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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Clipboard e-newsletter: what's on in Harare?

Subject: Jul 20 Clipboard e-newsletter: what's on in Harare?

Clipboard – July 20 2009

Here’s this week’s Clipboard, a quick guide to some of the events coming up in and around Harare in coming weeks. If you have something you would like to tell people about, then e-mail information to and it will be included. This e-newsletter includes information about arts, theatre, sport and business events – in fact, about anything! If you would like NOT to receive this e-mail (which is sent text only to keep it very small and easily downloadable) then also advise us at that address. Please pass this e-mail on to your family, friends and colleagues so that everyone is better informed about what’s on.

Thursday July 23: Wind Players Evening at Chisipite Senior School, featuring our wind band and jazz band, as well as soloists; also coming up at Chisi, August 4, annual SPCA Benefit Concert at which the junior choir will present a Jazz Cantata David and Goliath with drama and dance. All start at 5.30pm and all are in the Chapel at the senior school and last an hour. Any queries please ring Di Wright on 490845 or 0912336244.

Thursday July 23 to Sunday July 26 – Tantalising Television at Reps Theatre, Mitzi Carruthers’ annual dance sensation. For tickets book at The Spotlight in the Reps Theatre foyer. Performances 7pm Thurs, Fri and Sat plus 2.30pm matinees Sat and Sun. Always great fun, especially seeing some extremely talented young dance talent. Matinees filling up fast, as is Friday night. Highly recommended family entertainment.

Thursday July 23 to Saturday July 25 – Oleanna in Reps Theatre Upstairs, staring Kevin Hanssen and Rene Mostert. Return of this great dramatic production just ahead of its performance in the Fringe at the Edinburgh Festival a few days later. Booking at The Spotlight.

Saturday July 25 – Food, Wine and Books Day, Doon Estate, Msasa. Doon Estate Shopping Village invites everyone to a wonderful day of good food, good wine and good books from 10am to 2pm. Books exhibited by Weaver Press, The Booklist, Walmark. Local authors Iain Macdonald, Jacqui Taylor, Joyce Jenje Makwenda, Derek and Rose Rigden, Jim Barker, Stu Taylor, Oscar Manduku, CG Tracey, Amanda Chiwanza. Food available includes sushi, curry and rice, gourmet picnic food by Caroline Meiring of Hudsons. Lots of goodies to buy and take home such as quiche, lasagne, sausage rolls, biltong, nuts, cakes, biscuits, rusks, sauces, chillis, jams, pickles, samoosas and other Indian treats, fresh veggies and herbs, spices and seasonings, bread, croissants, chocolate and so on. Bring a cooler box for your purchases! Wine from Boland, Darling Cellars, Excelsior Estate, Landskroon Wines and Van Loveren by Glen Lorne Cellars and come find out what they are launching on the day. Douglas Green Wines. There will be a huge jumping castle for the kids and some mellow music on the go.

Saturday July 25 – Transearth Rally, based at Ruwa Country Club. Exciting motor rally event starting 9.30am and ending at 4pm at the Motorsports Club in Eastlea (behind Haddon Motors). Catering at Ruwa Club all day for spectators. Check with the rally office at the club for info on good spectator points. Organised by Sables Club, e-mail

Saturday July 25 – Karaoke Night at The Liquid Lounge, hosted by Dave and Debbie Fleming. From 7pm, only $6 includes a light meal plus the karaoke. The Liquid Lounge is Harare’s newest wine bar and grill and is open daily from 10.30am for meals and a full bar. Ideal for luncheons and dinners for groups and clubs. Situated with secure parking in the shopping complex at 3 Cecil Road, behind Rhodesville Shopping Centre, Highlands. Make sure you have a place at the karaoke or at lunch or dinner by reserving a table – call Faith on 0912 365975. Find out from her about the regular wine tastings, too.

Sunday July 26 – 18th Annual Charity Art Exhibition at The Verandah Gallery, 16 Woodholme Road, Emerald Hill. 10am to 4pm, and featuring works by 40 different Zimbabwean artists. Includes stone sculpture from the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. Detema Jazz Band will entertain and a wine bar and other refreshments will be available. 2010 Verandah Gallery calendar will also be available – hot off the presses. Entry fee $1, of which 25 percent will go to the Emerald Hill Children’s Home and Emerald Hill; School for the Deaf.

Friday July 31 – Peterhouse Boys Choir recital, Peterhouse Girls Music Centre (6pm), with further performances Sun August 2 at the Peterhouse Chapel (12 noon) and Arundel School Chapel in Harare (Tues August 4 at 6pm). Entry $5, students in uniform free. For more information contact the Peterhouse registrar on 019-22200/1/2 or 24951/2/3 or

Friday July 31 – Party At The Rocks, a great evening of fun and music from 7pm to late. Entry fee $5. Venue: Cave Affair, Domboshawa. Security for cars and people. Bar available. For more info contact or call 0913 4478887.

Saturday August 1 and Sunday August 2 – Wine, Women and Song, presented by Reps Theatre and Adrienne’s Restaurant in the Reps foyer. A dinner show featuring women – singers, dancers, comediennes and others. Booking at The Spotlight – only 80 places available each night and two nights only for this unique Reps Entertainment.

Saturday 1st August - Ballistic School Disco! "Old School" party, with a school disco theme. In association with Ballistic Shooters, this event is being held at Keg and Maiden at 7pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the door - this includes snacks. Dress to theme, no U18. There will be prizes for the best dressed and other giveaways. Secure parking. To book or for any questions, contact 0912 571 404

Sunday August 2 – the return of Sunday lunches at Adrienne’s Restaurant in the Belgravia Shopping Centre. Only $10 for a three-course meal, or have a look at the a la carte menu. Ideal for families and large groups as well as single and couples! If this gets popular you will need to book a table by calling 335602. don’t forget Adrienne’s is open each day (except Sunday, at the moment) for lunch and dinner. Great venue for meals before or after Reps shows.

August school holidays – School Holiday Club. Three-day tennis and cricket clinic, as well as art and craft lessons for boys and girls ages seven to 10. August 12-14, August 20-22 or August 24-26. To be held at Chisipite Junior School’s nursery school block, 8am to 12.30pm. All art materials, drinks and food supplied, but students must bring tennis racquets, cricket bats, sun cream and hats. Prizes in each area of focus. Cost is $60 per student for each three-day clinic.To register for this fun clinic, please contact Julia Jones at or; or call 884277 or 0912255698

Sunday August 16 – Fun Quiz, German Shepherd Dog Club, Flanagan Drive, Hillside (behind Macro). Questions set by Alex Fairlie. Teams welcome, no entrance fee. Bar and food available. For more about the fun pub quiz circuit, contact Dusty Miller at These quiz events are always good fun.

Saturday August 22 and Sunday August 23 – Art At The Rocks, an open art exhibition for all Zimbabwean artists. Artists need to book before August 14, please. Exhibition open 9am to 5pm each day. Venue: the Cave Affair, Domboshawa, secure for cars and people. For more information contact Warwick at or call 0913 447887 or 0913 447886.

Friday August 28, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 – Toyota Zimbabwe Challenge Rally, the country’s premier motorsport event, with drivers from across Africa. More information on sponsors, venues, spectator opportunities and timings in due course. Official programme to be published exclusively in The Standard newspaper on Sunday August 23.

Saturday September 5 - The Harare Wine and Food Festival: Wild Geese Lodge. Proceeds to The Cancer Association. For more details contact Graham Katz at or on 0912 125425. Tickets at $25 per person (includes your own wine glass to use and keep) will be available soon from The Cancer Centre, 60 Livingston Avenue.

Friday September 18 – Rainbow Towers: 2009 AZTA Awards – awards event for the tourism sector from the Association of Zimbabwean Travel Agents. Open to AZTA members and people involved in the tourism sector. Contact Rosey Bruce ( or Ursula Malan ( for information

Thursday September 24 – Celebration Centre: 2009 Combined Senior Schools Concert. Held annually and always popular – great music and singing from several hundred talented young Zimbabweans. 7pm start. Bookings open later in the year.

Saturday September 26 - Borrowdale Country Club hosts a Fun Open Day from 11am. Bring the family along for a day of leisure, sport, food and entertainment. The bowls, tennis and archery sections of the club will demonstrate and give lessons on how to play. Borrowdale Country Club is situated on Carrick Creagh Road, Helensvale. All welcome.

Saturday October 10 and Sunday October 11 – 2009 InnSider Expo lifestyle exhibition, for the whole family. Including Wedding Wow Wedding Expo. Wild Geese Lodge, Teviotdale Road. Hosted by Inns of Zimbabwe with a wide range of exhibits aimed at everyone, entertainment and chances of many, many lucky prizes. 10am to 5pm daily, Catering available. Always great fun for the whole family and also for the business community.

Saturday October 10 – Voices for Hospice concert, raising awareness and funds for Island Hospice. Venue, Harare international School Theatre. More details in due course but diarise now for one of the finest entertainments of the year.

Tuesday October 20 to Saturday October 24 – Broadway Hits and Musical Bits 2, a Debbie Fleming song and dance show at Reps Theatre. Follow-up to highly successful first outing, featuring the music of films and stage shows. Great cast, great music and fun for the whole family. Booking will open at The Spotlight in late September. Debbie is still looking for male dancers and singers – teenage upwards. Call her on 492314.

Saturday October 31 – Festival of Sound and Light at Domboshawa, with live music, light shows and great fun for all. Contact Warwick at for more information.

The Spotlight – as so many events, Reps and elsewhere, are booked through The Spotlight, here is information on this important booking venue: it is situated in the Reps Theatre foyer, Belgravia Shopping Centre and is open Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 4pm and Saturdays from 9am to 12 noon – also open Sundays 9am to 12 noon when there are lots of shows being booked. The telephone is 308159 but is frequently out of order, despite appeals to Telone to sort out faulty cables! Telephone bookings available only to Reps members – so become a member of Reps (e-mail for more information on that).

Toyota Zimbabwe has launched its Toyota Passport, which allows you to collect endorsements for expenditure on new vehicles, parts and service. Monthly draw for filled passports, plus grand annual draw in June 2010 for a brand new Toyota Hilux 2.4 litre single cab – an amazing first prize. Available from the three Toyota Zimbabwe branches – Msasa (1 Robert Drive), Town Branch (153 Robert Mugabe Road) and Bulawayo Branch (corner Main Street and 11th Ave). More info from Charity Nhira at

Ballantyne Kwikspar has a Charity Saturday on the last Saturday of every month, with this month’s on July 25, from 8am to 1pm. The benefitting charity for July is Childline. Some of the participating stalls are Rob & Kim’s Plants, Sue’s Kids Clothing, Mr Chongololo the Clown, Linda’s beaded jewellery, perfumes and much more. Come and support this worthy cause. To have a stall on this day, please contact Jacqui on 883313 or

The Inns of Zimbabwe hospitality group has a wonderful benefit card known as the InnSider Card, which gives you 20 percent discount for accommodation payments at all of its inns (Inn On Rupurara, Pine Tree Inn, Inn On The Vumba and Inn On Great Zimbabwe, as well as the franchised Inn On Louis Trichardt in South Africa). More than 20 affiliates in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mozambique also offer discounts and the City and Town Lodges group in SA offer 50 percent discounts. For more info visit New cards cost $10.

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