Dancers on the rooftop
This remarkable dance performance was staged on the rooftop of Cape Town’s main railway station, as part of the Infecting the City festival of public art. Jackie Job and Emilie Lelouch perform a sublime meditation on human connections, exploring and displaying through dance the power of the relationships between us.
The new Woodstock Foundry is a sublime hub of niche retail outlets, a window-dressing school and an ordentlike foundry (Bronze Age). At the moment it’s also home to a stunning design exhibition curated by Southern Guild which runs until the 11 March. A few highlights are shared below: Fountain by Astrid Dahl. Save the Rhino
Ballet invades the city
Cape Town City Ballet’s INVASION was a series of dances performed in the atrium of the Golden Acre shopping centre in the heart of the city, as part of Infecting the City - Cape Town’s public arts fest. Here are excerpts of the performances.
Dancing with death
The opening event at Cape Town’s public arts fest, Infecting the City, was Dada Masilo’s Death and the Maidens. Staged on the steps of the South African Museum, the performance celebrates female strength, reflecting on gender oppression and the power to overcome it. Filmed by WANTED’s Alexander Matthews, this video contains excerpts from the approximately 40 minute-long...
Kramerville goes Green
Joburg is abuzz with the news that Brian Green, the man behind 44 Stanley, is opening a sexy rooftop bar as part of his exciting retail development. And if it’s everything Green himself says it will be, come this April, the hottest spot for sundowners will be 3 Desmond Street, Kramerville. Just as he turned an assortment of derelict buildings off Stanley Avenue in Milpark into the boho-chic...
Press that letter!
While we might be plugged in and wired up, at WANTED we also love paper and print. There’s nothing quite like holding an art book’s heaviness in your lap, cracking the spine of your favourite quarterly, or receiving a crisply printed business card or thank-you note. Thankfully we are not alone — and a growing appreciation of print has seen the revival of the art of letterpress,...
Two exhibitions at Whatiftheworld Gallery in Woodstock, Cape Town, open on Thursday night — both touching on themes of movement and migration: N1 by David Southwood. According to the website: This project originated in 2007 and uses the National Road One as an alibi for photographing a series of events, personalities and traces of habitation encountered while traveling between Cape Town,...
Let's get infected
On Wednesday, Cape Town’s free festival of public art — Infecting the City — commences with an opera performance on the steps of the South African Museum. Over the next few days, expect ballet shows, piano recitals, plays, sculpture and more. Infecting the City runs until Saturday 7th. Find out more about what’s on here.
Carry on, carry on
The poster “Keep Calm and Carry On” is now ubiquitous but how did it come about? This charming video traces its history and renaissance. (With thanks to Paul Vosloo.)
From riding through Rioja in a Bentley to touring new decor and fabric hub of Jozi’s Kramerville, WANTED takes you places this month. To make sure you get your own copy, subscribe to Business Day.
“I lost my hawk over the weekend but it came back to me, so I’m really chuffed.” So says a smiling Edmund Oettle as he strolls into a cubicle-sized room that somehow manages to double as both his distillery and tasting room at Upland Organic Estate. He’s bearing several bottles of spirits in his hands, brandies from his pot still. They’re made in this tiny room, home to a...
Honey and humour
Beyond all doubt, our award for best local window displays goes to the boys at o.live Chemistry of Living in Cape Town. Internationally, Louis Vuitton gets our nod. As serious as the brand is about working its magic with luxury leather goods, it does know how to have tons of fun. Under the guidance of visual creative director Faye McLeod, the team continually dreams up ideas that draw us into...
Wanted Wine Offer: Diemersdal Eight Rows
In partnership with the Wade Bales Wine Society, WANTED is offering readers the opportunity to purchase Diemersdal 8 Rows Sauvignon Blanc 2011, which was awarded 4 ½ in the 2011 edition of Platter’s Wine Guide. Making wine runs in the family at Diemersdal. Six generations of winemakers with one passion have made fine wines at the estate since the 1800s. Today, Diemersdal is renowned for its...
Missibaba heads to Jozi
Missibaba is hosting a pop-up shop at 70 Juta in Braamfontein this weekend, which will showcase this gorgeous leatherware brand’s new collection. They’ve been a little coy on the details, but apparently the new range has been inspired by boy-journalist Tintin and his exploits in Hergé’s globetrotting comics. Move over Spielberg!
End of the line?
Review: The Legacy of Hartlepool Hall Ed has never worked a day in his life. And now, after five years of hiding in the south of France from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, he has been forced to return to his family’s stately home, Hartlepool Hall, in Yorkshire. He discovers a mysterious houseguest, Alice, an octogenarian butler still in service, and a cook who rustles up dinners large enough...
Wine interview: Thys Louw
There are few South African winemakers more devoted to Sauvignon Blanc than Thys Louw of Diemersdal in Durbanville. He’s so obsessed with the variety that he currently has five different offerings of the variety under the Diemersdal label and has also started the internet-inspired Sauvignon.com brand. Now 29 years old, he joined his father Tienie in the cellar in 2005 after stints at...