Arts Events List (Zimbabwe)
AEL as @ 24 April 2016
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Events on now, or starting on or before 8 May 2016

FULLER DETAILS OF THESE , AND OF LATER EVENTS, APPEAR BELOW.
Events are in Harare unless stated otherwise.

ARTS FESTIVALS
    HIFA
  • CABS Classical Music Celebration @ St George’s College (29 April to 1 May)
DANCE
MUSIC

Performing Arts Bulawayo [PAB] and the Academy [Bulawayo]
  • Arabesque (5 May)
  • Chaplin - a ballet (6 May)
FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS
  • What About Us @ Gallery Delta (from 26 April)
  • Exhibition of oil paintings by Iain Macdonald @ Chisipite Junior School Hall (30 April)
  • Needlecraft Exhibition @ Greencroft Presbyterian Church Hall (6 & 7 May)
  • The Balancing Rocks by Venetial Syms @ The Corridor Gallery (to 3 May)
  • Eye Report @ Village Unhu (to mid-May)
DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD
  • Untikolotshi @ National Gallery Bulawayo (29 April)
CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS
FILM
  • Being Elmo @ Tristan's (26 April)
CLUBS & SOCIETIES
  • Zimbabwe German Society (April)
WORKSHOPS & COURSES
  • HIFA Classical Music Celebration Workshops (29 April to 1 May)
CHARITY FUND-RAISING EVENTS
CLASSIFIEDS: ARTY THINGS WANTED OR FOR SALE
ZIMBABWE-RELATED EVENTS OUTSIDE ZIMBABWE


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CURRENT and FORTHCOMING EVENTS



ARTS FESTIVALS


HIFA

CABS Classical Music Celebration @ St George’s College (29 April to 1 May)
HIFA’s CABS Classical Music Celebration will be held at St George’s College from 29 April to 1 May.
Tickets go on sale at Avondale Shopping Centre from 19 April (10am to 5pm) and St George’s College from 27 April. HifAmigo discounts apply.
The full programme is available at either the HIFA office, HIFA Box Office at Avondale or <http://www.facebook.com/officialhifa>.
For further details or an e-mailed copy of the programme, please write to info@hifa.co.zw or call 04 300119/ 04 300977

HIFA Classical Music Celebration Workshops (29 April to 1 May)
See below under WORKSHOPS & COURSES.

DANCE



MUSIC


Organ Recital: Gene Bedient @ Cathedral of St. Mary and All Saints (15 May)
Featuring works of J.S. Bach, César Franck and Marcel Dupré.
Sunday, 15 May, starting at 4:00 O’clock at Cathedral of St. Mary and All Saints, 2nd Street and Nelson Mandela Avenue
Admission: by donation that will be received for the benefit of the Cathedral General Fund.
Since 2014, Gene Bedient has been living in Harare, accompanying his wife Gwen, a member of the U.S. Foreign Service, posted at the American Embassy.
   Gene founded the Bedient Pipe Organ Company, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA in 1969 and managed the company until his retirement in 2010. During that time the Bedient Company, with its staff of twelve employees, built 81 organs for churches, homes and concert halls in America. In retirement, during Gwen’s Foreign Service postings, Gene has done repair work and tuning on organs in Algeria, Paris and Zimbabwe. Between January and April, 2015, with the help of two assistants, all pipes of the Cathedral organ were removed, cleaned, repaired voiced and tuned, to bring the instrument back to a state of function and refinement that it has not known for many years.
    The original organ was built in 1907 in Great Britain by Norman and Beard. In the 1960s and 1970s, it was rebuilt and enlarged by Cooper, Gill and Tompkins of South Africa. Others have made revisions and additions in subsequent years.
    Gene studied engineering, industrial arts and music at the University of Nebraska, in 1967, earning Bachelor of Music Education, majoring in piano and in 1971, a Master of Music degree with a major in organ performance.

Performing Arts Bulawayo [PAB] and the Academy [Bulawayo]
For further information, please e-mail Michael Bullivant <mailto:music@gatorzw.co.uk>

Arabesque (5 May)
Thursday 5 May in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
'Arabesque' was released exactly fifty years ago on 5 May 1966 and was described by Michael Halliwell as 'the ultimate in sixties spy kaleidoscopes'. While visiting Oxford University, David Pollock (Gregory Peck), an American hieroglyphics professor, is called on to decode a secret message whose contents are of vital importance to several warring factions from the Middle East. Pollock soon finds himself in the middle of an assassination plot and on the run, accompanied by Yasmin Azir (Sophia Loren), the mysterious mistress of an Arab tycoon.
'A Little Hitchcock Style, A Little James Bond Style, A Lot of Fun!'  (IMDb review)
Admission: $3.00 [free to film members]  Supper available from 6.15 p.m.

