Concerts and Workshops at the Casa Labia Cultural Centre May 2013


Friday 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st May – 10h00 – 12h30

Stanley Cohen and Van Zyl La Grange Drawing Classes

Stanley Cohen and Van Zyl La Grange return to Casa Labia to offer a new and different drawing course, once a week for four weeks.

R600 pp for all 4 workshops.
Includes a cup of tea or coffee and a muffin on arrival.
Information about material requirements on booking.


Wednesday 8th May – 18h30 for 19h00

George Hill, in association with Casa Labia, presents a University of Cape Town Music Students’ Concert

This annual concert showcases the fine work being done at the SA College of Music at UCT. The varied programme will include instrumentalists as well as voice, in solo performance, duets and ensemble work.

R150 pp includes an arrival drink and light canapés.
Cash bar available before the concert.
Dress code – Cocktail Wear

The Casa Labia Morning Concert Series
arranged & presented by George Hill

Thursday 16th May – 10h45
Christopher Duigan (Piano)

Champagne Concert
Sunday 26th May – 17h00

Grant Brasler (Harpsicord) and Quentin Crida (Violin)

A programme of French and Italian music from the 18th Century including sonatas by Vivaldi, Corelli and Leclair

R150 pp includes a glass of Champagne and our famous cheese straws

Up and Coming Concert
Saturday 18th May – 15h00

Galina Juritz (Violin) Cara Stacey (Piano) and Juliana Venter (Vocalist)
present a zany programme where anything goes from Lieder to Jazz with a sprinkling of Dadaism.
Entrance free and booking unnecessary

June Botha
Wednesday 8th May – 11h00
The Last Empress of China and the Boxer Rebellion

Who was the woman who indirectly controlled China’s throne for almost half a century? Sometimes described as an evil witch, whose enemies often mysteriously dropped dead, she was also linked to tales of sexual intrigue. Recent studies discredit many of the sensational stories and suggest a more complicated woman. The infamous Boxer Rebellion which rocked the world between 1899 and 1901 brought China’s Dowager Empress, who backed the Boxers, into conflict with an international force which finally took Peking and subdued the rebellion.

Wednesday 15th May – 11h00
Nefertiti – Egypt’s Sun Queen

Nefertiti and her King lived during a highly unusual period in Egyptian history, a time of religious controversy when the traditional gods of Egypt were more or less abandoned in favour of a single god, the sun disk named Aten. Nefertiti is better known than her husband. In the ancient world, her beauty was legendary, and her famous statue, found in a sculptor’s workshop, is one of the most recognizable icons of ancient Egypt.

Casa Labia Gallery
Warren Editions – 5 Years in Print 2008 – 2012
Group printmaking exhibition featuring Sanell Aggenbach, Hanneke Benadé, Ruan Hoffman, Hentie van der Merwe and Elise Wessels. From Saturday 13th April to 28th May.

For more information on or to book for all Cultural activities contact the administration office
on 021 788 6068 or email 
To book for breakfast, brunch, lunch or afternoon tea contact Casa Labia Café on
021 788 6062 or email
Casa Labia offers Guided Tours which can be booked by contacting the administration office on 021 788 6068 or email