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SPRING FEVER
24 - 29 SEP '19
This year’s edition is about understanding our challenges, (illness or fever) and looking forward to better things and celebrating what the country, and by extension humanity at large, has gone through and wishes for the future.
BULAWAYO, ZW
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15 YEARS CELEBRATING ZIMBABWEAN ART
ABOUT INTWASA

Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo is a multi-disciplinary arts festival that brings together various art forms: dance, theatre, music, film, literary arts, visual arts, spoken word and fashion within one platform. The festival is aimed at celebrating artistic talent present locally, regionally and globally and ensures that there is cross fertilization of ideas, collaborations, and exchanges between various arts disciplines.

Workshops, Concerts, Poetry and Comedy!
Here's how Bulawayo celebrates the feeling of restlessness, excitement, and daydreaming that comes with the beginning of Spring in 2019.
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Intwasa Festival koBulawayo is Bulawayo's BIGGEST arts and culture event, and one of the longest-running festivals in Zimbabwe. The festival is a feast of entertainment rooted in the heart of what is known as Zimbabwe’s most creative city, Bulawayo.

The festival takes place every September in various venues within Bulawayo’s central business district and offers a diverse program that includes theatre, dance, music, spoken word, visual arts, literary arts, and fashion.

With the venues being central, it is safe and easy to walk from one venue to another. The City Hall car park remains the hub of the festival, with most events being free of charge, with something to appeal to everyone.

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BULAWAYO THEATRE
The best theatre shows and sponsored shows.
CITY HALL CARPARK
Free live performances from some of Zimbabwe's biggest acts.
NATIONAL GALLERY
All the training workshops, live poetry and music.
35000
TARGET AUDIENCE
100
EVENTS PER YEAR
15
YEARS CELEBRATING
4
AWARDS
LINED UP THIS SPRING
UPCOMING EVENTS
Exhibition
Opportunity
Dance
Workshop
Concert
Comedy
Masterclass
Marketing
Monologues
Poetry
Poetry
Umbrellas
Women's Day
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Event Schedule

Tuesday
2019-09-24
National Gallery
Bulawayo Theatre
Wednesday
2019-09-25
National Gallery
Bulawayo Theatre
Thursday
2019-09-26
Hope Centre
Eveline Girls High School
Bulawayo Theatre
Friday
2019-09-27
National Gallery Car Park
National Gallery
Large City Hall
Bulawayo Theatre
Saturday
2019-09-28
National Gallery Car Park
National Gallery
City Hall Car Park
Bulawayo Theatre
Sunday
2019-09-29
National Gallery
Bulawayo Theatre
National Gallery
Bulawayo Theatre
National Gallery
Bulawayo Theatre
Hope Centre
Eveline Girls High School
Bulawayo Theatre
National Gallery Car Park
National Gallery
Large City Hall
Bulawayo Theatre
National Gallery Car Park
National Gallery
City Hall Car Park
Bulawayo Theatre
National Gallery
Bulawayo Theatre
100 Girls 100 Voices Poetry for Girls by Girls image
10:00 - 16:00
100 Girls 100 Voices Poetry for Girls by Girls

Supported by

PLAN
US-EMBASSY
JCT
Arts reporting reviewing workshop image
10:00 - 16:00
Arts reporting reviewing workshop
African Rituals image
18:00 - 20:00
African Rituals


Bolamba Performing Arts & Ezimnyama Dance Ensemble

Digital Marketing Workshop image
10:00 - 16:00
Digital Marketing Workshop

Supported by

US-EMBASSY
African Rituals
Official Opening Show
Brian Brown
Art Director, Royal Theater of Scotland
Sweet Opium image
14:00 - 16:00
Sweet Opium

Special Schools Performance

Written by Grace Maguri

One Country, One Home Music Concert image
14:00 - 17:00
One Country, One Home Music Concert

Various Artists

Amazwi, Imizwilili Lesiginci image
18:00 - 20:00
Amazwi, Imizwilili Lesiginci

Sons of Ntu ft Sinkende, Mvelo, Kapitol, Izwi & others

ZW$10

There is a Field image
19:00 - 21:00
There is a Field

Written by Jane Marlowe

Directed by Bob Mutumbi

ZW$10

Short Story Writing Workshop image
10:00 - 16:00
Short Story Writing Workshop

Facilitated by:
Mthandazo Mahlangu
Philani A. Nyoni
Mgcini Nyoni &
Barbara Makhalisa

Arts & Culture Teachers Platform image
10:00 - 16:00
Arts & Culture Teachers Platform


Dr. Sibanda (LSU)
Jasen Mphepo & Others

Borderline Insanity image
18:00 - 20:00
Borderline Insanity

Featuring:

