Aug 18, 2018 10:00 AM

Learn to trade forex like a Pro! We will teach you everything you need to know about the forex industry. We will you to understand and read the financial markets. By attending this event we will provide you with lifetime free mentorship until you are ready to trade by yourself. What you will learn: Forex History Trading Strategies Psychology Risk and Money Management The list above only covers a few things that we will teach. There are so much more to learn. Once you have completed the beginners class, then we will offer you our free "Advance Forex Course" We will be with you every step of the way. Sign up for an individual account: Sign up for a partner account: Chat with us on WhatsApp: Chat with is on Telegram: Like our Facebook page at Call our office at (021) 100 - 3272 (08h30 to 16h30) or email [email protected] for more details. Please note: AvaTrade is an authorized financial service provider with its own FSP number 45984.

Aug 25, 2018 9:00 AM

Get out your business cards and meet some neat Cape Town entrepreneurs at the 2nd annual TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT Multi-City Networking Event in partnership with DIVAINE GROWTH SOLUTIONS. After the cosmopolitan city of Johannesburg, the #TropicsBusinessMixer2018 Networking Events will provide a chance for entrepreneurial-minded Cape Town business elites and emerging venture owners to meet one another. The DIVAINE GROWTH SOLUTIONS Official Launch hosted in collaboration with TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT aims to promote sustainable development in Africa through focusing on collaboration, and providing solutions to economic inclusion of women and youth. The #TropicsBusinessMixer Networking Events happen throughout the year, and are voluntarily organized in partnership with various international organizations and staff with the goals to promote the upcoming TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT. Since 2017, we’ve held various networking events with a cumulative total of 1,500+ pan-African and international attendees hailing from Africa, Europe and America. Use this opportunity to connect with like minded individuals, empower Top Business Women and Female Entrepreneurs based in Cape Town and South Africa at large and create valuable business relationships as a support system for your financial independence.   SAVE THE DATE : Saturday 25th August 2018 - From 9:00am VENUE : African pride Hotel 15 on Orange Hotel - Cape Town, Western Cape OBJECTIVE : “To connect with key players in the Energy and Business Industry”   Invite-Only Event : DIVAINE GROWTH SOLUTIONS Launch & TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT Debut #TropicsBusinessMixer2018 In Cape Town[/caption]   What you can expect from this first-ever #TropicsBusinessMixer2018 in the Mother City... 45 minutes of one to one networking opportunity to present yourself to a qualified audience. Meet the brains behind the DIVAINE GROWTH SOLUTIONS which will be officially launching their services on the day. Connect with other like minded direct investors to learn and grow. Find new business and investment opportunities and synergies. Win tickets to the upcoming TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT in October 16-20, 2018. High profile Speakers on investment topics like women in energy sector, tourism, financial markets trading, property investment and entrepreneurial development.   African Pride 15 On Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection[/caption] Why attend this most anticipated #TropicsBusinessMixer2018 in Cape town... At DIVAINE GROWTH SOLUTIONS and TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT, we understand the value of an event is all about who you engage with. Our ‘invitation-only’ approach allows us to facilitate the perfect environment that guarantees you connect with the right people. You'll get more done in this Saturday morning networking session than at any other event. Look forward to listening to our influential and leading Women Speakers sharing their knowledge on the above mentioned topics and joining your peers to participate in the grid conversation with professionals, startups and innovators. Enjoy the opportunity to learn, network, and conduct business at #TropicsBusinessMixer2018 .   Book your tickets now as space is limited and this event is strictly by invitation. Get your free ticket here on Eventbrite.   For more information, please email us at... [email protected] , [email protected] and/or [email protected] ABOUT DIVAINE GROWTH SOLUTIONS Divaine Growth Solutions is an exclusively female owned business, providing business solutions to its partners, clients and subcontractors. We aim to bring unlimited growth opportunities to society, thus driving transformation in client’s lives through excellent service and better business and growth opportunities. The organization was formed in 2017, and is exclusively black female owned by women who brings high levels of leadership experience, Customer Service, Operation Efficiency, Quality, Environmental Management, Finance and Project Management. We strongly believe that growth mindset is developed through dedication, continuous learning and hard work in order to achieve greater rewards. Official Website : ABOUT THE TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT The 2nd edition of the TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT is scheduled on 16–20 October 2018 at the Parktonian All-Suites Hotel by Marriott in Johannesburg, South Africa.The 2018 theme is “Accelerating startups in emerging markets through financial partnerships for inclusive growth and sustainable development.” In a span of five days, an array of activities are staged including Conferences, Corporate Exhibitions, Capacity Building Workshops, Country Presentations, Government to Government Meetings (G2G), Government to Business (G2B) and Business to Business Networking Features (B2B), TROPICS MAGAZINE ‘Power -List’ 2018 Unveiling and Pitch Competition. Pre-registrations can be done by email at [email protected]  or [email protected]  and follow the official hashtags : #TropicsBusinessSummit and #TropicsBusinessSummit2018 on social media. Official Website :  

