I wonder if the censorship laws still exist in Zimbabwe
When I was working at ZBC and Radio Matopos, many of the L.P. Sleeves (known as vinyl records to the young) were marked 'restricted' and the Library Ladies who logged our playlists, knew better than to schedule them. Woe betide any D.J. who tried to slip a 'restricted' song into an evening shift!! My dear friend of many years, Delvine Allen was in charge of the Library Girls and kept an eagle eye on proceedings.
I was always perplexed at the songs that were restricted, for example the beautiful song 'Bridge Over Troubled Waters' was banned because of the inference that it might allude to drug taking. Goodness knows there are songs today that are just too shocking, explicit and down-right disgusting, that are played at all times with impunity.
The banning of some Children's books has always confused me.
'Where the Wild Things Are' is a favourite in our house.Where the Wild Things Are is one of those truly rare books that can be enjoyed equally by a child and a grown-up. The book was banned in most southern US states immediately following its publication (in 1963), due to the fact that it promotes 'witchcraft and supernatural events.' For us, the 'wild things' - with their mismatched parts and giant eyes - manage somehow to be scary-looking without ever really being scary. In fact, at times they're downright hilarious.
'Brown Bear Brown Bear - what do you see' - I must have read this 'despicable' banned book twenty times to my Wee Grandson !
Dr Seuss 'Green Eggs and Ham' - why do they love banning dear old Dr Seuss His much loved book 'Hop on Pop' was also banned for 'homosexual seduction' in the USA and 'early Marxism' in China!!
Kids love 'Green eggs and ham' for the rhymes, the silliness and the repetition, there are just 55 words in this book...very subversive!!
'Alice in Wonderland' was written in 1865 and countries have delighted in banning this book ever since. Among the reasons are 'sexual fantasies', 'promoting drug use', and that it is 'objectionable to show animals talking'!!
'Charlotte's Web' is a tender novel of friendship, love, life and death and again it's the old 'animals talking issue!!' - inappropriate subject matter for children's books'
Roald Dahl of course is a master at oddball fantasies, and in his delightful book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory his description of the Oompa Loompa's was deemed racist...a sad tale for Charlie- a boy who is honest, kind, brave and true!!
'The Wonderful World of Oz' was also banned in 1957 for its 'ungodly influence' and 'for depicting women in strong leadership roles'..
Even J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' is a fine addition to any list of banned children's books. The reason 'For promoting godless witchcraft!!'
Then last but not least - A.A. Milne's 'Winnie the Pooh' banned throughout random parts of the world saying Piglet is offensive and that the book revolves around Nazism. I must have read a different book to my children
My dear friend Dacia Marie, told me that that wonderful chain of bookshops in the USA 'Barnes and Nobel' have a special display of 'Banned Books' in the Children's section, with the quote from Isaac Asimov - 'Any book worth banning, is a book worth reading'.
THE 48th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
BULAWAYO SOCIETY FOR THE ADULT BLIND
will be held at the
BARBARA BURRELL CENTRE FOR THE ADULT BLIND
8 SARAH BAIN AVE, ILANDA, BULAWAYO
THURSDAY, 27 OCTOBER , 2022 at 5.15 PM
INTERESTED PARTIES WELCOME.
2) Condolences/In Memoriam/Wreath Funds
We have arranged Janet's funeral for Tuesday, 25th October at 11.30 a.m. at the Oak Chapel, Crownhill Crematorium, Milton Keynes.
Anyone wishing to send flowers can do so through an Interflora service to H.W. Mason & Son, Funeral Directors, 97, Victoria Road, Bletchley, MK2 2PD, U.K.
The flowers to be delivered by 9.30 a.m. on Tuesday 25th October.
It is with great sadness and disbelief that The Stars Are Bright team send our condolences to the Johnson family on the tragic and sudden passing of Walter (Wally) Johnson, beloved friend, husband, father and grandfather. Wally passed unexpectedly yesterday afternoon. Wally and Leslie have been an integral part of our little team for the past two years and have worked tirelessly to support all of us in our efforts to bring this amazing story back to Zimbabwe. We could not have done it without you. The absolute best team mate and co worker one could ever wish for - always laughing, ALWAYS working and always helping. Wally we will miss you and your great spirit - your zest for life and enthusiasm was infectious. A truly good human being who has had a long and beautiful life - blessed with an amazing family and many years of happiness. Today would have been your 53rd wedding anniversary. You will be missed beyond words. Sent from my iPhone
3) Notices and Events
YOGA WITH RUTH
I am a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher - Introductory Level.
