We will deliver marimba and mbira workshops at this year’s Tropical Pressure Festival in Cornwall. Come down for a great day out!
London based marimba band, Otto & The Mutapa Calling, is launching their debut album on November 17th at Grow Hackney. Entry is free until 10pm, and £5 thereafter.
The Moors is a moving comedy written by Zimbabwean national Tonderai Munyevu about two men arriving in London looking for Shakespeare, produced by Two Gents Productions with Tara Arts. It runs from Wednesday 7th to Saturday 24th November, 7:30pm. Matinees Thursday 15th and 22nd November, 2pm, Saturday 17th and 24th November 3pm.
Two spirited men arrive in London looking for Shakespeare. They say they are from Balaika, Africa. They have passed through fire to be here and are determined for the great man to hear their stories.
Alas, Shakespeare is dead! However, his theatre still stands. Soon they find themselves swept up and placed on stage in front of an expectant audience. Fame, fortune, and two smitten actresses await. But, can they survive the hostile environment?
In triumphantly energetic style, two actors (last seen together in Sizwe Banzi is Dead at the Young Vic) play men, women and immigration police to portray this funny yet moving story of love, friendship, and ambition. A vibrant and utterly engaging theatre experience not to be missed.
Written by Tonderai Munyevu
Performed by Sibusiso Mamba and Tonderai Munyevu
Directed and produced by Arne Pohlmeier
This new production is supported by Arts Council England.
More information available here: https://www.tara-arts.com/whats-on/the-moors
Botswana Community in the UK is running a networking event in London in celebration of 52 years of Botswana Independence. The main objective of the event is to promote the culture and tradition of Botswana in the UK.
This networking event hopes to bring people together and provide a platform for Botswana entrepreneurs to sell their products & services. In addition it hopes to promote and support Botswana talent, arts, culture & tourism in the UK.
The entrance is free and all budding Batswana entrepreneurs are invited to book a small stall to display their products & services. Exhibitors will speak about their brands & all attendees will be able to network, get to know each other and swap business cards!
We welcome people of all nationalities to attend this event and find out more about the country which inspired:
Alexander McCall Smith to write his famous series of novels, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency which became a TV series
The greatest love story of the 20th century in the form of the recently released film A United Kingdom
Prince Harry to become patron of Rhino Conservation Botswana and to source from Botswana the diamond for Meghan’s engagement ring.
The Portuguese Community centre is only 100m from Kennington Tube Station. Refreshments will be available including braai & traditional Setswana cuisine. The new Botswana High Commissioner has been invited to attend to meet attendees and talk about the services that the Botswana High Commission can provide to Batswana in the UK!
Please register for your free ticket in advance to book your place as numbers are limited and we need to know how many people are coming to provide sufficient refreshments for the day.
South African Diaspora Ubunye Trust presents their annual South African Heritage Day Picnic on September 29th, back for its 5th year in a row! It’s a wonderful day to celebrate South African culture and diversity with fellow South Africans and to enjoy the last days of summer with a lovely picnic and delicious SA food, music and vibes.
Bring along your picnic baskets to Wimbledon Park with snacks, drinks and anything else you think you'll need for a day out in the park. The dress code is anything SOUTH AFRICAN!
Food stalls confirmed include:
Mazzy's Homemade Goodness
Kiri Mshibe's traditional SA food
Ibhodo Ltd selling amagwinya
Sheila Nickel selling SA sweets & cakes
Such Sweet Cakes
Seemole Ltd selling atchaar
Moganie Moodley selling Durban curry etc
If you would like to host a stall please email email@example.com or if you would like to be a part of the show, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can email either, or post your message on the Facebook event if you have any general queries about the event.
Please note that this event is taking place on public property and there may be other members of the public there who are not attending the event (“third parties”). The organisers accept no responsibility for and will not be liable for any damage, loss, costs or any claims and/or expenses arising out of or in connection with the conduct of any attendees of the event or third parties.
For more information visit the Facebook event page, here.