Jul 18, 2018 1:00 PM

* MEMBERS:  Take 10% off your total registration by using code: MEMBER MEMBER DISCOUNT INSTRUCTIONS:  To receive your member discount, click the "Register" button and enter the promotional code by clicking the link in the upper right hand corner on the page where you select your desired classes. TO REGISTER: 1) DROP IN OR CALL – Call the Library Arts Center office at 603-863-3040 or stop by during gallery hours (Tues-Fri. 11am-4pm, Sat. 10am-2pm) Your registration is complete when we have received your competed registration form, as well as payment for the class.2) PRINT & MAIL a registration form with your check.  3) REGISTER ONLINE NOW via EventBrite. *PLEASE NOTE: If the class of your choice is full or canceled due to lack of enrollment, you will be notified and entitled to a full refund. Class tuition is due in full on or before the first day of the class session. Make-up classes will only be offered when the instructor is unable to teach his/her class. Members of the Library Arts Center may subtract 10% from tuition prices of all classes. Scholarships for children’s classes are available; please inquire.   * MEMBERS:  Take 10% off your total registration by using code: MEMBER To receive your member discount, click the "Register" button and enter the promotional code by clicking the link in the upper right hand corner on the page where you select your desired classes. *PLEASE NOTE: If the class of your choice is full or canceled due to lack of enrollment, you will be notified and entitled to a full refund. Class tuition is due in full on or before the first day of the class session. Make-up classes will only be offered when the instructor is unable to teach his/her class. 2018 Summer Schedule **NEW DATE!  Wands and Tutus Now on Monday August 13th Instructors: Becky and Eliza BatesAges 4-6Date: Monday, August 13thTime: 10:00-11:30amLocation:  15 Main Street, Newport LocationTuition: $10Magical fairy wands and colorful tutus will be created using our “tulle” boxes. Finished tutus will be modeled as we share a story from the Fancy Nancy collection. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Instructor: Chris ScottAges:  4 – 7Dates: July 9 – 13Times: 9am – 11amTuition: $40“Brown Bear” is the first of the beautifully written and brilliantly illustrated books for young children by Bill Martin Jr. Illustrated by Eric Carle. We’ll paint paper with a variety of tools, like combs and bubble wrap. We’ll write our own books and illustrate them with cut painted paper in the style of Eric Carle. Animal Paper Mache Instructor: Caitlin Mauser-RoweAges: 4 – 7Dates: July 10,11,12Times: 1pm -3pmTuition: $25 Monet Water Lilies Instructor: Caitlin Mauser-RoweAges: 4 – 7Dates: July 16Times: 9am – 11amTuition: $10 Positively Planetary! – Create a collage of the solar system! Instructor:  Fran HuotAges: 6-10Dates: July 17 – 19Times: 9am -11amTuition: $25Take an interplanetary journey in this class, as each camper creates a large-scale poster of the solar system using a variety of textures and collage techniques.  Use a variety of materials—from sandpaper to cellophane to rice crispies, glitter and melted crayons—to tickle the senses, and create a planetary masterpiece that will serve as a fun bedroom wall décor piece to take home!  Fun facts about the planets will be shared each day, as well. Surrealism, Dreams and the Analytic Mind Instructor: Allison ZitoAges: 9 – 12Dates: July 16 – 20Times: 12:30-3:30pmTuition:  $50The irony and symbolism of Surrealist artists like Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte will be featured this week. Students will look into their own subconscious pushing the limits and creating their own avant-garde dreamscapes, paintings and sculptures, with a 21st-century perspective. Rev it Up!  Learn to use a Sewing Machine Instructor:  Charen Urban with several local seamstresses and quilters as assistants!Ages:  4-6 gradersDates: July 24 – 27Times: 9am – noonTuition: $40Learn how to rev up a sewing machine to sew and create your very own, unique sewn project!  This art camp will teach participants how to use a sewing machine, from threading and filling bobbins, to cutting out your patterns, piecing and ironing.  Get all the basics in this hands- on class.  