Market madness: Visitors enjoy the Baxter's new Saturday markets.
To usher in the summer and herald the festive season, the Baxter Theatre Centre, in association with Blue Bird Garage in Muizenberg, launched a Saturday food and goods market called Blue Bird Baxter on 5 November. The market will now run every Saturday from 12h00 to 18h00.
Following its success in Muizenberg, where the market is open from 16h00 to 22h00, the concept has now been brought to the Baxter by owner Dylan Speer. Market-lovers can enjoy an array of wares, entertainment and tasty delicacies while browsing through the variety of stalls with wonderful hand-made and vintage goods on sale.
This new venture at the Baxter also celebrates the first anniversary for Speer, who opened his Blue Bird Garage on Guy Fawkes Day last year.
"We hope to duplicate the success which the Blue Bird Garage has achieved in Muizenberg over the past year and, in particular, to service Rondebosch and the surrounding areas and bring the local community closer," says Speer.
The market is also a throwback to the Baxter's Village Markets of the mid-1980s, then staged in the car park.
"It gives further meaning to our mission of being a vibrant cultural hub pulsating with the finest in South African theatre and events," says Jeremy Blackburn, financial manager at the Baxter. "We strive to live by our philosophy of creating a dynamic forum for the celebration of life - the essence of live theatre, music and dance."
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