Image: Lisa Burnell
Cape Town’s annual expression of creativity is approaching (14-22 September) and a call to entry is out for events, exhibitions, ideas, installations, films, talks and gatherings to participate in Creative Week Cape Town 2013.
Part of the Loeries Awards, Creative Week is conceived and managed by Creative Cape Town; a project of the Cape Town Partnership, and serves as a platform for expression, involvement and experimentation – a chance to showcase innovative ideas and experiences, whilst the Loeries is in town.Calling on the public to “Turn the City Inside Out”, the crowd-sourced Creative Week programme will evolve over the forthcoming weeks as the people of Cape Town add their events.Some interesting items are already confirmed on the programme:
- Ed Suter – author of the book Sharp Sharp; will be conducting street tours of Cape Town to explore street culture through fashion, public art and commerce.
- Artist Shani Judes is curating a series of public art experiences that will explore the various types of public art, from the CBD to the Cape Flats, and Khayelitsha.
- Bicycle movement, Moonlight Mass, will do a special Creative Week edition on the 21st September
- In partnership with Creative Cape Town, photographer Andrew Brauteseth will host intimate walkabouts throughout the CBD, giving participants a glimpse into what makes urban life so diverse and interesting to document.
- Creative Cape Town’s Meet the Maker events will offer a glimpse into the spaces, personalities and processes of many different types of local creatives through a series of studio visit experiences.
- International Park (ing) day is on the 20th September, and Capetonians can look forward to more parklets popping up around town – a legacy from the first ever parklet in Cape Town that launched during Creative Week 2011 when parklets transformed metered parking into temporary urban mini-parks. Read more about Park (ing) Day here: parkingday.org
In addition, the Loeries International Seminar of Creativity brings an inspirational programme of creative thought leaders to the city for a series of talks on 20th September at City Hall – loeries.com
Capetonians and visitors wishing to explore Creative Week Cape Town should keep visiting the event calendar on www.creativeweekct.co.za
SUBMIT AN EVENT
Anyone wanting to add their event to the programme should also do so through the website. There are several categories:
- Learn – events that expand the mind from lectures to launches
- Play – fun happenings that defy conventional categorisation
- Move – activities that get people on the go – whether walking, cycling or doing yoga
- See – anything visual goes such as film screenings, street art interventions or pop-up exhibitions
- Do – events that require active participation like classes or networking events
- Hear – all things auditory from opera to spoken word
This city is bursting at the seams with people and collectives who are doing creative and interesting things all the time, Creative Week opens up this energy, giving creatives a platform and explorers an exciting window into the culture of Cape Town right now.
Cape Town Partnership CEO, Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana
14-22 September 2013
Venue: Various in Cape Town
Cost: Free with some events charging individual costs
Twitter: @CreativeCT #CWCT2013