Stories wanted

SSS invites the public

28 July 2020 | Art and Entertainment

Nadine Phiri; Swakopmund Museum curator; “I believe that every story is worth telling.”

Swakopmund • [email protected]


The Swakopmund museum is known for telling extraordinary stories from times long forgotten.

The Scientific Society Swakopmund (SSS) wants to take a fresh approach to their annual Heritage Week hosted in collaboration with the Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) and the COSDEF Arts and Crafts Centre in Swakopmund.

Assistant curator at the Swakopmund Museum, Nadine Phiri, says the theme which focuses on cultural resistance in the global Covid-19 pandemic, calls for ordinary stories in an extraordinary time.

“We want people’s stories. There are obviously negatives, but we want to look into the positives that have come out of this situation. We have heard of someone who quit drinking due to the prohibition of alcohol in this time. I believe that every story is worth telling.”

Phiri said that the SSS is currently creating a “Story Box” that will give interested parties a place to leave their stories, adding that there are also other platforms available for the submission of stories.

“They can email stories to me at [email protected] or even reach the museum on social media. The stories will reach and find me.”

Those who would like to submit their stories anonymously, may do so. However, Phiri asks that submissions should contain a name and contact information for research purposes.

“The focus is to share hope. We want to bring solidarity and unity; we need each other right now.”

The exhibition will open during Heritage Week that is slated for 21 to 27 September 2020, and could potentially be kept going for approximately a month.

Similar News

 

Ixa pens contract with Fresh FM

5 days ago - 18 June 2021 | Art and Entertainment

Walvis Bay • [email protected] Walvis Bay-based rapper Ike “Ixa” Adonis has signed a contract with local commercial radio station Fresh FM.According to...

Take a walk on the wild side

6 days ago - 17 June 2021 | Art and Entertainment

The first comprehensive guidebook to Namibia’s parks in almost 30 years has been launched.Namibia Nature Parks by Helge Denker showcases 22 state-protected areas and two...

Sakkie Tsam set to release ‘Da //amero-tse’

1 week ago - 10 June 2021 | Art and Entertainment

Swakopmund • [email protected] Musician Sagarias “Sakkie” Tsam is set to host a release party for his latest single “Da //amero-tse” at the Two Beards...

EES shoots for 100!

1 week ago - 10 June 2021 | Art and Entertainment

Kwaito sensation EES dropped his second single off the long-awaited Game Changer album recently.Since the advent of his career, EES has broken many norms in...

DV8’s latest EP launch draws near

1 week ago - 10 June 2021 | Art and Entertainment

Windhoek • [email protected] Gospel rapper Nghilifavali “Dv8” Iileka is set to release his latest EP on 19 June at Vinyl, Zoo Park, in the...

Nóg ’n tree vorentoe vir plaaslike filmbedryf

2 weeks ago - 06 June 2021 | Art and Entertainment

Windhoek ∙ Yandi du Plessis Die aanlyn reeks Walking Forward is verlede jaar op YouTube bekend gestel.Die fokus van dié reeks is die impak van...

Coastal Poetry is back!

2 weeks ago - 03 June 2021 | Art and Entertainment

Walvis Bay • [email protected] The first Coastal Poetry event for the year is set to take place on Saturday (5 June) at the...

1Dawn unleashes Cosa Nostra

3 weeks ago - 27 May 2021 | Art and Entertainment

Swakopmund • [email protected] Swakopmund-based dancehall and hip-hop artist Ravenelli “1Dawn” Inichab recently released his debut solo EP (extended play), Cosa Nostra. According to...

Space and Gemini ‘hypnotized’

3 weeks ago - 27 May 2021 | Art and Entertainment

Walvis Bay • [email protected] Coastal producer and artist Eduardo “ESB” Riobo, Rivaldo “Space” van den Heever and Eldino “Gemini” Madjiet are set to...

Zodwa Wabantu’s fun time in Namibia

3 weeks ago - 27 May 2021 | Art and Entertainment

Walvis Bay • [email protected] South African socialite, media personality and dancer Zodwa Wabantu did not hold back on showing fans how much fun...

Latest News

Calls to rename UNAM Stadium...

3 hours ago | Sports

Windhoek • [email protected] Former UNAM FC head coach Woody Jacobs says it would be fitting for the UNAM Stadium in Pioneers Park in...

Motion tabled to rescind selling...

3 hours ago | Local News

Walvis Bay • [email protected] A motion to rescind a council resolution made in 2014 in terms of Narraville extension 12 and 14 was...

Namport, Meatco sign MOU

1 day - 22 June 2021 | Local News

Walvis Bay The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) and the Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).The two entities aim...

Seidler wen sy 'doodstryd' na...

1 day - 22 June 2021 | Local News

Tielman van Lill – Phillip Seidler het die eerste Namibiër in die geskiedenis geword wat die Olimpiese Spele in die oopwaterdissipline oor 10 kilometer kwalifiseer.In...

No patient left behind

1 day - 22 June 2021 | Local News

Swakopmund • [email protected] hospitals across the country are overcrowded – a situation that is described as serious. Thankfully, “we have not yet had to turn...

Sop om die koue te...

1 day - 22 June 2021 | Local News

Walvisbaai • [email protected] Alet Smit is hard aan die werk om 'n sopkombuis op Walvisbaai te begin wat spesiaal vir kinders van spesifiek dié...

Pendeldiens maak 'n verskil

1 day - 22 June 2021 | Local News

Walvisbaai • [email protected] Om na die gemeenskap om te sien, lê Carlo van der Merwe nog altyd na aan die hart. Te midde van die...

Tides

1 day - 22 June 2021 | Fishing

Tuesday, 22 June Low 07:22 High 13:46 Low 19:34 High 02:00 Wednesday, 23 June High ...

Grumpy’s Fishing Report

1 day - 22 June 2021 | Fishing

•Grumpy Gramowsky Canopy and Maketu’s were the pick of the week. Wow, so many big galjoen and steenbras were caught and brought to shore,...

Load More