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Arts, culture & sport in 2015

Dates Title Details Venue Contact
01 Oct Documentary Film: The Black Christ Documentary Screening hosted by HUMA. For more info: www.theblackchrist.co.za or download the poster HUMA Seminar Room, 4th Floor, The Neville Alexander Building, University Avenue, Upper Campus, 16h00-18h00 Heather Maytham
021 650 4592
02 Oct Voices from the Edge This 47-minute feature film is set in Nepal and South Africa and shows how four families live with and support a family member living with mental illness. Lady Thorne Room, Building A, Red Cross Children's Child & Family Unit, 46 Sawkins Rd, Rondebosch (parking opposite The Common), 11h00-12h00 Amit Makan
021 650 1288
04 Oct Open Streets Bellville Join PRIME, CPMH, PMHP, EMERALD and Cape Mental Health in raising awareness for World Mental Health Month at the first Open Streets Bellville event! Inspired by Bogota's Ciclovia - the largest national recreational programme in Colombia that turns 120km of streets into car-free space across the city every Sunday - the aim of Open Streets is to enable all citizens to use streets freely and safely. Hundreds of cities around the world have developed similar programmes and Cape Town is taking the lead in running a formal Open Streets programme on the African continent. More... Bellville CBD, 09h00-14h00 Open Streets
06 Oct The Schock Foundation Prize for Singing (Final Round) This is the 14th annual voice competition sponsored by the Schock Foundation, in two categories, Best Male Voice and Best Female Voice. The competition is open to full-time students of the SACM who are presently in their second or third year. Baxter Concert Hall, 20h15 Gillian Lindner
021 650 2640
06 Oct Student showcase - Composition The SACM in collaboration with the Composers' National Collegium (CNC), will be hosting a one-hour concert of post-graduate compositions. Admission free. Chisholm Recital Room, 18h00 Gillian Lindner
021 650 2640
07 Oct - 10 Oct UCT Drama Department presents: Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good Associate Professor Geoffrey Hyland directs the UCT Drama Department's graduating actors. 'We are talking about criminals, often hardened criminals. They have a habit of vice and crime...' More... The Little Theatre, UCT Hiddingh Campus, 37 Orange Street, Gardens Nabeelah Khan
021 480 7129
07 Oct Performer's Class Series: Young Composers' Showcase - Composition 2 New works by the composition students of the South African College of Music. Admission free. Baxter Concert Hall, 14h00 Gillian Lindner
021 650 2640
10 Oct Verdi's Requiem Presented by the SA College of Music, in collaboration with the Symphony Choir of Cape Town. UCT Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Fokkens. Soloists will be selected from the South African College of Music Jameson Hall, 20h15 Gillian Lindner
021 650 2640
13 Oct Concert: Western Classical Student Showcase The last of the showcases is arranged by Hendrik Hofmeyr and features a selection of the performance and composition students of the SACM. Baxter Concert Hall, 20h15 Gillian Lindner
021 650 2640
15 Oct Art songs, by Dominic Daula and Albie van Schalkwyk Erik Chisholm Anniversary Concerts. Dominic Daula and Albie van Schalkwyk present the final in a three-part lunchtime concert series to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of 'Scotland's most progressive composer' and former Director of the SACM, by performances of his music and that of his contemporaries. The programme includes Voices of the Prophets, Op.41 and Africa is my Name, Op.85 by Alan Bush. Chisholm Recital Room, 13h00 Gillian Lindner
021 650 2640
16 Oct UCT Choir Year-End Gala Concert The 2015 edition of UCT Choir's Annual Year-End Gala Concert will take place on the 16th October at The University of Cape Town's beautiful Hiddingh Campus Hall. Join us for a choral extravaganza and an evening of fine music as we showcase our year's work! Tickets are R100 for adults, R60 for students and pensioners, and are available online, as well as at the door.
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Hiddingh Campus Hall, 19h30 uctchoir@gmail.com
16 Oct Exposure: Environmental Photography Exhibition A formal exhibition and prize-giving evening to showcase the winning photos, chosen from those entered into the Exposure competition earlier this year, accompanied by a conservation photography talk. More... New Engineering Building Foyer, 19h00 until late James Pelser
082 522 4694
17 Oct Concert: African Groove An exploration of contemporary African music with emphasis on neo-traditional and fusion styles of urban Africa – a new, original blend of Maskande, Marabente and African Jazz performed by members of the UCT Ibuyambo Orchestra in collaboration with veteran performers of the African city nightlife scene. Baxter Concert Hall, 20h15 Gillian Lindner
021 650 2640
20 Oct Laura Searle Prize for Piano Concerto Playing (Final Round) This is the twelfth edition of the Laura Searle Prize for Concerto Playing, which is open to all piano students at the South African College of Music, and part of the prize is to perform with the UCT Symphony Orchestra in 2016. Baxter Concert Hall, 20h15 Gillian Lindner
021 650 2640
20 Oct - 24 Oct Homing A multi-lingual, multi-media exhibition capturing voices and experiences of African migrants through the work of 10 diverse artists from the continent. More... Centre for African Studies Gallery, Harry Oppenheimer Building, 10h00-15h00 daily Malika Ndlovu
074 186 7931
21 Oct Final rounds of piano competitions These competitions are open to all piano students at the SACM.
The Robert Andrews Prize: Candidates must present a single work, or movement(s) from a work composed in the last hundred years by a composer from the Southern Hemisphere.
The James de Villiers Prize: A prize for the best performance of a Romantic work.
The Lionel Bowman Prize for Beethoven playing: This competition is open to all piano students at the SACM and the prize-winner's recital will take place in 2016.
Baxter Concert Hall, from 18h00 Gillian Lindner
021 650 2640
22 Oct Environmental Law Film Festival Students in the Natural Resources Law and Pollution law LLM courses, will as practical course produce a film of 7‑10 minutes a topic covering one of the themes of the course. More... Kramer Law Bld, Oliver Tambo Moot Court, Level 5, 18h00-19h00 Toni Murphy
021 650 5642
24 Oct Early Music: Gregorian Chant Morné Bezuidenhout presents chants from the liturgical office of St Liudger, under the direction of Roman Hankeln (Trondheim University, Norway). Including pre-concert talk. Strubenholm Foyer, 18h00 (talk) for 18h30 (concert) Gillian Lindner
021 650 2640
27 Oct Chamber Music Concert Student Showcase Ensemble. Arranged by Becky Steltzner. Admission is free. Donations at the door in aid of the SACM Chamber Music Scholarship Fund will be most welcome. Baxter Concert Hall, 19h30 Gillian Lindner
021 650 2640

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