Chaplin - a ballet (6 May)
Friday 6 May in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
The little guy with his moustache, his bowler hat and his cane is world-famous. But who is the man behind this figure? Mario Schröder wondered the same thing when choreographing 'Chaplin', a colourful and magnificent dance production from the Opera Leipzig. Schröder employs two dancers to represent Chaplin throughout the work: the tall and lanky Tyler Galster portrays Chaplin the person, while a female dancer portrays the Little Tramp, with all the motions and gestures we're familiar with from Chaplin's movies.
'It incorporates a blend of classical ballet and modern dance movements with a sprinkling of other styles to add spice, such as break dancing. The choreography and dancing are energetic and impressive... This is beautifully and tastefully done and is great for all audiences'. [Amazon.com review]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Red Carpet members]   Dinner available during the interval ($10.00)

Ammiel Bushakevitz (piano) (12 May)
Thursday 12 May in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
Born in Jerusalem and raised in South Africa, Ammiel Bushakevitz performs internationally as a soloist, as a chamber musician and as an accompanist of singers. He is a laureate of the International Schubert Competition, the International Johannes Brahms Competition, the International Art Song Competition in Stuttgart, the Concours Léopold Bellan in Paris and the Berlin International Song Competition 'Das Lied'. He was awarded both the pianist prize and the Schubert prize at the 2013 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition in London.  He is giving this concert for no fee to support the Academy and Performing Arts and his programme will include the well-loved Schubert Impromptus as well as music by Liszt, Fauré, Richard Strauss and others.
Booking at the Academy from Tuesday 3 May.
Tickets: $10.00 & $5.00 (free to Red Carpet members and students)
Dinner available after the concert.

Bulawayo Music Festival (15-19 June)
Generously supported by NMB Bank Limited
Wednesday 15 to Sunday 19 June at the Academy.
Performers include Nokuthula Ngwenyama (violin), Theo Bross (cello), the Odeion Quartet, Coady Green (piano), Leslie Howard (piano), Christopher Smith (piano) and the Heuglin Tenors as well as Bulawayo dance and vocal groups, etc.
The programme will include Vivaldi's 'The Four Seasons', string sextets by Brahms and Tchaikovsky, piano quintets by Franck and Taneyev, string quartets by Schubert and Tchaikovsky, a string quintet and piano trio by Mendelssohn, piano music by Beethoven, Bortkiewicz, Grieg, Liszt, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, etc., a new work by Nokuthula Ngwenyama - and more!
Full details available from Tuesday 3 May and booking will open on Monday 16 May.

FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS


What About Us @ Gallery Delta (from 26 April)
An exhibition of paintings, graphics, ceramics and multi-media 3 dimensional objects by Berry Bickle, Nyasha Chigama, Virginia Chihota, Tracey Hunt, Helen Lieros, Charity Mafukidze, Lillian Magodi, Georgina Maxim, Kresiah Mukwazhi, Semina Mpofu, Janet Siringwani, Marjorie Wallace and  Portia Zvavahera
To be opened by Her Excellency, Mrs. Ruth Huber, Ambassador of Switzerland on Tuesday, 26 April, at 5.30.p.m.
Previewing from noon the same day. Exhibition duration until mid May

Gallery Delta, 'Robert Paul's Old House', 110 Livingstone Avenue/Ninth Street, Greenwood Park, Harare
Telephone/Fax: 792135; <mailto:artdelta@mweb.co.zw>; <http://www.gallerydelta.com>.

Exhibition of oil paintings by Iain Macdonald @ Chisipite Junior School Hall (30 April)
An exhibition of oil paintings by Iain Macdonald, in conjunction with Val Cameron, Arthur Azevedo, Marjorie Wallace, The Book List.
30 April, 09.00 –16.00 hrs Chisipite Junior School Hall, St. Aubins Walk, Chisipite,
For more information, contact Iain +263 773 945727.

Needlecraft Exhibition @ Greencroft Presbyterian Church Hall (6 & 7 May)
The exhibition features a display of all forms of embroidery including: cross stitch, needle painting, ribbon embroidery, smocking, stump work, crochet, weaving and others. Demonstrations and workshops on the hour, every hour.
Greencroft Presbyterian Church Hall, Stoney Road.
Friday 6 and Saturday 7 May, 9am to 4pm.
Entry $3 for adults, $2 for over-65s, and $1 for children under 12 (Includes tea and cake).

