Vibrant heARTworks at the MTN FestivalMontecasino
Leading telecommunications provider MTN and Montecasino – South Africa’s number one entertainment destination – are hosting Jozi’s biggest festival until 14 October.
From live music concerts to thrilling casino gaming opportunities, several massive lifestyle events, magical children’s activities, fantastic food and the very best in comedy and theatre, the 45 days of larger-than-life fun that is the MTN Festival also includes the unique four-day heART IN THE PIAZZA open-air art and lifestyle exhibition from Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 September.
Featuring vibrant heARTworks by carefully selected artists in various mediums, including paintings, drawings, textiles, ceramics, photography, jewellery, furniture and a selection of gifts, heART IN THE PIAZZA, will leave art-loving MTN Festival visitors breathless.
“heART is not a thing, it’s a way; a way of celebrating all that is beautiful in the world,” says Johan Alberts, heART in the Piazza organiser and co-owner of ‘heART in the garden’. “heART in the Piazza deals in art that makes people content and actualized. We aim to improve quality of life through offering unique art pieces by some of South Africa’s best known and unknown talent to anyone looking for art with a lot of heART.”
Adding to the attraction of the exhibition, artists Louis van den Heever (on 13 September), Nicky Thompson (on 14 September), Marisa du Toit (as well as Nicky Thompson on 15 September) and Mia van Wyk (on 16 September) will be creating heARTworks live on the Piazza, while heART in the garden’s Johan Alberts himself will be putting a very special piece of his own up for auction – proceeds of which will be donated to charity. More proof that heART in the Piazza’s artists truly have heART.
Other featured heARTists include: Anna Mans, Anna-Carien Goosen @ Salt Creations, Anre Fourie, Babes in the Wood, Bezoo, Christy Tempies, Danie Schoeman, Deirdre Botha, Elsbeth Eksteen, Hardus Koekemoer, Jovan Bester, Kathy Barnard, Marguerite Gerber, Nicolette van der Westhuizen @ Mossie Crafts, Paul Hartzenberg, Retha Buitendach, Ronel Kellerman, Stefan Hofmeyr, Tiaan Alberts, Wilmarie Viljoen @ MIE Art & Crafts, Santie Coetzer, Eugene Jensen @ Full of love, Cherylee Powell, Johann Nortje, and Frankie van Straaten.
“Art with heart is destined to add value to lives; it combines the joy of empathy and the beauty of aesthetics and reaches beyond the expectations we have of art,” says Steve Howell, General Manager of Montecasino. “heART in the Piazza is an excellent addition to the all-encompassing MTN Festival at Montecasino and it reflects the overall ethos of creating memorable experiences that prevails throughout Montecasino.”
heART in the Piazza takes place from Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 September on the Montecasino Piazza and entry is free. Session times are 17:00 to 21:00 on 13 and 14 September, 10:00 to 21:00 on 15 September and 10:00 to 15:00 on 16 September.
heART in the Piazza is brought to you by heART in the Garden – www.heartinthegarden.co.za For more info on heART in the Piazza and all events happening as part of the MTN Festival, visit www.montecasino.co.za You can also join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/montecasino or follow us on Twitter @MontecasinoZA.
The MTN Festival at Montecasino – It’s Larger than Life!
THE MTN FESTIVAL: INFORMATION
1. DATES: 31 August to 14 October 2012
2. VENUE: Montecasino
3. PRICES: Per individual event. No cost for general Festival access.
4. BOOKINGS FOR INDIVIDUAL EVENTS:
- www.computicket.com or 0861 813 9000
5. WEBSITE: www.montecasino.co.za
6. SPONSORS: Joint partnership between Montecasino and MTN
- Go for Big and the Next Big Deal gaming promotions – 01 September to 14 October, Casino
- Defending the Caveman – Until 16 September, Pieter Toerien Theatre
- Montecasino Mega Movies – 31 August to 09 October, Montecasino Nu Metro (Tuesdays only)
- The SA Tattoo – 06 to 09 September, Outdoor Event Area
- Montecasino Mega Meals – 03 September to 11 October, at select participating tenants (Mondays to Thursdays only)
- Jonathan Butler Evolution – 07 to 09 September, Teatro at Montecasino
- heART in the Piazza – 13 to 16 September, Montecasino Piazza
- Johnny Clegg Live – 15 and 16 September, Teatro at Montecasino
- MTN Classic FM Soirees – 16 and 29 September, Montecasino Ballroom
- Kat & The Kings – from 21 September, Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino
- The Magical Kidsland at Montecasino – 22 and 23 September, Montecasino Piazza and Grassy Area
- Daniel Baron “It’s Time” Album Launch – 22 September, La Toscana at Montecasino
- Graeme Watkins Project and Daniel Baron Live – 24 September, MTN Festival Stage
- Taste of Joburg – 27 to 30 September, Montecasino Outdoor Event Area
- MTN Joyous Celebration – 29 and 30 September, Teatro at Montecasino
- ABSA Boktown (SA versus Australia) – 29 September, Montecasino Piazza
- Classic Movie Night – 05 October, free screening of E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial and Dirty Dancing, Montecasino Piazza
- ABSA Boktown (SA versus New Zealand) – 06 October, Montecasino Piazza
- Bafunny Bafunny – 08 to 14 October, Teatro at Montecasino
- Bierfest – 11 to 14 October, Outdoor Event Area
- PLUS the very best and biggest in gaming activity and promotions, children’s entertainment, movie screenings, food and beverage tastings and promotions, street theatre…. and more!
