Clipboard: what’s on in Harare

Here is this week's Clipboard, with its usual selection of items of activity in and around Harare in coming weeks. This e-newsletter includes information about arts, theatre, sport and business events - in fact, about anything!

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Friday April 1 – Sizzling 70s and Electric 80s. A powered musical show featuring Alex Fairlie and Samantha Tirivacho, singing music that will never be forgotten. Show starts 7pm, but arrivals from 6.15pm to enable you to settle in and get drinks and supper arranged. Theo’s House of Coffees, 167 Enterprise Road. Entry $5. Supper available from $6, and bar open. Advance booking is strongly recommended: book by calling 0772 881877.

 

Saturday April 2 – Car Boot Sale. Borrowdale Country Club. Sellers come in from 7.30am, $5 a stand. Buyers from 8.30am at  $1 entry per person. Large variety of goods for sale, including catering equipment, new and used clothes, drinks, foodstuffs, new and used sports equipment.  Gates close 12 noon.

 

Saturday April 2 – The Music of Art – A Day With David Chinyama. David and Vanessa will be working with collage and acrylic, media typical of David’s work. We’ll begin with a step-by-step process-oriented progression, with the intention of each producing our own collage painting. We will use music as a catalyst to stimulate, enhance or activate the mood and/or concept behind the work – both live and recorded. This promises to be a powerful and fascinating learning experience, for beginners who have not worked in these mediums before and also for experienced artists wishing to work ‘out of the box’ and learn from other artists. It is a mindful process involving care and concentration. Artists will obviously take their pieces home with them. The studio at 190 Folyjon Crest, Glen Lorne. $40, including tea/coffee/materials. There is a bring and share lunch. Call David on 0772 401859 or Vanessa on 0772 565313 or at [email protected]. Book your place now.

 

Saturday April 2 – Polocrosse Tournament. Inaugural Ladies Tournament. Borrowdale Country Club, from 9am. Six teams have entered. If you enjoy watching horses and great riding please come along.  Entry free. Bar and catering.  Disco in evening.  Polocrosse is the King of One-Horse Sports.

 

Saturday April 2 – Auditions for Phantom – The Concert. This show will run at Reps Theatre later this year and auditions are being held to find cast members. 2.30pm, in the Adrian Stanley Room at Reps. Solo voices are needed, as well as full chorus, ages 15 and above. Please bring prepared music for the pianist. To be directed by Sue Bolt, with musical direction by Meg Mackenzie. Performance dates will be June 22 to July 16, with rehearsals from April. As with all Reps productions, no remuneration is given for participation in this show.

 

Monday April 4 – Introduction to basic/ beginner level 1 Shona for adult learners in Harare. Morning, afternoon and evening lessons. Enrolment is in progress for the second intake of 2016 for basic Shona language learners. Venue: a very quiet private home in Vainona.  Small (five students max) class group lessons. Fun, well thought out, highly educational lessons. Dedicated native Shona speakers who are trained, qualified and experienced in teaching second/foreign languages. Tuition fees cover all learning materials. Choose a morning, afternoon or evening class to join. Courses starting on April 4: Group A: three-week morning class Mon-Thurs 10am-12am (8hrs/wk.);  Group B: four-week afternoon class Mon, Tues, Thurs 12.30pm-2.30pm (6hrs/wk.); Group C: six-week afternoon class Tues and Thurs 3.30pm-5.30pm (4hrs/wk.). Courses starting on May 2 (after hours): Group D: eight-week afternoon course Mon and Wed 4pm-5.30pm (3hrs/wk.); Group E: eight-week evening course Mon and Wed 5.30pm-7pm (3hrs/wk.) We also offer private one-on-one lessons for children (7 to -15 years) and to adults (16 to 80 years). We can get a tutor to come to your home, office, school or an agreed meeting place to deliver private one-on-one lessons or bespoke class group lessons anytime between 7am and 9pm. Weekend and holiday lessons are available. Email: [email protected] Website: www.freeyourmindlanguagetuition.com  Facebook: https://facebook.com/anguageITlessons  Twitter: @privatelessons2 (Shona/English Tutor) Call: 0737924599

 

Tuesday April 5 – Fun quiz night at 167 Enterprise Road. The latest in the fortnightly quiz series. It’s all about fun and it’s for teams. Come and join in a team or bring a team along. Supper available from $6, bar open. Come at 6pm to 6.15pm. Quiz starts 6.45pm promptly. Call 0772 881877 to book a table. 167 is also known as Theo’s House of Coffees. Suitable for all ages. Quizmaster Matthew Shadwell.

