Over many years and through a diverse series of projects such as festivals, performances, residencies, grants and more, Spier has played a key role in South Africa’s creative ecology. It strives to find ways to support and stimulate the arts community in South Africa, supporting projects – such as Infecting the City – that acknowledge our African arts heritage, protect its legacy and contributes to its future.
Infecting the City’s programme has five routes of scheduled performances happening in venues through the central city during both the daytime and evening. Viewers are encouraged to walk from performance to performance over the course of several hours. There are also various hubs of activity – central spaces that are activated for the whole day with various installations, participatory artworks and performances.
At the end of the festival’s evening routes, Spier has arranged a bunch of food stalls and a wine bar where festivalgoers can tuck into delicious street food and Spier Signature wine. This will be at the Cape Town Castle on Monday and Tuesday evening, and in the Company’s Gardens on Thursday and Friday evening.
View the programme at www.infectingthecity.com for information on the festival’s art and performances as well as when and where they are happening. You can also visit the Festival Information Centre – there are two on St George’s Mall, between Wale and Waterkant Street.