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Monday, June 13, 2011


Acclaimed artist Andrew Verster has written some eccentric and eclectic one-liners with great ├ęclat. These will be presented at the next St Clement’s Mondays at Seven programme. Here are a few examples of these little gems that will sparkle brightly when read by the author, and friends Margaret Logan and Pieter Scholtz.

“She had eyes like pickled onions / One good turn deserves a thank you / His lips puckered like a turkey’s bottom / The milk of human kindness has curdled in her veins / It’s a dog’s life if you’re a dog.”

Andrew has also divined the stars to tell some startling horror-scopes.

“VIRGO: Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. This is not a good time to make big decisions. Mistrust strangers who run pyramid schemes, and treat with caution friends who do. Your lucky numbers are 8, 46 and 3892. Sleep in a well-aired room and avoid bed-linen made of synthetic fibres. A short mantra of no more than eleven words repeated up to ninety-five times will help you relax once you go to bed.”

On display will be over 100 pen-and-ink drawings inspired by the sayings.

Life from an Acute Angle takes place on June 13 at St Clements at 191 Musgrave Road on the righthand side a short way down Musgrave after the St Thomas Road intersection. Mondays at Seven run between 19h00 and 20h00. Booking is advised on 031 202 2511. There is no cover charge but there is a donations box to support presenters.