Over the years theatre has proved to be a useful and powerful tool for communication and education. Though informal in nature theatre has several advantages over other forms of communication; it is mobile, flexible, participatory, can include other forms of media, and most importantly, it has the ability to simplify issues and appeal to everyone …

by Intwasa Arts Festival
Mar 12, 2020

Recently, Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo, with partners, launched the Masiyephambili Dialogue Series. The Dialogue Series is a platform for the creative sector to interact and interface with policy makers and other influencers in a bid to create more synergies and plug ins for creative people. The first interface was with Minister of Environment, Climate Change, …

by Intwasa Arts Festival
Feb 19, 2020

The flickering, twitching and unstable candle light made the words look blurry, inviting involuntary light tears that Thandi kept wiping away as she struggled to read for her exams. There was no room to quit or wait for the return of unscheduled power cuts; she had to do what needed to be done to pass …

by Intwasa Arts Festival
Nov 18, 2019

Nene ran her bloody fingers through the thick curls that made her hair. Something was in the crown of her head. A louse. A fat louse in its teens. She was going to kill it .She was a very capable being with an immortal soul. And she knew her body fed from it. Her soul. …

by Intwasa Arts Festival
Nov 12, 2019

A light drizzle started as I stepped out. Just as I reached the gate, the skies opened and released a heavy downpour. I moved briskly, trying to avoid the mud. Sis’ Pinkie would be furious if I messed up the shoes. They were comfy black all-stars which she had given to me a while back. …

by Intwasa Arts Festival
Nov 7, 2019

INTWASA SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2019 After a four year hiatus, the Intwasa Short Story Competition is back and calling for entries. The competition is an annual literary event seeking to promote original creative writing talent in English. The competition also seeks to promote Zimbabwean narratives from Zimbabwean writers be they in Zimbabwe or living in …

by Intwasa_Festival
Feb 6, 2019

Curatorial Statement: Mthabisi Phili The Realities and Experiences Exhibition will open on the 28th of  September at the National Gallery in Bulawayo during the 2018 edition of Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo. Zimbabwe has been a host of realities and experiences from social, political, economic and religious spheres. Beginning with the 2016 July protests, the Zimbabwean …

by Intwasa Festival
Aug 23, 2018

Intwasa Extra, taking place from the 28th to the 31st of December 2017, is a spill over program from the main Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo that takes place every year during the month of September in the city of Bulawayo. The four day arts extravaganza coming under the theme “Celebrating a New Era” is basically …

by Intwasa Festival
Dec 6, 2017

One of the most exciting moments at Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo is the Live Literature Sessions by Centre For Talent Development (CTD). In 2015 alone about 3000 O’ and A’ level students from schools as far as Plumtree, Lupane and Filabusi thronged Bulawayo Theatre to watch live stage performances of various literature setbooks by this …

by Intwasa Festival
May 17, 2016

Last week, on the 30th of April, Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo stopped accepting applications for the 2016 edition. As usual there were one on two artists that submitted their applications a day or two after the deadline. The excuses were too numerous and always the same – almost believable. As Intwasa and a people’s festival …

by Intwasa Festival
May 11, 2016