The Cape Town blog is the best place to start if you love Cape Town and want to enjoy our wonderful city.
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This is your invitation to travel to the Motherland/Cape town South Africa! Details about the trip are below. For updates and information: Search Two Oceans Travel on Facebook (Starting March 1, 2018).
About Cape Town: Cape town is located at the southern tip of South Africa, also known as the Western Cape Providence. It is known for its diversity in cultures and languages. There are 11 official languages that are recognized as well as several unofficial languages. South Africa's population currently consists of over 50 million people.
The Experience: This week long group excursion has been designed for you to enjoy this historic, beautiful, scenic and relaxing city and country. A schedule has been created so you can see the major highlights of this majestic and vibrant city. And, there will be plenty of time for hanging out, shopping, eating local dishes and experiencing local entertainment.
First Time? If this will be your first trip to Cape Town and are ready to indulge yourself within a culturally diverse city that boasts the world's most beautiful sights, sounds and atmostphere, you won't be disapponted. Come with an open mind and prepare to enjoy this unforgettable once in a lifetime opportunity.
A new level of sophistication and unparalleled luxury living has arrived in the heart of cosmopolitan Cape Town. Innovative design, personalised amenities and unsurpassed service catering to your every need are all part of the five-star experience you can expect as a guest of Pepperclub.
Superbly located, the hotel’s features include, among others, opulent interiors, a contemporary cuisine-themed restaurant, an intimate private cinema, a swimming pool with panoramic views, a fully-equipped gymnasium, a luxurious spa, 24-hour concierge service and security. In addition, a serene palm tree-lined courtyard connects directly to the city’s vibrant Long Street with its boutique shops and cosmopolitan night life.
Pepperclub also sports a fleet of luxury vehicles including a Rolls Royce Ghost for chauffeuring guests to and from the airport and business meetings, as well as sight-seeing trips.
With panoramic views, our guests not only witness one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but also have a first-class springboard to all the attractions that Cape Town offers.
Each room at the Pepperclub is luxuriously appointed with all the lavish necessities you will require. All of the spacious rooms feature extra-length king size beds, with twin beds also available upon request. Each room features a dressing table, wall-mounted flat screen TV, a desk with two chairs, a comfortable easy chair, coffee table and a sleeper couch luxuriously upholstered in leather. Guests also have access to wireless Internet on a complimentary basis.
Plush linen with a selection of quality pillows are available to all guests. The well-appointed kitchen accessories includes a hob and oven, fridge, microwave and all the required crockery and cutlery. Each room features a spacious bathroom – the vast majority of which are en-suite and contain a range of top quality toiletries throughout. All rooms are fully air conditioned and include an electronic safe large enough to securely store laptops. Rooms are also available for disabled guests upon request.
The larger of the Studio Suites, with an open plan bedroom, a small sitting area and a leather sleeper couch. Certain Superior Deluxe Studios have balconies overlooking Table Mountain, Signal Hill, the city or Table Bay.
Each room has a mini bar and stocked on request.
Our Group Amenities:
• Sinatra’s is open for (daily breakfast Included) and is located on the ground floor of the hotel.
• Complimentary scheduled shuttles to the V&A Waterfront.
• Complimentary scheduled shuttles to our Camps Bay Beach facilities including lockers, beach towels and showers.
• Exclusive complimentary use of our retro 60s style, intimate and state-of-the-art cinema, consisting of 29 luxurious cinema seats and is conveniently situated on the ground floor of the hotel, adjacent to the hotel’s private conference and event rooms.
• Recreational area consisting of a modern gym, pool area, a sauna, showers and our luxurious Cayenne Spa which offers an eclectic menu of modern treatments, all of which are tailored to sooth the senses and orchestrate complete physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
• Free wireless high speed internet
• Secure undercover parking
• 24 hour room service, reception, concierge services and security
• Paparazzi Bar & Lounge is influenced by some of New York’s most stylish after-hour haunts and combines international sophistication with a uniquely South African feel. The bar features the best of international and local drinks and is the ideal place to mingle with the hotel’s guests and locals alike.
What is included in the package?
Click on the "Tickets" link to find what's included in our group rate.
Are flights included in the package?
