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Zeitz MOCAA launches Instagram museum map

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Cape Town’s Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is the best place to experience unique art from all over Africa, but with seven exhibition floors, a visit to the museum can definitely be overwhelming if you’re not familiar with its galleries and
'Cape Town’s Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is the best place to experience unique art from all over Africa, but with seven exhibition floors, a visit to the museum can definitely be overwhelming if you’re not familiar with its galleries and layout.Thankfully, the Zeitz MOCAA has launched its very own Instagram map to help guide visitors through each floor and every artwork on display.The map is constantly changing and evolving along with the museum’s exhibitions and the pieces on show.It offers users an immersive experience and a handy tool for finding their way around.All seven floors are featured on the page and broken down into smaller segments by multiple images displaying the works of art to be found on each.A total of two hours can be spent following the tour via the Instagram map, which also features additional information on the museum’s latest exhibits.Zeitz has also uploaded highlights of favourite Instagram spots throughout the museum, a great tool if you’re planning to get a photo for the ‘gram.Another highlights section on the page shows information on what visitors can expect to find in the museum’s store, which is helpful if you’re looking for a particular gift or item.The Instagram Map also keeps you in the know when there are museum installations in progress.View this post on Instagram   The top floor of the museum is home to the restaurant, @zeitzmocaafood, bathrooms and an incredible view of Cape Town.Remember to look down at the ‘Cosmic Aphabet’ (2016) by El Loko and the BMW Atrium below. – Swipe for a preview. – #ZeitzMOCAAFood #RestaurantCapeTown #ElLoko #CapeTown #SouthAfrica #BMWAtrium #ZeitzMOCAA A post shared by Zeitz MOCAA Map (@zeitzmocaa.map) on Jun 28, 2019 at 9:44am PDT As always, visitors are advised to start their tour on the top floor and work their way down.Why not change up your art-viewing, museum-exploring experience and give Zeitz’s Insta Map tour a try the next time you go to get your dose of contemporary art.Pictures: Facebook/Zeitz MOCAA . The post Zeitz MOCAA launches Instagram museum map appeared first on CapeTown ETC .'

Get your Kinky Boots on at the Fugard

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'Capetonians are renowned for their winter hibernation habits – we’re notorious for doing absolutely nothing but staying in under our fluffy blankets watching Netflix for hours on end when the weather is chilly – but a new show at the legendary Fugard Theatre will have you putting on your best clothes and heading out the house for an evening of glamour and delight.Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots was first brought to life in 2005, when it was released as a film.Since then, it has been adapted into a play that has graced stages across the world.So far, the play has won six Tony awards, including Best Musical and Best Choreography, as well as the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical.The story follows Charlie Price, whose cushy London life is upended when he inherits his father’s shoe factory Price & Son, which is on the brink of bankruptcy.Tasked with trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save the family business, Charlie finds unexpected inspiration in the form of Lola, a flamboyant entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos.As they work together to turn the factory around, the pair find that they have more in common than they ever imagined, discovering that changing your mind about someone can change your whole view on the world.Playing the role of Charlie Price is Darren Craig ( Grease the Musical ,  High School Musical: Spotlight South Africa ), with Earl Gregory ( Into the Woods , Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat ) starring as glamourous drag queen Lola.Namisa Mdlalose ( The Colour Purple , King Kong ) is Lauren, Amy Campbell ( Tiger Bay , SA’s Got Talent ) is Charlie’s girlfriend Nicola and Nathan Ro ( Lonehill Estate , Project Fame ) plays Don.The Fugard Theatre’s Kinky Boots is brought to the stage by the exact same team that staged productions like The Rocky Horror Show , Cabaret , Funny Girl and West Side Story at the Fugard in the past.Members of the outstanding team include Director Matthew Wild, Musical Director Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, and the celebrated choreographer, Louisa Talbot.The show’s Costume Designer is Birrie Le Roux, Paul Wills is Set Designer, Tim Mitchell the Lighting Designer, and Mark Malherbe the Sound Designer.The show is filled with incredible dance sequences, vocals and acting from the entire cast, and will have you bobbing your head along to the catchy songs.At the same time, it deals with themes of loss and individualism, with strong characters – Lola stole my heart especially.Kinky Boots is provocative, emotional and energetic, and is the best show I’ve been to all year!Owing to its wild popularity, it has now been extended to October 27.Picture: Supplied . The post Get your Kinky Boots on at the Fugard appeared first on CapeTown ETC .'

