Vocal and Instrumental
VOCAL & INSTRUMENTAL EISTEDDFOD
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SPEECH AND DRAMA FESTIVAL
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LITERARY FESTIVAL
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  • NIAA COMMITTEE 2020
    Chairman Kevin Atkinson
    Treasurer: Tracey Doorman
    Secretary: Kathy Norman
    Office Assistant :Steph Cranston
    FESTIVAL DIRECTORS
    Nicky Hammond – Vocal & Instrumental
    Musa Saruro – Speech and Drama
    Beverley Abrahams – Literary
    Vanessa Hounsell – Visual Arts
    COMMITTEE MEMBERS
    Zane Lucas, Tim Middleton, Jacqui Fallon, Lisa Rickards

VOCAL & INSTRUMENTAL EISTEDDFOD 2020
COMPLETE



SPEECH AND DRAMA VIRTUAL FESTIVAL 2020
CELEBRATING THEATRE ARTS IN SCHOOLS


All 327 entries can be viewed on our Facebook page and click here to view the Highlights Concert on YouTube


LITERARY FESTIVAL 2020

Honours scripts on Facebook - Date TBA



VISUAL ARTS FESTIVAL 2020
A CELEBRATION OF ART

All 386 entries were posted on Facebook between September 1 - 8.

The Honours Virtual Exhibition will be on our Facebook page on Wednesday 7th October

VIRTUAL FESTIVALS 2020
Speech and Drama candidates submitted videos of their performances which were posted on Facebook from June 26 and a virtual concert of the most popular videos were presented as a concert on YouTube.

Photographs of artwork submitted by email in the Visual Arts Festivals were posted on Facebook during September.

The prose and poetry entries in the Literary Festival are in the process of being adjudicated and Honours scripts will be posted on Facebook at a date to be announced..

We are delighted that the NIAA team were able to proceed with the festivals thanks to the technology of the day and we would like to thank schools and students for their participation.

We look forward to your continued support in 2021.

ABOUT US

The N I A A – taking the Arts into the future

Over a century ago in Bulawayo, our founders created The Society for the Advancement of Music and Art, which became The National Institute of Allied Arts. Following the First one-day festival in May 1913, the Institute’s dedicated volunteers have, through the decades, stewarded, nurtured and expanded its ambit; it has grown and matured into today’s well-oiled machine. The NIAA forms a hub and creative ‘factory’ around which generations of young people have fine-tuned their artistic skills, discovered their talents and developed the discipline needed to become tomorrow’s artists.

A look at 2019 festivals:

The Eisteddfod ran for four weeks during March attracting over 1800 entries.  We are grateful to our Festival Director, Nicky Hammond, for the huge amount of work she personally puts in to this our busiest festival.  A new sponsor, ZB Life Assurance, really entered into the spirit of the festival by sending representatives to interact with both the candidates and parents.

The Speech and Drama Festival ran in June/July and attracted 1755 entries.  A big thank you to Musa Saruro, Jamie McLaren and their team for running the festival. Sponsorship came from CABS as well as friends of the institute who wish to remain anonymous.

For both of these festivals we are grateful to the schools who allow us to use their facilities – Prince Edward, Midlands Christian College, Twin Rivers, Gateway High, Harare International Schools and to Reps Theatre who hosted the Shakespeare day. 

The Visual Arts festival whose theme was ‘The Green Planet” attracted 1372 entries. These were all adjudicated by a team of four adjudicators.  Our thanks go to the Festival Director Vanessa Hounsell and  her team and to the sponsor Innscor Africa and St Christopher’s school for allowing us to take over the school during the August holidays for the adjudication process.

The Literary festival attracted 1746 entries from throughout the country.  These were marked by  33 teachers drawn from the formal schooling sector expertly overseen by Festival Director Bev Abrahams who has been the Festival Director for many years.  Deloitte who have supported the institute in many ways over the years are now the official sponsors of this festival.
A colourful exhibition of 500 pieces of artwork both flat and 3 d as well as the winning literary entries was held at the Jubilee Hall in October.  A very exciting development this year was the invitation to include our Visual Arts exhibition in a broader art exhibition hosted by the National Gallery in November.

We are grateful to Hartmann House and the National Gallery for facilitating these exhibitions.

The institute is grateful to the support we receive from schools throughout the country, the hard work of the teachers who prepare their students, the parents for their support and of course to the candidates themselves. 

We encourage individuals and corporations to support us by volunteering your time at our festivals. Your interest or just a few hours of your time each year ensure the future viability of these important festivals.

Every contribution helps, no matter how small!

 

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