 

Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10 – Orchid Show. Mukuvisi Woodlands. Sat 9am to 4pm, Sun 9am to 2pm. Teas, repotting demo (11am each day), sales table, raffle tickets. Entry $2.

 

Saturday April 9 – Wine Tasting and Tapas evening. Featuring wines from Boplaas Estate in SA, led by Rozanne Nel of the Nel family, owners of the estate. Flying Frog, Arcturus Road. $25 per person. Attendance only by advance booking to Yolandi Koorzen call 0772 658031, by end of day April 4. Starts 4.30pm and ends 6.30pm.

 

Saturday April 9 – the 2015 DStv Ngoma Awards ceremony. A glittering dinner for the advertising communications industry. Sponsored by MultiChoice Zimbabwe. Venue: Cresta Sango. More details and bookings: Judy Macdonald, call (04) 870306 or e-mail e[email protected]

 

Sunday April 10 – Sunday Music and Lunch. Music from Mande, with guest performers from the line-up of this year’s Harare’s Got Talent show, including singers, guitarists, magician and comedian, among them the HGT winner for this year, the fabulous soprano Molly Dzangare. Venue: one67 Enterprise Road, also known as Theo’s House of Coffees. Starts 12 noon and end mid-afternoon. Advance booking essential – call 0772 881877.

 

Thursday April 14 – the 2016 Advertising and Publicity Club Suppliers Expo. A trade exhibition aimed, and including, at people in advertising, marketing, public relations, printing and publishing, research, event management, broadcasting and journalism, e-communication and related fields. Booking open now for stands: $60, or $45 for members of the APC. Expo runs 9am to 3pm. More details to be released soon. Enquiries and early bookings: contact [email protected]

 

Friday April 15, Friday April 22 and Friday April 29 – Art classes for adults at Doon Estate. Learn to paint and draw under acacia trees with wildlife artist Petros Kaseke. No experience necessary. 3pm to 6pm on each of these Fridays. Doon Estate, Harrow Road, Msasa. $15 fee, includes instruction, materials and refreshments from Veldermeers Café. Limited number of spaces, so call Petros on 0772 364289 or email [email protected]. Participants will also have a chance to enter the Your Nest is My Nest  2016 art competition sponsored by BirdLife Zimbabwe and the Italian Embassy. Entries for this close on May 8.

 

Saturday April 16 – Coffee Day! It’s the feast day of St Drogo, patron saint of coffee houses, so come along to Theo’s House of Coffees at the one67 Enterprise Road retail estate, for a taste of the many coffees, including the new flavours all the way from Italy, all morning. Come along when you wish, but if you would like to reserve a table and a time, feel free to call 0772 881877.

 

Saturday April 16, Saturday April 23 and Saturday April 30 – Doon Estate Holiday Art Classes. Learn to paint and draw under acacia trees with wildlife artist Petros Kaseke, also known for his art classes at Mukuvisi Woodlands. Classes for school children of all ages, 9.30am to 12.30pm on each of these Saturdays. Doon Estate, Harrow Road, Msasa.$12 fee, includes instruction, materials and refreshments from Veldermeers Café. Limited number of spaces, so call Petros on 0772 364289 or e-mail [email protected]. Participants will also have a chance to enter the Your Nest is My Nest 2016 art competition sponsored by BirdLife Zimbabwe and the Italian Embassy. Entries for this close May 8.

 

Saturday April 16 – AWARE Trust Doggie Fun Day.  Queen of Hearts, Enterprise Road, 1pm to 5.30pm. To celebrate the arrival of ‘Snippy’ -  AWARE’s new vet ambulance with surgical theatre.  Adults $3, children $2 and doggies free (all dogs on leads please). More information on AWARE from Tracey Hugill, e-mail [email protected]. Cell 0772 261079. Visit www.awaretrust.org or like Facebook/AWARETRUST

 

Sunday April 17 – Meikles Hotel’s latest Centenary High Tea. An afternoon for all ages: enjoy the splendid Meikles high tea, have a talk on the history of this hotel (celebrating its100th anniversary right now) and then tour the hotel and surrounds. $14 per person. Book by calling reservations on (04) 707721 or e-mailing [email protected]. High tea starts 3.30pm and ends about 5.15pm.

