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2 May 2012

International heavyweights to speak at the Loeries seminar

This year, the Loeries Judging migrates to Cape Town’s iconic City Hall and becomes part of Creative Week CT (15 to 23 September).  The week includes a seminar on Friday 21 September, which promises to inspire its audience with insights from a selection of top global brand leaders – including the Loeries four international jury [...]

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25 April 2012

Local creatives give Cavendish a lift

Change is not easy, especially change that effects over 1 million shoppers on a monthly basis. In an effort to alleviate the strain of its restorations on shoppers, Cavendish Square ingeniously turned to the classic panacea of creativity. “To bring the elevators up to date would involve serious reconstruction in the centre over a period [...]

10 April 2012

Arts Aweh: Looking at public art through the eyes of youth

As part of a programme called Arts Aweh!, over 400 grade 10 to 12 learners drawn from communities across Cape Town were led by local artists – like hip-hop artist Quintin Jitsvinger Goliath and performer, poet and writer Khadija Tracey Heeger – around this year’s Infecting the City performances. What did they think of it? [...]

29 March 2012

What does it take to lead Creative Cape Town?

Since 2008, Creative Cape Town has been working towards positioning Cape Town’s Central City as a leading centre for knowledge, innovation, creativity and culture in Africa and the Global South – with programme coordinator Zayd Minty at the helm. Now Zayd will be redirecting his attention to focus exclusively on The Fringe: Cape Town’s Design [...]

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28 March 2012

Festival celebrates Cape Town electronica

Two firsts distinguish the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival, running this weekend from Friday 30 March to Sunday 1 April. Not only is it the first festival to celebrate the burgeoning local electronic scene that is gaining international traction, but it is also the first outdoor South African music festival to be staged in an [...]