Heritage Month Festival: Cultivate celebrates a diversity of natural history, arts and culture, music and wine in Cape Town- September 24, 2021
|What: Cultivate’s Heritage Month Festival When: September 8-30, 2021 Where: Unit C3, Salt Orchard, 45 Yew St, Salt River, Cape Town Time: All events start at 5.30pm Entry tickets: Free – no charge Booking: Walk-ins are welcome but because of Covid, only 40 people may be accommodated per session, so best to book and/or arrive early Contact to RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or +27 (0)87 057 6619 Parking: Street parking available on Yew Street, but if you plan to drink, please get a lift or get a taxi|
September is Heritage Month and culminates on Heritage Day, on September 24. From September 8-30, Cultivate in Salt River is hosting a festival – from 5.30 on each day. The programme includes arts, performance, music and wine and it is free. The lineup is a dazzler. The first event, on September 8 is being presented by Partic Tariq Mellet: REMEMBERING – Early Black Farmers & Winemakers of the Cape 1679 – 1750. In his talk, he will “trace the beginnings of local black practitioners, bringing to light how Apartheid narratives sought to bury this vital part of our winemaking history.” Music/performance offerings include Quinten Goliath (aka Jitsvinger) and musician, singer and composer Lungiswa Plaatjies. On September 23, internationally acclaimed performance and visual artist, Athi-Patra Ruga and and Anelisa Mangcu will “tell the story of the 200-year-old Lovedale Press.” There is wine tasting with Cultivate member Tania Kleintjies, the organic winemaker at Spier. Cultivate was established in 2020 by the dynamic Zahira Asmal, who is an “urbanist” and who is passionate about activating city spaces and sharing news about arts and culture practioners and the incredible work that are creating . Read on to learn more about the programme and to re-iterate, there is no charge. Info as supplied:
Dynamic Heritage Month festival presented by Cultivate celebrates a diversity of natural history, arts and culture, music and wine
This September will come alive with an impactful programme of heritage events, talks and live performances leading up to South Africa’s National Heritage Day on September 24, 2021. Presented by Cultivate at its newly opened marketplace in Salt River, Cape Town, the festival will run from 8-30 September 2021. The programme will highlight natural history, arts and culture, music, and wine through an exciting line-up of prominent historians, musicians, cultural figures and winemakers. Not only is there stellar talent to be experienced, but the celebratory festival is entirely free to the public.
If our Musical Heritage is what moves you, then come and listen to hip hop artist and poet Quinten Goliath aka Jitsvinger, and musician, singer and composer Lungiswa Plaatjies, who will give a live performance of African music played on indigenous instruments. On the visual arts front, expect to hear from the likes of provocative contemporary artist Athi-Patra Ruga and Anelisa Mangcu. The history events will compel your attendance. Historian and author Patric Tariq Mellet will deliver a talk titled ‘Remembering – Early Black Farmers & Winemakers of the Cape 1679 to 1750’.
Oenophiles will love the carefully chosen array of wine tastings and talks by the winemakers who form part of the Cultivate Collective. Among the many highlights are Brunia’s Wade Sander and Spier’s organic winemaker Tania Kleintjies.
Cultivate’s dynamic Heritage Month programme has been curated with diversity of thought and representation in mind and deeply honours the depth and breadth of South African culture and context. The curator of this thought-provoking and thoughtfully created event is Zahira Asmal, director of The City (https://thecityagency.co.za/) and Cultivate. Asmal established the Cultivate Collective in 2020 and has initiated and developed numerous large-scale creative and cultural projects with global reach – always focused on the making of a young democracy.
“Not only are we celebrating our heritage and its people, we are also marking the opening of the Cultivate marketplace, after establishing Cultivate in 2020. We hope to inspire a wine landscape that is made in the image of the people who live and work in South Africa,” Asmal says, “and the events chosen for our Heritage Month festival were created with the same intention in mind.”
Cultivate’s Heritage Month festival is scheduled to run from September 8-30, 2021. There is no booking required and admittance is on a first-come-first-served basis. Walk-ins are welcomed, but as attendance numbers are limited to 40 guests per session due to social distancing protocols, it is best to arrive early to secure a place. Although street parking is available on Yew Street, taxi trips are advised – especially for those who wish to responsibly enjoy the wine tastings.
Venue: Unit C3, Salt Orchard, 45 Yew St, Salt River, Cape Town
Time: All events start at 17h30
Date: 08/09/2021 to 30/09/2021
Contact: email@example.com or +27 (0)87 057 6619
|Heritage Month Festival 2021 with Cultivate |
Please note that the programme may be subject to change due to COVID-19. Please follow Cultivate on Social Media and check its Facebook Events for the latest updates. Talks are approximately 30 minutes long, followed by a 15-minute QnA with the audience. Wine tastings are approximately 30 minutes long.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
At 17h30 – Patric Tariq Mellet delivers a talk titled: “Remembering – Early Black Farmers & Winemakers of the Cape 1679 to 1750”.
