To commemorate 20 years of democracy and post-apartheid South Africa, Blankets & Wine in collaboration with the South African High Commission in Kenya present to you a special edition of Blankets & Wine on Sunday, 7th September 2014 dubbed Karibu Mzansi.
Date: September 7, 2014
Venue: at the Carnivore Gardens
Time: from 1pm – 10pm
Tickets: KES 2000 at the Gate
Celebrate this milestone with South Africa as you listen to funky tunes from: Vereso Andrew Wambua, Antoneosoul and Dela.
South African foods and wines will also be on sale
The headline artist for this event will be very special performance by a top artiste from South Africa brought courtesy of the South African High Commission in Kenya. Follow @blanketsandwine on Twitter for artiste announcement.
Other events will be the DJ Stage with house guru Jack Rooster and the Caffe Mocha crew, Writer’s Stage curated by Kwani? And B&W Film Stage curated by PAWA 254.
Juliani is the ONE campaign Agriculture Ambassador and gospel singer. Currently on a mission to sensitize the youth to take up farming in a nationwide tour dubbed EXPONENTIAL POTENTIAL.
Don’t miss his Nairobi performance.
Paco Renteria is one of Mexico’s famous guitarists.
This will be his first visit to Africa
Exhibition: On this Plane of Life by Peter Elungat & Olivia Pendergast, Sept. 1 -24 2014 @ One Off Gallery
Exhibition featuring recent works by Peter Elungat and Olivia Pendergast at One Off Gallery.
The exhibition runs until 24 September 2014.
Venue: One Off Gallery, # 16 Roselyn
Peter Elungat needs little introduction.
Since his first solo show managed by One Off was opened by Rob Burnet in a ground floor shop in the Yaya Centre in the late 90s, he has enjoyed enormous recognition domestically and has earned the accolade of being one of the highest selling artists in Kenya. One of the few artsists to truly cross the cultural divide, Elungat attracts collectors in equal numbers from all ethnic backgrounds and walks of life.
Following a residency at Kuona Trust, Elungat started his career painting tiny figurative forms on equivalently small squares of canvas. Subsequently, his works have grown in scale in tandem with his audience. Current canvases are now some of the largest works in the gallery characterized by his portrayal of mostly single female forms after the style of some of the major renaissance painters. A spiritual essence pervades these works.
In contrast, Olivia Pendergast is little known in Kenya.
A graduate of a five year BFA program at Columbus College of Art and Design she went on to work in Los Angeles for a further five years in the film industry as a conceptual designer. Since 2007 she has been based out of Seattle and has lived and painted in Malawi, Haiti, Ethiopia and Bangladesh. Most recently she has worked in Nairobi. The exhibition at One Off will focus on portraits she has made of the people of Kawangwari.
‘The paintings that I create are a direct reflection of the experience I am having. I simply see something that creates movement …By being present I am aware of hundreds of times a day when this movement occurs and as a way to express excitement, I am moved to paint’.
Diverse as these two painters are in background and experience, they share a common palette and also a fascination with the exploration of proportion as it relates to the human form.
Find out more about the work of Peter and Olivia and the exhibition on www.oneoffafrica.com
Opportunity for Journalists, Writers and Photographers: Call for Citizen Journalists – Sauti ya Mtaa by Sept. 5 2014
An exciting new project dubbed Sauti ya Mtaa is calling on enthusiastic writers, journalists and photo or video journalists to express their interest by applying to be a member.
Sauti ya Mtaa is a project hosted at PAWA254, and funded by Making All Voices Count (MAVC), meant to highlight the fascinating stories about Nairobi’s slums and its neighborhoods which do not always get covered in the media.
Through this project, a strong network of citizen journalists will be built around Nairobi’s slums, with two different hubs located in Kibera and Kariobangi where journalists will have a free space to network and file their stories.
The project will also include training’s on journalism and a web platform where the citizen journalists will submit their stories and be remunerated.
Potential citizen journalists include journalists, writers and photographers.
How to Participate in this Project
Interested citizen journalists across the city should submit their curriculum vitas, cover letter and samples of written work for consideration.
Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to receive applications is 5th of September 2014