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Competition: Mini Operas-A Worldwide Online Talent Search to Inspire People to Create Opera from Mar. 26 2012

ENO announces Mini Operas, a world-wide, online search for composers, writers and film makers that will seek out emerging opera talent of the future from across the world. Three competitions to find future stars of all the components of creating an opera will be launched online allowing everyone to submit entries for one or more categories.

Live from 26 March 2012, this groundbreaking and innovative worldwide search for new talent will seek to create the future of opera. The hunt for exciting visionaries will take place entirely online in conjunction with Mini Operas partners: Vimeo, Soundcloud, BFI, British Council, Classic FM, Sound and Music and The London Film School.

The competition will run in three rounds dedicated to each discipline with renowned talent judging the entries. Artists with strong connections to ENO; Will Self, Terry Gilliam and Nico Muhly, will judge submissions for each relevant category. One participant will provide inspiration for the next as each round will be activated by ten final entries from the previous stage.

Existing and budding writers will be invited to create a script based on three example story lines, provided by Will Self, AL Kennedy and Neil Gaiman. Later in the year, the ten scriptwriter finalists will be put forward and composers will have the opportunity to compose an original score to these unique stories. From here, ten composer finalists will be picked by composer Nico Muhly and ENO Music Director Edward Gardner. The competition will then open up for film makers to construct their vision for the complete Mini Opera. The film section will be judged by film legend and director of ENO’s The Damnation of Faust, Terry Gilliam.

Terry Gilliam said, ‘Opera is really, really hard to do well. I know. I want people to find it out for themselves. I’ll be judging, and I want to find future stars who can work with this ridiculous, stupefying, insane, wonderful artform. Good on ENO for trying to find anyone mad enough to have a go.’

The finale to the contest will take place at the BFI, in autumn 2012. Terry Gilliam will pick one winner from each category. Selected films, scripts and soundtracks will be showcased at the event, and one person from each category will be chosen to be mentored by leaders in their field: BAFTA Award winning composer, writer and director Jeremy Sams, who has worked extensively in theatre both in the UK and New York and whose credits include Chitty The Musical, Amour, and The Water Babies; Composer Nico Muhly, whose opera Two Boys was premiered at ENO last year; and Leo Warner, whose productions include Waves and War Horse at the National Theatre and who has also produced work for the National Theatre of Scotland and the Metropolitan Opera.

For further information please contact: Liz Barrett, Head of Press on 02078459261 or ebarrett@eno.org

March 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

National Art Competition: Experiencing Kenyan Heritage through Art @ National Museums

The National Museums of Kenya is inviting young Kenyans to help promote the role of art as one of the critical ingredients in the definition of the Kenyan heritage and identity.

Young Kenyan artists between the ages of 18 – 25 years old are invited to participate in a National Visual Arts Competition whose theme is “Experiencing Kenyan Heritage through Art.”

Participating artists will take part in regional competitions that will be held in selected museums around the country in August 2012. Three winners from each region will be selected for the national competition at Nairobi National Museum in December 2012.

The grand prize is a one week visit to London museums and galleries with organized tours to art studios and institutions giving the winner a chance to share and exchange ideas on art and heritage.

If you are interested in knowing more about this competition or you know somebody who is, please read the concept and details attached below.

The information is also available online here
Letter of invitation
concept and rules of participation

March 5, 2012 at 5:40 pm Leave a comment

Call for Auditions, Mar 6-7 2012 @ Sarakasi Dome

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[Ended} Are you a Lira fan? Win a ticket for the upcoming Blankets & Wine, Mar 2 2012

We hear there is a lot of excitement for Lira’s performance at the upcoming Blankets & Wine. So we decided to give away one ticket kindly offered by the organisers to a true fan. How can you enter the competition? Simply comment this blog post, by telling us what’s your favourite song by Lira, and what you love about her so much. You have time until midnight today, February 27th. We will then be choosing the most passionate answer and award it with a ticket – good luck! By entering this competition, you agree to be added to Nairobi Now’s weekly email list – of course you’ll be able to unsubscribe in case you don’t like it :)

February 27, 2012 at 8:55 am 9 comments

Blankets & Wine, Mar 4 2012 @ Mamba Village

This month Nairobi Now teams teamed up with Blankets & Wine, to give you the chance of winning a few tickets for their first wonderful concert of the year.

From Wednesday February 22nd to Thursday March 1st, every day (apart from the weekend) we gave away one ticket to a lucky member of the Nairobi Now community. Congratulations to all the winners, and we’ll make sure to have more free tickets for upcoming shows.