No - however if you would like for us to arrange that for you we would be happy to. Flights range from $800 - $1500 round trip depending on your US departure city.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Maurice Foley: [email protected] / 404.808.2664
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Samuel & Co Trading UK, with Craft + Graft and YieldCoin are hosting you for an evening to learn from our panel of experts on all things related to Investing and the Blockchain / Crypto space. Our speakers are all successful business owners in the UK and South Africa and will share their hands on experience in their businesses
Update : 25% Bonus Yield Coin give away if you purchase at the event!
How do I invest overseas
Learn how to trade forex, stocks and crypto
Blockchain vs Crypto – what’s the difference?
How can my business use blockchain in the real world?
What is crypto really and when will we start using it?
Which coin should I invest in?
Crypto ICO’s – how to spot a good one
Regulation in the Crypto space – what’s the latest?
Tax implications for investing for South Africans
Samuel & Co Trading - Samuel Leach, Matt WrightOne of the UK's top prop funds and runs automated trading systems that have over 50% gains per year. They teach people from all walks of life to trade stocks and forex, invest in them, offer UK Government backed certifications and are active traders with a trading floor. They have operations in London, Birmingham and Madrid.Samuel Leach. TEDx Talk speaker with over 150 000 social media followers world wide, a millionaire by the age of 27. Sam's track record speaks for itselfMatt Wright is a partner at Samuel & Co, ZAR forex trader, blockchain evalgilist, crypto coin trader and minerBoth were speakers at our recent talk show panel in Londonhttp://www.samuelandcotrading.com/
YieldCoin - Samuel Leach
Soon to be the UK's first FCA certified ICO and ERC20 based token. YieldCoin is a diverse multipurpose token pegged to a group of businesses structured in different sectors, creating one of the only non-single point of failure tokens, backed by Finance and Banking experts. YieldCoin launches in June 2018.. http://www.myyield.io/
TooMuchWifi - Ian Thomson
TooMuchWifi delivers affordable premium internet to consumers in underserved urban communities in the developing world; South Africa’s townships are their beach head market. This company is at the forefront of extending internet access in a way that offers a full internet experience to local communities. Ian is TooMuchWifi’s CEO and co-founder, and is using his experience as a US Marine officer, investor in developing countries, and strategy consultant to steer the company.. He will be sharing how crypto-currencies have been relevant to their business thus far, and explore how crypto will be used in their business in the future during the panel discussionhttp://toomuchwifi.co.za/
Asymmetry - Kenny Hearn One of SA's top end-to-end investment education and asset management destination for investors globally. They offer both traditional investment advice and management, as well as crypto assests. Kenny is the owner and founder and comes with a wealth of experience and a proven track record in both investment management, crypto mining and tradinghttps://asymmetryam.com/
Soaring Free Superfoods - Peter Daniel
Peter Daniel introduced South Africa to Superfoods over a decade ago. Today they are South Africa's leading superfoods provider. In addition to this, Peter is also a huge crypto fan and is one of the old guard Bitcoin holders, Ethereum miner and crypto trader. A regular speaker in Cape Town, Joburg and Durban, Peter brings his thoughts on the future of a decentralised world, with new rules and boundaries.. http://www.superfoods.co.za/
6:15pm Talk Show Discussion & Questions from our host
7:00pm Drinks re-fill and break
7:30pm Introduction to YieldCoin
7:45pm Open question session from the audience
8:30pm Open discussions with the speakers and networking time
Parking is available at the event location, or up the road at the Gardens Centre
Our craft beer bar and coffee barrista will keep you refreshed while you quizz our panel..
Nicholle Kobi's Parisian Instant exhibition is a unique art affair moment! Experience a day of rejoicing in the Black Women Art Series Collection while travelling to Paris and witnessing a story of love of Black Sisterhood, Black Women and Black Families as Nicholle Kobi whisks you into an artistic journey filled of illustrations with an exquisite touch of story-telling.
