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The Human Library | No one bears witness for the witness

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. It is a Saturday afternoon when I take part in my first Human Library event. It is a workshop in Roodepoort and as I arrive quite late, all the participants

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Romance: The piano music of Clara Schumann

Pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason has debuted at the top of the UK Official Classical Artist Chart with her album Romance, which is devoted to the music of Clara Schumann, born 200 years ago. A postgraduate student at London’s Royal Academy of Music, Isata Kanneh-Mason has embarked on

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Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Boléro returns to Johannesburg

Vuyani Dance Theatre’s Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Boléro returns to Johannesburg for a ten-day season at The Mandela at Joburg Theatre from 5 September until 15 September 2019. Accompanied by the Soweto Gospel Choir, this season forms part of Vuyani Dance Theatre’s twentieth-anniversary celebrations. With

Vuyani Dance Theatre Cion Requiem Ravel's Bolero Gregory Maqoma

Behind the scenes with the Cion team

Siyandiswa Dokoda, production and marketing manager for Vuyani Dance Theatre, spoke to Gregory Maqoma, Oliver Hauser and Nhlanhla Mahlangu about the upcoming amplified season of Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Boléro at The Mandela at Joburg Theatre. Siyandiswa Dokoda: Can you shed some light on the

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Encore: Gabrielle Goliath

‘I am an artist and it has been my privilege to present my work in a range of contexts here in South Africa and internationally,’ says Gabrielle Goliath. ‘I feel blessed to have been selected as the Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art in

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Book Reviews

The Dragon Lady | By Louisa Treger | Publisher: Bloomsbury Caravel | ISBN: 9781448217458 ‘A daring blend of romance, crime and history, and an intelligent exposé of the inherent injustice and consequences of all forms of oppression’ – Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nervous Conditions.     Opening with the shooting

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Fak’ugesi 2019 | Africa’s Best Digital Innovation Festival

From 30 August to 8 September 2019, the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival will return to Johannesburg to explore and celebrate technology and creativity by Africans for Africa.  Fak’ugesi – Joburg’s one and only African Digital Innovation Festival will take place this year under the

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Creating a reading culture

The South African publishing industry is considered among the best in Africa – but we still have much to achieve. With National Book Week turning ten this September, and in honour of Women’s Month, Creative Feel looks at the publishing industry and the women who

Editor's Letter Note Creative Feel South African arts culture magazine

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

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Strength to strength with Anastasia Pather

Dave Mann is an editor and award-winning arts journalist.  Back in 2013, if you were to drive along Johannesburg’s M1 freeway you might have seen a custom-designed billboard that posed a single question to the city: Who is Anastasia Pather?      A Durban-born Johannesburger who, as a

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NAC today: Women lead into the future

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton once said that ‘women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world’. This, of course, is no understatement considering how women in all fields and spheres of politics and economics have shaped the world and contributed

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The art of women

This month sees the celebration of National Women’s Day on 9 August, ushering in a month-long opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements and the important role that women of all races and religions have played and continue to play in South Africa. In addition, 21 August

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Craft: the new luxury

In celebration of Women’s Month this August, Creative Feel spoke to one of the South African ceramics industry’s most respected creators and businesswomen, Kim Sacks.  Pottery and ceramics are part of our daily lives and have been for tens of thousands of years. In South

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Hitting the high notes with SAMRO

Meet the next generation of home-grown musical heroes – twelve unique vocalists the SAMRO Foundation believes have the promise and potential to rise to the top. Rarely do we see the drive that goes into creating music, the sacrifices artists make for their career, or

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Crocheted flowers by Projekt

Crocheted flowers by Projekt, photographed inside the Kim Sacks Gallery. PHOTO Leigh Forrest  Peta Becker brings an offbeat sensibility and independent creative vision to the work produced by her handmade-goods label Projekt. Becker left South Africa as a fine art graduate in 1978 to live

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The Old Man and the Sea to show at The Fugard Theatre

Following their highly successful run with The Snow Goose at The Fugard Theatre earlier this year, local theatre gem Contagious Theatre is excited to be returning with their interpretation of the Ernest Hemingway classic, The Old Man and the Sea, which opens on 30 July

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We will all miss… David Koloane

Creative Feel joins the artists, staff and board of Bag Factory Artists’ Studios in mourning the passing of Dr David Koloane, known affectionately to many as Bra Da, at his home on 30 June 2019 at the age of 81. We offer our sincere condolences

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