SA’s World Class Mixologist Crowned
Brent Perremore has been selected to compete in the WORLD CLASS Global Final, 2014
from left to right:
Assaf Yechiel, Tim Philips, Jeff Lopes, Brent Perremore, Sevent Saunders, Haroon haffajee, Simphiwe Ngcobo & Nick Koumbarakis
Brent Perremore of Orphanage Cocktail Emporium in Cape Town was crowned South Africa’s best mixologist recently after a mix-off against six competitors at the WORLD CLASS National Final, held at the World Class Mansion at Cape Town’s Marly Hotel.
Runners-up were Haroon Haffajee from Harry’s Cocktail Bar in Durban, and wild-card entrant Marson Strydom from Buena Vista Social Café, R44, Cape Town.
Now in its sixth year, the DIAGEO RESERVE WORLD CLASS GLOBAL FINAL is the industry’s most respected and prestigious mixology competition, wherein over 50 of the world’s best bartenderscompete in a series of innovative challenges in a bid to be crowned the World’s Best Bartender.
This year’s WORLD CLASS™ Global Final, which takes place in Scotland and London from 28th July – 1st August, promises to be the most impressive yet, with the creation of WORLD CLASS™ LIVE, including the takeover of an iconic London landmark and presenting the contenders with literary-inspired cocktail challenges.
“Winning the opportunity to compete in the Global Final is a great honour. WORLD CLASS is about elevating the standard of mixology across the world, and I am very excited to represent South Africa in London and Scotland,” says Brent Perremore.
His performance was judged best at the National Finals by a panel of esteemed judges, including 2012’s WORLD CLASS Champion, Tim D Philips and celebrity Chef Pete Goffe-Wood, who ranked him in the top spot over the four timed challenges.
Art Event For Durban
7 – 11 July 2014
Opening on Monday, 7 July at 6:30p.m. and voting opens.
Prizegiving and Exhange: Friday, 11 July at 6:30p.m.
There will be car guards duty.
d’Urban d’Art Exchange and artSPACE durban Artists Choice Award 2014 –Theme: “Window(s)”
Join us at artSPACE durban for the third of our exciting art exchange exhibitions. This is an artist-orientated event; we have fun and pay tribute to ourselves as artists. With most awards, the decision is made by a panel of judges and often strangely influenced and rather baffling.
With our Artists’ Choice Award, only the participating artists have a vote for the best work on show. We believe this gives a respectful ear to you, our artists, so your voice and choice can be heard.
To add another layer to the prizes, this year we will have a Jury award prize.
We wonder, will it be the same work that wins both top prizes?
The prizes on offer, besides the winners of the Artist’s Choice Award and the Jury Award, will be Lucky Draws of R750 and R 250, and once again numerous lucky draw prizes. As in years past, we have gift vouchers from Classic Canvas, Spectrum, Village Hardware and Canvas Direct.
The KZN Science Centre at Gateway is on the move.
They will be moving from their Gateway venue from July 14. However they will not be closing down. They will still be busy with various outreach programmes around the province.
They will be relocating to new premises in the near future.
For more details on the KZN Science Centre and their educational projects email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 031-566-8040
And a GoodSundae it was!
One of SA’s highly anticipated annual events, the Durban July weekend, saw thousands of revelers descending upon the Zulu Kingdom for a weekend of minimal sleep and maximum fun – with AXE and GoodSundae providing the hottest event to keep the Durban chill away.
AXE, in collaboration withGoodSundae, created an unforgettable event experience that took place on Sunday, 6 July at People’s Park East, Moses Mabhida Stadium. Over 4,500 partygoers came to GoodSundae in anticipation of explosive performances from the headline acts, which included Zola, DreamTeam, K.O., MAGGZ, Kid X and Ma-E.
“The turnout was incredible and the energy was truly exhilarating. We are so proud to be associated with an event that was so slick and brought so many people together. The artists who performed brought their A-game to the stage and it was great to see the joy that music brings to our audience,” says Sphe Mjadu, Public Relations Manager for Personal Care brands at Unilever.
GoodSundae’s Sibs Jali adds, “This event was a reminder of why we do what we do. It wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible support we’ve received from AXE and every single person who comes to our events. What we have lined up for the rest of the year will elevate the GoodSundae experience even more.”
The Durban July Weekend may be over, but the GoodSundae experience will continue to feature in conversations for a long time still.
For updates on upcoming events, follow @GoodSundae and @AXE_SA on Twitter. To view pics from the events, visit the GoodSundae South Africa on Facebook.