Please don't think you have to be 'fit', 'supple' or 'young' to
participate in a yoga class. Yoga is for everyone, no matter your age
or ability. I have been trained to modify a pose to anyone's level, or
offer an alternative pose.
Iyengar Yoga focuses on body alignment, and props are used to enhance
your ability to execute and enjoy yoga classes.
Yoga helps with:
-Muscle tone and flexibility
-Your sense of wellbeing
I teach on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at Still Haven - 18
Lawely Road Suburbs Bulawayo
Will be happy to answer any queries.
Cell: +263 772 251 510
ZIMBABWE ACADEMY OF MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS BULAWAYO
Tel: 2260684 / 2267195 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Supper will be available before DVD showings but orders for evening meals must be placed in advance. Further details from email@example.com - or phone/WhatsApp 0774 004 449
THURSDAYS 13, 20, 27 OCTOBER AT 6.30 P.M. LINE OF DUTY: SERIES 6
Series Six of Line of Duty sees AC-12 facing their most enigmatic adversary so far: Detective Chief Inspector Joanne Davidson, the senior investigating officer of a high-profile unsolved murder. Kelly Macdonald stars as DCI Davidson, whose unconventional conduct raises AC-12's suspicions and they begin to challenge the facts of the case and question whether she is doing everything in her power to find the perpetrator. The team conducts an urgent investigation, but upheavals within AC-12 itself threaten to tear their work apart.
- The first episode might have represented an unusually slow trundle to the top of the ride. Yet now that we've got there, the ride itself looks like giving us our money's worth again. [The Spectator]
- In the best way, it recalled the first episode of the show's superlative second series: could Macdonald's intriguing, softly-spoken Davidson become an anti-hero to rival Keeley Hawes' Lindsay Denton [London Evening Standard]
- ..it stands head and shoulders above most other dramas. [Daily Telegraph]
- The first episode of series six returns to what Line of Duty does best: dodgy coppers, tense action and characters who communicate almost exclusively in acronyms. [ Independent, UK]
Admission: US$2.00 / $5.00 the series [free to Film Members]
FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER AT 6.30 P.M. OH THOU TRANSCENDENT! - THE LIFE OF RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Vaughan Williams , one of the greatest of English composers, was born 150 years ago on 12 October 1872 and, whether you know his music intimately or not at all, Tony Palmer's film about him is absolutely worth viewing. There is a fine balance between his music and his personal life, particularly with details provided in interviews with the man himself. There is a lot of fine archival footage, as well as personal accounts (many of them quite humorous) from Vaughan Williams' famous students, friends, and family (not the least of which were the interviews with his wife, Ursula, recorded shortly before her death).
- Beautifully encapsulates this great man's life. A film to last a lifetime which will be watched over and over again. An absolute 'must' for anyone even remotely interested in RVW's life and what inspired and influenced his music. Just buy it !! [Amazon]
- In O Thou Transcendent, Palmer draws him out of the shadows and puts him back at the centre of English musical life. [The Independent]
- The stunning new film about Vaughan Williams challenges the myths that obscure his legacy - and exposes the darkness that permeates his work. This film will send people rushing for the music that they don't know, and can only widen Vaughan Williams's appeal further and the appreciation of his art. [Daily Telegraph]
Admission: US$2.00 [free to Red Carpet Members]
FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER AT 6.30 P.M. PUCCINI: LA RONDINE
This elegant romance is the least-known work of the mature Puccini. The story concerns a kept woman who defies convention to chase a dream of romantic love with an earnest, if naive, young man. In this Met Opera production featuring soprano Angela Gheorghiu and tenor Roberto Alagna, it blooms into its rightful place in the glorious Puccini canon.
- Ms.Gheorghiu, as Magda, sings with gleaming sound and wonderfully dusky colourings..The conductor, Marco Armiliato draws a nuanced and supple performance from the orchestra. [The New York Times]
- I have never heard Alagna sing better, and Gheorghiu is at her sumptuous best. There are comparably beautiful performances by the younger couple, Marius Brenciu and Lisette Oropesa. [New York Daily News]
- Armiliato's conducting captures the right warmth, and the former Dream Team still look superb... Overall, then, this is a fine performance that undoubtedly confirms Rondine's renewed status.
5 out of 5 stars. [BBC Music Magazine]
Admission: US$2.00 [free to Red Carpet Members]
FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER AT 6.30 P.M. THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
5) Roses And Raspberries
6) Pets Column
8) Bulawayo News
9) Harare And Gweru News
10) Wining, Dining and Coffee Houses
11) Property For Sale or to Rent
Lovely cottage in garden surroundings for rent to single person. Secure, solar available when no zesa and small fee for zesa. No cats please but small dog allowed as have big male dog.
