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Thirty years ago it was decided by Barney Simon and John Kani, the then managers of the world-renowned Market Theatre, that, as an extension of the company, it was important to create an inclusive laboratory type space where collaborative and experimental work could be given

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Albertina Sisulu – A spirit that binds two countries

Artlooks & Artlines is a monthly column written by Ismail Mahomed, CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation. The city of Reggio Emilia in Italy may not be as well known to South Africans as Rome, Milan or Venice, but its claim to fame is as the birthplace of the

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Great strides for arts advocacy for young audiences

Artlooks & Artlines is a monthly column written by Ismail Mahomed, CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation. Access to the arts for young people in South Africa has grown significantly over the past decade. Thanks to the passionate and visionary work of the South African chapter of ASSITEJ International,

Johannesburg’s theatres define the soul of the city

Artlooks & Artlines is a monthly column written by Ismail Mahomed, CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation. With a growing circuit of independent theatre venues and newer arts festivals popping up in some of the most unusual places in Johannesburg, the city is proving that it is alive and

Market Square nominated for architecture award

Market Square is one of six unique projects selected for the shortlist for the World Architecture News Performing Spaces Award 2017. It’s not even a year old and the Market Theatre Foundation’s newly built Market Square office is in line for its second prestigious architectural

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An Oasis of Hope and Creativity in Hillbrow

Artlooks & Artlines is a monthly column written by Ismail Mahomed, CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation. Hillbrow, a high-rise and densely populated suburb in the inner-city of Johannesburg, is hardly ever likely to hit the glossy pages of a cultural-tourism magazine. For 13 consecutive years, the suburb

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Exclusive Books Pan-African Reading Lounge

This month, Creative Feel looks at the latest addition to the Market Theatre Foundation, The Exclusive Books Pan-African Reading Room at The Windybrow Arts Centre. The Windybrow Arts Centre will become Johannesburg’s newest hub for the advancement of Pan-African literature. The Windybrow Heritage House became a

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2017 Award winners honoured at National Arts Festival

More than two hundred productions premiered on the Fringe at The National Arts Festival this year, it was no easy feat for the Ovations Awards panel to make their way through the Festival’s theatres to select work that stood out and made audiences stand up.Tracey

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The Market Square’s new Brett Goldin Boardroom

Artlooks & Artlines is a monthly column written by Ismail Mahomed, CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation. In the entrance hall of the impressive new Market Square building which houses the Market Theatre’s administrative offices, the Market Theatre Laboratory and the Market Photo Workshop, it is a portrait

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Expect the unexpected

Versatile and exciting young theatre-makers and artists will break new ground and excavate forgotten histories this year in Grahamstown, premiering a number of new works, including a thought-provoking new play by 2017 Standard Bank Young Artist for Theatre Monageng ‘Vice’ Motshabi. Standard Bank Young Artist

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The Market Square

The newly built Market Square has brought an interesting new dynamic to the arts hub in Newtown. The award-winning architecture, with stunning interior murals created by Artist Proof Studio, is the new home for the Market Theatre Foundation as well as a campus for students

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SA Cultural Observatory Conference Gives Youth a Platform

Young creatives will be one of the primary beneficiaries of the South African Cultural Observatory’s (SACO) National Conference in Johannesburg this month. This after the SACO – a Department of Arts & Culture (DAC) research project, hosted by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in partnership with

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