South African in Diaspora: Roundup of Upcoming South African Events in the UK

Portsmouth Braai Day

Portsmouth Braai Day

A few more braais going on in the UK this month, plus a high tea for the ladies, a choral performance, and finally a festival.

1. Portsmouth Braai Day – Portsmouth

Portsmouth Braai Day

When: Saturday 6th August – 11:00am

Where: Paulsgrove Social Club, Marsden Rd, Portsmouth PO6 4JB

What: The perfect location to host some beer, drinks and market stalls. With kids activities available all day, live music and Premier Inn accommodation available for those further out; it’s a good opt in for a Saturday. Head to the Facebook page to show interest and get your £5 ticket which gets you free boerewors rolls. Braai packs and treats will be available.

More info: Facebook Event Page, Tickets

2. Surrey and Sussex SAFFA Day – Petworth

Surrey & Sussex SAFFA Day

When: Saturday 6th August – 11:00am

1. Portsmouth Braai Day – Portsmouth

Portsmouth Braai Day

When: Saturday 6th August – 11:00am

Where: Paulsgrove Social Club, Marsden Rd, Portsmouth PO6 4JB

What: The perfect location to host some beer, drinks and market stalls. With kids activities available all day, live music and Premier Inn accommodation available for those further out; it’s a good opt in for a Saturday. Head to the Facebook page to show interest and get your £5 ticket which gets you free boerewors rolls. Braai packs and treats will be available.

More info: Facebook Event Page, Tickets

2. Surrey and Sussex SAFFA Day – Petworth

Surrey & Sussex SAFFA Day

When: Saturday 6th August – 11:00am

Where: The Purple Pepper Catering Company The Green, GU28 9ET Petworth

What: Time to dig into a boeri roll, swig back a savannah and reminisce with some fellow South Africans. Tickets are £10.50 per person and include a hot food option, salad and a dessert – all of course, typically South African. Tickets are going quickly and a limited number will be available on the day – so get clicking on the links below!

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More info: Facebook Events Page, Purple Pepper Facebook Page, Tickets

3. Saffa Ladies high Tea – London

Saffa Ladies High Tea - London

When: Saturday 6th August – Time is up to you!

Where: Victoria, Central London,SW1V 1QA London

What: Ladies – its time to take advantage of the £24 deal for an afternoon tea for two with a glass of bubbly each. With delicious treats and infusions, its an easy excuse to natter away on a Saturday.

More info: Groupon deal, Saffa Ladies Facebook Group

4. LIV Choir UK Tour 2016 – Devon, Sheffield, Scotland, London and More

LIV ... the Journey

When: Saturday 6th August – Sunday 4th September

Where: Various venues – See their itinerary in the link under ‘more info’ below

What: There is still time to catch the LIV Village choir in the UK as the children are performing around the country until 4th September 2016 including Devon, Sheffield, Scotland, Shepton Mallet, Southampton, Eastbourn and Watford with a full concert and banquet on 1st  September at South Africa House.

This production tells the story of LIV, performed by the children through dancing and singing. These children tell a very positive story of being rescued, how their lives are being restored, how they are being raised up and will be released as stars – a story of hope in South Africa, that is desperately needed.

More info: LIV – The Journey

5. SA Intercessors Launch – London

When: Saturday 13th August – 1:00pm

Where: Revival House, 500 High Street, London E12 6QN

What: Celebrate, believe and join together in prayer for South Africa with guest speaker Pastor Boni, Zulu dancers and so much more.

More info: Contact: 07459772567

6. Zambezi Fest IV 2016 – Derby

Zambezi Fest IV - 2016

When: Thursday 18th August – Monday 22nd August

Where: Beechwood Park,Main Road, Elvaston, Thulston, Derby, DE72 3EQ

What: Brought to you by Big Ian and Little Ian Dixon of Sandawana who have been involved in running events in the Southern Hemisphere and the UK for several years; the Zambezi Fest is all about bringing people together for sheer and simple enjoyment, whilst raising money for worthwhile charities.

The event’s organization boasts “home grown” entertainment and just plain old good “Babwean” frivolity. For another year, Sandawana is supporting KAWFT (Kariba Animal Welfare Fund Trust) and there will be sealed buckets at various sites over the weekend for donations to the fund.

More info: Website / Tickets, Facebook Page

Where: The Purple Pepper Catering Company The Green, GU28 9ET Petworth

What: Time to dig into a boeri roll, swig back a savannah and reminisce with some fellow South Africans. Tickets are £10.50 per person and include a hot food option, salad and a dessert – all of course, typically South African. Tickets are going quickly and a limited number will be available on the day – so get clicking on the links below!

More info: Facebook Events Page, Purple Pepper Facebook Page, Tickets

3. Saffa Ladies high Tea – London

Saffa Ladies High Tea - London

When: Saturday 6th August – Time is up to you!

Where: Victoria, Central London,SW1V 1QA London

What: Ladies – its time to take advantage of the £24 deal for an afternoon tea for two with a glass of bubbly each. With delicious treats and infusions, its an easy excuse to natter away on a Saturday.

More info: Groupon deal, Saffa Ladies Facebook Group

4. LIV Choir UK Tour 2016 – Devon, Sheffield, Scotland, London and More

LIV ... the Journey

When: Saturday 6th August – Sunday 4th September

Where: Various venues – See their itinerary in the link under ‘more info’ below

What: There is still time to catch the LIV Village choir in the UK as the children are performing around the country until 4th September 2016 including Devon, Sheffield, Scotland, Shepton Mallet, Southampton, Eastbourn and Watford with a full concert and banquet on 1st  September at South Africa House.

This production tells the story of LIV, performed by the children through dancing and singing. These children tell a very positive story of being rescued, how their lives are being restored, how they are being raised up and will be released as stars – a story of hope in South Africa, that is desperately needed.

More info: LIV – The Journey

5. SA Intercessors Launch – London

When: Saturday 13th August – 1:00pm

Where: Revival House, 500 High Street, London E12 6QN

What: Celebrate, believe and join together in prayer for South Africa with guest speaker Pastor Boni, Zulu dancers and so much more.

More info: Contact: 07459772567

6. Zambezi Fest IV 2016 – Derby

Zambezi Fest IV - 2016

When: Thursday 18th August – Monday 22nd August

Where: Beechwood Park,Main Road, Elvaston, Thulston, Derby, DE72 3EQ

What: Brought to you by Big Ian and Little Ian Dixon of Sandawana who have been involved in running events in the Southern Hemisphere and the UK for several years; the Zambezi Fest is all about bringing people together for sheer and simple enjoyment, whilst raising money for worthwhile charities.

The event’s organization boasts “home grown” entertainment and just plain old good “Babwean” frivolity. For another year, Sandawana is supporting KAWFT (Kariba Animal Welfare Fund Trust) and there will be sealed buckets at various sites over the weekend for donations to the fund.

More info: Website / Tickets, Facebook Page

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