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Glamour (South Africa) - - Guide - Party on

Sea­sons of love The Tony award-win­ning mu­si­cal RENT re­turns to the stage at the Artscape Theatre Cen­tre, with great di­rec­tion by By­ron Bure. Love, loy­alty and loss are the big themes here, as seven young artists fight the odds to pur­sue their dreams. Take in this cel­e­bra­tion of friend­ship and cre­ativ­ity from 16-25 Fe­bru­ary. Tick­ets are R295 via com­puticket.com.

If you’re an elec­tronic dance mu­sic fan, Ul­tra SA is for you. As one of the world’s largest EDM fes­ti­vals, it boasts great stage de­signs, bril­liant pro­duc­tion value, awe­some mer­chan­dise and leg­endary DJ David Guetta and EDM heavy­weight Martin Gar­rix as this year’s head­line acts. It’s sure to be wild! At Cape Town Sta­dium on 24 Fe­bru­ary and Joburg’s Nas­rec Expo Cen­tre on 25 Fe­bru­ary. Tick­ets start at R750 and are avail­able via ul­tra­southafrica.com.

My mom gives me the strength to never give up on my dreams. Grow­ing up, she would stress that if you’re go­ing to do some­thing, do it right or don’t do it at all. That’s al­ways stuck with me.

Fran­cis Peter­son

My aun­tie Fran­cis is very strict, espe­cially when it comes to hav­ing a clean house. She in­sisted that ev­ery­thing should be spot­less by 10am if vis­i­tors were ar­riv­ing, and taught me that you must never go to bed with a dirty kitchen. Through her con­stant nag­ging, I be­came very do­mes­ti­cated and I am grate­ful for those lessons! My life part­ner has shown me that I mustn’t be scared to dream big. She mo­ti­vates me to man­age my life bet­ter, and has taught me that you have to make your­self happy and love your­self no mat­ter what, and to stay true to who you are and what you be­lieve in. With Mercedes, I’ve learnt to en­joy life – and all that comes with it. I con­tinue to live like this every day. Zen­neline al­ways set a good ex­am­ple to me, even when we were chil­dren. She en­cour­ages me to per­sist and never give up, what­ever the ob­sta­cles. When I worked with June in the theatre pro­duc­tion Die Rol­bal­speler, I was in­spired by what she has achieved as a coloured ac­tress in SA. Her per­se­ver­ance and ded­i­ca­tion to her craft made me want to work harder at be­com­ing a bril­liant ac­tor, and for that, I salute her. Jen­nie trained me as a theatre per­former at the Mag­net Theatre drama school in Cape Town. She al­ways told me to trust in my abil­i­ties, while si­mul­ta­ne­ously be­ing able to give con­struc­tive crit­i­cism, which helped me be­come a bet­ter ac­tor. Un­der her men­tor­ship, I be­came more dis­ci­plined and dili­gent, with a bet­ter work ethic. This, in turn, in­creased my con­fi­dence in my act­ing abil­i­ties, and now I re­ally love the work I do.

With its beach­front lo­ca­tion, mod­ern sur­rounds and whole­some meals, Vigour & Verve is per­fect for a morn­ing with the girls. Get the V&V omelette with bil­tong, Pep­padews, ched­dar and avo (R60), the Full House Break­fast Buf­fet (R160 p/per­son) or in­dulge in the deca­dent cakes on of­fer. Quaint, cosy and great for a cham­pagne brunch, Nice is a homely and invit­ing break­fast spot. The tasty Half and Half (a half bas­ket with one poached egg and mascarpone crum­pets; R69) is the ideal com­bi­na­tion of sweet and savoury, and their cake slices (from R35) are amaz­ing!

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