Cape Town Carnival uses Umswenko to illustrate the power of self-expression

On Saturday, Cape Town Carnival held the fourth of its triweekly workshops aimed at stimulating and connecting Cape Town Carnival performers, artists and members of the public. The spotlight was on Umswenko, a fashion and music subculture originating in the 1970s among Zulu hostel dwellers, used to celebrate, entertain, and show off a sense of impeccable style, fashion and music, and build a higher degree of self-expression and self-confidence.

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2nd Annual Tourism Marketing Conference

Tourism Marketing Conference to be held (live and safely) in Cape Town

It’s time to Re-open, Re-imagine and Re-build tourism in South Africa. With the travel and tourism sector re-opening, industry players need to focus on the importance of effective tourism marketing to gain a competitive edge in promoting tourism destinations, products and experiences.

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Carnival celebrates SA’s famous, fabulous ’50s-era music and dance as inspiration for today

The Cape Town Carnival held its third Cultural Creative Workshop last Saturday in its colourful Maitland premises. This first in-person occasion attracted a large audience, and strict physical distancing, hand sanitising and mask wearing didn’t deter active participation. The three-weekly workshops stimulate and connect the Cape Town Carnival community of performers, artists and interested public.

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The Galileo Returns… With A Twist!

The team behind Cape Town’s pioneer outdoor cinema, The Galileo Open Air Cinema, is back for another sensational summer of movie magic under a canopy of stars. As always, they have reinvented and reimagined their cinematic offering to entertain the Mother City.

Presenting three dazzling concepts for their ninth consecutive season, namely The Galileo Royale, The Galileo Picnic and The Galileo Drive In, there sure is something for everyone to enjoy and gravitate towards.

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Constellations – Theatrical Campfire Gatherings at Spier this summer!

Starting 26 November, Spier Wine Farm will host Constellations, conceptualised by internationally acclaimed theatre director and playwright Brett Bailey. Over the course of the evening, guests will enjoy intriguing encounters with a diverse array of local cultural talents under starry skies.

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Get Your Halloween Thrills & Chills at The Galileo Picnic

The Galileo Picnic is back to celebrate another traditional night of terror under the stars, with a creepy movie to boot, of course! The team behind Cape Town’s outdoor cinema is up to their usual tricks (and treats) with scary décor, live performances and a ‘best costume’ competition.

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Cape Town Carnival explores creativity in our African cultural roots

The second of an eight-part online Cultural Creative Workshop series was held on Saturday by the Cape Town Carnival, which explored the dynamic character and flavour of African culture through its history, movement, rhythm and design in South Africa.

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Franschhoek’s Mystery Weekends Are Guaranteed Food For The Soul

Suffering from lockdown blues and chomping at the bit to explore your ‘neighbourhood’? Franschhoek’s Mystery Weekends – an all-inclusive winelands weekend getaway – is guaranteed to curb any lockdown cabin fever. Now that leisure travel has resumed this is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a weekend of surprise, relaxation and pure indulgence, with the added attraction that your entire weekend is taken care of without you having to book for anything.

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TOPS at SPAR Wine Show is getting local & lekker with another online wine course!

TOPS at SPAR Wine Show’s ‘Local & Lekker – SA Wine’ online wine course starts on 29 September have you booked your spot yet? This entry-level course is neatly packaged into four live 60-minute online ‘Zoom’ sessions. Each session starts with some informative theory presented in Cathy Marston’s engaging style, followed by an interactive, practical tasting session to put what you have just learned into practice; plus the opportunity to engage in live Q&A’s with Cathy Marston online. And you’ll get access to downloadable course material and a course recording will be supplied after each session!

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Cape Town Carnival hosts its first Cultural Creative Workshop online

The Cape Town Carnival, the annual showcase that celebrates the diversity of Cape Town and South Africa, held the first of eight Cultural Creative Workshops on Zoom last weekend. More than sixty community group leaders, performers, artists and artisans from across the Northern and Western Cape took part.

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