Posts filed under ‘charity’
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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com 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
Date: July 18, 2013
Venue: Kilimani Primary school
Plant trees at the Kilimani Primary school with the SA High Commission staff between 10-12am. There is a longer programme at the school, so if you can, drop by and do 67 minutes of services
Date: July 20, 2013
Venue: Monikos Restaurant
inner in support of the School at Monikos Restaurant between 7-9pm.
Monikos restaurant is in Valley Arcade behind the Java Restaurant. Tickets costs Kshs 1,500. The dinner will include a buffet meal, short remarks by prominent Kenyans including Suzanna Owiyo and Gitu wa Kahengeri on the spirit of Nelson Mandela and a presentation on the rejuvenation of the school.
Panelists: Muthoni Garland, Sitawa Namwalie, Eric Omondi and Binyavanga Wainaina
Proceeds go to start a library foundation
In a few days, this crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo will be closed. We are hoping to reach the fund-raising goal of 4,000 Euros (approx. 5,140 US Dollars or 3,460 British Pounds) for this cultural event in some of Nairobi’s largest slums, but we still have a long ways to go. I know that there are many good causes that need your attention these days, but I hope that you will take a moment to read to the end of this e-mail and consider why our project really needs your support…
BACKGROUND: Kibera and Mathare are slums just on the outskirts of upscale suburbs of Nairobi with an estimated combined population between 200,000 to 1 million people living in just a couple of square kilometers. As you can see from the video on our website, the slums are composed of houses and shops made of corrugated metal sheets arranged in a maze-like arrangement with dirt paths, open sewers, and communal pit latrines. Due to the mass migration from rural to urban areas in recent decade, UN Habitat estimates that 1 in 6 people around the world live in slums like these.
The health, economic, and human rights issues that might arise from such a dense population and severe poverty have been well described by many organizations and news outlets. What many of these official reports and academic papers fail to capture, however, is the incredible cultural richness and vibrant creative energy that flows from the individuals in these slums. There are schools, butcheries, cell phone shops, clinics, football pitches, and bus stops where people are interacting with each other and living their lives. And while it looks starkly different from the daily reality of a British, European or American city, all of the essential components that bind a group of people into a community are present.
Our local film partners in these slums have been working for years to provide long term training and mentoring to creative individuals who want to develop their ability to share stories and ideas through the medium of film. The final products are truly outstanding works of art (you can see for yourself on youtube!) and, most importantly, resonate with the people in the community who see these productions.
PROBLEM:Here’s the problem: very few people in the slums see these locally made films. In an area where space is at a premium and pocket change is rare, there are no large movie theatres. In a community where few people have computers and even shared Internet is expensive, access to youtube or Hulu is limited. There are huge audiences who want to view these films and local filmmakers who want to show their films, but the requirements for screenings film media on a large scale require organization and funds far beyond the means of these communities… Until now…
Our solution: The Slum Film Festival! For 7 days at the beginning of September, we rent enormous inflatable screens, projectors, sound systems, and generators (remember, there is no steady electricity in these areas) to transform an open field in the heart of the slum into a massive outdoor movie theatre. We advertise the events several weeks prior to the screenings through printed programmes and cell phone text messages. Before the screenings, we also invite local performance artists to share their music and dancing with the crowds and create an entire evening of cultural activities. It is a lot of fun! For most screenings, we will usually draw a crowd of more than 500 people. While the audiences are seeing the final product of these filmmakers, our team of film festival partners and organizers are also working behind the scenes running weeklong workshops that educate early-career filmmakers on everything from the technical aspects of editing to navigating the process of bringing your art to a larger audience. Over 80 individuals have benefited from these workshops in the past editions and we are hoping to train another 50 this year.
Our film festival is not a traditional film festival because our target audience is not industry executives or the rich and famous. We believe in investing our resources in individuals who are often overlooked by our global society – the residents of these slums. This is why every euro/pound/dollar that you contribute goes directly to the costs of hiring equipment, reimbursing bus fare for local artists, purchasing text messages, and supporting the basic daily needs of our participants at the workshops. All of our international consultants are funded by outside grants and programs to specifically support their assistance with this festival. When you donate to the Slum Film Festival, you are donating directly to the artists and art-enthusiasts in the slum.
Thanks again for your support. We can’t wait to give you the update after our 3rd edition of the Slum Film Festival to let you know how many people you helped to have a great night at the movies.
Slum Film Festival website http://slumfilmfestival.net/
Exhibition: Sanctuary – Home, Away, the Common Ground Part II, Jul. 11 – Sept. 21 2013 @ SOAS London
Dates: July 11- September 21, 2013
Venue: School of African Oriental Studies, London UK
Donations for this cause: http://www.justgiving.com/sanctuaryartists
Bringing awareness to the work of the Metropolitan Sanctuary for sick children in Nyeri, Kenya
Celebrating the work and relentless giving of Ms Patricia Wachege founder of Riruta Childrens Home, who has educated more than 1000 children over a period of 27 years.
The Global Party 2013 is a non-for-profit global gathering, inspired by 360° and will transcend over 120+ cities around the world, with 360+ luxury Official Venues/Owners jointly inviting 360,000+ of the world’s elite VIP’s, in order to help raise awareness and money for the chosen 360+ Official Local Children Charities, as well as The Global Charity Trust.
Amboseli Gardens is in Lavington – on Gitanga Road after James Gichuru intersection heading to Braeburn – turn right on Amboseli RD .Drive down to Gate No.5