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COMING UP summary of public programme

COMING UP summary of public programme

AUG - Vergelegen 6 Aug, William Grant 10 Aug Zoom, Cape Town Art Walk 17 Aug SEPT - Salt River Street Art 3 & 23 Sept, Green Point Park 6 Sept, Dylan Lewis 10 & 16 Sept, Suzani 17 Sept OCT - Salt River Street Art 19 Oct, Stellenberg 22 Oct Nov - Salt River...

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Vergelegen Gardens Sat 30 July and 6 Aug

Vergelegen Gardens Sat 30 July and 6 Aug

This Culture Connect tour is led by Alistair Tite who has propagated hundreds of Vergelegen Wine Estate's much-fêted camellias. (Alistair lives almost next door). The earliest camellias at Vergelegen were classic, pre-1940s Camellia japonica. In 2010, with over 1 000...

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W H Grant’s Buildings Wed 10 Aug Zoom

W H Grant’s Buildings Wed 10 Aug Zoom

Prolific architect William (Billy) Grant (1879 – 1957) is best known for his impressive Art Deco office facades in central Cape Town. But his work is much broader than this. Bo-Kaap based town planner, Tommy Brümmer has set himself the task of finding as many of...

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Art Walk Cape Town Wed 17 Aug

Art Walk Cape Town Wed 17 Aug

Cape Town's Public Art Festival was based in the city centre for the first time this year. The theme was humanity. Selected artists were from Belgium, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Spain and South Africa. The murals are mainly on Commercial St (between Buitenkant St and...

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Green Point Urban Park Tues 6 Sept

Green Point Urban Park Tues 6 Sept

A new tour for Culture Connect, Green Point Urban Park, sometimes just called Green Point Common. Clare Burgess will lead our tour. She is a landscape architect, Treekeepers co-founder, university lecturer and artist. (Clare leads our popular Company's Garden and...

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Dylan Lewis sculpture garden Sat 10 & 16 Sept

Dylan Lewis sculpture garden Sat 10 & 16 Sept

Internationally acclaimed sculptor Dylan Lewis's Sculpture Garden never fails to disappoint, whatever your artistic taste. Many say this garden is his best work to date, it is certainly his largest. The setting is stunning - it is very close to Stellenbosch but you...

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Suzani Manina Baumann At Home Sat 17 Sept

Suzani Manina Baumann At Home Sat 17 Sept

''Ardent fabric collector, Suzani expert" (House and Leisure, Sept 2021), Manina Baumann, will host a tea exclusively for Culture Connect in her beautiful home and Suzani gallery, in City Bowl - Higgovale. Manina has been importing and supporting Suzani embroidery art...

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Stellenberg Gardens Sat 22 Oct with owner

Stellenberg Gardens Sat 22 Oct with owner

A beautifully designed and looked after private garden, with 16 different 'rooms' all with their own identity but with a feeling of serenity, grace and charm. It is hard to believe you are in the heart of the southern suburbs, especially with the original Cape Dutch...

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National Library – special collections, date tbc

National Library – special collections, date tbc

114 medieval manuscripts and 119 incunabula (books printed pre 1500) to recent press images from the Cape Times, the National Library is a treasure trove. Right next to Company's Garden in Cape Town's centre, it is South Africa's oldest public institution. Its users...

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La Motte art – new winter date coming soon

La Motte art – new winter date coming soon

A last chance to see fabulous exhibition of contemporary tapestries which is due to close in July, Threads of Synergy. Artists include the South African "greats", such as Kentridge, Skotnes and Hodgins, made by the Stephens Tapestry Studio in Diepsloot (Joburg) and...

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Ellerman House art (Brut and canapes) date tbc

Ellerman House art (Brut and canapes) date tbc

An exceptional opportunity to see this comprehensive South African art collection, usually inaccessible to the public. The art is beautifully placed around the hotel, garden and gallery. It feels like being in a home, with art every where, including the pantry! Their...

