July Highlights of the Month

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Online theatre, digital art and virtual worlds – these are just a few of the events and experiences that should be at the top of your to-do list this month. And while lockdown restrictions may be harsher, our July Highlights showcase safe ways to stay entertained.

KKNK VIRTUAL ART GALLERY

The Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK), supported by ABSA, launched its second Virtual Art Gallery showing 6 group exhibitions featuring 245 artworks by 83 artists.

Where: KKNK Website
When: Through July

THE CASE OF THE PRESENT PANDEMONIUM

Local streaming platform &Scene has released a series of immersive virtual games. The Case of the Present Pandemonium is set in the North Pole where Snickerdoodle, the ever-hungry elf, has accidentally dropped his candy cane in the Toy Transporter

Where: Online
When: Through July
Cost: R650 for 1 hour and 4 devices | Additional players from R125

CLAY CAFE HOME PAINTING KITS

The Clay Cafe has launched offers Home Painting kits that can be collected at the Hout Bay and City Centre branches. There are over 200 items to choose from, each item is priced based on size and shape. Paints, brushes and tools are also available to purchase.

Where: Clay Cafe in the City and Clay Cafe Hout Bay
When: Through July
Cost: Various

ISTIMELA SENDABA STORY TRAIN

iStimela Sendaba Story Train forms part of the National Arts Festival’s 2021 online programme, and features a series of 30-minute videos of local authors and storytellers covering the 11 South African languages.

Where: Online
When: 8 to 17 July
Cost: Free

KASSARAM

#An open-studio investigation, KASSARAM by multi-disciplinary artist Thania Petersen as part of the museum’s Atelier Residency programme. The art film analyses cultural divides amongst people of colour through art. Closed until Sunday, 11 July. Exhibitions and online programming updates on their website and social media.

Where: Zeitz MOCAA
When: Through July
Cost: Museum Admission R210 | Book Now

THE STATE OF THE ARTS DOCUMENTARY

A brand new South African documentary, The State of the Arts – The Forgotten Industry, is a snapshot of the struggles faced by some of the country’s entertainment and live-performing artists during the Covid-19 pandemic and the still-ongoing lockdown restrictions.

Watch here 

MZANSI QUEST

Mzansi Quest is a free online game where players can collect some of South Africa’s most precious virtual artefacts in the hopes of winning the grand prize of R50 000.

Where: Online
When: Until 28 July
Cost: Free to play

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