The National Youth Orchestra of Kenya invites new applications for cello and percussion players from young musicians aged 14 to 23. The preferred candidates must demonstrate commitment to ensemble music and leadership potential. Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Monday 17th June 2013. Selected Applicants may be called to audition at Peponi House Preparatory School(Farasi Lane, Off Lower Kabete Rd) in Nairobi on 22nd June 2013 and may be admitted to KNYO on a trial basis in the next training course (8th to 14th July 2013). Previous applicants are allowed to re-apply if they had previously applied and auditioned before December 2012. Full details and application forms are available from firstname.lastname@example.org and from email@example.com. Tel: +254 728814703/ 722570111
Robert Sturman reveals all of his secrets about how to make powerful, poetic images celebrating the beautiful art of yoga.
Aspiring yoga models and yogis learn what it takes to get great pictures. Photography enthusiasts learn about composition, balance, integrating the pose with the surrounding environment, cool phone apps and much more.
In this workshop you can be the photographer, model, artist, muse of all of the above. Bring your camera, phone, questions and curiosity.
Most of the workshop will take place in the Africa Yoga Project Shine Center located at Diamond Plaza on the 4th floor. In the 2nd half, we will stroll nearby streets in the surrounding Parklands neighborhood and catch natural light to create a few masterpieces. Anyone who wants to model can. Everyone can shoot. One thing’s for sure, everyone will walk away with great pictures- www.robertsturmanstudios.com and africayogaproject.org.
Thursday 11th April 2013 sees musicians from Nairobi School (Old and New) on one stage at the Michael Joseph Centre. The concert, apart from being a wonderful evening of music-making, is aimed at raising awareness of how important music is in the government school curriculum. You’ll be surprised at how many fantastic Kenyan musicians have come out of the Kenyan government school system. The evening includes the following groups.
‘The Morans’ are a brass group consisting of players ranging from University lecturers, Music teachers and Music students. The group was formed about a year ago and plays a wide range of musical styles ranging from works from the Renaissance Period to present day works. Members of this group are also involved in other musical groups such as the ‘Nairobi Orchestra’, ‘The National Youth Orchestra of Kenya’ (KNYO) and ‘The OCs’. Some of them also teach in Nairobi’s Korogocho slums under the Ghetto Classics programme run by the Art of Music Foundation.
‘The OCs’ are members of the Old Cambrian Society (Kenya). This society is the alumni organization for Nairobi School. ‘The OCs’ consists of alumni from the school, ranging between 1978 up to class of 2012. Group members are committed to raising Music Education standard at the school. Several of them volunteer their time and resources in teaching the current students. They are also involved in other musical groups such as the ‘Nairobi Orchestra’, ‘The National Youth Orchestra of Kenya’ (KNYO) and ‘The Morans’. Some of them also teach in Nairobi’s Korogocho slums under the Ghetto Classics programme run by the Art of Music Foundation. This group is a few months old and hopes to keep growing as more students graduate from the school.
ZEZE- Nairobi’s Premier String Chamber ensemble.
The show starts at 7pm and tickets cost Kshs 500/-
Sunday, February 24, 2013 – 2:30pm at Paa Ya Paa Arts Centre
In the open air, under the bamboo on the Love Garden compound. Paa Ya Paa Lane, Ridgeways Road
Off Kiambu Road, Nairobi, Kenya East Africa
Create with artists and scientists and science lovers in a hands-on workshop, using recycled objects and
natural materials. 5 minute poster presentations invited on a science topic of your choice. Can bring ready made
artworks, inventions, etc or create on the spot. Call 0733 270 109 for more details.
Anyone know where we can find old bicycle gears? Old metals, motors from cell phones that are broken and irreparable that we
can recycle, old broken radios, resistors, capacitors, electrodes, wires, recycled boxes and containers. Please, if you plan to attend
this event come with your recycled objects so we can turn them into something you dream of.
If you need information let us know; If you can’t remember how to make a circuit. If you can’t remember how to make a galvanic cell we can
work with you. Artists, we can turn chromatograms into some art. We can make electronic sculptures. We can extract liquids from plants
to explore basic properties like acidity and basicity. Let’s make a rocket sculpture and try to let it take off using basic science. Let’s put
our heads together. Let you imaginations run wild. What do you want on 24th? It is all up to you. What do you think or feel when you look up into the sky? What dreams or ideas do you have here on earth?
Harry and Sally meet when she gives him a ride to New York after they both graduate from the University of Chicago. The film jumps through their lives as they both search for love, but fail, bumping into each other time and time again. Finally a close friendship and eventually something more blooms between them.
A great movie for the season! Come with something to sit on and with something to eat. Gates open at 6pm and movie begins at sundown.
This Saturday’s class will be instructed by Ermias Ekube who is a skilled sculptor, poet, engaver and painter.
Learn how to sketch potraits from one of the best!
Classes cost only 500 Kshs.
For more information: http://lifedrawingworkshop2.splashthat.com