 days extension of time has been granted for legitimate delays not caused by the contractor, but by unforeseen circumstances, making the new completion date the 8th May 2013. The extension of time is made up  by, amongst other things, 10 days for the delay with the start of section H, 9 days attributed to the uncharted position and removal of two high voltage 66kv electricity cables and 6 days for the increased depth of the water main opposite the Olympia building.
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DATE:  Monday, 22th April 2013 

VENUE:  Holy Trinity Church Hall, Kalk Bay 

TIME:  17h30 – 19h00