The Darling Collection Dartling


20/04/2018 - 22/04/2018    
12:00 am


Somerset Street, Darling , Cape West Coast

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Date: 20 – 22 April

Location: Darling

Contact: +27 (0)66 013 5119 | [email protected]


One town, 35 stories, seven students and a three-day festival celebration.

Now in its third year, the Darling Collection is a unique and innovative event, presenting performances and exhibition of artworks created to celebrate stories behind the most cherished objects of 35 residents of Darling.

Seven students from Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts in the Netherlands will again spend six weeks with residents of Darling, to share and interpret their memories behind each object, and bring them to life through works of dance, theatre, music and visual art. The final artworks will be presented in a collaborative celebration at The Darling Collection Festival from 20-22 April in Darling.

“This year we are proud that dARTling is a ten week long artistic adventure for a wide range of ages from community members from Darling. Workshops started in February with the first showcase on 14 March. The inspiring talents taking part now become teachers as they give workshops to the children of Darling and create a performance piece to be premiered on the closing festival weekend of the Darling Collection, with the uniting theme of #healtheworld. We can’t wait to experience what these talented people have created!” says Grolleman.

The Darling Collection is the brainchild of WimVisser, former organizer Voorkamerfest in Darling from 2004,,Fontys director Jur van der Lecq and artist/artistic director Jan Grolleman.

The performances and exhibitions of The Darling Collection take place on 20, 21 and 22 April in Darling. Tickets cost R 15 for a day pass and R 30 for a weekend pass. To book, contact 0660135119 or email [email protected] Tickets will also available at the door.

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