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5 predictions for the future of events
5 predictions for the future of events

While spending many hours, days and weeks at home during the lockdown, the way we socialise and enjoy entertainment has significantly changed...

By James Tagg 11 Jun 2020

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Can we really 'future proof' the events industry?

Plenty of articles have been published on the need to use this time to strategise and plan for the future. The main problem in this approach is that we are looking at it the wrong way round...

By Joshua Low 4 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: Hope Project SA offers performers a ray of light
#StartupStory: Hope Project SA offers performers a ray of light

The Hope Project SA is a non-profit organisation that's building a community creating job opportunities and relief for artists and crew members who find themselves in dire financial trouble during our current economic climate...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 May 2020

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Event marketing and Covid 19: Navigating the digital divide is the new reality (albeit virtual)

The digital age has caught up to us in so many ways, and for companies that have not embraced its potential, there is just a short window within which to re-strategise with a greater opportunity to connect with an audience that was previously out of reach...

By Melissa Bender 13 May 2020

Jon Savage chats Busqr, a new live donations platform
Jon Savage chats Busqr, a new live donations platform

Busqr, a live donations platform harnessing QR technology recently launched in South Africa to help performers and music artists generate income while live streaming...

By Ruth Cooper 6 May 2020

GoodLuck to raise funds via their garden concert this Saturday - Q&A with Juliet Harding
GoodLuck to raise funds via their garden concert this Saturday - Q&A with Juliet Harding

This Saturday, GoodLuck will host a fully-fledged concert production live streamed from their garden. Twenty percent of the ticket sale proceeds will go to supporting their feeding project with charity organisation, 'Where Rainbows Meet'. We swung a few questions to lead singer Juliet Harding to find out more...

By Ruth Cooper 24 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: The entertainment industry's new normal - Q&A with One-eyed Jack
#LockdownLessons: The entertainment industry's new normal - Q&A with One-eyed Jack

We chat to Darren Sandras, director and co-owner of entertainment marketing and communications agency One-eyed Jack about how he, his company and the SA entertainment industry, in general, is navigating and responding to the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdown...

By Ruth Cooper 23 Apr 2020

"Never let a good crisis go to waste"- National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton chats the new virtual format
"Never let a good crisis go to waste"- National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton chats the new virtual format

The National Arts Festival will move into the digital realm and for the first time ever go fully virtual. We chatted to National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton to find out how exactly this new virtual format will play out, the opportunities of targeting a wider audience and how creatives can try and combat the negative effects of the Covid-19 crisis...

By Ruth Cooper 31 Mar 2020

The canna revolution - Q&A with Cannabis Expo director Silas Howarth
The canna revolution - Q&A with Cannabis Expo director Silas Howarth

The Cannabis Expo has been postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The Cannabis Expo returns to Cape Town from 19 to 22 March 2020 at GrandWest. We got in touch with expo director Silas Howarth to find out what goes into putting on an event of this nature, shifting stigmas, advice for budding entrepreneurs and CBD trends...

By Ruth Cooper 12 Mar 2020

Strengthening the African art ecosystem - Q&A with Cape Town Art Fair director, Laura Vincenti
Strengthening the African art ecosystem - Q&A with Cape Town Art Fair director, Laura Vincenti

The eighth instalment of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair recently ran at the CTICC. We got in touch with Investec Cape Town Art Fair art fair director Laura Vincenti to find out what goes into putting on an event of this scale, cultivating a Pan-African dialogue and art trends for the year ahead...

By Ruth Cooper 13 Feb 2020

Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative - a weekend of inspiration
Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative - a weekend of inspiration

This past weekend was one of sheer inspiration, witnessing the unique and lasting contribution Rolex is making to culture and the arts by promoting the transmission of knowledge across generations...

By Ann Nurock 13 Feb 2020

Celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs Bach Project in Cape Town
Celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs Bach Project in Cape Town

On Saturday, 8 February 2020, Yo-Yo Ma, one of the most accomplished and renowned musicians of our time played to a capacity crowd at Cape Town's Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens...

By Terry Levin 10 Feb 2020

Behind the steamy scenes of Love, The Sex Expo - Q&A with organiser Linda Guldemond
Behind the steamy scenes of Love, The Sex Expo - Q&A with organiser Linda Guldemond

We got in touch with Love, The Sex Expo organiser Linda Guldemond to discuss what goes into organising an event of this nature, innovative developments in the sex-tech industry, sexual health and combating stigmas...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Feb 2020

Spier Light Art - a unique way to usher in the festive season
Spier Light Art - a unique way to usher in the festive season

A giant glowing intertwined ouroboros, a hypnotic wave of interactive light, a gravity-defying living room, all this and more can be seen at the Spier Light Art Festival at Spier Wine Farm from now till the 19 January 2020...

By Ruth Cooper 10 Dec 2019

I'm infected: Infecting the City is contagious
I'm infected: Infecting the City is contagious

Infecting the City is in full swing in Cape Town city's open spaces and frequently used pedestrian routes. On Tuesday, outside Iziko South African Museum, two events were unfolding simultaneously...

