What to Expect in #SAITC2018 : South African International Tattoo Convention returns 23rd – 25th March 2018

Following in the wake of success of the 2017 show, The second annual South African International Tattoo Convention returns with an upscaled offering for 2018 that boasts a stylish and contemporary new venue that will play host to 80 of the world’s most reputable and respected tattoo artists arriving on the shores of Cape Town from 23rd – 25th March 2018.

The Vision

SAITC2018 provides a platform to showcase creative talent from all over the world, where artists have opportunity to connect with South African tattoo enthusiasts and members of the public, who can engage, explore and learn more about these virtuosos and their styles, as well as get tattooed on site! The exhibition space lends itself to a mainstream audience and focuses on ethical pillars of: community, respect and professionalism. Read more What to Expect in #SAITC2018 : South African International Tattoo Convention returns 23rd – 25th March 2018

St Joseph’s Special School in Montana Table Cricket Handover

The Lords Taverners handed over a Table Cricket Table to St Joseph’s Special School in Montana, Cape Town. Bradlyn Stuurman from Sporting Chance coaching showed the learners and the school’s teachers and coaches how the game is played.

(16 February 2018. Cape Town.) Learners at St Joseph’s Special School in Montana, Cape Town, were thrilled to receive a Table Cricket Table from the Lord’s Taverners yesterday, sponsored by The Kove Collection. St Joseph’s Special School caters for chronically ill children and children with special education needs, and having Table Cricket at their school means they will be able to participate in a competitive sport, which for many of them would otherwise not be possible.

Stephan Delport, Sales Manager of the Alphen Boutique Hotel, which is part of the Kove Collection, presented the table to school Principal Carla Paulse, excited learners and teachers. Bradlyn Stuurman from Sporting Chance, Sports Coaching and Development, was on hand to teach how the game is played. The Table Cricket sponsorship includes four weeks of coaching by Sporting Chance, as it is essential that the teachers, sports coaches and occupational therapists from the schools receiving the Table Cricket, are empowered to make full use of the game and its benefits.

Principal Paulse said that the game of Table Cricket is ideal, in that it is fully inclusive and children in wheelchairs and those with Haemophilia can take part – no child is left behind. Read more St Joseph’s Special School in Montana Table Cricket Handover

Bot River winemakers bull-ish about 2018 Barrels & Beards

Local is lekker at this most beloved wine and food get-together

21 April 2018

Run with the bull this year at none other than Bot River Barrels & Beards on Saturday, April 21, when – for the first time ever – this most majestic beast takes centre stage at a Cape winelands shindig like no other.

No, of course there won’t be any actual el-toro running in the Pamplonic sense (although the antics of the valley’s famously game winemakers may qualify). This whole shebang is an invitation to party, party, party; make new friends; celebrate the end of another bountiful grape harvest; and, do some good in the process. Read more Bot River winemakers bull-ish about 2018 Barrels & Beards

Happy couples tie the knot at unique island location

Love was certainly in the sea air on Valentines Day as 12 lucky couples said, “I do” on Robben Island, tying the knot in what has become an annual February 14 wedding celebration. The small Garrison Church, which seats 100 people and is located at the village opposite the post office on Robben Island was packed to capacity with family and friends of the happy pairs, all dressed up for the special occasion.

Robben Island Museum (RIM) Executive Manager, Mr Gershon Manana addressed the brides during a welcome speech: “You have selected a unique and very special place to get married, a World Heritage Site, a place we all associate with the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, and is something marriage surely needs.” Read more Happy couples tie the knot at unique island location

What is African art: how the African visual arts culture has changed

The African art culture has undergone drastic changes over the years. It has gone from being solely about masks and beaded trinkets to contemporary art with a message for society. The question of “What is African art?” is answered with images of strong, proud African people and social commentary.

It focuses on different aspects of race and personality

The post-independence phase of African art focused on the message of “We are here, and we have something to say”, but many of today’s African artists offer up a question instead: the question of “Who are we?”. The struggle with identity politics is a common one for many African artists who work in the Western world but have deep rooted traditional beliefs, and so their art reflects this. Read more What is African art: how the African visual arts culture has changed

WHERE ELEGANCE MEETS THE OCEAN

Mediterranean Dining at Its Best

(Cape Town, South Africa) The V&A Waterfront’s yacht basin recently upgraded with a tasteful (in both the literal and figurative sense) addition to its five-star setting. Nestled beside the world renowned Two Oceans Aquarium, family owned Mediterranean Style restaurant, Vista Marina, is fast catching guests’ attention with its aromatic cuisine and unsurpassed location.

Dappled amongst an array of the country’s finest hotel’s like the Cape Grace, One & Only, Victoria and Alfred and Queen Victoria to name a few, Vista is by no argument in prime positioning. Overlooking the luxury yachts, Vista’s alfresco dining option, along with its vast indoor venue (reminiscent of the inside of a grand, modern luxury liner) both offer breakfast, lunch and dinner seating. Read more WHERE ELEGANCE MEETS THE OCEAN