Spirit of the Midlands

Ultimate Frisbee – The Beautiful Game Twice a week a motley crew of Midlanders gather to play Ultimate Frisbee on the fields at Lions River Club in Dargle.  As the sun sets, artists, architects, photographers, farmers, shoemakers, students and IT-types aged between 16 and 56 dash across the 100m field, deftly flicking Frisbees.   Sure, things…

Celebrating Creativity and Community

In Dargle, beside everyone’s favourite pizzeria, il Postino have opened an Art Lounge. This unique venue offers artists an opportunity to display their works and, according to curator, Kim Goodwin, is long overdue. “Although the Midlands is home to many artists, much of this creativity is not showcased locally,” he told us at the Opening…

Gift to the Desert

Many Midlanders spend a lot of time getting rid of invasive wattle. Sculptor Kim Goodwin spends quite a bit of time creating beautiful objects from this much maligned tree.  Recently, he and his Midlands crew of ten spent a month in the Tankwa Karoo building the Temple //Xam at Afrika Burn. Afrika Burn is community of…