It's Sex and Kultuur time again!
October 15, 2004
CAPE TOWN — The 6th annual Sex and Kultuur festival is on our doorstep once again. The
dates are 29 - 31 October 2004, and while the main venue at AMAC Centre, 16
Harrington Street is the same as last year, the programme is very different.
The theme is Sex, Sexuality and Marriage, mostly in a queer context, and we
have some exciting art and performers lined up to keep you entertained.
The festival has been expanded to include a full weekend of art and
entertainment, with events being taken outside of Cape Town to Mitchell's
Plain on Wednesday the 27th and Gugs on Thursday the 28th, and after the
weekend is over we will be in Atlantis on Friday 4th November!
Visit the website at Triangle Project. View info and pics of the artists exhibiting and
performing, and get all the details on the weekend... We are still
finalising the programme so there may be changes to come, but only if they
are an improvement.. Stay tuned to Radio P4 and Bush Radio's In the Pink
(Thursdays st 20h00) over the next two weeks for highlights on the festival.
Here's the run-down:
OPENING NIGHT : FRIDAY 29TH OCTOBER FROM 18H00
On the opening night there will be live performances by the Yotam Sandack
Jazz Quintet, Mark Hoeben and the Cape Town Tango dance troupe, Emile Minnie
and Godfrey Johnson in Cabaret, Stabani, the gay white kwaito star with his
LOVE show Uthando!
There'll be live township dance and the Wild Eyes Band, plus a DJ all night
long, and the afterparty is at Velvet Lounge at 22h00.
ART RIGHT THROUGH THE WEEKEND
The art exhibition will be open right through from 10h00 to 17h00 on both
Saturday and Sunday. There'll be art by Andrew Verster, works by Brendon
Maart that have been hanging in New York City, cartoons by Nikhil Singh and
Lianne Leslie, conceptual art in the form of a paper wedding dress and shoes
by Corinne Smit, photographic studies of lesbians by Zanele Muholi from
Behind the Mask. Young filmakers will show their latest works, including two
MNet Vuka Award entries. All the works of art deal with sex, sexuality and
marriage in some way, including some highly erotic pieces.
SATURDAY'S OPEN FORUM DEBATE : EXCITING STUFF
On Saturday afternoon from 14h00 - 16h00 we'll also have a whole bunch of
high profile personalities debating the issue of Same Sex Marriage, from Dr
Allan Boesak through to representatives from the ANC, the DA, the church,
Triangle and Equality projects, the ACDP and the Independent Democrats. That
should be really exciting!
SUPPER THEATRE ON SATURDAY NIGHT
On Saturday night Irit Noble is in actin with a Supper Theatre, where for
R100 you get her full show as well as a superb dinner. If you only want to
attend the show, R50 will get you a ticket. Seats are limited for this show,
so get your ticket now to make sure you don't miss out!
TEA DANCE ON SUNDAY
On Sunday from 14h00 to 17h00 there's be a good old fashioned, high camp Tea
Dance, with music and cabaret once again.
LOTS TO EAT AND DRINK!
Bar Code will be running two bars for the duration of the weekend, and
delicious snacks will be available right through from Giggles Catering.
Wed 27/10 - Art exhibition and Emile Minnie in cabaret, Tiffany's Jazz Club,
Promenade Shopping Centre, Mitchell's Plain
Thurs 28/10 -Art exhibition and Stabani and Godfrey Johnson in cabaret,
Ulunti Centre, Guguletu
Fri 29/10 - Main festival opening evening, AMAC centre, Cape Town
Sat 30/10 - Festival opens from 10h00 to 18h00, Irit Noble's Supper Theatre
Sun 31/10 - Festival opens from 10h00 to 18h00
Fri 5/11 - Miss Radio Atlantis and Miss Gay Radio Atlantis, Silverstream
Hotel, Wesfleur Circle, Atlantis, with Stabani and Godfrey Johnson
Opening Night costs R20 to get in, and R10 for students. Saturday all day is
free, and Irit's Supper Theatre is R50 and R100 depending on whether or not
you have dinner. Sunday morning the art exhibition is free, Sunday
afternoon's Tea Dance is R20 and R10 again. A weekend pass can be bought for
R120 or R110 for students, and that gets you into all the paid events. The
events in Mitchell's Plain, Gugs and Atlantis are all free! Tickets can be
bought from Triangle Project or Bruce Tait Collectables in Kloof Street, as
well as at the door on the day.