One Source Live: everything you need to know

If you are someone who has to have your finger on the pulse of the creative industry, then you need to hear about One Source Live, an initiative by Absolut Vodka that is making waves in the African art world. Here is everything you need to know about One Source Live, with a little extra thrown in.

What is One Source Live?
One Source Live is the brainchild of Absolut vodka, and is an attempt to change the way the world sees African art. It is a celebration of authentic African creativity and promotes a proud and authentic African identity.

Internet users who are interested in helping One Source Live and Absolut change the search results for African art and design can go to the website and vote online for their favourite pieces or artists, such as Osborne Macharia or Maurice Mbikayi. Absolut wants to change Africa is seen online, and the One Source Live initiative is making steady groundwork in doing so. Read more One Source Live: everything you need to know

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

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

Visually Impaired Athletes set to take on the 2018 Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town

30 January 2018, Cape Town. The Discovery Get Active Weekend which takes place on February 10 and 11, brings together elite athletes and sport enthusiasts alike to experience an exciting weekend of swimming, cycling and running in the scenic Mother City. This year, seven visually impaired athletes and their guides will take part in the Discovery Triathlon World Cup on 11 February.

As a health services provider, Discovery seeks to create and support events that encourage healthy behaviour. The Discovery Triathlon World Cup promotes inclusivity, with visually impaired athletes facilitated through a two-person team entry. The athlete and their guide are tethered for the run and swim segments of the race, and the cycling is completed using a tandem bicycle.

The visually impaired men’s team to watch in this race is “Team Tandemonium”, made up of Beijing track cycling Paralympic medallist Gavin Kilpatrick, and Michael Harris who will be his guide. Amongst the three visually impaired women and their guides, look out for Cornelia Liebenberg and her guide Celia Pienaar, both experienced ultra-marathon runners who are pushing themselves into new territory by taking part in this triathlon. Read more Visually Impaired Athletes set to take on the 2018 Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town

Gourmet Valentines Day Picnic for Two at The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront

Join us this year for an exclusive romantic Valentines picnic for two at The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront.

The picnic includes a mouth watering selection of a variety of special offerings which come in a picnic basket with a bottle of Protea Wine by Anthony Rupert.
A glass of sparkling wine will be served on arrival.
An umbrella will be also be provided along with a picnic blanket.

The location for the picnic is on the magnificent rolling lawns overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

A picnic has never been so romantic! Read more Gourmet Valentines Day Picnic for Two at The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront