This week starting 15 September:

Mitambo International Theatre Festival
To read the full programme everyday this week check our online arts and events page for joining links and details

You can also download the programme

Mitambo International theatre Festival
Zimbabwe Theatre Academy Mitambo International Theatre Festival Network of Emerging Arts Professionals (ITI) Zimbabwe Centre of the International Theatre Institute

BZS AGM 10 October 2020
Our first online AGM is open to all members and interested participants or those wishing to join on Saturday 10 October 2020 from 2.00p.m. to 3.00p.m. Its online via Zoom. Numbers are limited and to receive instructions to join the meeting please email: zimgekko@aol.com
Programme details and minutes of the last AGM can be downloaded

Cook Off!

Zimbabwe’s first feature film is the first to have a slot on Netflix. Its a comedy written and directed by Thomas Brickhill. Perfectly cast the youthful team bring laughter to the screen from a Nation that is currently under a lot of stress. If you don’t have a subscription to Netflix this is a good reason for getting one alongside an increasing range of award winning films from Africa.

The current offerings on Netflix include Queen Sono– a six part first dynamic action series from South Africa and the Atlantics – an award winning film when in Cannes of exceptional cinematic quality, from Senegal. Not forgetting hidden gems such as the African Doctor. If you are still forced to watch movies on a creaking TV, lock-down might be a good opportunity to upgrade to a smart tv and start streaming away from the computer. The BZS will be back. Please watch for the latest BZS Reviews.

BZS Research Day Saturday 13 June 2020

The BZS regrets that the 2020 research day has had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. The complexities of arranging visas and flights during quarantine proved simply beyond the resources of the Society.

The dates for the 2021 research day have yet to be announced but will almost certainly be at St Antony’s College Oxford in partnership with the African Studies Centre. The theme for the coming main event is “Migration – People, Ideas and the Arts in Motion”

A full programme is being rebuilt but if you would wish to be a speaker please see the concept note and contact pauline.dodgson@btinternet.com

Young Researcher’s Prize Awarded

The Britain Zimbabwe Society is delighted to announce that this year’s BZS Young Researcher Prize has been awarded to Roselyn Masamha.

Roselyn is a Lecturer in Learning Disabilities Nursing at the University of Hull and a Doctor of Clinical Education student at the University of Leeds. Roselyn’s research is at the interface of science and society; it investigates the politics of knowledge production in relation to an African identity within nurse education. The judges were impressed by the originality of Roselyn’s research and its potential applicability.

The prize, offered in partnership with the Oxford African Studies Centre, will be presented at the BZS Research Day on Saturday 15 June at St Antony’s College, Oxford. Roselyn will also be co-presenting a paper, “Different, Resilient and Relevant: a conversation about time and space for
the Zimbabwean diaspora”, at Research Day.

Register to secure your place at the research day here and check out the programme on this page

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creativity-and-innovation-tickets-53087788003

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