Posts Tagged ‘isabel m. castro’

The Very Reverend Andrew Hunter conducts a reading during a special Festival service held yesterday. Photo: CuePix

The Cathedral of St Michael and St George held a special service yesterday to celebrate SpiritFest and its relationship to the National Arts Festival. The Rev Archbishop Thabo Makgoba led the service with a very original programme and message of Finding God in the Arts.

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Jenna Burchell with her art exhibition Homing at Rhodes School of Art. Photo: Jane Berg

Jenna Burchell, a native of Pretoria, creates interactive installations and is also a performance artist. Her soundscape exhibition, Homing, is making its debut at the Festival.

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Photo: CuePix/Mia van der Merwe

How does a country choose to sanctify a leader like Nelson Mandela? Is it when his portrait appears in printed currency, or when his image is prominently displayed in a place of honour in a home or public space? Maybe even a place of comfort on the corner of your favourite sofa, as a squishy pillow? Presumably, it depends on the sentiment associated with the leader in question.

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Kyle Shepherd in a reflective mood at the Diocesan School for Girls in Grahamstown. Photo: Tshiamo Maremela.

Kyle Shepherd is this year’s Standard Bank Young Artists in Jazz. One of South Africa’s leading progressive and most prolific Jazz pianists, Shepherd’s compositions have ensured a steady rise in the international scene, too. His critical acclaim has come on the back of his well-established solo, trio and quartet live sets, as well as his impressive discography.

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