Whats on in Harare & Bulawayo


Cinderella @ Reps Theatre (21–24 July)

The Dance Trust of Zimbabwe's National Ballet will be staging the ballet Cinderella at Reps Theatre on 21, 22, and 23 July at 7pm, with matinees at 2.30pm on 23 and 24 July.

The South African Ballet Theatre have very kindly given permission for their senior soloist, Humberto Ruiz Montero, to come to Harare and dance the part of Prince Charming.

National Ballet's Principal Dancers, Natalie Bradbury and Christie Clayton, will dance the parts of the Fairy Godmother and Cinderella. This well-known and well-loved ballet story promises to provide entertainment for the whole family.

There will be a Gala Evening on Friday, 22 July. Come dressed in your glitzy, glamorous gear. Mulled wine and snacks will be available from 6pm. Come dressed as Cinderella to the matinees and stand to win a prize.

Book at The Spotlight in the foyer of Reps Theatre from 11 July.

Entrance: Adults – $10, Children Under 12 and Pensioners – $5

The audience is invited to come to the matinees dressed as Cinderella and stand to win a prize. There is also a children's colouring competition with prizes of tickets to the ballet.

For more information, please phone 336776.

Harare Open Dancesport Championships 2011 @ Athenium Hall (23 July)

Presented by Les Covarr Dancesport.

Athenium Hall, Leopold Takawira Street (cnr Josiah Tongogara),

Spectacular competitive events in Ballroom, Latin & Sequence Dancing. Featuring all your favourite dancers.

Starts 6.00pm sharp. Full Bar & Catering

Tickets on sale from Wed, 13 July at Big Sky, Pomona, Mon to Fri, 8:30 – 5:00; Sat 9.00 – 12.00

Front row: $10; all other rows: $5

Enquiries: phone 885713 Mon & Wed only 9.30am – 12.30pm

Battle of the Year (BOTY) Africa 2011 @ HICC (27 August)

The 2011 African edition of the world hip-hop dance Battle of the Year (BOTY). Eight African countries (Morocco, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Algeria, Senegal, Seychelles & Mauritius) battle to represent the continent at BOTY World finals set for 19 October 2011 in Montpellier, France.

The biggest hip-hop event in Africa coming to Harare for the first time. Visit <http: www.boty.de=" .</http:>

Harare International Conference Centre (HICC)

Time: 1pm ends midnight. Admission: $10

Contact: Plot Mhaka: 0773-591356, E-mail: <mailto:[email protected]></mailto:[email protected]>

Jibilika Dance Trust, 7 Humba Close, Msasa Park, Harare, Zimbabwe

Website: <http: www.jibilika.co.nr=" ; Blog: <http: www.jibilika.blogspot.com=" ; E-mail: <mailto:[email protected]></mailto:[email protected]></http:></http:>

Tel.: +263 773-591 356; +263 773-078 907; +263 772-423 054


Celebrity Subscription Concerts: Double attraction (24 July)

Celebs next concert will be an event with a difference on Sunday, 24 July at the Harare International School Theatre.

It will consist of TWO concerts plus lunch.

If you do not wish to buy lunch, the entry is $10 for the concerts. (This includes either or both of the concerts, so you may as well enjoy both!)

First concert, starts at 11.30am:

Odeion Junior String quartet:

Mendelssohn op 44 no.1 (complete)

Beethoven Op18, no3 first movement only

Arnold van Wyk (1916-1983) Five Elegies for String Quartet second and fourth movements


Fibich Piano Quintet (with Petro)


Second concert, starts at 2.30pm:

Violinist Sharon DeKock, accompanied by Petro Engelbrecht:

Schumann Sonata Op105

Brahms Sonata No 3


Saint-Saens Sonata no1 op75 in D major

Vaughan Williams The Lark ascending

There are four lunch options: Soup and Roll (Concerts and meal: $15); Chicken Curry (Concerts and meal $17); Vegetarian meal (Concerts and meal $17); Bring your own (Concerts $10). Tea, coffee, soft drinks and wine will also be on sale.

