Your Next Favourite Chill Spot?

The National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe
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If you haven’t yet visited, the national art gallery in Harare is a surprisingly cool hang out. The space is big and adorned with enough beautiful paintings and sculptors to reinforce your faith in Zimbabwe’s arts industries. There is a small but affordable café in the venue and if you are lucky you are bound to run into a few renowned creative who may be willing to engage you in a bit of good, intellectual chit chat considering that the gallery receives over a thousand visitors a month.

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Drop by for the art and to learn a thing or two about the upcoming artists who attend the National Art Gallery School of Visual Art and Design who occasionally exhibit there.

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Ready to moonwalk, Zimbabwe?

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There are two ways to react to the negative portrayal of Zim in local and international media, the first is the usual social media rant and “victim” stance, the second is to tackle it head on and change things from the inside out. This year Gwanza’s annual month of photography is doing the latter with their city-wide exhibition under the alluring theme “Moonwalking “.

Stay inspired 🙂

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AfroFresco Showcases “Inspiration”

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Fest Gurus’ List of Great African Festivals

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A few months ago we first shared the Fest Gurus and their bucket list, which has seen them travelling all over Africa to shed light of the utter coolnews that is African Festivals.

They compiled a list of their favourites for CNN (the link above!) check it out.

Did your country make the list?

Stay inspired 🙂

We Made It To HIFA

In a beautiful twist of events, we managed to make it to this year’s HIFA! We decided to bring you a bit of what happened during our time there. We were at Harare Gardens for the poetry session with esteemed Zim poet ChirikureChirikure as well as Erick Lindner among others who kept us inspired for the hour they performed.

The vibe of the whole affair was chilled and optimist, everyone looked their best (much to our delight!). During the whole afternoon stalls were set up by Zimbabwean creatives from jewellers to artists, including one that sought to raise funds for women in prisons by selling their arts and crafts. Check out our pics if you couldn’t make it this year, and if you did, we would love to hear about the events you attended and what inspired you.

HIFA ends this Sunday, so until then Switch On Zimbabwe! 🙂