Pop-up fun at October’s City Walk Saturdays


For the October edition of City Walk Saturdays, we warned Cape Town to expect the unexpected. Here’s what we delivered.

Cape Town’s City Walk Saturdays route was abuzz with various collaborative community placemaking projects on 17 October  2015.

Starting in the Company’s Gardens, continuing down St George’s Mall to Waterkant Street, and progressing up the Fan Walk to St Andrew’s Square, the City Walk connects significant places and offerings in the urban heart of Cape Town through storytelling, wayfinding, public art, walking tours and retail offerings to bring our public spaces to life.

As part of the day 25 public art interventions along the Fan Walk were set up by Michaelis Fine Arts students who were tasked to develop modes of public creative activity that caused no damage to the urban infrastructure.

Further along St George’s Mall acclaimed dancer, choreographer and director Aphiwe Mphahleni told stories through dance with the moving stories dance theatre while up in the Company’s Gardens giant Jenga and domino games were enjoyed in the shade.

Children were enchanted by Fleur du Cap award winner Ntombi Makhutshi who hosted younger children at the Juta Reading Circle for the duration of the event.

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