August 12, 2010
Creative Week Cape Town – slipping under the wings of the Loeries
The 2009 Loerie Awards in Cape Town. Photo courtesy mallix
Creative Cape Town has joined forces with the Loerie Awards to present the first-ever Creative Week Cape Town, a week-long explosion of innovation right in the heart of the Mother City. Creative Week is scheduled to take place from September 24 - October 3, 2010 to coincide with the 2010 Loerie Awards. All Capetonians and visitors are welcome to participate.
Whether your talents lie in film, design, words, music, architecture, live performance, crafts or even a passion for making quilted socks, Creative Week Cape Town will give you the chance to broaden your fan base. For 10 days creatives can host events, demonstrations and presentations to enthral, enlighten and ignite interest around their work and the creative community at large.
Creative Week Cape Town has been initiated as a legacy event for Cape Town’s bid for World Design Capital 2014. Individuals and organisations involved in all aspects of Cape Town’s creative life – education, arts, design, advertising, music and service organisations – are invited to participate.
Events can be staged anywhere in the city – and with Creative Week Cape Town culminating in the Loeries Festival Weekend (Oct 1 - 3), there is plenty of opportunity for hosts to exploit their creative talent to the thousands of Loeries attendees nestling in the city for the awards ceremony.
You are invited to get in first, to get the party started and fill Cape Town with your colours, thoughts, motions and notions. Yes that’s right, it’s time to show off!
How to participate
So, you’ve got an idea and you want to show the rest of the world. Creative Week Cape Town is a user-generated event, which means that events are independently organised by participants. Creative Cape Town does not offer funding for events.
Creative Week Cape Town, together with these events, will be “self-promoted” on the website www.creativeweekct.co.za, in the mainstream media, in niche publications and on various websites, including those of Creative Cape Town and its partners.
How to register your event:
It takes just three simple steps to register on the website. Plan and post your events now!
Go to www.creativeweekct.co.za and click on events.
Step 1: Tell us about yourself
Don’t worry, we don’t expect an essay. Just your name, contact information and a few other details and you’re on your way.
Step 2: Tell us about your event
Again, we just need the basics: where it will be, when it will take place, what it will cost (if anything) and a short description of the event itself. Please be sure to supply the details of a contact person so we know how to get hold of your project team.
Step 3: Tell everyone else about it
Now that you’ve registered, all you have to do is let everyone know about your event. Tell your network about it, post it to your favourite blogs and contact your local media. Create a Facebook event and link it to Creative Cape Town (use the @ symbol). Creative Week Cape Town will make extensive use of the Creative Cape Town Facebook fan page, which has more than 4 500 fans and counting.
A party in Long Street. Photo courtesy coda
Check out what we’ve got planned during Creative Week Cape Town so that you can choose the best time and place for your event.
Sept 24 - 27: My Cape Town in the Company Gardens programme - during the heritage weekend all museums are free. Plus there is a programme of activities including a competition entitled “Diss the Art” – speak your mind on the art you hate!
Sept 24 - Oct 3: Screenings of 2009 Loerie winners
Labia on Orange Street 13h00-13h40
Labia on Kloof Street 18h00-18h40
Sept 28 - Oct 2: Pan African Space Station cross-cultural & cyber-spatial explosion – diverse pan-African sounds from ancient grooves to future hip-hop:
Congolese Kabako’s More More Future Band, afro-futurist Punk Opera (28 Sept, Cape Town City Hall)
Legendary guitarist Philip Tabane (Sept 30, St George’s Cathedral)
US hip-hop artists Georgia Anne Muldrow and Declaime (Sept 30, Albert
Hall Woodstock and Oct 2, Guga S’thebe)
Oct 1: Loeries registration (Grand Daddy Hotel, Long Street)
Discussion by design editors organised by Cape Town Design Network (new Free World Coating ΗQ, corner Buitengracht & Waterkant Streets)
Launch of Sound Space Design, a new architectural book by Don Albert and Partners (Book Lounge)
Mayor’s welcome function (17h30) – mingle with the mayor and industry elite (for Loerie VIP ticketholders and invited guests only)
Battle of the Bands (20h00) – a chance for agency bands to battle it out on stage; entry is free for all Loerie ticketholders … enter your band by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org … five shortlisted bands will perform on the evening
Chairman’s Party (22h00) – party with the Loeries chairman late into the night … entry is free for Loerie ticketholders
Oct 2: Loeries registration at the Grand Daddy Hotel, Long Street
Student portfolio morning at the South African Slave Church Museum – a chance for students to display their best work to top industry creatives
Camps Bay – the strip comes alive with agency lunches, media lunch and the industry’s most sought-after parties … restaurants along Camps Bay have been pre-booked for Loeries delegates … book your spot by emailing email@example.com (a list of venues is available on the Loeries website)
The 32nd Annual Loerie Awards at the Good Hope Centre – pre-drinks open at 17h30 and last entry is at 19h30 … the first night of awards includes communication design, print media and student awards … tickets are available from Computicket
After-parties – Long Street lights up with the Loeries after-party centred round the Long Street Café, plus agency parties to keep the street rocking all night
Oct 3: Golf at Erinvale Golf Club, Somerset West – tee-offs in the morning have been reserved for Loeries delegates. Email firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday Sept 3 to reserve a tee-off time (first-come, first-served basis)
The 32nd Annual Loerie Awards at the Good Hope Centre – pre-drinks open at 17h30 and last entry is at 19h30. The second night includes all electronic media, as well as the inaugural Ubuntu Award for social and environmental contributions … tickets are available through Computicket
After-Parties – Once again, Long Street lights up with the Loeries after-party centred around the Long Street Café … plus agency parties to keep the street rocking all night
Oct 4 - 7: Screenings of 2010 Loerie winners
Labia on Orange Street 13h00 - 13h40
Labia on Kloof Street 18h00 - 18h40
Creative Cape Town and The Loerie Awards aim to strengthen the creative and knowledge economy in Cape Town by providing a platform to showcase local creative industries.
Tickets, accommodation and specially-reduced flight offers are all available for 2010 Loerie Awards delegates. Visit www.theloerieawards.co.za to make your reservations.