‘Against the odds’
This month’s Supper Club features a conversation with two childhood friends from District Six: Pat Fahrenfort and Rachmat Fakir.
Growing up, both of them had physical conditions which affected their mobility in different ways. According to Pat, both of them were never expected to walk. Theirs is a story of a vibrant childhood in District Six, of defiant courage and intensive engagement with the world of medical care in the city. It is a story of lifelong friendship and of regaining mobility ‘against the odds’.
Please join us for an intimate evening of conversation and good food, as we listen to and respond to their story. Pat will also read extracts from her memoir ‘Spanner in the Works’ which will also be on sale.
Pat Fahrenfort describes herself as having ‘never been busier’ since she retired as a civil servant fourteen years ago. She spends her time writing, bead-crating and storytelling amongst other things, and has recently published her memoir ‘Spanner in the Works’ which tells the story of her working life.
Rachmat Fakir, like Pat, has never allowed her disability to define her. She embodies the spirit of District Six in her approach to life and living: people-centred and community focused. She is described as a loyal friend and absolutely devoted to her family.
Supper Club takes place at the District Six Museum Homecoming Centre, 15 Buitenkant Street, on THURSDAY 30 AUGUST, from 18h00 – 20h30. Cost is R 150 at the door (R130 if pre-paid by EFT or Webtickets), and R130 for SA pensioners, R75 for children.
The cost includes:
- Welcome drink and samoosas on arrival
- Main course (with vegetarian option)
- Coffee, tea and koesisters
For bookings please call Chantal Delilie on 021 4667200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org