Headline Artist Kobi will be showcasing her much sought-after artwork on this special occasion so join us for a Parisian Instant, an incredible moment of art, drinks, networking and more. You will also be able to meet and chat with Nicholle Kobi, purchase her art collection (prints, T-shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags, make up bags, greeting cards, and more)
A Parisian Instant with Nicholle Kobi festivities begin at 12:30 pm and conclude at 7:00pm
12:30 pm: Doors Open
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Talk and Q&A
4:30 pm until closing: Private Cocktail and signatures for VIP guests
Here is what your ticket will provide:
Free Admission Ticket - SOLD OUT
Entry to pop up (Please note Free Admission tickets holders will be required to leave the event before the start of the Talk and Q&A, i.e. by 1:30 pm)
General Admission Ticket
Entry to pop up
Access to Talk and Q&A
Entry to pop up
Access to Talk and Q&A
Champagne, white or red wine
VIP Gift Bag
Private Cocktail Hour (Intimate Setting) & Signatures with Nicholle Kobi
Come meet the black woman behind the arts and the brands, get your picture taken, meet other fabulous attendees!
Dress Code: Fashionably Chic (only... if you want to feel like a true Parisian :)
* 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.
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
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: $25
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: $40The 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: $50Learn 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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
The Centre for International Teacher Education (CITE) an initiative of The South African Research Chair in teacher Education based at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) celebrates five years of ground breaking research into issues confronting quality and equity in teacher education.
Join us for our End of Phase One Colloquium where the research team and leading national and international scholars and policy-makers and practitioners will present insights and engage in debate on the meaning of our work for the future of quality teacher education in the global South.
Before the End of Phase One Colloquium on the 10th October, a pre-colloquium event 'Pathways to Practice: Dialogue and Development' will be held on 8th October at the Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute (CTLI). This will be a seperate workshop with teachers and education practitioners which will be designed for participants to share their insights into research and practice together.
Where will the event on the 10th October take place:
The precise venue in Cape Town for the End of Phase One Colloquium will be confirmed by the organisers in due course. Please check here for updates.
Why is the event held over 2 days?
The main event to celebrate 5 years of research at CITE will take place on one day only - the 10th October. Registered participants for the 10th will be informed of the precise programme for the End of Phase One Colloquium, and will receive further details by email.
The additional meeting with teachers and education practitioners at the Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute (CTLI) will be a pre-colloquium workshop for practicing teachers, to provide a forum for dialogue and reflection. To express an interest in participating in the practitioner meeting with teachers on the 8th October, please check this page for further details and registration instructions and check the CITE Facebook page.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking options will be communicated to all registered participants, who will receive further programme details by email.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Registered participants will be sent a more detailed programme to follow.For any questions about this event contact: T. Salmon ([email protected]) or T.de Kock ([email protected])If you wish to keep in touch with our work and future events, please check our website here (CITE) and email Basheerah Simon at CPUT at: [email protected]
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
A printed ticket will be used to identify your registration on the door and will help to allocate seating.
Can I update my registration information?
You will be able to add or update your registration information online via eventbrite.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
There is no registration fee and tickets issued to registered participants are transferrable.
How should I register for this event as a member of the press or media or if I have any special requirements?
Press & Media contact: T. Salmon ([email protected]) or T.de Kock ([email protected])Other requests contact: [email protected]
Will this event be catered?
Yes - catering will be supplied for this event.
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).
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.
Internal travel (overnight buses, hire vehicles, insurances, fuel etc.)
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). http://www.kdfest.com/ 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. https://www.afrikaburn.com/
Yeeeew! Exciting adventures ahead!
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.
Join us as we celebrate Fête de la Musique - Berlin for 2018 and our end of season session! We have an incredible session lined up!
DOORS OPEN | 15h00
OPEN MIC SESSION | Music starts at 16h00 promptly
FEATURE SESSION | Music starts at 20h30 promptly
Virtual Hat | 5 - 8 EUR excl. fees suggestedDonations accepted at the door on the night
introducing Bye Beneco, Medicine Boy & Dorothy Bird
Hailing from Johannesburg, South Africa, this eclectic dream-pop sensation is making waves both locally and abroad. With a sound that stems from various styles, they refer to their opus as somewhat of a "musical ADD". Bye Beneco's live shows are as much a visual journey as they are musical.
The SAMA (South African Music Awards) nominated band toured Europe in 2016 / 2017, performing at the likes of Stimmen Festival (Lörrach) & Ancient Trance Festival (Leipzig).
Bye Beneco's latest EP, Ghetto Disko is available on iTunes and Apple Music.
