Don’t miss Infecting the City – 9 to 14 March

by Karisa

Last year I checked out Infecting the City for the very first time and was really blown away by our incredible art scene…  From music & dance to public artworks & performances, Infecting the City really is a celebration of all things creative.

Infecting The City (ITC) is a vibrant and innovative annual public arts festival that takes place in the City of Cape Town. The Festival strives to bring exceptional, socially-engaged performance and visual art out of theatres and galleries and into the communal spaces of Cape Town’s Central Business District – transforming the city centre into an outdoor venue, where art is free and accessible to everyone.

Now with Infecting the City 2015 just around the corner, I’m really looking forward to seeing what they have up their sleeves for this year.  If you also want to join in on all the ITC awesomeness, do take note of the following:

  • When?  Mon, 9 Mar to Sun, 14 Mar 2015
  • Where?  Various public locations in the city
  • How do I know what’s happening when & where?  Download the full programme over here.  There are fixed performances which will run throughout the week, but quite a lot of the festival is designed as routes – so you’ll join in on a specific day or evening route which then takes you to various venues in one session (you can of course just fall in where you can as well).  The evening sessions also include a dinner break where you can enjoy some yummy street food & drinks.
    (There will also be 2 information centres situated in St Georges Mall if you need additional info)

Then if you keep your eyes peeled during next week, you might also stumble upon one of the mobile artworks.  These have no scheduled time or place, so you’ll only stumble upon them with some luck.  For example last year they had parts of the buildings in St Georges Mall which literally came alive with people dressed in camouflage which looked just like the building facades.  It was a very cool surprise to anyone just popping out to grab a quick lunch…

Some scenes from last year…

So yeah, if you’re bored of your regular ol’ routine, get your butt of that couch and come and roam the city streets.  You’ll step away from this festival both ridiculously inspired and extremely proud, that I guarantee you.


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