Did you know that the Central City has more than 120 000m2 of public space? This in effect means that you own 120 000m2 where you can play, perform, protest, people-watch and plug into the surrounding community. September is the month to start claiming this space and using it to show off the richness and depth of creative production and energy that exists in the city.
This year Creative Week is about you – about your getting out of your rehearsal room, studio, office, bedroom or garage and into the streets, using your music, words and work to animate our city. It’s time to start claiming our pavements, streets and squares as a stage for the creative expression that is life.
Let the city sing to you from 17 to 23 September, when Creative Cape Town launches City Soundtracks – an initiative that will see key points in the city turned into live music performance spots during rush hour and lunch time. Make sure to plan your commute and your lunch break in order to catch as many of these performances as you can.
Creative Week is not just about connecting with the city but also with each other. On 18 September you can mingle with fellow creatives at the Tjing Tjing Exchange evening, and watch this space for a feature event at the Company’s Garden 23 September.
Did you know:
Art in the open air: Kicking off in Creative Week, The Fringe is becoming an open-air art gallery with a rotating selection of outdoor art – created by top local and international artists, and curated by Creative Cape Town and /A Word of Art.
Starting with a large wall on Harrington Street, the east city will become home to 6 to 8 permanently permitted walls showing off art to the public 365 days a year.
To give you a taste of things to come, take a look at some of the incredible work /A Word of Art has facilitated in Woodstock.
/A Word of Art: Responsible for over 60 murals around Woodstock, the /A Word of Art team offers walking mural tours of the area to showcase the works of local and international artists. Tours are R150 per person, with all proceeds being reinvested into Jullard Creations, the brainchild of art activists Willard Kambeva and Juma Mkwela. Jullard Creations is a collective that empowers people from marginalised communities to generate their own income by producing handmade art and craft using traditional African techniques.
- Infecting the City, Classics On Church with the Cape Philarmonic, Sydelle Willow Smith
- Moonlight Mass 2012, Lisa Burnell