Ukwanda- Reinvigorating Puppetry

Puppetry is one of the oldest art forms. Although it is now often viewed as exclusively a medium for children, puppets have historically been used in everything from religious rituals to subversive political theatre. The art of puppetry is deceptively simple as it involves creating the illusion of life in inanimate objects. The Cape Town…

SECTOR – Uncharted Territory

The South African comic book industry is growing at a fast rate.  Local writers and artists like Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen and Jason Masters have all had their talent headhunted by major American publishers. These creators all appeared at the recent FanCon event in Cape Town, alongside international stars like the US writer Jason Aaron…

USB SOUNDSYSTEM – Journeys in Three Songs

Last October, BubblegumClub (in collaboration with WeHeartBeat) hosted the first in an ongoing series of cultural experiments. For the USB Soundsystem event, held in Melville, a cast of local tastemakers were invited to an open DJ booth.  Guests were asked to each play three songs. Rather than mixing skills, the criteria was simply to bring…

Watch: Fear of The Youth Episode 2 – Didi Monsta

Fear of The Youth is a new web series about the interests and concerns of Johannesburg youth. The series is produced by Germ Heals a collective of filmmakers, fashion designers and photographers. In episode 2 Germ Heals catch up with the young fashion designer Didi Monsta to discuss his personal style as well as the release…