Zimfest 2011 returns to Raynes Park pledging to contribute to East Africa Appeal
The 11th annual Zimfest music, sport, arts and culture event will this year contribute funds to the East Africa Crisis appeal of the British Red Cross.
Announcing the return of the eclectic festival to London’s Raynes Park on the 27th of August, the event’s organisers pledged to donate funds towards the East African crisis which has seen more than 10 million people facing desperate food shortages following the worst drought in 60 years. Prospective donors and well wishers can contribute to the Zimfest/British Red Cross appeal on the Just Giving online page: http://www.justgiving.com/Zimfest
Zimfest coordinator, Hilton Mendelsohn, said: “Zimfest has always had humanitarian and charitable objectives at the heart of its principles. This year we are looking to give part of the proceeds of the money raised at the festival towards perhaps the worst food crisis of the 21st Century.
“We are also most excited about returning to our South West London traditional home in Raynes Park after a year away. This Zimfest will be yet another occasion for community development amongst and between Zimbabweans in the UK; and other communities and nationalities,” he added.
Food vendors, art installations as well as the traditional hotly contested rugby 7s-sponsored by Premier league outfit, Saracens – and football 5-A-Side championships; will be back on show for this year’s 10th anniversary fete. A stellar cast line-up of musicians and an expanded list of outdoor events extended to cater for families and children completes part of the mouth-watering programme.
Zimfest will welcome celebrated British veteran DJ Brandon Block famous for his Ministry of Sound and Ibiza gigs. Also among the artists billed to star on the day is Pop sensation Tinashe and Afro-pop duo Bkay and Kazz who are currently riding on the wave of success following the release of their sophomore international album, African Spirit.
Kazz said: “We are most thrilled to return to Zimfest and more so now as African Spirit is out and getting the most amazing reception from our fans and music lovers all over.
“We know Zimfest always brings the most action-packed programme with entertainment for the whole family to enjoy, whether to take part or simply sit and watch. It’s so up our street and we are looking forward to a great festival,” he said.
The impressive music line-up will include star DJ Dave Smallwood from Ministry of Sound, rockers Kamakaze Test Pilots, Kwaito-House diva Oluhle and Former Miss Zimbabwe turned Neo-Soul songstress Karen “Zuwa” Stally.
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Kariba Invitation Tiger Fishing Tournament 2010
“Wakey Wakey… Rise and Shine It’s Tiger Time!”
One of the biggest fishing tournaments and one that is recognized by the International Game Fish Association as one of the greatest Game Fish tournaments in the World, takes place every year in October on Lake Kariba. This years tournament will start on October 6th, ending on the 8th.
Date: October 6th, 7th & 8th 2010
Location: Kariba, Zimbabwe
eXtreme 5 Challenge
eXtreme 5 Challenge’s teams of 4 to swim, run, cycle and kayak whilst raising money for charity, aiming to raise £100,000 for “Homes in Zimbabwe” who look after destitute pensioners who lost their life savings in Zimbabwe’s economic collapse. (More about Homes in Zimbabwe)
Date: Sunday 12 September 2010
Location: Willen Lake, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire, UK
Braai & Potjie Festival
Date: 21 Aug 2010
Family Day Out
If you enjoy sizzling meat, Braai (BBQ) smoke & sunshine, mingled with music, beer & Laughter. Try your hand and compete to see who is the Braai (BBQ) & Potjie Master and create a Winning Entry, or give them your spirited support.
- Springboks vs All Blacks on big Screen
- Braai (BBQ) Cook off
- Potjie Cook off
- BBQ Catering, Product & Shop Stalls
- Beer Tent, Music, Videos
- Picnic Field Area
The aim is for the whole family to Participate in The Braai (BBQ) & Potjie Way of Life, as well as enjoy Entertainment and Music, visit Shop Stalls, Equipment Stalls and Food Stalls. At the same time highlighting the plight of “Abused Women and Children” and to raise funds for the chosen Charities. There will also be areas to just relax on the field with your Chairs and Picnic Blankets.
And for the Rugby fans you can watch the Springboks vs All Blacks on the Big Screen.
There is also plenty to do in and around the town of Chobham. Amazing Nature Walks & Historical Walks. You can pop into Woking for morning shopping, visit the Festival in the Afternoon & still be home in time for the children’s bedtime.
Braai (BBQ) Team Cook Off Entry (4-8 people) – £50
Potjie Team Cook Off Entry (4-8 people) – £50
More info Can be found on the:
Facebook Group, where you can interact and comment and indicate your attendance etc: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chobham-United-Kingdom/Awesome-Africa-Braai-Potjie-Festival/80948010670
Web Site: www.braaiandpotjie.co.uk
You don’t have to be a Saffa (South African) or a Zimbo (Zimbabean). So invite and bring along friends, family and colleagues.
Connecting Zimbabwe to the World, Friday 3rd September 2010
This event is designed to bring together Zimbabweans and friends of Zimbabwe across a broad spectrum of industries including Ndoro Children’s Charities and NGOs, Academic Organisations, Business, Media and Social Enterprise to exchange ideas on how we can keep Zimbabweans and our friends connected in the global village.
The event will feature a series of focused presentations by key speakers on projects and activities that they are involved in that help do this and a short Q&A opportunity which will followed by the opportunity for delegates and speakers to meet each other on a one to one basis. Delegates will also be invited to attend our first Zimfest Live concert showcasing some of the best Zimbabwean musical talents from around the world and covering a variety of musical genres.
Connecting Zimbabwe to the World
At The Pacific Oriental
52 Treadneddle Street
Bank, London, EC2R 6HP
14:30: Arrival, registration and welcome drink
15:00: Introduction from our host
15:20: First Speaker – A word from our sponsors (Econet)
15.40: Henry Olonga – Cricketer, Musician
16:00: Knox Chitiyo – Britain Zimbabwe Society and RUSI
16:20: Speaker – Brian Nzingai
16:40: Q & A
17:00: Open Networking, including drinks & canapés as well as Henry Olonga – Blood sweat and treason book signing
A giant among banking-hall conversions, the born-again Pacific Oriental wins plaudits for the elegance of its palatial interior, lofty ceilings & impressive dimensions. In one vast space it manages to accommodate an informal bar, ground-floor brassiere & a fancy, fine-dining restaurant on the mezzanine. The restaurant is the setting for a reprise of the east/west fusion food that was such a hit at the original PO. Sushi & sashimi open the listings, but the repertoire mixes & matches at will, serving halibut tartar with tomato & coriander sorbet, pairing roast monkfish with clams, chorizo & galangal broth, & tricking out roast free-range chicken with sweet potato dumplings & fig chutney. The long wine list includes a generous showing of spice-friendly Rieslings & Gewürztraminers, along with a dazzling assortment of sake. You won’t lack for oriental beers & fragrant teas either. The brassiere menu has a more assertive Thai bias.
Nearby tube/rail stations
Fenchurch Street Station 266m
Bank Tube Station 340m
Monument Tube Station 455m
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Exhibit at this event
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The event is a business, charity and social enterprise reception hosted by WEZIMBABWE. It is sponsored by Econet & Moneygram. We anticipate an audience of 200 business owners, professionals, charities, academics and others. You can attend as a delegate but why not maximise your impact by taking some exhibition space? Exhibitors will receive the delegate list after the event Limited spaces only so book early if interested!
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