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Toffie Popular Culture Festival programme

TOFFIE Pop Culture Festival Programme

Toffie Popular Culture Festival programme

Read on for a full schedule of the goings on at this year’s Toffie Festival.

12:00 Registration
13:00 Boxing match
13:00 – 15:00 Javier Lourenco Animation Workshop (Argentina) sponsored by Adobe

15:00 Andrew Putter (Artist, designer, teacher, researcher on early contacts between Africans and Europeans) (South Africa)
16:00 Kobus van der Merwe (Chef / blogger who works with location specific ingredients) (South Africa)
16:30 Conn Bertish (Creative director, provocateur, big wave surfer, downhill skater and Fear Factor winner)  (South Africa)
17:30 BREAK
18:00 Screening of “Going Solo”, an animated short film by Brandt Botes (Graphic designer, Illustrator and collector of South African design artefacts) (South Africa)
18:30 Michael Spahr (Filmmaker, artist, journalist) (Switzerland)
19:30 Norient Movie screening: Taqwacore (Documentary film about the birth of Punk Music in Islam)

9:00 Frauke Stegmann (Graphic designer, responsible for the design of Bird Café) (South Africa)
9:30 Sean Mahoney and Pierre Swanepoel of studioMAS (Architects responsible for the Circa Gallery in Rosebank) (South Africa)
10:15 Tumi Molekane (Hip Hop artist, and lead rapper of Tumi and the Volume, one of South Africa’s top international music exports) (South Africa)
10:45 BREAK
11:15 Javier Lourenco (Filmmaker, animator and winner of Sundance Animation Awards) (Argentina)
12:15 Richard de Jager (Award-winning stylist and fashion designer who has dressed the likes of Kate Moss, Jay-Z and Rihanna. His avant garde knitwear label PWHOA has a cult following) (South Africa)
12:45 Jürg Lehni (Designer working across disciplines, dealing with the nuances between technology, tools and the human condition) (Switzerland)
14:00 BREAK (Make party outfits, Small talks and conversations*, Papergirl*, Boxing match, Inspiration exhibition*, Food and Drinks)
15:00 Alex Trochut Typography Workshop (15:00 – 19:00) (Spain) sponsored by Adobe

18:00 Announcing the winner of the JayJays Bruce Lee Design Awards
20:00 B-LIVE Concert: Cape Philharmonic Orchestra collaboration with Tumi Molekane, Peach van Pletzen and composer, Braam du Toit

9:00 Daito Manabe Workshop (Japan) sponsored by Adobe
11:00 Francis Burger (Artist and researcher on experimental practice, independent publishing and squaring the magic circle) (South Africa)
11:30 Smiso Zwane (Johannesburg Musician “Dirty Paraffin” and Okmalume blogger) (South Africa)
12:00 Brecht Vandenbroucke (Illustrator and artist with a very dark sense of humour) (Belgium)
13:00 BREAK (Richard de Jager fashion show/Small talks/Boxing match)
14:00 Alex Trochut (The world’s leading typographer and designer) (Spain)
16:00 Daito Manabe (Artist, programmer, designer, DJ, VJ and composer with an international cult following for his computer/human interaction experiments) (Japan)
17:00 Norient Movie Screening: We don’t care about music anyway (Documentary film about the underground music scene in Japan)
21:00 Dress-up Sailor Afterparty with Dirty Paraffin organised by Don’t Party sponsored by Bacardi, El Jimador, Stoli and JayJays

* “Small Talks and conversations” curated by /A WORD OF ART and “Conversation Between Chairs” an exhibition curated by Marcii Goose

* Paper Girl: An art project curated by Marcii Goose which, in the style of American paperboys, distributes rolled art pieces by bicycle to random passers-by in the streets.

*Inspiration exhibition: An exhibition of inspiration tables by: Liam Mooney, Angie Batis, Shane Durrant, Kobus van der Merwe, Dave Pepler, Cornelia & Adi Badenhorst, Superella, Dokter and Misses, David West, Janet Kinghorn, Brandt Botes, Conn Bertish, Elle Decoration, Michelle Son, Frauke Stegmann, Marcii Goose, Ricky Lee Gordon / /A WORD OF ART, Black River FC, Andrew Putter, Barend de Wet, Julia Raynham, King James, Pieter Heyneke and Iziko Museums of Cape Town

Other things to look out for:

  • An exhibition of African hair poster design by The President
  • An exhibition by Conn Bertish
  • /A WORD OF ART exhibition and WRITE ON AFRICA, collaborating with adidas Originals on ALL ORIGINALS  “I Art SA COMMUNITY MURAL PROJECT”
  • What If The World Exhibition
  • Boxing fights every day over lunch time
  • A fashion show by Richard de Jager
  • Church, The President’s Gift Shop
  • Food and drinks by &Union
  • Coffee by Rosetta roastery
  • The You & Me & Everyone We Know Market


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