SEMEA develops regular events with artists as part of our capacity building work.Currently in 2016 we are continuing to support Amasiko Lemvelo Learning Trust at the Espakeni centre in Bulawayo. In 2016 we helped them to collaboratively build their website, and place several applications with funders and other training organisations including the arterial network. Two members were alowed to attend. We have also been assisting Sunduza dance Theatre in 2016 to stage a revival of all their productions at the Bulawayo Theatre.They also have a Facebook site with the latest photos
In 2015 we welcomed Zambian/Scotiish artist "Namvula" to Sheffield for a singing workshop.
In 2011 and 2012 we were delighted to be running the Singing for Change project . This will raise awareness about the Millenium goals and in our case support our ongoing link at the Es'phakeni Youth Arts Centre. We look forward to working towards the new UN Sustainable Development goals in 2015 and for five years.
Kutamba School of Performing Arts. Kutamba will in 2017 continue to support Challenge projects with after school clubs, Year 9 students in all challenge days and is delighted to work with Accounting for Africa in supporting its leadership events over the last ten years.
SOSA-XA! Sounds of Southern Africa meets on Monday evenings and was led by Mandla Sibanda and following his tragic death in 2012 is now led by Tonderai Phiri.It is a programme we set up specifically to support work and integration for our artists in the Uk and overseas. we have also been assisting the Sheffield based charity Mopane Foundation to raise funs for children in Zimbabwe and the Born Free Foundation.
Apart from continuing to develop the "Singing for Change" project this was followed up by the BBC peforming arts funded programme-Dancing for Change in 2011/12. it has focused on Climate Change incorporating original dance and drama to cojoin concepts of dance with the african environment and to show the linkages. It had its first major experimental performance at the University of Sheffield on 14 April 2013 as part of the "Inkanyiso" or Reflections programme.We were also able to sponsor a small team from our partner project in Bulawayo to attend the Arterial Network programme in Cape Town as part of the African Creative Economy Conference in 2013 and a visit to the East african Performing Arts Market in Uganda- DOADOA in 2015.
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