The Cape Craft + Design Institute (CCDI) is calling all Cape Town creatives to come and sketch, scribble, colour and collaborate ideas at a unique doodling session on the 6th of August, hosted by in partnership with Nando’s Hot Young Designer 2015 competition – the session forms part of the CCDI Night Market, which has rapidly become a popular First Thursday event in Cape Town. Nando’s representative, Louise McCann says: “The Hot Young Designer competition is about providing an opportunity for young South African creatives to get involved in Nando’s very exciting collaboration with South African designers. Under 35s are challenged to design a beautiful, usable remarkably crafted pendant light fitting that will bring an inimitable South African design magic and a sense of authentic South African connection into the interior of a Nando’s restaurant – wherever it may be in the world.” The involvement with the CCDI, which has been supporting the needs of creative businesses in the Western Cape for over fourteen years, is the ideal platform to reach out to local young creative people in Cape Town. The fun and interactive doodling session will give creatives an opportunity to play with design ideas, while encouraging them to enter the competition, which closes on Monday the 14th of September 2015. More details about the competition including the prizes for the winning design can be found on the Nando’s website: www.nandos.co.za/nandos-hot-young-designer. The session will be facilitated by 1000 Drawings – Doodle for a Difference, a community-driven empowerment project. Plus, there will be plenty more in store for visitors at the CCDI Night Market; this month the CCDI will be celebrating Women’s Month with a line-up of about 20 women-owned businesses selling a range of products. These include regulars such as A Ring to It (jewellery); Hula Honey (beauty products); GoRD (recycled products) and Reverie (Jewellery). New traders joining the market include Naturals Beauty (baby products), Zathu Accessories (Bags) and Saart (art). In addition, there will be food and drinks, including craft beer, to add to the excitement. Food trucks will be parked on the street where visitors will be able to buy gourmet pizzas straight from bespoke ceramic pizza ovens at Earthfire Pizza, as well as Polynesian-inspired treats from the Wahine Food Truck. CCDI Market Support Facilitator, Lungiswa Joe says: “We are really pleased that the CCDI is providing a space for an amazing group of women entrepreneurs to showcase their businesses and products. The Night Market will be a wonderful opportunity to give them exposure.” The CCDI Night Market is a vibrant space which is welcoming to the whole family. The Market aims to reignite the eastern part of the city which is emerging as an exciting design district. The CCDI has developed a 220m² ground floor section of a building and made it available for businesses to showcase and sell their products. The Night Market takes place from 17h00 to 21h00 on the corner of Harrington and Barrack streets.For the more information visit: www.ccdi.org.za
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