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DITSONG Museums of South Africa District Six

Museums, Memorials and Monuments

June is celebrated as Youth Month in South Africa, with a specific focus on 16 June in tribute to the school pupils who lost their lives during the 1976 Soweto Uprising. With this contribution to Creative Feel, Dr Noel Lungile Zwelidumile Solani of the DITSONG:

Jack Ginsberg Centre for Book Arts at Wits Art Museum

The Jack Ginsberg Centre for Book Arts is now open!

A triangular book; a movable book; a round book; a glass book; a metre wide pop-up book; a ten-metre-long folding book. These are a few of the collector’s favourite things that will be on display until 6 July 2019 to celebrate the exciting opening of

DITSONG Museum South Africa heritage

20 years of DITSONG

2019 marks 20 years since DITSONG: Museums of South Africa was first formed as the Northern Flagship Institution (NFI). Since the amalgamation, the museums have strengthened and grown their collections and are now celebrated as spaces ‘where cultures come alive’.      Reflecting the spirit

SAJE jazz festival

The 6th SAJE Jazz Festival

The sixth SAJE Jazz Festival is a three-day event that brings the best South African and international talent in the jazz world to two fabulous venues during Jazz Appreciation Month (fondly known as JAM). The Festival takes place from 26 to 28 April 2019 in

Jan Harlan RapidLion International Film Festival

Kubrick’s right-hand man

This year’s RapidLion Film Festival was a feast for filmmakers, students and general film lovers, but one of the most special opportunities the Festival provided was three masterclasses with film producer Jan Harlan. Creative Feel was fortunate to chat with Harlan, who was incredibly generous

Antony Sher Kunene and the King theatre Fugard John Kani

Catching up with: Antony Sher

Ten years ago, Sir Antony Sher, KBE returned to South Africa to join up with Dr John Kani, Janice Honeyman and Mannie Manim for the celebrated ‘African’ production of The Tempest at the Baxter Theatre. Now, Sher is back to partner with John Kani in

Fugard Theatre Cape Town

The Fugard Theatre

The Cape Town-based theatre is perhaps the most fitting place to host the African premiere of John Kani’s new play: Kunene and the King. This moving and funny two-hander provides a fitting tribute to mark the 25th anniversary of South Africa’s first democratic elections. The

Katsushika Hokusai, The Great Wave off Kanagawa

Surfing big waves

Business & Arts is a monthly column by Michelle Constant, the former CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA). Imagine this. Mavericks, not the strip joint, but the surf location in Northern California, just past the tiny town of Moss Beach, in a place called Half Moon

RMB Starlight Classics Creative Feel music concert Cape Town

An Afro-symphonic tribute to our beautiful country

Twice a year, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) hosts the much-loved Starlight Classics, taking concertgoers on a special musical journey with international and local artists, while enjoying gourmet picnics under the stars. While the September RMB Starlight Classics is hosted at The Country Club Johannesburg, this

Business and Arts South Africa BASA Michelle Constant

Thank you to a champion of the arts

After ten years as the CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), Michelle Constant will be pursuing other interests as of 1 March 2019. Her tenure has seen BASA achieve incredible successes and growth, and truly make a difference in the arts and culture

Vuyani dance company Gregory Maqoma

Going back to go forward

2019 marks 20 years of Vuyani Dance Theatre (VDT), which will be celebrated through the campaign #Vuyani20. VDT is the only full-time, black-founded dance and theatre institution and company to survive the trials and tribulations facing the arts – and not only survive but grow

1 - 54 Marrakech African art

1-54 Marrakech

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora, has announced the programme of special projects for its second Marrakech edition, taking place at La Mamounia from 23 to 24 February 2019. Material Insanity at

Ditsong museum

DITSONG: Museums of South Africa

Teacher, lecturer, political activist, family man and humble pragmatist. These are the traits of Robert Sobukwe as he is shown at an exhibition currently underway at DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History in Pretoria. Visitors will be able to glimpse the PAC founder from a

Candice Berman Contemporary John-Michael Metelerkamp

Zen in art

First launched publicly at the Turbine Art Fair 2018 in Johannesburg as The Immortal Nekkies, John-Michael Metelerkamp’s Nekkies will be exhibited with Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2019 – showing for the first time in Cape Town. In

Investec Cape Town Art Fair

Cape Town: a destination for local and international art

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, taking place from 15 to 17 February 2019, has continued to develop exponentially as it approaches its seventh edition. Investec Cape Town Art Fair (ICTAF) Director Laura Vincenti points to the broader offer, which ‘is attracting more international galleries, and

The Mousetrap Agatha Christie Pieter Toerien

The Mousetrap

Agatha Christie’s best-loved murder whodunnit, The Mousetrap, a classic tale of mystery, drama and crime, returns to The Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino from 24 January to 3 March 2019. The Mousetrap, the murder-mystery that’s been thrilling theatre audiences for some 66 years, is as

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