Arts Events List (Zimbabwe)
AEL as @ 24 July 2016
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Events on now, or starting on or before 5 August 2016

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

ARTS FESTIVALS
DANCE
  • Ballet Bouquet @ Reps Theatre (27–31 July)
MUSIC
  • Elizabethan Evening @ Chisipite Senior School (2 August)

Performing Arts Bulawayo [PAB] and the Academy [Bulawayo]
  • The Taming of the Shrew (28 July)
  • Fellini, Jazz & Co. (29 July)
  • Chariots of Fire (4 August)
  • La Reine morte - ballet (5 August)
FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS
  • Benefit/Collector’s Exhibition @ Gallery Delta (from 26 July)
  • The 25th Verandah Gallery Charity Art Exhibition (31 July)
  • Rest Until @ Corridor Gallery (to 27 July)
DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD
  • Book launch: Harvest of Thorns: Classic: A Play, by Shimmer Chinodya @ Theatre in The Park (28 July)
  • Impro Show @ REPS Theatre Upstairs (3–6 August)
FILM
CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS
  • Zimbabwe International Book Fair @ Harare Gardens (27–30 July)
  • Christchurch Borrowdale Book Bonanza (30 July)
CLUBS & SOCIETIES
WORKSHOPS & COURSES
  • Painting with Energy, with Antonella Bargione (July/August)
CHARITY FUND-RAISING EVENTS
  • Bulawayo Public Library fundraising dinner and music concert @ Large City Hall (5 August)
CLASSIFIEDS: ARTY THINGS WANTED OR FOR SALE
ZIMBABWE-RELATED EVENTS OUTSIDE ZIMBABWE


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CURRENT and FORTHCOMING EVENTS



ARTS FESTIVALS



DANCE


Ballet Bouquet @ Reps Theatre (27–31 July)
A presentation by the Dance Trust of Zimbabwe’s National Ballet in collaboration with Cape Town City Ballet and HIFA.
Preview for underprivileged children on Wednesday, 27th, 6.30pm.
Gala night on Thursday 28th, 7pm: theme will be Christmas In July, with tickets at $15.
Friday and Saturday, 29-30th, 6.30pm, tickets $10. Saturday 30th at 2.30pm, tickets $10. Sunday at 11am, tickets $10.
Book at The Spotlight
Appeal for presents: the first performance of Ballet Bouquet on July 27 will be to an audience of underprivileged children. In an effort to bring them some extra joy, and to make this event even more special, we are appealing for present donations, suitable for boys and girls, aged between four and 16. Please could your present donation be: wrapped, with a tag on the bottom to say whether the gift is appropriate for a certain gender or age; valued between $5 and 10; something new, handmade or gently used. Please note that your gifts can be dropped off at the National Ballet Centre at 109 East Road, Belgravia by 12 July, any morning Monday to Friday or Saturday afternoon. Any donation, big or small, will be gratefully received.
Enjoy the glamour of Gala Night – snacks and drinks will be served at intermission
Your attendance brings the magic of The Nutcracker to 450 disadvantaged children.

MUSIC


Elizabethan Evening @ Chisipite Senior School (2 August)
Chisipite Senior School Madrigals present an hour of madrigal singing, dancing and string-playing within a romantic comedy play.
Tuesday, 2 August at 6 pm. in the Chapel at Chisipite Senior School, Hindhead Avenue.
Refreshments and tasty morsels will be served.
Donation at the door. Secure Parking
Any queries: Ring Di Wright 0772 336 244

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

The Taming of the Shrew (28 July)
Thursday 28 July at the Zimbabwe Academy of Music at 7.00 p.m.
The 1967 film of Shakespeare's play was directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starred Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton as Katarina and Petruchio. Set in Padua, the shy Bianca is being courted by a number of young men, but her father announces that she may not marry until her termagant sister Katarina is wed. Petruchio, a fortune-hunting scoundrel from Verona, arrives in Padua, hoping to capture a wealthy wife at just the right moment...
'Purists will doubtless be upset by this flick, but the bawdy humour is engaging, the photography and musical score work just fine, and the most famous married couple in the world at that time are really having a ball here.'  [TV Guide's Movie Guide]
'...ranks among the finest screen adaptations of a Shakespeare play ever made.'  [Movie Met]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Film members]   Supper available from 6.15 p.m.

Fellini, Jazz & Co. (29 July)
Friday 29 July at the Zimbabwe Academy of Music at 6.30 p.m.
The Waldbhne is home to the Berlin Philharmonic's summer concerts, which attract audiences of 20,000 or more people. In July 2011 the orchestra, under the ebullient direction of Riccardo Chailly, presented this concert of effervescent works by Shostakovich, Nino Rota and Respighi.
'Respighi's Pines and Fountains of Rome sound absolutely ravishing here - one can only sit in awe at such fine-tuned (in every way) virtuosity...Bravo!'  [International Record Review, June 2012]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Red Carpet members]   Dinner available during the interval ($10.00)

Chariots of Fire (4 August)
Thursday 4 August   Zimbabwe Academy of Music at 7.00 p.m.
On the eve of the Olympics, a chance to see the internationally acclaimed Oscar-winning film which tells the story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice.
'This 31-year-old Oscar winning true-life drama climaxing at the 1924 games proved a winner all the way. And it still is.'  [Daily Star]
Admission: $3.00 [free to film members]   Supper available from 6.15 p.m.

