Previous tours have helped to build new classrooms, fund interactive whiteboards, and provide computers for IT lessons, more library books, and outdoor play facilities. This time they will be raising money to build one IT classroom and one science classroom.
This year’s Project Zulu choir tour will be stopping off in Bristol Shopping Quarter on Saturday 2 June.
Project Zulu is a suite of educational development projects run by the University of the West of England (UWE) promoting lifelong learning opportunities in the Madadeni Township, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Through Project Zulu, UWE works with school and local government partners to identify programmes of support for pedagogy, resourcing and infrastructure which can be initiated by drawing on student and tutor expertise and fundraising, as well as local knowledge and talent.
The Project Zulu Choir
Following hugely successful choir tours in 2013, 2015, and 2016, Project Zulu is bringing a new choir to the UK this May and June.
The choir comprises 20 children aged 11-14yrs from Siyawela Primary and Umcebowolwazi Primary schools in the Madadeni Township, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Accompanied by their teachers, they will undertake a three-week tour, visiting London, Bath, Bristol and Somerset as well as performing at St David’s Cathedral in Wales and at the Urdd National Eisteddfod in Bluith Wells. They will be busking, performing in schools and public spaces, and even recording an album, but will have plenty of time for sight-seeing too!
Saturday 2nd June is their Bristol busking day and we are delighted that they will be visiting The Podium in Broadmead between 12 and 12.45pm. Shoppers can expect wonderful harmonies and vibrant Zulu singing and dancing.
On Friday 8th June, three weeks of performing and fundraising across the UK will finish with one final performance at St George’s Bristol before the children and their teachers fly back to South Africa. You can book tickets HERE.
The University of the West of England has sponsored the choir to travel to the UK, which means every penny they raise while touring, including the profits from the concert at St George’s, can be sent straight back to their township schools.
For further information visit http://www.projectzulu.org/