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For the Love of the Rose

For the Love of the Rose

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My name is Janice and I have the privilege of living in Hogsback, one of the most scenic mountain villages in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Famous for its indigenous forests, hiking trails, waterfalls, warm hospitality and vibrant artistic community.

Nestled in the heart of our hamlet is a place of magic, steeped in history. The Rose Theatre at Starways is named after the famous Shakesperian Rose Theatre built in London in 1587. Our little Rose Theatre was built by the famous potter, Anton van der Merwe and completed in 2008 with the help of his neighbours, the Mafika brothers.

This quaint little theater is beautifully constructed using natural building techniques and is nestled between eight tall pine trees as it’s pillars. The Rose is the perfect open-air theatre to enjoy a cozy fairy tail evenings entertainment where you can gaze at the endless stars above. Some of the wonderful evenings around the fire in The Rose Theatre include poetry readings, folk and blues singers and bands, story-telling, sound travel workshops, pottery, bead-making and painting and even an annual summer solstice trance party and life celebration!

Pearce van der Merwe is honouring his late father's legacy by keeping the spirit of The Rose alive. He has spent most of his time in lockdown fixing and upgrading the theatre which desperately needed some TLC. Without his input into this project, this little monument and place in our hearts would end up being lost to the elements taking a piece of Hogsback’s history with it. 
We need your help for Pearce to be able to continue with this mammoth task of restoring The Rose Theatre. The money raised will help with labour costs of construction, fixing the electrical points, re-building the stage and roofing, adding a bathroom and buying a new sound system.

His goal is to raise R20 000 and complete the renovations before the summer season of 2020. We invite you to come and enjoy in the energy this building has to offer and have a famous Starways pizza with us again. So if you love The Rose Theatre, please help us to restore her heart and raise her back to her former glory!

- Labor costs involved with natural building
- Fixing the the electrical points
- Re-building the stage
- Rebuilding the roof
- adding a small bathroom
- purchasing a new sound mixer

Funds raised will be paid directly into the relevant institution...

Donations

  • Oct 29, 2020 - R 2 115.00
  • "

    Go for it - brilliant venue

    " - Gemma Tidy, Stuart and Simon Cooper

  • Oct 28, 2020 - USD $ 24.83
  • "Sending love! " - Megan Collins

  • Oct 28, 2020 - USD $ 31.04
  • "Can’t wait to visit again x " - Andrew Fitzpatrick

  • Oct 23, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Bam Bhole Nath" - San & The Beeja Mara Peeps

  • Oct 22, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "May The Rose continue to nurture and celebrate creativity!" - Felicity and Mathew

  • Oct 19, 2020 - USD $ 70.92
  • "Continue on with Anton’s memories " - Seton Howard

  • Oct 18, 2020 - USD $ 60.56
  • "A short message" - Maddy Lloyd

  • Oct 16, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Well done Pearce and co ... Looking forward to seeing the renovated Rose!" - Karien

  • Oct 15, 2020 - USD $ 202.37
  • "keep up the good work" - Rob Leach

  • Oct 15, 2020 - USD $ 18.18
  • "good luck" - threathwood

  • Oct 15, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "All the best! " - Wendy

  • Oct 15, 2020 - USD $ 121.20
  • "All the best" - Dimi

  • Oct 14, 2020 - R 2 115.00
  • "All the best." - Anonymous

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 14 910.60

Fundraising target

R 20 000.00
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My name is Janice and I have the privilege of living in Hogsback, one of the most scenic mountain villages in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Famous for its indigenous forests, hiking trails, waterfalls, warm hospitality and vibrant artistic community.

Nestled in the heart of our hamlet is a place of magic, steeped in history. The Rose Theatre at Starways is named after the famous Shakesperian Rose Theatre built in London in 1587. Our little Rose Theatre was built by the famous potter, Anton van der Merwe and completed in 2008 with the help of his neighbours, the Mafika brothers.

This quaint little theater is beautifully constructed using natural building techniques and is nestled between eight tall pine trees as it’s pillars. The Rose is the perfect open-air theatre to enjoy a cozy fairy tail evenings entertainment where you can gaze at the endless stars above. Some of the wonderful evenings around the fire in The Rose Theatre include poetry readings, folk and blues singers and bands, story-telling, sound travel workshops, pottery, bead-making and painting and even an annual summer solstice trance party and life celebration!

Pearce van der Merwe is honouring his late father's legacy by keeping the spirit of The Rose alive. He has spent most of his time in lockdown fixing and upgrading the theatre which desperately needed some TLC. Without his input into this project, this little monument and place in our hearts would end up being lost to the elements taking a piece of Hogsback’s history with it. 
We need your help for Pearce to be able to continue with this mammoth task of restoring The Rose Theatre. The money raised will help with labour costs of construction, fixing the electrical points, re-building the stage and roofing, adding a bathroom and buying a new sound system.

His goal is to raise R20 000 and complete the renovations before the summer season of 2020. We invite you to come and enjoy in the energy this building has to offer and have a famous Starways pizza with us again. So if you love The Rose Theatre, please help us to restore her heart and raise her back to her former glory!