La Reine morte - ballet (5 August)
Friday 5 August   Zimbabwe Academy of Music at 6.30 p.m.
Originally created for the Ballet du Capitole in 2011, La Reine morte is based on the true story of Don Pedro, Prince of Portugal, who fell in love with Doa Ins de Castro, a lady-in-waiting of the Infanta, intended by his father as Pedro's wife. The sweethearts are married in secret, to the fury of the King, and the ensuing drama combines events in the real world with the two lovers' dreams and visions. The ballet harks back to the classical style, but brings a refreshing new insight to the genre of the tragic love story. The choreography is set to a selection of pieces by the quintessential composer of ballet music, Tchaikovsky.
'Intriguing subject matter and fine performances from an accomplished choreographer and his company.' [Music Web, May 2016]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Red Carpet members]   Dinner available during the interval ($10.00)

FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS


Benefit/Collector’s Exhibition @ Gallery Delta (from 26 July)
An exhibition of paintings, graphics, ceramics and sculptures including works by
Arthur Azevedo, Simon Back, Berry Bickle, Tafadzwa Gwetai, Masimba Hwati, Richard Jack, Rashid Jogee, Lovemore Kambudzi, Admire Kamudzengerere, Helen Lieros, Shepherd Mahufe, Wallen Mapondera, Misheck Masamvu, Munyaradzai Mazarire,  Luis Meque (1966-1998), Clive Mukucha, Munyaradzi Mugorosa, Daryl Nero, Victor Nyakauru, Thakor Patel, Kate Raath, Gregory Shaw,  
Cosmas Shiridzinomwa, Freddy Tauro, Paul Wade, Marjorie Wallace, Richard Witikani, Johnson Zuze, Portia Zvavahera
And a select collection of Swiss graphics.
To be opened by Cosmas Shiridzinomwa Artist-Painter, on Tuesday, 26 July, at 5.30.p.m.
Exhibition duration until end August. Previewing from noon the same day.

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>.

The 25th Verandah Gallery Charity Art Exhibition (31 July)
The Verandah Gallery invites you to come and celebrate its 25th Annual  Charity  Art Exhibition on Sunday, 31 July (10am to 4pm) at 16 Woodholme Rd, Emerald Hill. Lots of wonderful paintings by over 70 Zimbabwean artists. The Detema Jazz Band will entertain you and there will be a Wine Bar and the Soroptimist Vabatsiri Club will supply refreshments.
25% commission on all sales go to the Emerald Hill Children's Home and the Emerald Hill School for the Deaf.
The Verandah Gallery 2017 ‘Africa’s Palette’ Calendar will also be on sale.
Entrance: Adults $3, Children under 12 years free.
There will no doubt be cash challenges but we will ‘make a plan’!
For more information: <mailto:info@verandahgallery.co.zw>.

Rest Until @ Corridor Gallery (to 27 July)
An exhibition of photographs by Neville Starling.
"The one thing everything has in common is birth and death. The inescapable taboo, of which its counter is birth and renewal. In Rest Until, my first solo show, I explore the land, the unborn, personal loss, memory, the spirit and the journey to renewal within the turbulent past and seemingly tumultuous future of Zimbabwe.
“In a time where we can learn from past wisdom, mistakes and discoveries, I explore these themes with the photographic medium of traditional film and light sensitive materials, which itself was once a dying medium but is now reviving.
“With respect to intelligence, the past and future, thoughtful emotion and above all, with the curiosity that love brings to these subjects and thoughts I humbly invite you, on the day after winter solstice when the light lingers a little longer each day, to explore a place where time is patient and location is calm, a place where forever is circular." - Neville Starling, 2016.

Neville Starling was born in Bulawayo, where he maintains his full-time darkroom and studio. Starling works predominantly with traditional black-and-white photographic techniques and tools, as well as lensless works with light sensitive chemicals, with light and shadow. His work is highly conceptual, personal and fueled by curiosity. Both mysterious and romantic, his work explores themes of mortality and rebirth, memory along with its connection to photography, the history of place and identity within postcolonial society. Starling's work is held in many private collections around the world, he has exhibited in various group shows in Zimbabwe. This is Starling's first solo exhibition.

The exhibition will run until 27 July, at Sorella’s, 1 Fisher Avenue, Ballantyne Park, Harare.
For a map and directions: <https://www.google.co.zw/maps/dir/''/sorellas+harare/@-17.766287>
Please contact Helen Teede on 0731382089 if you have any questions.

DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD


Book launch: Harvest of Thorns: Classic: A Play, by Shimmer Chinodya @ Theatre in The Park (28 July)
This play is based on the author’s internationally acclaimed novel, Harvest of Thorns.
Exciting evening includes reception, a LIVE performance from the play, conversation with author and cast, open discussion and book sales.
28 July , 5.30pm to 8pm. Theatre in The Park, Harare Gardens. Entrance only $3!.

