South African Cultural Observatory

Events - Public Events

UMTIZA ARTS FESTIVAL 2019
UMTIZA ARTS FESTIVAL 2019
31 MAY 2019 - 02 JUN 2019

The Umtiza Arts Fest. A virtual torrent of shows, exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and children’s activities held from 31 MAY TO 2 JUNE 2019 in East London

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Soweto String Quartet - Umtiza Arts Festival
Soweto String Quartet - Umtiza Arts Festival
31 MAY 2019 - 31 MAY 2019

On the 31st May 2019 East London will also share in the spoils of the preservation of this uniquely and proudly South African music with songs like Khwela and Mbube from the bows and strings of these fathers of our nation. The programme will include performances, workshops, family photos, autographs and lots of anecdotes from the wonderful travels of this distinguished ensemble. Blurring the lines between the binaries of genres such as classical and jazz, the SSQ songbook has something for everyone. And this time they will remind us once again of the beautiful country we inhabit and inspire us to remain committed to the pursuit of that South Africa we all deserve. TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM COMPUTICKET AT R160

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Toward the Creative; Smart City
Toward the Creative; Smart City
01 JUN 2019 - 01 JUN 2019

SACO Executive Director takes part in the panel discussion - Toward the Creative; Smart City: A Transdisciplinary futures dialogue for the Creative Economy Bringing together Creatives, ICT, media, business and Academia to leap-frog BCM and Eastern Cape into the 4IR. Venue: Atlantis Lifestyle Lounge (Beachfront) @12h00 Maximum 100 people: R50 Bookings at Computicket Panel of speakers includes Ralf Gum (Producer/DJ) – GOGO MUSIC) Ms Unathi Lutshaba (SACO) Dr Gillian Adendorff (Architect/Futurist) Mr Nhlanganiso Dladla (ECRDA) Prof Chris Addendorf (NMU/4IR Commission) Litha Ncokazi (WSU/Versatile Art Gallery)

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Supporting the creative industries in South Africa: creative intermediaries forum
Supporting the creative industries in South Africa: creative intermediaries forum
04 JUN 2019 - 04 JUN 2019

This one-day workshop is aiming to bring together a range of stakeholders and intermediaries all working towards supporting the development of creative and cultural industries (CCIs) in Cape Town and South Africa. Creative intermediaries include profit and no-for-profit organisations facilitating a range of opportunities for creative individuals and companies such as: training and skills, space and business planning, access to finance and financial advice, access to markets, internationalization and other opportunities.

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