• 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 our regular updates on the journey back of the Karoo Art Hotel

Dust in the wind - reflections on Harley-Dale

Posted on Wed July 20, 2022.

Harlley-Dale 2022 is done and dusted. Barrydale has it's name back again. And richer for the experience.

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Reflections on the 1st Art of the Memoir workshop

Posted on Sat March 26, 2022.

The Art of the Memoir was the first of our 'Arts of' program. Eighteen aspirant memoir writers checked into the hotel for a workshop loaded with craft, technique, inspiration and participation conducted by award winning writers Jo-Anne Richards (Innocence of Roast Chicken) and Jo-Anne Hitchens (Death & the After Parties) of the top writing school All About Writing. The whole exercise received critical acclaim from all involved.

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Beryl Markham wrote the brief for the rooms

Posted by Rick on Tue March 8, 2022.

When we working on the vision for the creation of Melvill & Moon over 20 years ago there was description of the rooms of the Muthaiga Club in the Happy Valley/Kenya /1922 era in West with the Night that resonated with us

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The night everyone came to the party

Posted on Sun January 2, 2022.

New years eve happened on the street in the lee of the still closed hotel and Bistro Blues on the other side

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Welcome to 2022

Posted on Fri December 31, 2021.

2021 wasn’t all bad , we’re still alive for goodness sake , and without the journey through 21 we could never have got to 22

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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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