Solomonic Peacocks, one of the country’s theatre houses, has been invited to join the hub of international arts and cultural professionals as well as attend the Cultural Works Connection Group event in Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) in August.
Solomonic Peacocks director McAurther Matukuta confirmed the development yesterday, saying they have been invited by Visiting Arts, which connects artists from across the globe.
“I can confirm that we have been invited to join the Culture Works Connections Group in Edinburgh as one of Malawi’s representatives,” said Matukuta.
According to information sourced on its website, www.visitingarts.org.uk, Visiting Arts was established in 1977 as a department of the British Council, working to bring international and culturally diverse work from overseas to UK audiences. It became an independent charitable organisation in 2001 and since then the organisation’s role has developed into being a facilitator for high quality international relationships between artists and cultural professionals.
Among other things, it provides Visiting Arts provides tools to the cultural sector to work more efficiently and intelligently worldwide.
Since 1977, the initiative has worked with some of the world’s most innovative emerging contemporary artists in programmes that engage and inspire young people, communities and future professionals.
Matukuta described the selection of his Solomonic Peacocks as another rare opportunity for Malawi to export talent to UK. He said the group was set to make an impression.
“Malawi will benefit from this tour because we will gain skills that we will impart to our local artists to improve the theatre industry in Malawi” said Matukuta.