2018 Venues 2018-06-23T11:20:04+00:00

WELCOME TO McGREGOR!

AND ITS VENUES ON THE ROAD TO NOWHERE

Caritas

The Venue:

The book lined library at the top of the Temenos gardens

Links:

www.temenos.org.za

Directions:

Caritas at Temenos, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Temenos Gardens

The Venue:

The magical Temenos gardens, envisioned by Billy Kennedy, are now renowned for their tranquillity and beauty. Wander along the contemplative paths and discover a variety of Art created by Rose de La Hunt, Guy Walter and Richard Maidwell and local sculptress, Barbara Sowter. Within the grounds is a Library dedicated to Poetry from which guests are welcome to borrow a book and sit quietly in one of our many secluded corners. These are all the Venues inside Temenos

Links:

www.temenos.org.za

Directions:

Temenos Gardens, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

The Little Way Chapel

The Venue:

The chapel in the heart of the Temenos gardens

Links:

www.temenos.org.za

Directions:

The Little Way Chapel at Temenos, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

The Well

The Venue:

The much loved meditation space that draws its inspiration from the original Temenos in ancient Athens

Links:

www.temenos.org.za

Directions:

Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

POETS CORNER

The Venue:

Tucked away in a corner of the garden, Chalice is a quiet, contemplative venue. Poets appearing here may be distinguished or as yet undiscovered and unpublished. The venue provides poets who have a body of work with the opportunity to showcase their poetry in an encouraging environment. Admission is FREE.

Links:

www.temenos.org.za

Directions:

Chalice at Temenos, Cnr Voortrekker and Bree St.

Wahnfried

The Venue:

Wahnfried is a home in McGregor purchased by Michael and Freddie with the intention of it being used for the benefit of the Village, now and in the future. Our vision is that the house will act as a venue for cultural events – live music, recorded music, films and other ‘sympathetic’ activities which take place in our Village. The Moroccan inspired house with its double volume ‘salon’ and excellent acoustics is furnished with an 1873 Bechstein grand piano, comfortable chairs and a quality film projector system which shows films in high definition and the latest surround sound. Musical events are held most Sundays and films are shown weekly throughout the year.

Links:

Facebook

Directions:

Wahnfried, 27 Bree Street, McGregor

La Galleria

  • La Galleria

The Venue:

In March 2017 La Galleria, a new venue in the heart of McGregor where you can view Dani’s Photos latest photography and fine art prints. La Galleria also regularly hosts solo exhibitions of talented South African artists. The gallery was built in synergy with the peaceful and rustic ambiance of McGregor village. Reclaimed Oregon pine windows and doors flood the interior space with natural light. Outside under the majestic Coral tree is the perfect place to ponder art and life.

Opening hours: Sat–Sun 11:00-15:00 or on appointment with pleasure: Contact details

Links:

www.danisphotos.com

Directions:

La Galleria, 7 Bree Street, McGregor

Edna Fourie Gallery

The Venue:

From the McGregor main street one steps into this airy light-filled gallery, exclusive home of the art of Edna Fourie. It is an intimate space with the feel of a sanctuary. Paintings, poems and music engage the visitor in a soulful multimedia experience. During the Poetry McGregor each poetry session held here adds to the rich emotional tapestry of this space.

Links:

www.ednafouriegallery.co.za

Directions:

Edna Fourie Gallery, 50 Voortrekker Street, McGregor

The Green Room

The Venue:

The Green Room is green – a colour to symbolise fresh and new life!
It’s a dedicated household space for meetings, workshop, conversations and meditations that bring life.
It is a room about 5.5 X 6.5 in size, attached to the living space of the main house, but with its own private entrance through beautiful barn doors. There are washroom facilities and a place for refreshments. The space is perfect to accommodate an intimate group seated around a round table, or up to 15 seated in horse-shoe, or the space can be kept empty and participants can sit on the floor. There is a gas heater, plugs, dimmable lights to create the appropriate atmosphere for the theme of the workshop.
Contact Vivien Stacey: vivienst@googlemail.com for more information.

Links:

www.magdala.space

Directions:

The Green Room, 105 Long Street, McGregor

Millstone Pottery

The Venue:

Paul de Jongh and Nina Shand live and work in McGregor, a quaint village in the Western Cape, South Africa. At their pottery studio and showroom, they produce high temperature, wood-fired and salt-glazed stoneware and porcelain. They also make wood-fired terracotta, electric-fired domestic ware as well as sculptural and decorative raku pieces.

Links:

www.millstonepottery.co.za

 Directions:

Millstone Pottery, 1 Bree St, Mcgregor, McGregor

The Mothertongue Project

The Venue:

We are a collective of women artists, activists, academics and practitioners committed to personal and social transformation through participatory theatre and integrated arts methodologies

Links:

www.mothertongue.co.za

Directions:

The Mothertongue Project, 9 Voortrekker Road, McGregor

McGregor Backpackers

The Venue:

Our backpackers is situated in the heart of McGregor, surrounded by the majestic Langeberg Mountains.  We are a stroll away from all the places of interest in the village.

Links:

www.mcgregorbackpackers.co.za

Directions:

Mcgregor Backpackers, 34 Bree St, Mcgregor

NGK Church

The Venue:

Once again the NGK is the venue for the School’s Festival on the morning of the 25th August. This venerable building, which dominates the skyline of McGregor, seats around 800, in three seating areas. It is ideal for large groups, with excellent acoustics. This year we anticipate tha the church will be rocking to the sounds of over 700 happy children.

 Directions:

NGK Church, 60 Voortekker St, Mcgregor

Windsong

  • Windsong
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  • Windsong
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  • Windsong

The Venue:

 Directions:

Windsong, 62 Mill St, Mcgregor

Kampterrein Hall

  • Kampterrein Hall

The Venue:

 Directions:

Kampterrein Hall, 4 Kerk St, Mcgregor

Wagtail Pit

  • Wagtail Pit

The Venue:

 Directions:

Wagtail Pit, 8 Van Reenen St, Mcgregor

Birdhaven

  • Birdhaven

The Venue:

 Directions:

Birdhaven, 3 Kerk St, Mcgregor

How Bazaar

The Venue:

The kind of shop where you are sure to find that special gift or momento or something decadent and luxurious just for yourself.  We also stock locally made chandeliers and wooden products.

Ecclectic Collection of quality items:
Linen, Cotton Clothing, Hair and Beauty Products, Decor and furnishing items. Locally made chandeliers, wooden products, soaps, hand loom woven products, bedside rugs, shower, bath and place mats as well as unusual gifts and lovely hats.

We now serve coffee and delicious homemade muffins and brownies – probably the best espresso in town!

Open Mon-Sat: 9-16h30 Sunday: 9–13h00

Directions:

How Bazaar, 46 Voortrekker St, Mcgregor

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