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Toonda Uganda

A wonderland of creation, compassion and cohesion

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. Getting to Kyakataama is quite a journey. We flew to Entebbe International Airport and then drove for over five hours to this remote village in the west

George Sand

For art’s sake

Ashraf Johaardien nurtures multiple passions, and has been associated with several major South African arts and culture organisations over the last two decades. He is currently the CEO of Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) and a PhD candidate at the University of Pretoria.

Some thoughts on art and work

Dave Mann is a monthly contributor for Creative Feel, an editor and award-winning arts journalist.  I am thinking about work.      There are two reasons for this, one of them being that as I write this, Johannesburg – the city where I make a living – is busy lurching into action as the

In the belly of the beast

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. I cannot count the incidents in which I was gently forced or encouraged to do what in our art world is called ‘a labour of love’. If I

The journey of the wayfarer

Currently consulting in the creative industries, Michelle Constant is a journalist, radio presenter, business leader and champion of the arts. The role of artist and creative as translator, decipherer of complex worlds, identifier of difficult concepts, decoder of universal conundrums, is one that gives me

9 things I loved in 2019

Ashraf Johaardien nurtures multiple passions and has been associated with several major South African arts and culture organisations in various roles over the last two decades. He is the CEO of Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) and a PhD candidate at the University

GIBS UP business school Michelle Constant

The tortoise and the hare

Constant & Cultural is a monthly column by Michelle Constant, a journalist, radio presenter, business leader and champion of the arts. In his mostly brilliant podcast series, Revisionist History, author Malcolm Gladwell probes misunderstood and often overlooked stories in society. In one episode, called ‘Puzzle

Venezuela Nelson Rivera

Creative output amid the Venezuelan crisis

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. This month’s Literary Landscapes is written by a guest contributor, Venezuelan writer Nelson Rivera. We know so little about the hardships many of our colleagues face during

Ashraf Johaardien Rock to the Core Buhlebezwe Siwani

Tribal Instincts and Weakest Links

Ashraf Johaardien nurtures multiple passions and has been associated with several major South African arts and culture organisations in various roles over the last two decades. He is the CEO of Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) and a PhD candidate at the University

Nkhensani Rihlampfu Absa L'Atelier Award winner

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.

Lidudumalingani Mqombothi writer author South African

How to write a city with Lidudumalingani Mqombothi

On a dry and windy afternoon in Johannesburg’s Maboneng, Lidudumalingani Mqombothi is seated in the corner of a small coffee shop, watching the day play out on Fox Street. Inside, it’s quiet and secluded – a bit of respite from the city, and a room

Literary Landscapes Indra Wussow Spreewald Forest Sylt Foundation literature travel

Exploring the mythical Spreewald Forest

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. The Spreewald, the forest of the Spree River, is just a stone’s throw away from hectic Berlin. I get on a train at the central station and arrive an hour

Gregory Maqoma Vuyani Dance Theatre Creative Feel 20 year anniversary

Celebrating 20 Years of Vuyani Dance Theatre

This September issue is a special one for us here at Creative Feel. To thrive for 20 years is no mean feat for any arts organisation and we are incredibly proud to be celebrating Vuyani Dance Theatre’s 20th anniversary along with them.  We have followed

Gregory Maqoma Vuyani Dance Theatre Ketima

The irrevocable importance of Vuyani

Michelle Constant, who worked closely with Gregory Maqoma and Vuyani Dance Theatre during her tenure as CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), pays tribute to the dance company. Chilean author Pablo Neruda once wrote: ‘To feel the love of people we love is

Ashraf Johaardien Gregory Maqoma Vuyani Dance Theatre

The inimitable Mr Maqoma

Ashraf Johaardien has worked with Gregory Maqoma and Vuyani Dance Theatre (VDT) on numerous occasions throughout his career in his roles as performer, executive producer of the National Arts Festival and now CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA). Where does Gregory Maqoma end

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

Anastasia Pather South African female women artist

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

Johnny Clegg South African singer music musician

The end of a journey: A tribute to Johnny Clegg

Constant & Cultural is a monthly column by Michelle Constant, a journalist, radio presenter, business leader and champion of the arts. I recently heard the account of a traditional storyteller in Beirut, who would end his daily tale at the ‘cliffhanger’, in order to get his audience

Indra Wussow Literary Landscapes

A decisive intervention into the world of readers

Literary Landscapes is a monthly column by Indra Wussow, a writer, translator and director of the Sylt Foundation. Angels and Muse is a creative space par excellence. Founded by Nigerian artist Victor Ehikhamenor, it is the perfect space for our workshops on literary criticism and its role in

Beyond Binaries

Ashraf Johaardien goes beyond binaries

Business & Arts is a monthly column by Ashraf Johaardien, an award-winning playwright, performer and producer. He is the CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), and a PhD candidate with the Unit for Creative Writing, University of Pretoria.      I was asked to speak

Michell Constant SA South African Mint commemorative coins

Commemorating democracy, freedom and culture

Constant & Cultural is a monthly column by Michelle Constant, CEO of The Constitution Hill Trust, a journalist, radio presenter, business leader and champion of the arts. When Neo Mahlangu’s name was announced at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg, her grandmother started ululating, and the sound soared to

Ophelia Forever Editors Letter Creative Feel Magazine July 2019

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

Jake Singer Dave Mann artist South African

The art of staying still

Creativity @ Work is a monthly column written by Dave Mann, an editor and award-winning arts journalist. Jake Singer is always busy with something. When the Johannesburg-based sculptor and multimedia artist’s not working with his hands, it’s his mind that’s busying itself through books or conversation, and

Helen Sincuba South African art culture artist magazine

The interdisciplinary language of Heidi Sincuba

Creativity @ Work is a monthly column written by Dave Mann, an editor and award-winning arts journalist. ‘Arriving in the Netherlands was shocking. Because I realised immediately, something I oddly enough had never experienced before: that I am African,’ explains multi-disciplinary artist and educator Heidi Sincuba

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