 

Tuesday April 19 – The Jumpstart Business Conference. Professor Malcolm McDonald will be hosted by the Marketers’ Association of Zimbabwe at this conference aimed at CEOs/ MDs/ GMs and other non-marketing directors. Venue Rainbow Towers. A one-day event with the theme Meeting the marketing/finance boardroom challenge: how to create a strategy that creates shareholder value. Professor McDonald was listed as one of the UK’s top 10 business consultants by The Times. He has written more than 45 books on the subject of marketing, including the best-seller Marketing Plans: how to prepare them, how to use them. An investment cost of $250 per person. If you book for four directors or more, you will obtain a 10 percent discount. For details and bookings, contact Loreen Chari, [email protected] or 0772 454767. Starts 8.30am.

 

Tuesday April 19 – Fun quiz night at 167 Enterprise Road. The latest in the fortnightly quiz series. It’s all about fun and it’s for teams. Come and join in a team or bring a team along. Supper available from $6, bar open. Come at 6pm to 6.15pm. Quiz starts 6.45pm promptly. Call 0772 881877 to book a table. 167 is also known as Theo’s House of Coffees. Suitable for all ages. Quizmaster Alastair Garrard.

 

Friday April 22 to Sunday April 24 – The Shakespeare Weekend. 167 Enterprise Road is the venue for a weekend commemorating The Bard on the 400th anniversary of his passing. A musical show, along with a fun presentation and a screening of movies that are set books at O and A levels, and in other examination curricula. There will be something for everyone at this super weekend of commemoration and entertainment. Full programme to be unveiled April 2 and to be published thereafter.

 

Saturday April 23 – Vumba Fair. Inn on the Vumba, just outside Mutare. 9am to  4pm. Stay for the weekend – book by calling 020 60722. Exhibitors from Harare welcome to take stands, joining counterparts from Mutare, Live entertainment by Mande.

 

Sunday April 24 – Telecel 2016 Drag Racing Series. Donnybrook Raceway. Partnered by Telecel, Nemchem, hp lubes/Castrol, Turbo Solutions Africa, Financial Gazette and Oracle Imaging, Sables/Dragpro welcome race fans and competitors for the first event in the series: 13 classes open to all makes and models of cars and motorcycles, from standard road vehicles to highly modified performance vehicles. Prizes and trophies awarded to the top three in each of the 13 classes. Driver/rider registration closes at 2.30 pm. Admission $5 adults; children under 12 free. Bar and catering and entertainment for children. More info, contact 0735 005500 or e-mail [email protected], or visit facebook/dragproclub.donnybrook. Race the track, not the street.

 

Tuesday April 26 to Saturday April 30 – Zimbabwe International Trade Fair 2016. Theme: innovate, integrate, industrialise. Business conference April 27, charity golf challenge April 28, public days April 29 and 30.

 

Tuesday April 26 to Saturday April 30 – A’Sambeni Africa Business Tourism Expo. ZITF and the ZTA inviting travel and tourism organisations to be at A’Sambeni at the ZITF in Bulawayo. This is Zimbabwe’s second biggest tourism showcase and runs concurrently with the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair. This show has been re-positioned to focus on the fast-growing meetings, incentives, conferences and events area of tourism. The fair will be of special interest to meeting venues, accommodation facilities, destination management companies, exhibition management companies, event management companies, professional conference organisers, tourism authorities and information bureaus, event suppliers and technology providers. Visitors to the show will include travel decision makers, incentive houses, potential investors, business travellers, conference organisers and destination management companies. Contact Sheona Pedzapasi at the ZTA’s National Convention Bureau, e-mail [email protected] or call (04) 758712.

 

Friday April 29 to Sunday May 1 – HIFA presents the CABS Classical Music Celebration. There is no full HIFA this year, but the good news is there will be a series of mini festivals, so Harare can enjoy the delights of HIFA in a different way. This event runs at St George’s College and tickets will be on sale from Avondale Shopping Centre from April 19, and at St George’s College from April 27. The opening event will feature CODA Africa from SA – a superb group offering everything from classical music to reggae, with instruments that range from electric strings to saxophone. The closing act is Urban Strings, an exciting group of up to 12 musicians playing a number of instruments and focusing on a range of genres, including classical. They are also from SA. More info about the whole programme soon. Sponsored by CABS. Visit www.hifa.co.zw or like Facebook/HIFA.

