Arts Events List (Zimbabwe)
AEL as @ 25 September 2016
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Events on now, or starting on or before 9 October 2016

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

ARTS FESTIVALS
  • NIAA Exhibition Visual Arts/Literary Festival @ Hartmann House (to 30 September)
  • MUSICA FESTIVAL 2016 (2–9 October)
DANCE
  • Starlight Dancing @ Ballet Centre (28 September – 2 October)
  • Dancesport competition @ Italian Club (1 October)
MUSIC
  • Morning Music Lecture Series: Love and Loss @ The Hive (September–December)
  • MUSICA FESTIVAL 2016 (2–9 October)

Performing Arts Bulawayo [PAB] and the Academy [Bulawayo]
  • The Hollow Crown – Part 3 (29 September)
  • The Berlin Philharmonic in Singapore (30 September)
  • Mamma Mia! (6 October)
  • Rossini: Mose et Pharaon (7 October)
FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS
  • NIAA Exhibition Visual Arts/Literary Festival @ Hartmann House (24–30 September)
  • Landscape @ Gallery Delta (to early October)
DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD
  • Auditions: 2016 Pantomime @ Reps (2 October)
  • Free Literature Discussions @ Reps Theatre Upstairs (8 and 9 October)
FILM
  • Se Dio Vuole @ Tristan’s (27 and 29 September)
CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS
CLUBS & SOCIETIES
WORKSHOPS & COURSES
CHARITY FUND-RAISING EVENTS
  • Help yourself by Helping Others – Appeal for New and Good-quality Second-hand Goods
CLASSIFIEDS: ARTY THINGS WANTED OR FOR SALE
ZIMBABWE-RELATED EVENTS OUTSIDE ZIMBABWE
  • Kevin Hanssen: Dickens - The Master Storyteller @ Dorset, UK (30 September, 1 October)


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CURRENT and FORTHCOMING EVENTS



ARTS FESTIVALS


NIAA Exhibition Visual Arts/Literary Festival @ Hartmann House (to 30 September)
On display are the best artwork and award-winning literary entries submitted by school children from pre-school to Form 6.
Theme “The World Around Us”
Daily from Sunday 25 to Friday 30 September, 9 am – 4 pm. Jubilee Hall, Hartmann House, Borrowdale Road, Harare.
Free entry. Don’t miss this colourful exhibition!
Enquiries to: 04 702989  Cell: 0778 457773 niaa@yoafrica.com

MUSICA FESTIVAL 2016 (2–9 October)

Musica is a festival organised by the Italian Embassy, now in its 9th edition and it's better than ever. 

Sunday, 2 October, 10.00 - 15.00
Musica Battle of the School Bands will take place at St. John's Spring Fair. School bands will be battling it out for the title of best band and the chance to win great prizes. Come and support your favourite school band and do a bit of shopping at this family fun day.
Entry: $3 for adults, $2 for pensioners and children under 12.

Tuesday, 4 and Wednesday, 5 October 19.00
Concerts at Music Crossroads Academy, 10 Natal Road, Belgravia. Featuring bands Zimboita (Italy/Zimbabwe) and Made in Europe (Italy/Sweden) on the 4th, and Danilo Gallo Dark Dry Tears (Italy) and Mooyh (Norway) on the 5th along with other local bands.
Get a feel for traditional Zimbabwe for the Academy's Imagine 2015 winners JESA and many more! Entry $5 per night

Wednesday, 5 October, 19.00
At The Venue, Avondale, Italy meets Zimbabwe concert. Opening act Josh Meck, featuring Andrea Valeri (Italy).
$20 per person which includes a glass of complimentary Prosecco and platters of continental eats on arrival.
For bookings contact the Venue 0783 725 171 or 307 081.

Thursday, 6 October, 21.00
At Amanzi, live concert under the stars with local favourites Evicted and the band from Italy and Sweden, Made in Europe. 

Friday, 7 October, 19.00
At Amanzi restaurant, live music on stage under the stars. Band Zimboita, consisting of both Italian and Zimbabwean members, born from a successful collaboration during a previous Musica Festival, and the prince of finger-picking-style guitarist and singer Andrea Valeri will take to the stage.
Bookings can be made at <http://www.webtickets.co.zw/>. Tickets are $20 and include a wholesome tasty bite. 

Friday, 7 October, 19.00
At Pablo'z Deck, good food & music by AMABEYOND and Made in Europe (Italy and Sweden), followed by DJ Dino Moran (South Africa) on the decks. Also Pabloz is the official after party venue for all the main stage concerts. Come and mingle with all the Musica artists.

