‘The Life and Work of Walter Muparutsa’

On Friday 18 May 2012, a free public discussion will be held to honour and celebrate ‘The Life and Work of Walter Muparutsa’, at the Book Café (139 S.Machel Ave/6th St) from 5.30 to 7pm.

Walter Muparutsa
Walter Muparutsa

The discussion will explore the multi-faceted aspects of Walter’s life, his achievements and dreams, with presentations by renowned Zimbabwean playwrights Daves Guzha (Rooftop Promotions) and Andrew Whaley, Elvas Mari (National Arts Council) and Ray Mawerera (Media and Communications Consultant).

The life of Walter Lambert Dehwe Muparutsa was full and rich, and a true example of dedication, commitment, selflessness, courage, passion and love. He was an award-winning actor, writer, director, producer, and promoter, ‘an out-and-out craftsman for stage and screen’ – an iconic, larger-than-life figure in Zimbabwe's film and theatre world.

Literally to his last days he was singing in his home church choir, busy with Global Arts activities, a key figure in the Chimanimani Arts Festival, and arranging with Pamberi Trust to launch a series of plays at the Book Cafe.

Walter touched lives all over Zimbabwe, in communities, churches, associations in arts development, and the Arts and Culture industry was enriched by his life’s work, which also reached into many parts of the world he travelled.

The gathering on Friday 18 May brings together friends, family and arts associates to pay tribute to his life and work. Partners who have helped to make the event a reality through their generous contributions include National Arts Council of Zimbabwe, Complete Arts Project, ‘Playing Warriors’, Trust Africa, ZITA and Nhimbe Trust, United States Public Affairs Section, Media For Development Trust, Rooftop Promotions, Virginia Phiri, Chirikure Chirikure, Andrew Whaley, Jeremy Brickhill and the Embassy of Spain.

The discussion is FREE, ALL WELCOME.

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