Muizenbrg Festival 2014 - 5-12th October

 

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Our Festival is a celebration of Muizenberg’s commitment to creative, collaborative, community-led transformation. The Muizenberg Festival 2014 is an opportunity to maximise our resources, connections, talents, skills and collective power of our community!

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An all-over-Muizenberg festival in which Muizenberg uses a weekend long self-created festival as an opportunity to showcase itself in alignment with Cape Town, World Design Capital 2014


Painting at the beach festival!






Thank you to ProNature for donating paint!

Beach Festival 24th Sept


FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL ON MUIZENBERG BEACH

Date: 24 September 2011
Time: 10h00 to 13h00
Venue: Muizenberg Beach, Surfers Corner Muizenberg

On Heritage Day SAFER TOGETHER will support the launch of the “Beach Buddies” – a beachfront safety project, with a Family fun festival on Muizenberg’s beachfront. Take part in the free activities and competitions on the beach with lots of fun prizes. Enjoy breakfast and / or lunch in one of the many Muizenberg restaurants. The seaside activities will run from 10h00 to 13h00 and will include Sand Sculpting demo and competition, Volley Ball, Skateboarding, a ‘generations’ family surfing event, Capoeira movement, Laughter Yoga, music, Flamenco dancing, horse and cart rides, a recycled Heritage hat contest with spot prizes, jumping castle and facepainting, Cannon Ball rolling and Petanque .

For more information contact SAFER TOGETHERMarion Wagner on 0814250685. E-mail: marion@emtyimages.com

Postcard Project 2011





Click here for more info.....

What's happening 12th Dec....

Jungle Theatre 'Pick Up Litter Parade' 10-11am
"Jungle Theatre invites you to participate in their Pick Up Litter Parade Theatre at the Muizenberg Festival from 10 to 11am. Come dressed up in clothes made out of litter or bring your own drum. We will parade down Palmer Road to the beach and back with our shark, turtle and octupus puppets. Please join us and make a stand against litter. For more info please visit our website: www.jungletheatre.co.za "

NB....Bring your shopping bags and your dancing shoes!

Belly Dancing
Capoeria
Tai Chi
Masi girls dance performance
Live painting
Loads of beautiful markets stalls
Variety of tasty foods and drinks

And one kick ass line up to welcome in summer vibes!!
Feat....
11:00 Ernestine Deane
12:30 Joshua Grierson
14:00 Dave Ferguson
16:00 Fletcher

Creativity-Eco Awareness-Community
12.12.10

Next Street Festival 12 December 2010!


We welcome everyone to get involved in the organisation of the festival.....

Areas to get involved:


Stalls

If you would like to have a stall contact Caryn Fourie: 082 9397703 carynfourie@gmail.com

Performances
Bands, Musical, dance, theatre, etc
Contact Tom: mtom.ky@gmail.com 0716249677


Kiddies activities
If you would like to do Face painting, play games, set up activities etc
There will be a closed area in one of the courtyards that can especially be for kids
Email communitreemuizenberg@gmail.com

Decor

All are welcome to help make decorations and paint signs. We have a beach, sea theme this time!

We will be doing some workshops with kids, get in touch if you are keen to help out otherwise

We will be doing signs and decor the day before the fest: Saturday the 11th of December
Meet outside Roots Juice bar @ 10am
Bring along any materials you have lying around
Paints and cardboard will be provided

Workshops
If you would like to run a workshop during the day get in touch with Kat: 0728560999, kattykatstar@gmail.com

Info exhibits:
We encourage any group, individual or organisation with exciting projects happening in the area to set up an info display at the festival. In this way locals can become more aware with whats happening and learn how to get involved. We are especially excited about projects involved with Eco-Awareness and Community.
Contact Lauren: 0828977757, ltavenersmith@gmail.com

Refuse/ Recycling
:
This is an especially important area because we don't want to leave our lovely village a mess afterwards. We would like to construct a set of recycling bins that can become a permanent feature of the village. If you can help get in touch with Louise: 072 6111311, taitlouise@gmail.com

Art and exhibits
If you would like to set up an exhibition around the village - Email communitreemuizenberg@gmail.com


Muizenberg Village Street Festival

Sunday 12th December 2010

10am – 6pm


September’s Muizenberg Village Street festival was a great success and a much enjoyed celebration for all, from twirling 3yr olds to die hard dancing elders, as both equally enjoyed the all original music with the rest of the eclectic gatherers. It was a great example of what can be achieved by the collaboration of the collective skills, talents and input from community members and all who participated. What a happy spring day it was!


