Muizenberg Festival

Muizenberg FestivalGrab the whole family (and the dog) and head to Muizenberg from Tuesday, 6 October to Sunday, 11 October 2015, for the annual Muizenberg Festival.
Muiz FestLocated in various spots in and around Muizenberg, the community-drive fiesta calls for all nature lovers, art fanatics and theatre-junkies to come and join in on the fun! Majority of the activities and events are free, but for some a small donation may be required, so bring with a bit of extra cash and support the creative initiative. Here is more on what you can expect at the 2015 Muizenberg Festival.

Muizenberg Monster | Beach Run

Muizenberg Monster Beach Run

Race course is all on the beach, no road running or mountain running. Cut off time is high tide.

Events:

  • Mini Monster Family Fun: 6km
  • Sunrise Monster: 10km
  • Big M! Muizenberg Monster: 20km

All events start on the beach, at the Promenade, next to Putt putt and the water slides. All three events are Out and Back, runners turn around at a Check Point marshal.

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The Burning Hills of Cape Town

The Burning Hills of Cape Town

The massive fire raging in the southern peninsula mountains is set to burn for at least another two days – perhaps longer.

With the Cape Town Cycle Tour taking place on Sunday, the battle to contain the fire raged on on Tuesday, with helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and ground teams fighting the blaze spread out over a vast area – fuelled by thick fynbos that has not been burnt since the huge fire of 2000.

The focus of the firefighting on Tuesday morning was Hout Bay and Tokai, where two helicopters waterbombed flames above the multimillion-rand Tokai plantation for hours, landing at Reddam to “hot fuel” – refuelling without switching off.

One helicopter focused on a thick stand of bluegums just south of Elephant Eye cave, while the other waterbombed the line of fire creeping north along the top of the plantations. Later they were joined by a fixed-wing aircraft that dropped three-and-a-half tons of water at a time. They were helped by the drop in the fierce south-easter overnight, but then the wind changed to a north-westerly during the day, pushing the smoke back over Constantiaberg and making further flying impossible because of poor visibility.

Late Tuesday afternoon the two Working on Fire helicopters and one from the SA Air Force were waterbombing flames that were moving down towards Clovelly and above Kalk Bay and St James, filling their 1 200-litre Bambi buckets off Fish Hoek beach.

Roadside residents stopped to watch them thudding overhead, waterbombing the fire line over and over, working in a light turned orange by smoke.

The choppers can no longer take water from the dam in Silvermine as the water level has become so low from the firefighting and SANParks has to ensure the survival of the aquatic life in the dam.

The fire has also hampered traffic in the southern peninsula. One commuter took 35 minutes to travel the 8km from Kalk Bay to Lakeside on Tuesday morning.

The fire started early on Sunday above Boyes Drive in Muizenberg and spread right across to Hout Bay by Monday morning.

Five houses have been destroyed by fire in Noordhoek, as well as the luxury Tintswalo Lodge at the bottom of Chapman’s Peak.

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Ability Festival 2015

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The Ability Festival ‘Be Heard’ will take place at the Masque Theatre in Muizenberg from the 4th to the 7th of March 2015.

The Ability Festival is an arts festival that aims to grow the conversation around disability / ability and inclusion in South Africa through the arts. The festival will involve three different performances aimed at initiating, engaging with and developing this. Their two acclaimed productions will be on show, as well as a first time collaboration between the Chaeli Dancers and musician Natasha Meister. In addition submissions to their Arts and Poetry Call will be exhibited in the foyer of the theatre and open to the public daily.

For Bookings:

Call the Masque theatre (021) 788 1898 or email bookings@masquetheatre.co.za

Contact projects@chaelicampaign.co.za for any queries.

Open Street Market

Palmer MarketThe Night Market in Palmer Road, Muizenberg, takes place on the last Thursday of every month through the summer: 26 February, 26 March, 30 April and 28 May 2015.

This market is about ‘Muizenbergers’ having ideas, having fun and trying things out.

For more information contact Sandi Voges on 076 457 3577 or email madeinmuizenberg@gmail.com

New Market in Muizenberg

vlei-market-muizenbergThe Vlei Market – Outdoor food and goods market in Muizenberg:

Locals of the far south can look forward to a new outdoor morning market launching next month in the Muizenberg area. The Vlei Market is a food and craft market that will be held on Saturdays at the False Bay Rendezvous overlooking the Zandvlei Reserve in Muizenberg.

Organisers promise a variety of great food stalls offering tasty treats, as well as a selection of interesting goods and crafts. There is plenty of parking inside the venue, and the market will provide a fun kid-friendly environment.

The Vlei Market kicks off on Valentine’s Day (14 February 2015) and plans to run every Saturday morning – weather permitting – from 8.30am until 2pm.