Community calls for support of local sand sculptor

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Michael Myekwa has been putting smiles on the faces of locals in Fish Hoek for years with his amazing sand art creations and now the community is trying to give back and support Myekwa in producing his art.
'Michael Myekwa has been putting smiles on the faces of locals in Fish Hoek for years with his amazing sand art creations and now the community is trying to give back and support Myekwa in producing his art.Since 2016 Myekwa has been the community’s resident sand artist, creating breathtaking 3D works of art on the beach for children to enjoy and for visitors to take pictures with.A Santa sand sculpture bringing happiness to a local child at Fish Hoek beach.He has made memorable works for special occasions, from Mother’s Day to celebrating 100 years of the Fish Hoek community to tributes to locals who passed away.When Myekwa first started his trade he was chased away from the beach by law enforcement for not having the necessary busking licence.However, the community came together to raise the money he needed for his licence and make sure he could go on sculpting.Now after years of dedication and hard work, Myekwa survives purely off tips he receives from tourists and local fans but the small sum he makes is not nearly enough for him to survive on.Michael Myekwa’s sculpture celebrating 100 years of Fish Hoek.The community is once again taking a stand for Myekwa and asking those who have been touched by his incredible sculptures to donate so that he can go on creating works of art on Fish Hoek beach. “Let’s rally together once more, as a Fish Hoek and South Peninsula community and support Michael financially so he can keep doing what he does best.We would all love for Michael to stay our resident sand sculptor in Fish Hoek for a long time to come.Together, let’s create a patronage and support him so he can devote his time to creating his beautiful artwork,” says local Shelly Schutte.You can support Myekwa here.Pictures: Facebook/Fans of Michael Myekwa . The post Community calls for support of local sand sculptor appeared first on CapeTown ETC .'

Mahatma Gandhi statue planned for Cape CBD

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The Indian government has offered to donate a statue of Mahtma Gandhi, and the City of Cape Town is encouraging locals to have their say.Heerengracht Street near St Georges Mall could soon be the new home of a new statue to honour Indian activist
'The Indian government has offered to donate a statue of Mahtma Gandhi, and the City of Cape Town is encouraging locals to have their say.Heerengracht Street near St Georges Mall could soon be the new home of a new statue to honour Indian activist Mahtma Gandhi, courtesy of the Indian government.The statue has been recommended by the Indian government as a way to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi “It will be the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi on 2 October 2019 and to celebrate the event, the Government of India has proposed that a life-size statue of Gandhi be placed in a prominent and appropriate location in Cape Town and unveiled on the day,” said Mayco Member for Community Services and Health, Zahid Badroodien to IOL.It was suggested that the statue be placed in the busy and bustling city centre so that all can see it as they make their way through the city.The public and other interested parties are being given the chance to submit comments or recommendations in accordance with section 17 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 32 of 2000.  “We want to give all our residents an opportunity to give their input into the process and want to encourage active citizenry with the public participation process,” said Badroodien.The official public participation process will begin this July 15 and ends on July 26, 2019.Locals can submit their comments via email to artsand.culture@capetown.gov.za or via written submission to City of Cape Town, Arts and Culture Branch, First Floor, Good Hope Sub Council Building, 44 Wale Street, Cape Town If you are unable to submit your written comments yourself the city is offering special assistance via the below contact details: – For special assistance locals can contact Zandile Mahlasela at 021 400 5501 or zandile.mahlasela@capetown.gov.za – For further information locals can contact the Arts and Culture Branch 021 4174099 or zolisa.pakade@capetown.gov.za Picture: Pixabay . The post Mahatma Gandhi statue planned for Cape CBD appeared first on CapeTown ETC .'