The V&A Waterfront will ‘go dark’ this coming weekend, recognising the International Earth Hour by turning off all non-essential lights for one hour, and instead replacing them with solar-powered cinematic entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Curated by Sunshine Cinema, visitors can enjoy a free mobile cinema at the V&A Amphitheatre between 8.15 and 9.45pm, powered by battery packs and solar energy during the Earth Hour black-out. Tackling this very serious subject with a dash of humour and charm are funny man Rob Van Vuuren and Kfm & Expresso presenter Zoe Brown, who will host the event. Live music from Bongeziwe Mbandla of Black Major will add to the festive atmosphere.

By switching off non-essential lights between 8.30 and 9.30pm, the V&A Waterfront will join cities, businesses and individuals around the world who are doing likewise. Other famous landmarks that recognise Earth Hour include Beijing’s Forbidden City, the Paris Eiffel Tower, London’s Buckingham Palace, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, Sydney’s Opera House, Rio de Janeiro’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue on Sugar Loaf Mountain and our own Table Mountain.

Earth Hour was first initiated by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in 2007. It has grown into the world’s largest environmental awareness initiative, attracting participation from over 41 910 cities and towns across 172 countries on seven continents, including around 10 400 landmarks, and reaching billions of people.


Issued by Corporate Image on behalf of the V&A Waterfront