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Arts & Culture

Cape Town Ballet

Bringing a world-class presence to one of the most alluring dance forms of our time, Cape Town ballet is without a doubt something that every visitor and local should experience at least once. Thanks to Cape Town City Ballet company, this truly unforgettable magic can be enjoyed across all ages, with an annual line-up that is filled with much loved classics. Cape Town ballet   Originally founded in 1934 by Dulcie Howes as the UCT Ballet Company, Cape Town City Ballet became CAPAB (Cape Performing Arts Board) Ballet Company after its directorship under David Poole. Staging many large scale ballets at the Artscape (which was then known as the Nico Malan theatre), the group [more]

By Rox Bradnick | Arts & Culture | Comments

Our (South) African Dining Experience

On Wednesday the 5th of March the team set out again in search of new and amazing Cape Town dining for our visitors. photo 3 We certainly found just such an experience when we stumbled upon Gold Restaurant. Set in the old Trinity nightclub building just off Prestwich Street in Green Point, we were greeted at the door by what we thought was a statue, only to discover, with rather a shock (which turned into a laugh) that the “statue” was a traditional African puppet. Djembe drumming was first on our list, and we were led by the ever skilful “General” Ezzi. This is not as easy as it sounds, and with [more]

By sarah harwin | Arts & Culture | Comments

A Ferris Bueller Style Day off in Cape Town

It was one of those movies that became not just a cult classic back in the 80s; but a message of fun, freedom and the pursuit of leisure for all ages. I'm talking of course about Ferris Bueller's Day Off - a teen movie that few have managed to top since. Today is Friday, and because we could all do with some fun after yesterday's load shedding, we bring to you... the Cape Town Day Off. From morning to evening, a full day of fun things that Ferris himself would love. Minus epic car mishap, of course (if you haven't seen the movie, now would be a good time to check out the Ferris Bueller trailer at least!). [more]

By Rox Bradnick | Arts & Culture | Comments

Cape Town Carnival 2014

We don't know about you, but we can't wait for the Cape Town Carnival 2014 to bring its unique dose of culture, entertainment and fun to the Mother City! 

Cape Town Carnival 2014Taking place on 15 March 2014, the theme for this year's festival is 'Imagine'. This means over the top acts, mesmerising colours, bright lights, big visuals and all sorts of other mind-bending things! It is also a very fitting theme for this year's event, being that Cape Town is the World Design Capital for 2014.

Like most locals and visitors, I am expecting nothing but sheer awesomeness right from the get-go. 

But what else can we expect on 15 March? Let's [more]

By Rox Bradnick | Arts & Culture | Comments

Cape Town Summer Concerts & Open-Air Cinema 2014

With all the lovely weather we are having, and one of the hottest months of the year quickly approaching, what could be better than Cape Town summer concerts and open-air movies? 

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens may be the most well-known venue for both summer concerts and open-air cinema, but there are many other venues that help spread the warm evening entertainment a bit further across the city. From the V&A Waterfront near the City Centre to Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville and Paul Cluver Amphitheatre in Grabouw, you can catch local music acts as well as your favourite movies as you enjoy the very best in open-air entertainment. 

Cape Town Summer Concerts 2014

Cape Town Summer Concerts[more]

By Rox Bradnick | Arts & Culture | Comments