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Yoga in art – The confluence of energy & light

2019-09-16T13:24:45+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Events, Headstart Trust|

Art and yoga enthusiasts can look forward to a unique art exhibition during November. Cape Town artist, Penelope Jack, will be exhibiting 80 engaging, original artworks – the result of 10 years work. “My current work is an in-depth exploration of yoga through painting - the connection between the physical and the spiritual,” says Penelope. The artworks depict the yoga poses (asanas), energy centres (chakras), hand gestures (mudras), breathing practices (pranayamas) and meditations of Integral Hatha Yoga. “I naturally focus on detail,” explains Penelope, “The result of my trained jeweller’s eye. But at the same time, I want to convey the [...]

The Power of possibility

2019-09-17T07:21:40+00:00September 1st, 2019|Categories: Headstart Trust, The Drift Estate|

We chat to Dr WP Van Zyl, who is heading up The Drift Estate’s Headstart Trust What is the HeadStart Trust? The HeadStart Trust is a CSR project started by The Drift Estate. This registered charitable trust aims to primarily uplift school children in the poorest rural areas. We are putting a portion of the sales of our Moveable Feast towards it as well as going out and raising money specifically for the HeadStart Trust projects. Where did the idea come from? The long-term vision is from Bruce Jack’s late mother, Elspeth, who wanted to create a music academy in the [...]

Gardener boasts green fingers

2019-02-27T07:46:14+00:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Headstart Trust, Overberg, The Drift Estate|

Photo credit: Ora Laubscher Translated from original article by Ora Laubscher, published in the Gazette 5 February 2019   “I lovingly attend to this garden and am so happy to see that the people passing by always have something nice to say and are really interested in it,” says gardener Saul Swart. Protea Primary in Napier is on of the few schools in the region that can still boast a sustainable vegetable garden on the school grounds. According to Saul, the vegetable garden project was launched about a year ago with the support of The Drift, an estate outside Napier. Comparing [...]

The Headstart Trust – community initiatives for 2018

2018-11-21T11:21:57+00:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: Bruce Jack, Headstart Trust, News, Overberg|

We continue to assist the young learners of Protea Primary in Napier. Mariska Purdy, the Drift Estate administrator, had established last year that the school had a lack of basic stationery required for the last two school terms. Dave Boulle, owner of Mason Complete Office Solutions,  sponsored the stationery last year. This year the top of the wish list was a need for a variety of art materials. Thanks to generous donations from some of our private customers, the JDI Foundation and funds raised at The Drift Estate annual Solstice Dinner. The Trust was able to purchase the art supplies this [...]