Table Mountain Summit: Runners will get to see this a few times on the 25/04
My name is Lucas (@lucasradams), and apart from dedicating myself to the start-up that is Nifty250, I am a trail-runner. I’d like to introduce the K-Way Platteklip Charity Challege, which is an annual trail-running event aimed at luring nutters like myself (and possibly you) to dedicate their blood, sweat and tears to putting one foot in front of another for the sake of charity. The organisers describe the event as such:
“On the 25th April 2015, 200 intrepid athletes will attempt to see how many times they can summit Table Mountain via Platteklip Gorge for Charity. Each lap is 5.5km in distance, 760 metres of climbing, and will take approximately 2 hours on average. The route up Platteklip Gorge includes 800 double size steps over a distance of 2.1km. Once at the top, the contestants need to run to the upper cable station, catch a lift down and then run back to the start.
In 2015 we are supporting South African Education and Environment Project (SAEP) and our goal is to raise R800 000.00 on the day.
In the past few years this event has given more than three million rand to worthy causes. All donations are tax deductible and audited. Please click here to sponsor a contestant.”
Love this shot by @kimberleylombard
Last Saturday at 3pm, 35 Cape Town Instagrammers met at Truth coffee at Prestwich Memorial for the second edition Nifty x Gummie Insta-walk, the 1st walk was around Woodstock to spot amazing pieces of street art, whilst the second was an urban design tour. We had the yummiest red velvet cupcakes by Bullcakes & Cupdogs whilst we waited for everyone to arrive before embarking on our lil adventure through Cape Town CBD – looking at subjects from gentrification to public art (we spotted graffiti, murals and even a sculpture by Brett Murray), city planning and layout, and how certain areas and buildings invite and attract you, whilst others are built to keep people out, it was certainly very interesting. It’s not often we walk around the CBD with iPhones and cameras out, just for the sake of walking around, we met some rather lovely people and snapped some great photographs.
We landed up walking all the way to the big Truth coffee in Buitenkant Road where we stopped off for cappuccinos, for some that was the end of the walk, for others we made our way back to Prestwich Memorial via Skinny Legs & All which was hosting the Yebook Instagram exhibition, wine was sponsored by Spier and ice tea from BOS, there was such a great vibe and the signed limited prints were selling like hotcakes which was absolutely incredible.
A few weeks ago we were approached by Abe Louw, Zach Louw & Luca Jacobs who wanted to put together Cape Town’s first Instagram charity exhibition, featuring photography by 10 super cool Capetonian Instagrammers! We will be heading there after the Nifty x Gummie Insta-walk on Saturday afternoon..
We’ll let you tell them about the event in their own words ‘In association with Nifty250 we have curated a gallery of 10 top Capetonian Instagramer’s work that we wish to sell to raise funds for The Yebook Project. The Yebook Project is a non-profit, startup charity that aims to supply the families of South African learners from disadvantaged backgrounds with school photographs so as to improve their sense of self worth and pride in actively pursuing an education.
photo of the Woodstock Exchange by @nickparker89
We’re really excited to have teamed up with Gummie.co.za for a graffiti inspired insta-walk around our hood, Woodstock!
The details: meet us outside Superette in the Woodstock Exchange at 1pm on Wednesday the 4th of February. From there we will begin a guided tour around Woodstock to see some of Cape Town’s best street art – think Faith47 and DALeast! It’s 1 hour, totally free, and pretty much the best way to spend your lunch break. If you have time after, we would love you to join us for a juice or cappuccino at Superette
Leave a comment here if you’re thinking of coming along on this nifty adventure, so we can get an idea of numbers. We literally can’t wait to meet you all!
PS if you Instagram during the walk, use the hashtag #NiftyxGummeInstawalk and we’ll print out all the photos (so long as your account isn’t on private) which you’ll then be able to collect at the end
photo by: @rowaneva
If you’re obsessed with Lorraine Loots and her extrodinary tiny ant size paintings, like we are, and happen to live in Cape Town, you need to get down to her exhibition that has just opened! Oh the disappointment of missing her exhibition last year, lucky for all of us this one is open much longer so there is no excuse not to visit Spin Street to check it out and appreciate Lorraine’s brilliant artistic and entrepreneur ability. We caught up with Lorraine last year to talk about her project, read it all here.
The 365 Postcards For Ants exhibition is being held at 6 Spin Street and is open until the 5th of February. Open times: Mondays – Fridays 10am – 6pm / Saturdays 10am – 5p, / Sundays closed