Please note that Red Carpet members have free entry to all Celebs concerts, so the above prices are less $10 for them.

For catering reasons, it is necessary to purchase lunch tickets early.

Tickets are on sale now, until 18 July, at the following venues:

• 60 The Chase, Mount Pleasant. (between Golden Stairs and East Road) 8.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday only. Phone 307058 – 60. (New wall being built)

• Spotlight in REPS Theatre foyer, Second Street Extension shopping centre.

• Coconut Joe, Sam Levy's village.

For further information, please contact Mike Peto: work 307058–60, cell: 0772-516646, or email: <mailto:[email protected]>.</mailto:[email protected]>

Lorna Kelly Studio concert @ Greencroft Trinity Church (31 July)

Lorna Kelly Studio is presenting a concert of her students and her new ladies' vocal ensemble, Dulcet Tones.

A wide variety of songs will be sung, from baroque to modern English. Pianists are Ruth Chard and Jaap Kuiper.

Three junior singers and six senior students, including Abdul Secham, who won the Recital and Harry Tudball cups in the recent N.I.A.A. festival.

Date: Sunday, 31st July; Time 2.30 pm; Venue: Greencroft Trinity Church

Tickets $5 at the door

Tea and cake will be served at 3.45pm for those wishing to stay on ($2 per head – proceeds to the church).

For more information contact Lorna Kelly <mailto:[email protected]>.</mailto:[email protected]>

FallsFest 2011 @ Victoria Falls (30 &amp; 31 December)

Vic Falls New Year 2011–2012, presents

Locnville, Crashcarburn, The First Descent, Ghapi, Clint &amp; Co, Evicted, Ryan Koriya, Dj Macson, Dj Francis.

On 30 and 31 December for a two-night live concert.

Accommodation and concert tickets can be purchased from <mailto:[email protected]> or 07774 432800.</mailto:[email protected]>

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

Mahler: Symphony No.4 &amp; Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (20 July)

Wednesday 20 July in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.30 p.m.

Leonard Bernstein conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Mahler's Fourth, perhaps the most approachable of all his symphonies, ending with a child's vision of heaven. The evening will also include Herbert von Karajan conducting Strauss's autobiographical symphonic poem, "A Hero's Life".

Admission: $3.00 [free to Red Carpet members]

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (21 July)

Thursday 21 July in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.30 p.m.

Cate Blanchett returns to the role that won her international acclaim in the story of one woman's struggle to control love, defend her kingdom and secure her position. Reunited with Geoffrey Rush as Walsingham, and also starring Clive Owen as Sir Walter Raleigh, a dashing seafarer and courtier in whom Elizabeth finds fresh temptation, the film culminates in Spain's attempt to invade England with the great Armada.

Admission: $3.00 [free to film members]

Academy Sponsored Festival Week (25– 29 July)

Monday 25 July to Friday 29 July in the Robert Sibson Hall at 5.15 p.m.

The Academy’s Sponsored Festival Week is a fund-raising event which is held every second year. It works in much the same way as any other sponsored event: Academy students, parents and friends offer to perform at concerts held in the Sibson Hall and friends and family are asked to sponsor per minute of the performance. There will be concerts every evening at 5.15 p.m. and all will feature a wide range of performers including visitors such as Sharon de Kock and the Junior Odeion Quartet.

Admission Free

The Peggy Morris Choral Competition (27 July)

Wednesday 27 July in the Robert Sibson Hall at 9.00 a.m.

The Academy's annual competition features choirs from both primary and secondary schools. There are no set pieces and every choir will sing two items, one in English, so there will be a wide variety of music on offer.

Admission Free

Sharon De Kock (Violin), Petro Engelbrecht (Piano) (27 July)

Wednesday 27 July in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.30 p.m.

