July 3, 2020

Edition 8 is on the streets! Look out for your copy.


The sixth Open Book Festival closed on Sunday 11 September, cementing central Cape Town’s place at the cutting edge of national conversations spanning culture, literature, politics, economics and globalisation. Not to mention the place of books, publishers, authors and readers in our fast-changing times.
 The lights go out and the sounds of djembe drums sets the scene as the velvet curtains open on a group of young dancers for this contemporary dance forming part of Artscape’s Heritage Month celebrations.
There’s a literary fest happening in Cape Town this week, with Fine Free Week at the city libraries, National Book Week, International Literacy Day and the Open Book Festival all happening between 5 and 11 September.
Looking for a delicious bottle of wine to celebrate the coming of spring? Or a great red for Heritage Day on September 24 when joining many other South Africans in the celebration of what is now known as ‘National Braai Day’? 
The Open Book Festival, a major annual literary event, is in its 6th year. CityLife spoke to organisor and proprietor of the Book Lounge, Mervyn Sloman, about this year’s line-up.
For the fourth year, the Forever Young music competition is hotting up. Every Thursday evening, in the 100-seater theatre at CityVarsity in Roeland Street, soloists and bands take to the stage before a panel of judges and an enthusiastic audience.
It's 1959 in cold war America and Russ (Andrew Buckland) and Bev (Susan Danford) are packing up and leaving their Chicago neighbourhood, and family home of many years. As the couple conduct a series of petty disputes over world geography and domestic issues, neighbours drop by to the growing exasperation…
The top of one of Cape Town’s major pedestrianised streets is a drawcard for visitors and city workers alike, with cosmopolitan restaurants, some of the most interesting things for sale, a sense of history – and even a piece of the infamous Berlin Wall.
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