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.
It’s the 18th year coming up for the Cape Town International Jazz festival, which draws thousands annually to venues in central Cape Town.
Streetwires is a Fair Trade enterprise housed in an 18th century building just off Buitengracht Street in the Bo-Kaap. They employ over 60 people making beaded wire craft and have sustained the business without any external funding for 16 years.
This November in Cape Town, there is a distinct feeling in the air of “let the holiday season begin!”
From dressing up as a marshmallow at a mall to being the director of local Artscape theatre production ‘Syria?’, Quanita Adams says her years in the film industry have taught her to value all paying jobs.
If you haven’t yet discovered the inner-city wine route (aka “Tuning the Vine”) which takes place on the first Wednesday evening of the month after First Thursdays, then diarise 12 October.
The Cape Town Fringe festival is on now and runs until the 8th of October. It is staged by the National Arts Festival and brings us some of the highlights from Grahamstown (among other things).
The film industry is gearing up for another hectic season as the currency, local expertise and the sheer versatility of Cape Town locations draws productions from around the world.
There’s always lots to do in Cape Town, but this weekend’s Heritage Day celebrations add so much more, with all the major city museums inviting the public in for free. Start early and make a day of it on foot.