Sharon de Kock is well-known to Bulawayo audiences as the second violinist of the Odeion Quartet but on this occasion she will be offering a solo recital:

• Brahms: Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108

• Schumann: Violin Sonata No.1 in A minor, Op.105

• Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonata No.1 in D minor, Op.75

• Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

This is a splendid programme though the works in the second half have not been often heard in Bulawayo – if at all. The Saint-Saëns is a delightful piece with a dazzling moto perpetuo finale which should be much better known, whilst Vaughan Williams' Lark Ascending has been voted the most popular piece of classical music by British Classic FM listeners for several years in succession.

Admission: $10.00 / $5.00 [free to Red Carpet members and subscribers]

The Odeion Junior String Quartet, Petro Engelbrecht (Piano) (29 July)

Friday 29 July in the Robert Sibson Hall at 7.30 p.m.

The Odeion Junior Quartet, like the Odeion itself, is all-female and is made up of outstanding students. They will be performing at the Stellenbosch Festival just before their visit to Bulawayo and fly to Amsterdam for a concert in August. Their programme will include:

• Mendelssohn: String Quartet in D major, Op.44/1

• Beethoven: String Quartet in D major, Op.18/3 – first movement

• Van Wyk: Two Elegies for String Quartet

• Fibich: Piano Quintet in D major, Op.42

Beethoven and Mendelssohn require no introduction, Van Wyk's Elegies have been described as "really a lovely piece" and Fibich was a contemporary and friend of Dvorak and his quintet is very much in the latter's style, a delightful work packed full of melody.

Admission: $10.00 / $5.00 [free to Red Carpet members and subscribers]


Still Life / Objects @ Gallery Delta (19 July – 12 August)

In association with Dendera Gallery

An exhibition of paintings, graphics and multi-media sculptures, with works by

Arthur Azevedo, Virginia Chihota, Ryan Colohan, Tafadzwa Gwetai, Masimba Hwati, James Jali, Kufa Makwavarara, Wallen Mapondera, Gina Maxim, Misheck Masamvu, Munyaradzi Mazarire, Lionel Murphy, Gareth Nyandoro, Kate Raath, Greg Shaw, Moffat Takadiwa, Albert Wachi, Portia Zvavahera, and others

Exhibition curated by Helen Lieros

Opens on Tuesday, 19 July @ 5.30.p.m. Previewing from noon the same day

Exhibition duration until 12 August

Gallery Delta, 'Robert Paul's Old House,' 110 Livingstone Avenue/Ninth Street, Greenwood Park, Harare

Telephone/Fax: 792135; <mailto:[email protected]>; <http: www.gallerydelta.com=" .</http:></mailto:[email protected]>

The Verandah Gallery 20th Annual Charity Art Exhibition (31 July)

Sunday, 31 July, 10am to 4pm, at 16 Woodholme Rd, Emerald Hill, Harare

2011 will be the 20th anniversary of this very popular annual charity art exhibition! It will feature the works of over 40 of Zimbabwe's highly talented artists. 25% commission from all sold paintings goes to the Emerald Hill Children's Home and the Emerald Hill School for the Deaf.

As always, the Detema Jazz Band will be there to entertain you. There will be a Wine Bar and the Vabatsiri Soroptimist Club will provide refreshments throughout the day. The Verandah Gallery 2012 calendar, "Children's Africa", will be launched – all the pictures are by children, and the originals will be on show/sale, along with a selection of other pictures that were submitted for the calendar – a delightful display!

It's a great day out even if you don't buy a painting! Entrance: adults US$2 and children under 12yrs free.

For further information contact: <mailto:[email protected]></mailto:[email protected]>

Musicamp (20–27 August)

It's Musicamp Time!!!

The time has come again when we round up musicians from all over the country and beyond to be a part of the amazing experience of Musicamp. Musicamp is just eight weeks away and we are so looking forward to a week filled with music. Our International Conductor this year is Steve King D.Litt MBE, from Edinburgh, Scotland. Camp this year runs from the 20th through to the 27th of August 2011.

