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Looking for things to do this Saturday? Lots of choices! Ceramics, Queer Art, Creative Nestlings and a movie at The Labia are all listed below. Happy scheduling. 11am: Art in the Forest Shibuie- “Accidental Beauty” is a forestware collaboration between Louis van Loon, founder of the Buddhist Retreat in Ixopo and ceramic artist Anthony Shapiro. This exhibition

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Cape Town jeweller Charmaine Taylor has 'reincarnated' the Robben Island fence and these 'pieces of history' are proving popular with celebrities, writes Elaine King. Bizarre as it sounds, a symbol of oppression – metres of ugly meshed prison wire – has been transformed into trendy earrings, pendants and cufflinks. Paula Abdul is just one celebrity who proudly

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The much anticipated "Boomslang" aerial tree canopy walkway in the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is now open to the public. A visit to the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is always a fun and memorable experience. As part of their centenary celebrations though a new addition to the gardens is the tree canopy aerial walkway, affectionately known as

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Cape Town’s collaborative printmaking studio, Warren Editions features in a weekly round-up of South Africa's creative community and projects by Between 10and5. Warren Editions is a professional printmaking studio in the heart of Cape Town’s Fringe District. Owned by master printer Zhané Warren, the studio is famous for its collaborations with local and

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One of the most significant things that I have my rural roots to thank for is the habit of growing my own food. I learned it from an early age and I am still very much a ‘farmer’ at heart, writes Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana. My dad had three huge productive gardens – one for cultivating fruit trees and cattle feed, another for wheat and mielies, and a third for

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"Between" returns to Alexander Upstairs having toured extensively over the last year, playing to sold-out houses and standing ovations. This intimate story of a man's life, loves and losses was nominated for BEST WRITING and BEST ACTOR at the Dublin Gay Theatre Festival 2012. Here's what Sunday Independent had to say about Between: "...a play that finds itself in the

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As World Design Capital 2014, Cape Town is showcasing more than 460 projects many of which look at how the city can benefit from transformative design. One of the recognised projects in the WDC 2014 programme is 100 GOOD IDEAS: Celebrating 20 Years of Democracy (#WDC212). Created by Brendon Bell- Roberts, the book contains some of the most creative and innovative

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African Metropolis launches at the Labia Theatre on 30 May, with daily screenings running until 5 June. The compilation of six short fiction films, set in six major African cities, tells urban tales about life in African metropolises. African Metropolis had its world premiere at last years’ Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) and has since been featured at

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In a compelling novel and an engaging memoir, Jane Rosenthal finds richly textured accounts of Muslim and Indian experiences in South Africa. An Imperfect Blessing Nadia Davids (Umuzi) Frangipani blossom and a pigeon adorn the cover, neither as softly romantic as they might seem, both unlikely survivors of the fierce wind that blasts the suburb in which Nadia Davids

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Athi-Patra Ruga hopes to mesmerise passers-by when they look at his tapestry display for Louis Vuitton on the Champs-Elysées in Paris, writes Sandiso Ngubane. Luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton often conflates the worlds of art and fashion – a tradition that goes back almost a century. Marc Jacobs, the brand’s former creative director who has now been replaced by

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