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Batik Workshop with Martin Otieno, Mar. 25-28 2014 @ Kuona Trust

Dates: March 25-28, 2014
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 10am – 3pm
Charges: Ksh 1500 per day

Facilitator: Martin Otieno

March 18, 2014 at 2:12 pm Leave a comment

Life Drawing Workshops, Every Saturday from Mar. 22 2014 @ Kuona Trust

Dates: Every Saturday from March 22, 2014
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 10am – 1pm
Charges: Kshs 1,000 per session

Facilitator: Kuona artists

The aim of this workshop is to enable participants learn the basics of drawing with different media including pencil, charcoal, ink and pastel and also understand the anatomy of the human form.

All materials provided.

March 16, 2014 at 4:39 pm Leave a comment

Photography Workshop, Every Saturday from Mar. 22 – Apr. 19 2014 @ Kuona Trust

Photo workshop
The photography Workshop starts on Saturday, 22nd of March at Kuona Trust from 10am – 1pm

Dates:March 22, 29, April 5,& 19 2014
Charges: Ksh 1000 per session

Class Outline
1. Composition
2. Lighting
3. Black and White
4. Color
5. Subject and concept generation

March 16, 2014 at 4:33 pm Leave a comment

Kids: Nanny Training Cooking Class for Kids, Nov. 24-29 2013 @ Woodvale Groove House # 10

Dates: November 24-29, 2013
Venue: Woodvale Groove House # 10
Contacts: 0722 796 479

November 25, 2013 at 8:11 am 1 comment

Lecture: International Distribution Possibilities for African Films, Sept. 22 2013 @ Heron Hotel


So you have either decided you want to make a movie or you have actually completed making a film – congratulations.
What´s next for you? Who will see my film?
Where will they see it and how? At the cinema? On DVD? On the internet or mobile?
How will I pay back the debts I took on during production? How do I make a living with filmmaking in the future, especially now that I have used up all my favours with my family and friends and sponsors?

Words like “exhibition”, “theatrical release”, “VOD” and “Minimum Guarantee” start entering your life and you wonder…. what do those things mean?
And why should I actually bother with marketing and distribution during production?

Philipp Hoffmann is discussing these questions and shares his experience on possibilities.

Please be on time!
Limited space only, admission on first come first serve basis.

In case of any questions, please inbox us.

This Lecture is part of the ONE FINE DAY FILM Workshops and a partnership project between the DW Akademie, ONE FINE DAY FILMS and GINGER INK. It is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development , the Film- & Medienstiftung NRW, the Goethe-Institut Nairobi and ARRI Film- & TV Services.

September 20, 2013 at 9:50 am 1 comment

Kids Mini Garage, Every Saturday from Aug. 3 2013 @ AEA- Valley Road

Mini Garage poster
Creative’s Garage for kids 2-9 years

Dates: Every Saturday – from August 3, 2013
Venue: AEA, Valley Road
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Costs: Kshs 4000 pm or kshs 1500 per session
Contacts: 0708 752 575 /

Mini Garage is the ultimate Kids club based in Nairobi kenya. It is a kids club run by Creatives garage that offer parents a resource centre on kids creative works and gives kids a platform to nurture their talent, interact with other kids on creativity.

The kids club is starting on 3rd August 2013.It will be happening on all the Saturdays from 10:00am to 1:00 pm.
The venue is AEA Grounds which is located along valley road, the second gate on your left after NPC footbridge.

July 29, 2013 at 2:56 pm Leave a comment

Lecture: Climate Change During the Last Ice Age, Feb. 27 2013 @ National Museum

Climate Change Lecture Poster

Reservations: 0724 255 299, 2339158 or

February 27, 2013 at 9:49 am Leave a comment

Workshop: Life Drawing, Saturdays @ Kuona Trust

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:

February 8, 2013 at 1:31 pm 1 comment

Introducing: Nairobi Children’s Orchestra – First Session

The Nairobi Children’s Orchestra is the main initiative of Music Education Services Kenya Limited, MES-K. MES-K will also run instrumental teacher education programmes, advanced ensemble workshops and support systems for teaching resources, academic discourse and general instrumental performance education. The mission of the Nairobi children’s orchestra is to develop a social, cultural, economic awareness and cohesion through music. Its core mandate is to develop high standards of instrument education and performance in Kenya by building strong musical foundations and instrument discipline from an early age. The orchestra, open to children between 5 and 13 Years old, will also consist of an Orchestra Director, Consultant Conductors and Instrument Tutors. It will run for 3 sessions in a year. Each session will have ten rehearsals, one per week for ten weeks. There will be a break after five consecutive weeks and a concert at the end of the term. Rehearsals will be every Saturday morning between 9 am and 12 noon. The tutorial rehearsals will be 90 minutes long; however, there will be a break before sectional rehearsals and workshops, these will last for one hour. The First session will run from 12th January 2013 to 23rd March 2013. The final Date will also constitute a public concert. The Costs per child is Ksh1500 per week, which amounts to Ksh 15000 per term. This amount takes into account all the costs incurred in the training of the children and preparation of the concert at the end of the term. Registration is ongoing.

Interested parties are requested to fill the application form attached herewith.

For further information please send an email to

January 11, 2013 at 2:24 pm Leave a comment

DebeDebe Drum Circle, Nov. 4 2012 @ Arboretum

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012
2pm to 7pm
Arboretum Park

We will have three (3) different sets between 2pm and 7pm, each with its own teaching focus:

Set 1: 2pm – 4pm: Warm up & Basics
Set 2: 4:00pm – 5:30pm: Learning new Rhythms
Set 3: 5:30pm – 7pm: Applying Rhythms & Jam Session

If you are serious about learning to drum, please come to all three! If you would simply like to relax, hangout, play the drums and spontaneously jam for a while, come whenever’s most convenient for you!
Hosted by Kenya’s Top 3 Drummers!

By Donation (Suggested 500 Ksh.)
No One Turned Away!

Enter the main gate of Arboretum Park, walk 2-3 mins on the main pathway, you will see us on the grass on the left hand side! (Call: 0706522640 if you can’t find us).

Bring your own and/or share with everyone! (We may bring extra;)

See you there!

November 3, 2012 at 11:41 pm Leave a comment

Classes: Kenya Traditional Dance, every Tuesday @ National Theatre

Kenyan Traditional Dance Classes @ Nairobi National Theatre
When: Every Tuesday, from 6pm to 7.30 pm
If you are interested, call the teacher Pius Amunga at 0726567616

October 18, 2012 at 12:09 pm 3 comments

Classes: African Dance, every Tuesday&Thursday @ Italian Institute of Culture, Westlands


October 11, 2012 at 12:05 pm Leave a comment

Hollywood Workshops by David Morin, on Saturdays @ National Museum

September 7, 2012 at 2:30 am Leave a comment

Tango Total with maestros Korey & Adeline—and their Bandoneón!, until Sep 1 2012 @ Italian Institute of Culture

The Patamango Association is very excited to receive tango dancers, teachers, musicians Korey & Adeline Ireland <> here in Nairobi, for a series of master tango classes PLUS the special treat of live tango music, featuring the quintessential yet rare tango instrument the Bandoneón, at milongas (tango social dancing) on the evenings of Thursday 30 August and on Saturday 1 September.

Please see the facebook event covering their 4 day stay:

@IIC Fri 31 Aug, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Workshop: Dynamic variations in cross system

@IIC Sat 1 Sep, 9:30 am – 11:30 am – Workshop: Floor, balance, pivot – technique resources for tango dancers
@IIC Sat 1 Sep, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm — “lunch box” break!

@IIC Sat 1 Sep, 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm – Workshop: Center and circumference

@IIC Sat 1 Sep, 7:30 pm – late: Farewell Milonga in company of Korey & Adeline, with a mini solo & accompanied Bandoneón recital from Korey & friends! (Usual refreshments table + 500 Kes venue rental.)


All workshops will be 1h30 minutes of class time followed by a 30 minutes of “guided practica”. Pricing per workshop per individual:

Drop-in Rate 1 workshop: 1400 Kes
Pre-pay 2 workshops: 2400 Kes
Pre-pay 3 workshops: 3200 Kes

Pre-payment may be made in person at beginning of first workshop in question or by M-Pesa to 0715 357 507. Note no refunds for unattended pre-paid workshops.

Korey & Adeline have very kindly also accepted to extend our Patamango hardship rate policy to their workshops–if this may be relevant to your situation, please contact us explicitly PRIOR to participation to any of the workshops.