The public is very welcome at both Musicamp concerts:

Informal Concert – 6pm on Friday, 26 August (at Peterhouse Girls School)

Final Concert – 6pm on Saturday, 27 August (in Harare)

If you are interested in Musicamp but have never been before and would like more information, please feel free to speak to Renée Mostert on <mailto:[email protected]> or 0712-860-159 or Harriet Macquire on <mailto:[email protected]> or 0772-342-379 to find out more. Also check out our website: <http: www.musicamp.org=" or the official Facebook Group: Musicamp Zimbabwe.</http:></mailto:[email protected]></mailto:[email protected]>


Set-Design Classes @ Reps Theatre (Thursday evenings, July–October)

All plays and performances happen in a space

• How do you choose that space?

• What do you put in it?

• Who makes those decisions?

• How does set design fit into the whole picture to make a visually fantastic production?

Calling all set designers and would-be set designers

Linda Hyde will be running a set design course at Reps in July and October.

She will be looking at the set-design needs for upcoming Reps productions for this year:

• Motown – a musical feast

• A Thousand Years – a situational comedy set in New York

• Robinson Crusoe – this year's pantomime – a set-designing banquet

Come and be part of the set-design ideas team for these productions and learn about hows and wheres of making it happen.

Thursday evenings – 5.30-6.30pm in July and October

Classes are designed as stand-alone classes, so don't feel you have to come to all of them.

For more information, please contact Linda Hyde on 0772 232 075; or Kevin Hanssen on 0772 302 913

"Happy Haunting" and "Sherlock Holmes" @ Reps Theatre Upstairs (21–30 July)

Two excellent one-act plays:

Happy Haunting: A light comedy about three ghosts and two hapless tourists, directed by Colleen Hardy.

Starring Amanda Horsfield, Sharon Waterworth, Gail Cooper, Ursula Gripper and Chido Maunze

An Evening With Sherlock Holmes: A mystery by Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, directed by Ryan Lawrence.

Starring Adriano Gorassini, Larry Greeff, Stephane Thomas, Lara Hundermark, Tim Garrard and Jonathan Hall

21 to 30 July (performances 7pm each night except Sunday and Monday, plus Saturday matinees at 2.30pm)

Preview night Wednesday, 20 July – pensioners free and all others $2. Now booking at The Spotlight

The Weakest Link @ Reps Theatre Upstairs (31 July)

The Weakest Link – Harare's own version of the popular TV quiz show, with quiz host Ann-drew Robinson.

Sunday 31 July, 6.00pm. Ticket price includes snacks in the bar afterwards.

Accidental Death of a Radical @ Theatre in the Park (from 9 August)

Theatre in the Park is taking a three-week break in order to pave way for the Book Fair, which runs from 25 to 31 July.

Theatre in the Park will open its doors for the second season on 9 August with "Accidental Death of a Radical" from The X Lab team.

Contact: Tafadzwa Muzondo, Number 10 Hampshire Drive, Eastlea, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Cell : 0772 993 413; Email: <mailto:[email protected]; website:="" <http:="" www.rooftoppromotions.org=" </mailto:[email protected];>

Audition: A Thousand Clowns @ Reps (20 August)

Gloria Prentice is coming from Australia to direct "A Thousand Clowns" and is looking for adult male and juvenile actors to take parts.

"A Thousand Clowns" by Herb Gardner is a benchmark of Broadway comedy and produced one of the theatre's most beloved roles: unconventional Murray, uncle to precocious nephew Nick. Tired of writing cheap comedy gags for "Chipper the Chipmunk", a children's television star, Murray finds himself unemployed with plenty of free time to pursue his … pursuits. Lectured by his conventional brother, Arnold, and hounded by "the system", Murray is paid a visit by bickering, uptight social workers, Sandra and Albert, and finds himself solving their problems as well as most of his own.

