Daddy Bloom Festival

The Daddy Bloom Festival will be taking place this November on top of one of Cape Town's hippest hotels.

Cape Town’s inner city is about to host its second spring "flower" show with the Daddy Bloom Flower Festival which is celebrated at the Grand Daddy Rooftop Airstream Trailer Park.

Daddy Bloom will be open to the public for five days from 12pm till 8pm. Tea and cupcakes, and Beefeater G&T’s, will keep you in the sky-bar till sunset.

About this Flower Festival in Cape Town

Instead of nature’s blooms, this BASA-Award winning creative event will focus on designer blooms made from any media, ranging from paper to porcelain.

The Grand Daddy called on Cape Town's graffiti artists, wall tattooists, textile designers, craft workers, ceramists, origami experts and recycling magis to submit their ideas for a garden plot, which will then be "planted" as their installation on a small pitch of outdoor ground in the world’s only rooftop trailer park on top of the Grand Daddy hotel in Long Street.

Daddy Bloom Festival Finalists

For this festival curator, Janet Stent, received proposals of an exceptionally high standard.

After a tough selection process, eighteen proposals have been chosen for the showcase event.

Among the talented creatives participating this year is recycling visionary, Heath Nash, freelance illustrator and printmaker, Jesse Breytenbach and designer/conceptualist, Greg Gilowey.

Blink Tower will be contributing a green-themed video installation.

Greenpop, a project committed to planting trees, will be entertaining the crowd with live music on an astroturf pitch, complete with pot plants, a park bench and rocking beats.

Great prizes at this Cape Town event

There are great prizes for the participants to win:

*The best proposal will win a "One Small Seed" magazine subscription

*The Daddy Bloom winner will receive R2000 and a luxury accommodation package for two.

*The "People’s choice award" will also be showered with a prize.

More info.

Visit the Daddy Bloom Festival: When and where?

When? November 10 - 14, 2010, from noon till 8pm.

Where? The Grand Daddy Hotel, Cape Town City Center, 38 Long Street

Entrance Fee/Donation: R10 Donation to (SEED) School's Environmental Education and Development, a non-profit and public benefits organisation operating out of Mitchell's Plain in the Cape Flats, which teaches young people to grow food gardens using permaculture principles.

Thanks to Shafeeka (Rabit in a Hat Communications) for the info.

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