The National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) is pleased to inform stakeholders that following engagement of the government and the subsequent decision taken by the government through the cabinet to allow the partial reopening of the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) the following low-risk sectors with controlled sit-in spaces can now open
The second wave of COVID-19 has hit and this time appears to have hit even harder. A second COVID-19 induced lockdown can only spell bad news for the industry as this threatens to undo the little recovering that had been done upon the gradual reopening of different sectors.
The announcement released by Mr Nicholas Moyo the NACZ director this evening comes on the backdrop of the frenzy and unilateral resumption of ‘normal’ business by entertainment and cultural spaces in the country following 6 months of a Covid-19 induced blanket closure.
The last week of August each year is the most festive and longest period of social gathering, interaction, entertainment and celebration in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare [and also in other towns] outside of the annual Christmas holiday. Sadly this year marks the first time since independence that this period has experienced a no-show due to the Covid_19 global pandemic.
Tonight Cultural Connection Afrivca (CCA) hosts the 4th edition of the SOUNDS FROM AFRICA concert series featuring two phenomenal female artists Lize Ehlers (NAMIBIA) & Yugen Blakrok (SOUTH AFRICA). The event is hosted by Colours of Ostrava of CZECH REPUBLIC.
Pandemics have proven to be triggers or threats to most people’s mental wellbeing as evidenced by the anxiety, confusion, depression, and loneliness that people suffer from during these dire times. It is easy to concentrate on physical health and neglect your mental health in times like these. As much as it is important to take precautions to avoid contracting the virus, it is also of paramount importance to take care of your mental health. As the spread of COVD-19 has been declared a pandemic after reaching at least 152 countries as of March 26, 2020, Zimbabwe has not been spared.