Arts Events List

At a loose end? Wondering whats on where you live? Look no further than our up to date Arts events list, kindly brought to you by Twin Arts Trust.


Albert Chimedza and Gonamombe @ Piccobello Pizzeria (Tuesdays)

Where: Piccobello Pizzeria and Restaurant, 47 Glenara Avenue North, Highlands, Harare.

When: Every Tuesday @ 8.00pm

Bar and snack menu.

Come join us for an evening of fine food and fine music!

Info: 0733 436 191 or 0733 403 604


Mbira concerts @ The Mbira Centre (Sundays, to 27 June)

Sunday afternoon mbira concerts at The Mbira Centre. A great way to relax and make new friends!

Where: The Mbira Centre, 53 Glenara Avenue North, Highlands, Harare

When: Every Sunday afternoon, 2.30p.m. to 4.00p.m., 23 May to 27 June

No cover charge. Donations much appreciated.

Please bring your own drinks and picnic baskets.

The concerts are a fund raising effort by the Mbira Centre to raise money to go towards our “Mbiragamelan Dreams” project, a music expedition to Java, Indonesia. Donations during the concerts will therefore be very welcome. Proceeds will go towards part of the project costs for three Mbira players going to perform and teach Mbira and learn Javanese gamelan music in Java, Indonesia for two months in July and August.

If anyone is interested in supporting this unique project or needs more information please contact:

By phone: 0912 269 779 ; Email:


Winter Season of Concerts @ Chisipite Senior School (12 June August)

Chisipite Senior School with Di Wright present their Winter Season of Concerts in the Chapel, all starting at 6.00 pm and lasting approximately an hour. These concerts feature the individual students who did well at the Eisteddfod this year and entrance is free except for the Madrigal Evening but donations at the end would be appreciated. The musicians are going on tour to South Africa in July.

12 June – Family Festival in the Music Centre at 2.30 celebrating music performed within families.

15 July – Madrigals Evening featuring the Madrigal Cup winners, Elizabethan dancing, instrumental groups, Shakespearean drama, mulled wine and tasty morsels. Tickets at the door or school office.

22 July – Wind Players Evening, Flute Competitions and the Chisipite Jazz Band.

3 August – Annual SPCA Benefit Presentation by the Junior Choir which will be Jonahman Jazz. Singing and drama.

For more information, contact Di Wright


Celebs: Juan Muoz (violin) and Mariel Illusorio (piano), with Angela Wilde (clarinet) (13 June)

Celebrity Subscription Concerts announces its second extra concert of 2010 with a recital by Juan-Luis Muoz and Mariel Illusorio, with Angela Wilde on Sunday, 13 June at the HIS auditorium, starting time 4 pm. Entrance at the end of Rivonia Drive, off Moorgate, Mount Pleasant.

Tickets at US$10 each (Pensioners and Children $5) are available at the Spotlight and at the Hall on the day where the box office will be open from 3.15 pm onwards.

Entrance is free to RED CARPET members, but regular members will need to buy tickets, as this concert is extra to the 6 subscription concerts that regular membership covers.

The programme includes:

Grieg: Sonata No. 2 in G major for Violin and Piano, Op. 13

Franck: Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano

Buencamino: Mayon Fantasy

Debussy: L’isle joyeuse

Milhaud: Suite for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano

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

Rossini: La Gazzetta (11 June)

Friday 11 June in the Robert Sibson Hall at 6.30 p.m. with supper interval.

One of Rossini’s less well-known comedies is directed by the Nobel Prize-winning author Dario Fo who updates the action to the 1920s. The plot concerns the scheming and flirtatious Lisetta whose father attempts to find her a rich husband through an advertisement in the newspaper La Gazetta. He is unaware that she has fallen in love with Filippo, the owner of the hotel where they are staying, and matters are further complicated by the arrival of the wealthy and feckless Alberto who is in search of a wife and falls for Doralice, daughter of the cantankerous Anselmo, but she has been promised to an old rou Monsu Traversi…

Admission: $3.00 / R25.00 [free to Red Carpet members and subscribers]

Juan Muoz (violin) and Mariel Illusorio (piano) (15 June)

Tuesday 15 June in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.30 p.m.

Juan Munoz and Mariel Illusorio are both members of the music department at Rhodes University and form a duo that has received great acclaim in South Africa. The programme is as follows:

Grieg: Sonata No. 2 in G major for Violin and Piano, Op. 13

Franck: Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano

Buencamino: Mayon Fantasy (piano solo)

Debussy: L’isle joyeuse (piano solo)

Milhaud: Suite for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano, Op.157b [with Angela Wilde]

Booking will open at the Academy on Tuesday 1 June.

