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Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Monday evening poetry readings and music at Musgrave venue.

News just received from Professor Pieter Scholtz is that from September 14, St Clements restaurant in Musgrave Road (previously stated erroneously as being in St Thomas/Essenwood Roads) is to host poetry readings and music on Monday evenings.

“The project is the brainchild of a group of authors and musicians who breakfast every Friday at St. Clements,” explains Pieter Scholtz. “Our group includes Andrew Verster, Rick Andrew, Themi Venturas, Pieter Scholtz, James Parker and Fred Felton. Stephen Clement, the owner, is very enthusiastic about the project.”

The programme kicks off on September 14 with Dark Chocolate, a Durban ensemble of Rick and Jill Andrew with Dennis Bronner. On September 21, there’s Sacred and Profane featuring poetry readings by Evelyn Cresswell, Andrew Verster and Pieter Scholtz with incidental music by Rick Andrew. Completing the month’s programme on September 28, will Ripe Banana in which James Parker & Friends offer a medley of music and rhyme.

The October programme sees popular musician Syd Kitchen appearing on October 5, followed on October 12 by A Littoral Zone with Lyn Ellis, Patrick Collyer and Pieter Scholtz reading poetry by Douglas Livingstone.

Fallible Fables on October 19 is made up of “Fabulous Tales” by Pieter Scholtz read by Jane Tarr and Pieter Scholtz with incidental music by Rick Andrew. Alice’s Restaurant on October 26 sees Themi Venturas and Rick Andrew performing a classic Vietnam Protest Song.

Coffee and wine are available. St. Clements, which is situated diagonally opposite Holy Trinity Church in Musgrave Road, will open every Monday from 19h00 to 21h00 for readings, music and fun! Booking is advisable on 031 202 2511.