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Arderne Gardens Trees book privately

Arderne Gardens Trees book privately

Landscape architect, university lecturer and TreeKeepers chair, Clare Burgess leads our walking tour of Arderne Gardens - a small public gem of a park off Main Rd, in Claremont (almost Kenilworth). It is a Provincial Heritage Site with its collection of nationally...

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101 tour Zeitz MOCAA art and architecture date tbc

101 tour Zeitz MOCAA art and architecture date tbc

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is establishing itself a world player in contemporary art, despite being only five years old. It can be intimidating and some of its art challenging. We start outside with the striking architecture, then once inside head for the...

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Art Deco Cape Town date tbc or book your own

Art Deco Cape Town date tbc or book your own

Outstanding examples of "moderne" architecture in Cape Town's centre - Wale St, Greenmarket Square, Darling Street and St George's Mall. Our  tour starts at the pink apartment block Holyrood, 80 Queen Victoria St. We finish at the impressive former headquarters of Old...

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Harbour History your own date

Harbour History your own date

Cape Town's Waterfront is full of fascinating history; some painful - prisons, torture and good-byes; others uplifting -  the excitement of the weekly mail ship and the buzz of the harbour. For this tour, Lesley Cox leads us on a carefully planned route, to hidden...

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History Cape Town – autumn (or own date)

History Cape Town – autumn (or own date)

First Nations to democracy: three centuries of stories about the shaping of the Cape Town as we know it.  You'll have your eyes opened, even if you know the city centre well. We start at Fideli's cafe, Parliament St, next to Groote Kerk, opposite statue for Jan...

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Company’s Garden Trees – date tbc or your own

Company’s Garden Trees – date tbc or your own

Lots of fascinating facts and beautiful trees in Cape Town's first cultivated land of note, initially fruit and veg for the Dutch East India Company sailors in 1652, then a botanical pleasure garden during the British Victorian era and a now a popular park in the...

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Stellenbosch University & Rupert Museums, date tbc

Stellenbosch University & Rupert Museums, date tbc

Curator led tours of two outstanding collections - similar but different in many ways. Feedback from last time (9 Feb 2022), the first one: Apart from the depth of knowledge of both curators, we also enjoyed their interesting back stories and snippets on the various...

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Woodstock street art date to be fixed

Woodstock street art date to be fixed

Woodstock native, artist and family man, Shaheed Haroun (pictured) is our guide for our Woodstock graffiti and street art walking tour. He has been hosting tours for six years with Juma Mkwela who has been running tours in Woodstock for over a decade, and in...

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Flowers West Coast day or three nights, own dates 2022

Flowers West Coast day or three nights, own dates 2022

Hugely knowledgeable about plants and a very experienced guide, Alistair Tite leads either one day or three day trips. With all the rain, it is a fantastic flower season. Alistair leads Culture Connect's popular camellia tours at Vergelegen. Before guiding, he was a...

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Art Supper Phillippa Duncan’s Wynberg home date tbc

Art Supper Phillippa Duncan’s Wynberg home date tbc

A wonderful, relaxed evening surrounded by art - just for eight people, including Phillippa and myself. Phillippa's cottage, is packed with ever changing art, design and craft. It is inspirational yet down to earth and beautiful. She will share how she researches and...

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Spier Wine Farm’s Art Outside & In tbc or own date

Spier Wine Farm’s Art Outside & In tbc or own date

Jessica Rensburg's highlight tour of the unparalleled South African contemporary art at Spier Wine Farm, just over 30 mins drive from Cape Town. Jessica is the art registrar for the Spier Arts Trust so she knows the collection exceedingly well and was actively...

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Eastside – beautiful buildings to bulldozers D6, date tbc

Eastside – beautiful buildings to bulldozers D6, date tbc

Hipster Harrington St was once a posh part of town. Many of the old buildings have gone, like the church pictured. But c1834 Granite Lodge remains - aptly now SAHRA's home (South African Heritage Resources Agency). We'll pop in to see their small display during our...

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