Street artists, professors, TEDx presenters, imams, architects…our speakers vary as much as venues (all listed below). Where and what we eat is equally varied – Mediterranean fusion by Robert Mulders of 6 Spin St Restaurant to Faldela Tolker’s Cape Malay of Cooking With Love.

Studio suppers and artists’ tours

  • Atlantic House – Anja de Klerk, Christian Nerf, Jared Ginsburg, Josh Ginsburg (host), Katherine Bull, Kathryn Smith, Kyle Morland and Matthew King
  • AVA Gallery – Portia Malatjie and Emma Bedford
  • Ellerman House – Talita Swarts
  • Jeannette Unite ‘at home’
  • Street art – Ricky Lee Gordon (aka Freddy Sam) and Juma Mkwela

Curators’ and academic’s tours

  • Brushing up on Stern, National Gallery – Andrea Lewis, Carol Kaufman-Bishop and Dr LaNitra Berger
  • Irma Stern Museum – Christopher Peter and Mary van Blommestein
  • Keiskamma Tapestry – Prof Brenda Schmahmann and Keiskamma Guernica – Winnie Sze
  • Key contemporary art galleries in Cape Town –Kate Crane Briggs
  • Kings Map, South African Museum – Emeritus Prof Ian Glenn
  • Punch-bags project – Johann van der Schijff
  • Zeitz MOCAA pavilion reception and talk – Mark Coetzee

It is such a joy to be surprised and delighted by a city I have lived for 35 years each time I attend Culture Connect.   Brenda Franklin, Lavender Guest House, Newlands

Cape Town – architecture, history and now

  • Art Deco – Kate Crane Briggs and Mutual Heights – Ann Bytheway
  • Art, history and architectural tour in the city centre – Kate Crane Briggs
  • Bo-Kaap – Mohammad Groenewald (and Brett Petzer)
  • Cape Baroque and Anton Anreith’s contribution – Dr Hans Fransen
  • Freemasons’ Good Hope Lodge – John Smith
  • Gardens’ Shul – Solly Berger
  • Groote Schuur stately home, Rhodes Memorial – talk by Prof Vivian Bickford Smith and Rhodes Cottage
  • Iziko National Social History Collection – Esther Esmyol
  • Photographs by Neville Dubow –Marilyn Martin and Paul Weinberg
  • Waterfront Walkabout by author Suzie Joubert (family event)

The Waterfront Walkabout was crackerjack today – a great multi-generational meaningful event. Mary Bradley, Canadian writer

Winelands and coast

  • Boschendal – Marianne Gertenbach, Kevin Fellingham, Wilko le Roux and Albert van Jaarsveld
  • Casa Labia tour – Joao Ferreira and Kate Wood-Hunter
  • San Culture Centre !Khwa ttu – Michael Daiber (family event)
  • Simon’s Town – Joline Young
  • Solms Delta – Prof Mark Solms and Tracey Randle (family event)
  • West Coast Fossil Park – Prof Jo Noero and Pippa Haarhoff (family event)

History came alive – the Simon’s Town tour was an enjoyable eye-opener at the same time as being a thoroughly engaging social experience.  Nwabisa Mbana, reviewer, whatsonincapetown.com

Design

  • Ceramics, Fired, Castle of Good Hope – Esther Esmyol
  • Design & Making tour – Marjorie Naidoo, co-curator
  • Design studio’s and showrooms: Bo-Kaap, Bree St and Woodstock – Kate Crane Briggs
  • Patterns of Contact: Designs from the Indian Ocean World – Carol Kaufmann Bishop and Dining Room – Karen Dudley
  • Ukusela Ekapa – Squeeze – Hennie Meyer
  • World Design Capital 2014 and the city Fringe/Eastside – Jenny Kruger and Rashiq Fataar

Performing Arts

  • Refuse the Hour performance led by William Kentridge- Philip Miller
  • Story telling in Langa – Philippa Kabali-Kagwa
  • War Horse and Handspring retrospective – James Nilson-Misra
  • Uthando’s City Hall event – James Fernie

For four years I’ve been coming to Culture Connect’s events – they’re always interesting, well organised and accompanied by delicious food. Michael Cohen, accountant, Cape Town