Join us in the historic Darlington Mechanics Institute Hall for a very special performance with Chinese-Australian musician and composer Wang Zheng-Ting. Originally from Shanghai, Ting is a master of the traditional Chinese instrument, the Sheng. Thought to be the inspiration for the western piano accordion, this 'Chinese mouth organ' is a true musical phoenix.
Dining Room Tales invites you for an evening of storytelling, magical music, and delicious food from Shanghai to Sichuan.
A very personal look at three decades building a new life of music in Australia.
Stories, food and performance by Wang Zheng-Ting
Concept and direction: Xan Colman
"had the audience eating out of his hand, total control, they did not take their eyes off him."
– Bev (joined the table at Mount Elephant)
"unifying, edifying and delicious... a wonderful cultural experience merging east with west.”
– Jo (joined the table at Lismore)
"what a magical evening! great people, great place, great food and entertainment."
– Sandy (joined the table at Nirranda)
DATES + TIMES
4.30pm, Sunday 7th May 2023
Duration: 2.5hrs approx
Tickets: $60 via TryBooking
(All proceeds to supporting creative activities for local children)
Darlington Mechanics Instute Hall
2 Ware Street, Darlington VIC 3271
*Darlington is just 20 minutes by car from Camperdown and Mortlake, approximately 45 mins from Warrnambool, 60 mins from Ararat, 75 mins from Hamilton and Ballarat, 90 mins from Geelong, and 135 mins from central Melbourne.
Coming from afar? Stay over and spend the weekend in the district!
*Performances will take place in accordance with up-to-date COVID-safe guidelines.
With our events in the western district, we are committed to delivering our pay-forward ticketing initiative, whereby the funds incoming from ticket sales are applied forward to a future community benefit in that locale, spanning our interests in art, environment, community and sustainability. In this case, we'll be delivering creative and cultural immersion workshops for the students of Derrinallum Primary School with artist Wang Zheng-Ting.
“Staying overnight in the caravan park we were able to discover the town, we got to meet a lot of the locals in the cafes and stores. Everyone said they were sorry they had missed out on tickets.”
– Dani & Rob (joined the table at Lismore)
“Such a special experience.”
– Laura (joined the table at Cobden)