 

Friday April 29 to Sunday May 1 – Harare International Food and Music Festival. Borrowdale Race Course, 10am onwards all three days. Arranged by Jacaranda Culture and Media Corporation. A wide range of food exhibits, food and beverage events and entertainments are planned, and to be publicised in due course. More information from [email protected] or call 0775 775775, 0732 775775 or 0718  775775. Shop 120, first floor, Longcheng Plaza, Belvedere. Landline (04) 741192-3

 

Saturday April 30 – Iain Macdonald’s art, crafts and books fair. Chisipite Junior School, 9am to 4pm.

 

Tuesday May 3 – Fun quiz night. The first May quiz event at one67 Enterprise Road, also known as Theo’s House of Coffees. Starts 6.45pm but bethere from 6.15 to settle in and arrange food and drinks. No entry fee. Food and beverages available throughout. Fun for all and this is a team quiz – bring along a team or come along and join a team. Quiz host tonight Lee Mackinlay.

 

Friday May 6 and Saturday May 7 – Needlecraft Exhibition. 9am to 4pm both days. Greencroft Presbyterian Church hall, Stoney Road. The exhibition features a display of all forms of embroidery including; cross stitch, needle painting, ribbon embroidery, smocking, stump work, crochet, weaving and others. Demonstrations and workshops on the hour every hour. Entry $3 for adults, $2 for over-65s and $1 for children  under 12 (Includes tea and cake).

 

Saturday May 7 – Harare International School May Fair.  9am to 3pm. HIS is off Pendennis Road, Mount Pleasant.

 

Saturday May 7 – Rhino Fest 3. Presented at Old Georgians Sports Club by Harare Round Table No. 1. Featuring SA’s PJ Powers and Ghapi, plus many local acts, including Bud Cockcroft, Gary Stanley, MACKAY, Public Nuisance, Amy and the Calamities, Fraser Mackay, The Skuds, DJ Frank, DJ Rob Macson, DJs James Honey and Charlie Bravo. All proceeds to the SOUL Trust, in support of anti poaching (see www.soultrust.org), fully endorsed and supported by National Parks. Tickets available from The Venue, Avondale (PaSangano Building), Big Sky in the Pomona shopping centre and OGs Sports Club: $15 pre-sale, $20 at the door.

 

Sunday May 8 – Celebrity Subscription Concerts’ recital: Ammiel Bushakevitz (piano). 3pm, Arundel School Chapel. Advance booking will open April 15. Ammiel is a South African-based performer and will feature works by Schubert and Liszt, as well as a selection of songs without words by composers such as Rameau, Bizet, Faure, Alkan, Mendelssohn, Richard Strauss and Gluck.

 

Friday May 13 – Hello Mary Lou. The magnificent music of Ricky Nelson and contemporaries from th late 50s and early 60s. Alive show at one67 enterprise Road, also known as Theo’s House of Coffees, the latest in the monthly ‘down memory lane’ shows that are proving very popular. Entry $5. Book by calling 0772 881877.

 

Saturday May 21 – Chegutu Touch Bowl. The 12th annual edition of this popular event. Bryden Country School, Chegutu. Rugby starts 8am. Children’s entertainment, bar and catering, free camping available. Under-16s free, all other $15 entry fee. Book teams or get more info from Colin Delport, 0772 345314, e-mail [email protected].

 

Wednesday May 25 – Africa Day luncheon and music. A family afternoon in a garden setting, with music by Faith and Brennan Wyngardt, who are Fab Fusion, with a great mix of music from all over Africa. A selection of dishes from across the continent, too … from Mozambican prawns to North African spicy delights. One67 enterprise Road, also known as Theo’s House of Coffees. From 12 noon onwards. Booking will open at the end of April.

 

Friday May 27 to Sunday May 29 – Miombo Magic music festival. Zimbabwe’s family-friendly annual music festival, camping out in the stunning bush of Christon Bank, 25km north of Harare. A line-up of bands from Friday afternoon to Sunday sunset, with a wide range of additional activities to keep children happy. Tickets on sale from Pariah State in Borrowdale or online at miombomagic.paynow.co.zw. Further details on the festival and the line up at facebook.com/miombomagic. Small venue, so ticket numbers are limited.

