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Shirley Valentine (Play), July 11-26th, @ Phoenix Players

Shirley Valentine.

In this play, Ms June Gachui portrays the life of Mrs. Joe Bradshaw. Underneath this 42-yr old mother of two grown up children, there is the former Shirley Valentine longing to come out. Her feminist friend offers her a free holiday in Greece and she seizes the opportunity. Shirley, breaking out of the mould cast for her by society, is brilliantly shown with humour, warm sympathy, and human insight.

Shirley Valentine is a must-see especially for ladies seeking emancipation!

Directed by Ian Mbugua, this play runs from Fri 11th July to Saturday 26th July.

For more details please call 222 55 06.

July 10, 2008 at 10:44 am Leave a comment

This is Kenya (Play), July 16-20 and 23-27th, @ Alliance

Comedy: THIS IS KENYA
Author: Dan Ndambuki aka Churchill
Director: Sammy Mwangi and Victor Ber
Dates: 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 July
23, 24, 26, 27 July
Times: 6.30pm weekdays
3 & 6.30pm weekends
Venue: Alliance Française
Charges: 500/=

This rib cracking Kenyan original comedy is hilariously told through a story of a man (Chief Nyake) who died in 1900. In 2008, 108 years later, during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Brand Regency Hotel
construction, a bulldozer accidentally digs Chief Nyake out. What he sees around will shock him!
In this original comedy by Heartstrings Kenya written by Dan Ndambuki aka Churchill, we hilariously get to learn that it is not the present or the future we have to be worried about: but the past, which we were
never a part of. Amid great belly laughs, we will discover that though we were never there in the past, we all took part in ruining our present and future. And this we did while in our mothers’ womb.

July 10, 2008 at 10:43 am 3 comments

CINEMA JAPAN, July 11th, @ Japan Information and Culture Centre

Japan Information and Culture Centre will on Friday 11th July 2008 screen Japan Video Topics at 3:30pm followed by CINEMA JAPAN movie called “OSAKA STORY” at 3:45pm. The movie was produced in 1999 and is directed by Jun Ichikawa.

To see poster and synopsis, click here http://www.ke.emb-japan.go.jp/osakastory2.pdf

July 9, 2008 at 11:04 am 1 comment

Tamambo Weekend Events, July 11-13th, @ Village Market

Tamambo Weekend Events @ Village Market:

Friday, July 11: Rock with Stone Cold Sober from 9:00 pm

Saturday July 12: Jazz with Maia and Sold Groove from 9:00 pm

Sunday July 13: Brunch and Jazz!

July 9, 2008 at 11:02 am Leave a comment

3Generations3Styles, thru to July 4th, @ GoDown

The Exhibition ‘3Generations3Styles showcasing paintings by Meek Gichugu, Emily Odongo and Willie Wamuti is running until Friday 4th July. It is open to the public from Monday through Friday from 9.00 to 5.00pm.Entrance free.

June 24, 2008 at 9:17 am Leave a comment

Pamjoa Dance Group presents MASAA, June 25th, @ Alliance

Pamjoa Dance Group presents MASAA

Wednesday, June 25th @ 7:00 pm
Alliance Auditorium
Tickets: 500/Adults and 300/children and students with ID

June 24, 2008 at 9:16 am Leave a comment

(Re)Membering Kenya: Identities, Cultures and Freedom, June 18th & 25th, @ Goethe Institut

[attention, dates changed!]

(Re)Membering Kenya: Identities, Cultures and Freedom
June 18th & 25th at Goethe-Institut, in cooperation with Ford Foundation

Certain critical questions relating to Kenya, which have always been in latent existence, were forcefully thrust to the fore by the events that occurred before, during and after the 2007 elections. This series of public forums brings together Kenyan intellectuals, academics and non-academics, in order to raise publicly all the disturbing questions – and the level of debate about them.

As servants and thinkers, Kenyan academics have lately been accused of providing cover for politicians and bureaucrats: they are perceived to have abdicated the role of rendering intellectual leadership in a time of dire need. This series is an attempt to get academics to re-engage more robustly with the rest of the nation. It is dedicated to the necessity of freedom of thought and will be a demonstration of the “engaged” intellectual.

Twice a month, on a Wednesday, we will invite intellectuals and members of the academia to public discussions about core issues that define or militate against ideas and practices of Kenyanness.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008, 6.00 pm
Session 1: Identities – Between Ethnic and Civic Nationhood

– Introduction to the Conference Series, by Prof. Wambui Mwangi
– The Architecture of Ethnicities: The Ethnicity of the State, by Dr. Pius Kakai
– The Economics of Identity, by Mr. Onyango Oloo
– Representations of Identity in Kenyan Cultures, by Dr. Mbugua Mungai
The session is chaired by Prof. Wambui Mwangi


Wednesday, 25 June 2008, 6.00 pm
Session 2: Memories, Narratives & Debates of Nationhood

– Gerontocracy & Generational Competition, by Dr. Tom Odhiambo
– Negotiating Kenyanness: The Debates, by Dr. Peter Wafula
– Engendering Identities: Sexualities & Power(lessness) in the Kenyan Political Economy, by Dr. Sophie Macharia
The session is chaired by Prof. Wambui Mwangi

June 5, 2008 at 1:43 pm Leave a comment

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