Insights from the Cape | Seek with new eyes | International guests

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Wed Sep 23, 20:00 - Thu Dec 17, 20:00

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''SEEK WITH NEW EYES ''

Is a webinar series of conversations offered by Cape Insights.

To show the world why South Africa is captivating as a travel destination ...

To give viewers an insider’s perspective into South Africa via conversations with high-calibre speakers from a variety of niches,

content that stimulates, and images that beguile


What do I get?

You'll see why South Africa is enticing

You'll get an insider's perspective into the country's cultural and creative landscapes

You'll meet crackerjack personalities who'll show you their worlds and answer your questions 

Get more information about the various speakers here


How does it work?

7-fortnightly sessions, each 1-hour long

The first session paints ''The Big Picture''.

The other six sessions cover these niches:

Gardens, Art/Craft & Design (twice), Archaeology, History, Gastronomy

A recorded program link will be made available within 48hours, for an extra 10 days, to ticket holders only who can't make the live event.


What does it cost?

You can subscribe to the specific sessions (or all of them) according to your itchy feet / itchy fingers and pay a once-off cost per session

Either way, it’s a fair exchange for expanding your horizon, and you'll be helping us raise funds for a charity

A recorded program link will be made available within 48 hours, for an extra 10 days to ticket holders only, who can't make the live event.


The Spier Arts Trust is our chosen charity because it nurtures and develops local talent and upskills careers. 

This Trust is a non-profit organization that partners with Nando's whose patronage also supports grassroots level talent.

Nando's has the world's largest collection of Southern African art that it showcases in its restaurants/galleries worldwide.


''SEEK WITH NEW EYES '' TIMELINE

Wednesday SEPTEMBER 23 ITHE BIG PICTURE (With Thebe Ikalafeng, Trevyn McGowan and Alistair Daynes)

Thursday OCTOBER 08 I GARDENS (With Ernst van Jaarsveld (Babylonstoren Estate - with an introduction by Monty Don of BBC's Gardeners' World), Adam Harrower (Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden) and Sean Privett (Grootbos Private Nature Reserve).

Thursday OCTOBER 22 I ART, CRAFT & DESIGN (With Mungo (Textile Weaving Mill), Strijdom van der Merwe (Land Artist) and Fée Halsted (Ardmore Ceramics)

Thursday NOVEMBER 05 I ARCHAEOLOGY (With Profs. John Compton & John Parkington and Howard Geach)

Thursday NOVEMBER 19 I MEET THE MAKERS (with Marcella Echavarria (international lifestyle specialist), Janneke & Gert Rebergen (social development entrepreneurs) with Limpopo artists Avhashoni Mainganye & Lucky Makamu and Lucy MacGarry (Latitudes Art Fair) )

Thursday DECEMBER 03 I HISTORY (With Dr. Elizabeth van Heyningen, Tracey Randle and Dr. Dean Allen)

Thursday DECEMBER 17 I GASTRONOMY

If you can't watch it on the night, we will send you a private recorded link within 48 hours - it will be valid for 10 days after the event to view at leisure.


Central African Time (CAT) : South Africa at 8PM, UK (-2) 6PM, East Coast (- 7) 1PM, West Coast (-10) 10AM, Hawaii (-12) 8AM

Can't make this time? No problem.

A recorded program link will be made available within 48hours, valid for an extra 10 days, to ticket holders only who can't make the live event.


SESSION 1 Wednesday SEPTEMBER 23 - 8PM (CAT)

THE BIG PICTURE

Discover what makes South Africa captivating – apart from its iconic wildlife!

Glimpse its unsurpassed natural beauty, diversity & engaging sociability, vibrant arts & culture, historical complexity, culinary creativity, unique archaeology.

Hear from luminaries like Thebe Ikalafeng, Trevyn McGowan and Alistair Daynes doing things differently.

Daring individuals making their mark. Collaborative initiatives that spark hope.

Refresh your perspective I Stimulate your mind.

(If you couldn't watch it, email us for a private link to watch at your leisure)


SESSION 2 Thursday OCTOBER 08 - 8PM (CAT)

GARDENS 

Find out about ‘’fynbos’’ - the popular name for a unique type of vegetation in the Cape.

Why the Cape Floral Kingdom, one of only six in the world, is the smallest, yet richest and very hottest of biodiversity hotspots.

What makes this the world’s richest natural garden.

Hear from luminaries like Ernst van Jaarsveld (Babylonstoren Estate - with an introduction by Monty Don of BBC's Gardeners' World), Adam Harrower (Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden) and Sean Privett (Grootbos Private Nature Reserve).

A recorded program link will be made available within 48hours, valid for an extra 10 days, to ticket holders only who can't make the live event.


SESSION 3 Thursday OCTOBER 22 - 8PM (CAT)

ART/CRAFT & DESIGN

Open a window into South Africa’s dynamic creative zone and upcoming talent.

Connect with cutting edge designers. Engage with hand-picked trailblazers whose exciting products are both art and craft.

Hear from luminaries like Strijdom van der Merwe (Land Artist), Mungo (Textile Weaving Mill) and Fée Halsted (Ardmore Ceramics)


SESSION 4 Thursday NOVEMBER 05 - 8PM (CAT)

ARCHAEOLOGY

Explore ‘big history’ – major events on the road of our cultural evolution to becoming human.

Trace why South Africa can lay claim to being the cradle of life.

Track where human origins began via revealing evidence and ancestral milestones in The Cradle of Humankind.

Connect the concepts of fossil and First People – the San, one of the last hunter-gatherer societies on Earth.

Hear from luminaries like Prof. John Compton (Marine Geochemistry), Howard Geach (The Cradle of Humankind) and Prof. John Parkington (The San people)


SESSION 5 Thursday NOVEMBER 19 - 8PM (CAT)

MEET THE MAKERS

See how creative cultures flourish in diverse landscapes - urban and rural.

Meet talented artisans working in Limpopo, the far north of the country.

Get to know movers & shakers in the buzzing, big-city culture of Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Hear from luminaries like Marcella Echavarria (international lifestyle specialist), Janneke & Gert Rebergen (social development entrepreneurs) and Limpopo artists Avhashoni Mainganye & Lucky Makamu and Lucy MacGarry (Latitudes Art Fair)


SESSION 6 Thursday DECEMBER 03 - 8PM (CAT)

HISTORY

Uncover how the bottom tip of Africa was claimed, tamed, and shaped –

by hunters, herders, slaves from the East, and immigrants from the North.

Unravel the centuries, from timespast to the dawn of democracy.

Hear from acclaimed authors like Dr. Elizabeth van Heyningen & Dr. Dean Allen and historian Tracey Randle


SESSION 7 Thursday DECEMBER 17 - 8PM (CAT)

GASTRONOMY

Get a taste of the country’s cosmopolitan culinary scene and linkages between history and terroir.

Get a peek at feasts from nature with foragers-of-note in sun-drenched landscapes. 

Additional information

Age restriction Family friendly
Refund policy No refunds

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