21 - 25 SEP '21
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.
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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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …