Tokara celebrates the release of its new vintages with ‘wine made art’

TOKARA Wine Made Art _ Konrad Brand _ 2013

TOKARA Wine Made Art – Konrad Brand (2013)

South Africa, Stellenbosch; TOKARA has much to celebrate in September. With the coming of spring, this unique winery releases its new vintages to the public at its annual Gala event – among them the highly acclaimed TOKARA Director’s Reserve wines, Reserve collection and Limited Release wines – and at the same time launches its annual selection of “Wine Made Art” for viewing.

Forty-five students from the Marié Stander School of Art literally transform wine into art when they dip their paintbrushes in 2011 TOKARA Shiraz, to visually portray their interpretations of this year’s relevant theme: “2014 World Design Capital – Cape Town”. The World Design Capital title is awarded every second year to those cities that recognise design as a tool for social, cultural and economic development.Continue Reading …

Get ready – The festival of beer is heading to town!

Darling Brew

Darling Brew

After the massive success of the inaugural Joburg Festival of Beer in 2013, the Festival of Beer will be returning to Jozi for another thirst quenching showcase of all-things-beer on the 26th to the 28th September at Pirates Sports Club, which will be followed by the fifth edition of the Cape Town Festival of Beer taking place on the 28th-30th November at Hamilton’s Rugby Club.

The Festivals have cemented themselves as SA’s largest annual gathering for brewers, beer-lovers, first timers, experts, and those who are just looking for a bit of a party. It is no doubt the ultimate celebration of brewing heritage, culture and beer craft from around SA and abroad.Continue Reading …

Creative Cape Town opens call to participate in Creative Week 2014

unnamedCape Town’s fifth annual expression of crowd-sourced creativity, Creative Week Cape Town, is set for Saturday 13 to Sunday 21 September 2014.

Creative Week is a celebration of creativity, innovation and culture, set against the backdrop of the Loerie Awards and coordinated by Creative Cape Town, a project of the Cape Town Partnership. Creative Week serves as a platform for expression, involvement and experimentation across genres by all Capetonians.

A crowdsourced calendar of events with no entry requirements, the 2014 Creative Week programme is now open for submissions, which can include events, exhibitions, ideas, installations, films, dialogues and gatherings. Creative Week serves as a platform for expression, involvement and experimentation across all communities. Past activities have included public art tours, citizen inspired poetry and yoga in public spaces. Continue Reading …

Cape wild flowers shout Spring

Table Mountain from Durbanville’s Canola Fields.  Image by Hassner Pepler.

Table Mountain from Durbanville’s Canola Fields. Image by Hassner Pepler.

Nothing mirrors the promise of spring like Mother Nature’s own floral explosion as the Cape’s wild flowers burst into colour each spring.

In Cape Town, highway verges, road islands and green parks show off their own seasonal signals with arum lilies, disas and daisies.

From a day out to a weekend trip or extended stay; Cape Town and her surrounding flower-gazing fields are the perfect place to spend time in nature this August and September.  With such a limited window of opportunity it’s best to go sooner rather than later, before the rolling hills of colour disappear ahead of summer.

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Old meets new in Stellenbosch during Heritage Month

Stellenbosch offers so much more than just quality wines.

Stellenbosch offers so much more than just quality wines.

Steeped in history, vibrant Stellenbosch offers so much more than just quality wines. This September, the City of Oaks will celebrate an entire Heritage Month of taste and traditions unique to this quaint town, with a rich tapestry of old and new attractions waiting to be explored.

“One cannot get away from the fact that we were the first wine route in the country and that we are still leading the way in so many facets. With our enviable wine lifestyle also comes an incredible, multi-layered history and charming, yet contemporary culture weaved throughout our forever young town, and that is what we want to bring to life during the month of September,” shares Annareth Bolton, CEO of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes.Continue Reading …

Give Responsibly with the City of Cape Town

Simply SMS “GIVE” to 38802 to donate R10

Simply SMS “GIVE” to 38802 to donate R10

During winter, Cape Town is one of the coldest and wettest cities in South Africa, which makes life incredibly hard for the city’s 7 000 homeless people. We welcome your assistance to those who are less fortunate and living on the streets.

We are asking you to give responsibly by not giving handouts directly to street people, and instead donating to organisations that assist street people.

We know that you love our city and want to assist where you can, especially during the long colder months, and as a caring city we want to make sure contributions serve to assist recipients not just for a day or two, but in the long-term. Unfortunately handouts often keep the cycle going and encourage homeless people to remain on the streets.Continue Reading …

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