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Play: The Good Body, Jul.31-Aug. 1 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House & Karen Country Club
Thursday 31st at 7pm at The Michael Joseph Centre (Safaricom House, Waiyaki Way-Westlands)
Advance Tickets: Ksh. 800 Payable by 30th July. Pay Via Mpesa: Paybill No: 961700 and Account No: 00520.
Tickets also on sale at the door for Kes 1,000, but do you want to risk being turned away
Friday, 1st August at 7pm at m (Members and their Guests)
Charges: Ksh.1,000 (Show Only)
Ksh. 2,500 (Show and Dinner)
For Tickets contact: Karen Country Club: 0722 204 431
* All proceeds from this event will go to Flone Initiative
This star studded performance will feature: Patricia Ithau, Muthoni Drummer Queen, Ian Mbugua, June Gachui, Mwikali Mary, Nick Ndeda, Nice Githinji and Wanjiru Mburu. Directed by Mbeki Mwalimu.
Tickets are Available at:
Alliance Francaise reception
Michael Joseph Centre: 0722 005 890
Ticket Hotlines: 0708 221 040/ 0720 701 359 / 0736 330 680
*Flone Initiative works with matatu drivers, touts and motor bike riders to deconstruct societal norms and acquired negative attitudes on women’s freedom.
The 2014 edition of the annual Diani Beach 5-a-side Touch Rugby Tournament – the sixth edition of the event – will be held on 11th, 12th and 13th July 2014 on Diani Beach, considered by many as one of the best beaches in the world with five kilometres of pristine sand, clear blue waters and coral reef. It is the perfect venue for an annual Beach Touch Rugby Tournament that is not only hugely social but also very competitive with the standard of Rugby getting better every year. The final last year was very exciting and only concluded with a sudden death try after three periods of extra time.
There are four categories of teams; men’s, women’s, mixed and veterans. Mixed teams must include at least 3 ladies and veterans players must all be over 40.
George Barbour an ex East African Tuskers Veteran – and his team of organisers conduct a 2 days 1 night programme on 4 pitches. The tournament starts Friday evening under flood lights, games are played Saturday all day and Sunday see the finals finishing early afternoon.
Beside the tournament, Forty Thieves Beach Bar offers a wide range of entertainment over the weekend for everyone to enjoy, not mentioning the Football World Cup final games happening on that week end that will attract a large audience at the beach bar.
Diani Beach Touch Rugby together with the Rugby Patron’s Society support the Age Grade Program to engage with underprivileged children to give them something positive to focus on and to identify and nurture talent at an early age, maintain focus, develop rugby skills and prevent indulgence in drugs and/or the possibility of becoming street children. Up to date the Diani Beach Touch Rugby has raised KES 800,000 for this worthy cause.
This year we will also support the “South Coast Pirates” a new Rugby Club called and formed by the serious players from the Diani, Ukunda area. The players developed their initial skills from the Diani Beach Touch Rugby tournament over the last few years, organized by George Barbour of Forty Thieves Beach Bar.
These young players have been requesting for a more formal approach to the 15 a side full contact game, and with their enthusiasm and that of rugby coach David Nolan, it has now materialized and we hope that it will become one of the top Rugby Clubs of the future.
Many of these keen players are young and of very limited means and need all the help and encouragement that we can find, both in skilled training and financial support.
Their base is the Ukunda Show ground, which need to be upgraded and brought up to a satisfactory level so as to be usable for future serious rugby and soccer games for the benefit of all.
These laugh-a-minute monologues aim to uplift and to empower as they entertain. The monologues soften the ever-fraught relationship between women and their bodies, explores the destructive body esteem issues and leads towards finding beauty in imperfection The Good body tackles our perfect imperfections with some candid hilarious monologues about our bum size, skin colour, 24 waistline, acne, the tummy tucks, the thigh gap, piercings, tummy tyres etc
All proceeds from this event will go to Flone Initiative. The beneficiary Flone Initiative Gender Equality program is a response to the brutal acts of stripping purportedly indecently women in bus terminus. The program works with matatu drivers, touts and motor bike riders to deconstruct societal norms and acquired negative attitudes on women’s freedom.
