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The annual wild life exhibition at the Cape Gallery, titled Encounters, opens on Thursday 1 August. Urbanisation and industry are reforming the world we live in at the cost of the ‘other’ wild ecologies – the wild Edens that flit across our TV screens, transient, persistent memories of what was. And yet these memories touch a lost chord in the soul of our being

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The Very Fine Craft Market in Obs showcases work that is mostly more fine art than craft, and is about the makers as much as it is about their work. The participating local artists/crafters are innovative and experimental, responding to their materials in ways that guide the process in the making. For these artists the design process continues throughout the making of

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Written by Peter Hayes, Sadako is a puppet theatre production for adults and older children based on the life of Sadako Sasaki. At two, Sadako survived the Hiroshima atomic bomb but 10 years later she developed leukemia.  A Japanese legend tells: "If you fold 1 000 origami cranes, your wish will be granted". Sadako began folding paper and her journey of hope in the

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Cape Town will showcase Company’s Garden as a food producing garden in the screening of an episode of MasterChef SA on Tuesday.  At 19:30 on Tuesday 30 July 2013, M-Net will screen the episode of MasterChef SA which was filmed in the Company’s Garden. The Garden was seen as an ideal site for the filming of this episode as the production of food was the reason the

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At Blank Projects, Zimbabwe-born, South African-based Kerry Chaloner's new art exhibition, First Time, pokes fun at abstract painting in its masculine, modernist hangover. By turns digressive, obsessive, overblown, romantic and fickle, it features a series of deliciously pink abstract paintings bundled together with a few sculptures, as well as video works. 

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On Wednesday night, I got a chance to watch the hilariousThe Chester Missing Roadshow with Conrad Koch and his three puppet sidekicks live in action at the Baxter Theatre. The Chester Missing Roadshow is not one to be missed and Koch, or should I say Chester, delivers with his usual political banter and tongue-in-cheek remarks. We’re also introduced to two new

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Post Office launches Stamp Design Competition for World Design Capital Cape Town 2014. “Stamps are more than just a form of prepaid postage, they are miniature ambassadors that vibrantly narrate our lives” said Johan van Wyk, senior manager of philatelic services for the SA Post Office. The World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 (WDC 2014) stamp will need to do

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Theatre lovers - GO!  Vigil by Morris Panych is a theatrical treat, deservedly receiving rave reviews. Vigil is a black comedy about Kemp (Graham Hopkins), a self centred and shallow person who finds himself, through his own errors and inattentiveness, in a life-and-death situation with his aunt Grace (Vanessa Cooke), an elderly lady on her death bed. Hopkins and

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There seems to be something inherently sad attached to piano bars writes Brent Meersman.  The Piano Bar is the first venue to brand itself as such in Cape Town. The inspiration is New York and the hope is to create “a strong platform for Cape Town’s great musical talents to be seen and heard”. They make me think of cocktail lounges and lonely hearts, resigned

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The City of Cape Town, in conjunction with the Cape Town Partnership, Iziko Museums and Wi-Fi specialists Connected Space, will be bringing the historic Company’s Garden into the modern era with the provision of free Wi-Fi. This project will be a test case for the provision of further free Wi-Fi services for the public across the CBD, and is just one of the many ways

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