Eclectic mix of elements at the V&A Waterfront’s September Good Night Market

The dramatic arts meet some of Cape Town’s best illusionists at the V&A Waterfront’s Good Night Market this month, with the Cape Town Fringe Festival delighting and absorbing audiences in Jubilee Hall nearby, while professional illusionists weave their magic around the Watershed space.

 

Add to this a dash of wine-tasting and foodie feasts, as well as inspirational talks on health and wellness, and this month’s Good Night Market is an eclectic mix of varied elements, all designed to capture the imagination and stimulate the senses. Food trucks will operate at the Watershed from 1 to 9pm that day.

 

Creative showcase: music, wine, art, and a dash of the dramatic

 

Held on Wednesday, 30 September, from 6 to 9pm at the V&A Waterfront’s Watershed, the Good Night Market this month welcomes theConstantia Wine Route to the fold, with a tasting of eight wines for Capetonian wine enthusiasts to sample.

 

In addition to performances from some of the College of Magic’s top illusionists, the Cape Town Fringe Festival will be in full force in the Watershed’s Jubilee Hall at the September Good Night Market, showcasing the very best of South African theatre. “Featuring the bold, new, innovative and exciting work of South Africa’s emerging and established theatre-makers”, the Fringe Festival will bring a slightly different artistic element to the September market, with performers roaming the Watershed outside Jubilee Hall and bringing a ‘busking’ element to their acts.

 

Live entertainment is a key element of the Good Night Market, with this month’s entertainment coming from acoustic-soul group Blaqseedand from the Acatears, a group whose music has influences of Afro pop, alternative, jazz, and incorporates Sotho songs fused with acapella.

 

With ambitions of creating art that “makes you stop in your tracks”, local artist Razia Myers will exhibit a collection of carefully curated, eye-catching artworks at the September market. Combining natural elements with portraiture, Myers’s work will round up the creative elements of this month’s market.

 

Holistic wellness talks

 

The September Good Night Market will have a new, additional element to it in the form of two holistic wellness talks, given by experts based at the Watershed’s Wellness Centre. Each 20-minute talk will be free to attend and open to the public, and attendees will receive a free ESO juice upon arrival. A variety of treatments, ranging from reflexology and massage, to spiritual guidance and Shiatsu, a pressure-point therapy, will be available to purchase after the talks.

 

Up first is international inspirational speaker, spiritual life coach and founder of Wisdom to Nourish, John Homewood, who will coach and guide his audience with a talk entitled “The Spirit of Healing Naturally”. A director of a publically listed company by the age of 30, Homewood left corporate life to start his own business, and now focuses on personal growth and spiritual coaching through his business, Wisdom to Nourish.

 

Following Homewood is Penny Smith, who established Healthway Natural Products with her husband more than 10 years ago. Now based at the Watershed’s Wellness Centre, Smith’s interest in natural health grew when her husband was diagnosed with a serious heart condition. Smith will speak on “The Importance of Detoxification” at this month’s Good Night Market, touching on how Healthway’s product range (a volcanic clay–based range of treatments) has helped people with a variety of skin conditions, from eczema and acne, to psoriasis.

Date:        Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Time:       6 to 9pm

Venue:    The Watershed, 17 Dock Road, V&A Waterfront

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