Joy to the world

The giant tree, dubbed the “tree of hope” outside the Waterfront were decorated with self-portraits from pupils, including pupils from Hout Bay.

Joy to the world… The V&A Waterfront officially launched its Joy from Africa to the World initiative last week, showing off its African-inspired festive decorations in a walk-about. The festive decorations were the culmination of over eight months of work with about 200 artists creating the festive decor, which is this year themed “where possibilities take flight”.

The giant tree, dubbed the “tree of hope” outside the Waterfront were decorated with self-portraits from pupils at Harold Cressy High School in District Six, Prestwich Street Primary School in Green Point, Salt River High School as well as children from NGO Lalela in Hout Bay, which works with children from under-resourced communities to teach them art skills.