At 18h30-19h00 – Wine Tasting with Cultivate member Denzel Swarts of Son of the Soil.
Thursday, September 9, 2021
At 17h30-18h00 – Wine Tasting with Cultivate member Banele Vakele in conversation with his mentor Duncan Savage.
Friday, September 10, 2021
At 17h30 – Quintin Goliath (aka Jitsvinger) in a live solo performance titled, The Burning Library.
Saturday, September 11, 2021
At 12h00 – Cultivate member Wade Sander and brother Brett Sander, owners of Cold Mountain Farm, host a tasting of their Brunia Wines.
At 13h00 -Wine Tasting with Cultivate member Natasha Williams of Lelie van Saron.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
At 17h30 – Angus McIntosh, aka Farmer Angus, speaks on regenerative farming.
At 18h30-19h00 – Wine Tasting with Cultivate member Tania Kleintjies, the organic winemaker at Spier.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
At 17h30 – Lungiswa Plaatjies gives a live performance of African music played on indigenous instruments.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
At 12h00 – Pinotage Blending Experience with Cultivate members Natasha Boks and Merecia Smith.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
At 17h30 – African Bush Camps founder Beks Ndlovu will give a relaxed talk on natural heritage and exploring southern Africa.
At 18h30-19h00 – Sommelier Sessions with Cultivate friend Joseph Tongai Dhafana of Mosi Wines & Spirits & Cultivate member Lennox Nyengera of Ynguys Tours, who is the sommelier at Chefs Warehouse.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
At 17h30 – Athi-Patra Ruga and Anelisa Mangcu tell the story of the 200-year-old Lovedale Press.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
At 17h30 – HER|Story told by researcher and historian Tracey Randle.
At 18h30-19h00 – Cultivate member and winemaker Praisy Dlamini presents a tasting of HER wines.
As with its programme for Heritage Month, Cultivate itself was envisioned as a way forward for Cultivate members and their accomplishments to become much more widely known and appreciated. This opens up the market for both members and eager consumers and businesses keen to embrace their skills and products. In short, Cultivate unlocks a world of opportunity and ushers new opportunities into the world.
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|Prominent historian Patric Tariq Mellet gives rare public appearance this Heritage Month, to speak on Early Black Farmers & Winemakers of the Cape |
As part of its month-long Heritage festival, Cultivate Collective will be hosting a keynote talk by the venerable Patric Tariq Mellet, aka “Zinto”, on the evening of September 8, 2021.
The festival highlights natural history, arts and culture, music, and wine through a high-profile line-up of prominent historians, musicians, cultural figures and winemakers. Cultivate is a dynamic, newly launched initiative that aims to inspire and realise a local wine industry landscape that is made in the image of the people who live and work in South Africa.
In keeping with Cultivate’s aims, Mellet will be presenting on the topic of “REMEMBERING – Early Black Farmers & Winemakers of the Cape 1679 – 1750”. A specialist in this area, his talk will trace the beginnings of local black practitioners, bringing to light how Apartheid narratives sought to bury this vital part of our winemaking history. Himself a formidable and highly respected figure in contemporary South African culture, politics, history and heritage, Mellet is the author of four notable books. These include: Drakenstein Erasure – The Black Roots of the Vine, An Untold Cape History; Lenses on Cape Identities – Exploring Roots in South Africa; and The Lie of 1652 – A Decolonised History of Land. He is the recipient of provincial honours for his heritage work and a veteran of the liberation movement. He has been writing on politics, history, and heritage since his teens when two free newspapers that he produced were banned. Exiled, he ran the liberation movement press and broadcast on Radio Freedom.
Rising from a factory worker in his teens, he was the first post-1994 head of Public Relations at Parliament and also served as special advisor to a cabinet minister. On retirement in 2015, he was a commanding officer in the IMS Ports Inspectorate in the aviation and maritime law enforcement environment. Patric is co-founder of the Camissa Museum at the Castle of Good Hope, which is focussed on the stories of the peopling of the Cape. Mellet’s talk will be presented at Cultivate Collective’s newly launched marketplace in Salt River, Cape Town. The talk is free to the public. There is no booking required and admittance is on a first-come-first-served basis. Attendance numbers are limited to 40 guests per session due to social distancing protocols, so it is best to arrive early to secure a place.
Venue: Unit C3, Salt Orchard, 45 Yew St, Salt River, Cape Town Time: 17h30 Date: 08/09/2021
Following Mellet’s talk, Cultivate Collective member Denzel Swarts will present a wine tasting from 18:30 onwards. Swarts will talk about his wines, Son of the Soil, with the hope of sharing his story and inspiring others. Swarts has worked in the wine industry since 2003 and is an ambitious and dynamic role-player, with his heart rooted in youth upliftment. He combines his two passions by donating the proceeds of his wine sales to his Son of the Soil Leadership Foundation.
Please note that the Cultivate Collective Heritage Month Festival programme may be subject to change due to COVID-19. Please follow Cultivate Collective on Social Media and check its Facebook Events for the latest updates, and for the other incredible talks and tastings on the bill for September.
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