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Calling all culture vultures

Calling all culture vultures

14 Aug 2017 Tags: Cape Town Fringe Open Design Festival Open Book Festival

Every year before the festive season, the Central City has a festival season, concentrated in its East City district.

If you’re a book lover, a design guru, or fringe theatre fanatic, you may want to diarise these cultural highlights of the year.

13 to 25 August
Open Design Festival

The Mother City’s preeminent design festival features a 12-day programme of “inspiration, discussion and discovery”. Most of its events are free to enter, ensuring people from all walks of life can take part.

The programme engages design practitioners, entrepreneurs, managers, media, educators, students and members of the public to share design, innovation, ideas and inspiration with each other.

The festival hub is at Cape Town City Hall, with other events taking place in the vicinity.

Find out more at http://opendesignct.com.

6 to 10 September
Open Book Festival

Cape Town’s annual ode to the written word features a six-day programme celebrating “writers, books and ideas”.

Attendees can meet and engage with writers from all over the world, and attend book launches by established and first-time authors.

The festival hubs are The Fugard Theatre, District Six Museum Homecoming Centre and The Book Lounge.

Find out more at http://openbookfestival.co.za.

21 September to 8 October
Cape Town Fringe

This year’s Cape Town Fringe has an all-new format. The 18-day programme is now a “circuit” that includes events all around Cape Town, with many taking place in the CBD.

Between 80- and 90% of the productions will be local. The bulk of the programme will comprise theatre, dance, comedy, jazz and cabaret.

Find out more at https://capetownfringe.co.za.

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