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THE NEW NORMAL
21 - 25 SEP '21
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!
WHERE

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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CITY HALL CARPARK
Free live performances from some of Zimbabwe's biggest acts.
BULAWAYO THEATRE
The best theatre shows and sponsored shows.
NATIONAL GALLERY
All the training workshops, live poetry and music.
35000
TARGET AUDIENCE
350
WORKSHOPS TO DATE
15
YEARS CELEBRATING
10
AWARDS
LINED UP THIS SPRING
UPCOMING EVENTS
Exhibition
Opportunity
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Event Schedule

Saturday
2020-12-19
National Gallery
Sunday
2020-12-20
Sabela Studios
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Monday
2020-12-21
Sabela Studios
National Gallery
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Bulawayo Theatre
Tuesday
2020-12-22
Zoom
Sabela Studios
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Bulawayo Theatre
Wednesday
2020-12-23
National Gallery
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Bulawayo Theatre
Thursday
2020-12-24
Zoom
Sabela Studios
National Gallery
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Bulawayo Theatre
National Gallery
Sabela Studios
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Sabela Studios
National Gallery
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Bulawayo Theatre
Zoom
Sabela Studios
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Bulawayo Theatre
National Gallery
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Bulawayo Theatre
Zoom
Sabela Studios
National Gallery
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Bulawayo Theatre
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17:30 - 19:00
Ok, What Really Happened?

A Comic Night with Q. Dube

Adv US$7.00, Door US$10.00

 

Twitter Party image
14:00 - 18:00
Twitter Party

A charity event featuring the 

Djembe Monks & Random Poets

Bring a Gift to donate to the underprivileged

 

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20:00 - 21:00
Hwabaraty Unplugged

 

 A Virtual Show by Hwabaraty streamed live on

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Short Video & Podcast Making Workshop image
10:00 - 16:00
Short Video & Podcast Making Workshop
And Now The Poets Speak! image
16:00 - 18:00
And Now The Poets Speak!
Comedy Night image
18:00 - 20:00
Comedy Night
20:00 - 21:00
Footprints
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09:00 - 16:00
Choreography Workshop
10:00 - 12:00
Festival Managers Meeting
Short Video & Podcast Making Workshop image
10:00 - 16:00
Short Video & Podcast Making Workshop
15:00 - 16:00
Children’s Poetry
17:00 - 19:00
Sons of Men
20:00 - 21:00
Imbube / Acapella Night
21:00 - 22:00
IYASA
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10:00 - 16:00
Intergenerational Women’s Round Table
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17:00 - 20:00
Women Wine and Words
Vagina Monologues Africa image
17:00 - 18:00
Vagina Monologues Africa
20:00 - 21:00
9 Months in 2020: Documentary Film
21:00 - 22:00
Women’s Musical Show
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10:00 - 16:00
Stage and Screen Acting Workshop
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10:00 - 16:00
Writers Masterclass
Discussion: Disadvantaged communities & access to digital platforms image
11:00 - 12:00
Discussion: Disadvantaged communities & access to digital platforms
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14:00 - 16:00
Book Launch & Public Readings
14:00 - 16:00
Intwasa Poetry Slam
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16:00 - 18:00
Intwasa Fashion Show
The Taking image
17:00 - 19:00
The Taking
Vagina Monologues Africa image
19:30 - 20:30
Vagina Monologues Africa
Closing Concert image
21:00 - 22:00
Closing Concert
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