But now, we just all look forward to Blankets & Wine on Sunday..
In preparation for the gig, enjoy QWERTY Love by Anto, who will be performing at the March 4th B&W!

February 22, 2012 at 11:52 am 26 comments

The Shela Hat Contest 2012, Feb. 11 2012 @ Lamu

After the successful launch of the Shela Hat Contest 2010 we would like to welcome to our next artistic competition, to be held on 11. February 2012. The partisipants are supposed to design funny hats from used materials picked up
from anywhere such as paper from cement bags, pipes, bones, shells, plastic, wires, palmleaves, fabrics, coral etc.

Minimum age for all contestants should be 18 years
Deadline for registration is 31. January 2012.
Registration offices: The Base, Seasouk Shela near Shela jetty
Contact: Mafreeza 0721731375, Salim Mirza 0722669017
Hotel Jannatan Contact: Nasir Faraj 0711972590

After preselection a limited number of 120 hats will partizipate the final competition. The judges will estimate the artistic talents and artisan quality of the partizipants shown in their hats. To complete the day there will be extra
activities like swimming for kids and tag of war.

January 26, 2012 at 4:31 pm Leave a comment

Competition: Google Photography Prize 2012, Deadline Jan. 31 2012

The Google Photography Prize is a photography contest for students around the world.

The Saatchi Gallery, London and Google are looking to offer students a chance to showcase their work on the worldwide stage.

Contest winners will have their photos viewed online and also win great prizes: 100 people shortlisted will get a Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone; 10 finalists will see their work exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery, London; one winner will go on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to an amazing destination with a professional photography coach.

Submission is open till 31 January 2012. There are 10 different and inspiring categories to choose from. The submission process, rules and all details can be found on the official site.

January 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm Leave a comment

Call for Artworks, until Jan 27 2012 @ The GoDown

The GoDown is calling for artworks from visual artists based in Nairobi for the annual Manjano competition. The exhibition is running under the theme “Nairobi”. The works should be submitted under the categories of practicing and student artists with cash prizes being awarded for the top 3 positions in each category. Deadline for submission of works is 27th January 2012. The Exhibition will open at the Village Market  on 16th February 2012 and run until the 26th of February.

Artists’ expressions in paintings, sculptures and mixed media are invited on the theme “Nairobi” for the annual Manjano Exhibition. The theme aims to draw out artistic expression that explores the diverse aspects the city of Nairobi – its people, the city environs and urbanscapes, the colours, textures and moods of Nairobi, the activities and lifestyles of its inhabitants, feelings the city evokes, etc. Here are the rules for the submissions:

1. A maximum of 2 pieces of work may submitted for selection in the Manjano Exhibition
2. The works should have been executed within the course of last year (i.e. since January 2011 and not any earlier).
3. Works may be submitted under any of the following 2 categories: Student or Practicing Artist.
4. Selected works will hang in the Manjano Exhibition and shall be judged. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top 3 positions in each category.
5. Deadline for submission of works is January 27 2012. Works should be submitted at the GoDown Arts Centre, Dunga Rd, next to Giro Bank.

Manjano is organized under the auspices of the GoDown Arts Centre. For further enquiries contact:
Manjano Committee c/o Lima Mbai 555227, 555770
Email: limambai@thegodownartscentre.com
Or connect on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/278133812246209/

January 20, 2012 at 3:28 am 1 comment

OneBeat Competition for Musicians: Application Open Jan. 16-Feb. 24 2012

The US Embassy, Nairobi’s Public Affairs section is pleased to announce an open competition for One Beat, a music exchange programme that will bring foreign musicians from several countries around the world to the United States for a residency and tour.

About One Beat
One Beat is an international music exchange project that brings together musicians from around the world through a residency and tour program focused on creative collaboration and social engagement.
This peer exchange will invite more than 50 young professional musicians (ages 19-35) to the U.S. to work with their American counterparts in the composition and the performance of new cross-genre works, the creation of innovative recordings & videos, and the development of practices of music as civic and social engagement.

Who is eligible to apply?
One beat is open to musicians ages 19-35, who demonstrate both an advanced proficiency in their musical work, an interest in cross genre collaboration, and an experience with or interest in developing ways to use music as a way to improve their communities. Musicians from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, with or without formal musical training, from all genres, including BUT not limited to: hip hop, traditional, experimental, electronic, jazz, classical, sound design, beat making, multimedia art, DJ-ing, audio engineering, or any combination of these styles. They are especially looking for musicians that have a strong commitment to their communities, seeking new ways to engage youth, arts-in-education, music therapy, conflict resolution, and many other ways of working towards more egalitarian and democratic societies.

