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FLICKERING EMBERS ~ Stoking the theatre of the imagination

Posted on: September 17, 2021, in News

Join us for a memorable eve with Rob Caskie’s Flickering Embers story…

Date : Wednesday, 17 November 2021
Time : 18h00 for 18h30
Cost : R450 per person includes the talk and a three course dinner.

For those wanting to stay over; we will be offering a 20% off hotel and self-catering rates for the night of the 17 November 2021.

FLICKERING EMBERS ~ Stoking the theatre of the imagination

Campfires are always associated with storytelling, especially in Africa. In the tradition of raconteurs of old, Rob loves the freedom to ease from one story to another in this format. What about young George Buntting being accompanied by a Zulu chaperone for a 120 mile horse ride to catch the train to school, being told stories about the Anglo-Zulu War and becoming perhaps the greatest white authority on that war. George’s stories in turn motivated David Rattray into heritage tourism. Many young South Africans grow up with Jock of the Bushveld, and Harry Wolhuter’s famous escape from the jaws of a lion by stabbing it to death with a knife. The story of black South Africans going down with the SS Mendi in the English Channel in February 1917, or the great mystic Mahdi and his Dervish uprising in the Sudan. Deep within us all lies an innate desire to be carried along by a story developed within the theaters of our imaginations. This continent provides a canvas for the richest of stories, well worth sharing.


Bookings are essential. Please call 033 2666217 or email events@fordoun.co.za


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