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Saturday, June 6, 2015


Creative Feel is ‘pretty in pink’ this June. But don’t judge this magazine by just its cover ....

Whether you’re making the big trek to see what's setting the stages of Grahamstown alight, or keeping the home fires burning; the June issue of Creative Feel has something to offer.

If you’re preparing to hit the streets of Grahamstown festino-style this July, and want to get some behind-the-scenes info to help you wade through the programme; or will be donning your gloves and scarf and curling up beside the fire with a serious case of FOMO instead; then this month’s issue of Creative Feel is the place to find out what's hot on and off the country’s stages, including interviews with some of this year’s top National Arts Festival acts.

The work produced by the Standard Bank Young Artist Award winners is undoubtedly a highlight of the Festival programme each year. Actress Jennifer Steyn is ‘pretty in pink’ on the cover, in Christiaan Olwagen’s adaptation of Ibsen’s iconic A Dolls House. Olwagen chats to Nondumiso Msimanga about his choices, and about what it means to be given a platform to ‘play’.

The country’s most famous white woman, Evita Bezuidenhout will be in attendance as an honoured guest at this year’s Festival. Creative Feel’s Editor-in-Chief Lore Watterson speaks to Pieter Dirk Uys who will be presenting an extensive repertoire in Grahamstown this year, in honour of his 70th birthday, and 20th appearance at the Festival.

If you haven’t got your ticket for Dylan Moran, you had best move fast. With an extra show already added, there are a smattering of seats remaining across the three performances scheduled for this Irish comic and writer’s South African debut.

In addition to an overview of what’s hot on the country’s stages this year, particularly for theatre, dance, opera and at the ever-popular Standard Bank Jazz Festival; readers can get the lowdown on what to expect from the Festival’s visual arts offering. The publication also tips its hats to the legend Frank Sinatra, born 100 years ago this year; find out what inspires the CEO of Gauteng Opera, Marcus Desando; and consider which newly-released books and CDs to add to your collections.

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