Using these machines will be liberating and safe with the assistants of several seamstress volunteers as well as the International Volunteers for Peace who will be helping out in Newport and the Arts Center this week! Train Worlds! Instructor: Chris ScottAges: 5 and upDates: July 23 – 27Times: M – F / 12:30pm – 3:30pmTuition: $50During February break from school campers built a town blanketed in snow around an HO scale train. Our town included a skating pond and hut for skates, farms, fire and police stations and an airfield. What will the summer landscape include? Campers will create a miniature town using art materials and lots of creativity and imagination! Lego Robotics Instructor: Barry & Deb ConnellAges:  7-12Dates:  Mon.-Fri., July 30-Aug. 3Times:  9:00-11:00amTuition: $50Join other young designers to create Milo, the science rover.  This LEGO workshop integrates science, engineering, technology, and computing.   Participants will work in teams to collaborate and design solutions to challenge problems in a fun environment that sparks curiosity.  If you have taken this before, know that Mr. & Mrs. Connell will offer differentiated instruction to meet all participants right where they are to keep the group as engaging and challenging as possible. Modern Manners Camp: A Look at Modern Cultural Etiquette Instructor:  Fran HuotAges:  7 – 12Dates: August 6 – 10Times:  Mon. – Thurs. 9am-11am and Friday 9am-12 noonTuition: $35Description:  The world is full of unspoken social expectations, and it’s hard to keep track of it all!  At the very core, etiquette is about RESPECT for others, and in this class, students will learn to communicate respect in a variety of social situations.   Topics covered will be social etiquette, greetings + introductions, thank-you notes, table manners, and gallery & performance etiquette.  With fun foods and interactive games, there’s never been a more exciting way to practice “manners!”  This week-long class will culminate in a special lunch where students will practice what they’ve learned. CANCELED - Art with Energy! Instructor: Allison ZitoAges: 9 – 12Dates: August 13 – 16Times: 9:00am – 12:00pmTuition: $40Students will create paintings, mobiles, stabiles, toys and more. We will look at the work of engineer and artist Alexander Calder and the artist that inspired his monumental mobiles, Piet Mondrian. Mondrian reduced his art to the most basic elements. Calder was busy with his Circus, when visited Mondrian’s studio and was inspired to make his spaces move and the mobile was invented. We’ll look at these two artists and find inspiration for our own drawings, mobiles, stabiles and paintings. CANCELED -Super Heroes *Unfortunately, this class was canceled due to lack of enrollment. Instructors: Stacey Hammerlind and Chris ScottAges: 9 – 12Dates: August 13 – 17Times: 12:30pm – 3:30pmTuition: $50Who is your super hero alter ego? Spend a week writing and drawing your own hero comic. Make your own super hero costume. What will your costume include?  Do you wear a mask and cape? Do you need a utility belt, like Batman? Draw your own trading card to reproduce. Have your photo taken as your hero. We’ll enlarge and display it at our 15 Main Sttreet gallery. Adventures of the Lake Sunapee Pirates! Instructor: Chris ScottAges: 5 and upDates: August 20 – 24Times: 9am to noonTuition: $50Children ages 5 and up engage in creative play during this art camp.Campers will make maps and fill a treasure chest with gold and jewels they make. They will build a pirate island with a cave, to play in, out of paper mache. Friendly pirates will design, make and fly their own jolly roger flag and create their own pirate costumes. Arrrrr! MUSIC WITH FRIENDS                                                                                Instructor:  Julie LoveFriday Mornings, 10:00-10:45amONGOING  (four-week session): $32.00 for caregiver & one child (per four-week session), $10 for each additional childLocation: 15 Main Street, Newport, NHAges: 0 – 5 children with a caregiver (between 6 and 12 children in the class)We recommend signing up for the full session if possible * pre-registration is highly encouraged. For those unable to attend the full session, note that drop-ins are welcome $10 a class for one child and caregiver + $5 for each additional child in that family.Description:  Experience making music with your children & friends in this class designed for young children and their caregivers. Music will come to life as everyone Sings, Dances, Drums & Claps for Fun, experimenting with voices, instruments & movement. MEMBER DISCOUNT:  Members of the Library Arts Center may subtract 10% from tuition prices of all classes. 

