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Friday, June 26, 2015


Fabulous stories with a moral ... and a twist in the tail will be the featured programme on Monday (June 29) in the Mondays @ Six at St Clements series. The stories will be read by Gisele Turner, Philippa Savage and Pieter Scholtz.

The fable is one of the most enduring forms of folk literature, spread abroad less by literary anthologies than by oral transmission. Fables are wholly accessible to adults, including, as they often do, a mildly subversive subtext or lightly satirical elements.

The stories in this presentation include humorous and unsettling debates between the Creator and a creature he has created: Gecko and the Moon, The Soul of Frog and Star-crossed Lovers. The final two stories, Imfukumfuzi the Mole and The Ugly Caterpillar, focus on the tokoloshe, that mischievous,fun-loving imp who causes chaos and consternation through his impudence and precocity:

St Clements is situated at 191 Musgrave Road. Mondays @ Six run between 18h00 and 19h00. Table booking is advised on 031 202 2511. There is no cover charge but there is a donations box to support presenters.