WOMEN LEAD THE WAY ON AUGUST CITY WALK SATURDAY IN CAPE TOWN

100AfricanReads during City Walk Saturday
100AfricanReads during City Walk Saturday

The fifth City Walk Saturday is set to take place on Saturday, 15 August 2015. The free event, which encourages Capetonians and visitors to the Mother City to converge on its central hub, is now a popular monthly feature on the citizen calendar.

From knitting circles to kids’ games, poetry, mime, art and installations, City Walk Saturday redefines the urban space and asks everyone to get involved in enjoying – and recreating it.

In August, City Walk Saturday will feature a number of interventions and exhibits around women.

Being a Woman in Cape Town Walk

Woman Zone founder, Nancy Richards guides listeners through the stories of women who have shaped the Mother City with her Being a Woman in Cape Town Walk which is powered by VoiceMap. Participants can visit the VoiceMap site on their app stores to download the app. The free wireless in Harrington Square may be helpful for this as its where the walk starts – at Cape Town’s famous mother-and-daughter run Charly’s Bakery.

Meandering through the city to St George’s Cathedral and down to Greenmarket Square, participants will visit sites where women have been woven into the city’s history or where women are creating and working today.

What Women Want

Women’s Network, Voices, will install a giant gift box outside The Taj’s Mint Restaurant on St George’s Mall. Women will have an opportunity to step inside the box and see an encapsulation of “What Women Want”.
Unsung Heroines

At Krotoa’s (Eva) chair in front of Woolworths in St George’s Mall, there will be an opportunity for members of the public to write the names of women in Cape Town who have not received the recognition they deserve.

#100AfricanReads

City Walk Saturday favourites #100AfricanReads (a live public art installation curated by Ukhona Mlandu) will curate their August installation around women writers and stories.

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Other events on the programme include the popular Artisanal Cape Town’s Coffee, Chocolate, Bread and Wine tour. This free two hour guided walk only has 20 spaces, which fill up fast, so if interested book a spot with Footsteps to Freedom.

The City Walk Saturday experience is family friendly and offers affordable street food stops along the way, as well as many restaurants from which to watch the passing show.

A popular event with the city’s Instagram community and the #walkcapetown hashtag is a rich display of City Walk Saturday’s atmosphere.

City Walk Saturday is facilitated by the Cape Town Partnership. CEO, Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana is pleased to see the event is growing; “City Walk Saturday has grown beautifully during the winter. Our August edition honours women in a non-commercial, reflective way because women have been so integral to the history and current success of the City Centre. We would like to hear more women’s voices every month and hope that this month will inspire other women to come and tell their part of the Cape Town story.”

The City Walk Saturday starts at 10am and continues until around 2pm.

For more visit http://www.capetownpartnership.co.za/2015/07/lineup/ or follow the Cape Town Partnership on Twitter @ctpartnership on Facebook – Cape Town Partnership or on Instagram as @CapeTownSoul. The number to call is 021 419 1881.

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