Private classes: may be possible in late afternoons of Fri or Sat (and requesting very reasonable rates). Please contact them directly on their kenyan mobile: 0700 038 973.

Please see for venue location details, and please email <> for reservations or any additional information.

August 31, 2012 at 11:47 am Leave a comment

Capoeira Classes for Kids & Adults, every Wednesday @ Italian Institute of Culture

August 24, 2012 at 2:40 pm Leave a comment

Poets and Writers Online Training Workshop, Aug. 18 2012 @Pawa254 Hub

Date: August 18, 2012
Venue: Pawa254 Hub
Time: 1000-1400 Hrs

For more information:

About POWO
Poets and Writers Online (POWO) is a forum for Poets and Writers with blogs and those with an interest in using the internet in promotion of, or as a platform for their writing.

August 10, 2012 at 11:39 am 2 comments

Holiday Drama Camp, Aug 13-17 2012 @ Kenya National Theatre

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy ( announces its Holiday Drama Camp from August 13-17 at Kenya National Theatre for ages 3-16. Students will produce a musical in a week, taught by the academy’s specialist teachers and will star in a public performance on Friday 17th at Kenya National Theatre. Limited places available. For more information, please contact their office on 0721 955 308 or email

August 3, 2012 at 9:37 am Leave a comment

Workshop: Introduction to Glass with artist Tonney Mugo, Jul 30 – Aug 4 2012 @ Kuona Trust

Perhaps one of the oldest tile and glass working techniques known to man. Learn various methods of application – both direct and indirect.Today glass mosaic can create new opportunities for artists!


Architectural tiles / Lighting fixtures / Vases and pots / Decorative paving slabs.

Not to get started . . .
You will be able to produce small works of great beauty.
This introductory class will simplify the science behind this fascinating art.

Date: 30TH JULY – 4TH AUGUST 2012
Time: 11AM – 3PM DAILY

Is there a fee?
2500 shillings only, for the full workshop!!

First of its kind introductory glass workshop!

Booking is by ADVANCE PAYMENTS only.

Workshop materials and lunch included in workshop fee.

July 27, 2012 at 11:28 am Leave a comment

Stand a chance to win a month of free yoga @ Bikram Yoga Nairobi

Kenya’s first Bikram Yoga studio is coming to Nairobi! Opening Soon!, 2nd Floor, Lavington Green Shopping Centre, Nairobi.

Bikram Yoga is a 90 minute series of 26 Hatha yoga postures and two breathing exercises, carried out in a room heated to 40 degrees celcius and 40 percent humidity. The combined heat and humidity increase muscle flexibility and can help to prevent injuries. Bikram Yoga is also very detoxifying, releasing large numbers of toxins through the breath and through the skin by sweating.

Because of the combination of the heat and the sequence of postures, the practise is very intense, and has dramatic and immediate results. This yoga is highly addictive. Hundreds of thousands of normal people around the world have been cured of physical ailments, anxiety and stress, and have dropped several dress sizes in the process.

Bikram Yoga Nairobi is offering members a beautiful studio with a state of the art heated yoga room, large changing rooms and showers, free unlimited purified drinking water, a juice and smoothie bar, and yoga clothing boutique.

for more info

Stand a chance to win a month of free yoga at Bikram Yoga Nairobi worth Kes16,000 by answering the following question by Friday 20 2012:

Why do you need Bikram Yoga Nairobi in your life?

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July 16, 2012 at 10:15 am 10 comments

Mario Macilau photography presentation, Jul. 12 2012 @Pawa254

Kuona Trust invites you to a presentation by one of Africa’s leading photographers. Mario Macilau winner of the KL and 2011 Protection Project award at Pawa254 Hub.

Date: July 12, 2012
Time: 4:30-7:00pm
Venue: Pawa 254, YMCA building.
Location: State House Crescent

Mário Macilau was born in the newly independent Mozambique, in the midst of the most critical phase of its civil war in 1984. His family struggled financially and moved from the Inhambane province to the capital, Maputo, in search of a better life. When he was 10 years old he began to work in a small market frequented by the middle / upper class, washing cars in the car park and helping to carry the groceries in an effort to support his family.