No chancers please and reference required. $300.00
Please email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Nozizwe Mother of Nations - I know you are all familiar by now with Iris, the incredible lady who runs this foundation Iris has been house hunting for some time as she needs to vacate her present home by month end 31st October 2022.
Please please let her know if you hear of anything available budget - 400 maximum, areas preferred Bradfield , Famona, Malindela suburbs etc anywhere central , where she can continue helping underprivileged communities .
Iris can be contacted on +263 7 72241552 or email email@example.com .
Looking to rent or (possibly buy) small farm with water, some outbuildings and house with grazing min 100 Hectares from Umguza north past the toll gate on Victoria Falls road up to Gwaayi area for horses.
Please contact via whatsapp 0772256434
RODOR PROPERTIES (PRIVATE) LIMITED
5A, 9TH AVENUE, BULAWAYO
HOUSES FOR SALE
KILLARNEY: Reasonably priced, three-bedroomed property in up-and-coming area. Situated on 4747m, walled, fenced and gated. Only $82,000
HILLSIDE: Brick under tile, 3 bedroomed family home, bathroom, separate toilet, dining room, fitted kitchen, veranda, carport, lock-up garage, swimming pool (not working), walled with metal sliding gate.
REDUCED TO $165,000.
HILLSIDE: On 4088m, lounge, dining room, study, 3 bedrooms, fitted kitchen, working borehole and swimming pool. COTTAGE: 1 roomed.
FLAT FOR SALE
HILLSIDE: Modern, open-plan, one-bedroomed flat. $65000
TOWN HOUSE - $80,000 (negotiable) Two bedrooms, lounge / dining room, fitted kitchen, pantry, complex borehole.
PLOTS & FARMS: FOR SALE
Nyamandhlovu: 25 square kilometers, ideal for cattle ranching. 2 Boreholes. $1.2 million.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE
Central Business District - House on large stand. Ideal for offices, plenty of parking - $200,000
OUT OF BULAWAYO - PROPERTIES FOR SALE
We have properties for sale in Beit Bridge, Binga, Harare, Hwange, Mlibizi, Mutare, Redcliff, and Plumtree.
High/Low density, residential, commercial and holiday homes. $85,000 -$250,000. Full details on enquiry
For these and other properties for sale phone (029) 2274581/3 (landline),
Bryan 0772238431 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Probity 0782119972 (email@example.com), Cindy 0784553171 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Visit us on our website (rodorproperties.co.zw)
We are registered with the VALUERS COUNCIL OF ZIMBABWE, and offer a complete and efficient service of Property Valuation for any purpose.
For Valuations, phone (029) 2274581/3 (landline), or email email@example.com
Our Property Management staff will be happy to assist you in securing suitable tenants for your
property, and managing it thereafter.
RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES TO LET
HILLSIDE: 3 Bedrooms, fitted kitchen, dining room, bathroom with toilet, separate toilet, walled and gated: US$600. Available November
KILLARNEY: 3 Bedrooms, en-suite, fitted kitchen, walled and gated : US$550. Available immediately
FLAT : CBD - Ground Floor: CCTV AND 24 hour caretaker. 2 Bedrooms : US$400 - Available - Immediately
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY TO LET.
FACTORY: Donnington, offices, warehouses, workshop. US$3600, 6000m Available Immediately.
Close to CBD - Sizes range from 84m to 285m : Monthly rentals from US$360 to US$660 per month. Terms and Conditions Apply.
CBD VENUE FOR HIRE: For all your corporate events / reunions /awards / weddings/ training /launches / year end graduations. Visit us at Rodor Properties,
5a, 9th Avenue for a quote for short-term-hire of venue
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY WANTED
Factory/warehouse/offices, for waiting tenants.
For information on properties available for renting, or if you wish to place your property on our letting list, you are invited to contact us on (029) 2274581/3 (landline), mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or visit our offices at 5A 9th Avenue, between Robert Mugabe Way and Josiah Tongogara Avenue.
Hours of Business: Monday to Fridays: 8am - 4.30pm
Saturdays: 8am - 11am
WE NEED PROPERTIES FOR SALE AND TO RENT FOR REGISTERED BUYERS AND TENAN
ATTENTION BULAWAYO and GWERU RESIDENTS and ESTATE EXECUTORS.
AA Auctions, Tenders & Private Sales of Harare having started in
Bulawayo 1978 have made a special discounted arrangement with
Biddulphs Removals to transport (carriage forward) high quality only
household contents particularly antiques & vintiques to Harare for
sale at good USD prices!
