4th Slum Film Festival – African Slum on the Reels, Sept. 29 – Oct. 11 2014 @ Various Venues in Nairobi

Slum Film Festival
Dates: September 29 to October 11, 2014
Venues: Various
Website: http://slumfilmfestival.net/

Download the Press Pack for detailed information

September 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm 1 comment

Exhibition: The Gems of Contemporary Kenyan Art, Sept. 16 – Oct. 5 2014 @ Alliance Française

Gems at AF
Margaretta wa Gacheru, Arts correspondent for the Nation Media Group, has been writing about visual and performing arts in Kenya for decades.
She curates an exhibition of Kenyan contemporary artists based on her recent publication Creating Contemporary African Art: Art Networks in Urban Kenya: 1960 – 2010.
The publication is a result of her extensive research for her Ph.D in sociology from the Loyola University Chicago.

Opening: September 16, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Entrance Free

Runs Until: October 5, 2014

About
There is no better person than Margaretta to bear witness to the exponential growth in the credibility and the creativity of Kenyan visual artists, from the first post-independent art gallery (PaayaPaa) to the current networks of high value Kenyan artists.

In this exhibition, Margaretta brings together a selection of artists from different art networks who have contributed to the evolution of Kenyan visual arts and who continue to display the characteristics of Kenyan entrepreneurial spirit: innovative, adaptable, inventive and original, playing their part in the effervescence of the Kenyan visual arts sector.

Artists include: Ancent Soi, Jak Katarikawe, Mary Collis, Kioko Mwitiki, Shine Tani, Patrick Mukabi, Maggie Otieno, Gakunju Kaigwa, Dennis Muragori, Cyrus Nganga, Nani Croze and other.

September 6, 2014 at 3:24 pm Leave a comment

Sarabi – Kings of the Arena VI, Oct. 3 2014 @ Alliance Française Gardens

Kings of the Arena
Date: Friday, October 3 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Gardens
Time: 7.30 pm
Tickets: KES 800 at the Gate

October 1, 2014 at 6:05 pm Leave a comment

Travel: Book your Holiday Early and Enjoy the Serena Festive Rates, Dec. 23 2014 – Jan. 1 2015 @ Serena Hotels

Serena Festive Rates E.A
Book early for your December holidays and enjoy sensible Serena Hotels festive rates which also come with an option of paying in installments under Lipa Polepole.

Dates: December 23 2014 to January 1, 2015
Venues: Serena Hotels
Contacts: 0733 284 200 | cro@serena.co.ke

Find more info on the poster.

October 1, 2014 at 9:04 am Leave a comment

Tribal Chic 2014 – Accepting Designer Applications, Until Oct. 15 2014 @ Tribe

Tribal Chic 2014

Are you a fashion designer?

If the answer to this question is yes then you need to send in your application today [if you are interested in participating in Tribal Chic 2014]

The organizers of this fashion event are accepting designer applications till October 15th 2014.
What you need it to e-mail to marketingassistant@tribehotel-kenya.com with your portfolio. The organizers will then get back to you with the application details.

All the best!

View photo’s from Tribal Chic 2013 on pinterest

September 30, 2014 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

Charit Concert: Waterwater – A Concert with Maeckes, Marteria, Octopizzo, Onejiru & Sarabi, Oct. 4 2014 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium

Water
Date: Saturday, 4th October 2014
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Time: 7 pm
Admission free, donations for fresh water welcome

Viva con Agua (VcA) is a charitable organisation based in St. Pauli, Hamburg (Germany), campaigning for clean drinking water and human sanitation worldwide. Since its existence VcA together with the United Nations World Food Program ensured access to clean drinking water to more than 500.000 people. Besides the social projects VcA also always tries to initiate links between the people in the project countries and the donors using the universal language of music, art, and football.

During the trip to Kenya the local musicians Octopizzo, Sarabi, and Onejiru will work with Marteria and Maeckes from Germany. The aim of the trip is to create a song together as well as produce a documentary photobook with the journalist Marcus Staiger and the photographer Paul Ripke and a cinematic documentary from the view of a Kenyan director, focusing on the particular approach and method of this social and cultural cooperation.

In cooperation with the United Nations World Food Program and One Fine Day Films

September 29, 2014 at 10:27 am Leave a comment

Exhibition/Documentary Film Screening: Crayon Rainbow, Oct. 1 2014 @ Kuona Trust

CRAYON RAINBOWS
You are cordially invited to the launch of the Crayon Rainbows exhibit. Commissioned by Hivos International through their SDI Programme, Crayon Rainbows is a documentary film and art exhibition that traces the growing divide/breakdown between teachers and their vocational devotion to their students in Kenyan public schools as told through the eyes of the children interviewed.

The production team held creative workshops that gave the children a platform to express their feelings about what school means to them. Apart from the interviews, the children partook in drawing, painting, play dough, photography and craft making exercises as well as song and dance.The project sampled 5 schools across Lamu, Samburu, Turkana, Nairobi and Tharaka-Nithi. These art works are what form the exhibit on display.

What the team found was a crayon box worth of dreams and disappointment nestled in a rainbow of hope.

Crayon Rainbows trailer from Amirah Tajdin on Vimeo.

September 29, 2014 at 10:16 am Leave a comment

Global March for Elephants and Rhinos, Oct. 4 2014 @ National Museums to Uhuru Gardens

Join the March Against Extinction. On October 4th, 2014 – approx 120 cities around the world will be marching to raise awareness of the plight of rhinos and elephants and to ask countries involved in the illegal trade of ivory and rhino horn to stop with immediate effect. Nairobi will be marching!

Date: October 4, 2014
Start Time: 8:00 am
Start At: National Museums of Kenya
End at: Uhuru Gardens, Langata Road

September 29, 2014 at 10:09 am Leave a comment

Screening & Discussion: Under Fire – Journalists in Combat, Sept. 29 2014 @ Pawa 254 Hub

Under Fire
Dates: September 29, 2014
Venues: Pawa 254 Hubs
Entry: Free

September 29, 2014 at 9:52 am Leave a comment

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