Braamfontein is a hive of activity this Spring with a jam packed programme of festivities celebrating food, art, film and music. Food connoisseurs will be thrilled with the launch of Neighbourgoods Market, a top food market featuring gourmet delights. The Joburg Fringe – an independent art fair and organisation and Pride Side Dish – celebration of gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and lesbian theatre, art, film and music (more details below).
Spring Play & Stay Specials at Hotel Lamunu Hotel
Lamunu which is centrally positioned in the midst of all the Braamies activities is joining in the fun with accommodation specials. For a mere R550 per room for two people including breakfast, guests can overnight at the stylish hotel while attending these awesome events. The special is subject to availability and can be booked by calling or e-mailing Hotel Lamunu directly; 011 242 8600 email@example.com “We are thrilled with all the festivities within our precinct this Spring as they form part of the rejuvenation of Braamfontein which is not only about renovation of buildings but also involves bringing back the creative spirit of the area,” said Trevor Latimer who heads up the South Point hospitality division, owners of Hotel Lamunu.
Neighbourgoods Market (every Saturday, from 10 Sept 2011), 73 Juta Street (corner De Beer Street), Braamfontein.
Cape Town’s famous Neighbourgoods Market, located at the Biscuit Mill, is finally coming to Jozi! Noted as one of the country’s top food markets, you can expect a mix of specialty traders including fine-food purveyors, organic merchants, artisanal goods, gourmet products, local farmers, seasonal items, plants and herbs, fresh produce, boutique wine estates, micro-breweries and more.
Joburg Fringe (22 TO 25 Sept 2011), South Point Precinct, Braamfontein
The Joburg Fringe is an independent art fair and organisation first launched in 2008, complementing the Joburg Art Fair. It’s an artist-run initiative with a petit but potent history that celebrates the inner city. 2011 sees the Joburg Fringe taking place in the South Point Precinct (corner Juta and Melle streets), with exhibitions, installations and screenings.
Pride Side Dish (29 and 30 Sept 2011), South Point Precinct, Braamfontein
A two-night, Braamfontein-based celebration of gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and lesbian theatre, art, film and music as a culturally-driven warm-up to Joburg Pride taking place on Saturday, 1 October. This is the first-ever expansion of the Pride brand since its establishment in 1990. The sexy Hotel Lamunu on De Korte Street is the perfect base camp for out-of-towners, located in the heart of all the Pride Side Dish action.