“Not in My Neighbourhood” – Rough Cut Screening & Discussion | 16 June 2015

As cities around the world catapult themselves into ‘World Class’, Global City status, we have to ask ourselves, “at what cost”? “Not in My Neighbourhood Documentary” gives the account of three people from three, seemingly World Class Cities. It follows their daily struggles, trials and triumphant moments, as they try to shape the cities they live in, from the bottom up.

Exploring the parallels, history and effects of our current urban environment, “Not in my Neighbourhood” investigates urban processes such as Gentrification, Spatial Violence and the legacy of Architectural Apartheid in São Paulo, Cape Town and New York.

The 37min screening of the rough cut is followed by a discussion with the film’s producers Najma Nuriddin and Kurt Otabenga Orderson.

When: Tuesday 16 June (it’s a PUBLIC HOLIDAY!!)
Time: 6.30pm
Where: The Drawing Room Cafe, 87 Station Road, Observatory

* Entrance is FREE * All are welcome * CASH BAR *

Doodle Night with 1000Drawings | 19 June 2015

We are hosting a wintry doodle session in collaboration with 1000 Drawings – Cape Town.

” 1000Drawings is an awesome project that runs throughout the year, culminating in a one-night-only, massive inner-city art sale to raise funds for a deserving cause – The Night of 1000Drawings ”

There will be an entrance fee of R10.

We’ll provide the doodle gear; Papersmith & Son are kindly providing the paper; and Human Writ.es have generously offered some surprise prizes.

Doodling starts at 6pm and we’ll have soup & Gluhwein to keep you warm until 10pm. [We accept cash & snapscan only].

Space is limited so please RSVP to book your place: info@thedrawingroomcafe.co.za

All drawings to be donated to 1000 Drawings CT for The Night of 1000 Drawings.

“Draw Anything, with Anything, on Anything A5!”

Social Engineering for Beginners: short stories about public art | 13 June 2015

How can art be used outside of the frame? Independent curator Valerie Geselev presents an interactive lecture on public art, or how to look at creativity as a tool for social purposes and public development.

The talk is based on an inspiring archive of art projects that step outside of galleries and use imagination to construct a better world, including photographs, videos and short stories about artists who act as social engineers: fighting inequality with performance; promoting peace in the Middle East with photography; stopping xenophobia with installations; overcoming breakups with story-telling and facing the fear of crime with street art.

Date: Saturday 13 June 2015
Time: 4pm

Entrance is FREE and all are welcome.

‘Show&Tell’ Creative Friday Drinks

Brought to you in partnership with Open Studio Entertainment, ‘Show&Tell’ Creative Friday Drinks is a platform for creative folk to un-wind after a long week, network amongst chilled vibes, while being introduced to a creative showcasing their work.

The events take place every second Friday. Check Open Studio Entertainment’s Facebook page for information about the next ‘Show&Tell’ event.

1 May | 'Show & Tell' Creative Friday Drinks | Bevan Soga Band | Photo Credit: Artank Creative
1 May | ‘Show & Tell’ Creative Friday Drinks | Bevan Soga Band | Photo Credit: Artank Creative
17 April | 'Show & Tell' Creative Friday Drinks | Zayaan Khan | Photo Credit: Artank Creative
17 April | ‘Show & Tell’ Creative Friday Drinks | Zyaan Khan | Photo Credit: Artank Creative
Bonj Mpanza
17 April | ‘Show&Tell’ Creative Friday Drinks | Bonj Mpanza | Photo Credit: Artank Creative


2 April 2015
2 April 2015 | ‘Show&Tell’ Creative Friday Drinks | Mads Norgaard | Photo Credit: Artank Creative
20 March 2015 | 'Show&Tell' Creative Friday Drinks | Valerie Geselev
20 March 2015 | ‘Show&Tell’ Creative Friday Drinks | Valerie Geselev | Photo Credit: Artank Creative
Knobs and Tassles
20 March | ‘Show&Tell’ Creative Friday Drinks | Knobs and Tassels | Photo Credit: Artank Creative