DARLING CALENDAR OF EVENTS SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2019

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Shows at Evita se PerronWeekends throughout the year

August Shows at Evita se Perron

Programme available on www.evita.co.za – Bookings 022 492 2831 or bookings@evita.co.za

Fri 30 Aug  20:00               Gian Groen


Open Days at Duckitt Nurseries – First Saturday of each month May until November from 09.00 until 12.00

Various orchid pot plants, spikes and accessories are for sale in the packing shed. Entrance is free.

The green house with the most spectacular display of flowers at that time is also open for public viewing.

Free tea and coffee and also our famous ‘Presby’ pancakes for sale in the pack- shed.

Contact Tel. +27 22 492 2606 Email: info@duckittnurseries.com www.duckittnurseries.com


EVENTS HAPPENING IN SEPTEMBER


Saturday 07 September

Duckitt Nurseries Open Day

Date:  First Saturday of every month May to November

Venue: Duckitt Orchid Nursery, Oudepost Farm, R315  Darling

Sales Area in the Pack Shed – a variety of orchid pot plants, spikes and accessories for sale. Debit and credit card facilities are available.  One of the greenhouses will be open for exhibition.  T: +27 22 492 2606  E: info@duckittnurseries.com  W: www.duckittnurseries.com


06 to 08 September

Bookings are in full swing for the 14th Annual Voorkamerfest!

This unique creative arts festival brings multi-cultural societies together into residents’ homes, into their front rooms (voorkamers), under the umbrella of the performing arts!

Taking place this year on 6, 7 & 8 SEPTEMBER 2019, the Voorkamerfest remains a vibrant, intimate showcase comprising: Cross-cultural theatre * Live music * Dance * Comedy * Physical Theatre *Drama * Magic

How this unique, three-day festival works:

  • 21 Theatre venues – local residents’ ‘front rooms’ throughout the Darling community. Maximum 25 audience members per venue.
  • 7 routes – You are safely transported to each theatre venue by local taxis employed & managed by Voorkamerfest for the weekend.
  • 3 multi-disciplined performances per route – until show-time these performances remain a mystery to the audiences.
  • 30 minutes each performance.
  • 60 professional performers from South Africa and elsewhere, up close and personal.
  • R270 per route – 3 diverse shows per route. R10 of each ticket sold is donated to The Darling Trust NGO.

BOOKINGS ARE LIVE  – just follow this link to the quicket site https://www.quicket.co.za/events/78235-2019-voorkamerfest#/seats (For other Quicket enquiries: +27 21 424 9308)

Watch http://www.voorkamerfest-darling.co.za/ for performance releases  – but remember, the charm of this cultural experience is the element of surprise!


6th until 22nd September

Art lovers will enjoy browsing for new works at the various exhibitions coming up in Darling:

Down to Earth, a stoep exhibition of paintings and plants by Nina van der Westhuizen

View long-time local Darling resident Nina van der Westhuizen’s latest works on her stoep at 46 High Street in Darling


06 to 08 September

Lillidi Gelderblom will display her work at her home studio at 12 Prospect Street from 10 – 12 / 2 – 4 over the Voorkamerfest weekend.

Lillidi was born and bred in the picturesque Eastern Free State and still remains in awe of God’s Creation. She studied art at Pretoria University of Technology and after a career in the newspaper and magazine industry, settled in Kimberley with her husband and two daughters. During 30 years in the Diamond City, she worked on various projects, exploring different media and participated in group- as well as solo exhibitions.

Having moved to Darling recently, Lillidi looks forward to exploring new themes as she is inspired by all things natural, spiritual and particularly the work of great artists past and present.

Creating is part of who she is, and colour, line and form her means of expression.

More info contact: 079 064 9470


Sunday 8 September

Exhibition at The Toffee Gallery

A new exhibition by Willie Saayman opens at The Toffee Gallery in Long Street on the Voorkamer weekend.

