A new playwriting competition is calling for submission of plays from Zimbabwean playwrights. The playwriting competition is centred around how the women's movement can respond to the political crisis in the country; how it can support women who are victims of that political crisis at every level of society, including the political; what is preventing the women's movement from having an adequate response, and how can the women's movement be more engaged for societal transformation rather than personal development.
PAWE (Performing Arts Women Entrepreneurship Programme) has a bursary for a woman entrepreneur in the performing arts to participate in the 4th Annual Women in Enterprise Conference and Awards (WECA) 2016 to be held on 16 September at Cresta Lodge Hotel Harare, under the theme; “Sustainability Of Women Owned Business In Zimbabwe Through Connecting Women Entrepreneurs To Markets”. Topics to be covered at WECA are:
• Her Story – An African Woman Entrepreneur’s Journey of Challenge, Perseverance and Triumph
The Argentinean circus act, Mandragora Circus, will perform in Bulawayo at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo on the 10th of August at 2:30pm and at the Zimbabwe Academy of Music in Bulawayo on the 12th and 13th of August at 6:00pm and 5:00pm respectively.
Mandragora Circus is a 55 minute long wordless performance where two clowns tell a story of comedy and love. Circus stunts, music and unconventional instruments weave the acts of this play together allowing the audience to imagine situations, conflicts and solutions in a delicate story for all.
Nhimbe recently granted a request for rehearsal space to ND Productions' Theatre for Everyone. They will present their plays between July and December 2016. This is an initiative of Nohlalo Dube, a member of Nhimbe's WiTT.
Nhimbe at AU Meeting Of The 2nd Ordinary Session of the Specialised Technical Committee On Youth, Culture And Sports
Nhimbe attended the African Union (AU) meeting of the Second Ordinary Session of the Specialised Technical Committee on Youth, Culture and Sports (STC – YCS2) which was held on the 13-17 June in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The session was held under the theme ‘African Year of Human Rights: promoting ethics and cultural diversity as an essential right for the people of Africa’ and it resulted in the crafting of a report with the following considerations regarding culture: