Winter in Cape Town

Well who said Winter in Cape Town is boring! There has been so much to see and do a gal can get in a tizz without a diary! Firstly there was the Encounters Documentary Festival on at the Waterfront – well done Stephen Markowitz you do our film industry proud! I managed to see one called The Last Tree and if I wasn’t so scared of being locked up and the key thrown away I would probably also be out there fighting for our environment in a bigger way than recycling my junk! I just take the easy way out and support Trees for Tourism or Trees for Africa they both do an awesome job.
Then there was, and is the Trechikoff exhibition on at the National Gallery. The dude had to die first before they exhibited his work. Ok so all the women have perfect boobs what’s so wrong with that?? What is a perfect boob anyhow?? I think all our boobs are just great in any size or shape, we just have to learn how to love them. His flowers by the way are spectacular and as I just love our native plants I say he does and awesome job of proteas and aloes – go check them out its only R20.00 and there is way more than to see than just Trechie. Oh by the way – he made lots of money from his art while he was alive to enjoy it – his prints hang in homes throughout the world and give so many people pleasure. I think the people voted with their buying power and critics are what they are.
On Wednesday night we were treated to a show here Anois Ar Theacht An Tsamhraidh / Change has come by Turning Hill – a black theatre company. Bongani Tatani who worked with Hip-Nós, a unique production fusing song and dance from Ireland with the sparks of hip-hop, wrote this South African story with similarity links to Ireland’s fight for freedom. Not only was the performance moving, the acting and dancing along with the very simple sets shows the determination of these young artists who have absolutely nothing, to go out there and give it their all. They are performing at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown this week so please support them. There is Hope!
So what’s there to look forward to – well the Rugby this afternoon, a wedding of our local girl turned Princess – Charlene Whittstock to Prince Albert of Monaco, all combined with our Saturday regular of Build a Burger. We are also going to be doing some great lunch specials this coming week so keep a lookout on our Facebook page! Sign up and become a fan …. yes you can!

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