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  Heritage Month 2014

2014-08-20 08:48:53 AM

Below are all the details you’ll need to get the most out of Nelson Mandela Bay’s Heritage Month. 

HERITAGE MONTH HIGHLIGHTS

EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES • MEMORY WALK • FREE JAZZ & POETRY CONCERTS • COLOUR DASH • STEVE BIKO HERITAGE • FAMILY PICNIC • URBAN RUN • LITERACY FESTIVAL • FREE ROUTE 67 GUIDED TOURS

ATHENAEUM EXHIBITIONS
1 – 30 SEPTEMBER AT THE ATHENAEUM
Go to www.athenaeum.co.za for more details.

FREE CITY JAZZ AND POETRY - LUNCHTIME CONCERTS
EVERY FRIDAY 1PM - 2PM AT VUYISILE MINI SQUARE
Taking place every Friday between 1PM and 2PM on the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th September, the Vuyisile Mini Square will become a hub of live music and entertainment. Listen out for the Asanda Mqiki band that will be the anchor band, and will be working and collaborating with a variety of performers.

FREE GUIDED TOUR OF ROUTE 67
EVERY FRIDAY AT 1PM FROM THE CAMPANILE
The Route 67 is a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of public life and meanders through our city’s CBD to view 67 giant steps and 67 public art pieces by 67 local Eastern Cape artists. Visitors on the guided tour will be taken past some of the Bay’s oldest monuments, art deco architecture and a series of open-air artworks. A combined experience of visual arts, urban design and heritage assets aims at uniting all segments of a formerly divided community and showing the world what magic exists in the post-apartheid era. Free guided tours will be held every Friday afternoon at 1pm from the Campanile (next to the bus station). Limited availability, bookings essential. Book your spot at www.mbda.co.za, or by calling 041 811 8200 or emailing info@mbda.co.za

SPRING COLOUR DASH
6TH SEPTEMBER, 12PM TO 6PM: STARTING AT TRINDER SQUARE
This is a dash with a difference; a celebration of a South African spring, our love for arts, colour, fashion and the promotion of good health. It is a bold and colourful event that seeks to embrace and connect our diverse cultures by encouraging us to laugh at ourselves, laugh with one another and to create healthy relationships. With social cohesion, creating employment and vibrancy at its core, this light-hearted event aims to launch Nelson Mandela Bay as the most preferred tourist destination in the Eastern Cape. Activities: Comedy • Fashion and Design Show • Live Acts (Jazz, Poetry, Hip Hop, Spoken Word and more) • Kiddies Fun (jumping castle, face painting and more). Contact: Yahkeem Ben Israel. makhiconcepts@gmail.com • 083 734 2927

STEVE BIKO HERITAGE WEEK
FROM 8TH SEPTEMBER AT BAYWORLD
The Steve Biko heritage week targets NMB’s heritage and seeks to promote social cohesion and inclusion in different forms, that of dialogues, performances, exhibitions and talks. Contact: Simphiwe Msizi, Ezingcanjini African Heritage. sinphiwe.msizi@yahoo.com • 073 685 9158

MANDELA BAY LITERACY FESTIVAL
12TH SEPTEMBER AT THE ATHENAEUM
The Eastern Cape Book Festival is a budding annual literacy festival to be hosted at the Athenaeum’s Little Theatre. This event’s objective is to promote, revitalise and strengthen the culture of reading and writing in our city. For more information please contact: Madoda Ndlakuse on 074 373 6134, ecbookfest@gmail.com or poetflow@live.com

WISH YOU WERE HERE EXHIBITION
FROM 19TH SEPTEMBER AT THE ATHENAEUM
Wish You Were Here is a series of exhibitions of artworks featuring the NMB with the goal of promoting both the NMB and local visual artists. The opening exhibition will be held at the Athenaeum on Friday 19 September 2014, and the main exhibition will run until Friday 17 October 2014. After which the show will splinter into smaller satellite exhibits across the city. For more information, please contact: Cedric Vanderlinden on 041 373 0074 or cedric@underculturecontemporary.co.za. Alternatively, you can visit the website www.underculturecontemporary.co.za or Oyama Vanto on 041 811 8220 or oyama.vanto@mbda.co.za

URBAN RUN FESTIVAL
20-21 SEPTEMBER AT THE DONKIN
This 10km non-timed urban obstacle course which starts and finishes on the Donkin Reserve is to raise funds for local charities with the emphasis on having fun. The urban obstacles are designed to have you running, scrambling, climbing, and dangling as you run against the backdrop of our iconic city centre. This is definately for the social runner keen to have fun. Contact: Zports 041 484 7860 or visit www.urbanrun.co.za

FREEDOM & HERITAGE PICNIC
CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF THE NMB BUSINESS CHAMBER
24TH SEPTEMBER, 10AM TO 2PM AT THE DONKIN RESERVE
The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber celebrates 150 years of organised business in the NMB this year and as part of the 2014 campaign are hosting a picnic at the Donkin Reserve. Live Acts, Kiddies Fun, Beer garden and more for the whole family. Bring your picnic basket and celebrate the Freedom of Nelson Mandela Bay. Contact: Jessica Randall 041 373 1122 or info@nmbbchamber.co.za

RECLAIMING THE BAAKENS VALLEY MEMORY WALK
27TH SEPTEMBER, STARTING AT 10AM FROM THE SOUTH END MUSEUM
We invite you to walk the valley with us, our team will be recording, documenting your memories, unique stories of social integration, culture, environment, architecture and all that made the Baakens and South End special. Transport to the Tramways-Baakens Valley will be provided, details to follow on our website and Facebook page. For more information contact: Oyama Vanto on 041 811 8220 or oyama.vanto@mbda.co.za