 

Saturday June 4 – All That Jazz. A stage show featuring a live band, five great female singers and a selection of songs from all over the world, from trad to Afro, and everything in between. Booking opens end of April. There will be two shows – 2.30pm and 7pm. Venue: one67 Enterprise Road, also known as Theo’s House of Coffees.

 

Saturday June 4 – Zimbabwe Music Teachers’ Society annual concert. 3pm, Arundel School Chapel. More details in due course but diarise the date now.

 

Sunday June 12 – Celebrity Subscription Concerts’ pre-Bulawayo Music Festival recital. Diarise now and await full details.

 

Wednesday June 15 to Sunday June 19 – The Bulawayo Music Festival. Back after a four-year break. Musicians will include Nokuthula Ngwenyama (violin), Theo Bross (cello), the Odeion Quartet, Leslie Howard (piano) and Coady Green (piano). More information from [email protected]

 

Thursday June 16 to Saturday June 18 – Sanganai/Hlanganani/World Tourism Expo. The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority hosts the ninth annual edition of this event, to be held this year in the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair grounds, Bulawayo, using Halls 3 and 4. The relocation of Sanganai/Hlanganani/World Tourism Expo to the city of Bulawayo has been done to stimulate the development and growth of tourism in regions across the country. Sanganai/Hlanganani is one of Africa’s premier tourism showcases, aimed at bringing international buyers and exhibitors under one roof. Details can be sourced from the Executive Director, National Convention Bureau, call (04) 770409 or e-mail [email protected]. Alternatively, contact the exhibition team: [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected]

 

Thursday June 16 to Saturday June 18 –  Barnyard Theatre returns to Harare with a show called Vegas. Diarise now and information will come soon on booking dates and costs. More information, including requests for gala shows, from Minky Walters, [email protected]

 

Sunday July 3 – 2016 Borrowdale Craft Fair. Old Georgians’ Club. 9am to 4pm. Entry: adults $2, pensioners and children $1. More information and stand bookings: visit 256 Herbert Chitepo Road, corner 5th Street, or tel:  (04) 794182, cell 0772 308381. Office open between 8am and 2pm Mon-Fri. E-mail [email protected]

 

Monday August 22 to Saturday August 27 – 2016 Harare Show. This year is the 106th annual show, and the theme is: Climate Resilience – The New Agricultural Frontier. Preceded by exhibitors’ training on August 3, international showjumping competition from August 15 to 21. The show itself will feature exhibition stands and many events to educate, inform and entertain. Children’s fun park, daily fireworks displays, police display daily, live performances by entertainers each day. Traders’ Day Monday August 22. WEZ and ZAS agri quiz Tuesday August 23. National agri-business conference Wednesday August 24. Official opening and prizegiving Friday August 26. Leadership for enhancement of Agricultural Development Series each day. Students in uniform free on Tuesday August 23. Learn more through www.zas.co.zw or Facebook/Zimbabwe Agricultural Society. Call (04) 780963-6 or e-mail [email protected]

 

Friday September 23 to Sunday September 25 – The 2016 Zimbabwe Motor Show. Venue: Old Georgians Sports Club. Previous exhibitors have first option on their exhibition stands and new exhibitors are welcome. Visit Facebook/ZimbabweMotorShow. Enquiries and bookings to Gabriel Ettlin, event organiser, tel. 0774 336376.

 

Public address systems and sound solutions: P.A Solutions can provide public address and related sound solutions for theatre and performing arts events, sporting functions, corporate events and functions, seminars and training, school events … and everything else! Contact Tim or Tracy on 0772 237557 or 0771 138697 or at [email protected].

 

Join the Marketers’ Association of Zimbabwe. MAZ is a body with a mandate to uplift the marketing profession. It was established in 2009 when it was recognised that marketing as a profession was not being given the full recognition it deserves in Zimbabwe. MAZ has successfully managed to advocate on behalf of the marketing profession in various ways and has helped marketers to gain greater recognition and support. There are a number of benefits of being a member. More information from: Timothy Mutsikwi, Membership Officer of the Marketers Association of Zimbabwe. 24 Glenara Ave South, Eastlea. Call (04) 747031, 747051 or 2932213. Cell: 0772 596357. Skype: tim.mutss. Website: www.maz.co.zw.

