Experience Artistic Brilliance at the Kuier@TheCastle Marketplace

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Get ready to experience a vibrant showcase of Cape Town’s creative community at the monthly Kuier@TheCastle market event. Held at the historic Castle of Good Hope, visitors can expect a sensory extravaganza with local handcrafted items, delicious food, and captivating entertainment. The market aims to foster interaction between artists and a broad spectrum of consumers while providing an affordable, accessible, and inclusive environment. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable celebration of Cape Town’s artistic excellence.

What is Kuier@TheCastle and what can visitors expect?

Kuier@TheCastle is a monthly market event showcasing Cape Town’s creative community at the iconic Castle of Good Hope. Visitors can expect a multi-sensory experience with local handcrafted items, gastronomical marvels, and captivating entertainment, all within the Castle’s ancient walls. The market aims to provide an affordable, accessible, and inclusive environment for interaction between artists and a broad spectrum of consumers. Adult entry tickets will be priced at R30, with concessional rates for children and pensioners.

This coming weekend, Cape Town will be bursting with creative expression with the initiation of Kuier@TheCastle, an innovative monthly market event. Spearheaded by the City’s Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), the Craft + Design Institute (CDI), and in partnership with the Castle of Good Hope, this event amalgamates a diverse range of artistic intellect from Cape Town, situated in the symbolic setting of one of the nation’s top cultural tourism draws.

Unveiling Cape Town’s Artistic Excellence

Kuier@TheCastle’s objective is to showcase the talents of Cape Town’s creative community, fostering an environment for interaction between craftsmen and a broad spectrum of consumers, including locals and tourists. Given its stature as one of the nation’s most iconic attractions, the Castle of Good Hope serves as an apt venue. Alderman James Vos, the Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Growth, affirms the City’s delight in endorsing such an initiative.

“Cape Town is a breeding ground for remarkable talent, including designers, chefs, musicians, and other skilled individuals who pour their heart into their crafts,” remarks Alderman Vos. “This event offers a unique opportunity for them to tap into a novel customer base, and I’m eagerly awaiting the rise in popularity of Kuier@TheCastle.”

An Unforgettable Multi-Sensory Experience

Erica Elk, the CDI’s CEO, underlines the wide-ranging sensory excursion that Kuier@TheCastle provides. The marketplace vows to mesmerize visitors with a collection of local handcrafted items, gastronomical marvels, and captivating entertainment, promising a memorable day for families.

“We invite people to explore the magic within the Castle’s ancient walls. Join us in this majestic space – one of South Africa’s oldest – to relax, shop, dine, and uncover the delightful local offerings at this unparalleled heritage site,” urges Elk.

Calvyn Gilfellan, the Castle’s CEO, conveys his enthusiasm for the initiative. He imagines the Castle as an inviting space where everyone can learn about history and heritage and contribute to molding a shared future anchored in the spirit of Ubuntu.

“The Kuier@TheCastle marketplace holds significant potential to be an excellent stage for uniting Capetonians and tourists from diverse backgrounds. The opportunity to relax on the lush lawn, absorb the stunning views of Table Mountain and the City, and support local artisans and performers is bound to ignite a surge of appreciation for local creativity,” expresses Gilfellan.

Affordability, Accessibility, and Inclusivity

In alignment with the aim of making this experience accessible, the Castle will offer a substantial discount on its admission fee on market days. Adult entry tickets will be priced at R30, while children and pensioners will be given a concessional rate of R15. Admission for children under seven will be free of charge.

On February 24, 2024, from 09:00 to 16:00, the Castle will lift its gates for the inaugural edition of the Kuier@TheCastle market. Subsequently, the market will be held on a monthly basis. Visitors can anticipate secure parking within the Castle premises via the Darling Street entrance.

Kuier@TheCastle also warmly welcomes vendors interested in exhibiting their products at future markets. They can apply through the CDI’s application form, ensuring an ongoing variety of offerings at this lively market.

For further details about the market, please visit www.kuiermarket.com. Embark on this thrilling journey of discovering creativity, savoring delicious food, and soaking in the historical magnificence of the Castle of Good Hope. More than just an event, the Kuier@TheCastle Market is a celebration of the dynamic creative pulse of Cape Town nestled in the heart of the city itself.

What is Kuier@TheCastle?

Kuier@TheCastle is a monthly market event at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town, showcasing the talents of the city’s creative community. Visitors can expect a multi-sensory experience with local handcrafted items, delicious food, and captivating entertainment.

Who organizes Kuier@TheCastle?

Kuier@TheCastle is organized by a partnership between the City of Cape Town’s Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), the Craft + Design Institute (CDI), and the Castle of Good Hope.

What is the aim of Kuier@TheCastle?

The market aims to foster interaction between artists and a broad spectrum of consumers while providing an affordable, accessible, and inclusive environment. It also aims to showcase the artistic excellence of Cape Town’s creative community.

How much does it cost to attend Kuier@TheCastle?

Adult entry tickets are priced at R30, with concessional rates for children and pensioners. Children under seven can enter for free.

When is Kuier@TheCastle held?

The inaugural edition of Kuier@TheCastle will be held on February 24, 2024, from 09:00 to 16:00. Subsequently, the market will be held on a monthly basis.

Can vendors participate in Kuier@TheCastle?

Yes, vendors interested in exhibiting their products can apply through the CDI’s application form.

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