This star studded performance will feature: Patricia Ithau, Muthoni Drummer Queen, Mwikali Mary, Ian Mbugua, June Gachui, Nick Ndeda, Nice Githinji and Brenda Wairimu. Directed by Mbeki Mwalimu
Tickets @1000/=. Advance tickets on sale at only 800 bob till June 26th.
MPesa Paybill: Business No: 961700 Account No: 00520 (You’ll find your ticket at the door).
Call 0720701359 / 0736330680 for booking
Tickets on sale at Alliance Francaise reception, The Michael Joseph Centre (Safaricom House), Waiyaki Way, Westlands
Proceeds to benefit the rural vision children’s rehabilitation home in Soweto Slums in Nairobi Embakasi Division
Fashion/Charity: Style Clinic in Support of the First Lady’s Beyond Zero Campaign, May 10 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre
What to Wear Style Clinic in aid of Beyond Zero Campaign.
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta is a lady of few softly spoken elegant words, but when she acts, she thunders. On 13 April 2014, with the health of mothers and babies on her mind, she ran for over seven hours to show her commitment. The echo of her actions and that of her team is still ringing, the echo that urges us as Kenyans own the Beyond Zero Campaign. This echo is the inspiration of What to Wear Clinic which is being held to celebrate mothers on Mother’s Day, with all proceeds going towards Beyond Zero Campaign.
The call to run came and we took it, as we continue to do so our bodies have reorganized themselves, and we have found clothes that previously fitted have now become unfit for purpose – but have they? Every morning we thunder, What to Wear!
As women and mothers we multi-task and juggle on a daily basis, that’s before juggling how the world expects us to present ourselves. We are acutely aware that we present ourselves to the world by what we wear and since human contacts have become increasingly fast in this tech savvy world, our clothes become instant language. Should this always mean spending more on clothes? Not according to fashion stylist Wanja Knighton who is a firm believer in buying less and wearing more. It is with this in mind and also in celebration of Mothers Day that Wanja is urging all ladies to take the afternoon off and enjoy a positive fashion and style filled afternoon over a glass of wine and cup of tea by attending What to Wear, Buy Less Wear More Style Clinic that will be held on Saturday 10 May at the Michael Joseph Centre from 3pm.
How to look fabulous does not always necessarily depend on how much your clothes cost, but whether they suit your bodyshape, attendees will be shown how to pinpoint their bodyshape and more importantly how to choose items that suit their bodyshape. How to Buy Less and Wear More will be demonstrated by creating a capsule wardrobe of 29 interchangeable pieces, creating different looks for different occasions. Each attendee is being requested to bring at least 3 items from their wardrobe that they no longer wear or haven’t worn for a while for our Swap, Sizzle & Share session. We will Swap with each other, Sizzle by giving the item a new lease of life using simple haberdashery tricks, and Share by making a donation towards the Beyond Zero Campaign.
The London Marathon is done and dusted, the sores are still healing and now it is time for each and every one of us as Kenyans to own Beyond Zero Campaign using our given talents and expertise to ensure maternal deaths are brought to beyond Zero.
Tickets are available through via ticketsasa
All proceeds will go to Beyond Zero Campaign
The Walk With Rangers from Arusha to Nairobi will take place in June from the 12th to the 18th. Participants can choose to do either the 8- day Tanzania trek or the 7- day kenya leg, or the combined 15- day trek.
The aim is to have as many people as possible interact with rangers and really get a feel of what we endure on a daily basis.
We close for registrations for the trek on 26th may.
The walk is completely not for profit and the costings will only cover the walk’s expenses, we encourage anyone who can raise funds for the projects indicated in the e-flyer to get in touch with us for fundraising forms and letters.
This year’s golf theme is under the Lungs for Kenya campaign initiated by Nature Kenya with an aim of raising funds to plant 1 million trees in 4 sites in Coastal Kenya in 2014. To support this campaign, proceeds from the golf tournament will go towards assisting communities living adjacent to the Arabuko Sokoke Forest establish, manage and sustain communal tree nurseries, and also plant 100,000 seedlings as part of the forest’s rehabilitation program.
Nature Kenya has been partnering with 19 local community environmental groups, which have a total of over 1800 members in a range of sites across the country. These local communities near Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas are actively participating in tree planting. Last year, this effort was recognized when Nature Kenya was awarded the Total ECO Challenge Gold award for planting 1 million tree seedlings in Mount Kenya, North Rift and Western regions in the year 2012. These seedlings continue to be nurtured to see them grow into mature trees.
