• 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.

The December of 2021

Posted on Sun December 19, 2021.

Much to reflect on as we take a breather and open the bar as a pop up and the downstairs rooms as a temporary exhibition space for the artists of Barrydale . Some images to sum it all up.

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Art of the memoir: 1st Chapter (2022) meets with critical acclaim

Posted on Tue November 16, 2021 in Workshops.

The 'critics' would have been the course attendees; 18 aspirant memoir writers who met under the tutorship of best selling writers and teachers Jo-Anne Richards (Innocence of Roast Chicken) and Jo-Anne Hitchens (Death and the After Parties). All About Writing's workshop was wonderfully well received by all the delegates There will definately be a chapter 2 in 2023.

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'Anais Ninn wrote the brief for the bar

Posted on Thu November 11, 2021.

It's an Art hotel. But is it an Art bar ? The thoughts of Anais Ninn the famous mid 19th century writer and author of an outrageously erotic personal diary that shocked society gave us some direction

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How we found the Karoo Art Hotel, Barrydale

Posted on Thu October 21, 2021.

How a chance visit during an offroad motorbike trip lead to a life changing purchase made on a whim

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The Analogue Festival and BAM

Posted on Fri September 10, 2021.

This year of uncertainty ends on a brilliantly positive note for Barrydale with the Analogue photography festival and the Barrydale Art Meander. Then also, some huge excitement on our own street - the opening of the Langhuis - a new country emporium by SA's celebrated wedding dress designer and couturier Gert.

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