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One of the most prestigious and dynamic artistic events ever held in Cape Town will take over the Baxter for a weekend in April. Cape Town theatre audiences and lovers of the arts can expect a rare treat when artistic masters William Kentridge, Peter Sellars and Wole Soyinka grace the stages of the Baxter Theatre Centre in A Unique Gathering: Rolex Mentors and

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There are plans to take Robben Island to the world through a video game, website and mobile reconstruction of Nelson Mandela's prison cell, writes David Smith. The Mandela 27 project, launched at Cape Town's gateway to Robben Island on Thursday, aims to draw on cultural links between South Africa and Europe during the racial apartheid era, such as the Rock against

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The City of Cape Town’s Library will once again offer various activities at selected libraries during the April school holidays. The majority of the programmes will focus on Easter activities and include crafts, storytelling and egg hunts. The activities will also include games, reading programmes, DVD shows, face-painting, art workshops, debating sessions, rock

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Music: Free jazz concert

By at March 28, 2013 | 10:57 am
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Few bands combine the new and the old with the aplomb of the legendary Brand New Heavies. Pioneers of the London acid jazz scene, the Heavies are pretty much a British institution who have been cooking up a bitches brew of jazz, funk and soul for more than two decades. Forward, the group’s first album in seven years, finds them looking both forwards and backwards.

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The DISTRICT SIX ENCOUNTER SERIES invites you to take a step into the District’s colourful past. Maybe it’s the enigma associated with port cities across the globe: Rio de Janeiro, New Orleans, Shanghai.... Perhaps it is the power inherent in the everyday lives of people and their music – think Goema, the musical love child of Cape Town’s past, and the scarred

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The exhibition that opened this week at Iziko South African National Gallery is titled Umhlaba 1913-2013 Commemorating the 1913 Land Act The enactment of the Land Act in 1913 was one of the most significant events in South African history, affecting thousands of rural communities and the lives of millions of South Africans. To mark its centenary, the photographic

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Zanele Muholi won the Index Arts award, for which she had been nominated alongside Russian punk group Pussy Riot, Saudi Arabian filmmaker Haifaa al Mansour, and Indian cartoonist Aseem Trivedi. The Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression awards are, according to the organizers, ‘an extraordinary celebration of the courageous and determined individuals around the

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Alexander McCall Smith’s five star African Opera comes to Cape Town!Three primatologists studying a troop of baboons realise the parallels with the Macbeth story witnessing ferocious havoc-wreaking conflict. This fanciful idea inspired the writer Alexander McCall Smith (of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency fame) and the composer Tom Cunningham to come up with their

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Nicole Biondi, Regional Marketing Director of SANParks is running to raise funds for 'I Am Somebody!' - a Cape Town NGO, which helps S A's diverse youth to reach their highest potential. "As you may know, the running bug bit me almost exactly one year ago and I’ve really being enjoying getting out there, pounding pavements and trails and reveling in the

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Rained out from its scheduled time, Infecting The City announces that the Afro Galactic Dream Factory will now take place at Hiddingh Hall on Tuesday 26 March. The Afro Galactic Dream Factory is an afro-techno audio-visual symphony, a mash-up of musical genres and artistic disciplines thrown into the bountiful void of outer space, the place of our future paradise

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