Oct 03, 2018 6:00 PM

UCL Institute of Advanced Studies Lies Public Lecture Series Ashraf Jamal on 'Art & Lies' The Institute of Advanced Studies is delighted to welcome Ashraf Jamal for this talk. Jamal will visit the IAS again on October 5th to launch his last book In the World: Essays on Contemporary South African Art; get your tickets here.   In The Waiting Country: A South African Witness, published in 1995, Mike Nicol arrives at the core of this paper. ‘We lie to accommodate’, he says. ‘We lie because we think it does not matter. We lie because we think that in the face of so many years of misery, a lie that is for the good is not a lie at all. And we lie because we have no self-respect. We lie because we are victims. We lie because we cannot imagine ourselves in any other way’. Nicol wrote these words in the immediate aftermath of South Africa’s first free election, intuiting then, as we all do now, the era of post-truth, and the subsequent bankruptcy of global democracy. It is all the more ironic, therefore, that it is now, in this era of fakery, that South African art, or ‘Contemporary African Art’ more generally, should assume its global ascendancy. I will deliver this paper at the same time as 1-54, the largest trade fair committed to African Art in the northern hemisphere, is underway in London. What does this fascination with African art mean today? How real, or how cynical is its current appropriation and commodification? And what relevance does it possess today? Is it merely a new-fangled fetish, profoundly disingenuous in its inflation of the Idea of Africa? Is it a new cool exercise in miserabilism? Or is it a genuine attempt to overcome an inherited pathology? Ed Young’s barbed word-works – BLACK IN FIVE MINUTES and ALL SO FUCKING AFRICAN, exhibited at Frieze in New York in 2016 – suggest the fake instantaneity of a new consciousness, at the root of which lies a smug inflation of identity politics. Smug because – despite Pankaj Mishra’s just observation of ‘a widening abyss of race, class and education’ – it has assumed an unthinking, inviolable, and declamatory righteousness as it modus operandi. Art is not an exercise in art direction, it is not the sum of a problem but its displacement and overcoming. Art does not mirror existing pathology, it re-configures the possibility for its understanding. The best African art, therefore, rewires prevailing prejudices and needs, it alters the state of play and conditions for being – it emphatically refuses to lie. To do so it must challenge its relevance, refuse its commodification, rout out its cynical neo-liberal accommodation, junk its victimhood, and radically re-imagine itself differently. Lungiswa Gqunta’s exhibition, ‘Qwitha’ – first shown at Whatiftheworld in Cape Town in 2018 – is a brilliant instance of this shape-shift. For while it reflects the on-going fatal South African human condition, it asks us to distance ourselves from pain and suspend inflammatory rage. Aberrant and chilling, hers is the kind of conceptual-and-visceral art which institutes a radical moment in this corrupt time. For Gqunta the black body in pain is not, perforce, the oracle of truth. Hers, therefore, is precisely the kind of art which refuses the ubiquitous and unscrupulous persistence in lies. Bio Ashraf Jamal is a writer and teacher. He has written numerous papers and monographs on South African art, as well as written and directed plays. He is the author of Predicaments of Culture in South Africa (Unisa / Brill), the co-author of Art in South Africa: the Future-Present (David Philip Publishers), and the co-editor of Indian Ocean Studies: Social, Cultural, and Political Perspectives (Routledge). He co-authored 100 Good Ideas: Celebrating 20 years of Democracy. Jamal is currently publishing a book on Robin Rhode titled The Geometry of Colour , that he edited and co-authored, and is finishing a monograph: Fugitive Vision: Neo-Expressionism, a South African Revival. He was shortlisted for the MNET Prize for his novel about the Cape Town art scene, Love Themes for the Wilderness (Kwela / Random House). He won the Sanlam Prize for the title story of his collection of short fiction, The Shades (Brevitas). Jamal is the former editor of ARTsouthAFRICA and ARTAFRICAand has taught in the fields of world literature, postcoloniality, media studies, and visual culture at the Universities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Natal, Rhodes, Malaya (Malaysia), and Eastern Mediterranean (N. Cyprus). He currently lectures in Film & Media Studies at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). He lives in Observatory, Cape Town. All welcome.  Please note that there may be photography and/or audio recording at some events and that admission is on a first come first served basis. Please follow this FAQ link for more information. Image: Ashraf Jamal by Lerato Maduna

