Monday, 9 February 2015

Gary Thomas Live in McGregor

The McGregor Poetry Festival is delighted to announce that they will be hosting a concert, featuring Gary Thomas, as a fund raiser for the 2015 Festival. Gary is a virtuoso performer, well known in Cape Town music circles.

With a background in Classical and Jazz guitar, Gary has created a unique and innovative sound that has had fans sitting up around the country. He is heading to Europe for his first overseas tour, and has decided to do a final country-wide tour before he leaves. We are delighted that he has agreed to come to our village to kick off this tour.

Details of the concert are as follows:

Date : Friday 6 March ay 8pm

Venue : The Reservoir, 30 Church Street. Home of David and Sandra Magner

Cost: R100 pp
Please bring your own drinks, and enjoy an evening of top quality music under the stars.

Please contact me to reserve your tickets asap: or 0829227791

Tickets can be paid for as follows:
  • Cash to me direct
  • Pay Maddie at Temenos office
  • Deposit via EFT ( Preferred option!)

Bank Details:



BANK CODE 470010


Please use your name as Reference

Look forward to welcoming you to our home for a special night!

Friday, 6 February 2015

McGregor Poetry Festival 2015

It is hard to believe, but the Third Poetry Festival is now being planned for the weekend of the 27th to 30th of August.

As with the first festival, 2014 was a great success. Poets from around the country, as well as overseas guests from America and Holland, spent a hugely satisfying weekend in our pretty village in the heart of the Breede River Valley.

The 2015 edition of the Festival will, without doubt, be a special event once again. We anticipate around 50 poets attending the festival, ranging from established icons of South African poetry, to strong new voices. 

Get the chance to meet and engage with the poets, as they wander through our wonderful restaurants, art galleries and delightful venues. Once again the Festival’s core will be the beautiful Temenos Retreat, with a number of other special venues dotted around the village. 

Be a part of something special as poets share their work in readings, discussions and workshops. Other events include impromptu readings, musical performances, open mic sessions and movies. 

An event not to be missed for any lover of the written and spoken word!