Kite festival goes virtual

This years Cape Town International Kite Festival is being held online from this weekend.

Everyone everywhere is invited to fly with Cape Mental Health at the virtual 26th Cape Town International Kite Festival from Saturday October 10 to Saturday October 31.

Cape Mental Health’s annual flagship event is going virtual for its 26th edition, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The theme is “Hope on the Rise – Invest in Mental Health” and the goal is to raise over R250 000 to enable the non-profit organisation to continue providing essential mental health services.

This year’s interactive event combines real-life kite-flying with online kite-making workshops, competitions and videos, and an online concert.

Join kiters all over the globe and fly your kite anywhere and any time between October 10 and 31. Share your photos, videos and messages of hope, tagging #HopeOnTheRise and @CTKiteFest, and feature on the official CTKiteFest social feeds. You’ll also receive an official certificate of your participation in Africa’s oldest kite festival.

A ticket gives access to all festival competitions as well as online content, including a variety of kite-making workshops. Learn how to create a simple diamond kite from everyday materials; a traditional bamboo and paper Cape Swaeltjie kite or an eye-catching feather banner. There’s also a colouring-in competition for the little ones and several short kiting films on the online platform as well as the concert on Saturday October 24, featuring comedian Dalin Oliver, singer and songwriter Jarrad Ricketts and drag artist, Manila von Teez who plan to combine music, dance and laughs for an evening of entertainment from the comfort of your own home.

There are prizes up for grabs.

Visit www.capementalhealth.co.za/HopeOnTheRise to buy tickets or WhatsApp 067 321 9572, call 021 447 9040 during office hours or email info@cmh.org.za for more information.