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Show us what’s in your picnic basket and you could win 2 tickets to a secret picnic in the Winelands!

2014-10-09 14:55

Cape Town - Picture the summer breeze, beautiful vineyard greenery and the magnificent Constantiaberg forming part of the backdrop that invites you to enjoy an authentic French afternoon and evening with a South African twist.

Yes, the first annual frenchSUNSET picnic dinner is here and will be taking place on Saturday 8 November at a secret location (venue to be disclosed to tickets holders on day of event at 09:00). And the best part? We have 3 double tickets to give away!

Set in a Constantiaberg Winelands renowned vineyard frenchSUNSET will offer everyone not just a picnic experience, but entertainment in the form of live poetry, standup comedy, DJ’s, a jazz band while capping the evening off with an outdoor french short movie projection with subtitles. This blue, white and red themed picnic invites ticket holders to dress in these colours and help create an ambiance that lends towards the frenchSUNSET theme.

frenchSUNSET will be hosted by esteemed Cape Town comedian Siv Ngesi and promoter Didier Moestus. Siv will also entertain ticket holders with a trademark stand up comedy set. Music will be provided by French Embassy Trio and Sylvestre Kabassidi and DJ’s Didier Moestus and DJ Ozy from La French Connection.  

Attendees will be spoiled with a gift basket comprising of a bottle of premium SA wine, some of the finest SA cheese and traditional french crepes on arrival and a lucky draw with prizes by Lacoste, Cafe Coton, African Jacquard, House of Monatic, La Grenadine Petit Hotel, Desert Rose Beauty Salon & more.

The winner of the prestigious Gerard Sekoto prize from the ABSA LA ‘Atelier competition in 2011, Isabel Mertz will be displaying her sculpture exhibition; artist Freya Wissing will also have her paintings on exhibition.

Patrons are encouraged to bring along picnic baskets with treats for dinner after sunset or pre-purchase one from the frenchSUNSET website.

How do I enter?

1) Take a snap of what you’ll be packing in your picnic basket for frenchSUNSET. (Impress us. Be creative.)

2) Put the pic on Instagram. (Select a nice filter. Make it look yummy now.)

3) Follow @Channel24_sa and mention us in your post.

4) Add this hashtag: #C24FrenchSS.

5) Cross your fingers and hope for the best.

Small print:

The top 10 entries will be published on

Closing date: 30 October at 12:00.

For more information visit  the frenchSUNSET website or follow them on Twitter.

Details of the event:

Date: 8 November 2014.
Time: 15:00 to 22:00.
Prices: Table seating tickets @ R350pp; Field seating tickets @ R250pp.

Tickets can be purchased from Computicket.

*This prize doesn't include transport or accommodation.

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