Address: 7A Long Street, Darling, 7345 www.thetoffeegallery.co.za

Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 08h00-17h00, Sun 10h00-14h00


Friday 20th until Sunday 22nd September 2019

The 2019 Darling Wildflower Show – A Carnival of Wildflowers

Iconic Wildflower Show celebrates its 102nd year in September

Locals and visitors alike can expect the joyful sight of masses of brightly coloured flowers at the 2019 Darling Wildflower Show, happening from 20 to 22 September this year. Themed ‘A Carnival of Wildflowers’, the show takes place when most of the glorious wildflowers in the region are in bloom, lending an optimistic carnavalesque atmosphere to the town and its surrounds.

Darling-based artist Nicolaas Maritz will act as show designer this year, and is tasked with reflecting the rainbow-coloured season in all its aspects. Maritz is an expert at creating interesting landscaping layouts, and has successfully designed and managed a number of local wildflower shows in the past.

“This year, I’ve decided to emphasise bright flower arrangements, but with a contemporary twist,” says Maritz. “I am passionate about the conservation of the local Renosterveld habitat, and believe that this is a cause best promoted through positive public reaction to attractive and informative displays at the flower show.”

Visitors to the show should keep an eye open for some interesting surprises, such as the inclusion of a mythical Florasaurus: a plant-loving dinosaur playfully hiding in the shrubbery of one of the landscaped flower-show sections.

The Darling Wildflower Show is an outing that aims to entertain young and old. Tickets to the show include access to: • The Landscaped Hall depicting the flowers of the area in their natural habitat, • A Craft & Gourmet Food Market, • A Veteran Tractor/Car display • An entertainment tent featuring live music from local acts • A shuttle service from the show grounds to local attractions • Safe and secure parking for vehicles.

With more than a hundred food and craft stalls planned for the weekend, everyone’s taste buds and shopping needs will be catered for! Kids can have loads of fun in the playpark area, with entertainment ranging from face-painting to rides, while adults can relax in the Mini Wine Route Tent.

The show celebrates an integral part of the Cape Fynbos Kingdom, which is comprised of Renosterveld, Rietveld, Sandveld, and Strandveld. More than 1 200 different species of flowers can be found in these habitats. Your entrance fee to the Darling Wildflower Show will help to conserve our endangered floral kingdom for future generations. Join us at the Darling Wildflower Show and contribute to conservation in our area!

Times – Friday to Sunday from 09:00 to 17:00

Venue – Darling Sport Club, Jacaranda Street, Darling

Tickets can be purchased online via www.quicket.co.za – Group Specials on Application.

Prices: Adults: R70 / Pensioners: R50 / Children 7 to 18 years: R50 / Children 0 to 6 years: Free

More information: T: 084 916 1111 E: info@darlingwildflowers.co.za

W: www.darlingwildflowers.co.za  


Friday 20th until Sunday 22 September 2019

Duckitt Nurseries Open Weekend takes place to coincide with the Wildflower Show

Celebrating 40 years of beautiful orchids at Duckitt Nurseries with Cymbidiums in flower * Cattleya * Ansellia * Oncidium * Polystachya * Disa and many more orchid varieties

A Cymbidium Orchid greenhouse will be open to the public for viewing. There will also be a large sales area and stalls plus a tearoom with light meals and beverages for sale.

Times: 09h00 until 17h00 (closes at 4pm on Sunday) Entrance is free www.duckittnurseries.com


Saturday 21st until Tuesday 24 September 2019.

