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Saturday, April 27, 2013


The next evening in the Mondays @ 7 at St Clements programme will feature readings by Pieter Scholtz and Margaret Logan from The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and poems by Lorna Crozier from a collection entitled The Garden Going On Without Us.

First published in 1911, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s story is one of the best-loved children’s books of the early 20th century. When spoiled rich girl, Mary Lennox, is orphaned, she is shipped from India to live in her uncle’s enormous manor in faraway England. Before long, Mary finds a key to a secret garden that has been left untouched for ten years and a whole new world of enchantment opens up to her.

After The Secret Garden there will be a short interval, after which Pieter Scholtz and Margaret Logan will then read a short collection of poems by Canadian poet Lorna Crozier, entitled The Garden Going On Without Us.

Subtitled, From The Sex Lives of Vegetables, the poems are erotic, explicit and witty. Sensitive listeners may be offended. Parental guidance is advised.

The programme takes place on April 29 at St Clements at 191 Musgrave Road. Mondays @ Six run between 18h00 and 19h00. Booking is advised on 031 202 2511. There is no cover charge but there is a donations box to support presenters.