Creative Week Cape Town 2010 will take place from 24 September to 3 October. It is a key showcase of Creative Cape Town to engage locals in the numerous quality creative offerings of the city.
Creative Cape Town, a programme aimed at supporting the development
of Cape Town’s creative and knowledge economy, has joined forces with a
range of partners to form Creative Week Cape Town.
Creative Week Cape Town 2010 will take place from 24 September to 3
October. It is a key showcase of Creative Cape Town to engage locals in
the numerous quality creative offerings of the city.Some of the city’s many creative initiatives will host events that
alternatively inform, inspire and engage audiences around the city. The
week will culminate in the annual Loeries Awards ceremony at the Good
Hope Centre and related events. Creative Week Cape Town will take place
annually during the week leading up to the Loeries Awards weekend.The week will include a Loeries-themed street party in Long Street on
2 October and the Pan African Space Station — a series of musicalexplorations taking place all over the city. There will be a strong
focus on Cape Town’s bid for World Design Capital in 2014, with a
related event of the Cape Town Design Network.
Watch out for exhibitions and book launches that support the creative
and design themes. Check out, for example, the launch of a book fromDon Alberts and Partners, an award-winning firm of architects at the
Book Lounge on Roeland Street on 1 October .
SOUND SPACE DESIGN is a monograph that “challenges the restrained tradition of the typical architectural publication”.
Partners in organising the week include Cape Town Tourism, the Loeries Awards and a number of event managers and venues.
It will be a “user generated” festival that allows venues,
collectives, event organisers, companies and individual artists in the
greater Cape Town to showcase their creativity.
A website that will allow possible partners to lodge their events goes live on 1 August: www.creativeweekct.co.za and, until then, you can send information or show your interest by emailing target=”_blank”>Caroline Reusch.
The Loeries Awards — which will take place on the weekend of October 1
— 3 at the Good Hope Centre and at Loeries Village, is South Africa’smajor advertising, communication, design and experiential media awards
event. The prestigious award is recognised internationally and covers
every area of brand communication, including television, radio and print
advertising, graphic design, architecture, direct marketing,non-broadcast video, live events and digital media.
Creative Cape Town is a non-profit project tasked with promoting the
creative and knowledge economy in Cape Town. As a partner to the
Loeries, it is working with the event to profile Cape Town’s creative
sector to both Loeries delegates and locals. Creative Week Cape Town is
being developed as a legacy both of the Loeries and to support the bid
for World Design Capital 2014. It is part of the Creative Cape Town’s
strategy to position the city as an important hub for design globally.
See www.capetown2014.co.za for more information.