Cape Town Carnival 2015 will be taking place on Saturday 14 March 2015, and unless you really want to miss out on something truly ahmahzing, you really should try and be there! Now in its sixth year, this event can only be described as a uniquely African take on Mardi Gras, with a great cause. The carnival brings together a diversity of people, cultures and influences, to unit the people through art, performance, music, colour and entertainment. The highlight of the event is the annual procession, which is themed each year. This year, the theme is Elemental: Celebrating Fire, Water, Air and Earth.
Now in its 16th year, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2015 event takes place from Friday 27 March to Saturday 28 March 2015. If you are a fan of the sweet, soothing sounds of trumpet, sax, big bass and piano, you may already have your tickets secured to this world-class music festival in South Africa. If you haven't yet gotten your tickets, the news that tickets are sold out may be frustrating - before you give you totally however, note that sometimes, tickets to large events like this can become available closer to the time. So don't give up hope just yet! As a relative newcomer to jazz, there is so [more]
The Community Chest Carnival 2015 is an event that promises good old-fashioned fun, fairground rides and all the goodness that you'd expect from an end-of-summer carnival in Cape Town. Taking place from Wednesday 25 February to Saturday 28 February, the event is held at Maynardville Park in the southern suburbs hamlet of Wynberg. Take some friends, bring the kids and enjoy a fun day (or night) out at this entertaining local carnival. I can still remember the first time my folks took me to this carnival. The smell of smoky barbeque and straw, the excited shrieks of joy from the rides such as the big wheel and the octopus arm contraption... the [more]
Now in its 20th year, the Design Indaba Expo 2015 is almost upon us. The word 'indaba' is an African word that roughly translates to discussion. In the expo sense, it could be seen as a global discussion or sharing of great ideas, amazing innovations and inspirational creativity. From its launch in 1995, this annual event has become the most important event in the arts and design calendar, showcasing an abundance of creative talent across multiple genres. Art, fashion, product design, hand-made, jewelery, graphics, ceramics, industrial design and every other element of design all come together in one unforgettable event that takes place at the end of February [more]
As the hot weather begins to reach its peak, the chance to enjoy Cape Town summer concerts is nearly at an end, too. This got me thinking that it was a good time to round up some of the best open-air concerts in Cape Town, so that you can see who is playing where (and make a plan to enjoy some fresh air and good tunes). But, before we get started, I have a quick announcement about an upcoming concert that was due to take place at Kirstenbosch in March... If you have not heard the latest buzz regarding the Ben Howard concert in Cape Town, you may be sad to know [more]