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Posted on: Thursday, 5 November 2009

The grand opening of the Cape Quarters Square

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Cape Quarter

Cape Quarter

This is one of Cape Town’s best kept secrets because it has something for everyone, health, beauty, fashion, lifestyle and food all in one unique venue with typical Cape Malay architecture. This is a place that epitomises cool and if you want to be with the who’s who then you should make your way to the Cape Quarters Square …

This is such a fantastic space that is brought together with the central piazza which in itself is a meeting place for friends and family before they explore the Cape Quarter’s wonderful opportunities and hidden treasures. The Cape Quarter Piazza can be found at 72 Waterkant Street, Green Point …

This November sees the grand opening of the Cape Quarter Square and it certainly will be a grand affair. From the 7th to 15th November you can expect a myriad of events and if you attend the opening you will have a chance to win. The Square can be found at 27 Somerset Road, Green Point.

Cape Quarter

Cape Quarter

What can you expect over this period you are wondering? Firstly you can be enthralled with fabulous works of art at the Cape Quarter Art which takes place in both the Piazza and the Square on Saturday 7 November form 10h00 to 17h00. Don’t miss this opportunity to see various collections of artworks from a number of the galleries in the Cape Quarter as well as independent artists and members from the Cape Town School of Photography. Expect to see ceramics, photography, wood carvings as well as contemporary South African Art.

At both venues on Saturday evening you can see a fashion extravaganza with some of the hottest trends this season on the ramp at the Square and if you’d like to see some of these more closely you can do so afterwards at the Piazza. Some of the Cape’s school art departments will be presenting Eco Fashion where the brief was to create designs representing the Cape Quarters Stores, but only using recycled material. The City Varsity will be presenting their annual Body Spectra, with talented students showcasing their art in the form of body painting. This year’s theme is Cape Trade Routes.

Cape Quarter

Cape Quarter

On Sunday 8 November the Symphony of Light takes to the stage with a combination of laser and ultraviolet light shows as well as fire dancers and music from the Hout Bay Strings. This takes place at both venues from 19h00 to 21h00.

If you find yourself browsing through the Cape Quarter from Monday 9 to Saturday 14 November and you think you may have seen a famous face walk past you, why not have a second look because all day during the week various celebrity look alikes will be wandering through the Cape Quarter and you may be the lucky recipient of a free gift if you spot them. Light, live music will be performed daily from 19h00 to 22h00.

Jenny Morris a well known South African chef joins forces with the Cape Quarter for the Food and Brandy Festival on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 November. There are various activities and demonstrations taking place from 10h00 to 17h00. Such as Cooking with Jenny, The Art of Chocolate Making, The Essence of Fine Brandy and so much more.

The event winds down on Sunday 15 November with a classic Sunday brunch which is a perfect way to sit back and relax and take in all that you have experienced the week before.

With so much on offer at this opening you need to make sure you don’t miss out. The festivities start this Saturday so call your friends and make a day or evening or both out of it!

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