Free Zip Zap concert for ‘Litsha

2015-11-26 06:00
Children from the Zip Zap Circus School perform at the 2014 World Aids Day concert in Khayelitsha. Last year’s theme centred on stigma, this year the theme is “My health, your health, our health. PHOTO: Irene McCullagh

Children from the Zip Zap Circus School perform at the 2014 World Aids Day concert in Khayelitsha. Last year’s theme centred on stigma, this year the theme is “My health, your health, our health. PHOTO: Irene McCullagh

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The Zip Zap Circus School will be presenting an action packed, free concert in Khayelitsha on Tuesday 1 December to commemorate World Aids Day.

The concert, in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) takes place at the O.R. Tambo Hall, Mew Way, Site B from 12:00.

Zip Zap is a not for profit organisation that provides free circus training to children from all backgrounds where they also learn lessons in determination, hard work and healthy lifestyle.

Co-founder and director, Laurence Estève says: “There is something incredible about watching self-confidence blossom in a child that has learnt a new and impressive skill.”

Zip Zap’s World Aids Day concert is a celebration of this fresh talent and “a very proud moment for the children who are the stars of the day instead of victims of the virus”.

The concert will feature performances on trampolines, trapeze, juggling, without forgetting comedy and acrobatics by children between the age of eight and nineteen from Zip Zap’s projects in Khayelitsha. There will also be a few other surprise Zip Zap acts to thrill the crowd. Contemporary African dancers from Jazzart and local artists will join the celebration.

Ubuntu, meaning humanity is the name of Zip Zap’s project hosted once a week on the site of the Ubuntu clinic in Khayelitsha next to MSF’s Khayelitsha office. Children attending the clinic are removed from their daily trauma to enter a world of fun and magic through games and circus skills. Once they show dedication they can progress to the next programme, Ibhongolwethu, for more advanced training. Children attend Zip Zap’s Ibhongolwethu project twice a week after school where they receive a meal before preparing this world AIDS day show under the guidance, care and watchful eye of their instructors.

The theme for this year’s show is: “My health, your health, our health,” a call to all young people who find themselves in short or long-term relationships to test for HIV and get treatment if they are positive.

For more information visit www.zip-zap.co.za or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/zipzapcircus.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.