Saturday, 8 October, 14.00 – 23.30
Come and join us at in the Cresta Lodge garden, Msasa, for an all-day concert we call Dandemutande Concerto, with all the best local and international artists who have taken part in MUSICA 2016.
Doors open at 2pm, bring the whole family to enjoy good music under the October sky. Food and drinks will be on sale.
Get your early-bird tickets online at <http://www.webtickets.co.zw/> or from Cresta Lodge Reception at only $10 each or $20 for VIP. Alternatively, get tickets at the gate for $12 or $25 for VIP.

Sunday, 9 October, 12.00 – 17.00
At Megga II, 31 Logan Road, Hatfield. Join us for a traditional lunch and live music by Zimboita and Tete Spedia. 

For more information, check out the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/musicafestivalzimbabwe

DANCE


Starlight Dancing @ Ballet Centre (28 September – 2 October)
The Dance Trust of Zimbabwe will be staging its annual outdoor production, “Starlight Dancing”, in the garden at the Ballet Centre, 109 East Road, Avondale, from 28 September to 2 October nightly at 6.30pm.
The programme will feature Acrobatic, Afro-jazz, Ballet, Bollywood, Character Classical Indian, Comedy, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Line Dancing, Lyrical, Modern and Tap numbers, which will be performed by senior dancers from Harare-based studios.
The public is invited to come early, bring their folding chairs and picnics, and enjoy an evening’s entertainment under the stars

Dancesport competition @ Italian Club (1 October)
Dancesport competition “Summer Swaying”.  Saturday, 1 October, starts 6pm at Italian Club, Quendon Road.
Come and enjoy a lovely summer evening of dance and fun. Full bar and catering.
Tickets: Single Seats: $10 per person, $5 Pensioners & children under 12 years, Children under 5 free. Also available at the door.
Limited Tables: $15 per person - Bookings only. Contact:  0772 302232 or 0776 270311.

MUSIC


Morning Music Lecture Series: Love and Loss @ The Hive (September– December)
This music lecture series is aimed at enhancing your appreciation of the music to which you listen.
Discover musical listening skills through a set of themed lectures.
The lectures this term will focus on the expression of love and loss in music. Instrumental and vocal works by a variety of composers will be discussed, including Purcell, Schubert, Berlioz and Tchaikovsky.
Speaker: Shirley Warhurst, Venue: “The Hive”, 6A Kenilworth Road, Newlands
Tuesday morning 27 September
Tuesday morning 11 and 25 October
Tuesday morning 8 and 22 November
Tuesday morning 6 December
Time: 10:30
Cost: $50 for the whole series or $10 a lecture
Bookings can be made by contacting thehive@gmail.com

MUSICA FESTIVAL 2016 (2–9 October)
See above under ARTS FESTIVALS

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

The Hollow Crown – Part 3 (29 September)
Thursday 29 September in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
'The Hollow Crown' reaches its climax as Benedict Cumberbatch's Richard plots his way to the throne and strews the path with bodies of friend and foe alike..
'Fabulous series brought to a stunning climax by a mesmerising Cumberbatch and the rest of the superb cast. Brilliant.'  [the artsdesk.com]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Film members]  Supper available from 6.15 p.m.

The Berlin Philharmonic in Singapore (30 September)
Friday 30 September in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
The 2010 tour of the Berlin Philharmonic with their musical director Sir Simon Rattle concluded in Singapore, their first visit there. They presented Mahler's breathtaking First Symphony as well as Rachmaninov's late Symphonic Dances, highly evocative pieces that originally bore the titles 'Noon', 'Twilight' and 'Midnight' and are full of nostalgic memories of the old Russia Rachmaninov had left behind for ever.
'The standing ovation and chorus of bravos that greeted the concert's conclusion was the most spontaneous ever witnessed in this hall. On the strengths of what transpired over two glorious evenings, it was wholly and well-deserved. [Strait Times]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Red Carpet members]  Dinner available during the interval ($10.00)

Mamma Mia! (6 October)
Thursday 6 October in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
Set on a colourful Greek island and with a plot whose main purpose is to serve as the background for a wealth of ABBA songs, 'Mamma Mia!' needs little introduction. With a cast including Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Julie Walters, it tells the story of 'bride-to-be Sophie who is on a quest to find her father before the big day. There's just one problem... she's just not sure who he is. After secretly reading her mother Donna's old diaries, she discovers he is one of three past lovers and, despite knowing her mother would not approve, she invites them all...'
'An absolutely hilarious, rousing and joyous celebration that ought to have you dancing in the aisles.'  [Pete Hammond, Hollywood.com]
'Cute, clean, camp fun, full of sunshine and toe tappers.'  [Empire]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Film members]   Supper available from 6.15 p.m.

