Don’t Miss Infecting the City!

The Daddy loves quirky, arty stuff (one look at our interior will tell you that), so we’re really digging the Infecting the City festival taking place in and around inner-city Cape Town at the moment!

Infecting the City 2010. Photo courtesy <a href=''>Infecting the City website</a> Infecting the City 2010. Photo courtesy Infecting the City website

The city will be overrun with creative types until Saturday, February 26, as this year’s Spier Public Arts Festival, which carries the theme “Treasures”, turns Cape Town’s plazas into theatres and its pavements into art galleries … Right up our alley! The festival promises “provocative, high-quality, innovative public art”.

The festival’s hub is at the revamped Cape Town Station’s forecourt. Here, you can start your morning with some Musical Gems from 08h15 to 09h00 (including a car guard quartet and a goema symphony). You can also witness Strand Street being turned into a green wonder when urban gardeners upgrade this stretch with treasures from the Cape Floral Region. 

Infecting the City 2010. Photo courtesy <a href=''>Yasser Booley/Infecting the City website</a> Infecting the City 2010. Photo courtesy Yasser Booley/Infecting the City website

There are a number of culture-inspired routes to follow, called the Jewels, and they start at the Grand Parade, the Golden Acre and St George’s Mall.

The balmy days will end with more musical gems at the festival hub from 16h45. If your throat’s a little dry after all that art appreciation, head on over the Boo Radley’s – the festival watering hole – to meet the artists and discuss their work. It’s happening every day until Friday from 17h00.

Check out the Infecting the City website for the full programme and more information.

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