Be sure not to sleep on this one as they prepare their 3rd annual Euro tour in 2018.
"The music creates a beautiful soundscape that is very easy to digest and leaves me inspired."- Gavin Lurssen, Grammy Award winning mastering engineer.
Website | http://byebeneco.com/Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/ByeBeneco/YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaj7OiEeE59XFUXwFvCR8GwSpotify | https://open.spotify.com/artist/3kMHWNlRYrb3c6NpmP8EQhInstagram | https://www.instagram.com/byebeneco/
Medicine Boy is a Dream Noise duo from Cape Town, South Africa.
Influenced by the likes of Rowland S. Howard, Spiritualized, The Mary Chain and The Bad Seeds, the pair tread the fine line between the calm and the chaotic.
Formed in 2014 by André Leo (vocals/guitar), Lucy Kruger (vocals/keys) and a drum machine, the band quickly began headlining shows and festivals in South Africa and toured Europe and the UK in 2015 + 2016.
The band’s sound is as much about the noise as it is about the spaces between. Grinding organ sinks beneath waves of guitar that are at times gentle and drifting, at others feral and unforgiving. Lucy and Andre’s voices remain entwined and intimate.
Bandcamp | https://medicineboy.bandcamp.com/YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXsDcvRa5-ZiaZaWInpIkegSpotify | https://open.spotify.com/artist/18xZgdovlNAcwfMvzolXhfInstagram | https://www.instagram.com/medicine.boy/
Poetic and heartfelt Indietronica / Art Pop explores the beauty and honest fragility of beingDorothy Bird (Indietronica/ Art Pop). Dorothy bird’s music creates spaces in which her voice can shine a light out of the dark. Using a mix of analogue synths, electronic rhythms, guitar, strings and skilful arrangement, Dorothy treads a bold path between the intimate and the epic, the ethereal and the concrete, from deep sub bass movement to glistening vocals and delays and often in combination with live visuals, she guides her audiences through an all encompassing and emotional experience.Julia Fiebelkorn aka Dorothy Bird (DE) lives and works as a composer and singer in Berlin and Liverpool. Before studying music, she studied a few semesters philosophy, German and Bulgarian literature and worked as an actress and director of musical and scenic readings at theatre TIK in Berlin. She studied vocal jazz music at the University of the Arts in Bremen. She writes all the songs for her band Dorothy Bird (Indietronica / Art Pop) and composes stage music for interdisciplinary projects with music, visuals, poetry, dance and acting and for the Center for Moving Art ZBK, an artistic project with social responsibility for an inclusive society.Julia has performed her music and stage music at international music and art festivals such as 48 Stunden Neukolln 2015, 2016 2017, Threshold Festival Liverpool, Expat Expo 2017 and in Wintergarten and Chamaleon in Berlin. In 2016, she received a one-year artist's residency in Liverpool, where she has lived and composed until the autumn of 2017. She gave concerts a.o. in Grüner Salon Volksbühne, B-Flat, Kunstfabrik Schlot, Kaffee Burger, SO36, Lido, Haus der Sinne and other venues in Germany and Europe. In 2011 and 2014 she released her stage music for the ZBK, 'Beziehungsweise'' and 'Switch.auss welt innen', and the music for the new show 'EinzigARTig' will be released for the premiere in June 2018. As Dorothy Bird she has released the EP 'Falling Awake' in 2015 and the single 'Flowers' in 2017. Her new EP 'Out of the Dark' is released on 23. Februar 2018.Website | http://www.dorothybird.de/Soundcloud | https://soundcloud.com/dorothy-birdYouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIFiy9p2MYkF1YKW1j5yGsQInstagram | https://instagram.com/dorothy_bird/Twitter | https://twitter.com/dorothybird18
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Join us for an evening of conversation and live music exploring Isaac Julien’s spectacular film installation Ten Thousand Waves, currently on display at the Whitworth. A conversation between Whitworth Director Alistair Hudson and award-winning artist Isaac Julien CBE will be followed by a live performance by Jah Wobble and Chinese Dub Orchestra, one of the composers of the Ten Thousand Waves film score.
6:15 – 7:00 pm In-conversation event with Isaac Julien and Alistair Hudson
7:00 – 7:45 pm Performance with Jah Wobble and the Chinese Dub Orchestra
Latecomers are not guaranteed entry.