The Balancing Rocks by Venetial Syms @ The Corridor Gallery (to 3 May)
Having always been intrigued how landscapes are shaped, Venetia Syms has found that Zimbabwe plays a splendid host to the unique Balancing Rocks. Syms embraces the distinctive natural shapes of the rocks with the use of playful paint reflecting the importance in creating mood and sensitivity, She portrays Zimbabwe’s landscape by applying layers of colour and texture to create a fearless statement, celebrating the drama of the balancing rocks. 
“For me I like to think that painting is a series of deliberate confusions of mark-making - shapes and patterns that ultimately come together to reveal an emotional response to the subject.” – Venetia Syms, 2016
The Corridor Gallery, 1 Fisher Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe.
<https://www.facebook.com/thecorridorgallery>

Eye Report @ Village Unhu (to mid-May)
Eye Report by Percy Manyonga is a one-man show of paintings and multi-media found objects.
Exhibition is open on until mid-May at Village Unhu, 10 Silwood Close, Chisipite (off Enterprise Road and opposite Brookfields Nursery).
More information from <mailto:villageunhu@gmail.com>.

DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD


Untikolotshi @ National Gallery Bulawayo (29 April)
Untikolotshi goes on stage on 29 April and touches on the intriguing subject of goblins.
The play was written by Nonhlalo Dube as part of the Royal Court Zimbabwe writers development programme facilitated by the British Council.
6pm to 7pm, National Gallery Bulawayo, Cnr Leopold Takawira and Joshua Mqabuko
Tickets $3. Advance tickets available. We deliver anywhere in Byo CBD. Call or app +263 774 912 195/+263 776 242 577
Email: <mailto:ndproductions4@gmail.com> Website: <http://www.theatreforeveryone.wordpress.com>.

CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS


Borrowdale Craft Fair @ Old Georgian’s Sports Club (3 July)
Bookings now open. Contact:  256 Herbert Chitepo Road, cnr 5th Street. Office open between 8am & 2pm

FILM


Being Elmo @ Tristan's (26 April)
Sundance Special Jury Prize Winner! 95% Rating on Rotten Tomatoes! (95% y'all!)
Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon. Few people know his creator, Kevin Clash, who dreamed of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson. Displaying his creativity and talent at a young age, Kevin ultimately found a home on Sesame Street. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary includes rare archival footage, interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O'Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and offers a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop.
"This story of a boy who came to realise his dreams is as good-natured and uncontroversial as Elmo himself." - Film4
Tuesday, 26 April, 7:00 pm, Tristan's Bar (14 Aintree Rd), $5 (goes to charity)
Trailer: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-t7FxgbhQE>
Documentary Film Club Facebook page: <https://www.facebook.com/Documentary-club-320560678037991>

CLUBS & SOCIETIES


Zimbabwe German Society (April)

Poetry Slam (29 April)
Friday, 29 April, 7.00 p.m.
No entrance fee.

Zimbabwe German Society
51 Lawson Avenue, Milton Park, Harare.
Contact: <info@goetheharare.org>

WORKSHOPS & COURSES


HIFA Classical Music Celebration Workshops (29 April to 1 May)

DON’T MISS OUT!! REGISTER NOW with Caroline Tingay: <mailto:caroline@hifa.co.zw>
 
Baroque 2000 Workshop 1
for String Players, Friday 29 April, 11am-12pm, Loyola Hall

Vocal Workshop
with Mezzo-Soprano Bongiwe Nakani, Friday 29 April, 1:45-2:45pm, Beit Hall

Vocal Studio
A Conversation with Gerald Steichen, Friday 29 April, 4:30-5.30pm, Loyola Hall

HIFA Management Workshop
with Maria Wilson and Tafadzwa Simba, Saturday 30 April, 1:45-2:45pm, Workshop Studio

Jason Le Roux Workshop
Saturday 30 April, 4:15-5:15pm, Beit Hall

Baroque 2000 Workshop 2
for Trumpet Players, with Michel Schneuwly, Sunday 1 May, 4:15-5:15pm, Beit Hall

Rafael Serrallet Workshop
for Classical Guitar Players, Monday 2 May, 10-11am, Workshop Studio
 
Caroline Tingay   /   Head of Monitoring and Evaluation   /   Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA)
P.O. Box A42, Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe   /   Tel: +263 (04) 300 119/ 300 984/ 300 977/ 309 999/ +263 772 978 763 (general office line)
<mailto:caroline@hifa.co.zw>  /  <http://www.hifa.co.zw>  

CHARITY FUND-RAISING EVENTS


This section is for special arts-related events that don't fit into other categories and that are held primarily to raise funds for charity or other deserving causes. The Editor's decision will be final as to whether a notice will be included in this category.


CLASSIFIEDS: ARTY THINGS WANTED OR FOR SALE


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