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Friday, November 29, 2019


(Mervyn Croft)

St Clements will hold two Mondays at Six programmes in early December: December 2 (musical) and December 9 (poetic) 

December 2 (17h45 for 18h00: Back by popular demand, the Gypsy Strings, a vibrant cosmopolitan ensemble - all members of the acclaimed KZN Philharmonic Orchestra - will present a delightful evening of music, passion and pleasure.  Donations box minimum R50pp to cover costs.

December 9 (17h45 for 18h00): Mervyn Croft has been an engaged Buddhist for more than 40 years. He lived, taught and planted many trees at the Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo, during the 13 years he spent there as an inspiration and guiding light from 1986. Mervyn left the BRC in 1999 then after three months in Sri Lanka, formed a Buddhist trust, bought a property in Magaliesberg and (In 2000) co-founded the Emoyeni Retreat Centre, where he teaches and lives in a house of stone.  Croft will launch and read from his first book, Without Limits, at t Clements on Monday 9th December.

Expect an inspiring, visually pleasing and creative presentation  “Mervyn Croft’s poetry is an invitation to walk out beyond the cacophony, enabling us to ask, “What is it that listens”?; to push through the panic and violence of “too much doing”... — Marí Peté

“Mervyn Croft's poetry, written out of a Buddhist sensibility, but emphatically not Buddhist, are deeply evocative and impressive... There is a lightness of touch to be found when Mervyn explores some of the deeply existential and universal themes of life: love and loss, sensuality and our relationship to the natural world, change and the challenge of modern life dedicated, as it is, to constant doing...” — John Peacock

St Clements is situated at 191 Musgrave Road. Mondays @ Six run between 18h00 and 19h00. Table bookings are essential on 031 202 2511. If you wish to dine after the presentation, place your order before 18h00.