About Ten Thousand Waves:
Rooted in the Morecambe Bay tragedy of 2004, in which 23 Chinese cockle-pickers drowned off the coast in northwest England, Ten Thousand Waves(2010) is a cinematic three-screen installation exploring contemporary experiences of desire, loss and separation.
Ten Thousand Wavesis on show at the Whitworth until 28 August 2018 and has been purchased for the Whitworth’s collection with support through the Moving Image Fund for Museums, an Art Fund project conceived in partnership with and supported by Thomas Dane Gallery with the generous support of a number of private donors.
About Isaac Julien:
Filmmaker and installation artist, Isaac Julien CBE RA is known for his multi-screen film installations and photographs incorporating different artistic disciplines to create a poetic and unique visual language. Julien’s solo exhibitions and presentations recently include Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), Cape Town (2017); Platform-L Contemporary Art Centre, Seoul (2017); The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto (2017); Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2016); MAC Niterói, Rio de Janeiro (2016); De Pont Museum, Netherlands (2015) and Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013).
About Jah Wobble and the Chinese Dub Orchestra:
Acclaimed bassist/composer Jah Wobble began his musical career at 18 as a founder member of Public Image Limited. His heavy, hypnotic bass lines defined the post punk era and have influenced many musicians over the last 30 years. In 2008, accompanied by his wife Zi Lan Liao, Jah Wobble toured with a large group of Chinese performers and went on to release an album that documented that project called ‘Chinese Dub’ which won the Songlines magazine world Music award. Jah Wobble and the Chinese Dub Orchestra contributed music to Isaac Julien’s 2010 film Ten Thousand Waves, adapting tracks from the album alongside new compositions made in response to the film’s visuals.
Join us for a special, unique leadership development event for Chicago-based civic leaders with choir directors Mollie Stone and Patty Cuyler.
Workshop: Friday, June 1st 9:00am-Noon
Location: University Church, 2nd Floor, 5655 S. University
What to expect
In this unique workshop, you will discuss leadership, teamwork, and interdependence within the context of musical performance; then, you will experience them firsthand by singing with the group. You will learn songs from harmony-singing traditions and the political and historical backgrounds from which they emerged.
To close the session, you will have the opportunity to perform, briefly, as a group in the Sanctuary Café, for University students and community members. Singing publicly-potentially outside your comfort zone-will allow you to experience the feeling of positive leadership on an intimate level. No musical experience required!
Mollie Stone directs the University Chorus and Women's Ensemble at the University of Chicago. Stone also serves as Director of World Music and Conductor at Chicago Children's Choir, teaches for Village Harmony, and serves as the co-founder/director of the Chicago World Music Chorus.
Ms. Stone holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College, a Master of Music degree in conducting from Westminster Choir College, a Doctorate in choral conducting from Northwestern University, and has studied at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Stone wrote her dissertation on how South Africans have adapted the choral music of the anti-apartheid struggle to address the struggle against HIV/AIDS.
Patty Cuyler, born in California, educated at Princeton University, a long-time resident of Vermont and currently living in Chicago, IL, is an energetic, dynamic workshop leader and choral director and is internationally-renowned for her expertise in teaching Corsican, Georgian and South African music. She has been co-director of Village Harmony since 1995 and over the years spear-headed the expansion of the organization's reach into the four corners of the globe.
Patty co-leads the community world music choir Boston Harmony (which she founded in 2005) as well as the Brooklyn World Music Chorus (since 2012)-both of which she commutes by air to conduct-and the Chicago World Music Chorus (2013) closer to home.