The annual !Khwa ttu Heritage Festival showcasing a fusion of South African cultures

Your Festival ticket include various FREE activities:

  • Kids Zone with face-painting and arts & crafts activities
  • San inspired kids treasure hunt, story-telling and fun interactive sessions
  • Traditional Bushmen Dancers and Emile Jansen’s performances
  • Join in and learn traditional Bushmen / Break / Krump / Riel and Street Dance moves
  • Tractor rides to the replica San village with animal tracking and San language lessons
  • Tours of the world-class interactive Heritage Centre
  • Informative talks on the San culture and heritage
  • !Khwa ttu homemade herbal tea tastings
  • Pop-up food demonstrations – such as how to “vleg” koeksisters
  • West Coast craft and traditional food stalls

For more information, please contact 0861 321 777. BOOK ONLINE through Web tickets: http://bit.ly/KhwattuHeritageFest


Thursday 26 + Friday 27 + Saturday 28 September 2019

The 22nd Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival

One World * One Week * One Festival

Join us when over 100,000 film lovers in over 350 cities across six continents gather for one reason… to view and vote on the Finalists Films in the 22nd Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. Brought to you by ‘Darling Movie Nights – Open Air Cinema under the Pepper Trees’

MANHATTAN SHORT is not a touring Festival; rather, it is an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films and great artists to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favourites. All films selected in MANHATTAN SHORT 2019, will be eligible to enter the Oscars in 2020, via the MANHATTAN SHORT Oscar Qualifying Screenings at Los Feliz 3 Cinemas in the county of Los Angeles.

“This event is never going to be seen on Cable TV, Video-on Demand or anywhere else, so if you don’t catch it at your local venue then you missed it.” says Nicholas Mason, Founding Director.

You be the judge! Here’s your chance to join the global critic’s circle. On entry to each cinema audience will be handed a voting card. At the conclusion of the show, each audience member will be asked to vote for ONE film and ONE actor/actress they think is best. Votes will be sent to MANHATTAN SHORT Headquarters and the winner will be announced on www.manhattanshort.com

Darling Lodge Guest House is proud to present this unique film festival. Make use of the advance sale. Tickets are available at the Darling Museum and the Book Shop in Darling at R50 . Alternately you can get your tickets at the door on the evening. Doors open at six and movie starts at 7PM. Bring your warm blankets, cushions and a picnic.

More info at www.manhattanshort.com


Sunday 29 September 

Join us on the last Sunday of every month for the Groote Post Country Market

Guests can expect delectable country offerings including artisan foods, arts and crafts, as well as home-ware and décor.

All Groote Post’s well-loved wines will be available for tasting and purchase by the glass, bottle or case. Activities at the market include Live Music, Tractor Rides, Children’s Entertainment, Guided Horseback Rides

Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the historic Groote Post farm, situated in the Darling Hills, presents a rustic and rural atmosphere with undulating hills, vast open spaces and warm country hospitality. In addition to a wide range of award-winning wines, Hilda’s Kitchen’s superb culinary experience and Farm Drives through the private game camp and vineyards, Groote Post also offers spectacular views of the Atlantic coast and Table Mountain, nature walks, bird-watching in the hide on the dam and spectacular West Coast flowers in spring.

For more information: 022 451 2202 – info@iloveyzer.co.za  – www.grootepostcountrymarket.co.za


EVENTS HAPPENING IN OCTOBER


Saturday 12 October

Darling College Golf Day

At Darling Golf Club

American Scramble

11 am shot gun start – Registration 9:30 to 10:30

R1 800 per 4-ball (must include at least one beginner golfer)

Entry includes:

-Green fees

-Light morning snack and hot beverage

-Lunch

-‘Natgat’

-Dinner

Great prizes and auction items

Including a chance at a R50 000 hole in one

For bookings or further info contact: John 083 658 5200 or Lukas 082 306 7373


Saturday 27 October

Groote Post Country Run

At Groote Post Winery, Just off the R27, Darling

4 km Ommie-Dam Fun Run – 7:30

10 km Atlantic View Route – 7:00

21 km Bobbejaanberg Challenge – 6:30

Online entries www.trailrunning.co.za

Enquiries: info@iloveyzer.co.za 022 451 2202

Groote Post Market

Open from 10:00 to 15:00

Local products / Crafts / Music / Tractor rides / Guided horseback rides