Kamers fills rooms with decor, food, music, and presents! Cape Town City Hall 7 – 10 May.


Kamers herfs-2015-flyer-vir-blogOver the years Kamers (vol Geskenke in the past) has established itself as a national pop-up treasure trove of handcrafted creativity, celebrating its 13th Kamers in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Organised in Cape Town in partnership with the Cape Craft & Design Initiative (CCDI), Kamers opens in the City Hall on Thursday, and runs until Sunday.  Last year the four Kamers shows jointly attracted 58000 visitors, and showcased about 250 invited exhibitors.  The organisers continuously look for new design talent, and display this in  a pop-up venue, often changing.  Last year I was impressed with the use of The Castle as the pop-up venue.  It is only the second year that Kamers is on show in Cape Town.

Some of the more than 100 Cape Town exhibitors include M Patisserie from Kamers Martjie MalanStellenbosch, whose owner Martjie Malan is a Koekedoor finalist; Aroundcheese; Chandler House (most impressive stand last year);  Chrisna’s Olives; Creation Wines; Finest Sausage; Greek Corner; Joostenberg Wines; Liesel Trautman Porcelain; Ma Mere Confections; Sorbetiere, Spirit Jewellery; Sugartongtong; The Haas Collective; Vanmelewe se Sjarme, Woodstock Bakery, and many more.

A Kamers ‘Music Festival from a Room’ is planned for Friday 8 May, from 18h00, presented by kykNET, at a cost of R100. Artists performing are Andra, Luna Paige, Lucy Kruger, Lize Beekman, Sannie Fox, Kamers Anida and Haas Whale CottagePaige Mac, and Inge Beckmann.

The launch function for Cape Town was held more than a month ago at Haas, one of the Kamers Canapes Whale Cottageexhibitors. While the Haas art selection was visible to us, we did not experience any of the other Kamers exhibitors on that evening. Food co-ordinator for Kamers, Anida van der Spuy, and Haas welcomed us to the function!  A number of canapés were served.

Disclosure:  We received the latest copy of House & Leisure, Simply Bee Hand Cream, ah-lief Natural Olive Baby Wax, a wooden spoon, Ll Sauce Sticky Braai, and a set of earphones in our media pack.

Kamers, City Hall, 7 – 10 May. www.kamersvol.com  Twitter @Kamersvol  Entrance R50 via www.ffw.co.za, R70 at the door.  Thursday 9h00 – 17h00, Friday and Saturday 9h00 – 19h00, Sunday 9h00 – 17h00.  Kamers Johannesburg took place at the end of April.

Chris von Ulmenstein, Whale Cottage Portfolio: www.whalecottage.com  Tel (021) 433-2100, Twitter:@WhaleCottage  Facebook:  click here

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