For more info, please click on this link.. http://www.naturekenya.org/content/charity-golf-tournament
Dates: March 15-16, 2014
Venue: Braeside School Theatre (near Braeburn School)
Tickets at Ksh 1000/+. A Charity event: Buy a ticket & prevent a mother from maternal death in rural Kenya. Call/Mpesa 0726524124/0728130134/0734524124
1 Man has 3 fiancées whom he has separately promised to marry. But something always seems to go wrong with well laid plans and in his case, the mother of all battles begins when one unfortunate day, his girls appear all at once and he has to keep them from tearing each other to shreds! His snoopy landlord has chosen to monitor claims of strange activities as his very cheeky house-girl adds to the confusion but it is his alcoholic friend from the village who literally brings the house down in a madly hilarious show not to be missed!
Mary Wangari Gioche, Mwaura N Bilal, Nariki Janet Kirina, Nick Ndeda, Nice Githinji, Zafrullah Khan and Umi Rajab.
Directed by Mbeki Mwalimu and produced by Abuto Eliud. Stage management by Nina Mwiti. Front office: Cynthia Njuguna, Rynoh Reagan Kukuni, Masuti Mwalimu and Nimrod Lucky Mwangangi. Lights and Sound by Allan Bryan Weku.
Date: March 12, 2014
Venue: Purdy Arms, Marula Lane – Karen
Time: 6.45 for 7.15 pm
Reservations: 0724 255299, 2339158 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Soul Boy is a captivating Kenyan-German co-production shot in Kibera, one of the largest slums in East Africa.
Abila, a 14 year old boy, sets out on a quest to save his father, who has gambled his soul away to a witch. His friend Shiku offers to help him… will they succeed?
This movie transforms the mysteries and myths of this multi-faceted social microcosm into a modern day fairy tale.
Full info here Soul Boy Film poster
Out of Town/ Theatre & Performance: Beach Access, Mar. 7-8 & 22 2014 @ the Little Theatre Club & Reef Hotel – Mombasa
Kuldip Sondhi’s Award winning play BEACH ACCESS, was declared the best winning play in 1997 of the BBC Playwriting Competition and subsequently recorded on location in Mombasa and transmitted to over forty million people worldwide. A year later Beach Access was put on stage for the first time Featuring Fiona Sax Ledger the BBC Producer who had produced the radio version.
Beach Access is a hard hitting commentary on corruption, poverty and land grabbing.
The story centers on Helga, (Stephanie Maseki) a retired Germany tourist who falls in love with Hamisi (Muscat Sayye) a beach boy vendor. While looking for an alternative route, the boat capsizes as the boatman (Edward Wangama) tries to find an alternative route as the usual beach access had been grabbed by the area chief (Anthony Mbithi) in collaboration with Mr. Seth ( Ashik Yusuf), a private Developer.
Kulola Mlaghui plays Lawyer Hassan, who is trying to unravel the mystery behind Helga’s death and the saga behind the closing of the beach access road. To cement their heinous relationship, Ndirangu the Area chief wants his daughter Cynthia (Sylviah Namussasi) to link up with Seth’s son Prem (Awwab Mohammed).
Cast & production
The cast list includes the who’s who of Mombasa theatre circles. Rumar Amar who appears as the chief’s secretary. Silvanus Omondi and Dianna Mwende feature as Beach boys.
Beach Access is directed by Keith Pearson, the Theatre Company Managing Director, and it is produced by Hillary Namanjia, the Theatre Company’s Coast Manager.
Beach Access has been published as a book by Awaaz Magazine and the official launch is scheduled for Friday 7thMarch at the Reef Hotel 6.30 p.m, Saturday 8th March at The Little Theatre Club at 7 p.m. and 22nd March at the Reef Hotel at 6.30 p.m. The launch will coincide with a performance of the play by The Theatre Company featuring Mombasa-based, top notch theatre artists.
The entrance fee of kshs 1,500/- at the Reef Hotel will include a cocktail party. The performance at the Little Theatre Club will cost kshs 500/-. An autographed copy of the book will retail at kshs 500/-.
