Eendracht: Unity, Accepting a World of Difference
Come and explore a melting pot of cultures
Taste & Desire : The power of the beautiful
Japan & China
This year, we explore 17th and 18th century Dutch trade with Japan and China and Europe’s desire for the mysterious, alluring Asian exotic and the intoxicating desires for new things from tea, silk, porcelain, ceremonies and philosophy. Come and uncover the power of the beautiful.
The Colour of Ritual : The spice of life
Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India
In 2014, the Zest Festival focused on colour and textiles, religions and philosophies and the important rituals in life from birth, death, marriage and the coming of age. We will be exploring the precious cargoes of dyes and textiles traded by the VOC and how these products impacted on Europe. Who made these dyes and textiles, what did they mean in daily life and how did the new trade affect there lives?
Far from Home : Adventures, Treks, Exiles, Migration
The Zest Festival 2013 cast its eye over the Indian Ocean to Cape Town in South Africa. This year Kalbarri explored our cultural connections to the Cape and celebrate these through dance, movement, art, music, performance, food and adventure. We uncovered the meaning of home and the power of travel to forge bonds and relationships over vast distances.