Sep 19, 2018 3:00 PM

Join us for the next stop of the AfricArena Tour in Dakar, Senegal! We have selected some of the best startups of the Senegalese ecosystem to come and pitch on September 19 in Dakar. Get ready for an intense afternoon of pitches: they will have 3 min each to convince the jury to fly them of the grand final in Cape Town on 15 & 16 November 2018. 1/ Corporate challenge pitches: Solve key problems in the travel and energy sectors! in partnership with VINCI Energies, AirFrance-KLM & Saint-Gobain 2/ Ecosystem challenge pitches: Get selected to represent Senegal at AfricArena 2018!  Programme of the afternoon includes: - Welcome Word from the AfricArena team- Panel discussion with key figures of the ecosystem (invesotrs, startups CEOs)- Pitching competition - Cocktail & Networking *Free entrance - Limited seats available, RSVP essential.*Contact us at [email protected] for any question!

Oct 05, 2018 6:00 PM

IAS Book Launch In the World by Ashraf Jamal - in conversation with Tamar Garb The IAS is delighted to welcome Ashraf Jamal for the book launch of In the World. Jamal will visit the IAS again on October 3rd to talk about 'Art & Lies'; get your tickets here.  This is a collection of essays, focused on 24 South African artists, designed to reconfigure the national narrative within a broader African and global context.  An inclusive exercise in cultural analysis, this book deals with the gravitas and folly of identity politics, the boom of so-called African art, and the fetish and fascination with a global Esperanto. Designed to provoke thought and feeling, it is hoped that this collection of essays on South African art will reach a wide audience. The book’s strength lies in its diversity of focus and cultural frameworks. It offers no defining system or divining rod. Rather, it is hoped that this book will provide a healthy contribution to an already thriving debate regarding the value and purpose of contemporary art, the on-going significance of the decolonising project, and the importance of art from Africa in the global pantheon. Bio Ashraf Jamal is a writer and teacher. He has written numerous papers and monographs on South African art, as well as written and directed plays. He is the author of Predicaments of Culture in South Africa (Unisa / Brill), the co-author of Art in South Africa: the Future-Present (David Philip Publishers), and the co-editor of Indian Ocean Studies: Social, Cultural, and Political Perspectives (Routledge). He co-authored 100 Good Ideas: Celebrating 20 years of Democracy. Jamal is currently publishing a book on Robin Rhode titled The Geometry of Colour , that he edited and co-authored, and is finishing a monograph: Fugitive Vision: Neo-Expressionism, a South African Revival. He was shortlisted for the MNET Prize for his novel about the Cape Town art scene, Love Themes for the Wilderness (Kwela / Random House). He won the Sanlam Prize for the title story of his collection of short fiction, The Shades (Brevitas).  Jamal is the former editor of ARTsouthAFRICA and ARTAFRICA and has taught in the fields of world literature, postcoloniality, media studies, and visual culture at the Universities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Natal, Rhodes, Malaya (Malaysia), and Eastern Mediterranean (N. Cyprus). He currently lectures in Film & Media Studies at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). He lives in Observatory, Cape Town. All welcome.  Please note that there may be photography and/or audio recording at some events and that admission is on a first come first served basis. Please follow this FAQ link for more information.