Proceeds will go towards Coast Hospice, a palliative care clinic that takes care of and supports patients with life limiting conditions such as Cancer, HIV Aids , and chronic Heart, Liver and Kidney conditions.
Tickets can be purchased at the following
LITTLE THEATRE CLUB: +254720731164/+254724812297
COAST HOSPICE office: +2542035026/+254707239603
KANTI STATIONERY: +254726012747
REEF HOTEL MSA: 041-4471771/5 or 0722205918/0736474005
M – PESA PAY BILL NR. 82386
The show at the Reef Hotel on 7th March 1500/- inclusive of cocktail
The show at the Little Theatre Club 500/-
A Call to Visual Artists by Feb. 21 2014: Beautiful Delivery – Making Pumwani Hospital a place of Healing & Joy
A Call to Visual Artists to give to a coming generation of Kenyans
Beautiful Delivery – Making Pumwani Hospital a place of Healing and Joy Project
Deadline is February 21, 2014.
Pumwani Hospital is an Obstetric and Referral Hospital for delivery of expectant mothers in Nairobi, and adjoining districts. Pumwani also caters to HIV+ mothers through its PMTCT program. Daily normal deliveries are 50 – 100, and Cesarean Sections are 10 – 15. It is the largest maternity hospital in Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Artwork in hospitals can serve as a positive distraction for what the patient is experiencing. It is the ultimate way to demonstrate the healing power of art and its utility beyond aesthetics.
In 2004, a clinical study* showed that placing original artworks within the healthcare environment had the following benefits:
- Reduction in levels of anxiety, stress and depression
- Reduction in patients’ length of stay within the hospital
- Reduction in the use of some medications
- Increase in staff morale
Pumwani’s hospital walls are stark and drab, with images from posters of dying and deformed babies, mostly information NGOs that still practice shock advertisement to push mothers to bring children for immunization etc.
The walls at the Antenatal Clinic were recently repainted by Google. The new walls remain empty and for the women who bring the children there, the clinic is dreary and uninspiring.
The garden where relatives of women in labour (often husbands) and mothers-to-be await the arrival of their babies, is also devoid of any benches or works to both heal and inspire.
The mothers who attend the PMTCT program come with young children who have nowhere to play.
It is not right that only hospitals that have a budget to commission artists should access art. Four artists from Kuona Trust have come together to create scultpures for the garden, a stained glass window panel, a see-saw for the children and art pieces for the antenatal clinic.
There are still alot more opportunities to push the healing properties of art within this public space – to a population that might not otherwise have access to contemporary art.
Where do you come in
Do you have any art pieces that you would like to donate to Pumwani Hospital?
All the artwork must be for the benefit of the community; images that inspire and uplift – around the themes of both or one of the following: giving life through birth children
Deadline is February 21, 2014.
If you are interested and would like to participate in this loving gesture, please contact Wambui Kamiru at: email@example.com
Zen Fashion High Tea: Love for a Cause will be held at Zen Garden on 8th February 2014. You can look forward to mini boutiques, award winning international DJ Nickie Cartel and East Africa’s DJ GMoney and an exquisite fashion catwalk.
Date: February 8, 2014
Venue: Zen Garden
Tickets: Advance Tickets: 5500/- Tickets at The Door: 6000/-
Contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org or T: 0733 654 568
The fashion event is scheduled for Saturday, 30th November 2013 at the Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge.
The event will be fuelled with all things Fashionable from Fashion and arts market stalls with bargains ranging from clothing, accessories and home interiors to a Fashion runway showcasing talented emerging designers and entertainment to keep the fashionistas rocking throughout the day whilst the KIDS ZONE will keep the children entertained throughout the day with lots of activities ranging from bouncy castles, facepainting, art and crafts activities.
A Kenyan production of one of Mozart’s most charming and beautiful operas, Cosi Fan Tutte. Produced by Edita Camm
Date: November 17, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: 2.30 pm
Tickets: Adults Kshs 1000 and Students Kshs 500
Proceeds from the show will enable a needy child go to school
Reconnect with your youth and have a whale of a time as you raise money for Kids with cancer. On Stage will be Nameless, Nikki, Eric Wainaina, Iddi Achieng and 5 Alive.
