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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

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Event: DXD 2014 – Disruption by Design, Nov. 27 2014 @ Delta Towers – Lower Basement

UP Magazine Invites You To Disruption By Design DxD 2014

Date: November 27, 2014
Venue: Lower Basement Parking Garage of Delta Corner Building, Westlands

UP Magazine’s latest foray into the world of Nairobi design is our November issue – Disruption by Design DxD 2014. To celebrate and recognize the disruptors and change makers in urban Nairobi, we are holding a recognition and rewards event on November 27th 2014 in the Lower Basement Parking Garage of Delta Corner Building.

We would love for you to attend this gala evening in honour of the people who are Nairobi’s design elite. True to our events style, it promises to push the boundaries with A/V installations, great food, drinks, music and people.

November 20, 2014 at 1:51 pm Leave a comment

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