the let them annual schools arts festival 10th anniversary plus Carnival Roadshow and
5km & 10km Marathon to the Let Them Trust Village
fun in domboshava!
Live music performances.
Dance & Visual Arts theme: Tambai
Drama & Poetry theme: Child Trafficking
Time: 7am-5pm Date: 30 July 2022
10 YEARS OF THE ANNUAL SCHOOLS ARTS FESTIVAL
Born in 2012, the Let Them Schools Arts Festival held the very first event at Churchill Boys High with 12 participating schools. It grew over the years into a 2 day festival hosting up to 75 schools at a national and regional level. The festival was held at the Agricultural Show Ground Fun Park Area for 3 years, at Ellis Robins and at Harare Polytechnic for 3 years.
Schools and participatings acts from Botswana Malawi, Zambia, South Africa and Zimbabwe have graced this festival with over 38000 watching their peers performing. Upcoming and Renowned artists have donated their services to not only perform but to also mentor participating schools. A number of brands and various organizations have sponsored our festival to ensure that students have a platform to perform and learn from seasoned acts.
During 2020 and 2021 when a physical festival was impossible to host we did not stop. We held online festivals that enabled us to host international acts and audiences. Our theme for 2020 was Unlocked because no lock down was going to stop us forging ahead.
In 2021 we streamlined our acts due to Covid 19 and the lockdowns that were put into place. We selected 5 acts, all aged between 8 and 19 years of age, from Harare, Mutare and Bulawayo, filmed them on location at the Let Them Village in Domboshava and packaged their material for online broadcast.
This year marks our 10th anniversary and our Theme is Tambai. Our platform is a space where we Let Them Play but learn whilst at play. This event is made more special by hosting it at the festival's final home:
The Let Them Trust Village.