Saturday, 24 September 2022
Tuesday, 30 August 2022
ARROWSA presence at the South African Museums Association KZN Region Conference August 2022
The Local Authority representative on the ARROWSA management, Ayanda Ngcobo Simelane is the Museum Officer at Bergtheil Museum Westville, Durban Local History Museums and the Chairperson of the South African Museums Association (SAMA) KZN Region. As Chairperson of SAMA KZN, Ayanda organised the very successful SAMA KZN conference on the 24th and 25th August at the impressive Umgungundlovu Multi-Media Centre, Ulundi, KZN with a pre-conference dinner on the 23rd and tours on the 26th. The Keynote Address on 24 August was given by Dr Bongani Ndhlovu who is the SAMA National President.
The Museum Curator of Durban Local History Museums who is also a partner of ARROWSA, Mohau Qalaza, was one of the presenters on the same day and her presentation was titled "The Challenges and Opportunities Faced by Museums in Initiating and Sustaining Programming that Involve Sponsorship, Collaborations, Alliances and Partnerships in the post Lockdown era’.
On the 25th August Dr Mary Lange, of ARROWSA management and a Centre for Communication and Media in Society, UKZN Honorary Lecturer, was the guest speaker. Her presentation was based on her and Prof Teer-Tomaselli's co-authored book "Telling stories of pain and hope: Museums in South Africa and Ireland" forthcoming from UNISA Press. Her presentation focused on Museum communities, collaboration and sustainability and was well received and resulted in a lengthy debate after the presentation.
A post-conference tour on the 26th went to the homestead of King Dingane and to the grave sites of 2 Zulu Kings.
ARROWSA congratulates Ayanda on the success of the conference!
Photos by Nhlanhla Mzobe with permission
Wednesday, 13 July 2022
Despite that... Song (click on title to go to the ARROW SA YouTube video)
Thursday, 7 July 2022
Despite That Film (click title for link to the film)
Sunday, 3 July 2022
Thursday, 23 June 2022
Despite That... collaborative song
British Council SSA cultural exchange project
Thursday, 16 June 2022
Happy Youth Day 2022!
ARROWSA Alumni having fun filming towards the Despite That... film as part of the co-creative project with UK partner Beyond Face and national creatives from South Roots International. The project is supported by British Council.
Friday, 3 June 2022
ARROWSA is collaborating with South Roots International in Despite That...
Thursday, 2 June 2022
ARROWSA Durban work on their film script for the Despite That... project
In collaboration with Beyond Face in UK and South Roots Int. in Western Cape
Saturday, 30 April 2022
ARROWSA presented at the Webinar: Arts, youth conscientization
and environmental issues at COP 26: Reflections on Phone call to
the world on 28 April 2022
The webinar was part of the Centre for Civil Society - Special Webinar Series that took place
between March and May 2022. The series is titled Reflections on COP26 and remains online
ARROWSA Speakers were: Mary Elizabeth Lange and Luthando Ngema and ARROWSA invited
South Roots Int. Noluthando Shandu and Rachelle Ngalula Mukendi to present with them. Bheki
Dlamini of ARROWSA assisted in the devising of the presentation.
The topic of the webinar was:
ARROWSA, a registered voluntary non-profit organization based in Durban South Africa, led South Africa’s participation in an international project titled Phone Call to the World. This collaborative project with youth utilized the arts to address environmental issues. It was led by Scottish Youth Theatre, funded by the British Council and culminated in a COP26 exhibition in Glasgow of outputs from the hubs in Scotland, England, Palestine, India and South Africa. Representatives of ARROWSA and their national partner South Roots Int. in the Cape Flats will in this presentation share how ARROWSA came to be involved in a COP26 project, who the participants from Durban and Cape Flats were, what methodology was used in the project, what the project outputs were and which of these were included in the COP26 exhibition. The challenges, success and impact of the project on the participants and the organization will also be explored in the presentation.
Wednesday, 27 April 2022
Freedom Day 2022
The work is not for yourself -
kill that spirit of self and
do not live above your people
but live with them.
If you can rise bring someone with you.
May these words resonate with you ARROWSA Family.
May our freedom grow, for socio-economic and cultural upliftment.
Regards Luthando (ARROWSA Chairperson)
Monday, 4 April 2022
Launching officially our international co-creation project 'Despite that...'
ARROWSA Bechet learners continue on Day 3 and 4 of the Arts and Mental Calmness project to explore social issues through the arts that culminated in a community performance. The perfomance was made up of rehearsals of aspects of the the craft, singing, dancing and drama workshops led by ARROWSA and Department of Performing Arts, UKZN and South Roots Int. artists. Supported by Bechet High and funded by National Arts Council.
Friday, 1 April 2022
Thursday, 31 March 2022
Day 1 vlog ARROWSA NAC
Arts and Mental Calmness
Friday, 25 March 2022
Tuesday, 15 March 2022
Phone Call to the World - ripples created
Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Monday, 10 January 2022
Monday, 3 January 2022