Sunshine on a Rainy Day
- a festival of Arts and Culture from Southern Africa

This show finished on: 12 May 2012

Tickets: £12 Day Pass (10 adv) / events can also be booked individually

Venue: Chickenshed

We are delighted to announce a one day festival that offers insights into the varied and rich culture of Southern Africa. The festival will feature a film screening, a panel discussion on theatre and politics in Southern Africa, a performance of The Rain That Washes and music from South African jazz trumpeter Claude Deppa. 

10am - 12.15pm
Saturday Shed - Southern African Special
Nyemu and Wedzi from World Musik Makers create a traditional African Cultural environment where everybody participates through singing, chanting, dancing and drama.

Not included in Day Pass, £6 tickets can be purchased here.
10am - 11am (6-8 yrs)
11.15am - 12.15pm (9-12 yrs)

2.15pm – 4.45pm
Film screening of Kini and Adams

Filmed in Zimbabwe, this award-winning film from Idrissa Ouedraogo, one of Africa’s most acclaimed directors, tells the story of the brotherly love that develops between best friends who dream of leaving their rural community for the big city. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session chaired by Michael Walling from Border Crossings. Watch a short trailer for Kini and Adams here.

Studio Theatre (90mins) | 13+ age recommendation
English language film
FREE. However places must be reserved by calling 020 8292 9222 or emailing
Subject to availability

5pm – 6.30pm
Talking Points:
Theatre for a Change

A panel discussion around theatre, politics and development in Southern Africa. Guest speakers include Arifani Moyo, Christopher Maphosa and Kate Stafford, founder of Nanzikambe in Malawi. The panel discussion will be chaired by Michael Walling from Border Crossings.

Studio Theatre (90mins) | 16+ age recommendation
FREE. However places must be reserved by calling 020 8292 9222 or emailing
Subject to availability

7.30pm - 8.30pm
The Rain that Washes

First performed at Chickenshed in October 2011, The Rain That Washes surprised and moved audiences and is now set for a new run in 2012. Instantly plunged into a young man’s compelling story of growing up in turbulent Zimbabwe, we live and breathe his extraordinary and dramatic journey from innocence to escape, finally returning to his homeland to witness the greatest betrayal of all. See full dates and details.

Studio Theatre (60mins)
Tickets for this performance are only available with a Day Pass which can be purchased below

8.45pm – 10.30pm
Claude Deppa

At the forefront of the African jazz music scene, South African-born trumpeter and composer Claude Deppa joins our festival with his renowned quartet for a pulsing and uplifting end to the day.

Chickenshed Bar
Entry is included in the price of a Day Pass.
Alternatively entry into Claude Deppa only can be purchased here (£10 / £8 concs).

Brooklyn's Grill, our in-house caterers, will be serving food and drink throughout the festival. Call 020 8440 2221 to book your table

For this exciting event we are partnering with Border Crossings, which, like Chickenshed, seeks to create an inclusive society in which diversity is celebrated through theatre and the performing arts.

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