Some of the arts associations in the country on Wednesday announced that they have teamed up and will hold what they call Arts of Love show at Blantyre Cultural Centre on Valentine's Day.
The arts associations that have organised the show are National Theatre Association of Malawi (Ntam), Journalists Union of Malawi (Juma) and Visual Arts Association of Malawi (Vaam).
Chairperson of the organising committee McArthur Matukuta said during a press briefing that the event is one of the ways for the associations to raise funds for its different activities.
"We have a lot of initiatives that we would want to carry out but lack of resources has been a major challenge and most of the times we depend on donors. So this is one of the activities that we want to undertake to mobilise resources for our associations," said Matukuta.
Matukuta, who is also a member of Ntam and director of Solomonic Peacocks, said the money that would be realised will be shared amongst the association involved to implement their activities.
Secretary for the event and Juma executive member, Nathan Majawa said the preparations for the event are at advanced stage.
"We are targeting 1,000 people and we are optimistic many people will patronise the event," said Majawa.
Majawa said there will be a number of activities during the event citing among others, poetry, drama and music.
'We will have different activities on the day so we expect families to patronise this event and it is even a good day as people will be celebrating Valentine's Day with their loved ones," he said.
Apart from poetry, music and drama, people will also have a chance to buy different artworks that will be exhibited by Vaam. Some of the artists set to perform are poets Hudson Chamasowa, Nyamalikiti Nthiwatiwa and Benedicto Wokomaatani Malunga and musician Snowden Ibbu.