On June 14th McGregor was delighted to welcome Julian Redpath to the village as a fundraiser for the Poetry Festival. Jenny and Martyn Johnson kindly hosted the event at their beautiful home. Julian is an up and coming young guitarist, and is busy promoting his first album, Heavenly Light. Accompanied by a cellist, Clare, Julian’s mastery of the guitar and hauntingly beautiful lyrics entertained the happy group of music fans.
On Wednesday 1 April 2015, we had the privilege of welcoming Chris Mann to our village. He presented a very moving performance of music and poetry titled “Rudiments of Grace” in the Caritas Library at Temenos. The presentation was based on his latest slim volume of poems, Rudiments of Grace which was launched in the Cathedral of St Michael and St George, Grahamstown, as part of the Spiritfest programme during the National Arts Festival in July 2014.