ON POETRY, WRITING AND RANDOM CULTURAL MATTERS

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Off the Wall - Poetry in Cape Town

I have discovered a great poetry evening every Monday, note every Monday,with guest poet and open mic. This now a must on my weekly schedule. It takes place at 8pm at A Touch of Madness, Nuttall Road, Observatory, Cape Town - marvellous!
www.touchofmadness.co.za

Graffiti Project - 10


Stuck on rather than sprayed on - but decorating a shape challenge for students at the art college on Kloof Street, Cape Town - a colourful edifice.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Taming of the Shrew - Maynardville

Last night of the summer season annual Shakespeare open air production. Played for laughs with lots of slap-stick which helped dilute what is otherwise a pretty odious plot. My least favourite of the plays, but well, if cheekily, localised in the prologue. I'm not sure what I think about mics as a rule, but last night they were definitely needed as the south-easter was in full flow/blow and it was actually cold enough to need a jumper, if not a blanket. I look forward to next year's production.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Graffiti Project - 9


Kloof Street. Perhaps a bit of a cheat as it's in the yard of the Art School, so not exactly street art, but fab none the less.

Richard III - Artscape


Wonderful production, ingeniously managed by only three male actors and a series of great costumes and masks. My first thoroughly enjoyable and very intimate experience of the theatre in South Africa as it was in a small studio. Highly recommended.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Graffiti Project - 8


Says it all for the new South Africa. Can be found in Queen Victoria Street in central Cape Town, just next to the Centre for the Book, about which more anon when I manage to visit it. It was closed last weekend 'due to weather', which I think is shorthand for 'it's hot, we're at the beach'.

Friday, 4 February 2011

New Location

This blog has moved its physical address to Cape Town. It will still have the usual mix of photo projects and poetry matters, albeit focused on a different locale. And its name (tree snake) is finally at home.