ABOUT THE MTN FESTIVAL
MTN, one of South Africa’s leading telecommunications providers, together with Montecasino, South Africa’s number one entertainment destination, joins forces to bring you Jozi’s biggest festival – the MTN Festival at Montecasino from 31 August to 14 October 2012. Previously the Ayoba Festival, this six week larger-than-life entertainment festival, now in its second year, brings together a plethora of entertainment for all ages, encapsulating Montecasino’s entertainment and lifestyle prowess and MTN’s originality and creativity.
The 2012 MTN Festival promises 45 days of endless thrilling entertainment options across every cobbled street of the magical Montecasino precinct. The list is almost endless, with a unique mix of theatre, comedy, lifestyle, music, sport, film, food and incredible gaming opportunities presenting a kaleidoscope of events, shows and performances, for the whole family to enjoy, and all in a safe, secure environment. Encompassing all things big, bold, bright and breath-taking, the fusion of unsurpassed entertainment and events tie in perfectly with Montecasino’s reputation of bringing the very best and biggest lifestyle events to Joburg. Montecasino is where legendary friendships and magical memories are made!
The concept behind the MTN Festival is to establish and grow an annual Johannesburg event that will become entrenched as a major annual attraction. MTN and Montecasino are committed to establishing the MTN Festival as a recognized and sought-after experience on the Jozi social calendar that appeals to local residents, the broader Gauteng public, as well as tourists and out-of-town visitors.
For further information visit www.montecasino.co.za join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Montecasino or follow us on Twitter @MontecasinoZA. Another Tsogo Sun Gaming Experience. Montecasino - We’ve Got It! Tsogo Sun supports the National Responsible Gambling Programme. Winners know when to stop. Only persons over 18 are permitted to gamble. National Problem Gambling Counselling toll-free helpline: 0800 006 008.
ABOUT THE MTN GROUP
Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: “MTN.” As of 30 April 2012, MTN recorded 170.5 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. Visit us at www.mtn.com and www.mtnfootball.com Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia.
The flagship property of gaming, hotel and leisure giant Tsogo Sun, Montecasino – South Africa’s number one entertainment destination – is ideally located in the heart of Fourways in Johannesburg. An award-winning ‘world at play’ where local and international pleasure-seekers and business travellers will find every possible entertainment and hospitality option, Montecasino boasts a broad range of unique and versatile, five-star corporate hospitality, conferencing and events venues and facilities, various entertainment options for all ages, a glittering casino, numerous retail shopping experiences, three distinctly different luxury Tsogo Sun hotels – including the palatial Palazzo, the fun and trendy SunSquare at Montecasino and the contemporary Venetian-style Southern Sun Montecasino – three theatres, including the award-winning Teatro at Montecasino, an outdoor Piazza and entertainment area, a wider variety of stylish restaurants, bars and supper clubs, numerous children’s entertainment options and luxury office park, all perfectly packaged to offer the very best in sophisticated entertainment options that deliver a unique and memorable experience.
Visitors to Montecasino are immediately captivated by the Tuscan theming and lively buzz that is so much a part of the experience across all four corners of this all-encompassing leisure precinct – an atmosphere that keeps them returning again and again. Add to this the ample parking and convenient location just off the main commuter routes – a few hundred metres from the off-ramps of major highways from Pretoria, the East Rand, the West Rand, O.R. Tambo International Airport and Lanseria International Airport – it is clear to see why Montecasino attracts in excess of 9.3 million visitors annually.
There are few properties that are as successful in providing hospitality and entertainment to the corporate and leisure market as the multi-award-winning Montecasino precinct. For more information go to www.montecasino.co.za join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/montecasino or follow us on Twitter at @MontecasinoZA. Another Tsogo Sun Gaming Experience. Montecasino - We’ve got it! Tsogo Sun Gaming supports the National Responsible Gambling Programme. Winners know when to stop. Only persons over the age of 18 are permitted to gamble. National Problem Gambling counselling toll-free helpline: 0800 006 008.
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