Exhibitions, education & music at the V&A Waterfront this holiday
While chocolate cheer and bouncing bunnies abound all around Cape Town this month, the V&A Waterfront has put together a creative, educational school holiday programme to keep young ones occupied over the next few weeks.
‘The Mysterious Two Oceans Treasure’ is children’s theatre that will be performed at the Amphitheatre three times a day from April 3 to April 10. Set entirely in the V&A Waterfront, ‘The Mysterious Two Oceans Treasure’ will follow Amy, a brave, adventure-seeking girl, who sets out to find an unknown treasure hidden somewhere in the Waterfront. Along the way she encounters many strange characters, including an odd tour guide, talking seagulls, a gambling cave troll, prankster clownfish, and a loveable shark, making for a very interesting treasure hunt. The half-hour performances will begin on the hour each day, from 12 to 2pm.
‘Incredible Illusions’, the largest collection of 3D illusions created by artist Kurt Wenner, comes to the V&A Waterfront this autumn from April 4 to July 23. Comprising a Grand Gallery of 360° 3D illustrations supported by a collection of humorous and adventurous images, this will be the exhibition’s first stopover on the African continent. ‘Incredible Illusions’ includes an art jamming zone where children and adults can learn the basics of 3D artwork to express themselves creatively. An educational zone tells the brief story of ‘Pavement Art’ and how the mathematical field of geometry plays a pivotal role in compiling a 3D design. Tickets are available for pre-purchasing at www.webtickets.co.za or www.incredibleillusions.co.za
The LEGO Play Experience will give children a chance to become a LEGO Master Builder at the V&A Waterfront these holidays, with the LEGO Play Experience in the Centre Court of the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre from April 11 to 16.
With prizes up for grabs to the most creative, determined and innovative LEGO Builders, children can let their imaginations run wild with one of the largest LEGO collections they’ve likely ever seen. Free to attend, the LEGO Play Experience will be open at the Centre Court from 9am to 7pm daily.
Held every day from 6pm to 7pm during the long weekend, V&A Waterfront visitors can look forward to free performances by some of South Africa’s most revered local talent, including Manouche, Southern Wild, The Nomadic Orchestra, and Hot Water.