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City policies choke arts and culture initiatives

The Events By-law ‘one-size fits all’ approach makes life difficult for smaller organisations trying to do good work. Frustration with the City’s funding procedures and event permit policies have been expressed by a number of arts and culture organisations, with one internationally award-winning organisation having given up on trying to deal with local government bureaucracy.

I call you dance: Moving forward through the past

Whether the language we speak influences the way we view the world, and thus how we act in it, is a long-standing question. It is a question linguists have been paying particular attention to since Benjamin Lee Whorf studied the Native American Hopi language in the ‘40s and claimed English speakers view the world differently

Open Book Festival: The telling of our stories

Words rise from the page and turn to fire when poets such as Faith Kinniar perform hard-hitting verses in a celebration of our stories. Together with Afeefa Omar, who was the last person standing at the Western Cape Current State of Poetry Slam, they’ll be setting the stage alight with the sparks from their spitting