Create - Inspire - Empower

Mema Arts Zimbabwe


Mema (Ndebele language) 

To invite; to call

Mema Arts Zimbabwe is a multi-discipline arts organisation that was established in 2013 by Bruce Ncube popularly known as Bruno Ashley.

Traditional dancing, singing, drumming and storytelling in Zimbabwe has been passed on from generations to generations, Mema Arts Zimbabwe seeks to preserve the true Zimbabwean culture and tradition through song, dance, drumming and storytelling. Currently, Mema Arts is running workshops in schools, colleges, universities and festivals, around UK, other European countries and Zimbabwe. 

Mema Arts Zimbabwe also does Theatre For Development (TFD), using drama and plays to address and send important messages through ut the world and raise awareness in global issues such as HIV/AIDS; Child trafficking; Child abuse; Citizenship; Racism; Bullying; Gender and Equality, among many other topics.

Mema Arts Zimbabwe seeks to create jobs, as Zimbabwe has a high unemployment rate, by providing

a platform for young talented people by training them in all theatre skills and techniques. 

If you feel like joining in this effort, there are different ways that you can Support us!!!

Tour dates 2018

17 Feb - Norwich/The Narthex, Norwich - SJB Cathedral, Unthank Road, NR2 2PA
18 Mar - Aberdeen St John's Episcopal Hall 
24 March - Singing Workshop Dundee 
25 March - Glasgow Panopticon 
31 March - Forres, Transition Town, Bogton Road IV36 3TW 
21 Apr - Burton on Trent, Alrewas Village Hall, Wellfield Road DE13 7HB
26 April - Abernethy Primary School, Inverness-shire  
28 April - Dell Road, Nethy Bridge, Inverness-shire PH25 3DL
5 May - Bredfield Village Hall, The St, Bredfield, Woodbridge, IP13 6AX
21 May - 3 July 2018 Mema Arts workshops, projects and performances in Zimbabwe
22 - 25 May Preparations and Africa Day In Njube, Zimbabwe
26 May Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards performance with the house band, Zimbabwe  
29 June One Evening With Hwabaraty performance, Zimbabwe 
5 - 9 July Drum Camp Hulver Farm, Suffolk 
27 - 29 July Southburgh Festival, Burton Manor Barns Southburgh Norfolk IP257SU
August - Edinburgh Phoenix Choir {date to be confirmed}
28 August - Alrewas Arts Festival singing workshop and performance 
1 - 2 September 2018 Edinburgh Mela, Edinburgh 
12 September 2018 Hobb Hill CE/Methodist Primary School
15 September Mema In Harmony workshop, Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry, Scotland 13 October Halesowen Athletic & Cycling Club
More dates to be confirmed soon..... 

I can't sing well -but Bruce truly makes me feel I can- and empowers the creation of incredible music! 

Sarah Heald

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(Amandla - Bruce Ncube)