Admission: $5.00 / R40.00 [free to Red Carpet members and subscribers]


Live ‘n’ Direct @ National Gallery, Harare (to 31 July)

The National Gallery of Zimbabwe has for the last six months worked tirelessly towards the launch of the 2010 flagship show Live ‘n’ Direct which is designed to inspire the artists to produce their best work. The artists have been challenged to reflect deeply and produce cutting edge work that speaks on being proudly Zimbabwean within the global context. The show will run throughout the duration of the 2010 World Cup and will certainly tell the Zimbabwean story with pride and excellence to all the visitors that may care to engage. Foremost though, the show is an engagement with ourselves and the Gallery hopes to inspire the group of high flying local business people that it has already approached to begin their own private collections from the Live ‘n’ Direct offering.


Art Exhibition @ Wingate Park Golf Club (27 June)

The Wingate Park Golf Club will be holding its annual Art Exhibition at Wingate on Sunday, 27 June from 9am to 3.00pm, featuring a large variety of exhibits for sale from talented Zimbabwean artists.

Tea and refreshments will be served , and bar and lunching facilities will also be available, plus guarded parking. A minimal entrance fee to the exhibition will be charged.

Join us for a fun day in the country in beautiful surroundings turn into Alpes Road off Harare Drive between Golden Stairs and Borrowdale Roads, and proceed only about 4kms along Alpes in the direction of the Wild Geese.


Art in the Park Exhibition, Bulawayo (31 July; bookings close 30 June)

Art in Bulawayo. Saturday, 31 July. Art in the Park Exhibition. Hillside Dams Conservancy, off Banff Road, Hillside. Time 10am to 5pm.

If you would like to participate please book your place early as places are limited to first come. Bookings are required by 30 June and no later. All money raised from the stall space will go towards the new security fence around the Hillside Dams Conservancy. Help us secure this important venue for the benefit of all Bulawayo residents and visitors.

For more information please contact us on or call Mirriam on 242490.


Harare’s Got Talent @ Reps (12 June)

Have you got talent? Can you sing, dance or entertain in any other way? If so, you’re what we need for Harare’s Got Talent, a one-night fun show in which we shall showcase some of the best talent around lucky prizes for the top three contestants, whether solo or duo or in groups, whether you’ve performed publicly before or not. Interested? Then contact Reps Theatre right away and tell us what you can do and we’ll tell you how it’ll work. The good news is that Simon Cowell won’t be a judge our judges will encourage and not discourage!

So everyone’s welcome to show us what you’ve got you could be a star of tomorrow! Here’s how to apply to be in this special show:

Call Erin at Reps on (04) 335850 or 336706 or e-mail either or giving your e-mail address, cell number, landline number or other contact details and tell us your area of speciality.

Harare’s Got Talent will be a live show for the public at Reps Theatre on Saturday June 12 (7pm)

Tickets $5. Book now at The Spotlight for what promises to be a sold-out show.


NIAA /Deloitte Speech and Drama Festival 2010 (14 June 3 July)

Dates and venues: Prince Edward School, Beit Hall, 1429 June

Choral Speaking Harare International School, 30 June and 12 July

Programmes available at the door.

Admission $1.00 per session (Students and Senior Citizens FREE)

Season ticket $5.00, including free programme.

Final concert Saturday, 3 July. Harare International School Performing Arts Theatre, 6 pm

Tickets at the door. Adults: $5.00; Students and Senior Citizens: $2.00

More information: Tel: 702989, Email:


The Importance of Being Ernest @ Reps (24 June 3 July)

Zane E Lucas directs Oscar Wilde’s immortal classic The Importance Of Being Ernest

Starring Kevin Hanssen, Jason Linforth, Anne Fischer, Jamie McLaren, Erin Cooper, Richard Sticklen and Leila Billing

Reps Main stage, June 24 to July 3

Tickets are on sale now at The Spotlight (located in the Reps Theatre foyer tel. 308159)


Holistic Fair @ Mukuvisi Woodlands (25 September)

We will be holding our Holistic Fair on Saturday, 25 September, at the Mukuvisi Woodlands, from 9 am till 5 pm.

We invite anyone who wishes to demonstrate a natural therapy, or explain a type of treatment which will cause no harm, but help interested people to find a better and healthier way of living, to respond as soon as possible to the addresses below. Stall space of approximately 9 sq m X 9 sq m will be available. Personal stalls will be rented out at $30 per site, and commercial stalls will cost $50 per site. Stalls may be shared with another person/s, dividing the costs. Food therapies will be welcome, and therapists can cook, demonstrate and sell food at the Fair. Anything that can be termed holistic, which involves the BODY, MIND and SPIRIT, including Handicrafts, can be shown and be on sale. We plan to have short lectures during the day, and also small workshops. Early application will gain the best sites.

