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Taking stock: Seven years of blogging about Zimbabwe

Life is hectic at the moment (isn’t it always?) but I’ve decided to sit down and take stock of what’s happened on this blog over the past seven years. Writing Great Zimbabwe Guide has been a way for me to feel connected to Zimbabwe despite living so far away from it. Blogging has given me a […]

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Photo post: Marathon | Monkeys | Magic

The 2013 Victoria Falls Marathon took place recently – and if I were the running type, I’d imagine that it would be a pretty magical place to accomplish such a feat. The colours of the bush, the wildlife along the road and the sound of the Victoria Falls could make those last few miles a […]

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Britain-Zimbabwe Society Event: Zimbabwe and Culture

I have also published this article on here. Living in Oxford means that I sometimes feel disconnected from what’s happening in Zimbabwe – but not this weekend. On Saturday there was a Zimbabwean event happening right here in Oxford, which I was able to attend – hooray! I listened to key players in Zimbabwe’s cultural […]

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HIFA 2013 programme

Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) runs from 30 April to 5 May 2013. From the HIFA website: “The HIFA 2013 theme, is “What’s Next…” This year’s theme reflects our feeling in HIFA of positive progress this year. We are moving in all new directions and are excited by the possibilities ahead of us […]

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Rob Burrell unplugged: Harare

Charismatic, deep-voiced Rob Burrell is the frontman of the soulful Zimbabwean rock band Mann Friday **. He’s doing a special acoustic performance in Harare – not to be missed! Gig info: Friday 11 January | Tristan’s Bar, 14 Aintree Rd, Highlands | Tickets $10 | All proceeds to Harare Children’s Home | Clothes donations encouraged. Food and drinks from 18:30 […]

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September / October 2012 events

Fundraiser Golf Day at Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club Play a game of golf and raise funds for the Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit. When: Friday 7 Sept 2012 Where: Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club Email : for more details Food for thought Dance extravaganza Watch an evening of dance, directed by Mitzi and Mel Carruthers. When: 13th, 14th, 15th […]

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Zimbabwe at the 2012 Olympics: week two

Well, the Olympics are over, and now I have to find somewhere else to invest my emotions. Here’s a summary of Team Zimbabwe’s performance in the second week of London 2012: Chris Felgate finished 52nd place in the men’s triathlon. I saw some Zimbabwe flags in Hyde Park as the runners went by – well […]

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HIFA 2012 – buy your tickets now!

If you’re in Harare during the first week of May, make sure you get to Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA). If you’re NOT in Harare but are at all able to get there for the first week of May – do! (more…)

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October 2010 Events

The Impro Show: 80s aerobics edition 4-9 October 2010 Daily 7pm Reps Theatre Upstairs, Second Street Extension, Harare Tickets: $10 / students and pensioners $5 / discount for HIFA Amigos Contact: 308159 Website: (more…)

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A trumpet call

A Trumpet Call

One Sunday in November, 7 000 people of all ages, races and backgrounds gathered in Harare. 3 000 people met at White City stadium in Bulawayo. Similar meetings took place in Gweru, Masvingo, Hwange and scores of villages around the country. Further afield, from Canada, to Australia, UK, and Mauritius, there were Zimbabweans in the […]

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