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Hunt & Darton Cafe

Hunt & Darton

Photo by Christa Holka.

A fully functioning café that blends art with the everyday, Hunt & Darton Cafe is a social and artistic hub where engagement, spontaneity and performance meet great food and drink.

Hunt & Darton go on tour…

Visiting seven locations over two years, Hunt & Darton Cafe; the interactive performance/installation and fully-functioning pop-up café, will visit Brighton, Cambridge and Colchester in 2014 and Folkestone, Manchester, Harlow and Peterborough in 2015 with the support from Arts Council England Strategic Tour Fund.

Jenny Hunt and Holly Darton expose the inner workings of their business by presenting everything as art – from the public display of their bank balance to the lovingly handpicked charity shop crockery.

Hunt & Darton Cafe encourages playful participation and meaningful social encounters. It can operate as an offsite micro-venue or temporarily transform an existing space in a gallery, theatre or public building. Whether looking for an arts event or a relaxing place to spend the afternoon, customers can expect a welcoming atmosphere and food served with a twist.

“The award has to go to Hunt & Darton Cafe a pop-up establishment of disarming eccentricity”


“Holly Darton and Jenny Hunt, are wowing the Edinburgh Fringe”


“a must-visit Fringe experience”


Originally presented by Live Art Collective East in collaboration with Cambridge City Council, Changing Spaces and The Junction. Supported by Escalator Live Art and the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Date and time

30 September – 6 October 2013

Please note
This is now a past event.


Lakeside Theatre
Essex University