Summer is now streaming into the village and it’s time to celebrate once again. We invite you to join us at, on, in and around our ocean themed ‘Sea the village’ festival, on Sunday the 12th of December, 10am -6pm, Palmer Rd, Muizenberg village. Bring along friends, family, a shopping bag and your dancing shoes!


To keep updated with how you can get involved and to see the latest additions to the colorful and fun filled programme check out www.communitree.blogspot.com


Again the festival has 3 themes: Creativity, Eco-Awareness and Community: participants are free to explore these themes as aspects of being in Muizenberg. The aim is to allow for the festival to draw attention to these themes and express/ celebrate them. In doing so, we strengthen and grow a more creatively sustainable community.


See you there!

Thank you! What an amazing day!






To see more photos click here
To read about it click here

Photos by Claire Homewood. If you need higher res versions, get in touch claire.homewood@gmail.com

Decor Making with help from kids of the African Sinomusa Foundation as well as other Muizenberg creatives! For more pics click here



12 Sept 2010........ Muizenberg Village Street Festival!!

Watch this space for updates on the line up and programs for the day!

To Watch:

10:15

Children’s Jungle Theatre:

‘Dogs Life’

11:10

Belly Dancing

11:50

Caleb

12:30

Jamie Jupiter

13:10

Time Flies

13:55

Meri Kenaz

14:30

Dave Ferguson (TBC)

15:10

SOUTHPAW

15:55

Mafiana

16:10

Revelation Time ft Ginga Cobra


Live Mural painting


Film Screenings – @ The Melting Pot


To Eat:

Pizza

Vegan

Sushi

Curry

Tea time treats

Boerewors rolls


To Buy:

Gorgeous designer clothing

2nd hand clothing

Crafts

Jewelry

Organic food gardens

Plants

Creative pots

Hand made toys

Talent Market

Plus much more…..


To see:

Magical hand made d├ęcor created with the help of kids from the African Sinomusa Foundation from Lavender Hill and Capricorn Park


Art exhibition


Info stands: projects Creative, Eco and Community focused from the Muizenberg area


To do:

Workshops:

Cartooning for teenagers (13-19yrs) with Andy Mason: 4 hrs: 11am-1pm and 1:30pm-3:30pm. R120 per person. Materials: participants should bring a pencil, eraser, a decent fineliner and/or marker. @ The old Coffee Bean space, Palmer Rd


Re-cycled art making with EcoJunki


Talk:

Talking Shamanism

with Lyn De La Motte

4pm @ Coffee bean


Kiddies activities – games, face painting and crafts



Parking: at the pavilion or Checkers parking lot.


Please bring cash: nearest ATM – Checkers.


Please bring along good, happy Sunday ‘dance in the street’ vibes!


10:15 - Jungle Theatre performing
'A Dogs Life'
http://www.jungletheatre.co.za/

11:10 - Belly Dancing
Performed by the dancers of Alive Dance Studio, Palmer Rd


FILM SCREENINGS: @ The Melting Pot

10:00

Blue gold: World water wars

12:00

Taking back the waves

14:00

Afrikaaps

15:15

Ubuntu

16:00

Not so normal Norman Nanimal



10:00

Blue gold: World water wars

90mins

2008

Dir: Sam Bozzo

Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, and revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Can the human race survive?


12:00

Taking back the waves

76 mins

2005

Dir: Nic Hofmeyer

Two South African surfers from different walks of life serve as a metaphor for the nation as it deals with the legacy of apartheid in this documentary. Ian Armstrong and Cass Collier are two world-class surfers who are pals and friendly rivals on the big waves of Cape Town's spectacular beaches. But while Armstrong came from a wealthy white family, Collier is black and came of age at a time when segregation and minority rule prevented him from surfing most of South Africa's best waves. Collier's father, Ahmed Collier, learned about surfing in Hawaii and passed his enthusiasm for the sport on to his son, but while Armstrong had to learn how to navigate the waves on his board, Collier also had to fight for the right to ride the same surf. Taking Back the Waves looks at the history of surfing in South Africa, Collier's efforts to rise to the top of his game, and the slow, difficult efforts to come to terms with his country's ugly past. This will be the first public screening of Taking Back the Waves in Muizenberg, and Cass Collier will be present at the Melting Pot to answer questions after the documentary.