By Michael Britton 21 Nov 2019

The Rand Show rebrands
The Rand Show rebrands

With a legacy spanning 125 years, the Rand Show has a great heritage but over recent years has lost its appeal. This year the show boasts a colourful and vibrant look-and-feel that its organisers believe will not only change this but wow its audience...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Nov 2019

What to expect from the Spier Jazz & Classical Encounters Fest
What to expect from the Spier Jazz & Classical Encounters Fest

The inaugural South African Jazz & Classical Encounters Festival will take place at the Spier Amphitheatre on 23 November 2019...

By Michael Britton 18 Nov 2019

Timmy Hansen named WRX champ at Sabat World Rallycross of South Africa 2019
Timmy Hansen named WRX champ at Sabat World Rallycross of South Africa 2019

As it was in its third year of hosting the FIA World Rallycross Championship, Killarney International Raceway was the place to be for motorsports enthusiasts as it played host to the Sabat World Rallycross of South Africa 2019...

By Steve Erwin 12 Nov 2019

Kyalami 9 Hour returns after 37 years
Kyalami 9 Hour returns after 37 years

The Kyalami 9 Hour will make a return after nearly 40 years. The motorsport event will be held at the Kyalami Race Track in Midrand, Johannesburg from 21 to 23 November 2019...

By Naresh Maharaj 8 Oct 2019

PE's Con.nect Convention thrills
PE's Con.nect Convention thrills

The most predictable thing to start this article with would be to declare that geeks united this weekend at the annual Con.nect Convention in Port Elizabeth!

By Natalie Le Clue 7 Oct 2019

Expert excess in William Kentridge's largest exhibition Why Should I Hesitate
Expert excess in William Kentridge's largest exhibition Why Should I Hesitate

William Kentridge's most major exhibition to date, Why Should I Hesitate, an expertly edited and curated showcase of one of SA's most iconic artists is now on show at the Zeitz MOCCA and Norval Foundation...

By Ruth Cooper 29 Aug 2019

#Newsmaker: SundanceTV Shorts winner recognised globally for zombie film
#Newsmaker: SundanceTV Shorts winner recognised globally for zombie film

On her return from the Sundance Film Festival in London, where she premiered her award-winning short film Life's a Drag, Johannesburg-based filmmaker Kate D'hotman tells us what she learnt through the experience...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Jun 2019

Monster Jam delivers with flips, jumps, doughnuts, dust and methanol
Monster Jam delivers with flips, jumps, doughnuts, dust and methanol

For those of you who don't know, Monster Jam is a bunch of very loud elaborately-themed trucks and cars with oversized wheels tearing around a dirt obstacle course - doing tricks for the crowd's applause...

By Steve Erwin 2 May 2019

Ed Sheeran stuns at Cape Town Stadium
Ed Sheeran stuns at Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town is the final stop for Ed Sheeran on his South African Divide Tour. If you were one of those die-hard fans who waited for hours in the Checkers queue or prayed they'd add another date for the Mother City, then you've probably been glued to social media this past weekend...

By Ayesha Abrahams 28 Mar 2019

Womxn in Food - FOOD XX: Honouring the game changers and supporting the startups
Womxn in Food - FOOD XX: Honouring the game changers and supporting the startups

The inaugural Womxn in Food - FOOD XX Awards and Symposium took place at Jetty 5 at the V&A Waterfront on the 12 February 2019...

By Ruth Cooper 26 Feb 2019

In review: #BONOBOLive
In review: #BONOBOLive

Charles Siboto shares how he was mesmerised by Bonobo's upbeat, tranquil electronic sounds at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens...

By Charles Siboto 15 Feb 2019

Chris Tucker, live at the GrandWest Arena in Cape Town. © Lance Peterson.
Chris Tucker tickles our funny bones as he tours SA

American actor and stand-up comedian Chris Tucker toured South Africa last week with his new comedy show. Juanita Pienaar attended the Cape Town event and shares what she enjoyed most...

By Juanita Pienaar 14 Nov 2018

Beluga launches new whisky lounge
Beluga launches new whisky lounge

Tuesday night saw a collection of high-end businessmen, Maserati's top clientele, and an array of influencers and celebrities make their way to De Waterkant restaurant, Beluga to celebrate the launch of Beluga's new whisky lounge...

By Juanita Pienaar 9 Nov 2018

Pierre Greeff on Liefde by die Dam's Cape Town debut
Pierre Greeff on Liefde by die Dam's Cape Town debut

After three years of successful events in Joburg, Liefde by die Dam will be making its highly anticipated debut in Cape Town at the Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville on 17 November 2018...

By Ruth Cooper 9 Nov 2018

Wolf Alice chats Rocking the Daises and Gardens
Wolf Alice chats Rocking the Daises and Gardens

We chat to Wolf Alice's bass guitarist Theo Ellis about their debut SA tour, winning the 2018 Mercury Prize and more...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Oct 2018

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