Cape Town

Sat in the lap of Table Mountain and on the shores of the Atlantic, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. African, Indonesian, French, Dutch, British and German settlers have all left their mark on the city, and all creeds and colours continue to share it to this day. With a po...

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Cape Town Carnival

12 March. City Streets is 2016 Cape Town Carnival theme. Everyone has a home street and the theme of the 2016 carnival is to involve as many localities as possible throughout the city in a network...
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Cape Town Pride

27 Feb. Pride March and Mardi Gras Festival. The highlight of Gay Pride festival in Cape Town is the Pride March on Saturday 27 February from Gallows Hill and ending at the parking area in Vlei Roa...
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Cape Town Design Fair opens

12-23 Aug. Design for tomorrow is the theme of Cape Town's Open Design festival. The main events take place at the V&A Waterfront and city hall with exhibitions and film viewings, while the rest o...
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Cape Town Nu World festival

This two-day music festival, which used to be called Cape Town World Music festival, coincides with Mandela weekend. This year's theme is Wild and Wise and is headlined by award-winning Simphiwe Da...
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Afrikaburn

The South African answer to America's Burning Man festival, where community living and everything radical and extravagant sets the tone. The theme of the nine-year-old festival is “The Gift&r...
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Cape Town Jazz festival

This annual jazz festival begins with a free six-hour concert on 25 March with Courtney Pine, Beatenberg, The All-star Band, Zoe Modiga and Sipho Hotstix Mabuse. The concert is a free opportunity t...
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Infecting the City, Cape Town public arts festival

Open spaces in the city will be alive both day and night with arts performance which include dance, music, installations. The names of just some of the events give an idea of what is in store: Livi...
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Cape Town Recovery Film Festival

The festival, now in its second year, looks at the difficult paths to recovery from different forms of addiction, especially among ordinary people – teachers, police, doctors, civil servants....
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Cape Town Fringe Festival

As its name suggests this new festival is programmed as a mix of all that is small, independent and experimental in the performing arts, but mainly theatre, dance, comedy, jazz and cabaret. It is a ne...
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Desmond Tutu documentary

Screening of the documentary Children of the Light, about the life of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the work of his foundation, the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation. The film is first about the life of t...
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Cape Town World Music festival

Music from various continents, countries and genres perform music from “the past, present and future.” There are three stages within City Hall featuring live music from China, Colombia,...
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Cape Town's Eco Film Festival

Cape Town's Eco film festival shows 25 feature length films and shorts from around the world. They highlight local and global ecological issues, including genetic engineering, climate change, frack...
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Cape Town Pride

Arts events, workshops, political debates and parades. The festivities start with Pink Parade on 21 Feb at the De Waterkant village and end with the Pride Parade on 1 March at Cape Town stadium. For a...
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7th Annual Women’s Arts Festival

The 7th edition of the Women’s/Humanity Arts Festival includes various stage productions, concerts, workshops and exhibitions, which will celebrate the Women’s Day and raise the public&rsq...
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Harvest Festival

30 Jan-30 Mar. The Cape Winelands district, which stretch from Constantia to Calitzdorp, celebrate the South African harvest season and invite the public to participate to this year’s local crop...
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Baxter Dance Film Festival 2012

8–11 August 2012. This edition of the Baxter Dance Film Festival foresees a rich programme of screenings of international dance films. On 8 August it shows four short dance films, which are p...
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33rd Durban International Film Festival

19-29 July 2012. The 33rd Durban International Film Festival focuses on the blossoming African and particularly on the South African film industry. On screen will be 290 international movies, but a...
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The Vodacom Funny Festival

8 June-8 July 2012. The Baxter Theatre hosts the eighth edition of the Vodacom Funny Festival, which presents a selection of 30 award-winning acts coming from the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival as wel...
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Tribute to Barbara Tyrell

16 March-8 July 2012. This exhibition, entitled Iqholo le Afrika (Her African Pride), pays tribute to the South African artist and author Barbara Tyrell on occasion of the centenary from her birth....
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Fired: An Exhibition of South African Ceramics

26 February 2012-26 February 2013. On display is a selection of these rich and diverse ceramic holdings, made of fired clay, which are part of the permanent collections of Iziko Museums. On focus...