[FESTIVAL NEWS] On Saturday 20 September, Cape Town Fringe artists will join other entertainers for the Cape Town Partnership’s City Walk.

Line Up (as of 19 September)

COMPANY’S GARDEN

  • Exhibit S, Ode to Saartjie Baartman by a Black Woman: In this poetic performance starting at the Company’s Garden at 10am, Thola Antamu will be walking the entire length of the City Walk in this powerful piece inspired by misrepresentation, art and the story of a woman. Born in 1789 and of Khoi descent, Saartjie Baartman was bought as a showpiece by an Englishman, taken to England where she was exhibited as an oddity. Exhibit S fuses Saartjies’ and Thola’s stories “told through, speech, skin, and movement”.
  • Children’s Storytelling and Reading Corner: Fleur du Cap award winner and celebrated actress Ntombi Makhutshi will be reading from the works of African authors like Gcina Mhlophe from 12pm to 13.30pm. Find her outside the Company’s Garden Restaurant.
  • #100AfricanReads: This abridged version will involve a storytelling corner as well as roaming installations throughout the Company’s Garden from 10am to 2pm.

UPPER ST GEORGE’S MALL

  • Free walking tour – A flavour of the Bo-Kaap: Starting at 10am from the Taj Hotel lobby, this free-for-City-Walk-Saturdays-only walking tour is hosted by Footsteps to Freedom. For two hours, participants-limited to 20-will be given an insider’s guide to the history and cuisine of one of South Africa’s most unique neighbourhoods. Booking and a booking voucher essential.
  • Best of Both Worlds and Roaming Busking Musicians: Catch this live installation by Rainbow Arts Academy from 10am to 2pm.
  • Street show magic: Starting at 11.00am, veteran South African magician Marcel Oudejans will take elements of his Cape Town Fringe shows and blend them into an interactive and hilarious open-air ‘busking’ performance that’s certain to create belly-laughter and gasps of surprise! Look out for Marcel at the Robert Grey statue.

KROTOA PLACE, LOWER St GEORGE’S MALL

  • Ngumzimba Wam: Featuring engaging puppets, this play by Thando Baliso encourages children to be aware of their surroundings. Starts 12pm.

St ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

  • JAM Strings: JAM Strings features highly accomplished musicians with a great range of musical experience. Expect a mix of classical and contemporary music styles ranging from Latin to jazz, pop to rock and a number of new compositions by local composers. Takes place outside Truth Coffee Shop from 11.30am to 12pm.
  • Welcome to the organ: Hosted by the Royal School of Church Music with performers Gavin Julius and Neil Robertson. The concert will include popular organ works such as Bach’s famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor. Starts at 12pm to 1.30pm.

ST ANDREW’S SQUARE

  • People are living there – Or are they? Find out at the two performances – starting at 11.30am and 1.30 pm – of this adaptation of Athol Fugard’s play featuring a conceptual twist! Milly cannot come to terms with a secret in this piece: an exploration of absurdity, delusion, hope, reality, deterioration, power struggle and comedy.
  • Visit Cape Town Partnership for a map, which shows exactly where and when the different events are happening.