Forthcoming Events – 1st week of March 2012

*  3 March 2012:

How to ‘break the grip of the rip’

The St Francis Kromme Trust Heritage kids and Woodridge Lifesavers are teaming up for an ‘Action Beach morning’ to make everyone beach wise.

This follows two cases of drowning on St Francis Bay’s beach over the past three months. Two men in their 20s were caught in rip currents and their bodies were washed up days later. Plus there have been some rescues from the surf after bathers were caught in rip currents.

The Beach wise demonstration will take place at Granny’s Pool  from 11 am till 12.30 am on 3 March 2012. 

Woodridgelifesavers will be in action and will perform a simulated rescue of a swimmer, plus they will demonstrate CPR.

Attendees will be shown what to do when trapped in a rip current. Attendees will also learn how to identify where the RIP is before entering the sea.

Everyone is encouraged to participate in lifesaver beach fitness exercises.

According to Bridget Elton of the Kromme Trust, it is so important that those living at the coast are all ‘Beach wise’. “We extend an invitation to all learners and anyone interested to attend. Youngsters must be accompanied by an adult.”“

Those attending are advised to bring suncream, a hat, towel and a bottle of water to drink.

For more info contact Bridget 083 282 0017

*  8 March 2012: 

Digby and the Lullaby, aka Diesel Vanilla, live shows in St Francis and PE

Cape Town-based musicians Darren Digby Peens  and Rouchelle Hubsch will be performing four shows in the Eastern Cape  over Easter from 7-10 April.  They will also be at the  Savoy Theatre in Port Elizabeth on the 7th, 9th and 10th of March and at Five Elements Restaurant in St Francis Bay on  8 March.

All shows start at 8pm. Tickets are available on Computicket for the PE shows and at Five Elements for the St Francis show (042 294 0868)

The duo, previously known as Diesel Vanilla, flew off to New Yorkin October last year after forging a relationship with American producer Kieran Kelly.

“We sent Kieran a link to one of our songs, “For Now”, on YouTube and he took a liking to our music,” says Darren.

The duo spent a month in Kelly’s Queens-based studio, The Buddy Project, to record what they say is their dream-come-true debut album. While inNew York, they performed shows at Googies inManhattan. Plus they performed a charity show for One Home Many Hopes, an organisation that rescues orphaned and abandoned girls inKenya.

“Our trip to the States has not only given us a great record but also put us in touch with the right people in the industry.  Our music is getting into the right hands,” says Darren.

Digby and the Lullaby’s sound has been described as sublime, ethereal alternative indie folk – think Neal Young’s Harvest mixed with a little Norah Jones and a touch of Seventies.

The duo are aiming to have their first single out in April, and to launch their album in June.

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