:: For English scroll down :::✪ Květnový Ghetto Zouk Dance vs Kizomba boot camp a párty v Praze s Edsonem de Lacerdou (PT), Vitorem Mendesem (Kapverdy/Portugalsko) a Ivonou (SR) ✪SPECIÁLNÍ ZAHRANIČNÍ HOST ☆ 8 INTENZIVNÍCH LEKCÍ ☆ NOVÉ KROKY A FIGURY ☆ NOVÁ CHOREOGRAFIE ☆ PROFESIONÁLNÍ VIDEO & FOTKY ☆ PÁRTYNa náš další jarní bootcamp, který proběhne koncem května, jsme si pozvali zahraničního hosta, vždy usměvavého Edsona de Lacerdu. Seznámíme vás s Ghetto Zouk Dance a Kizombou a intenzivně zapracujeme na vašich tanečních dovednostech. V sobotu po lekcích pokračujeme na párty do Klubu Café Pavlač.Edson se narodil v Mozambiku, vyrůstal v Portugalsku a posledních 7 let žije v Plymouthu, v Anglii. Kizombě se věnuje již 15 let a před tím se již 5 let věnoval Hip-Hopu. Od roku 2011 vyučuje Kizombu na univerzitě pro mezinárodní latinskou společnost. Kromě Kizomby vyučuje i Salsu a Bachatu a potkat jej můžete nejen v jižní Anglii, ale i na mnoha zahraničních tanečních festivalech. Edson je nejen skvělý učitel a tanečník, ale také DJ.Úroveň:Boot camp je vhodný pro tanečníky s minimálně základními tanečními znalostmi (jakéhokoliv tanečního stylu), ať už k nám dorazíte úplně poprvé nebo s námi již tancujete.Boot campu se můžete zúčastnit individuálně, účast v páru není podmínkou.Program: 8 x 60 min★ SOBOTA 26.5.LEKCE v tanečním studiu SECTOR10:00 – 12:00h :: lekce s Edsonem12:00 - 13:00h přestávka 13:00 - 15:00h :: lekce s Vitorem a IvonouPÁRTY v KLUBU CAFÉ PAVLAČzačínáme v 20:30h- lekcemi v sobotu nekončíme a pokračujeme tancovat do krásných prostor na Žižkově s DJ Edsonem- v horní části se nachází rodinná kavárna Café Pavlač, kde si můžete objednat ze široké nabídky jídel a nápojů. Najdete zde bar ve tvaru ležaté osmičky, poklidnou zahrádku ve vnitrobloku a místo pro současné umění Galerie 35M2.★ NEDĚLE 27.5.09:00 – 11:00h :: lekce s Vitorem a Ivonou11:00 - 12:00h přestávka 12:00 - 14:00h :: lekce s Edsonem
14:00 - 15:00h :: video s výslednou choreografií- v neděli naučené techniky a prvky spojíme do delší taneční sestavy, která bude mít svůj příběh- na konci bootcampu si ji společně zatančíme a natočíme, aby jsme viděli, jak jsme se za víkend posunuli- o co víc v sobotu mákneme, o to líp se nám bude v neděli pracovat, proto je pro nedělní trénink ten sobotní podmínkou. Bude to výzva a zábava zároveň! Pojďte do toho s námi!KDE:Sector, Tusarova 791/31, Praha 7 Holešovice(Lekce v sobotu a v neděli)Spojení:Metro linka C - VltavskáTram 1, 14, 25 - TusarovaTram 1, 12, 14, 25 - DělnickáKlub Cafe Pavlač, Víta Nejedlého 23, Praha 3(vchod do Café Pavlač a po schodech dolů do klubu)Spojení: Tram: Husinecká - 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 26https://goo.gl/maps/7mVwMSTRrPpUBYTOVÁNÍ:- pro mimopražské doporučujeme ubytování v blízkosti studia:Sir Toby’s Hostel, Dělnická 24, Praha 7www.sirtobys.comREGISTRACE A CENA:(cena zahrnuje 8 lekcí a párty)► 1 osoba- 1 350 Kč při platbě do 8.5.- 1 440 Kč při platbě do 20.5.- 1 590 Kč při platbě do 25.5.- 1 740 Kč při platbě na místě► Pár 1 + 1 s 50% slevou- 2 025 Kč při platbě do 8.5.- 2 160 Kč při platbě do 20.5.- 2 385 Kč při platbě do 25.5.- 2 610 Kč při platbě na místě+ 10% SLEVA na soukromé lekce a osobní trénink+ nový Kizomba a Ghetto Zouk mix► Platba- převodem na bankovní účet (číslo bank.