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Afrika Digitata

December 1
The Observatory Village Green, The Village Green, Station Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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When you hit the streets of Obs for Streetopia, you're for a big surprise - and by big we mean baobab, as Zimbabwean artist Jon Wreal and his team are presently in the process of building 'Afrika Digitata', one of this year's event artworks! To quote Jon: "The much loved African baobab has been commonly […]

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KIF Collective Streetpoles

December 1
Lower Main Road, Lower Main Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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As one of the ways our event on Dec 1st will leave a visual legacy on the streets of Obs, the K.I.F - in the form of Luntu Vumazonke, Edward Vermeulen, Loyiso Botha, Eric Menyo, Motebang Masitha and Clinton D Osbourn - who will be hand-illustrating the pillars of the Obs Bottle Store on the […]

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Monique Fagan Legacy Project

December 1
Observatory Station Bridge Alley, Florance Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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Since we started Streetopia in 2015, our team has always been interested in finding a way to brighten up the alley that leads along Station Rd to Obs Station, next to the bridge - and now, thanks to the work of artist Monique Fagan, that strip is about to get some love as part of […]

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Putter School Public Art

December 1
Lower Main Road, Lower Main Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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Last month's display boxes in Obs showed works by Olivia Strauss - and now they've been refreshed, with two pieces by first year student Ella Mahoney. Look out for these display boxes - funded by AfrikaBurn - outside Munro's, and also outside Cafe Ganesh. Many thanks to Andrew Putter and Robert Weinek for bringing this […]

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Superdry by Roelien Brink

December 1
The Observatory Village Green, The Village Green, Station Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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Artwork announcement - artist Roelien Brink's amazing life-size orca, Superdryfb (created for AfrikaBurn 2017, will once again join us in an effort to raise awareness of the threats that face marine life. (thanks to Sean Furlong for this photo)

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Sleepyhead II

December 1
The Observatory Village Green, The Village Green, Station Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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The beguiling blue lady sculpture that goes by the name of 'Sleepyhead II' - who lay upon the plains of the Tankwa Karoo at this year's AfrikaBurn event - is on her way to Cape Town after a spell amongst the wildflowers of the Northern Cape, and will be joining us in Obs on the […]

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ActionArte Foundation

December 1
Lower Main Road, Lower Main Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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Acrobatics? Clowning? Unicycles & juggling? Yep - we're very happy to welcome back the amazing ActionArte Foundation SA crew, who will be joining us on the day with kids from Hanover Park and West Bank! As always, they'll be roaming our event area, amazing the crowds with their skills! (this shot of Letsape Leo Metcalf […]

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Crawler’s Corner

December 1
New Expansion Zone 1, Lower Main Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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This is where you'll also find many mutated, classic & vintage cars and bikes. Also in this area: DJ's Schwulst & Ford will be dropping an eclectic selection for all ears to enjoy!

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Deliverance T-Shirts and Fundraising

December 1
The Observatory Village Green, The Village Green, Station Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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Activity announcement! The Deliverance crew, who erected a life-size elephant artwork at AfrikaBurn this year and are the creators behind Suzy The Batmobile, will be in full effect on the day, raising funds for their 2019 project, which puts the focus on the plight of the majestic pachyderms we all know & love. To raise […]

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The Bijou Studio Sale

December 1
The Bijou, 178 Lower Main Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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The amazing Intaglio Studio artists at The Bijou will be hosting a Studio Sale on the same day as our event. Pop down Lower Main to see the incredible prints and artworks on sale & display!

