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Yanis Marshall Kicking Ass

Yanis Marshall Kicking Ass

I’d never heard of Yanis Marshall until today! I think they performed on Britain’s Got Talent. Anyway – I’m on my new sharing video adventure when I found this video which is nothing short of fierce, fantastic and brilliant! It’s also a great video for today considering it’s my Mom’s birthday – She made me(…)

Cape Town Time Lapse by HelloiamRory

Cape Town Time Lapse by HelloiamRory

A year ago HelloIAmRory made waves (‘scuse the pun) with his time lapse video of the Clifton trawler that was stuck Clifton beach. It’s hard to believe that was a year ago – feels much longer! One year on and Rory has done expanded his portfolio even further culminating in his new Cape Town Time(…)

#ClashWall Cape Town – Have Your Name in Paint

#ClashWall Cape Town – Have Your Name in Paint

Converse Chuck 70′s collection presents: #ClashWall Wall of Clash is actually part of a bigger social media campaign called Sneakers Clash. It launched in Amsterdam last weekend and is now in Cape Town this weekend, moving to Jozi and the Middle East there after. Wall of Clash is one of two activations being brought to(…)

The Da Vinci Exhibition Cape Town, March 2014

The Da Vinci Exhibition Cape Town, March 2014

Girls, if you made your man watch Perfect Pitch last weekend then you definitely owe him one! And I have the perfect offering. The Da Vinci Exhibition Cape Town at the V&A Waterfront might not sound like the kind of thing a guy would like but, trust me, he will. We went down to the(…)

My Day at the Tate Modern, May 2013

My Day at the Tate Modern, May 2013

This May I visited the Tate Modern in London for the very first time. I always knew it was there as I lived in London a decade ago but once I’d fallen in love with the National Gallery there was no getting me elsewhere. Well when you think like that then you only prohibit yourself(…)

L’Atelier: Blood, Sweat and Tears PAINT – Literally!

L’Atelier: Blood, Sweat and Tears PAINT – Literally!

L’Atelier: Blood, Sweat and Tears. It really does take¬†blood, sweat and tears to be an artist. After performing and working in the entertainment industry for most of my life, I totally understand the sacrifice it takes to keep afloat in a tough industry. But people are probably sick of hearing that, “It’s so competitive!” as(…)

REVIEW Cape Town Art Fair 2013

REVIEW Cape Town Art Fair 2013

I’m glad I attended the Cape Town Art Fair 2013 when I did (Friday afternoon) because I like a certain amount of physical and mental space when viewing art. I’m sure the festival became far more busy on the Saturday and Sunday so I was happy to have the physical space on Friday afternoon to(…)

Russell Brand SA Messiah Complex Tour Extended!

I recently watched a video on YouTube where Russell Brand disarmed 3 supposed professional TV anchors. He went on their show to talk about his new tour The Messiah Complex and the presenters were bewildered by his persona. They became quite rude and he constantly had to remind them that he was present, there and(…)

[INVITE] Disaronno: The Showcase #BeOriginale

[INVITE] Disaronno: The Showcase #BeOriginale

Anyone who knows me know that I’m always on board if there’s a toot going. I’m not sure why I enjoy alcohol as much as I do. Whenever I have a drink it always ends up going better than I had anticipated so I order another one – why wouldn’t a person want to continue(…)

Entire Cape Town Train Spray Painted

When I first saw this video I ran to my window to check the next train going by! But, unfortunately, this train seems to be on a northern suburbs route. I know people have mixed feelings about graffiti but I’m mad about art. And the more art in public, the better in my opinion. Sure(…)

UPDATE: [VIDEO] LOVE this Chappies Campaign!

When I was a kid I wasn’t allowed to chew bubblegum. My Mother thought it made people look tacky (I guess there is truth to that). My friend’s Mother had an old cookie tin FILLED with Chappies so only if we went to visit them would my Mother allow me to have a Chappie and(…)

Bye Bye Cavendish Cinema Nouveau

07.01.13 UPDATE: Book your final movie tickets for Sunday, here’s the Facebook event. 04.01.13 Wow, I’m so sad to see this happening: Ster Kinekor will be closing it’s doors on their Nouveau cinema in Cavendish on January 17th, 2013. To be honest, I had no idea the cinema has so much heritage! But I guess(…)

1 Fatality: Scaffolding Collapses at Linkin Park Concert…

UPDATE: At 2am this morning, word started spreading about the fatality of one concert attendee. No name has been released as of yet but Big Concerts has acknowledged the tragedy on their Facebook group stating: BCTCBLOG extends deepest sympathies to the family of the last fan tonight. 20:00 Tonight saw Cape Town’s first concert for(…)

Voorkamer Festival 2012 (31st Aug – 2nd Sept)

Voorkamer Festival 2012 (31st Aug – 2nd Sept)

Voorkamer Festival 2012 was as charming as ever. The Voorkamer Festival is one of the Cape Town’s best kept secrets although it is growing more and more popular every year. Inspired by the Dutch Voorkamer Fees, each year the residents of Darling open their homes to artists and audiences alike. This year was no different(…)