Contact directors David or Frances Hawkins 0772307383 or 0772341320 respectively
Website www.aaauctionszw.com for Specialist Sales Services!
IAN & CO. REAL ESTATE
111 JOSIAH TONGOGARA STREET,
BETWEEN 11TH /12TH AVENUE
THORNGROVE - US$375 000 Well situated property comprising offices, warehouses, ablution areas, working borehole, suitable for warehousing, bulk wholesaling, workshop, close to the CBD, walled and gated
PROPERTIES FOR SALE
BURNSIDE - US$150 000
Situated in a good part of Burnside is a single storey home comprising 3 bedrooms, main ensuite, family bathroom, TV lounge, Lounge, dining area, kitchen, 3 roomed domestic quarters, carports, workshop area, swimming pool (empty), walled and gated. Stand Size - 4047 square metres.
KUMALO - US$155 000
Neat family home comprising 4 bedrooms, main ensuite, lounge cum dining, fitted kitchen, dining area, 2 roomed domestic quarters, double carport, working borehole, walled and gated. Stand size approximately 2000square metres.
ILANDA - US$150 000
Brick under tile, in good condition comprising 3 bedrooms, main ensuite, family bathroom, TV lounge, lounge, dining area, spacious kitchen, 2 roomed domestic quarters, garage, working borehole, walled and gated.
KUMALO - US$175 000
Neat family home comprising 4 bedrooms, main ensuite, TV lounge, lounge, study, neatly fitted kitchen, breakfast nook, dining area, 2 roomed domestic quarters, double carport, working borehole, braai area, walled and gated.
KUMALO - US$230 000
A stunning property comprising 4 bedrooms, main ensuite, TV lounge, lounge, neatly fitted kitchen, dining area, Self-contained cottage with 2 bedrooms,2 separate bathrooms sharing a kitchenette, 2 roomed domestic quarters, carport, working borehole with sprinkler system all around the garden, braai area, walled and gated
For more information call Kelvin on +263 773 366 207, Mihla on +263 772 478 287 us on (0292)886626 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. Visit us on our website ian.co.zw
12) Accommodation in South Africa
12b) Accommodation in Botswana
13) Accomodation and Travel In Zimbabwe
14) Catering and Food
15) Vehicles for Sale and Hire
16) Travel and Tours
17) Computers And Electronics
18) Lifts Wanted And Offered
19) Seeking Friends
20) Situations Wanted and Situations Vacant
We are looking for an experienced, mature gardener. Must have contactable references. Accommodation provided, free lights and water.
Interested persons please submit c/v and copies of references to 3 Esperanza, Hume Park, Bulawayo. No chancers please.
Seasoned woman, aged 50+ years with extensive knowledge & experience in the Travel & Tourism field.
Looking for a new & exciting challenge. Holder of a clean class 4 driver's licence & valid passport.
Available to start work immediately on-site or remotely. WhatsApp: 0774573974
Seeking a position as a gardener.
Agent has experience with gardens.
His number is 0717055410
BOREHOLE AND WATER SERVICES
For all domestic, industrial and farming water installations, please contact
Bancroft and Neil Water for an efficient and professional service. Our products
include, Borehole drilling, Pump installation, Pump repairs, Capacity testing,
Spares, and Bulk water delivery.
Contact: Vusumuzi Sinyoka on 0772775136, or Wonder Chikware on 0773490818.
ANTE NATAL CLASSES, BABY VACCINATIONS and BIRTH ATTENDANT/ DOULA
I teach a set of 5 classes covering pregnancy, labour, baby care, breastfeeding and other information. I also do a "crash course" for out of towners.
These classes are valuable even if you're having an elective CAESAREAN SECTION!!
Please book early.
I can be with you at the hospital when you're in LABOUR to help you to cope!
I also work part time at a BABY CLINIC :-)
For any further information contact SISTER JAN JOHNSTON on (09) 466741/2 from 8 am til 12 pm Mon to Fri
or (09) 2237240, 0712 728 350 or 0772 749 749 (w/app) or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
22) Health And Beauty
24) Miscellaneous For Sale
25) Wanted To Buy or Hire
26) Clothing And Fashion
27) Boats and Fishing
28) Garden, Decor And Home
Kraal manure $2.00 a 50 KG bag.
Free delivery over ten bags.
Phone Ollie on 0771289677
JILL'S SUPER ORGANIC COMPOST
99% WEED FREE
EXCELLENT FOR POTS, VEGETABLES, FLOWER BEDS, SEEDLINGS AND LAWNS.
WILL DELIVER 5 X 50KG BAGS OR MORE LOCALLY.
CONTACT JILL AT 2246688 OR 07784955 99
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