There was great excitement when Salon Hecate was asked to stage a panel at the always vibrant Open Book Festival, happening from 8-10 September. This annual feast of books, poetry and conversations on current issues is the most influential literary event in Cape Town, and we are tickled pink (all colours, in fact) to have been chosen to participate. Because we’re usually intensely local in our focus, we switched our lens out onto the wider world, and our fabulous participating poets hail from all corners of the country and the continent: the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, DRC, Uganda and the UK.
Find out more about Salon Hecate.
We’ll still be featuring our unique crossover style, featuring the creative arts in conversation and collaboration. The poets will read work that features song, is exquisitely illustrated, and involves joint projects, the recovery of lost voices and much more, creating that magical overlap in which different arts share space so that something greater than the sum of the parts occurs.
We’ll also be telling you more about Salon Hecate, how it works (we combine poetry with the visual and other arts), and what’s special about it, including our collaborations with local NPOs and community projects.
From the Open Book programme, here’s more about the panelists:
Bonus gallery news: Noordhoek Art Point gallery will be running a pop-up stall with prints, posters, cards and other items at the Homecoming Centre on Friday 8 September and Saturday 9 September. Swing by to look at our lovely stuff, and chat to our staff about the art we display.
VERY IMPORTANT: Because we’re all trekking into town for the weekend of the festival, there will be NO Salon reading at the gallery on the first Monday of September. Come and visit us at Open Book on the 8th instead!
Here’s the Open Book programme. https://openbookfestival.co.
Booking is through Webtickets — note that you need to book even for free events.