Arts Events List (Zimbabwe)
AEL as @ 7 December 2014
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FROM THE EDITOR
This is the last issue of 2014

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
The next issue will be sent out on Sunday, 18 January 2015.

Events on now, or starting on or before 18 January 2015

FULLER DETAILS OF THESE APPEAR BELOW.
Events are in Harare unless stated otherwise.

ARTS FESTIVALS
DANCE
MUSIC
  • Book Café (8–14 December)

Performing Arts Bulawayo [PAB] and the Academy [Bulawayo]
  • Gone with the Wind (11 December)
  • A Carol Service Friday (12 December)
  • Christmas with the Two Ronnies / The Sleeping Beauty on Ice (18 December)
  • Offenbach: La belle Hélène (19 December)
  • Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty (23 December)
  • Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus (31 December)
  • New Year's Concert  2014 (2 January)
  • High Society (8 January)
  • Miss Potter / Tales of Beatrix Potter (9 January)
  • Downton Abbey Series 5 (15 January)
  • Rossini: La Donna del Lago (16 January)
FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS
  • Colour Spekes (10, 11 and 12 December)
  • Exhibition of Kudhinda Fabrics @ The Shop, Arundel Village (8–13 December)
  • Annual "Summer" Exhibition @ Gallery Delta (from 13 December)
  • Basket Case II Exhibition @ National Gallery of Zimbabwe (to 15 December)
DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD
  • Demolishing Democracy @ Zimbabwe Community Hall, Highfield (10 December)
  • The Street Lights of Christmas 2014 @ Harare Girls High School (13 December)
  • Sleeping Beauty @ Reps Theatre (to 21 December)
  • Nothing Usual @ Reps (31 December)
CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS
FILM
CLUBS & SOCIETIES
  • Reps & Tree Society: National Botanic Garden walk (14 December)
  • Zimbabwe German Society (December)
WORKSHOPS & COURSES
CHARITY FUND-RAISING EVENTS
CLASSIFIEDS: ARTY THINGS WANTED OR FOR SALE
  • 50% Clearance sale @ Totem Shumba Estate (to 12 December)
ZIMBABWE-RELATED EVENTS OUTSIDE ZIMBABWE


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CURRENT and FORTHCOMING EVENTS



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MUSIC


Book Café (8–14 December)

Mon 08 DEC, 6pm, BOOK CAFÉ OPEN MIC – You Think You Got Talent? Bring it on!  Raising awareness at the hottest jam party in town: poets, comedians, singers, dancers, musicians, bands – come register with the MC before 6pm – FREE, All welcome! ++ Plus plus MONDAY BEER SPECIAL: '2for$3' on all local beers!
 
Tue 09, 6pm, CD Launch: SYNERGY BAND (Kadoma) presents ‘MWAKA WANGU’ (Audio CD on sale) – Free, all welcome
Tue 09, 8pm, Main venue: SIMUKA COMEDY FIESTA !!! DOC VIKELA & SIMBA THE COMIC KING with T-Moe, Ta Tay, Kuzhangaira, Lunga, Kadem the Comic, Boraz, Smuffy, Kessia, Dervito, Virgin, Saint, Ms JJ, Dings, Blank,  Nyarie, Uncle Loves, So Provoking, Manjenjenje, Nielsen Rich - LYAO!! - cc$5
 
Wed 10, 4-5pm, Main Stage: “2015 MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR ARTISTS” – A Workshop by Carl Joshua Ncube – Free, all artists welcome.
Wed 10, 5.30pm, Wednesday Film Club: ‘TINA TURNER’ +’ASYLUM’ by Rumbi Katedza,  presented by the Women's University in Africa's Women and Gender Development Studies department, in the '16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence’ programme – Free, all welcome!
Wed 10 Dec, 8pm, Main Stage:  HUMAN RIGHTS CONCERT featuring PRUDENCE KATOMENI and HOPE MASIKE – Two of Zimbabwe’s top women singers, composers, and bandleaders present back-to-back performances in the finale of the Book Café programme for ’16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence’  - opening with the emerging young ‘RAVEN’ – cc$5
 
Thu 11 DEC, 5.30pm, Book Launch: ‘CANDLELIGHT THOUGHTS’ by Charles Mungoshi Jnr – The young man takes up the mantle from his famous father – FREE, all welcome
Thu 11, 8pm, AMMARA BROWN – Feisty young singer-songwriter back from her UK tour! - cc$5
 