Mar 15, 2019 10:00 AM

I'm so excited to be offering this experience to the world - a truly one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect deeply with the indigenous KhoiSan (bushmen) people of Southern Africa, in a ten day journey to the remote and beautiful Kalahari desert country. This a truly off- the-beaten- track cultural adventure like no other ever offered, its open-hearted, close-up, personal and unique. A transformational journey - you will never be the same again. It is a window into what their world really looks like, not an idealised, romantic vision, but as it looks here, now. In this truth, we will be able to deeply connect with each other and share our hopes and dreams, as humans on the same planet, as souls connected by our hearts.  Price is ex - Cape Town. (I am happy to help you find the cheapest flight prices). Includes - all accommodation (no camping). Workshop fees. Bushman cultural tour. One night/early morning wildlife Safari tour. Two National park entry fees and conservation levies. Kalahari Desert Festival entry fees. Traditional Damara meal and khoi dance demonstration (subject to availability) at Riemvasmaak. Hot springs. Internal travel (overnight buses, hire vehicles, insurances, fuel etc.) Seven breakfasts. A personal English-Afrikaans and cultural translator (me). Adventure facilitator (me again!). Lots of love, hugs and fun. Small group size (place for seven participants maximum). Journey subject to minimum numbers. March 2019 (exact dates to be announced) Projected itinerary (subject to change): note that dates specified might alter slightly. Day one: Pickup at Cape Town International airport at 9.30am or Cape Town city at 10.30am.Drive to Yserfontein (1 hr) to settle into our tented cabins at Khwa ttu San bushman cultural centre, stopping at Bloubergstrand for supplies and magnificent views towards table mountain on the way. Day two: Breakfast provided. Morning cultural experience with San / bushman knowledge holders on land - including an introduction to animal tracking and traditional medicinal plants.Back to Cape Town for a sunset walk up the ancient rocky hills surrounding table mountain. Meditation with the setting rays of the sun.Accommodation in Cape Town. Day three: Breakfast provided. Optoional early morning at Milnerton flea market. Weaving workshop with a traditional weaver/ sangoma from Dunoon informal settlement, at Design Afrika in Woodstock. Overnight bus to Upington, Northern Cape. Day four: Drive to Augrabies Falls National park, with a walk to the falls to see the amazing proliferation of rainbow lizards and views of the deep gorge and thundering water etching its way into the earth. See the huge rose quartz rock and smaller pieces which riddle the landscape in this area. A special place indeed! Bush drive or optional (pre- booked only) special rapid rafting trip on the Orange river (grade 2 and 3 rapids), then on to Riemvasmaak hot springs for a traditional bushman/ Khoi meal, dancing and a soak in hot springs under the stars. Accommodation at Riemvasmaak. Day five: Drive to our accommodation near Andriesvale (4 hours), see the huge, amazing sociable weaver nests that line the road, in trees and on telephone poles. (We call them drop bears because that’s what they look like!) Relax at the pool.  Day six to eight: Breakfasts provided. Kalahari desert festival (KDF), which includes Weavery’s informal cultural exchange weaving workshops (and possibly other bush crafts like traditional doll making TBA). Lunch/dinner options from various local traditional food stalls at very low prices.  Day nine: Breakfast provided. Activities with local bushman craftsmen (like Yasre and his wife pictured in the event image) like bow-and arrow shooting/ making, porcupine quill necklace making, ostrich egg shell drilling and sanding, learning Nama language (with clicks, like in ‘The Gods must be Crazy’), home visits. Optional extras - opportunity to ‘sit with’ internationally reknowned traditional bushman spiritual healer Isak Kruiper (spiritual healing experience), dune surfing in the red Kalahari sand, or a visit to the meercat sanctuary. Day ten: Drive to Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Count the vulture nests atop the trees that line the river alongside, on the way. Relax at your bungalow or have a swim at Tweerivieren rest camp, in the park. Evening or next morning safari drive in the park, to spot the amazing wildlife. If we are lucky, we could even see a lion or a cheetah! Day eleven: Slowly make our way back to Upington. Overnight bus back to Cape Town. Day twelve: Arrival in Cape Town at 9am. Breakfast together before we part ways. Investment: $2950 pp, extra $100 for the double bed instead of a single. (Accommodation includes 2, 3 and 4- person share rooms). Ex Cape Town. Suitable for both women and men. Additional itinerary optional (Cape Town is an amazing place) could include a trip up table mountain in the cable car, a trip to Langa township, Cape Point nature reserve, penguins at Boulders beach, Hout Bay markets, wine tours, underground tunnel tour, Jazz club visit and a visit to the V and A waterfront including the magnificent Zeitz Moccaa contemporary African art museum. Then in April, it’s time for Afrika Burn. Yeeeew! Exciting adventures ahead!

