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Creative Week Cape Town
Celebrate creativity in the streets of the Mother City
From Saturday 15, to Sunday, 23 September 2012, The Cape Town Partnership presents Creative Week Cape Town, a celebration of crowdsourced Mother City events for creatives by creatives.
The week long homage to artists, advertisers, architects, authors and more encourages and invites locals to put together an event that uses the people and places in this vibrant city. Participants can then submit the event to the Cape Town Partnership, who will, in return, promote it as part of the Creative Week Cape Town.
This grassroots movement was brought to life as a legacy event in Cape Town’s bid for World Design Capital 2014 – a bid the city successfully won in 2012. The aims of the festival are to strengthen creative communities and to cultivate a stronger creative knowledge economy in the Mother City; goals that the Cape Town Partnership hopes to achieve by providing platforms from which creatives can showcase their workand by presenting themselves as resource that innovators can use to facilitate their craft and build a support network.
Thus, for this week in September, South Africans – and those from farther afield - will flock to the Mother City to celebrate creativity in various mediums in and around the CBD.
Besides the main events, there are a host of lunchtime events happening around the CBD.
- Parklets – Take a stroll through the CBD and discover spots transformed into parklets – ‘reclaimed’ and ‘renamed’ parking spaces made over into mini parks – these installations aim to encourage Capetonians to use greener modes of transport in light of International Car Free Day on Saturday, 22 September 2012. Parklets can be found at 105 Harrington Street, East City (outside Our Lucky Café) and 133 Bree Street, Cape Town (outside Clarke’s).
- Have your say – Artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang engaged with her neighbours in New Orleans with the ‘Before I die...’ installation, a project that erected blackboards and encouraged participants to fill in the blank with their ambitions. Take part in this worldwide movement during Creative Week.
- WikiLovesMonuments – Take part in this exciting national photographic competition that celebrates our heritage through our monuments. Snap Cape Town’s monuments during your lunch time and stand a chance to win some great prizes.
- Open for Lunch – Get down to Harrington Street for great vibes and even better food, retro food trucks will set-up shop in The Fringe district for the duration of Creative Week (and every Thursday thereafter).
For more information on what’s happening, check out Creativeweekct.co.za for a detailed line-up of events.
Candy Chang – Before I die…
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