Living loud with Liezel vd Westhuizen – A busy start to 2014

Living loud with Liezel vd Westhuizen – A busy start to 2014

By Liezel van der Westhuizen

It’s the start of 2014, and this month alone sees the Mother City kicking
off the year with many fun activities. So I’ve compiled a list of just a few of
these great activities.
International Music Acts
Cape Town will also play host to Bruce Springsteen and Bastille this
month.
Suidooster Fees
This multicultural festival is named after the Mother City’s feisty
South-Easterly wind, which is famous for playing havoc on the streets,
chasing runaway skirts and acrobatic plastic bags. The festival aims to
promote the art world’s Big Five – dance, music, theatre, film and fine art.
Offerings range from mainstream to arthouse, with a special focus on
Afrikaans productions.
Maynardville Open Air Theatre
The bard’s legacy is celebrated every summer when hundreds of
Shakespeare enthusiasts and schoolchildren struggling to get to grips with
their English coursework congregate to enjoy his plays under a blanket of
stars. Well-known directors vie for a chance to interpret the plays, often
lending them their own twist. I’ve never attended a production at
Maynardville Open Air Theatre and can’t wait to see one of these
spectacular productions.With all these events just happening in January, imagine what the rest of
2014 will be like in Cape Town.