A Final Performance

Andrew Young in his final St Francis performance.

After 3 appearances in St Francis Bay, we are delighted to present his final show of this Tour. A never seen before music extravaganza “Diamonds”

After completing his Saxophone and Clarinet studies in London, Andrew moved to Germany to pursue a desire for a broader and more eclectic involvement in all genres of music.

He had the honour of performing as soloist with various Symphony Orchestras and engaged in session work and concerts alongside Pop/Jazz/Funk luminaries such as Matt Bianco and Precious Wilson Band.

The invitation to perform in South Africa whirled an engulfing wave of success with the Kwazulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra and newly formed 5 piece Jazz/Funk/Fusion Band “Let It Flow.”

Andrew soon became involved in the crosscurrents of South African and International music, meeting and being invited to perform with artists such as Joseph Shabalala (Ladysmith Black Mambazo), Jonathan Butler, Shakatak, Shirley Bassey, James Galway as well as American R+B artist Keith Washington and a Tour of Austria with Dionne Warwick.

A Furry Friend Foto

Bring your favourite pet for a photo at Market.

St Francis Animal Rescue is doing something a little different and rather exciting at the Market this weekend. Well known Port Elizabeth artist and photographer Sharon Welman will be visiting St Francis this weekend and will be photographing owners and their pets or the pets on their own.

The cost will be R200 per sitting for a frameable photograph with half of the proceeds from this rather unique fund raiser going to SFAR so they can continue their work of decreasing the number of puppies being born with much needed funding for their Open Your Eyse – Sterilize Fund.  So bring your pet, dog cat, rabbit, lion cub, (just kidding) and create a memory with you furry friend.

SFAR is setting up a marquee at the market from where Sharon will work her magic and from where the SFAR team will also be selling doggie snacks and treats, leads and collars and all sorts of pet paraphernalia.


Also at the Market tomorrow

The much awaited re-print of the St Francis Bay cookbook, A Taste of ST Francis, originally created by Yvonne Bosman has hit the shelves and will be available at the market tomorrow. Yvonne will be on the Write On Publishing stand where the book will be on sale between 10:00 and 11:00 to sign your copy. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Kromme Enviro-Trust so not only will you be getting a book with some great, tried and tested recipes but you will also be supporting Kromme Enviro-Trust. Two for the price of one!


Wind Farm MTB Classic

Firmly established as one of the top events on the Eastern Cape off-road calendar, the JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic promises to once again be a highlight of the JBay Winterfest.
Over the past five years, organisers of the JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic have worked each year to innovate and improve both the routes and rider experience, with the 2017 event featuring an almost entirely new route that included large sections of singletrack.

Big names are bound to be back in 2018 gunning for the top spot and equal men’s and women’s ultra marathon purse, however the main focus of the event is not on the racing snakes, but rather all levels of mountain biker.  The 2018 event will offer something for riders of a range of fitness and skill levels. With the start (and finish) at the ‘Kabeljous Hub’ there will be three routes, 25km, 50km and 85km.
All three route will of course traverse the spectacular JBay Wind Farm, from which the race derives its name. Riders will have the chance to ride along roads interspersed by 80m tall wind turbines towers, spread more than 500m apart.

Kids will be entertained with Sandart & facepainting as well as a jumping castle / JBay’s famous #InFoodDeli and #TampaBaySpur will provide refreshments / Lucky Draw Prizes as only JBay can provide / Awesome Goodie Bags to the first 300 entrants / Amazing routes

WHAT YOU’RE WAITING FOR – ENTER HERE:  http://www.jbaywinterfest.com/…/j-bay-wind-farm-mtb-classic/