 

Celebrity Subscription Concerts is back in action and everyone is invited to join, and enjoy superb performances by invited international classical music performers. Scheduled performances being arranged: May 8 and June 12, plus four others later in the year. The membership officer is Veronique Wakerley ([email protected]). Subs for 2016: Red Carpet (all recitals during the year, plus after-recital receptions) – $100 per person or $180 per couple. Ordinary members: (four recitals, plus discount for remaining recitals) – $40 per person or $70 per couple.

 

Some helpful information about school terms in 2016: Second term – Start: Tuesday May 3, End: Thursday August 4, half term: June 17 to 20. Public Holidays: Africa Day, May 25. Third term: Start Tuesday September 6, End: Thursday December 8, half term: October 14 to 17. First term 2017 starts Tuesday January 10.

 

Remember to support those in our society who are disadvantaged and in need. Clipboard supports VAWZ, AWARE Trust, SPCAs through Zimbabwe including the ZNSPCA, Mukuvisi Woodland, Harare Children’s Home, the Friend Foundation. They all need your help to keep going and to do their job of protecting those who cannot always protect themselves.

 

HIFA 2016 will be different to other years, with a series of events across the year. HIFAmigo subscriptions are being offered that will encompass all the events planned, which to date include the CABS CLASSICAL MUSIC CELEBRATION at St George’s College April 29 to May 1, HARARE THEATRE SEASON at Reps Theatre, May 12 to 15; early June (date yet to be confirmed): PARTY IN THE PARKADE. Funky, innovative venue for a real dance party with well known DJs. Parking no problem! 25 – 26 June: MUSIC WEEKEND at Glamis Arena, ZAS showgrounds. This weekend will be dedicated to live bands in a similar programming stance as for HIFA Main Stage. The area will be divided in half, one half being for the performances, the other being a larger ‘Coca-Cola Green’ idea. July (date to be confirmed): RUGBY EXHIBITION MATCH at Glamis Arena. July (date to be confirmed): CLASSICAL BALLET PRESENTATION at Reps Theatre. This will be in association with National Ballet and Cape Town City Ballet doing a presentation of extracts from THE NUTCRACKER SUITE. August (date to be confirmed): EQUESTRIAN EVENT WITH FINE ART EXHIBITION AND AUCTION at Bushman Rock. September (date to be confirmed): FORMULA 1 PRESENTATION AND INNOVATIVE CAR SHOW within central Harare and at Donnybrook. November (date and venue to be confirmed): HAIR, BEAUTY AND FASHION CELEBRATION. This is hair, beauty and fashion as art – not to be missed! December (date and venue to be confirmed): ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION AND ANTI-POACHING CONFERENCE at Victoria Falls. Notification of box office openings and dates as timings become secured. We have revisited our subscription levels so that more people can become Amigos. Please encourage your friends and family to join as well. It is a difficult time in our country and at times like this, we need to be able to meet, to laugh, (to cry!) and to reassure each other that “we will get through it!” We look forward to welcoming you as a HIFA 2016 Next Level HIFAmigo. Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA), tel: (04) 300119/ 300984/ 300977/ 309999 or 0772 978 763 (general office line). E-mail [email protected]. Visit www.hifa.co.zw

Message from the Dance Trust of Zimbabwe: our National Ballet will be staging a ballet season at Reps Theatre in the last week of July, with the exciting collaboration of the Cape Town City Ballet. When the roof of the Ballet Centre in Belgravia collapsed, dance teachers in South Africa rallied round and staged shows and ran raffles, among other activities, to raise funds for us as we went through our reconstruction exercise. After we finished, they notified us that they had raised some more money so they held onto these funds and have now used them to initiate this collaboration between the Cape Town City Ballet and Zimbabwe’s National Ballet. The DTZ must now ‘step up to the plate’ and find the remaining funds to make this happen. We would like to undertake various fundraising activities, including a raffle, so we are appealing to companies and individuals to assist us by providing raffle prizes. We also appeal for funds to put towards the air tickets and accommodation for the four Cape Town dancers who are coming, as well as for the many other expenses involved in such a show. Please contact Eve Stranix at the DTZ, Ballet Centre, East Road, Belgravia. Call 0712 20147.

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