Entrance to the Fair will be only $2, and pensioners and children will be admitted for $1.

Please write to Roger Castelin on or phone 0712 630 698

and to Lorna Robinson on or phone 0914 436 205 or 04 744410


Capoeira classes

Capoeira classes, an Afro-Brazilian art movement, combining dance, music, acrobatics and self-defence.

Classes: Tuesday and Thursday, 6.30 8.30pm; Saturday, 3.30-5.30pm, at the Avondale West Scout Hall, 3 Kerry Road (off West Road).

Contact: Tendai: 0712-804-977 , Farai: 0913-279150 , Ed: 0912-750287 , or


Mountain Club of Zimbabwe (June)

P.O. Box HG 203 Highlands. Secretary: Lorraine Regadas: 0912 416024

Walker’s Rep: Marge Dewdney: 011-211576 , 0912-236319 , 2916778

WALKING : PLEASE NOTE, we meet at a convenient venue where excess vehicles can be left contact the leader or Walkers’ Rep.

Meet 15 minutes before the advertised time, to ensure a prompt departure. Saturday depart 1.30 pm (afternoon meets), Sunday depart 8am (all-day meets) unless indicated otherwise.

CLIMBING: Climbing is usually held on Wednesday at Cleveland Quarry, from about 4pm. Contact Andy Heelas (885158), or Lynn Gilmour ( 011 771221 ) particularly if use of MCZ climbing gear is required.

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS: The HQ (Boy Scouts HQ, 76 Mchlery Ave, Highlands) will be open on Wednesday evenings from about 6.00pm. There is always a braai fire. Bring your own meat etc.

ARRANGEMENT FOR CAMPING WEEKENDS: Please come to the advertised convivial if you wish to go camping, so that transport can be arranged.


Sunday 13 – Chinamora/Masambura Area – Rolf Chenaux Repond 303591; Meet Sam Levy’s 7.00 am!!

Saturday 19 – Christon Bank – Betty Betts 0913017678

Sunday 27- Momwe – Philippa Marett 302136


BirdLife Zimbabwe (BLZ) Mashonaland (6, 13 June)

We have a bird walk almost every weekend the walk itself lasts 23 hours and thereafter the combined bird list is called while refreshments are being enjoyed. We also have a monthly evening presentation on the 3rd Thursday of each month, 5:30 for 6:00 p.m. The venue is the Avondale Sports Club on Brighton Road, between 2nd Street Extension and Upper East Road. There is a bar and eats. There is a security guard to look after the vehicles.

Members and non-members are welcome to attend any of the events.

Unless there is a gate charge by the responsible authorities at some venues (e.g. Haka), there are no other charges associated with a birding outing or evening presentation however at some venues a tip would be appreciated if there is a guard looking after the vehicles. At each outing, there is a leader who will identify the birds being seen for the benefit of the group. There is nothing to stop experienced birders from “doing their own thing” at any of the venues as long as they assemble afterwards at the designated meeting point to participate in the bird count. At most venues, for the bird count, participants will usually have their own chair, refreshments and eats – a social atmosphere prevails!

For more information, contact a committee member, try:

Tony Alegria: 0912 438 697 , 490375 Home. Email:

Ken Dixon: 0912 324 301 . 793063 Home. Email: .

Web site:

Listed below are the events for the next two weeks.

Sunday 6 June 7.00 a.m : Mukuvisi Woodland

Last month special sightings included Great Spotted Cuckoo, Wood Pipit and Purple Indigobird a species count of 94 was excellent. Winter is a good time to see some raptors such as the Long-crested and Black-chested Snake-eagle and Black Sparrow-hawk. Spotted Creeper and Southern Hyliota can also be found. Turn off the Chiremba Road into Ford Road (opposite Queensdale shops) and continue down to Blatherwick Road (T- junction). Turn right and the gate is about 150 metres on the left. Bring a reasonable tip for the guard, taking into account the value of your vehicle! Don’t forget refreshments for after the walk when we record the number of species.

Sunday 13 June – 7.00 a.m: Lake Chivero Bird Sanctuary

You might see Lesser Masked Weavers, African Cuckoo Hawk, Retz’s Helmet-shrikes and Southern Hyliota, as well as the more common miombo woodland and water birds. Meet at Marimba Shopping Centre, Samora Machel Avenue West.


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