Date: October 26, 2013
Venue: Carnivore Simba Saloon
Tickets: Kshs 1500
On the decks DJ ADRIAN AND DJ PINYE and MCs Teddy, Munene and Ngatia
Closing date for entries: Entries registration closes on Saturday Oct 19th at 5.00 pm for Standard Chartered Bank Branches and Monday Oct 21 at 7.00 pm at selected Nakumatt Supermarkets. On-line registration closes on October 24, 2013
Date: October 19, 2013
Time: 12pm to 6pm (afterparty with DJ Adrian thereafter)
Venue: Enashipai Resort and Spa
Entry: Ksh 1,500
Designers: Vaishali, Manciny, Wambui Njogu/MooCow, Agnes – Nesra Apparels, Nick – Ankara, Sarah Karay, Anna Adero, Mikono Knits, Anthony – Jiamini, Sylvia – Lamar, Richard/Kazuri Beads, Life Beads/ Minalyn Nicklin, Sarah Wangu and Lieke
This year the event will start at 12noon and three fashion shows are scheduled for the afternoon – 2 indoor and 1 outdoor.
Kenya’s supermodel Ajuma Nasenyana and Susan Anyango (Miss Kenya 2011) alongside other talented local models will be showcasing some of Kenya’s finest designers latest collections. The entire show will be produced and choreographed by Surazuri Modeling and Casting Agency – East Africa’s most renowned and longest established model agency that has launched international modeling careers for many Kenyans.
Naivasha Fashion Weekend is a signature fashion event that made its debut in 2012. Due to its overwhelming success, the organizers, Enashipai Resort and Spa, together with the East Africa Womens’ League are teaming up to do it again in 2013 turning it into an annual “must attend” fashion event. The event is more than just fashion- it is about raising money for the charities based in Naivasha and participating in the greater good of our communities.
This year, the event will be held on 19th October 2013 at the newly opened state of the art Entumo Conference Centre at Enashipai in Naivasha Kenya. Designers and models are gearing up to showcase an elegant and superbly choreographed in and outdoor fashion show with the overarching theme “Wild at Heart.”
The organisers promise to deliver an amazing day out with fantastic entertainment by Chris Bitok and June Gachui followed by an off the hook after party by Capital FM’s DJ Adrian
More info here: http://kenyaairwaysmarathon.com/
Blankets and Wine XLVII Pick Up The Pieces [in solidarity with victims of Westgate Attack], Oct. 6 2013 @ Carnivore Grounds
Performances by: Sauti Sol, Atemi Oyungu, Chris Adwar & The Villagers Band, Aaron Rimbui, Sarabi and Yellow Light Machine
The Sensational Sarabi Performing: A new beginning a new dawn
More info here
Proceeds from this concert will be donated to the Kenya Red Cross in support of victims of the tragedy.
Date: September 20-22, 2013
Venue: Impala Grounds
Happy Hour: from 5-7 pm at the Brew Bistro & Lounge Tent
Tickets: Kshs 2000 season pass ǀ Kshs 1000 day pass
Party for a worthy cause!
A percentage of OktoberFest 2013 ticket sales will go towards the ACV Scholarship fund.
Read more about the scholarship fund here http://bit.ly/ACV_Scholarship
Date: September 14, 2013
Time: 6.30 onwards
Tickets: Kshs 2000
Performances by Atemi & Eric Wainina
Date: September 13, 2013
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500
Six of Nairobi’s most talented artists are going to display their skills to the general public by using the Absolut bottle as a canvas, a concept that has been executed all over the world with amazing results.
Date: August 17, 2013
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 3-9 pm
Entrance*: Kshs 200
Absolute Artists: Paul Onditi, Omosh Kindeh, Dickson Kaloki, Beth Kimwale, Uhuru B & Sidney Mang’ong’o
* Entrance fee is a direct contribution to artwork for Pumwani Hospital
Date: Wednesday 7th August, 2013
Venue: Carnivore Simba Saloon
Time: from 7.30 pm
Date: Friday 9th August, 2013
Venue: Tamambo Village Market
Time: from 7.30 pm
entry: Shs 1,000 (concert only), Shs 2,500 (dinner and concert)
Reservations: Carnivore 6005933, Tamambo VM 0722385089