Fri 12, 5.30pm, Song Launch: VERA CHISVO & ‘RIGHT MAN’ – the swiftly rising singer-songwriter releases the first song towards her 2015 album ‘My Name is Vera’, first up being Right Man’ ++ 2 bonus tracks!  – Free, all welcome
Fri 12, 8pm, Main Stage: MAWUNGIRA ENHARIRA + MBIRA DZENHARIRA – two of Zimbabwe’s top traditional mbira ensembles - cc$10
 
Sat 13, 2-5pm, Main Stage:  WOMEN’S AFRICA UNIVERSITY presents ‘STAND UP AGAINST ABUSE’ – Discussions and performances – FREE, all welcome 
Sat 13, 8pm, Main Stage: AMBUYA STELLA CHIWESHE returns to Harare and the Book Café stage, with another vivid traditional music experience from the  Internationally acclaimed Zimbabwean Mbira star – cc$5
 
Sun 14, 6pm, ‘THE HOSPITALITY SHOW’ – Come and be part of a live studio audience for a brand new TV show! – Free, all welcome

Book Café bookshop
Opening hours: TUE-SAT - 11am-7pm

The New Book Café: 139 Samora Machel Ave, cnr. 6th Street, Harare. Tel. 086 440 66015.
For bookings – venue hire, music, catering – contact Daniel 0772 484 634.
Enquiries to <mailto:newbookcafe.harare@gmail.com>

Performing Arts Bulawayo [PAB] and the Academy [Bulawayo]

Gone with the Wind (11 December)
Thursday 11 December in the Robert Sibson Hall at N.B 6.30 p.m.
'Period romance. War epic. Family saga. Popular fiction adapted with crowd-pleasing brilliance. Star acting aglow with passion and charisma. Movie-making craft at its height. These are sublimely joined in the words "Gone with the Wind".' So ran the publicity for one of the most famous films ever made which was released exactly 75 years ago on 15 December
   “Brimming with colour and passion, it pulls its emotional kick from tremendous performances, not least from Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable as the love-hate lovers.” [Total Film, ]
   “Ginormous in both scale and emotional wallop, MGM's epic is still a cinematic event to be savoured.” [Empire Magazine, 17 November 2013]
Admission:$3.00 [free to Film members]   Supper available from 6.00 p.m.

A Carol Service Friday (12 December)
Friday 12 December in the Robert Sibson Hall at  7.00 p.m.
Wings over Jordan conducted by Misheck Ndlovu brings a traditional carol Service to the Academy with a mixture of well-loved carols and hymns for audience and choir together with some less well-known choir items.
Admission: Free

Christmas with the Two Ronnies / The Sleeping Beauty on Ice (18 December)
Thursday 18 December in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
An evening of nostalgia always seems appropriate around Christmas! First there will be Christmas with the Two Ronnies - Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett present the usual mixture of skits and sketches including the Mad Hatter's Tea Party from their version of 'Alice in Wonderland'.
After the interval there's the ice ballet 'The Sleeping Beauty' starring British Ice Skating Champions Rosalynn Sumners and Robin Cousens in a magnificent spectacle with Tchaikovsky's music played by the London Symphony Orchestra.
Admission: $3.00 [free to Film members]   Supper available from 6.15 p.m.

Offenbach: La belle Hélène (19 December)
Friday 19 December in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
'"La belle Hélène", Offenbach's parody of life under Napoleon III, was first performed 150 years ago on 17 December 1864 and has always seemed as tongue-in-cheek as the material could go. This new staging proves you can always go further! Contemporary make-overs of opera often lose sight of the original's intentions, but this update certainly preserves the spirit of Offenbach's vision and is uproariously funny.
“Dame Felicity Lott sings and acts brilliantly and is backed up by a really first rate cast of actor singers and quality dancers, a feast for the eye and the ear.” [operaramblings.com]
Admission: $3.00  [free to Red Carpet members]
Dinner available during the interval ($10.00)

Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty (23 December)
Tuesday 23 December in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
'The Sleeping Beauty' is one of the best-loved of all ballets and this spectacular version was a new production for the re-opening of the historic Bolshoi Ballet stage in November 2011. Princess Aurora is danced by Svetlana Zakharova, considered one of the greatest ballerinas of her generation, and the production also celebrates superstar David Hallberg's Bolshoi debut, the first American principal soloist ever to be engaged by the Bolshoi Ballet. Yuri Grigorovich, presents a new version of Petipa's famous choreography in  a breath-taking experience with splendid sets and more than 400 new costumes.
“Grand-scale performance of the Petipa masterpiece, with Zakharova miraculous in the lead.” [BBC Music Magazine, January 2013 ****]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Red Carpet members]
Dinner available during the interval ($10.00) :

Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus (31 December)
Wednesday 31 December in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.30 p.m.
'Die Fledermaus' is perhaps the most famous operetta of them all and a regular favourite in the world's opera houses for New Year's Eve. This 1988 production, which is acted as convincingly as it is sung, brings out the show's wit, energy, vitality, and, above all, the style usually associated with Vienna but also cultivated on this occasion in Munich under the baton of Carlos Kleiber, regarded by many as the greatest conductor of his generation.
A three-course dinner will be available during the interval plus a glass of champagne at midnight: $15.00.

New Year's Concert  2014 (2 January)
Friday 2 January in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
The traditional New Year Concert was conducted by Daniel Barenboim in 2014 and, as well as the expected contributions from all three of the Strauss brothers and their father, there's music from the other Strauss, Richard, in celebration of his 150th birthday! Highlights include Johann II's 'Tales from the Vienna Woods' with its famous zither solo and one of Josef's finest waltzes, 'Dynamiden' - subtitled 'The Secret Powers of Magnetism'!
Admission: $3.00  [free to Red Carpet members] Dinner available during the interval ($10.00)

High Society (8 January)
Thursday 8 January in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
This all-star musical romp finds Grace Kelly about to remarry when wealthy ex-husband Bing Crosby pops back into her life and tries to win her back. Kelly, Crosby and Frank Sinatra (as a persistent reporter) carry off the roles with considerable charm, but the real strengths of this film are the guest appearance of Louis Armstrong and the Cole Porter score. While this may be one of his lesser efforts, it is still pretty impressive stuff, including such memorable tunes as "True Love," ""Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?", the satirical "Well, Did You Ever?," and such throw-away charmers as "Little One." As for Louis Armstrong, his star quality is powerful enough to put even Sinatra in the shade. (IMDb review)
Admission: $3.00 [free to Film members]   Supper available from 6.15 p.m.

Miss Potter / Tales of Beatrix Potter (9 January)
Friday 9 January in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
'Miss Potter' is a 2006 biographical film starring Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor about children's author and illustrator Beatrix Potter. It combines the story of her struggle for love, happiness and success with animated sequences featuring characters from her stories, such as Peter Rabbit. After the interval comes 'Tales of Beatrix Potter', a balletic interpretation of four of her stories by Frederick Ashton which the IMDb website described as 'a wonderful example of ballet and cinema. It also boasts some of the most beautiful photography to come out of England to date...'
Admission: $3.00  [free to Red Carpet members] Dinner available during the interval ($10.00)

Downton Abbey Series 5 (15 January)
Thursdays 15, 22, 29 January and 5 February in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.00 p.m.
The fifth series of 'Downton Abbey' is set in 1924 as a new Labour government heralds changes that are being felt throughout the land. Life at Downton is not untouched and Robert, Mary and Branson together must navigate these shifting sands to ensure the future of the estate for generations to come. Downstairs, the servants are starting to consider what effect social changes may have on their working lives.
Admission: $3.00 [free to Film members]   Supper available from 6.15 p.m.

Rossini: La Donna del Lago (16 January)
Friday 16 January in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m.
'La Donna del Lago', based on Sir Walter Scott's long narrative poem 'The Lady of the Lake' about military conflicts and lovers' problems in feudal Scotland, is one of Rossini's best operas. It is not performed as often as it deserves due to its demanding vocal writing but La Scala's production is graced by some of today's finest bel canto singers.
Admission: $3.00 [free to Red Carpet members] Dinner available during the interval ($10.00)

FINE ART & EXHIBITIONS


Colour Spekes (10, 11 and 12 December)
A public event in Speke Avenue, between J. Nyerere and L. Takawira (in front of Town House) on 10, 11 and 12 December. 
Painting a giant canvas on the 100m stretch of pedestrian walkway.
For more information visit <http://www.facebook.com/ColourSpekes>  or email <greenharare@gmail.com>.
We are seeking volunteers to join our core artist team to carry out the painting.

