The post-Festival blues are still with me. This year’s National Arts Festival was one for the books, and a gorgeous reminder of the enduring ability of the arts to tell stories, to heal, to highlight and hold. This was my 10th year covering the Festival.
Now in its 36th year, the National Jazz Festival Makhanda forms part of the annual National Arts Festival, with a programme that has become a barometer of South African jazz. It’s also a gathering place for artists, many of whom take a break from their
In many ways, the Fringe programme is the beating heart of the National Arts Festival (NAF). It’s where works are debuted, ideas are tested, reviews are garnered, and awards are won. It’s where some of South Africa’s best-known theatre-makers have started out, and where they
So, you’re making the trip down to Makhanda for the National Arts Festival. You’re ready to brave the cold, the potholes and the donkeys for the unique experience of stepping into a university theatre or an otherwise ordinary venue in an otherwise ordinary town, that’s
With the 2023 National Arts Festival kicking off in less than a month, you should have already started browsing through the extensive offering of theatre, visual art, dance, jazz, performance art, live music and more. But if it’s all a bit overwhelming, allow the below
Creative Feel has covered this year’s National Arts Festival from its start as a hybrid live and virtual festival to its now fully online 2021 experience. We’re viewing some brilliant pieces, and poring through the line-up of theatre, dance, visual arts, talks, webinars and more.
With the 2021 National Arts Festival in full-swing, offering an array of theatre, dance, visual arts, talks, webinars and more, Creative Feel took some time to chat to CEO Monica Newton about their plans for this year’s iteration including their amazing turn-around time, changing the
With the 2021 National Arts Festival in full-swing, offering an array of theatre, dance, visual arts, talks, webinars and more, there’s also the much-anticipated Standard Bank Jazz Festival to look forward to. This year’s Jazz Fest line-up is a formidable one, with some of the
The Creative Feel team will once again be attending and covering the annual National Arts Festival, taking place for the second time in a virtual format with a programme that’s filled to the brim with theatre, visual art, workshops, dance, comedy, and more. If you’re
South Africa’s best theatre performers acknowledged for their art. The twelfth annual Naledi Theatre Awards certainly bore witness to a star-studded affair where performers and presenters helped honour both the established names and exciting newcomers to the South African theatrical firmament. The entertainment line-up was