Beer & Breweries

League of Beers

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  Let’s face it, there is nothing more thirst quenching than an ice cold beer on a hot summers day, or any day for that matter, we now have the privilege of  South African Craft Beers at our fingertips 24/7,  through the magic of Cape Town beer fundis and entrepreneurs, Rob Heyns, Nzeka Biyela and Manie Potgieter who recently launched their craft beer e-commerce website and blog www.leagueofbeers.com. The website is a first for South Africa, offering top local and international craft beers to beer connoisseurs across South Africa. For the first time craft beer enthusiasts can now order finely brewed beers from micro-breweries across the country including: Three Skulls, Darling, Shongweni, Triggerfish, Devil’s Peak, Jack                  

Festivals

Rocking the Daisies 2012

Rocking the Daisies Kloof Wine Estate 2012

Rocking the Daisies is EPIC – period! Woodstock had nothing on what these tree hugging fairies had in their watering cans... Now in its 7th year the festival is just getting bigger and better! As we tick off the days on our calendars and excitement booms for Kloof Wine Estate in Darling to open their gates on the 4th of October for Daisies 2012. Once again the best in live entertainment, lifestyle exhibitions and gourmet food will be on offer, jam-packed with cutting edge, quality music, art fields and facilities aimed to cater for everyone from child care to comedic relief. Look forward to a few changes in this years setup, which is like a double holiday – Bonus! Gates open on Thursday October 4th and close earlier on                  

Festivals

Darling it’s the VoorkamerFest…

Darling Voorkamer Fest Cape Town 2012

The West Coast is buzzing with activity as the Spring flowers blossom and little towns come alive with intimate festivals – Oh Darling don't miss this one... Homes in Darling are the set for the 9th VoorkamerFest (Front-Room Festival) offering a unique, multi-cultural experience in an exciting and unconventional format… Voorkamer kicks off on 31 Aug, through to the 2 September 2012, this is the time of year when the darling’s of Darling open up their homes to host professional performances by local and international artists. You name it, Music, drama, mime, comedy and cabaret are performed in the lounges or “voorkamers” of Darling homes, with their owners hosting you for the duration of the show. Similar to the amazing race just                  

Out of Town

Darling’s and their dear stories…

Darling West Coast Stories

The folk of Darling really love to tell stories, listen to stories and repeat stories. Stories keep them going… Some of the stories will make you fall off your chair with laughter, or cry at the shocking circumstance’s. Some stories are fascinating tales about the area, the history and it’s people, mesmerizing ghost stories, stories of the San, or some darker and decidedly risqué stories…Be sure not to miss stories at Darling this weekend from the 17th to 19th August 2012. Stories at Darling Programme Friday 17 August A Tapestry of School stories @ Darling Museum, 6:30pm for 7h00pm. Join them for a belly laugh with Marie Hammann and perhaps shed a tear as well! Only 50 tickets available book now with Dianne 022 492                  

Music

The Darling Music Experience, Darling!

http://www.darlingmusic.org/

    The West Coast town of Darling is set to come alive over two weekends from 3-12 February with the 2012 Darling Music Experience. Exemplary South African and international artists will perform fresh interpretations of classical music in the light-hearted atmosphere that has distinguished this festival since its inception in 2006. Under the artistic directorship of Andreas Kern you can expect great music, packaged dynamically, ranging from classical solo recitals on cello, guitar, marimba and organ to be a jazzed-up gig by a brass quintet. Furthermore: the recorder will team up with a guitar, the cello with a piano, the marimba with a penny whistle, the lute with a piano and a most talented soprano with a                  

Out of Town

A weekend away, Darling?

This weekend, the charming Darling of the Western Cape, snatches up the last fleeting moments of ripening weather, to bring us the Darling Music Experience. The donkey-drawn-carriage streets, in amongst swells of Darling vineyards, will be awash with merriment and music from Thursday 'til Sunday. Thursday 11th features concert pianists, while Friday 12th promises wine estate choir performances and rising stars of the Artscape National Youth Music Competition. Saturday the 13th brings a street-side screening of the documentary "El Systema" - documenting the efforts of Evita se Perron. This is followed up with a wicked wine and food paired luncheon, wine-tasting, a musical rally for kids and a duel between dynamic                  

Festivals

Rocking the Daisies!

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That time of year is drawing near again! This year, Rocking The Daisies falls over October 9th to 11th and tickets are already selling like hot cakes! (The notion of highly demanded hot cakes baffles me, but that is how the saying goes). For those who haven't been before, what to expect? Everything the name promises - Rocking The Daises. It's a green-keen festival and one of the best of its kind. Expect a line up of South Africa's best acts (comedians to musicians), gourmet green-thumbing food and an innovative lifestyle exhibition.  Happy campers are encouraged to travel in packs and reduce Carbon emissions - so much so that in the spirit of "partying hard and treading lightly", free tickets will be