14:00

Afrikaaps

52min

2010

Dir: Dylan Valley

AFRIKAAPS is a cutting-edge hiphopera about the history of Afrikaans, tracing its origins back to 1600s and its evolution into the 21st century. Filmmaker Dylan Valley created video content for the stage production as well as documenting the process, which has culminated in this documentary. The film recently premiered at the Encounters Film Festival. Producer Dylan Valley will be present at the Melting Pot to answer questions after the documentary.



3:15pm

Ubuntu

8mins

2010

Zolani Ndevu

This film by Zolani Ndevu and the SIYAKHONA Project shows us the improvements of this country since 1994, and investigates the basis of the xenophobic attacks that happened in 2008 in Cape Town. Khayelitsha is the second biggest township after Soweto (Johannesburg), and the film looks at its diverse culture and tradition it gained after its independence. Furthermore it takes a specific look at the life of ordinary foreign nationals living in the township, who came to Khayelitsha to finish their studies and get jobs. A Ghanian takes the viewer through his journey/life in Khayelitsha and his ups and downs as he is regarded as a foreigner.

Siyakhona is a project that trains young people from disadvantaged communities to be photographers and video journalists. It is part of Sony’s collaboration with FIFA on corporate social responsibility and is implemented through Football for Hope, the movement led by FIFA and streetfootballworld.

Producer Zolani Ndevu and other members of Siyakhona will be present at the Melting Pot to answer questions after the documentary.


16:00

Not so normal Norman Nanimal

7mins

2009

Dir: Stephanie van Vuuren

This short film uses stop motion to depict Norman Nanimal's wonderous and quirky journey into the unknown, looking for answers to his not so normal existence.


Muizenberg Village Street Festival, 12 september 2010!


Muizenberg Village Street Festival
Sunday 12th September 2010
10am – 5pm

The Muizenberg Village Street festival is a celebration of living, creating,
working, surfing, dancing, visiting and collaborating in Muizenberg. It is a selfcreated
festival that draws on the collective skills, talents and input from
community members to make it happen.

Sunday the 12th of September is the day, 10am -5pm around Palmer Rd,
Muizenberg village. You are invited to bring along friends and family and
enjoy a day of musical performance, dance, creative workshops, kiddies
activities, film screenings, art exhibits, live mural painting, food and market
stalls and much, much more. Sample what the village has to offer through its
businesses, restaurants, pub, live music venue, general spirit and love for
life.

The process of organizing and brainstorming ideas for the festival has been
an excellent opportunity for people to work together, put aside differences
and be creative for a common vision.

The festival has 3 themes:
Creativity, Eco-Awareness and Community: participants are free to explore
these themes as aspects of being in Muizenberg. The aim is to allow for the
festival to draw attention to these themes and express/ celebrate them. In
doing so we strengthen and grow a more creatively sustainable community.

Join us for a day of celebration and awareness for that which is inspiring
individuals, groups and organizations to keep doing what they Love.

Parking at the Muizenberg pavilion or in the Checkers parking lot, then follow
the signs to the festival. If you have any ideas or input please get in touch.

For more information see www.communitree.blogspot.com
Or contact Claire 074 3485744

September 2010........ Muizenberg Village Street Festival!


Muizenberg Street Festival, September 2010!

We are waiting for event permit confirmation but Sunday 12th September looks like the date!

The idea is Bring 'n Share: so everyone is invited to get involved in any way they would like. Below are some ideas but feel free to come up with new ideas for activities, workshops, displays, performances, art, film etc etc etc!

The festival has 3 themes:
Creativity, Eco-Awareness and Community: You are free to explore these themes as aspects of living, working, surfing, visiting or creating in Muizenberg. The aim is to allow for the festival to draw attention to these themes and express/ celebrate them.

12 September 2010
10 am - 5pm
Muizenberg Village: Cnr of Palmer and Church rds see map
Parking: Checkers parking lot or at the beach pavilion....then follow the signs to the festival


Areas to get involved:

Stalls

If you would like to have a stall contact Caryn Fourie: 082 9397703 carynfourie@gmail.com

Performances
Bands, Musical, dance, theatre, etc
Contact Tom: mtom.ky@gmail.com 0716249677


Kiddies activities
If you would like to do Face painting, play games, set up activities etc
There will be a closed area in one of the courtyards that can especially be for kids
Email communitreemuizenberg@gmail.com

Decor

All are welcome to help make decorations and paint signs.
This will happen the day before the fest: Saturday the 11th of September
Meet outside Roots Juice bar @ 10am
Bring along any materials you have lying around
Paints and cardboard will be provided