Exhibition of Kudhinda Fabrics @ The Shop, Arundel Village (8–13 December)
Come and view our latest selection of hand-printed proudly Zimbabwean fabrics.
Monday 8 to Friday 12 December, 9:00 - 5:00; Saturday 13 December, 9:00 - 13:00.
The Shop – Ros Byrne – Arundel Village.
Kudhinda Fabrics was founded by Ros Byrne in 1989. Her aim was to encourage young school leavers to use their talent for colour and design to create beautiful fabrics. She began by training one young woman to print fabric using potato blocks.
Since then the company has grown steadily, employing 60 staff, and now incorporates potato printing, screen printing, cutting and sewing departments. Kudhinda Fabrics specialise in hand-printed and screen printed textiles, traditionally patterned in the rich colours of Africa.
 <http://www.kudhinda.co.zw>

Annual "Summer" Exhibition @ Gallery Delta (from 13 December)
Paintings, Graphics, Ceramics, and Muti-Media Sculptures including works by Arthur Azevedo, Tashinga Matindike-Gondo, Tafadzwa Gwetai, Masimba Hwati, James Jali, Admire Kamudzengerere, Helen Lieros, Wallen Mapondera, Misheck Masamvu, Munyaradzi Mugorosa, Victor Nyakauro, Thakor Patel, Kate Raath, Gillian Rosselli, Greg Shaw, Cosmas Shiridzinomwa, Freddy Tauro, Richard Witikani and Marjorie Wallace.
Opening accompanied with live Greek bouzouki music by Nick Malahias on Saturday, 13 December, 11 am – 2pm
Exhibition duration until January end
Seasons greetings and good wishes to all our friends, artists, patrons, clients and collectors from all at Gallery Delta.

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>.

Basket Case II Exhibition @ National Gallery of Zimbabwe (to 15 December)
The EUNIC Zimbabwe Cluster (British Council, Alliance Française and the Zimbabwe German Society) and the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, would like to invite you to Basket Case II, a visual art and design exhibition, which is funded by the European Union.
   The Creative Zimbabwe Basket Case II Exhibition celebrates the best of Zimbabwean basket weaving through art pieces and designs from Binga Craft Centre (Binga), Bulawayo Home Industries (Bulawayo), Lupane Women's Centre (Lupane), Step Trust (Honde Valley) and Zienzele Foundation (Masvingo). This brings together work by five prominent African and European artists who are Ifeoma Anyaeji (Nigeria),  Alexandra Bircken (Germany), Tapfuma Gutsa (Zimbabwe), Delaine Le Bas (United Kingdom) and Michel Paysant (France), who have been commissioned  to create exciting new pieces which will be on display.
   Two acclaimed European designers, Nathalie Crasset (France) and Sebastian Herkner (Germany), have also worked with these communities, drawing from their own expertise and the weavers' traditional craft to develop innovative designs enhancing the communities' range of objects.
   A Public Programme will be run concurrently to this  where you can meet the artists and designers and discuss their pieces and experiences.
   If you would like to buy any baskets, an Open Market will also be held at National Gallery, which will give you the opportunity to meet with to the weavers and buy items for all your early  Christmas shopping needs!
   Basket Case II is co-curated by Christine Eyene, Guild Research Fellow in Contemporary Art, University of Central Lancashire, and Raphael Chikukwa, Chief Curator of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe.

