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Celebrity-stalking at the 2012 FLF

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04/03/2012 17:36:05

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The annual Franschhoek Literary Festival takes place from 11 – 13 May.

Between those dates, walking around Franschhoek might include bumping into faces that have been on billboards and magazine covers.

Many love him, and some not – but one thing is sure, radio and Idols personality Gareth Cliff has an opinion. In a session chaired by satirist Ndumiso Ngcobo, The Price of Fame, he joins Alexandra Fuller and Richard Mason in a candid chat about what it’s like to be recognised in public and the mixed blessing of persistent fans.

You’ll also find Gareth in Tweeting for Africa with equally celebrated Jonathan Jansen, and On Being Bolshy with fellow mavericks Denis Beckett and Martin Welz of Noseweek, chaired by multi-talented Marianne Thamm.

Alexandra and Richard can be spotted again in Bestsellers, while she talks about Letting the Cat out of the Bag with Hawks spokesman McIntosh Polela.

Pieter-Dirk Uys fans should focus on Pieter, not Evita with Marianne speaking to the man behind the characters we have grown to love, and his cabarets starring Tannie Evita’s wicked sister Bambi Kellermann, in a racy vamp of 1930’s Berlin.

To see one’s name in lights is the dream of many a theatre maker, and in Script to Stage illustrious director Janice Honeyman goes behind the scenes with Pieter-Dirk Uys in playwright mode with Mike van Graan and Craig Higginson.

The full programme of the 2012 Franschhoek Literary Festival is online at www.flf.co.za, with bookings open on www.webtickets.co.za.

About the Franschhoek Literary Festival

The aims of the Franschhoek Literary Festival are to promote mostly South African writing and reading at informal events in a village setting, to foster a vibrant culture of reading and to raise funds for community and school libraries in the Franschhoek valley.

About Porcupine Ridge

Porcupine Ridge wines from Boekenhoutskloof in Franschhoek are proud to be one of the associates of the Franschhoek Literary Festival. For more information visit www.boekenhoutskloof.co.za.

About the Sunday Times

The Sunday Times, founder of the prestigious Alan Paton Award for non-fiction and the more recent Sunday Times Fiction prize, will be launching its new Nal’ibali reading club initiative country-wide in May. Visit www.timeslive.co.za/sundaytimes.

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