King Kandoro
MaForty
Andrew Manyika
T1nda, Ezra

The Adventures of Robert Moffat image
18:00 - 19:00
The Adventures of Robert Moffat

Sunduza Dance Company

ZW$10

The Storm image
19:30 - 20:30
The Storm

Jasen Mphepo Little Theatre Production

High Schools Drama Competition image
09:00 - 14:00
High Schools Drama Competition

Supported by

PLAN
JCT
Arts & Crafts Market image
13:00 - 18:00
Arts & Crafts Market
The Peter Teanet Effect (Pantsula Dance Competition) image
13:00 - 15:00
The Peter Teanet Effect (Pantsula Dance Competition)

Victory Siyanqoba Trust

FREE

Ghetto Super Stars image
15:00 - 16:00
Ghetto Super Stars

Jasen Mphepo Little Theatre production

The role of cultural diversity in a devolved state image
15:00 - 16:00
The role of cultural diversity in a devolved state

Public Discussion

Umceco: (The Fasshion Show) image
16:00 - 18:00
Umceco: (The Fasshion Show)

City Designers

Imbokodo image
17:30 - 19:00
Imbokodo

Mak Nobert production

Supported by Nhimbe Trust

ZW$10

Portraiture Exhibition image
18:00 - 19:00
Portraiture Exhibition

Various local artists

Random Poets image
18:30 - 20:00
Random Poets

Featuring

Zee,
Khana the Mad Poet,
Sox the Poet,
Joe Jokonia & others

Night of Big Comedy image
19:30
Night of Big Comedy

Featuring
Trevor Gumbi (S.A)
Khanyisa Bhunu (S.A.)
Clive Chigubhu (Zim)
Q Dube (Zim)

$50 (advance)

Bayethe Bulawayo Concert image
20:00
Bayethe Bulawayo Concert

The Best of Bulawayo Music

Dance Workshop image
10:00 - 13:00
Dance Workshop

Various groups

100 Girls 100 Voices Poetry for Girls by Girls image
10:00 - 12:00
100 Girls 100 Voices Poetry for Girls by Girls

Supported by

PLAN
US-EMBASSY
JCT
The role & place of women voices in Zimbabwe amidst the current political & economic challenges image
11:00 - 13:00
The role & place of women voices in Zimbabwe amidst the current political & economic challenges

Thandekile Moyo (Byo)
Soneni Gwizi (Byo)
Taremeredzwa T. Chirewa (Hre)
Yvonne Phiri (Hwange)

Arts & Crafts Market image
11:00 - 18:00
Arts & Crafts Market
The Peter Teanet Effect (Pantsula Dance Competition) image
13:00 - 15:00
The Peter Teanet Effect (Pantsula Dance Competition)

Victory Siyanqoba Trust

FREE

Red Cycle Stories image
13:00 - 15:00
Red Cycle Stories

WILD

FREE

Creative Masterclass (Tariro Negitare) image
14:00 - 16:00
Creative Masterclass (Tariro Negitare)

Tariro Negitare

Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues image
15:00 - 16:30
Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues

Ft Musa Sibanda
Agnes Ncube
Qeqe Mntambo
Sithabile Ndubiwa

Traditional & Contemporary Dance image
15:00 - 18:00
Traditional & Contemporary Dance

Umkhathi Theatre
Bolamba Performing Arts
Ezimnyama Dance Ens
IYASA
Chenhaka (Mutare)
San Dance Group (Tsholotsho) & others

FREE

Women writings & public readings image
16:00 - 17:00
Women writings & public readings

FREE

Women, Wine & Words image
17:00 - 20:00
Women, Wine & Words

Tariro NeGitare
Seagirl
Mimmie
Lee McHoney
Vuyo Brown
Masa
Afroqueens
Sboe Wadzanai
Yanta Limey & many more

Covers Night image
19:00 - 22:00
Covers Night

Ramsey K
Ashleigh
Friends Band
Band Fusion
Thandy Dlana

Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues image
19:00 - 20:00
Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues

Ft Musa Sibanda
Agnes Ncube
Qeqe Mntambo
Sithabile Ndubiwa

Battle of the DJs image
22:00
Battle of the DJs

Bulawayo Top DJs

FREE

Intwasa Poetry Slam image
14:00 - 17:00
Intwasa Poetry Slam

In partnership with Page Poetry Alive

African Rituals image
15:00 - 16:00
African Rituals


Bolamba Performing Arts & Ezimnyama Dance Ensemble

Sweet Opium image
18:00
Sweet Opium

Special Schools Performance

Written by Grace Maguri

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