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Hub of Africa Fashion Week @ Millennium Hall

Hub of Africa, with the support of Vogue Talents and the Italian Embassy in Addis Ababa will showcase eight visiting designers and six established Ethiopian designers who have showcased their designs on global catwalks from October. In addition, six upcoming Ethiopian designers together with other upcoming designers from the continent will display their designs. 

Hub of Africa Fashion Week will work with prominent international designers, stylists, hair and makeup artists as well as models from all across the African continent to promote African fashion on an international stage.

Sara Maino Senior Editor Vogue Italia and head of Vogue Talents,  Simonetta Gianfelici, fashion consultant and talent scout; Serena Tibaldi, fashion journalist for “Repubblica”; and Ingrid Tamborin model scouter for Brave Modeling Management in Milanwill will attend Hub of Africa Fashion Week 2016 events.  During her stay, Sara Maino, together with her colleagues, will direct a talk show for the industries’ stakeholders on “Becoming the next Vogue Talent” at the Millennium hall.

Creative Futures launch logo design competition

The British Council, Goethe Institut and iceaddis are, in collaboration, organizing a logo design competition which is related to the brand development of their joint program “Creative Futures”.

The winners will receive an award of 10,500 birr and will be mentioned in the “Creative futures” publications. This competition is the first activity in a series of events, workshops and trainings that promotes creative industries in Ethiopia.

Supported by the European Union (EU), Creative Futures (CF) is a two year program aimed at contributing to the socio-economic development of Ethiopia through strengthening the creative industries.

Powered by the British Council, the Goethe institute and iceaddis, CF ultimately aims at increasing the capacity and networks of Ethiopian creative professionals working within visual arts, photography, design, fashion and film sectors and enable them build sustainable careers.

Creative Futures aims to work with local artists and arts managers and providing them with essential management skills training which in turn will help them to showcase their work.

Irreechaa holiday @ Bishoftu

Irreechaa, a thanksgiving holiday of the Oromo people, will be celebrated tomorrow in Bishoftu town of the Oromia  Regional . The Irreechaa festival is celebrated every year at the beginning of Birraa (the sunny new season after the dark, rainy winter season).

The Oromo people consider the winter rainy season of June to September as the time of difficulty. The heavy rain brings with it lots of things like swelling rivers and floods that may drown people, cattle, crop, and flood homes. Also, family relationship will severe during winter rain as they cannot visit each other because of swelling rivers.

The Oromo people celebrate Irreechaa not only to thank Waaqaa (God) but also to welcome the new season of plentiful harvests after the dark and rainy winter season associated with nature and creature.

On Irreechaa festivals, friends, family, and relatives gather together and celebrate with joy and happiness. Irreechaa festivals bring people closer to each other and make social bonds.

Yegodelu Getsoch launched at National Theatre

A book entitled Yegodelu Getsoch, written by poet Tigist Mamo was launched at the National Theater hall. Launching the book Yegodelu Getsoch, which is literary translated as missing pages, author and translator Afework Bekele said that the poet has published various books the theme of most of which revolve around on national affairs.

He said though reading is for the readers, the author also will benefit from the book sale.He also called on the audience to actively engage in reflecting their feedback after buying and reading the book.

Poet Tigist Mamo on her part said that the book dealt with various social and country affairs, philosophy and love matters among others.

She also said that thanked her art mates and the reader for supporting up to the launching date of her book.

The day program was highlighted by various art pieces including poems, musical theatres and comedy works.

Accordingly, including Tigist, poet Solomon Sahile, Rediet Terefe, Militi Kiros Bayulign Ayalew and Misrak Terefe all presented their poems.