November 16, 2018

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The market for contemporary African art is booming. An auctioneer at Bonhams in London describes a “light bulb moment” in 2007 when a painting by a Nigerian artist sold for many times more than he expected. Since then the auction house has held a specialised Africa Now sale every year.
A glance at the listings will reveal a wide range of theatrical productions, from contemporary drama to large-scale musicals and tiny cabarets. Descriptions on websites will most often give you the plot and a paean, but little idea of exactly what kind of production you end up seeing on stage.…
Live music lovers from the southern peninsula will be familiar with the Café Roux brand. The original venue in Noordhoek has built a reputation as an establishment for South African performers, known for great vibes and all-round friendly atmosphere. Now there’s a new, somewhat edgier branch that’s opened right in…
It seems like the world is rolling into Cape Town this February with something for everyone at venues large and small.
Coffee lovers in Cape Town are certainly spoilt for choice with a host of microroasters and some of the hippest (or hipster) coffee shops in the country. Cape Town even gained international recognition recently with the sexy, steampunk-inspired Truth Coffee shop in Buitenkant Street named the very best in the…
With a museum, a theatre or a music venue on virtually every city block, the CBD is the place for culture and entertainment this holiday season.
In this age of small-screen entertainment, it is heart-warming to see a number of people flying the flag for the pleasures of old-fashioned, communal, independent cinema in Cape Town. 
The brass insert on the pavement is the first indication that something special awaits up the long narrow staircase. Once inside the vaulted loft-style space, you’ve arrived. The Shortmarket Club is one of the new talked-about dining destinations in a city that’s packed with great places to eat.
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