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The year that was… postponed | Creative Feel’s Editor-in-Chief reflects on another trying year for the arts

The year that was… postponed | Creative Feel’s Editor-in-Chief reflects on another trying year for the arts

As this year draws to a close, our Editor-in-Chief, Lore Watterson, looks back on the survival of the arts during the second year of the pandemic and shares some of the great projects that Creative Feel initiated or collaborated on in the past 12 months.

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Ch-ch-ch-changes

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Welcome to the Creative Feel Feb/March 2020 issue! This is one that is particularly exciting for us to put out – and heralds a few ch-ch-ch-changes. I’m going to take a leaf out of Vuyani Dance Theatre’s (VDT) book and ‘look back to move forward’.

The Joy of Music

The Joy of Music

This music issue, Creative Feel’s last for 2019 and first for 2020, is a celebration of a broad spectrum of music genres: classical, jazz, folk, world music, soft rock and pop, and includes some incredible local and international singers, singer-songwriters and instrumentalists: Zolani Mahola, Nduduzo

Nkhensani Rihlampfu Absa L'Atelier Award winner
Excellence & innovations

Excellence & innovations

Tammy Greer is a writer and Creative Feel’s recently appointed Editor. In George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda, Deronda says: ‘For my part, people who do anything finely always inspirit me to try. I don’t mean that they make me believe I can do it as well.

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Powerful and potent

Powerful and potent

Tammy Greer is a writer and the editor of Creative Feel. When we started planning the content for this August issue, the Creative Feel team, which is mostly female, sat down and spoke about how best to celebrate Women’s Month in a way that is authentic

Ophelia Forever Editors Letter Creative Feel Magazine July 2019
The vibrancy of the arts

The vibrancy of the arts

Tammy Greer is a writer and Creative Feel’s recently appointed Editor. Welcome to our July issue! It’s hard to believe that we are already entering the second half of 2019.      The July issue is always one of my favourites to work on. For

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If not now, when?

If not now, when?

“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes – and ships – and sealing-wax – Of cabbages – and kings – And why the sea is boiling hot – And whether pigs have wings.” (Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking

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Reflections on Time

Reflections on Time

Lore Watterson is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Feel Magazine This being the first issue of the new year, it is time for us to decide what is going to be covered over the upcoming months, creating our own timeline of special events and important dates

Another annus horribilis?

Another annus horribilis?

Lore Watterson is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Feel Magazine Is it really a year ago that I wrote the last December/January editor’s note? It seems to have been just yesterday and many friends, colleagues and clients feel the same about the fast pace of time.

The power of art editor's note
The power of art

The power of art

Lore Watterson is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Feel Magazine In this issue of Creative Feel, we celebrate a special uniqueness of Joburg and the many different developments that are revitalising the inner city. These developments are at different locations throughout the inner city, but they

Editor's Note
Celebrations and success

Celebrations and success

Lore Watterson is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Feel Magazine With the current doom and gloom of accusations, suspensions and the Minister of Arts and Culture’s intervention being so gleefully reported in newspapers on on social media platforms, now is the time to look at the

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Let’s get digital

Let’s get digital

Lore Watterson is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Feel Magazine If you’re reading this, we know you like us, but do you really like us? On social media, we mean. We love print, and our thriving arts and culture sector has kept this print magazine alive

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On a personal note

On a personal note

Lore Watterson is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Feel Magazine It is not often that I use my editor’s note for an obituary. But sometimes, like today, I feel that it should be a personal farewell. As an editor, I have had many opportunities to interview

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Inside Creative Feel

Inside Creative Feel

Lore Watterson is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Feel Magazine Recently I was accused by some arts practitioners who had had their funding applications turned down of not using Creative Feel for some serious research into how arts funding infrastructures are currently operating – or as

Turbine Hall and cultural tourism

Turbine Hall and cultural tourism

Lore Watterson is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Feel Magazine In a recent editor’s note I talked about cultural tourism and, after spending the last long weekend with a number of international tourists in a conservation-sensitive Karoo destination, I believe more than ever that we could

Cross The Bridge

Cross The Bridge

Lore Watterson is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Feel Magazine      Whatever you do, cross the Nelson Mandela Bridge into Newtown during May and June to join in the celebration of the life and work of our great South African playwright Athol Fugard. James Ngcobo,

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A homage to Berlin

A homage to Berlin

Lore Watterson is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Feel Magazine ‘Berlin, the greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine.’ This quote could have summed up the recent Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Weekend, whose eighth cycle was held in Berlin during February, but it was actually

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Go well, Hugh Masekela

Go well, Hugh Masekela

Lore Watterson is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Feel Magazine Ramapolo Hugh Masekela 4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018 This year has started on a very sombre note. We had to say goodbye to Keorapetse Kgositsile, South Africa’s only poet laureate, as well as the

Editor's Note
Oh, to be controversial

Oh, to be controversial

Lore Watterson is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Feel Magazine While it is not our style to repeat accusations and report on sensational allegations or denunciations, it is sometimes difficult to ignore the finger pointing remarks of art critics in South Africa – those critics who

Editor's Note
The music is back in Joburg

The music is back in Joburg

Lore Watterson is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Feel Magazine The wonderful news of the JPO re-launch in Johannesburg is not just about a new image and world-class line up for the embattled Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. It has much to do with the vision and passion of the man who

Editor's Note
Investing in art

Investing in art

Lore Watterson is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Feel Magazine South African art has been achieving record results at auctions both locally and internationally, while South African performers have gained great success nationally and internationally. Creative Feel decided to have a look at what it means

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Women in the Arts

Women in the Arts

Lore Watterson is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Feel Magazine South African women are celebrated during August and without even trying to publish a ‘women’ issue, Creative Feel did just that; celebrating the women in the arts because they are here, they are making things happen

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