Heritage Week 2018

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September in Namibia is full of exciting events, especially with the start of Spring, and more so with Heritage Week from the 17th to 23rd. The motto for this year’s National Heritage week, “Tu ruganeni kumwe,”  means “Let’s work together” in the Kavango’s Rukwangali dialect.

Have a look at the activity schedule below for a look at the many cultural events taking place around the country and be sure to take part.

 

Heritage Week 2018 Team Activities:

Name of Organisation

Name of Activity

Date (s)

Time (s)

Venue (s)

 Audience

Entrance fee 

Description

Contact person and details

Additional information

Otjozondjupa Region

National Heritage week of Otjozundnjupa Region.

17th -21stSeptember 2018

17th-20th,8am-5pm

Cultural festival, 9am-3pm.

GrootfonteinTown

Schools.

none

Heritage tours and storytelling with learners at the Hoba meteorite, Oshikoto lake and Tsumeb museum, cultural attire day, cultural festival.

Boysen Ngondo

067304871

fmatladi@yahoo.com

The office will send out correspondences to schools to encourage them to celebrate Heritage Week.

Swakopmund  Museum.

Waste management and culture

17th -21st September 2018

To be communicated.

Swakopmund Museum, Ludwig Kochstr

School children

Museum entrance fees apply to the public.

Workshop for children(traditional handicraft from recycled material), Lecture film about rubbish, Excursion for the pupils to the Rent-a-Drum plant outside Swakopmund.

Irina Ivanovna Kashekele

Ivn.irina@gmail.com

064402695/064402046

Workshops and excursions are free to pupils that have registered, Museum guided tour is free to pupils that have registered.

Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre

 

 

Heritage Week 2018 Launch

17 September 2018

5:30 pm to 7

pm

 

FNCC Simon Lumbu Terrace

Public

FREE

Opening of Heritage Week 2018

Chantal Magano Kambrude

communication@fncc.org.na

0857072630/061387337

Advertising will be done in the FNCC FRANCO booklet, Facebook page and website.

Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre

 

Special Screening: Kukuri with cast Q&A

19 September 2018

pm to 9 pm

FNCC Terrace

Public

N$40 ADV

N$50 DOOR

Heritage movie on child marriage with Q&A session with the cast

Diana Abankwah

culturalofficer@fncc.org.na

061387333

 

Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre

 

Lusata Festival Society Talk

21 September 2018

10 am to 11 am

 

FNCC Cinema

Public

FREE

Discussion on the Mafwe tribe from Zambezi region.

Diana Abankwah

culturalofficer@fncc.org.na

061387333

 

Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre

 

Heritage Week Food Market

21 September 2018

pm to 9 pm

FNCC Terrace & Parking

Public

N$60 Adults

N$30 Children under 12

[includes entrance to LusataFestival]

Heritage of Namibian cuisines

Diana Abankwah

culturalofficer@fncc.org.na

061387333

Quota of stalls per region/culture

Sample plate “special”

Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre

 

Lusata Festival Teaser

21 September 2018

pm to 8 pm

FNCC Cinema

Public

N$60 Adults

N$30 Children under 12

[included in the fee for Heritage Week Food Market]

Public lecture, fashion show, exhibition and two dance groups and performing sketch

Diana Abankwah

culturalofficer@fncc.org.na

061387333

 

 

Kavango Museum

 

Living our Heritage Artwork workshop.

22 September 2018

9 am – 1 pm

Rucaracombined school, NdiyonaCircuit 

public

none

Learners will participate in a short art workshop.

Helvi Nghiimbwasha or Richard Kaili.

 

Richie2.kayili@gmail.com

0813850077/0813530473

Culture groups to entertain the crowd (Martin Nduba junior school, Kapata Cultural group, Shakar Muntu culture group and choir performance by Kavango youth choir)

 

City of Windhoek

 

Heritage Night in the Park

17th September to 21st September 2018

4 pm -9 pm

UN Plaza, Windhoek

Grade 10-12 social science/history learners.

none

Participants will be required to do a 10-15 minutes PowerPointpresentation on their school’s historical icon or heritage site.

