• Jo-Anne Richards and Jo-Anne Hitchens running the Art of the Memoir workshops at the Karoo Art Hotel Barrydale
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Stand by for Rick Melvill’s weekly blog on the life and times of the rebirth of a Barrydale icon.


Posted on Wed May 18, 2022.

Information is lacking, Detail is short. But that's how it is with a save the date. Just know that post July 16th Barrydale might not be the same again.

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Announcing Art of the Memoir 2 8-10 July. The Writers Retreat 11-15 July.

Posted on Wed May 11, 2022.

Best selling writer and course leader Jo-Anne Richards talks about the success of Art of the Memoir 1 and the promise of Art of the Memoir 2.

Art of the Memoir 2.
8-10 July

The writers retreat.
11-15 July

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Announcing the Art of Sand riding 24-26 June

Posted by Rick on Thu May 5, 2022.

Geoff Bayman will be leading a weekend workshop for adventure bikers looking to conquer any unease they might have about sand riding.

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Announcing the Art of the Bluff Sat 11 June

Posted on Thu April 14, 2022.

Starting at midday and ending at midnight on the 11th of June will be the Karoo Arts first professionally staged poker tournament. There are 60 seats at the table.

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Announcing The Art of Sisterhood 17-19 June

Posted on Sun March 27, 2022.

Immerse yourself in a 3 day, 2 night stay in the beautifully restored Karoo Art Hotel for an Art of Sisterhood weekend designed by Elizabeth Beer.

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