Rossini: Mose et Pharaon (7 October)
Friday 7 October in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
'Mose et Pharaon' was Rossini's second work for the Paris Opera and received with huge enthusiasm. One of his lesser known but most spectacular operas, it tells the familiar story of Moses leading the Jews out of Egypt
The production is traditional to the core, with sumptuous scenic design and elaborate costumes. Those who know Rossini only from his fizzy comic operas like 'The Barber of Seville' or 'La Cenerentola' will be blown away by this dramatic work. He could really write a historical spectacle. With fabulous sets, huge ensembles, a silly side love story, orgiastic dance sequences and cinematic sweep, this is Rossini gone Hollywood. But all the spectacle in the world can't save a bad opera. Luckily, with the La Scala Orchestra and a cast of thousands (or so) led by Riccardo Muti, Rossini's music lives up to the grandeur of the production. Touching duets, tuneful dance numbers and rousing choruses will keep even the most casual opera fan engaged until that Red Sea parts.'  [Patrick Neas, KansasCity.com]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Red Carpet members]   Dinner available during the interval ($10.00)


FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS


NIAA Exhibition Visual Arts/Literary Festival @ Hartmann House (to 30 September)
See above under ARTS FETIVALS

Landscape @ Gallery Delta (to early October)
An exhibition of landscape paintings with works by Lindsay Ford, Gilbert Jonasi, Lovemore Kambudzi, Helen Lieros, Webster Mubairenyi, Mostaff Muchawaya, Munyaradzi Mugorosa, Batsirayi Muskwe, Daryl Nero, Robert Paul (1906-1980), Kate Raath and Cosmas Shiridzinomwa.
Exhibition duration until early October

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>.

Art Exhibition @ Wingate Park Golf Club (30 October)
Wingate Park Golf Club will be holding its annual Art Exhibition on Sunday, 30 October from 9am to 3pm.
A great variety of exhibits from well-known and up-and-coming Zimbabwean artists will be on sale.
The exhibition will be under cover with guarded parking, refreshments on a donation basis, bar and lunch available, and live music to accompany it all.
Entrance fee: $2, children under 10 free. A percentage of takings will go to charity (ZARDA)
Directions: Only 10 minutes from Borrowdale Village. Proceed along Alpes Road off Harare Drive in the direction of Wild Geese Lodge for approx 4km. Wingate Club is on the right.

DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD


Auditions: 2016 Pantomime @ Reps (2 October)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Actors, singers, dancers and, of course, the Seven little people!!!!
Adrian Stanley Room at Reps Theatre, Sunday, 2 October at 10.30 a.m.
Come and join us and make this the production of the year.
Production dates: 28 November to 22 December
Director – Graham Crutchley
As with all Reps shows, there will be no remuneration.

Free Literature Discussions @ Reps Theatre Upstairs (8 and 9 October)
Cambridge 'O', 'AS' and 'A' Levels, but not only for students, open to all literature-lovers of any age!
Please come along and contribute to our students' interpretations and understandings.
All sessions are free.
  
Saturday, 8 October  AS Level Drama
10am – 1pm  Readings & Discussion: “Absurd Person  Singular” - Alan Ayckbourn.  Characters & Motivations, Themes
Why not watch Under the Affluence's  production of the play  at Reps after the Discussion?
Tickets available from The Spotlight  for 2.30pm or 7pm!      
      
Sunday, 9 October  AS Level Poetry
11am – 2pm  Readings & Discussion: “Songs of Ourselves”
11 poems:  Queen Elizabeth I  – 'I Grieve, and Dare Not Show my Discontent'  Thomas Campion  – 'The Man of Life Upright'  Thomas Carew  – 'A Song'  Thomas Dekker  – 'Golden Slumbers'  Robert Greene  – 'A Mind Content'  Thomas Nashe  – 'A Litany In Time Of Plague'  Sir Walter Raleigh  – 'The Author's Epitaph, Made By Himself'  Sir Walter Raleigh  – 'What is Our Life?'  William Shakespeare  – 'Sonnet 18'  Edmund Spenser  – 'Sonnet 54'  Isabella Whitney  – 'A Farewell to the Reader'      O Level Poetry  2pm – 5pm  Readings & Discussion: “Poems Deep &  Dangerous”    7 poems:  Simon Armitage  – 'In Our Tenth Year'  Chris Banks –  'The Gift'  Seamus Heaney  – 'Follower'  Michael Laskey  – 'Registers'  Liz Lochhead  – 'Poem for My Sister'  Patricia McCarthy -   'Football After School'  William Shakespeare  -  The Marriage of True Minds'   
      