Potential traders wanting more information are invited to contact Justine at thevleimarket@gmail.com or on 084 561 8152.

The Vlei Market – Event Details:

Where: The False Bay Rendezvous, Vlei Road, Muizenberg
When: Launch date – 14 February 2015, 8.30-2pm. Thereafter weekly on Saturdays, weather-permitting.
Who to contact: Justine at thevleimarket@gmail.com or on 084 561 8152.

Where to Let Off Fireworks on Guy Fawkes

muizenbergIn honour of Guy Fawkes, the City has designated a number of sites where people may discharge shop bought fireworks. It is illegal to discharge them anywhere else without obtaining permission from the Chief Inspector of Explosives and the City.

The City of Cape Town is again appealing to residents to be safety conscious on Guy Fawkes on 5 November.

Approved sites:

Cape Town
Mnandi Beach parking area (near Law Enforcement office)
Maiden’s Cove parking area
Strandfontein Beach parking area
Athlone Stadium parking area

Helderberg
Gordon’s Bay Main Beach
Strand Beach (at Deep Blue)
Macassar Beach

South Peninsula
Sunrise Beach, Muizenberg
Fish Hoek Beach
Hout Bay Beach

Tygerberg
De Grendel Sports Ground, Parow
Nooitgedacht Sports Ground, Bishop Lavis
Sports Ground in Roosendal Street, Delft

Oostenberg
Blue Downs Sports Stadium, Hindle Road, Delft

Blaauwberg
Mamre Park, opposite SAPS
Wesfleur Sportsfield, Atlantis
Palms site, Milnerton
Blaauwberg Beach, area opposite KFC (Blaauwberg Road)

Pet owners please keep your animals indoors as soon as it gets dark, and to close the windows and draw the curtains in order to lessen the acute discomfort and terror that they can suffer when fireworks are discharged.

These sites will be monitored by law enforcement agencies.  Fireworks that are being illegally discharged can be reported to the Metro Police Control Centre on 0860 765 423, or the SAPS Emergency Control Centre on 10111.

https://www.capetown.gov.za/en/Pages/WheretoletofffireworksonGuyFawkes.aspx

Cape Town International Kite Festival

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Lift your spirits ‘Beyond the Blue’ at Africa’s biggest kite festival, the 20th Cape Town International Kite Festival, proudly hosted by Cape Mental Health.

Kiters from five countries, on-stage entertainment, kiting displays and competitions, kite-making workshops, yummy food stalls and an eclectic market, it’s healthy family fun in support of a very good cause.

Happening on (and above) the lawns of Zandvlei Nature Reserve, Muizenberg (corner Axminster and The Row). Entry is R30 or R10 for children 12 years and under.

Music Fundraiser in Muizenberg

The Soul Session SA Fundraiser for Paige Mac is in aid of raising funds for the band Paige Mac, who are currently without transport. As you will know, transport is crucial for an artist’s bread and butter. The event has a great line up of artists, who have come on board, including Stone Jets, Steve Van, Jennifer Eaves, Paige Mac, Donny Barnett and more to be confirmed.

When: 14th November 2014
WhereAlive Cafe – ‘Creative Experience Hub’, 11 Atlantic Road, Muizenberg, False Bay
Time: 20:30
Cost: R100 gets you in. Spot prizes on the evening. Light snacks to be provided and a cash bar will be available.

Booking is essential! (see below for further details)

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Payment can be made to secure your seat. Please use Paige Mac with your name as a reference. Donations are most welcome.

Bank details: Capitec Bank, Account Holder: MRS R MARITZ, Account number 1392014067, Branch code 470010.

Surfpop gets disadvantaged children into surfing

Want to learn how to surf and get children from disadvantaged communities out the back? Surfpop is building a bridge between crime and drugs, and the love for surfing and the ocean.

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Daniel Botha, founder of Surfpop, aims to change the life of underprivileged children born amidst gangsterism, violence and ghettos. His drive involves hope, compassion, smiles, waves, and business, too.

“We want to share surfing, and the lifestyle and culture it offers with others and have them experience the stoke,” explains Botha, who owns his surf shack in Muizenberg, Cape Town.

“To make a positive difference in society by using surfing as a tool to change the lives of the Surfpop children, and make them ambassadors in their communities to help enlighten others.”

The volunteer outreach program invites beginner surfers to share their time with children between the ages of 8-10 and work with them until they are more or less 15-16.

In four weeks, you’ll be introduced to the sport of surfing, explore Cape Town, help children in the water, and relax at the backpackers. 2500

You will learn everything – from surfboard design and surf forecasting, to wave formation and history of surfing. At the same time, you will make a difference in the lives of young chargers.

Original Source: Surfer Today