Living loud with Liezel: Make it about Women this weekend

Living loud with Liezel: Make it about Women this weekend
By Liezel van der Westhuizen

By Liezel van der Westhuizen

If you’re looking for something to do this Women’s Day weekend, there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained as we celebrate this significant day in The Mother City.
The Totalsports Ladies Races are held in celebration of National Women’s Day, with both runners and walkers given the choice of a 5km or 10km route.

Early Totalsports Ladies Race entries will receive an official race T-shirt and medals will be awarded to all finishers. Mothers with prams are welcome, while husbands, friends and family are encouraged to join in the fun and show support on route. The event takes place on August 9 Coetzenburg Stadium, Stellenbosch.

If culture and the arts is more your thing, celebrate Women’s Day with a free Sterling EQ concert at the V&A Waterfront. The award-winning pop group will take to the stage on Friday at 1pm.
The Big Bee Festival in Swellendam is another attraction to get buzzed about over the long weekend from Friday August 9 to Sunday August 11. Visitors will be able to experience the Canola fields in full bloom, as well as taste all manner of different and beautiful foods. There should be plenty to see and do, so enjoy the bands and beer, or compete in the Breede Bee Paddle, Bee Big 4×4, Bushwhack Outride and Berg Run. Make it a proper family style getaway.

The One&Only Cape Town will be celebrating women with customary flair. Indulge in the decadent sweet treats from their stone inspired Afternoon Tea buffet selection at Vista Bar & Lounge for R165 per person, or enjoy a mouth-watering three course set select lunch menu in Reuben’s for R225 per person.
A bevy of high profile celebrities are joining Artscape until August 10 to mark their 7th Women’s/Humanity Arts Festival at the Artscape Theatre Centre.

The festival is a real mixed bag of stage productions, music concerts, workshops and exhibitions that set out to not only celebrate Women’s Day, but also raise awareness on topical and humanitarian issues. Some of the big names include Evita Bezuidenhout, Nianell, Vicky Sampson, Black Byrd, Chaeli Mycroft, and Zanne Stapelberg. Top women authors such as Jeanne Els, Jacqueline Leuvennink, Karin Brynard and Wilna Adriaanse will also be part of the festival.