Festive season begins

■ Mayor Patricia de Lille and local entertainers sang some traditional minstrel songs at the test run of the switching on of the lights in Adderley Street on Thursday November 24. The official switch-on will take place on Sunday December 4 starting at 4pm and will include a hi-tech stage with MCs Soli Philander and Shaleen Surtie-Richards at the Grand Parade. Some of the artists who will perform this weekend watched and relived their memories of the Adderley Street lights at the test run last week.