The 3rd edition of The McGregor Poetry Festival takes place from the 27thto the 30 of August in the picturesque town of McGregor in the Western Cape. Here are five reasons why you just should NOT miss this very special event.
1. The PoetryThe festival is the only one of its kind in South Africa- dedicated to the ancient form of poetry. South Africa’s top poets mingle with up and coming stars to create a special mix. Listen to the great Antjie Krog, and discover also the special new talent of Ansa Smit. Over 50 poets descend on the village to showcase the best of what’s around.
McGregor is a special place. Tucked in a valley south west of Robertson, with no through road, you are enveloped by the best of mountain scenery. The village has a special collection of old homes that will delight even the most jaded palate. Surrounded by vineyards, there is a special mystique to the village, which you readily experience when you arrive.
3. The People
The village is populated by a diverse and eccentric mix. Artists rub shoulders with artisans. Farmers enjoy a glass of wine with the philosophers. Plumbers are happy to break bread with the poets. The village brass band marches jauntily up the main street. Over the weekend of the festival, a happy band of poetry lovers embrace the village in their happy arms. The people are special here.
4. The Passion
Poetry is about passion, and over the weekend you will see plenty of it. You will be moved to tears and roused to anger. You will laugh and love. You will experience the passion of the poets and revel in it.
5. The Pleasure
At the end of your stay you will know that you have had a wonderful time in magical McGregor. Relish that pleasure!
Venue – McGregor , Western Cape, South Africa
Date – 27 to 30 August, 2015
Tickets available through Computicket