Charity Event in Aid of Palestinians in Gaza: A Note for a Smile, Nov. 27 2014 @ Lord Erroll – Runda

A note for a SmileA Note for a Smile: Music & Art to raise humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza

The six-week conflict this summer left more than 1,870 dead and thousands injured, homeless, and traumatized. The conflict had a particularly devastating toll on Gaza’s youngest and most vulnerable. Many of the affected children have suffered serious injuries that cannot be treated in Gaza due to limited medical capacity caused by the ongoing blockades, and others suffer from severe traumatic disorders. They need our solidarity and support.

A group of us working in various humanitarian and development capacities in Nairobi have decided to organize a charity event to encourage the community to contribute to the work of Palestinian health institutions to restore dignity and hope to the Palestinians in Gaza.

All funds raised during the evening will go towards supporting the activities of Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem, as well as to the Gaza Mental Health Community Center.

During the event we will hold a silent art auction showcasing a number of world-class artists from the contemporary East African art scene, who have kindly contributed their work to raising funds for this cause. The impressive line-up of artists includes Fitsum Behre Woldelibanos, Eltayeb Dawelbait, Michael Soi, Anthony Okello, Paul Onditi, Shabu Mwangi, John Silver, Justus Kyalo, Dennis Muraguri, Yassir Ali Mohammed, Mariantonietta Peru and Kamal Shah.

There will be music throughout the night with live sets from some of the best musicians in Nairobi who have accepted to perform for the cause, including Idd Aziz, Teto, Jahm, Afro Simba and Mutinda.

Designers’ fair (featuring Otenge, Chilly Mango, Madafu Moxie); a raffle with a chance to win exciting prizes; food and drinks (cash-bar), and more surprises await you…

Please note that your ticket number will be your registration number for the art auction.
Bids will be open from 17:00 to 21:00!

Date: 27 November 2014
Venue: Lord Erroll, Runda
Time: at 17:00
General Admission: KES 2000

For Tickets or to support the cause kindly get in contact with the following;
Inès Abdel Razek (UNEP): 0719 891 746
Isabell Kempf (UNEP)
Jason Jabbour (UNEP): 0710 682 332
Alexander Binns (UNOCHA) 0732391041

Also find more about the event on this Facebook event Page

NB: There will be a silent auction of inspiring North and East African Contemporary Art

All profits from the evening will be donated to the Makassed Charitable Hospital in Jerusalem and Gaza Community Mental Health Programme

November 13, 2014 at 11:41 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Lamu Cultural Festival 2014, Nov. 28-30 2014 @ Lamu

Lamu Cul. Festival
Dates: November 28-30, 2014
Venue: Lamu County

Fri. 28th
14:00 – 15:00 Dhow and Swimming Races Prelminaries (Seafront)
15:00 – 18:00 Traditional Dances (Seafront)

Sat. 29th
10:00 – 11:00 Donkey race (in front of Lamu Museum)
14:00 – 16:00 Final Dhow and Swimming Races (Seafront)
14:00 – 17:00 Traditional Dances (Seafront)

14:00 – 18:00 Open Concert (Mkunguni square)
16:00 – 18:00 Swahili bridal display (Lamu Fort; Women only)

Visit this Facebook Page for more information

November 24, 2014 at 5:15 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Festival on Performance & Media Arts 2014: Connections, Nov. 28-29 2014 @ Goethe Institut

Nairobi Festival (2)
Dates: November 28-29, 2014
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Time: 6.30 and 6 pm respectively
Admission: KES 500

November 23, 2014 at 2:18 pm Leave a comment

Kuona Trust Open Studios + Workshops, Nov. 29 2014 @ Kuona Trust

Open Studios

The Artists’ Open Studio tour is a free, self-guided art adventure that is open to all art lovers, enthusiasts and collectors. It provides the public with an opportunity to interact with Kuona Trust’s painters,sculptors, fiber glass artists, photographers, print makers, jewelers, glass artists, portrait and caricature artists.

You also have a choice of five workshops to take part in throughout the day, including painting for both children and adults, card making, glass mosaic, mural painting and face painting.

All at discounted prices.

Lots of Food & drinks on sale as well as entertainment.

Date : Saturday, 29th November, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

November 23, 2014 at 1:57 pm Leave a comment

Placemaking in Nairobi: Making Great Public Places Together, Nov. 28 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Peacemaking in Nairobi
Placemaking in Nairobi: Making Great Public Places Together

Date: Friday, November 28, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise, Multi-Purpose Room
Time: 5.30 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.

Interested in hearing about Nairobi’s great public spaces such as the skating park in the CBD or community places in Kibera? Then join us on Friday the 28th of November to hear more about Placemaking in Nairobi.

Placemaking improves the quality of public spaces and the lives of the community in tandem. It is a co-creation approach that capitalises on local community’s knowledge, assets and ideas to promote inclusive and prosperous cities. The conversation will be facilitated by Placemakers, a Dutch non-profit organization working in-situ to improve public spaces by research, design and programming in co-creation.

Their research is part of the international knowledge exchange program ‘Making Cities Together,’ that aims at connecting and strengthening local scale projects so that they reach a critical mass to effect real change at an urban scale. Making Cities Together is organised by The International New Town Institute, the International Federation of Housing and Planning, and Placemakers.

Placemakers will present the findings of their Placemaking initiatives inventory on public spaces in Nairobi that they conducted in conjunction with the Technical University of Kenya. After presentations there will be round table discussions to share ideas.

• Placemaking initiatives in Nairobi inventory presentation – Placemakers
• Address on the 60 public spaces program – Nairobi City County
• Views on the importance of public spaces – UN-Habitat
• Round table discussion
• Cocktail

Event Via Naipolitans

November 23, 2014 at 1:50 pm Leave a comment

Freedom – A contemporary Sculptural Exhibition by Zambian Artist Tom Phiri, Nov. 27 – Dec. 15 2014 @ Kuona Trust

Freedom is an exhibition of mixed media sculptures by renowned Zambian artist,Tom Phiri.

Official opening : Thursday, 27th November 2014, 6pm- 9pm
Exhibition dates : 27th November – 15th December 2014

Phiri explores the concept of ‘Freedom’, using an approach that challenges the co-existence of different forms and the fusion of different techniques and materials; a reflection of the realities of life.
The artist challenges the debate around the ‘freedom’ to co-exist with the opposite elements in society and the respect accorded to these elements.

Phiri presents a body of work that may be interpreted in different ways and he welcomes the audience to explore their personal views.The exhibit is his reaction and contribution to a topic that influences many, ‘Freedom’.

November 23, 2014 at 1:44 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town/35th KCB Guru Nanak Safari Rally, Nov. 23 2014 @ Soysambu Conservancy – Delamere Farm

Delamere Estates - Pic. by Njathika
Date: November 23, 2014
Flagging off time: 7 am by Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua


Rally Map by Anwar Sidi

Rally Map by Anwar Sidi

Download the KCB Guru Nanak Rally 2014 – Draft Itinerary @ 17-11-2014

November 20, 2014 at 2:05 pm Leave a comment

The GoDown Gig feat Yunasi Band, Anyango & Olith Ratego, Nov. 29 2014 @ the GoDown Arts Centre

the GoDown Gig

November 20, 2014 at 1:55 pm Leave a comment

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