Audition Notice

Date: Saturday 20th August; Time: 2–4 p.m.

Venue: Adrian Stanley Room, Reps Theatre.

Rehearsals start 28 August; Performance dates 6–15 October

Audition to be held for three male parts – all comedic roles

One male lead role: age 40/50 years – a massive part with lots of lines and person selected will need to attend every rehearsal

One male role: age 40/50 years (could be older) – smaller role

One juvenile male: aged around 12 years – needs to look young

NB. There will be no remuneration for taking a part in this play.

Song of the Carnivores Song-Writing Competition (deadline 1 September)

Write the lyrics for a song and have a chance of winning $500, and of the song being performed at the 2012 Bulawayo Music Festival

The song should consist of seven verses, each of eight lines. The first verse should be an introduction, followed by a verse about each of the large carnivores – Lion, Spotted Hyena, Leopard, Cheetah and Wild Dog – and then a concluding verse.

Brief information about the animals is available from <http: www.cheetahandwilddog.org="" carnivoresong=" </http:>

The song should reflect the life, the beauty and the endangered nature of each carnivore. It should emphasise that each species is an important part of our heritage and each is important to biodiversity, and that the bush would be empty without them. However, the song should end on a positive note – we can make a difference.

The aim of the project is to inspire young people, especially those in their early teens, to care about the future of Zimbabwe's wildlife and be proud of their heritage.

Consideration will be given to the winning entry being put to music and performed at the 2012 Bulawayo Music Festival.

RULES: 1. Entries must be written in English. 2. Only one entry per person. 3. All work must be original. 4. The competition is open to all Zimbabwe citizens and residents. 5. We reserve the right to use entries for publication or promotional purposes. 6. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, 1 September to: The Song of the Carnivores, The Zimbabwe Academy of Music, Box FM 640, Famona, Bulawayo. Entries can be posted or hand delivered. 7. Please make sure that you provide your name and contact details including postal address, telephone number(s) and email address. 8. Late entries will not be accepted. 9. Entries must be typed. 10. Only hard copies will be

accepted. Email entries will not be considered. 11. Entries will not be returned (so keep a copy). 12. Only the winner will receive direct notification of the result. PRIZE: The winner will receive a prize of $500.

For more information contact:

Dr Gianetta (Netty) Purchase

Coordinator – Regional cheetah conservation strategy ZSL/WCS, P.O. Box 2633, Bulawayo

Tel/fax: + 263 9 242837

Email: <mailto:[email protected]> or <mailto:[email protected]></mailto:[email protected]></mailto:[email protected]>

Website: <http: www.cheetahandwilddog.org=" </http:>


Colour Africa 2011, Munich, Germany (July)

An exhibition of Zimbabwean contemporary art comprising paintings, graphics and mixed media sculptures by twenty artists to open at Amalienstrasse 81 in Munich on Wednesday, 6 July, 2011.

This initiative stems from Verena Nolte, an arts consultant of Munich and trustee of the Gallery Delta Foundation for Art and the Humanities, and Gallery Delta, over the past year. The venue is in the most important street and quarter for art in all of Munich. Further, the exhibition coincides with the 15th year of the twinning of the cities of Harare and Munich and will be supported in part by the City of Munich Art and Cultural Department. We hope that the exhibition will attract as much interest and success as that of the first 'Colour Africa' at the Rathaus Gallery in the centre of Munich in year 2000, and again elevate our artists and their work at a prestigious venue and location on an international platform which they so justly deserve.

For more information, please contact Derek Huggins, Co-Founder and Director, Gallery Delta,

'Robert Paul's Old House', 110 Livingstone Avenue/Ninth Street, Greenwood Park, Harare

Telephone/Fax 792135, <mailto:[email protected]> <http: www.gallerydelta.com=" </http:></mailto:[email protected]>

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