For more information, please contact Kyla on 0772 311 412

FILM


Se Dio Vuole @ Tristan’s (27 & 29 September)
The Dante Alighieri Italian Cultural Society's next Italian Movie night "Se Dio Vuole" will be held on Tuesday 27, and repeated on Thursday 29, September, at Tristan's, 14 Aintree (AKA Half Bar) <https://www.facebook.com/Tristans-at-14-Aintree-AKA-Half-Bar-347000011981108/>  at 18.30.
The film is a comedy and will be screened in Italian with English subtitles.
Se Dio Vuole – God Willing in English – is directed by Edoardo Falcone. "Winner of BEST NEW DIRECTOR at the Italian Academy Awards"
Synopsis: 
Tommaso is a successful, respected cardiac surgeon who also happens to be arrogant and an atheist. However, Tommaso's only son Andrea brings the family together to announce that he wants to become a priest. 
Tommaso goes undercover while Andrea is absent, on retreat in a monastery, to investigate and bring down the charismatic Father Don Pietro, who he believes has "brain-washed" his son and caused upheaval in his family.
Dante members $3; Non members $5 
Tristan’s will have a choice of Chicken or Vegetarian Curry on offer at $10.
Bookings for the dinner and the movie are essential.
NB. Tuesday 27 is now fully booked.
Ages: 13+  Duration: 87mins
Trailer: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyqSHKH-E4c>
For more info see the Facebook page <https://www.facebook.com/events/148695038903173> or contact Robyn on 0773365232

CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS



CLUBS & SOCIETIES



WORKSHOPS & COURSES


Artists Retreat @ La Rochelle Country House and Spa (11–13 October)
Come up to the Eastern Highlands and experience the exquisite colours of Spring with well-known Zimbabwean artists Sarah Fynn and Sheena Chadwick.
Rediscover your creativity in the beautiful gardens and forests of La Rochelle. 
Cost: $300 per person – includes bed, breakfast, tea and art tuition for 3 days. 
Cost for day visitors: $55 per person per day - includes art tuition and tea. 
Bring your own media, easel, painting chair and a friend or two...
To find out more, email: reservations@larochellecentre.com or call us on (04) 497213.

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.

Help yourself by Helping Others – Appeal for New and Good-quality Second-hand Goods
The charity wing of the Harare Buddhist Centre, Rokpa Support Network (RSN), is holding a sale on 8 October 2016 to raise funds for the Quendon Road Drop-in Centre and the Chitungwiza Mothers of Disabled Children's Centre, which primarily assists the ill and most vulnerable.
We are looking for any of the following items: electrical goods, kitchenware, furniture, machinery, clothes, etc., that you no longer need.
So have that clear-out you’ve been planning for months! RSN will be delighted to take those items you no longer need.
You can either deliver them to ROKPA CENTRE, 34 Quendon Road, Monavale, diagonally opposite the Italian Club, or call us and we will come and collect.  Call Wiseman on 04-2915493; 304 202; 0772 688 998 or email: <mailto:zimbabwe@rokpa.org> .

CLASSIFIEDS: ARTY THINGS WANTED OR FOR SALE


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ZIMBABWE-RELATED EVENTS OUTSIDE ZIMBABWE


Kevin Hanssen: Dickens - The Master Storyteller @ Dorset, UK (30 September, 1 October)
Dickens used to perform his own stories. Kevin Hanssen recreates this experience and proves Dickens to be as relevant and riveting as ever in three magical tales: from the whimsy of the French aristocracy (A Tale of Two Cities), to a ghostly train tunnel (The Signalman), to the mad, crazy lovableness of a miser who found his soul (A Christmas Carol)

Fri 30 September: Frampton (Village Hall)  
Book by phone on 01305 251 353

Sat 1 October: Poundbury (Brownsword Hall)  
Book by phone on 01305 251 353

NB. All telephone numbers are UK numbers. 
All performances 7.00 for 7.30pm  Tickets 10 (includes a glass of wine & nibbles. Bar available)

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