Come and be part of this Beautiful Collective and Timeless Experience:.
Venue: National Gallery of Zimbabwe
Exhibition until 15 December, from 9am to 5pm
Art & Design Public Programme: 29 October – 15 December

DRAMA, THEATRE & SPOKEN WORD


Demolishing Democracy @ Zimbabwe Community Hall, Highfield
(10 December)
EDZAI ISU Theatre Arts Project, supported by Zimbabwe Peace Project, takes pleasure to invite you to the Community Premiere of their latest
play "Demolishing Democracy" at Zimbabwe Community Hall in Highfield on Wednesday, 10 December (Human Rights Day) 2014.
   The play is an intriguing theatrical experience discussing the problem of illegal or squatter settlements while interrogating the rationality of demolitions and evictions as solutions to this problem in a democratic country. It is a dance, music, drama and poetry piece that depicts how demolitions and evictions are a violation of a number of human rights and sets the tone for dialogue towards finding lasting solutions.
   Please join us for this FREE premiere which is our community gift on Human Rights Day as well as a festive present for theatre enthusiasts and human rights activists. It will be followed by discussions on the play and the theme.
   The play is written, directed and produced by Tafadzwa Muzondo and features: Tafadzwa Hananda. Everson Ndlovu, Brezhnev Guveya, Samantha Ndlovu, Charlotte Munyanyi, Gibson Sarari, Charles Biniweri and Tafadzwa Muzondo.

The Street Lights of Christmas 2014 @ Harare Girls High School (13 December)
Harare Girls High, L. Takawira, 13 December, 1st Show 1pm, & 2nd Show 6pm
it is that time of the year were we get to share various gifts in celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. CHIPAWO's Sunshine City Children yet again host its annual Christmas Show on 13 December entitled "The Streets Lights of Christmas".
   The Christmas show also comes as another celebration of CHIPAWO'S 25TH anniversary, which was launched on 31 October 2014 at the College of Music. Unlike any other CHIPAWO event, the Christmas Show encompasses all the CHIPAWO children from various centres from Bindura, Bulawayo, chitungwiza, Domboshava, Harare, Kadoma, Marondera, Mutare, Mt Darwin, Norton and our friends from various Children's Homes in Harare.
   The children will work together in rehearsals from 5 to 12 December, mainly focused at coming up with a single production that will be show cased on the day of the show. The show will be held on 13 December 2014 and will consist of two shows, the first at 1pm and the last 6pm at Harare Girls High in Harare. The total number of children scheduled to perform at this year's show is above 500 from different walks of life. This year's Christmas Show was made possible with the support of The President's Fund, Culture Fund and Hivos Mobility Fund.
   Every year since 1995 CHIPAWO has annually presented a Christmas Show with a difference in the African way. CHIPAWO'S Christmas Show does not only aims at providing entertainment and enjoyable Christmas experience for its family audience but it also tries to do this by presenting an early Christmas in an African and Zimbabwean idiom
   For CHIPAWO the Christmas Show is a very important responsibility as it brings together the CHIPAWO family and friends in celebrating an early Christmas through dance, music and drama influenced by the African ideology.  This is the time of the year were CHIPAWO ensures that the Zimbabwean Children do not accustom themselves to always looking up to foreign models and Idioms but instead relate to international and national events like Christmas in their own languages and in their context of their own lives.

Sleeping Beauty @ Reps Theatre
(to 21 December)
Directed by Graham Crutchley, this is traditional yuletide fun for the whole family with the time-honoured story we all know so well, and starring a mix of the regulars and some exciting new people. Marc Thomas returns as the Dame, with Sue Bolt again playing the ‘baddie’ - this time, the Black Fairy. There’s also Marty Bolt as usual the butt of the jokes and Gail Cooper as the good fairy, the Lilac Fairy. Tim Harrap returns as the put-upon King and Sue Stockdale is the very overbearing Queen. Paul Shephard has stepped in to play the Minstrel and Caroline Yule the Prince, while Chelsy Maumbe is Princess Beauty. Backing this is a line-up of strong singers in the cast and chorus. Matinees at 2.30pm on each of the four Saturdays of the run. Evening shows Tues-Sat, 6.30pm.
Tuesday nights are family nights with all tickets $8.00. Matinees $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children. Evening shows $14.00 for adults and $8.00 for children. Book at the Spotlight.
CHILDLINE HELP BOX
This year, as usual, Reps is supporting Childline and to this end we have placed a box in the foyer to collect donations of toys, books, used clothes and anything else that you can think of that might help!!
When you come to see the show, please place your donations into “Santa’s Chimney” and accept our grateful thanks and best wishes for a very and Happy and Blessed Christmas.

