Creative Week Cape Town – Feel it, its here!
The City’s creative community will be getting together to celebrate a weeklong explosion of innovation and talent during Cape Town’s first ever Creative Week (24 September – 3 October 2010). Developed ın partnershıp wıth the Loerıe Awards – South Afrıca’s premıer communıcatıon ındustry awards – this series of events in the heart of the Mother City will provide something for everybody.
No matter if your talents lie in film, design, words, music, architecture, live performance, crafts or even a passion for making quilted socks, for ten days, creatives will be hosting events, demonstrations and presentations designed to enthral, enlighten and ignite interest around their work and the creative community at large.
“We are excited about the infusion of life that Creative Week will bring into our city,” said Zayd Minty, coordinator of Creative Cape Town. “We see it as a foretaste of what we will experience as a city if we are successful in our bid to become the World Design Capital in 2014.”
With this in mind, Creative Cape Town will be launching its 2010 Annual which this year has a World Design Capital theme, at the East City’s newest venue, the Field Office design and coffee store of the Pedersen + Lennard design company in Barrack Street on September 29. The East Cıty ıs beıng planned by Creatıve Cape Town as a desıgn and ınformatıcs ınnovatıon hub.
The Creative Cape Town Annual is a snapshot of the creative and knowledge economy of the city centre and this year looks to the whole city in terms of its design assets and aspirations. The City of Cape Town is bidding for the title of World Design Capital to position the city as a leading centre for design and to use design thinking to make the city a better place. The Cape Town Partnership is coordinating the bid process on behalf of the City.
Before that, to kick of the week with a really fun event, Creative Cape Town and the Iziko SA National Gallery are inviting young people between the ages of 16 and 25 to come and “Diss da Art” on 24 September because everyone has the right to be an art critic. The 1910-2010: From Pierneef to Gugulective exhibition will bear the brunt of the comments, and a roving team of videographers will capture the opinions of the youth taking part. Entrance to the gallery, and all the museums around the Company’s Garden, is free on September 24 durıng the My Cape Town weekend.
All through the week, Coffeebeans Routes will be running daily Creative Cape Town tours to highlight some of the hidden creative magic of the city, the creativity that is not easily accessible but is such a vital part of the city’s flavour. Tours are between 2 and 6pm.
Remember, if you need a break from walking around the city, the MyCiti inner city bus route will be starting again on September 24. The buses are free on Fridays, and very affordable the rest of the week.
On 28 September, the Cape Town Design Network will be hosting three of the country’s top design magazine editors at Free World Coating in Waterkant Street. They’ll get a chance to tell the audience of design professionals and others what they think of design in Cape Town and what are our chances of becoming World Design Capital.
And then, to finish the week with a blast, Creative Cape Town will be hosting the best Loeries after-party in the city at Fiction in Long Street with African Dope Records, Peroxide and Mahala.
Long Street wıll be the Loerıes Vıllage durıng the Loerıe Awards weekend. Long street wıll rock on Saturday and Sunday nıghts – enjoy the street buzz or some of the many delıghts the street offers.
Fınd out more and add your own events to www.creatıveweekct.co.za
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