Mr Aaron Nambadi

Aaron.Nambadi@windhoekcc.org.na

0812340034

There will be random questions about the presentations and individual prizes will be won.

National Heritage Council of Namibia

National Heritage Week Kunene

18th, 20th and 21st September 2018.

-18th at 9 am (invitation only).

-21st at 9 am-4 pm.

 

Eddie Bowe School, Khorixas

Outjo and Khorixas learners

none

There will be the launch of the SCCD NPG as well as excursions for learners to heritage sites on the 20th. There will also be culture day on the 21st at Eddie Bowe primary school field.

Beverly van Wyk

Beverly@nhc-nam.org

061244375

 

 

Keetmanshoop Museum

 

Language sharing

18th,19thand 20th of September 2018

2 pm -4 pm

Keetmanshoop Museum

Learners /out of school youth and community

none

Language sharing whereby and Oshiwambo speaking teacher will teach basic Oshiwambo to Nama/Herero learners.

Sharon Oarum

tourism@keetmansmunicipality.org.na

0812351705

Event to be publicised in the local radio stations and posters.

 

National Earth Science Museum

 

Climate Change Debate

17th to 21st September 2018.

9am-11am

National Earth Science Museum, Windhoek

Grade 7-10 pupils

none

Learners will participate in a debate about climate change in front of a panel of four judges from the Geological Survey.

Helke Mocke

Helke.Mocke@mme.gov.na

0812754988

Two schools will debate daily.

 

Onanjokwe Medical Museum

 

Oniipa heritage week celebration

17th-23rdSeptember 2018

Mon-Fri 8 am-5pm

Sat-Sun 9 am – 3 pm

Onanjokwemedical museum, Oniipa

public

none

Temporary exhibition and cultural performance, storytelling on Oshiwambo Heritage, public tour guide to the historical site, traditional food braai

Lucia Hafeni

luciahafeni@gmail.com

0812830033

Activities will be advertised  in newspapers and various radio stations

COSDEF Arts and Crafts

Scientific Society of Swakopmund

17th-201th September 2018

10.30 am -11.15 am each day

Swakopmund Scientific Society.

learners

none

Traditional handicraft from recycled materials.

Jessica le Grange’

Marketing.artsncraft@gmail.com

064406122/0811280587

Event will be publicised on social media, radios  and newspapers

 

Nakambale Museum

 

Okulonda Heritage Week Celebrations.

17th-23rdSeptember 2018

Mon-Fri 8 am -5 pm

Sat-sun 9 am – 2 pm

Nakambale Museum, Olukonda

public

none

Demonstrations on how to make Oshiwambotraditional beer, how to make Odjove, traditional music, basket weaving,  demonstrations and how to make butter out of milk.

Magdalena Kaante

nakambalemuseum@gmail.com

0812493108/065245668

Event will be advertised in the New Era, the Namibian Sun and the Republikein and radio stations.

Oshikoto Region.

Oshikoto Cultural Heritage Week

17th – 21st September 2018.

17th September, 1 pm

The rest is 10 am -3 pm.

Oshapapacombined school, OnathingeCircuit

public

none

Traditional skills demonstrations, temporary exhibitions.

Aina Muulila/Elina Hamunyela.

cultureoshikotoregion@gmail.com

065281650/0812289299

Oshiwambo services radio, banners, posters letters to constituencies.

NAGN

Live Art Demonstrations.

18th-21st of September 2018

8 am -5 pm

National Art Gallery of Namibia.

public

none

Live art demonstrations.

Annapaula Vakamuena

pro@nagn.org.na

06231160/0818068694

The NAGN logo.

 

Zambezi Region

 

Motion Culture Debate

17th and 18th September 2018

17th September from 8 am – 5 pm

18th September, 9 am – 5 pm.

Kamunu village hall, in Katima Mulilo.

public

none

Motion culture debate, cleaning campaign, a performance by local cultural groups

Cliff Siambango

siambangocliffmulele@gmail.com

0812310857

All 10 Senior Schools in the Zambezi region will be invited to participate in the debate.

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