The world’s largest floating book fair, Logos Hope, will be visiting Cape Town during the coming weeks. Docked at Jetty 2 at the V&A Waterfront from Friday, June 24, to Monday, July 11, visitors can board the vessel to browse the wide selection of books and meet the volunteer crew.
More than 5000 titles will be available for purchase, and visitors can also treat themselves to a variety of eats available from the on-board International Café.
Following in the footsteps of her predecessor and sister ship the MV Doulos, which visited Cape Town in 2002, Logos Hope, operated by GBA Ships, a German registered non-profit organisation, sails across the globe with the purpose of spreading “Knowledge, Help and Hope”. The crew and staff of around 400 people from around 60 different countries serve as volunteers.
Serving as an ambassador of goodwill and international relations, MV Logos Hope seeks to transform communities. Over the past four decades the fleet of GBA Ships has been warmly received in over 500 ports in more than 160 countries, as the ship provides educational literature and promotes unity in diversity.
One of the attractions on the vessel will be a first for Logos Hope – a live theatrical performance of the CS Lewis classic ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ (pictured), with performances scheduled for Saturday, June 25, and the Sundays of July 3 and 10.
Adapted for the stage by Jimmy Hendricks, visitors will be able to watch the all-time favourite novel come to life aboard the ship.
* Performances for ‘The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe’ will take place at 3pm and 7pm on the days mentioned. Tickets, priced at R50, can be booked via Computicket.
For more information, visit logoshope.org/capetown.