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Sunday, August 9, 2015


Between award and merit winners of the Barclays L’Atelier and finalists in the SAMRO Overseas Scholarships for Singers, Creative Feel magazine brings the talent of young artists into focus this month.

Featuring an installation piece by artists Jaco van Schalkwyk and Stephan Erasmus, the August cover again epitomises the exceptional covers that Creative Feel has come to be known for.

Explore 30 years of the L’Atelier art competition and read interviews with winners and merit winners – both past and present.

Read the exclusive interview with South Africa’s first black woman conductor; there’s a report back on The Last Attitude, the explosive collaboration between Nelisiwe Xaba and Mamela Nyamza (or NelMa for short), and the stellar Starlight Classics line-up is introduced. There’s a home visit for opera star, Pretty Yende, who will perform alongside violinist Joshua Bell and more information about this year’s line-up for the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz.

Also featured for Women’s Month is the Playhouse Company and their annual SA Women’s Festival. There’s no better way to honour the struggles, sacrifices and successes of women, than to feast on the fine drama, dance, dialogue, music and entertainment that will be on offer.

Creative Feel interviews the Market Theatre’s James Ngcobo about the refurbishment and reopening of the Laager Theatre and the decision to stage Barney Simon’s Cincinnati.

Adding to the interest are columns by some of the most respected personalities on the South African arts scene, including Ismail Mahomed, Artistic Director of the National Arts Festival; Michelle Constant, CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA); and Indra Wussow, director of the Sylt Foundation.