Workshops
If you would like to run a workshop during the day get in touch with Kat: 0728560999, kattykatstar@gmail.com

Film screenings

Films will be shown throughout the day at the Melting Pot. If you have suggestions for films (especially if you have made them) get in touch with Tom: mtom.ky@gmail.com 0716249677


Info exhibits:
We encourage any group, individual or organisation with exciting projects happening in the area to set up an info display at the festival. In this way locals can become more aware with whats happening and learn how to get involved. We are especially excited about projects involved with Eco-Awareness and Community.
Contact Lauren: 0828977757, ltavenersmith@gmail.com

Surf/ skate
It would be so great to get the surfers and skaters involved so this area has loads of potential for you to come up with some ideas.....
Email communitreemuizenberg@gmail.com

Refuse/ Recycling
:
This is an especially important area because we don't want to leave our lovely village a mess afterwards. We would like to construct a set of recycling bins that can become a permanent feature of the village. If you can help get in touch with Louise: 072 6111311, taitlouise@gmail.com

Art and exhibits
If you would like to set up an exhibition around the village - Email communitreemuizenberg@gmail.com


There are already so many amazing ideas for the day - we are here to inspire each other!

A request has been put in for gorgeous sunny weather - Anything you can do to ensure this would be great!

Please get involved in any way you would like. Spread the word and encourage others to share their talents, skills and creativity!


all other enquiries: Email communitreemuizenberg@gmail.com
or speak to Claire 074 3485744






Communitree 2010

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to 2010 - I hope this year will bring much fruition of all the hard work and development from 2009 as well as a whole bunch of fun and deliciousness!!

We wanted to affirm that Communitree has not disappeared although it may have taken on new forms.

We came a long way last year and even though (after many meetings and much effort!) we were not able to secure no. 37 Palmer Rd as a Communitree space we did achieve 2 successful market days and have made many new connections between each other which have given rise to new projects and ideas as well as a greater sense of community.

Some have asked about the funds that Communitree raised from the first market day and art auction held in August last year. These funds helped to organise the 2nd market day (350 awareness day held in October 09) - Photos from which were spotted large and prominent in the official 350 compilation of photos of event from that day which was handed to the South African government.

The remaining funds have been divided in 3 ways:

HeartSpace is the new exciting branch of Communitree based on the corner of Church St and Kilarney St. It has had two great months of beautiful ongoings and community interaction.

EXPLORING UNITY IN COMMUNITY THROUGH HEART-CENTRED LIVING

The vision and mission of HeArt Space CommUnity Centre is to co-create meaningful and uplifting interactions within the community in which everyone is welcome to participate without social, economic or cultural differences prohibiting such connections.

Instead of segregation and separation we invite co-operation and integration – inviting all members of the community to participate in uplifting activities and healing experiences alongside each other, encouraging a sense of unity in community.

We believe that by providing a platform for heart-to-heart connections within community we are able to heal the wounds within society by uplifting and empowering the individual.


Please have a look at the website to get a better idea of what happening there.......

http://communitreeheartspacecentre.wordpress.com/



The Muizenberg Mural Project is also an exciting new project aiming to create uplifting murals in Muizenberg. The idea is to grow the project allowing many murals to be painted by various local artists. The project extends past the end visual result incorporating within it workshops which develop the visual material as well as facilitate the participants own creativity and exploration of self. In December we held a 4 day Breath, Water, Sound workshop which was followed each evening by a creative collage session - these collages are up on the wall inside the Heart Space and serve as the beginnings of visual reference material for murals to come.

Mural painting has begun in the courtyard at The Melting Pot and many other ideas are brewing for locations and projects.....

Our blog is still very new but please have a look for more info and pictures....

http://muralprojectmuizenberg.blogspot.com/


There is then a remaining amount of funds for Communitree. There has been the idea to have another market mid March where the shops and surrounding venues each hold an event in their spaces and we do a kind of night street market/ walkabout. A celebration of all the great shops, restaurants and night venues we have in the village. This idea is still a baby but if anyone has any ideas or suggestions please do say!

Or these funds could be put towards the beginning of a community food garden.


All of the above projects and ideas need support so please do get involved. We really do live in an incredible place and have the potential to grow more and more into a strong community of creatives, inspiring ourselves to put our best selves forward and create our living space as interactive, open, supportive, sustainable and beautiful!


May 2010 be fab!