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Open Book Festival Cape Town

This literary festival takes place each year at the Fugard Theatre and the independent bookshop, The Book Lounge. What was a small festival when it started in 2011 has now become a gathering of som...
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Kim Mafafo

Withdrawn is the title of this exhibition by Kim Mafafo which looks at the city of life of a woman called Aziwe, protected from her urban surroundings by lush plants and flowers. Mafafo, whose fath...
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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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Ask for What you Want. Lady Skollie.

In this exhibition entitled Ask for What you Want Laura Windvogel, who uses the pseudonym Lady Skollie, explores themes of gender, sex, greed and lust and our overrated expectations of romantic and se...
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Cape Town theatre at National Arts Festival

Cape Town Edge, a collective of Cape Town's independent avant-garde theatre companies, is taking eight productions to the National Arts Festival at Grahamstown this year. The plays are In-between,...
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Black Koki

The exhibition Laugh now, cry later shows new work by the Johannesburg-born artist Black Koki. The images - large abstract themes in ink, acrylic and spray paint - mark a new development from the a...
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The Pervert Laura

This psycho drama follows Laura, played by Emily Child, through a week of her life, in an unsettling journey into her dark past. The play is written and directed by Louis Viljoen, who has also won awa...
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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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Glenda Jones with Cinnamon

After Glenda Jones' I am a Dance and Raw Silk she now presents Cinnamon at the Baxter Theatre. It is the story of a young girl's mythical journey into an imaginary world where wolves teach her to l...
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Colour Conference

This international Christian-based female movement meets in Cape Town this year. Each year the conference is held in a different city (Sydney in 2014 and New York in 2016) to focus on some of the w...
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South African Eco Film Festival

This eco film festival, now in its second year, gives local audiences a chance to see some of the best international films and documentaries about the environment that might not be on the national dis...
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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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Odili Donald Odita and Sabelo Mlangeni

The Stevenson Gallery shows work by these two very different artists. Odita's bright abstract acrylics are a complete contrast to the predominantly black and white photography of Mlangeni, although...
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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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GRID in Cape Town

The international photography biennale of worldwide trends in photography, usually held in the Netherlands, is showing in Cape Town for the first time. The theme is Constructions and is divided int...
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Extreme sport in Cape Town

The extreme sports festival is now a two-day event of freestyle motocross, bicycle motocross and skateboarding both in and outdoors. There is live music throughout the festival and a final concert...
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Cape Town Museum Night

The first late night opening for Cape Town's museums on 26 Feb coincides with the annual Cape Town Art Fair (25 Feb-1 March), Design Indaba (25-27 Feb), Zeit Museum of Contemporary Art Africa gala (28...
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Orpheus in Africa

The world premiere of David Kramer's new musical, Orpheus in Africa, a story about the African-American impresario Orpheus McAdoo and the South African tournee of his company, the Virginia Jubilee Sin...
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The opening of the 50th anniversary edition of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. There are 17 categories, including the new special award for the best time-lapse video. The 100 p...


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