Live events, art exhibitions, happenings, unconferences and more…

CULTIVATING HERITAGE

The Cultivate Collective invites you to the launch of its new marketplace in the Salt Orchard complex in Salt River, Cape Town with a free Heritage Month programme focusing on natural history, arts and culture, music, performance and wine. Kicking off on 8 September – with a talk by Patric Mellet followed by a wine tasting led by Denzel Swarts of Son of the Soil – the programme runs until 30 September 2021. Cultivate’s Facebook Events will clue you in. 

RECIPE FOR SA SUCCESS

Celebrate our cross-cultural heritage through food. This month, we’ve gathered a host of local foodie influencers and chefs, who’ll be preparing African delights like mopani worms, idombolo, trotters and gizzards on Seven Colours Grill Seasoning™’s social media. Local nose-to-tail heroes who’ll be cooking live for you are: Ella Khumalo the Cook, Meals with Mash, Meals with Tumi, and Sifo, The Cooking Husband. Take a bite!

DISRUPTING FIRST THURSDAYS

Contemporary artist Emma Willemse has an extraordinary “library” of artist’s books on show at Union House in Cape Town. From 17h00-21h00 on Thursday, 2 September 2021 she’ll be giving a walkabout of her show Disrupt and delivering an intriguing performative intervention. Secure your place via info@spierartstrust.co.za.

LIFE BEGINS WITH 40 under 40

KRONE X WHATIFTHEWORLD gallery presents 40 under 40 from 25 September 2021 to 28 February 2022. This intriguing presentation of 60 diverse works from 40 young artists – all under the age of 40 – will be installed across seven indoor and outdoor sites at the historic Twee Jonge Gezellen Estate, the home of Krone Cap Classique, in Tulbagh. Viewing hours are Monday to Saturday, from 10h00-16h00. Contact igsaan@whatiftheworld.com for info.

COCREATING THE FUTURE

#cocreateDESIGN FESTIVAL runs from 20-23 September 2021 as a hybrid event with small in-person gatherings, site tours and online options. An initiative of the Mission Network of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in South Africa, organised in collaboration with the Craft and Design Institute (CDI), the event aims to stimulate ideas that result in change. Don’t miss this chance to help design a brave new post-Covid-19 world… Booking is via Quicket.

CALLING YOUNG CREATIVES

Design Indaba is once again issuing a Call for Entry for its annual Design Indaba Emerging Creatives Programme. Applications for the 2022 cycle of this prestigious talent search and support programme are now open via this link. Submissions close on 30 October 2021.

HERITAGE FLAVOUR

This September, Spier’s Heritage tasting pairs trad ZA flava with contemporary classics from the wine farm’s award-winning repertoire. Good value and good values to be found at the iconic winelands destination.

SPRING IS THE THING!

Optimistic Spring, the season of fresh starts, has been embraced by Plascon’s latest trend-led palette. Titled Endless Hope, the soft pastels and neutrals create an ethereal, soothing feeling that will inject freshness and lightness into your home.

ADVENTURES IN AUDIO

The hills are alive with the sound of New Music. Listen to Displaced, composer Michael Blake’s live performance, in situ at Emma Willemse’s landmark Disrupt art exhibition, at Union House in Cape Town at 18h00 on 29 September 2021. Blake’s aural landscape is inspired by Willemse’s impressive array of artist’s books and mixed media works, which will be on show at the same time. RSVP via mishqa@scoutpr.co.za.

THE POWER OF EIGHT

In Chinese culture, 8 is considered a lucky number – it sounds like the word meaning to generate wealth. In Japan, it’s multiplicity. Mathematically, 8 is the first cubic number, and when laid on its side, represents infinity. In Christianity, it is the symbol of new life and resurrection.

Taking all this into account, we hope that our company’s 8th birthday brings an infinite amount of luck and renewal to us all. We’ve chosen to celebrate by making a donation to charity – in multiples of 8 of course! – in the name of our clients, colleagues, suppliers, friends and family!

Our happy playlister? K-pop idol IU’s “Eight” single, produced by and featuring BTS member Suga, bounces between music genres, futurism, fantasy and anime. The K-pop industry ranks 6th in the world’s music market Top 10.