Impro Show @ REPS Theatre Upstairs (3–6 August)
The Impro Show is back, and it's hip-pier than ever! Come to our Peace, Love and Hugs Edition. A prize each night for the best dressed Hippie! Free hugs after the show!
REPS Theatre Upstairs
Wednesday 3 to Saturday 6 August, 7pm
First 20 tickets sold for each night: $5. All other tickets: $8
Book at the Spotlight. Phone 308159, or 0771 357204

FILM



CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS


Zimbabwe International Book Fair @ Harare Gardens (27–30 July)
Theme: Igniting Interest In Reading For Sustainable Development. Wednesday, 27 to Saturday 30 July.
Indaba Conference at Monomotapa, 25 and 26 July, writers’ and librarians’ workshops 29 and 30 July. These require registration in advance.
27 July is traders’ day and the remainder is open to the public. Book Fair open 10am to 5pm daily.
Other attractions: junior achievers, meet the author, children’s reading, digital zone and live literature, 10am to 4pm from 28 to 30 July.
More information from ZIBFA (04) 702104, 704112, 702108, 702129, or <mailto:events@zibfa.org.zw>.

Christchurch Borrowdale Book Bonanza (30 July)
The popular annual sales of books and other items at bargain prices.
Saturday, 30 July. Open 9am to 2pm. No entry fee.
Catering with refreshments available all morning plus lunch special. Entertainment from 12 noon by Alex Fairlie.
Anyone wishing to donate books and other items (magazines, CDs, DVDs, board games, etc.) can drop these off at Christchurch (Crowhill Road, Borrowdale) or call (04) 870306 to arrange collection.

CLUBS & SOCIETIES



WORKSHOPS & COURSES


Painting with Energy, with Antonella Bargione (July/August)
Creative Saturday Afternoons of Joy, Fun, Glitter & Sparkles
@ The Mbira Centre, 53 Glenara Ave North, Highlands, Harare

Saturday, 30 July, 1 to 5pm
Angel pARTy! Everyone like Angels...
Paint your Angel/s and get an Angel reading. I will teach you some Art journal techniques, the simplest ever way to trace a face if you want to go figurative. I will guide you through a gentle  and easy meditation to connect to your Angel to let your sparkle move your brush on paper. Wings, wings and more wings... in the shape of ... wings, of colours, of brush strokes.... figurative or abstract... As the cherry on the cake some Angel coaching with me in between all this...
  Bring your apron, a journal or better an Art Journal with min 110grms minimum weight paper and something for tea. No experience required. Art material included. Max ten people. $35. Booking  essential on 0776023013.

Saturday, 20 August, 1 to 5pm
Angel pARTy - moving on!
Now that you have connected with your Angel and or your wings J I invite you to paint with me using acrylics on canvas. You’ll be surprised at how much you’ll learn in only four hours  with the Painting Made Easy process. You can join even if you haven’t participated in the previous one.
   Bring your apron, a journal or better an Art Journal with min 110grms minimum weight paper and something for tea. No experience required. Art material and canvas included. Max ten people. $35.  Booking essential on 0776023013.

Saturday, 27 August, 2 to 4pm
Angels, Fairies & Magical Wings for parents and children
Come and bond with your child for 2 hours of fun painting. Jump into the magical child seeing the unseen. Let your imagination run wild enhancing each other’s creativity, being able to play.
   Bring your apron and your refreshments. No experience required, just  your willingness to try. Art materials provided. $20 for adult and $10 per child; many children? We can negotiate J. Age 8 to 12. Booking essential on 0776023013.

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.

Bulawayo Public Library fundraising dinner and music concert @ Large City Hall (5 August)
Bulawayo Public Library's fundraising event will be held on 5 August at the Large City Hall, Bulawayo.
The aim of this event is to raise funds to equip and revamp the Braille department, a department that caters for the visually impaired and the blind.
Help us and support us as we help our visually impaired members in our society.
The theme of this event is "Empowering and Promoting the Visually Impaired and the Blind through Reading and Research"
Dinner: 6:00 - 9:00PM 
Ticket Prices are as follows: Corporates: $200 for a table of ten; Couples: $20 /couple; individuals = $15
Music concert : featuring Sulumani Chimbetu, Patrcia Majalisa and many more local artists.
$4 advance tickets; $5 at the door
For more information contact the Bulawayo Public Library on 09-60966

CLASSIFIEDS: ARTY THINGS WANTED OR FOR SALE


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ZIMBABWE-RELATED EVENTS OUTSIDE ZIMBABWE


David Coltart and Petina Gappah @ Traquair House, Scotland (27 August)
Harare Blues? Join former Education Minister David Coltart and novelist Petina Gappah as they talk about their new books, and recount their experiences of Mugabe's Zimbabwe, from tales of dealings around the Cabinet table to the stories of everyday life in Zimbabwe. Kirsty Brimelow QC introduces, and Sir Kieran Prendergast asks the questions.
Saturday, 27 August, 4:00pm - 4:50pm
See: <http://www.beyondbordersscotland.com/map-galleries.php?uid=219421375265>

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