účtu pošleme na váš email ihned po registraci)- v hotovosti na pravidelné lekci v Sectoru či na soukromé lekci- online platba platební kartou či PayPalZa bootcamp se peníze nevrací, pouze v případě jeho zrušení.KONTAKT:Email: [email protected]: www.kizombaprague.czwww.tanecfitness.czwww.cafepavlac.cz★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆✪ May Wellness Ghetto Zouk Dance vs Kizomba boot camp in Prague with Edson de Lacerda (PT), Vitor Mendes (Cape Verde/Portugal) & Ivona (SK) ✪SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL GUEST ☆ 8 INTENSIVE CLASSES ☆ NEW DANCE STEPS & FIGURES ☆ NEW CHOREOGRAPHY ☆ PROFESSIONAL VIDEO & PHOTOS ☆ PARTYIn May we bring you an international teacher and dancer Edson de Lacerda who is coming to Prague for the first time from UK. Our boot camp is designed to provide you with the most current knowledge, skills, and tools needed to learn & improve your dance skills. On Saturday we will continue dancing in a beautiful venue Klub Café Pavlač.Edson was born in Mozambigue, grew up in Portugal and for past 7 years, he lives in Plymouth, UK. Edson has Hip-Hop background but for past 15 years, he focuses mainly on Kizomba. Since 2011 he teaches at Plymouth University for to the International Latin Society. He also teaches Salsa, Bachata and apart from that he is also an excellent DJ. You can see him at the events not only in South England but also at many international festivals.Level:This boot camp is suitable for dancers with at least the basic dance skills (any dance style). It is open to all and encourages everyone to have a go. Whether you're new to the classes on offer or are an experienced dancer, you'll find an option to suit you.You can join the class individually, participation in a couple is not required.Program: 8 x 60 min★ SATURDAY 26.5.CLASSES in SECTOR10:00 – 12:00h :: workshop with Edson12:00 - 13:00h lunch break 13:00 - 15:00h :: workshop with Vitor and Ivona
PARTY in KLUB CAFÉ PAVLAČwe start at 20:30 - after classes, we continue dancing with DJ Edson- in this family Café Pavlač they serve meals and you can also choose from a wide range of non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks. On the ground floor, there is a bar in shape of nr 8, quiet garden and place for art Gallery 35M2.★ SUNDAY 27.5.
09:00 – 11:00h :: workshop with Vitor and Ivona11:00 - 12:00h lunch break 12:00 - 14:00h :: workshop with Edson
14:00 - 15:00h :: video shooting
- on Sunday we will combine all learned techniques and dance elements into a longer dance set that will have its own story- at the end of the boot camp, we will make a video of a new choreography to see what we have learned during the whole weekend- harder we work on Saturday, better we will dance on Sunday. That's why it is necessary to participate on Saturday. It will be challenging and fun at the same time! Give it a try with us!VENUE:Sector, Tusarova 791/31, Praha 7 - Holešovice(Dance classes on Saturday and Sunday)Connection:Metro line C - VltavskáTram 1, 14, 25 - TusarovaTram 1, 12, 14, 25 - DělnickáKlub Cafe Pavlač, Víta Nejedlého 23, Praha 3Connection: Tram: Husinecká - 5, 9, 11, 13, 15, 26https://goo.gl/maps/7mVwMSTRrPpACCOMMODATION:- we recommend this hostel nearby the studio:Sir Toby’s Hostel, Dělnická 24, Praha 7www.sirtobys.comREGISTRATION AND PRICE:(price includes 8 dance classes and party)► 1 person- 1 350 CZK with payment until 8.5.- 1 440 CZK with payment until 20.5.- 1 590 CZK with payment until 25.5.- 1 740 CZK with payment at the door► Couple 1 + 1 with 50% discount- 2 025 CZK with payment until 8.5.- 2 160 CZK with payment until 20.5.- 2 385 CZK with payment until 25.5.- 2 610 CZK with payment at the doorParty with unlimited wellness - 450 Kč / 1 person+ 10% discount on our private classes and personal training+ new Kizomba & Ghetto Zouk mix► Payment- via bank transfer (we will send you bank account nr on your email after registration)- in cash at our regular classes or private classes- online payment with your payment card or PayPalThere are no refunds for any of our boot camps for any reason at any time unless it is canceled.CONTACT:Email: [email protected]: www.kizombaprague.comwww.tanecfitness.czwww.cafepavlac.cz