What expenses will be covered for the participants?
All costs will be covered for the fellows, including travel, food, and accommodation. Fellows will also receive a per diem and modest honorarium.

Can Artists nominate themselves?
Yes, artists can apply without being nominated by anyone else.

What are the artist’s selection criteria?
1.Musical Excellence: A high level of performance, composition, improvisation, production and/or technological skill. Ideally OneBeat musicians will be innovating either stylistically, lyrically, or technologically within their own musical worlds.
2.Collaboration: Applicants willingness to cross cultural and genre divides in creating original music, or re-interpreting traditional music, while trying to maintain the essence of each tradition.
3.Social Engagement: Musicians must have used music to serve their communities or greater societies. This might consist of starting a music school, promoting peace and democracy through musical contest, reviving dying musical traditions and more. In addition participants should be eager to tour to smaller and mid-sized cities of the US to engage with citizens including other artists through performances, workshops, discussions and social activities.
4.Age: Applicants must be 19-35
5.English Proficiency: Applicants should be able to converse in Basic English, as it will be the common language of all OneBeat fellows.
6.Country of Origin: OneBeat fellows must live full time in one of the 38 eligible countries, and have NOT travelled to the US or have rarely performed in the US.
7.Internet proficiency: Ideally participants should actively use email and be able to connect to internet to participate in OneBeat website based activities.

Timelines
Application Opens: January 16, 2012
Applications Closes: February 24, 2012
OneBeat Fellowship notified: April 2012
Programme Dates: September 11-October 7, 2012

For more information visit their website: www.onebeatmusic.org
Read more information about this initiative here

January 13, 2012 at 4:02 pm 2 comments

Performance Training & Development Programme Auditions, Jan. 21 2012 @ Kenya National Theatre

The Theatre Company is pleased to invite you and your acquaintances to get involved in the first stage of our 2012-14 Performance Training and Development Programme.

Details:
Central Kenya Feb- March 2012 auditions for our full time training programme Feb 6th-March 9th 2012 in Central Kenya will take place at Kenya National Theatre 21st Jan 2012 10am-1pm, Nanyuki Lily Pond Art Centre Sunday 22nd Jan 2012 2pm – 5pm, Nyeri Ellemos Hall Monday 23rd Jan 2012 10am- 1pm.
Please confirm your participation by sms to Sonia Gitome 0724 158553 or Martin Kaona 0722 554372. Deadline for confirmation is 19th Jan 2012.

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January 12, 2012 at 10:13 am 5 comments

Support Young Kenyan Bloggers!

The Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition seeks to encourage young farmers to share their experiences using information and communication technologies. The competition started 4 months ago and recently announced the shortlisted blogs  for the online public voting.
Kenyan bloggers did very well in the first phase. It is now time to support them by voting for your favourite ones.
How does it work?
Read the blogs part of the competition – we suggest you pay special attention to the Kenyan blogs competing: The Youth and Agriculture, Chronicles of a Kenyan Farmer, Youth Agro-Environmental Initiative and The Young Agropreneur.
Access all the blogs and vote for your 2 favourite ones here: http://ardyis.cta.int/individual-vote

December 11, 2011 at 10:54 pm 5 comments

All that Jazz, Dec. 15 2011 @ Tribe

This December don’t miss out on this fabulous Jazz event. Mu…sic and Fashion! Fabulous prizes to be won from our very own fashion movers.

Artists: Dela, Muthoni, Neema, Chris Bitok, Jeff Koinange

when: 15th December 2011 at 8pm
where: Tribe Hotel
tickets: 1500 kshs

Nairobi Now had two tickets to give away to one lucky reader for this concert – the competition is now closed

To enter, write one comment to this blog post by December 8th explaining why we should give the tickets to you. We will reward the most creative comment with two tickets. Good luck everyone! (All participants will be automatically signed up for our weekly newsletter)

December 1, 2011 at 3:10 pm 39 comments

News/Competition: International Poetry Competition Castello Di Duino VIII Edition 2012

The International Poetry Competition Castello Di Duino- VIII Edition- 2012
Deadline January, 7th 2012
Contacts: Prof. Gabriella Valera Gruber, Via Matteotti 21, 34138 Trieste – Tel. 040 638787 E-Mail valeragruber@alice.it, http://www.castellodiduinopoesia.it

GENERAL RULES
The competition is open to young people under 30 years of age.
Participation is free.

