DARLING CALENDAR OF EVENTS AUGUST – SEPTEMBER 2019

MONTHLY


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 23   19:00               Never Too Naked

Sat 24  14:00               An Audience with Pieter-Dirk EISH!

Sat 24  19:00               Ouma Ossewania praat Vuil

Sun 25 14:00               Tannie Evita Praat Kaktus

Fri 30   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 AUGUST – SEPTEMBER


Sunday 25 August

Groote Post Country Market

Date: Every last Sunday of the month August until April

Time: 10h00 until 15h00

Venue: Groote Post Wine estate, Darling Hills Road

Activities : Live music, Tractor rides, Children’s entertainment, guided horsebackrides

Contact: 022 451 2202

http://iloveyzer.co.za/events/groote-post-country-market/

www.grootepostcountrymarket.co.za

Email: info@iloveyzer.co.za


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

Darling Voorkamerfest

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!

Book your accommodation, visit Hello Darling Tourism website hellodarling.org.za for all your hospitality options!

For traders’ market related enquiries contact Mariaan: Mariaan@iloveyzer.co.za

For more Voorkamerfest related info contact Tasha: tasha@thedarlingtrust.org

Proudly brought to you by: The Fugard Theatre & Kyknet in association with Evita Se Perron in Darling

The Darling Voorkamerfest – founded by Inge Bos and Wim Visser with help from Pieter Dirk Uys and the Darling residents

Founding Sponsor – Stigting Doen (NL)


Friday 20th until Sunday 22nd September 2019

Darling Wildflower Show – “A Carnival of Wildflowers”  

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!

Show Dates: 20 to 22 September 2019

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.

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION: T- 084 916 1111  E-  info@darlingwildflowers.co.za  W- www.darlingwildflowers.co.za


Thursday 26 / Friday 27 / Sunday 28 September 2019

Save these dates for Manhattan Short!

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’


Sunday 29 September

Groote Post Country Market

Date: Every last Sunday of the month August until April

Time: 10h00 until 15h00

Venue: Groote Post Wine estate, Darling Hills Road

Activities: Live music, Tractor rides, Children’s entertainment, guided horseback rides

Contact: 022 451 2202

http://iloveyzer.co.za/events/groote-post-country-market/

www.grootepostcountrymarket.co.za

Email:  info@iloveyzer.co.za