Macilau started his journey as photographer in 2003 and engaged to professional level when he traded his mother’s cell phone for his first camera in 2007. He specializes in long-term projects focus on living and environmental condition over the time and in his home country he use to confronting the realism of power, environment and cultural heritage that affect the socially isolated groups and issues that define our times.

Download Mario Macilau Profile

July 9, 2012 at 4:58 pm Leave a comment

2nd Edition of Slum Film Festival, Aug. 6-13 2012 @ Kibera & Mathare

Dates: August 6-13, 2012
Venue: Kibera & Mathare
Kibera Slum Location-Kamukunji Grounds, near Olympic Stage, Kibera Drive. [From downtown Nairobi: bus 32 from Kencom, or 8 from Railways]

Mathare Slum Location-Mabatini Grounds. near Mathare Road. [From downtown Nairobi: bus 46, from Tom Mboya street]

For more information visit the SFF Web-blog:

About SFF
The Slum Film Festival (SFF) is an innovative community-based film event, featuring stories from, by, and about people living in urban slums everywhere.

This edition of the festival will also incorporates film training workshops and art classes.

July 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm 1 comment

Event: Goethe Institut Open Day, Jun. 23 2012 @ Goethe

More info:

June 22, 2012 at 6:29 pm Leave a comment

Swahili Classes by the Research Institute of Swahili studies of Eastern Africa (RISSEA) @ National Museum

The Research Institute of Swahili studies of Eastern Africa (RISSEA) is a directorate of National Museums of Kenya. It is now offering Swahili classes in Nairobi at the National Museums of Kenya Headquarters.

The Institute offers Four Modules:-
Swahili Language (Swahili basic beginners and advanced)
Teaching will be conducted on Swahili grammar and phonetics depending on one’s level of proficiency in Swahili.
An entry examination will be conducted to determine the student’s level of proficiency in Swahili.2. Swahili Literature and Performance
Contemporary Swahili novel and play: In-depth analysis of the two genre of Literature that is play and novel in terms of-The plot, characters, themes and language used.
Short story in Kiswahili literature

Swahili poetry
Classical Swahili poetry and contemporary Swahili poetry.
Types of Swahili poetry.
How to write Swahili poetry
Language use in Swahili poetry.
Swahili epic
Oral Literature
Swahili songs, dances and music

Swahili History and Identity
The study of the origins and history of the Swahili
Swahili economy and international relations
Spread and development of Kiswahili in East Africa and the Diaspora.
Dialects of Kiswahili.
Swahili and her neighbors

Anthropology of the Swahili
Economic activities of the Swahili eg. Fishing, farming, weaving, dhow making, stone house building, wood carving etc.
The Swahili way of life, (birth, marriage and death )
Art, dressing, adornments, and other forms of creativity and personal beauty.
Religion Beliefs and forms of worship.
Swahili songs and dances.

Download the Lesson Schedule and contacts RISSEA Kiswahili Lessons Schedule[1]

May 12, 2012 at 7:53 pm Leave a comment

Workshop: Funga Deal, May 11-12 2012 @ Pride Inn Hotel-Westlands

Funga Deal-The Art of Negotiating Great Deals in the Art Industry

Dates: May 11-12, 2012 (Friday – Saturday)
Venue: Conference Hall at Pride Inn Hotel, Westlands Road, Nairobi- Kenya (Next to Graffins College)
Times: Both Full Days 8.30am – 5pm (Lunch Included)
Consideration: Ksh. 6,000/- for two days (M-Pesa: 0718 328 717 add 100/- for collection)
Spark Africa Contacts: Cell + 254 772 04 53 57, Twitter @SparkAfrica

Facilitators: Spark Africa and International Art Deals Negotiator Ross van Horn

Who Can participate: Artists/ DJs/ Singers/ MCs/ Rapper/ Artist managers/ Art gallery owners/ Film makers/ Fashion Designers/ Actors/ Writers/ Studio owners/ Music Producers/ Graphic Designers, Copy writers/ Illustrators/ Cartoonist/ Graffiti writers all other creators.

Workshop Details: Participants will learn how to identify a good deal, how to negotiate a good deal for their businesses, skills for strengthening their negotiating power, how to understand negotiation as a way of life to achieve their goals.

