Poetry in Theatre in the Park



PROGRAMME JULIUS CHINGONO HOMAGE

Venue: Theatre in the Park
Date: 8th February
Time: 6/6.30pm to 8pm
MC: Michael Kudakwashe


6.30: Welcome remarks by the MC and presentation of the Ambassador of Spain, H.E. Pilar Fuertes Ferragut

6.35: Words by the Ambassador of Spain, H.E. Pilar Fuertes Ferragut

6.40: Guest of honor: a representation of the Ministery of Education, Art and Culture, presented by the MC

6.45: Words by Murray Mc Cartney from Weaver Press, presented by the MC

6.50: Reciting of 5 poems
- Batsirai Chigama “Through the eyes of Julius”
- Tinashe Muchari “Wakatisiira iyi nhaka”
- Rumbi Katedza “For all season” (poem written by Mr. Chirikure Chirikure)
- Larry Kwirirayi “Trash-heap thoughts”
- Rumbi Katedza “Waiting for the bus” (poem written by Mr. John Eppel)

7.00: Song of Chikwata 263 (tbc)

7.05: Reciting of 6 poems
- Trust Mutekwa “Julius Chingono”
- Mbizo Chirasa “Tribute to African Writers”
- Fungai Machirori “Grief is not”
- Josiah Mawoyo “Letter to Julius”
- Murray Mc Cartney “Insanity” (poem written by Mr. Mgcini Nyoni, 30 seconds)
- Batsirai Chigama “Ode to Julius Chingono” (poem written by Mrs.Virginia Phiri)


7.15: Performance of Chingono´s diaries by Walter Muparutsa

7.25: Memories: Reciting of 2 Chingono´s poems and two anecdotes of Chingono
- First poem “Dai” recited by Lloyd Machacha
- Second poem “My uniform” recited by Keith Mushonga
- First anecdote by Comrade Fatso
- Second anecdote by Togara Muzanhenamo

7.35: Vote of thanks by Marina García, Cultural Attachée Embassy of Spain

7.37: Cocktail

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