Oct 13, 2018 10:00 AM

The eighteenth annual Wellfleet OysterFest® will take place the weekend after Columbus Day ~ Saturday and Sunday, October 13 & 14, 2018 from 10am until 5pm in Wellfleet, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This two-day family festival celebrates the town's famous oysters, clams and shellfishing traditions bringing together locals and visitors alike for a weekend full of hometown flavor and big time fun! There is something for everyone: local cuisine, a fine art and craft show, educational programs, culinary demonstrations, children's activities, shellfish farm tours, live music and the annual Oyster Shuck-Off competition. Visit our website at for a full schedule of activities. Wellfleet SPAT, Shellfish Promotion and Tasting, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that produces and promotes the Wellfleet OysterFest®. The organization is devoted to sustaining Wellfleet's shellfishing and aquaculture industries. The Wellfleet OysterFest began in 2001 as an impromptu event intended for Wellfleet residents to celebrate the bounty of the fall season. It was so successful that organizers committed to hold the event annually. The event has been wildly successful attracting an average of 20,000 visitors to the Cape during the shoulder season. Even the name honors the oyster. The acronym SPAT is also the name for a newly attached baby oyster. SPAT produces several fundraising events each year proceeds from which support the organization’s educational mission which include a college scholarship program, community grant awards and initiatives to support Wellfleet’s shellfishing and aquaculture industries. To date, SPAT has awarded more than $458,000 between the high school scholarship program and its community grants.  Support the shellfishing and aquaculture industries by offering a donation or getting involved. To find out how to help contact [email protected]   Admission is $10 per day. Children 12 and under are free.  Wellfleet residents are admitted free on Sunday with proof of residence. Please no pets, only service animals will be allowed into festival grounds. Do not leave animals in your parked cars.  Absolutely no outside alcohol will be allowed into the ‘Fest. All bags are subject to search.   SPAT offers FREE shuttle transportation from the town parking lots listed below. Shuttles run approximately every 20 minutes and drop off at Town Center from 9:30 am until 5:30pm. Please be advised that most of the municipal lots and private businesses charge a fee for parking. All parking is subject to availability so please carpool to reduce congestion. There is a $10 fee per car to park at the town beach parking lots including Newcomb’s Hollow Beach, White Crest Beach and LeCounts Hollow Beach (Maguire Landing). Please go to those beach lots in the order listed. Anyone with a Resident Beach or Resident Beach/Transfer sticker will not be charged for parking at the beach lots during OysterFest. The Town Pier will charge $15 per car to benefit the Marina Enterprise Fund. SPAT provides limited handicap parking at the Mayo Beach Parking Area with wheelchair accessible shuttle bus service to the center of town. The Wellfleet Congregational Church at 200 Main Street will reserve 20 handicapped spaces on a first come first serve basis. Fee for parking at the chuch is by donation, $25 is suggested. Drivers are permitted and encouraged to drop off persons in wheelchairs at either entrance to the Fest and then park car in any of the available lots. OysterFest staff or Wellfleet Police will assist upon request. Additional free parking with walking access to the 'Fest is located at the Wellfleet Elementary School on Lawrence Rd., Cove Corner on Route 6 and the Mayo Beach Parking Area. Please consider our neighbors by not parking in unauthorized lots, drives or town streets.  The Town of Wellfleet will ticket or in some cases tow vehicles in invalid parking spaces. 

Aug 15, 2018 7:00 PM

Led by former resident Tahir Karmali, this three-part series of participatory roundtables uses recipe exchanges and the history of ingredients as a platform to discuss migration, immigration, and cultural exchange. Each session will focus on one specific ingredient to touch on themes around trade, exploitation, colonialism, and ownership. Participants are asked to submit a recipe (can be culturally specific, completely original, or fusion) that uses the specific ingredient behind the session, and come prepared to discuss the recipe's origin and the inspiration for sharing. During the third session of our roundtable, we will delve into potatoes! The potato was introduced to China during the Ming Dynasty and quickly became an Imperial Family delicacy. Prior to the Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda consumed more potatoes than any Western European country. The earliest archeological remains date back to 2500 BC and was found off the coast of Peru. Submit your potato recipe here. Working across multiple mediums, materials, and photography, Brooklyn-based artist Tahir Karmali’s interests lie in manipulating materials that perpetuate colonialism. He draws from his own experiences as a Kenyan citizen to structure narratives around migratory identity. Karmali received his Masters of Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts, New York. Selected exhibitions include “Jua Kali,” a part of “Making Africa,” High Museum of Art, Atlanta (2017), Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands (2016), and Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain (2015), among other venues; and “PAPER:Work,” Art Africa Fair, Cape Town, and Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, both 2017. Yael Raviv is the founder and director of the Umami Food and Art Festival, and the author of Falafel Nation: Cuisine and the Making of National Identity in Israel. She received her PhD from NYU's Department of Performance Studies, and has subsequently been writing about food and culture in her native Israel and about food and art; teaching in NYU's Nutrition and Food Studies Department; and working with early-stage start-ups in the tech industry at the intersection of food, events, and technology.  

