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February 29, 2012

Design Indaba 2012 in Cape Town

Don\'t miss the creative event of the year: the 2012 Design Indaba Conference and Expo. Photo courtesy of Interactive Africa

Cape Town, the 2014 World Design Capital, will welcome the premier creative event of the year, the 2012 Design Indaba Conference and Expo, to her innovative shores from Wednesday February 29 to Sunday March 4, 2012.

Hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, this year’s Conference and Expo are sure to delight audiences.

The conference is a three-day gathering of some of the most creative minds in the industry. The programme of speakers is an eclectic mix of international and local designers, filmmakers, artists, social entrepreneurs, culinary experts and more, including the V&A Waterfront‘s “Cratefan” statue designer Porky Hefer.

The expo, a weekend-long design extravaganza, will feature the very best in home-grown talent. From new works by top and up-and-coming designers on display, and gourmet creations by the Neighbourgoods Market, to all-day fashion shows and fun kiddies workshops, the expo is a must for the entire family.

Still craving some inspiration? Head over to the Labia on Orange in Gardens for the Design Indaba Film Fest. Feast your eyes and ears on this visual pleasure-fest with a line-up of the world’s most inspirational design films.

Celebrate the creative industry at the Design Indaba Party at the City Hall on Thursday March 1, 2012. Open to the public, this trendy celebration is set to turn the City Hall into a stylish party venue, and gives you the opportunity to rub shoulders and let your hair down with the Indaba speakers and other professionals. The red-hot line-up of entertainment for the evening includes DJ Lady M.

Tickets for the Design Indaba Expo, Indaba Party and Film Fest are available at Computicket.

Looking for a place to rest your weary artistic head? Check out our accommodation database for the best digs in town. For more events, browse our what’s on listings.

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