Chavonnes Battery Blog

Opera by David Leventi

Posted by Chavonnes Battery on Thu November 17, 2016 in Photo Exhibitions.

..."Viewers are invited to pour over details, to feel the potential energy in a space where it is all just about to happen. The actual performance is just a part of the overall awe-inspiring experience of going to the theatre – I believe that the space itself can be the event."... Opéra de Monte-Carlo, by David Leventi (Monaco) 2009

The photograph above is one of the forty spectacular high resolution images on show by thirty three of the world's leading photographers.

In South Africa for the first time, at its 55th location world-wide, the internationally acclaimed 1%: Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality Photography Exhibition is on show at the Chavonnes Battery Museum,Clock Tower, V&A Waterfront in Cape Town,from November 2016 until February 2017.

Opening Hours:
Mon - Wed: 9 am to 4 pm
Thu - Sun: 9 am to 6 pm
Tickets available at the door and Webtickets
FREE WIFI

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Soldiers and Sailors...

Posted by Willem on Tue August 9, 2016 in The characters.

The Cape of Good Hope was a welcome sight for those on the journey beyond the end of the known world. It meant a reprieve from rancid water, salty meat and ships biscuits filled with weevils. For the soldiers and sailors of the Honorable Company, the promise of a new beginning.

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Why Chavonnes Battery?

Posted by Willem on Mon August 8, 2016 in The characters.

The Social and Military Heritage of the Cape is a fascinating saga with heroes and villains of all color and creed. The Chavonnes Battery invites you to discover the strategic Commercial and Military importance of Cape Town and the harbor in global trade and some of the character’s who left a footprint here. Meander among the Archaeology ruins, explore the international photographic exhibitions, join a Guided Walking Tour or fire a real 18th Century muzzle loaded cannon.

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FREE entry 1st & 2nd May 2016, Celebrating Workers Day

Posted on Fri April 29, 2016.

Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd May 2016
9 am to 4 pm

Cannon Firing from 11 am - 1 pm Sunday

Chavonnes Battery Museum
Clock Tower, V&A Waterfront

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