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Journey Of The Shrine Of Lost Moments

December 1
The Observatory Village Green, The Village Green, Station Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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Artwork announcement! The fantastic 'Journey of The Shrine Of Lost Moments', created by Mephy Kling & Joachim Fluhr and crew for AfrikaBurn 2018, will be joining us! Created as a shrine to the memory of those lost in the tragic attack in Berlin in 2016, the piece has journeyed to South Africa to bring light to all […]

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Streetopia at Trenchtown

December 1
Trenchtown, 143 Lower Main Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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Lineup: The Rudimentals Frances Clare full band Folklore POOCH JahWorx Dan Homesy Devin Harmer Mr Freaksnake Frances Clare acoustic duo Dj Punxks x Skelm Entjies Dj Malles Dj Mogen Dj Brad_SA Dj realROZZANO Dj Louder special guest dj TBC

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‘AWEH’ Mural

December 1
Stanley House, 38 Trill Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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'Aweh!' screeches the bird across the streets of Observatory! The 'aweh' sound comes from a Migo, a small colourful bird created by AwehMigo, one of Observatory's powerhouse resident artists and designers. Most evenings are spent next to his main collaborator and fellow Crate Collective member Marti Lund. They sit and sketch, talk about possibilities and […]

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Sad Shirt at Streetopia 2018

December 1
Lower Main Road, Lower Main Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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Sad Shirts is back again, with the perfect Christmas presents for magical weirdos and discerning cultists. And especially those who require a certain magical item in order to bring Nyarlarthotep out of retirement...for sick adventures, walks on beaches, and a generally blossoming romance. Of course we also stock some wicked printed t-shirts, items of magic […]

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Recycling at BangBang

December 1
BangBang Vintage/Designer Market, 65 Lower Main Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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BangBang will have the amazing guys from New Earth Projects who will have recycling bins outside their shop. Anyone wanting to drop off any glass, plastic or paper are welcome to drop them.

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K.I.F Collective Streetposts

December 1
Lower Main Road, Lower Main Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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10:00 am

Python And The Qunube Tree

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Lower Main Road, Lower Main Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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As seen at AfrikaBurn 2018, 'Python' is the work of Jungle Theatre Company, who for our event will be performing 'Python And The Qunube Tree', a theatre show involving a 4-meter-long python puppet that will move through the streets & spaces, inviting people to participate by holding part of the python and bring it to life.

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Radio Free Tankwa Live Broadcast

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Radio Free Tankwa, The Village Green, Station Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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As with our last two events, Radio Free Tankwa 99.9FM will be our official radio station for Streetopia 2018. To tune in & turn on, click on over to radiofreetankwa.com

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Vintage Obs Day

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
New Expansion Zone 1, Lower Main Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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Vintage Obs Day is the brainchild of Obs resident Hazel Walton, who for years now has convened classic auto & motorcycle shows - and we're grateful to her for adding even more to see & do to Streetopia 2018. In this area you’ll also find petrolhead and vintage-auto-related stalls, food trucks – and a selection of […]

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The 2nd Liners Improv Troupe

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Observatory Village Green, The Village Green, Station Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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Love comedy? Enjoy improv? You're in luck - the The 2nd Liners Improv Troupe will be joining us! The 2nd Liners are Cape Town's functionally dysfunctional (and completely fabulous) improv comedy troupe, and they'll be staging 4 performances on the day, on the Village Green. Based on suggestions from the audience, they'll create crazy skits that'll leave […]

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The Shrine: Cuito

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Shrine, 1 Norwich Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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Sea Life Drawing

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Pop-Up Place, 42 Trill Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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Every year, we encourage Obs residents to participate in our event - and how they do that is entirely up to them. In our 4th year, we're happy to report that we're seeing the greatest degree of residents stepping up, ever. Result! One of the ways that our event presents an opportunity is through art […]

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Village Green Stage: Opening Ceremony

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Village Green Stage, The Village Green, Station Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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HEY SEXY

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Observatory Station, 21 Anson Street, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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One of the ways we open our event up to our community is by offering a space to NGO's, CSO's and activism, so these are afforded a place to champion their causes. One such cause that you'll be able to find out more about on the day is HEY SEXY - an initiative designed to call out […]

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10:30 am

Village Green Stage: Surface of the Sun

December 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Village Green Stage, The Village Green, Station Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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Opening our Village Green stage will be none other than Surface of the Sun! With members that are well-seasoned and have played in a wide range of bands, they'll give us all lift off to our day on the streets with a superb blend of psychedelic rock, jazz and blues. Keep an eye out for […]

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10:45 am

Norfolk Corner: Devin Harmer

December 1 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Norfolk Corner, Norfolk Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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11:00 am