Sep 01, 2018 7:30 PM

Enchanted Campfire Tales Series presents "8th Generation Storytelling - Songs & Stories from South Africa" with Jacqui du Toit About the Evening's Stories & Themes:Open your imagination and prepare to be mesmerized by Jacqui’s tales from her homeland, South Africa. Dynamic, exciting, and entertaining, her traditional dances, music, singing and visual art will leave you with goosebumps. Click here to see a video of Jacqui perform! Storyteller's Bio: Originally from South Africa, Jacqui du Toit trained in theatre & performance at the University of Cape Town. She now lives in Ottawa and takes her theatre, dance and storytelling to stages and festivals across the country and around the world through her performing arts company, 8th Generation Storytelling. An actress and arts educator, Jacqui will be featured this fall in Bell Media’s Creatorland documentary series. Click here to see a preview! ___________________________________________ The "Enchanted Campfire Tales" series brings together performers from across Ontario and Quebec on Saturdays in the summer in Whitney, Ontario at the edge of Algonquin Park for an evening of storytelling, songs around the campfire, and community experiences. Each week features different artists (many are affiliated with Storytellers of Canada) who each share unique, delightful and engaging stories with audiences of all ages. We hope to see you here! This event is entirely outside, rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair for maximum comfort.

Oct 10, 2018 1:00 PM

13th Annual CCF/FCMA Conference The Canadian Crafts Federation/Fédération canadienne des métiers d’art is pleased to is pleased to invite you to our 13th annual conference, Placemaking: The Unique Connection Between Craft, Community + Tourism. From Wednesday, October 10th to Monday, October 15th, 2018, join us in beautiful Nova Scotia for this wonderful gathering of craft sector leaders from around the country. With three distinct sections in Cape Breton, Halifax and Lunenburg, you will experience three sessions of tours, panels, lectures, and networking, with a dose of East Coast charm. Pre-Conference Tour of Cape Breton (Oct 10 - 12th) The Halifax Sessions (Oct 12 & 13) The Lunenburg Sessions (Oct 14th) Sessions held in Lunenburg on Oct 15th are invitational only for CCF/FCMA Members This conference explores the question: What does craft look like in relation to community and tourism? In order to create a craft identity, artists and organizations are engaging and experimenting within culture and community in an effort to attract and retain tourist audiences. Placemaking will highlight the role of contemporary craft culture in strengthening and encouraging community development. By exploring the positive impact of craft practice on both physical and virtual communities, we’ll share information on craft’s role in enhancing the sense of belonging, understanding, and appreciation of community members, leading to happier, healthier, more positive social interactions.  Join us in Nova Scotia, where you’ll encounter five days packed with educational experiences and networking opportunities with people from all over Canada! Whether you represent a Craft Council, a Guild, an Educational Institution or otherwise: This conference is designed for you! View the itinerary here. Just interested in the social stuff? Join us for FREE for the Craft Social, an evening of networking and celebration where we will present the 2018 Robert Jekyll Award for Leadership in Craft at a secret location in downtown Halifax. RSVP in the 'tickets' section above and watch for more details soon! FAQ Is my registration/ticket transferrable?No, tickets are not transferrable. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?Printed copies are not needed for the conference. Once you have registered, your name will automatically be included on our attendance list. Do I have to be a Member of the CCF/FCMA to attend?No, we have Non-Member ticket options. How do I become a CCF/FCMA member?Find out more about CCF/FCMA memberships on the CCF/FMCA website ( Staff members and recognized volunteers of Craft Council Member and Affiliate Members are welcome to attend the conference at the CCF/FCMA member price. How do I access special pricing for members and students? Email [email protected] to request a membership code or student code. Then, input the code after you click on the green "tickets" button at the top right of this webpage. A prompt will appear in the top right of the pop up box to enter your promotional code. Where should I stay if I’m coming out of town? Travelling for the event? You're not alone! Delegates from every province and territory are expected to attend. Accommodations for conference delegates are available at the Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites at a special rate of $169/night. Note that there are a limited number of rooms available at this price. Book your space and register for the conference today. Book by Phone: To book, call 1-800-565-2020