Food and film fusion at Freeworld Design Centre

During the month of November food-lovers will be salivating over the exciting food-related events at the Freeworld Design Centre in Cape Town.

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Food and film fusion at Freeworld Design Centre
Food and film fusion at Freeworld Design Centre

The Freeworld Design Centre in collaboration with Hemelhuijs, local food celebrities and Design Indaba, will be running a delectable series of themed evenings where renowned foodies will be introducing the screening of their all-time favourite food movie, accompanied by a meal designed to fit the movie by food artist Jacques Erasmus of Hemelhuijs. 

This fresh new concept for an evening out kicks off at 6:00pm with sundowners at the Freeworld roofbar, which has panoramic views of the City Bowl and is the perfect spot to wind down after work. The themed meal follows at 6:45pm, and then the personalised foodie introduction and the film at 8:00pm. The movie will be screened in Freeworld’s 98-seater, upmarket auditorium. Guests can choose between the sundowner sessions, the movie-and-meal combo, just the movie, or all three. The "Food, Foodie and Food Movie" evenings take place on 3, 9,10, 16, 23, 24 and 30 November 2011. At  sundowners on 23 November, the Name Your Hood campaign will reveal the name of the hood in which the Freeworld Design Centre is located.

Seating for the food movie nights is limited and tickets can be booked Tickets are R120 for the meal and the movie (excluding beverages). Tickets for the movie alone are R40. There is no entry fee for the sundowner sessions and a cash bar is available. 

The “Food, Foodie and Food Movie” evenings will coincide with the publication of the food-themed edition of Design Indaba magazine. Guest edited by Marije Vogelzang, the magazine will focus on food and eating design and include the likes of Ferran Adrià, Rene Redzepi, Hel Yes!, Kamal Mouzawak, Brian Wansink, Marion Nestle, Carolyn Steel and Paola Antonelli. The magazine aims to make this emerging design discipline more tangible.

These themed food movie evenings are also connected to a Design for Food interior design exhibition, which will be on show at the Freeworld Design Centre from 3 November 2011 to 21 January 2012. The exhibition will feature the work of Maranda Engelbrecht of Babylonstoren in collaboration with fashion photographer Gerda Genis, Tina Bester of Queen of Tarts, Jacques Erasmus of Hemelhuijs, and Luke Dale Roberts of Test Kitchen in collaboration with Casamento. The exhibition opening night is on 3 November from 6pm. There will be a lucky draw for a Stokke Tripp Trapp feeding chair.

The venue for these unique "Food, Foodie and Food Movie" evenings, and the exhibition is the Freeworld Design Centre, located at 71 Waterkant Street in Cape Town. For more information, call 021 427 8918 or see

The movie schedule:

  • Thursday 3 November 2011 – Chocolat with Tina Bester of Queeen of Tarts.
  • Wednesday 9 November 2011 – Like Water for Chocolate with Neil Stemmet of Le Must in Uppington and author of the new cookbook and theatre production Sout en Peper.
  • Thursday 10 November 2011 – Babete’s Feast with Clare Mack of Spill.
  • Wednesday 16 November 2011 – The Freshman with David Cope of FoodieZa.
  • Wednesday 23 November 2011  – The Big Night with Justine Drake, TV food personality, editor of Fresh Living and food festival director.
  • Thursday 24 November 2011 – I am Love with Nikki Werner.
  • Wednesday 30 November 2011 – The Tampopo with Abigail Donnelly of Taste and Eat Out. 

The "Food, Foodie and Food-Movie" nights are a WalkCapeTown project, supported by Plascon. WalkCapeTown is a post-World Cup initiative aimed at re-energising the Fanwalk with a series of public-hearted events that bring life, love and excitement to the city. WalkCapeTown is a Freeworld Coatings concept and the WalkCapeTown icon is a freeware logo. Any event that safely contributes to the cultural life of Cape Town and involves the positive use of the Fanwalk for the greater good is welcome to request permission to add the logo to their promotional material.

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