The Shrine: Seventhgaze

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Shrine, 1 Norwich Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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11:30 am

Village Green Stage: Deep Domino

December 1 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Village Green Stage, The Village Green, Station Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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with: in-betweener: Nick Knightshade from Dukes of Note, pt I

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11:45 am

Norfolk Corner: 7th Wave

December 1 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Norfolk Corner, Norfolk Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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12:00 pm

The Shrine: Būjin Buujee

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Shrine, 1 Norwich Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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12:30 pm

Village Green Stage: The Askaris

December 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Village Green Stage, The Village Green, Station Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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1:00 pm

The Shrine: Lady Venom

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Shrine, 1 Norwich Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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1:15 pm

Norfolk Corner: Smugg Juggler

December 1 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Norfolk Corner, Norfolk Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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1:30 pm

Obviouzly Armchair: Sidewalk Stories

December 1 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Obviouzly Armchair Backpackers and Pub, 135 Lower Main Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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Village Green Stage: Ward 10 and The Outpatients

December 1 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Village Green Stage, The Village Green, Station Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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Ward 10 and The Outpatients are stalwarts of our stages, and will once again be dropping their sublime organic fusion of deep melodic techno, immersive downtempo psychill and progressive tribal beats. Catch them on our Village Green Stage on the day - and prepare for live mixing and improvisation. (thanks to the ward 10 crew […]

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2:00 pm

The Shrine: J-Cue

December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Shrine, 1 Norwich Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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2:30 pm

Village Green Stage: Poor Princes

December 1 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Village Green Stage, The Village Green, Station Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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with in-betweener: Nick Knightshade from Dukes of Note, pt II

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Norfolk Corner: Eric Omba

December 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Norfolk Corner, Norfolk Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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3:00 pm

The Shrine: Cody Losper x Irshaad Samaai

December 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Shrine, 1 Norwich Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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Obviouzly Armchair: Sam Jam

December 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Obviouzly Armchair Backpackers and Pub, 135 Lower Main Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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3:30 pm

Village Green Stage: Dax Butler And The Hearts of Darkness

December 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Village Green Stage, The Village Green, Station Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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Ladies and gents and kids of all ages, put your hands together for Dax Butler! Having travelled a long & winding career of rock 'n roll, he's a bona fide legend whose music has taken in rock, death country and Balkan - and is now delivering a combo of blues and folk with twists of […]

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4:00 pm

The Shrine: Mikey x Schumi x Shift Mawelele x Lyon

December 1 @ 4:00 pm
The Shrine, 1 Norwich Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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LOBOlives – Fundraiser Afterparty

December 1 @ 4:00 pm - December 2 @ 4:00 pm
Obs Garden Restaurant, 45 Trill Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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As you'd know, our event starts at 10am - and wraps at 6pm sharp - but for those who want to shake a leg once our schedule ends, there are other events in the Obs area taking shape - and the first that's firmed up is being held by The SPIRIT Train crew, whose gig […]

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Norfolk Corner: The Toast Band

December 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Norfolk Corner, Norfolk Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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4:30 pm

Obviouzly Armchair: Southbound

December 1 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Obviouzly Armchair Backpackers and Pub, 135 Lower Main Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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Village Green Stage: Colorfields

December 1 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Village Green Stage, The Village Green, Station Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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It's a real privilege to announce that the one & only Colorfields will be gracing our Village Green stage! Featuring the legendary Ash Read from Cape Town acts like the Zap Dragons and his synth-wielding wife, Kerstie, they'll be delivering a solid dose of their electro-rebel style that's been influenced by acts as diverse as […]

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5:00 pm

Norfolk Corner: Irrie People

December 1 @ 5:00 pm
Norfolk Corner, Norfolk Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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5:30 pm

Best Dressed Contest

December 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Observatory Village Green, The Village Green, Station Road, Observatory
Cape Town, Western Cape 7925 South Africa
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We are hosting another epic Best Dressed Contest! And there are fantastic prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd - so dust off your best dress, costume or uniform and get ready to strut our streets! On the day, look out for our Fashion Police, who'll be handing out tickets to those who look fabulous - […]

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