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A Film Music and Art Festival to celebrate Connection and Creativity.
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A Film Music and Art Festival to celebrate Connection and Creativity.

Love Life Festival in McGregor from 26 to 28 April 2024.

The inaugural Love Life Festival is set to captivate audiences from April 26th to April 28th, 2024, in the picturesque village of McGregor, Western Cape. This one-of-a-kind festival, curated by award-winning internationally acclaimed producer/engineer and LGBTQ+ activist, Christi van der Colff, promises to be a deconstructed celebration aimed at fostering genuine connections through the mediums of music, art, and film.

Renowned for her work with top artists such as Mumford & Sons, One Republic, Zahara, Black Eyed Peas, and West Life, Christi van der Colff brings her passion for authentic expression to the heart of this festival. With a focus on intimate audiences and true connections, Love Life offers an array of experiences that transcend traditional festival formats.

The Love Life Festival, a celebration of art, music, and creativity. Featuring a diverse lineup of talented artists and musicians, alongside captivating films and exhibitions, the festival promises an unforgettable experience.

Joni-Leigh Doran: “Lola” Exploring Identity Through Art

Renowned artist Joni-Leigh Doran will showcase her captivating artwork, including the mesmerising piece “Lola,” which invites viewers to explore the intricacies of identity and self-discovery. Doran’s unique style, influenced by her background as a graphic designer and her tutelage under acclaimed artist Ryno Swart, promises to mesmerise audiences and provoke thought-provoking conversations.

Clare Menck: Hidden Life – Revealed

Experience the evocative narrative of artist Clare Menck at the Love Life Festival Art lineup. Delve into “Clare Menck: Hidden Life – Revealed,” an adults-only exhibition curated by Lisa-Marie Myburgh, featuring Menck’s exploration of gender fluidity and sexuality. This showcase of artistic evolution spans over four decades and promises to engage and inspire audiences with its deeply personal themes.

The Busi Mhlongo Collection: A Fusion of Music and Art

Immerse yourself in the Busi Mhlongo Collection, an extraordinary collaboration between artist Annalien van der Colff and the late Busi Mhlongo’s final album, “Amakholwa, Believers.” This immersive experience celebrates the transcendent power of music and its ability to inspire visual art, creating a symphony of understanding that speaks to the core of human experience.

Discover the Artist Within 

Unlock your inner artist and unleash your creativity at the “Discover the Artist Within” workshop led by Annalien van der Colff. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a complete beginner, this transformative workshop invites participants to explore the world of mixed media art and tap into their hidden artistic abilities.

Love Life Festival Group Exhibition: Celebrating Local Talent

The festival also includes a group exhibit featuring works from local artists like Chris Van Niekerk, Mari-Louise Steyn, Mark Chipps, Dawn Cairs, and more. This showcase of talent highlights the vibrant artistic community of McGregor and offers attendees the opportunity to discover highly acclaimed local artists.

Attendees can look forward to musical performances by iconic artist Mark Fransman, Meg van Wyk & Juhlene while also indulging in the vibrant world of musical theatre and drag presented by the likes of Cathy Specific and Pichi Keane. 

Film aficionados will be delighted by a curated selection of awe-inspiring films, including “Love Me Till the End of Time,” “Call Me Miles,” and “Defying Gravity: The Johaar Mosaval Story,” each offering unique narratives that resonate with the festival’s theme of connection and resilience.

The weekend will feature a blend of  free and paid events, all of which are ticketed and tickets have to be booked to ensure safe accessibility for all ticket holders. From captivating concerts to immersive art installations and delectable food experiences, Love Life promises something for everyone.

The festival will kick off with a meet and mingle event hosted at The Blend, setting the tone for a weekend filled with meaningful interactions and shared experiences. McGregor, with its timeless charm, provides the perfect backdrop for attendees to immerse themselves in the magic of art and connection.

The Love Life Festival is thrilled to announce that the amazing gents of Mumford & Sons have generously contributed signed goodies to enhance the festival experience! Among these treasures are a signed CD, a signed Drum Skin, and a Signed LP, all graciously provided by the band. These exclusive items will be given away during the festival to lucky attendees and contributors to the fundraiser.

All show and event ticket holders who attend the festival, as well as those who contribute to the fundraiser from anywhere in the world, will automatically be entered into the giveaway draw. After the festival concludes, the winners will be announced on our social media channels, and they will be contacted directly. The items they have won will then be promptly couriered to them, ensuring that the love and excitement of the Love Life Festival extends far and wide.

In the words of Victoria Ericson, “We make art, not for recognition or applause but for connection, to people, to memory, to ceremony, to the earth, to water, to the deep fire within, to our own energy in the wings, waiting. We make art to connect to life.”

Join us at the Love Life Film Music and Art Festival for a celebration of creativity, community, and connection.

For more information and tickets, visit www.lovelifefest.org.

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