KELVIN KACHINGWE, Lusaka
THE Mwansabombwe Theatre Arts Festival, which was initially scheduled for April but was later postponed, will now take place in August
at Mansa Secondary School.
The festival, which is the brainchild of Mwansabombwe Central member of Parliament Rogers Mwewa, was initially scheduled for Mansa College of Education. Previous editions of the festival have been held at Mable Shaw Secondary School in Kawambwa, but which is now said to be in a dilapidated state.
“Mwansabombwe Theatre Arts Festival which was scheduled for Mansa College of Education from April 25th – 30th 2017 will now take place from 16th – 20th August 2017 at Mansa Secondary School due to other engagements at the college during the same period,” reads a notice issued by festival director Isaac Kalumba in Lusaka and obtained by the Weekend Mail.
“If you did not pay the K1,000 participation fee earlier, you are requested to pay before the month end of July 2017. Other details relating to accommodation and meals remain the same.”
Meanwhile, the Zambia Police Service Nkwazi Women’s Club will on July 14 and 15 stage a play titled “The Bride Price” at the Lusaka Playhouse.
Nkwazi Theatre Club was early this month on stage at Lusaka Playhouse with the Francis Malunga-written and directed play “Rituals.”
The club showed the same play at the inaugural Defence and Security Festival organised by the National Theatre Arts Association of Zambia (NATAAZ) at Maramba Cultural Village in Livingstone early in the month where it bagged almost all the major awards on offer.