Fabulous theatre, dance and music at the Cape Town Fringe Festival

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The Woman With A Baby On Her Back.

After months of rehearsing, building stages, scenes, podiums and props, the runway has been prepared and the 2017 Cape Town Fringe Festival has landed.

From 21 September to 8 October, thirteen Cape Town venues will host over one hundred productions, leaving audiences across the Mother City spoiled for choice (see which shows are first on the line-up below). Continue reading

Artists to help raise funds for Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

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El Anatsui, Warrior (2015) – Aluminium and copper wire. Estimate: £400,000–600,000

Christie’s will present work by some of the world’s leading international contemporary artists, donated to benefit Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, the first major contemporary art museum in Africa, which will open in Cape Town during September 2017.

Fourteen artists including El Anatsui, Roger Ballen, Yto Barrada, Peter Beard, Eamonn Doyle & Niall Sweeney, Frances Goodman, Kendell Geers, Antony Gormley, Rashid Johnson, Isaac Julien, Harland Miller, Athi-Patra Ruga, Yinka Shonibare MBE and Pascale Marthine Tayou, will be offered in Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction on the 8 March.

The proceeds will be used towards Zeitz MOCAA’s endowment to ensure the long-term sustainability of the museum. Continue reading

Christopher Duigan celebrates Chopin in a special Cape Town concert

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Christopher Duigan.

CELEBRATED concert pianist, Christopher Duigan, will be performing the music of Frédéric Chopin at St Andrew’s Church in Greenpoint, Cape Town at 3 pm on Saturday, August 20.

He will be playing the composer’s Ballade No 3, waltzes in E-flat, A minor and B minor, three Etudes from Op. 10, Scherzo No. 1, and a selection of Nocturnes. Continue reading