Nothing Usual @ Reps (31 December)
Reps’ New Year’s Eve Variety Concert
One Night Only – Wednesday, 31 December at 7 p.m. All Seats $10.00

CRAFT FAIRS & OTHER FAIRS



FILM



CLUBS & SOCIETIES


Reps & Tree Society: National Botanic Garden walk (14 December)
December is a great time to have a walk in the National Botanic Garden in Harare – and enjoy a lovely high tea afterwards. This is what is happening on Sunday, 14 December, organised by The Repertory Players, not only for its members but for the community at large – everyone is welcome!
The walk will take place at 2pm (meet 1.50pm in the Garden’s car park) and will be led by Mark Hyde, who is not only a member of Reps but also a very knowledgeable leader of the Tree Society of Zimbabwe. Afterwards, starting at 4pm, there will be a high tea (teas, coffees and a selection of teatime snacks made by the wonderful Hesbe Chivers) on the Tada Terrace at Reps, the charge for which is $10, or $8 for Reps and Tree Society members.
Payment can be made on the day, but everyone must book in advance so that numbers are known, please.
To book, please contact Lynn Buckingham at Reps (Monday to Friday between 8am and 4.30pm) – call (04) 336706 or 335850 or e-mail <mailto:repsbarmanager@mweb.co.zw> , or by e-mailing <mailto:aquarius@iwayafrica.co.zw>.

Zimbabwe German Society (December)

Please note that the Zimbabwe German Society will close officially on 19 December and will reopen on 5 January 2015.

10 December
Edith WeUtonga My Sister's Keeper
For  years, many female musicians have had to find their feet in an "industry" harsh to women with very little help or none at all. This has  led to abuse, exploitation and making of bad uninformed decisions, putting their  careers and / or lives at risk. My sister's keeper is a concept by developed by two established and flourishing artists who have  won NAMA and ZIMA awards, Edith WeUtonga and Claire Nyakujara. The aim of the project is to assist young female musician , Tendai Mavengeni find her way in the music industry. Tendai is a 13 year old who plays the thumb piano and a unique mbira, not popularly played by women, called Nhare.  he launched her album in March 2014 and continues to grow  as a performer.
7pm, Admission $10

11, 18 December
Alexio and the Shades of Black
Alexio and The Shades of Black continue to grow and offer a polished performance each time. The 'KuChina Alexio" Thursdays will continue to rock in December until the center closes for the festive season.
8pm, Admission $5

13 December
Tendex and the Luggards
A  night of mbira music presented by Tendex and the Luggards supported by the well known hit maker of Runonzi rudo (Prince Musarurwa) and  Munyaradzi Nyamarebvu with his west African sound. Bring your dancing shoes along and don't leave anyone at home. Dress to kill for there is a  price for the best dressed too!
7pm, Admission $5

16 December
Taisha and The Blacks
A  fresh traditional music with djembe drum interaction session. Taisha presents an exquisite mbira mbira set accompanied by vibrant traditional  rhythms and dancing by the Blacks. An exciting way to connect to the festive spirit this December.
7pm, Admission $2

17 December
The R&B Experience with Tia
The R&B Experience with Tia" Live performance with the Boy You Got To Know hitmaker Tia. Come through and stand a chance to win the latest Huawei phones.
7pm, Admission $10

19 December
Mazwi Emabwe Poetry Sessions
An  evening of intimate poetry readings in the Library. Presented by spoken  word artists Pearl and Zaza, the event will feature readings from other  poetic thinkers. These are especially designed for literature lovers seeking intellectual entertainment.
5.30 to 7.30, Admission Free

19 December Ignition Night
An  evening of root stirring mystic jazzy acoustics and a showcase of Africa's Heart "her drums" as never seen before.  Featuring Rumbie Wengoma,Amanda Manyowa, Tapz and Savanna Afros. These internationally acclaimed, well traveled artists will deliver a show whose sound is  centered on "drums" offered in a jazz environment giving sophisticated entertainment.
7.30pm, Admission: $7 Advance/ $10 Gate


All events are held at Zimbabwe German Society, 51 Lawson Avenue, Milton Park, Harare, unless otherwise stated.
For further information, please e-mail <mailto:info@goetheharare.org>.

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50% Clearance sale @ Totem Shumba Estate (to 12 December)
Wrought-iron tables, chairs, candle-holders, fruit baskets, Robert East art, etc.
50% clearance sale until 12 December. Hurry while stocks last.
Please call 0772 408668 for more information.

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