Art Scene

The Art of Leda Troedson.

Pulse by Leda Troedson

17 on Loader Guest House has for the past three years been privileged enough to host the permanent retrospective exhibition of the Art of Leda Troedson. The current works on exhibition are but a small fraction of a large body of her work which has never been exhibited. Some biographical information: Leda Troedson (born Rhode) was born in Porterville on the 26th of August 1926 and died in Cape Town after a long illness in March 2005. She was 78 years old. Schooled in Cape Town and educated at the University of Stellenbosch where she studied science (in itself an unusual study choice for women in the 1940’s), she worked for many years at the Medical and Dental Council in Johannesburg before changing career paths and                  

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Collaborative Exhibition at Martin Osner fine Art Gallery

Martin Osner Fine Art Gallery

    Get to see this collaborative exhibition featuring; Klaus Tiedge, Sandy Mclea, and Martin Osner, at Shop 14A, Cape Quarter Piazza, 72 Waterkant Street, de Waterkant. KLAUS TIEDGE: Pride of Africa is an anthology that presents a clear break from documentary wildlife photography. In this series, the animals play as important a role in the images as the environments that they inhabit. Tiedge often composes his images against dramatic backdrops, creating breathtaking scenes which portray a certain fictional quality. Through taking advantage of the “modern digital darkroom”, this artist has successfully traversed the boundaries between painting and photography. This year he will be unveiling his new                  

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Pride of Africa Exhibition @ Martin Osner Fine Art Gallery, Cape Quarter.


  Renowned Photographer Klaus Tiedge's Debut Exhibition Opens at the Cape Quarter - 31 March 2011 German-born Klaus Tiedge has been a prominent figure in the field of commercial photography for more than 20 years, having worked in numerous countries including India, Japan, Brazil and the USA. For the past ten years,Klaus has been living in South Africa with his family and since 2008, has shelved his commercial endeavors in order to pursue his passion for fine art photography. Martin Osner Fine Art Gallery is proud to host Klaus's first fine art photography exhibition, entitled Pride of Africa. The exhibition features striking animal portraits shot in the diverse landscapes of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and                  


Tim Butcher talks about new book at the Bay Bookshop, 30 November


            Author Tim Butcher will be talking about his new book, Chasing the Devil: The Search for Africa's Fighting Spirit, at the Bay Bookshop at the new Cape Quarter on Tuesday 30 November at 17:30 for 18:00. The bookshop is at Shop 126, The Square, Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village, De Waterkant. Telephone 021-421 1301 or email                  

Wine & Wineries

FREE wine tasting evenings at Chenin Restaurant Wine Bar, de Waterkant


Remember, remember, the 29th of September - De Meye Wines from Stellenbosch will be serving their superb range of wines at Chenin Restaurant in the Cape Quarter, de Waterkant, from arround 7:30pm. And later on in October (28th to be exact), Anthonij Rupert Wines from Franschhoek will also be showcasing their wines. To avoid disappointment call Craig or Nicole on 021 425 2200 or email asap to confirm your attendance. [ad#wine-blogs] [ad#ad-dynamo-wine-2]                  




Anything Goes, Thirst Bar Services and Attica have teamed up to create a unique, sexy, sophisticated and one of a kind pop-up club for the month of June, in celebration of the beautiful game. The club is called YOLO (You Only Live Once), and as the name suggests, this little gem of a project is a unique experience situated in the Cape Quarter in Cape Town. The venue is a lavish 350 sqm space with a beautiful wrap around balcony that overlooks the fan mile and is in the heart of Cape Town’s football headquarters. The design and influence is very sexy and open plan, and the vibe will be targeted at attracting the upmarket champagne drinking crowd, both local and international, who will no doubt visit the Mother City in the                  


Win 4 nights Accommodation in de Waterkant – and some Moola! Predict the Countries in the Soccer World Cup Final


In the spirit of the games, 17 on Loader Guest House in de Waterkant is going a bit moggy. We are running a competition – the prize being 4 nights accommodation (for 2) and some Moola to spend in de Waterkant Village, Cape Town. All you have to do is predict the two teams who will be playing in the final - before the closing of the group stages! Submit your answer by posting a comment. (Terms and conditions apply)                  

Eating Out

The Waterfront Wine Affair


Cape Town's been very quiet this week - we've been nursing our once-flourishing social calendars and wishing for sunburn. But what we have fast forgotten is that winter brings wine, fireplaces and excuses for shared body-heat...  Until Friday, The V&A spends the week swaying with the inebriated influence of dozens of boutique and reserve wines. With curling leaves and early evenings comes the annual V&A Wine Affair. The backdrop of a Table Mountain-marked cityscape makes The Waterfront's look out a perfect rooftop for some indulgent-out-of-doorsness.    This well-loved tasting/sipping soiree is a palate party.  Think sushi, oysters, imported cheeses and charcuterie... the menu boasts the                  


Stadium Stories: Durban


    For all those cheeky Capetonians arguing that "we have the best stadium" don't be fooled - us Durban-born girls disagree. Besides the fact that as a host city, Durban will be the SAM-HELL warmer than Cape Town, a recent visit has convinced me that eThekwini has the best stadium to boot. An unimposing testament to symmetry, this pillared structure is perfectly placed in the heart of the Durban skyline - with cable car providing a literal bird's eye view.   The 70, 000 seater stadium is named after KwaZulu Natal-born Moses Mabhida - a unionist called upon by Oliver Tambo to develop the ANC's armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK). Mabhida is remembered for his contributions as chief political instructor of new military                  


Invitation to Ernest Hemingway’s Library at the Cape Quarter, de Waterkant.

Ernest Hemingway cape quarter

Click on this image to get all the blurb. Sounds very interesting.