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Tuesday, January 25, 2022


(Left: Paul Mikula)

The 2022 Mondays at Six at St Clements programme will kick off with favourite Mondays at Six storyteller, Paul Mikula.

You may know Spike Milligan’s Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall.

Now we have Paul Mikula’s My Best Time Ever: Defending the Reich… His experiences as a child in the Second World War.

The programme, which takes place on February 7, 2022, could share screeds on Mikula’s attributes, achievements, creativity and idiosyncratic humour. Suffice to say: “architect best known for many inventive buildings that reflect his wide social and cultural interests”.

He also draws, paints, writes, and is a long-time curator and collector of artifacts. He was the founder and is now the managing trustee of the Phansi uBuntuArtMuseum, a Durban gem and one of South Africa’s more unique and special places to visit, enjoy, learn, play, celebrate art, culture and life.

If you don’t know the Phansi uBuntuArt Museum or even if you do, click through to this YouTube video to see the collection and hear Paul talk about it.

“We collect for beauty. For intention and meaning. And for the craft, materials, tools and circumstances that shape the final product.” Check out the Phansi Museum website

Another story, this one published in the Daily Maverick. Durban’s Phansi Museum, a powerful repository of local wisdom.

When the donations box is passed around, a minimum of R50 per person is suggested.

Wear a mask. Covid protocols observed.

Outdoors (dress accordingly) and spaced seating. (If it rains the audience moves inside. Windows open, and please observe Covid protocols.)

Bookings limited to diners in support of St Clements restaurant and staff. (They stay open specially for the project.) Table bookings essential: RSVP ST Clements 031 202 2511. Orders taken at the tables. Be there in time to order before the performance.

St Clements is situated at 191 Musgrave Road. Mondays @ Six run between 18h00 and 19h00.

For more information contact Wanda Hennig on 072 664 3170.