Zimbabwe Arts and Culture in Harmony

The Arts and Culture portfolio in the Zimbabwe Diaspora Focus Group (ZDFG) – a coalition of UK based Zimbabwean organisations formed in 2010 – is hosting the inaugural Zimbabwe Arts and Culture in Harmony launch and exhibition on the 14th September this year.

The event offers a rare opportunity for members of the Zimbabwean diaspora to showcase their talent (be it as a poet, musician, DJ, traditional dancer or any other artistic role they fulfil), in a relaxed and friendly environment. ZDFG claim that willing participants will be contributing to the display of the rich and diverse culture of their native country, demonstrating and celebrating what Zimbabwe has to offer.

In addition, the group states that the exhibition will also give people the chance to extend their business and social contacts, talent hunt and recruit. Attendees are welcome to book tables to display their arts and culture related goods and services, and five minute slots are available for those who want to promote their projects or products to the exhibition. The invitation also extends to Zimbabwean and SADC artists based in other parts of the world, illustrating how open and inclusive the even promises to be.

The primary goal of the ZDFG is to provide a platform for members of the Zimbabwean diaspora to work together on issues that affect their time in the UK, in addition to voicing ideas that contribute to the development of Zimbabwe. This launch and exhibition certainly seems to pave the way for this to happen, providing an ideal opportunity for members of the diaspora to network with one another.

The event is being held at the Holy Apostles Hall on 47 Cumberland Street in Pimlico from 11am, and is free for exhibitors, artists and the general public. Prospective attendees are encouraged to book their space or slot early to ensure a place – this can be done by contacting Million Moyo, the ZDFG Arts & Culture Rep. With an estimated 40,000 Zimbabweans living in London, let’s hope the diaspora turns out in droves to celebrate the culture of their homeland.

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