Posts – Arts & Entertainment

Infecting the City brings public art debate to life

The fifth Infecting the City festival has just come to a close. This public art festival, the only one of its kind in South Africa, uses art to “unwrap and unlock the communal spaces in the Cape Town city centre.”

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Designs worth shopping for

Still inspired by the recent Design Indaba and the beautifully crafted South African products on sale at the expo, here’s a run-down of where to track down some of the creative people that ply their trade in the city bowl and surrounds and, some newly discovered favourite places to shop in Cape Town – based on the Design Indaba Route.

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Smarteez pants

I’m not the most fashion-savvy person around, but I do love fashion and am fascinated (probably as a result of a 1st-year art history course) by the semiotics of fashion – it speaks to every aspect of identity and is encoded with personal and cultural meaning.

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Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour 2012

The 2012 Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour takes place on Sunday, March 11. Some 30 000 cyclists will start the 110km race from Cape Town’s Adderley Street in the early hours of the morning and after pedaling the peninsula, finish near Cape Town Stadium in Green Point.

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Dante and approaching death

Today I got to spend the afternoon hanging out with a bunch of bright, talented kids from Southern Cross School, discussing 1 of my favourite human beings and 1 of South Africa’s finest poets, Don Maclennan.

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Endlessly inspired by design

It’s almost time for the annual Design Indaba expo and conference – and trying to sum up what that means in a blog post is like trying to capture the ocean in an empty Coke bottle.

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Responsible travel in South Africa – top 10 tips

You enjoy travel, you want to come to South Africa, and you want to make a positive impact. How do you start?

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Great heart, great art

All the hype around Valentine’s Day made me think of hearts. Not the ‘tired, commercialised, opportunistic rip-off’ hearts that the Guardian’s talking about. Rather, hearts let loose on the world. Inspiring hearts. Brave hearts. Tender hearts.

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South Africa’s best cheese shop

I am a some-time believer in karma – usually when I stumble upon a wonderful new restaurant, or a food store I never knew existed.

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