NB: limited Spaces First Come First Served Confirmation Message will be sent a week before to confirm participation

April 27, 2012 at 9:43 am Leave a comment

German Classes: Enrollment Dates, Apr. 25-27 & 30 2012 @ Goethe

April 24, 2012 at 4:19 pm Leave a comment

Wine Tasting Course, May 15-24 2012 @ Italian Institute of Culture

K.Shs.10.000/- for the full course
K.Shs. 2.500/- for single lessons

Italian Institute of Culture – Grenadier Tower, 5th floor
(Opposite Jacaranda Hotel) Westlands
Tel.: 4451266 / 7 – E-mail:

April 23, 2012 at 3:07 pm 1 comment

Italian cookery course, May 9 – 26 2012 @ Italian Institute of Culture

Wednesday course (from 10am to 1pm)
9/05/12 Pasta con broccoli e acciughe, Risotto tonno e piselli, Verdura in Pastella.
(Pasta with broccoli and anchovies, Risotto with tuna and peas, Vegetables in batter).

16/05/12 Strichetti con sugo di verdura, Spaghetti al pesto rosso, Taralloni
(Strichetti pasta with vegetable sauce, Spaghetti with red pesto sauce, Taralloni biscuites).

23/05/12 Zuppa Valdostana, Pasta e lenticchie, Scaloppine al limone
(Valdostana soup, Pasta with lentils, Cutlets with lemon)

Saturday course (from 10am to 1pm)
12/05/12 Pizza, Gnocchi al pesto, Cotoletta Milanese, Torta di mele(Pizza, Gnocchi with pesto sauce, Chicken cutlets with breadcrumbs, Apple cake)

19/05/12 Ravioli ricotta e spinaci, Parmigiana, Tiramisù.
(Ravioli ricotta and spinach, Baked aubergine and parmesan, Tiramisù)

26/05/12 Risotto zafferano, Lasagne al ragù, Saltimbocca alla romana, Salame di cioccolato.
(Saffron risotto, Lasagna ragù, Cutlets with Parma ham, Chocolate salami)

CLICK HERE for more information on the above courses

Advance Booking with full payment essential

April 18, 2012 at 1:40 pm Leave a comment

Field Trip/Pawa Master Class: Dandora Field Trip, Apr. 14 2012 @ Dandora Dump Site

On 14th April 2012, PAWA254 will venture into the Dandora dump site to capture images and tell the story of the people who work and earn a living in the dump site.
The Field trip will be facilitated by Boniface mwangi, James Quest, and David Mutua. After the trip, all participants will be treated to a sumptuous lunch at Mpambe.

Prerequisite for the trip is one MUST have a DSLR camera.

To be part of this Masterclass fieldtrip, simply register by sending an e-mail to and further instructions will be sent to you. Register as there are limited slots.

Event proudly sponsored by Goethe Institut

For more information check event facebook page

April 11, 2012 at 11:02 am Leave a comment

Classes: Ballroom Dancing, Every Wednesday & Friday @ Kenya Conservatoire of Music

Learn and master ballroom at their evening ballroom dancing classes.
Expand your knowledge of dance in different dances like the Rumba,Salsa,Blues,Jive,Rock n Roll,Disco,Slow Waltz,Quickstep,Tango among other dances.

Classes are held every Wednesday and Friday at the Kenya Conservatoire of Music, ballet studio, opposite the Norfolk Hotel.
Time: From 7.00pm to 9.00pm
More info: Facebook page

April 3, 2012 at 3:36 pm 7 comments

Acting/Cinema: Audition Workshop with Neil Schell, Apr. 17-19 2012

Dates: April 17-19, 2012
Contact: or

A 3-Day Practical and Intensive Workshop on how to audition and land a lead role
This three-day intensive acting course will put you through all the steps of ensuring you do your best audition possible. This course will cover preparation, delivery and follow up as well as the proper marketing tools you need to employ. Neil will critique every actor’s work on at least three different auditions. He will build your strengths and help you identify your weaknesses so you can improve on them. You will learn what it takes to land a lead role in a TV series or movie. Learn from someone who has done it. Neil has appeared in such hit TV series as Fringe, Eureka and blockbuster movies like The A-Team and Watchmen.

Neil has excellent knowledge of Kenya film and TV industry. He Directed: Higher Learning (Four Seasons) and Saints. He is therefore well familiar with the industry demands and skills gaps.

For more info: website

April 3, 2012 at 3:21 pm 6 comments

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