2015 Fringe




Take a look clicking over our poster for the full programme 




De Akker, Corner Voortrekker and Church Streets, McGregor
                  Hoek van Voortrekker- en Kerkstraat
                  (number (17) in the Poetry Festival Map)


  • Duration of presentations: 30 – 40 minutes
  • Tydsduur van items; 30-40 minute 
  • Clarke’s Bookshop will be selling a range of poetry (and other) books
  • Clarke's Boekwinkel sal 'n verskeidenheid Verse- en ander boeke verkoop 
  • Book signings and photo opportunities with your favourite poets
  • Fotogeleenthede saam met en handtekeninge van jou gunsteling skrywers 
  • Festival merchandise on sale: McGregor Poetry Festival Anthologies (2013 and 2014); T-shirts; Aprons; Candles; Umbrellas; etc
  • Feesaandenkings te koop: MvGregor Versefees bundels (2013 en 2014), T-hemde, voorskote, kerse, sambrele

You can download the printable daily Programme clicking over the following link





or have a look at the following daily Programme:



Friday 28th August


9.30am McGregor Waldorf School, Pinky Ponky Poetry (venue tbc)


2.00pm Dorian Haarhoff, The warmth of the Heart keeps the Body from Rusting: 
             Words from the sages who engage beyond the cage of age.

3.00pm Elaine Edwards,Ways to Write a Poem


4.00pm Open Mic, (free event) Host: Hugh Hodge



5.00pm Richard Whittaker, A Southern African Iliad and Odyssey



6.00pm Laverne Schwimmbacher, Poetic Pathways of Healing and Inspiration



7.00pm Bernard Levinson, Sexual Secrets


8.00pm Mavis Vermaak, Some Poetry/Some Poems

9.00pm to late Bob Commin in Carol’s Pub, The exploration of Cowboy poetry.

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Saturday 29th August

8.00am McGregor’s Unistars Band (tbc)  McGregor Violini Group (tbc)

9.00am  The First Step Ballet McGregor and The Next Step Dance Company

9.30am Announcement of Poetry Competition winners (free event)

10.00am Mothertongue Langeberg Youth Arts Project, In Ander Woorde (donation)

12.00pm Langeberg Steelband (donation)

1.00pm Richard Whittaker,A Southern African Iliad and Odyssey

2.00pm Wendy Woodward, Moments of the heart

3.00pm Graham Dukas, Stephanie Saunders and Pam Newham, Poetry, but lighter

4.00pm Wilhelm Snyman, An Introduction to Dante, on the 750th Anniversary of His Birth

5.00pm Kyle Allen / Swellendam Poets

6.00pm Khadija Tracey Heeger, Blood Narrative

7.00pm Open Mic Host: Harry Owen (free event)

8.00pm Norman Morrissey and Silke Heiss, Tryst to The Far Horizon 
              A Selection from four years’ worth of Love Poems 

8.00pm to late Late night poetry (free event) in Carol’s Overdraught Pub

9.00pm Mari Mocke "Soaked in the seeds of life" "Geweek in die saad van die lewe"





Sunday 30th August

9.00am McGregor Revival Gospel Group (donation)

10.30am Sisca Julius, Sisca Se Stories

11.30am Regine Josephy Steltzmann, Words of Note

12.30pm Dave and Neil, Favourite Irish Poems


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Festival visual artist

Niƫl Jonker




An exhibition of sculptural portraits in bronze and mixed media, alongside a selection of retrospective figurative work. Open for active studio participation with the artist every day.



Opening: Friday 28 August 5 to 6pm

Artist walkabout: Daily 9 to 9:30am

Open: Fri/ Sat. 9am to 4pm, Sun 9am to 1pm

Viewing by appointment: 0826517414

Venue:




LION HOUSE, McGregor
number (10) on the Poetry Festival Map