Guided tours of the inner city
Trolley Works guided city tours celebrate the vibrancy, informality and cultural diversity present in down town Johannesburg. Tours begin in Joubert Park at the Drill Hall, an important historical landmark in our country’s history, and wind their way along the sidewalks between Noord and Park City taxi ranks.
One can expect to see ‘bad buildings’, street markets and meander through dense pedestrian traffic; hear the beat of wedding songs, fashion divas and Africa’s rhythm; smell the aromas of Mozambican stew, braaied kebabs and fast food.
An astonishing amount of money is exchanged in this area daily through innovative informal business practices. A key feature of Joubert Park is the high density of people and traffic. The tour highlights the challenges for a rapidly urbanizing African City.
Trolleyworks hope to expose people to the urban contradictions present in the city and is attempting to address the need to walk in the downtown area of Johannesburg. Walking in Joburg is strongly linked to class, race, crime, fear and paranoia. The proposed tours attempt to address these challenges, while getting people thinking and contributing to a conversation related to the politics of public space in the city.
Trolley Works is a multi-disciplinary art project dedicated to the acknowledgment of the informal economic activities and cultural diversity present in our city. Come meet the team, have a laugh, walk the streets and experience the best coffee in the world.
Tours run Monday to Saturday at 10.30am and again at 2pm. The tour duration is two hours. The price is R150 per person (students and pensioners pay R100). Prices include freshly made Ethiopian coffee. Tours depart from the Drill Hall, on the corners of Twist and Plein Streets. Safe parking is provided. Details: 072 594 4263 or e-mail email@example.com
Photo: Trolleyworks, a way to see the city on foot
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