Theme of the 8th Edition- 2012: Mirror /Masks

For more information: Competition website

November 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm Leave a comment

Contest for Kenyan Cartoonists & Artists, until Nov 18 2011- by Embassy of Spain


November 6, 2011 at 4:32 pm 2 comments

Production Republic presents: “U Film It”, Kenya’s first Mobile Phone Video Contest

Production Republic brings you “U Film It”, the first ever, new and exciting, mobile phone video contest in Kenya to showcase your creative talents and a chance to win our fabulous filmmakers winners cash prize of Kshs 50,000.00.

Other cash prizes is Kshs 20,000.00 and Kshs 15,000.00 for 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
U Film It is a mobile phone video contest that invites all mobile phone users to create a short film of not more than 3 minutes on any topic of your choice of everyday situations. The video clip must be recorded exclusively on a mobile phone. Anyone over 18 years of age can participate.

Simply create a short video of not more than 3 minutes and 10 megabytes with your mobile phone on any subject of your choice. Upload the video clip to our site, www.productionrepublic.co.ke. and invite your friends to vote for you to win our fabulous filmmaker cash prizes.

For those who have high-end phones that capture video in the highest resolution, we advise you submit your video via email at ufilmit@productionrepublic.co.ke. You must be a registered member to upload or submit your creative video for you to stand a chance of winning our filmmaker’s cash prizes.

The mission of the U Film It Mobile Phone Video Contest is to nurture creative talent in filmmaking in Kenya by providing a platform where such talent can be exhibited. We believe “U Film It” will unlock the massive potential of our creative class to produce imaginative and engaging local film content.
Get creative with your mobile phone TODAY and enter the U Film It mobile phone video contest and stand a chance to WIN BIG!

October 7, 2011 at 1:43 pm 3 comments

Call for Proposals for Artists: Danish Culture Fund

The Danish Embassy frequently receives requests for assistance from Kenyan and Danish (performing) artists in the field of development of art and music and exhibitions in museums and the like.
The Embassy feels the need to work with local (Kenyan) and Danish performing artists and cultural organisations to promote cultural exchange between the individuals, arts groups and/or cultural organizations and through this also strengthen the public diplomacy and communication efforts of the Embassy which are very important as per the latest strategy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.
As part of the projected milestones, the project intends to help individuals, art groups or organizations in the area of culture; engage both Kenyan and Danish people in cultural exchange; to create public diplomacy and communication through cultural activities. The implementation period of the project should not exceed 1 ½ years.

Find out more and download the application form on Sarakasi Trust’s website

October 6, 2011 at 7:23 pm 1 comment

Kalasha Film and Television Awards, Sept. 23 2011 @ Carnivore

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JKUAT Tech Expo, Oct. 13 2011 @ JKUAT

JKUAT Tech Expo website

September 19, 2011 at 12:42 pm 1 comment

Artwork and Sculpture Competion, by Oct. 15 2011 @ Mombasa

EnglishPoint Marina is a contemporary apartment and hotel development and offers comfortable, luxurious and secure private and hotel accommodation.
EnglishPoint Marina is located across the creek from the historic Fort Jesus spectacular skyline of Mombasa old town.

The initiators of EnglishPoint Marina are now interested in commissioning three large pieces of artwork to showcase their support of genuine contemporary African art and to complement the architects design and vision of the development.

To identify artists and sculptors who are able to provide art pieces suitable for the project a competition will be held.

Open to East African artists & scuptors.

Entry deadline Oct 15th, please email gallery@dianiart.com for your complete briefing documentation.

September 19, 2011 at 11:11 am 2 comments

Win a ticket for the StoryMoja Hay Festival


Nairobi Now is giving away FIVE (!) tickets to this weekend’s StoryMoja Hay Festival.

In order to win, “comment” on this post on Nairobi Now’s site and between now and Friday tell us why we need to choose you for a free ticket. Also highlight to us some of the sessions you look forward to attending.

The Nairobi Now team will choose the best 5 answers and award them with a free ticket.
Please note that by commenting on this post you agree to be added to Nairobi Now’s weekly mailing list.

September 14, 2011 at 4:44 pm 15 comments

Auditions: Conservatoire’s Musical – Kismet, Sept. 10 2011 @ Kenya Cultural Centre

AUDITIONS FOR THE CONSERVATOIRE’S 2011 MUSICAL – KISMET

DATE: SATURDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2011
VENUE: THE KENYA CONSERVATOIRE OF MUSIC
(KENYA CULTURAL CENTRE – OPPOSITE THE FAIRMONT NORFOLK, HARRY THUKU ROAD)

ABOUT KISMET

Kismet is one of the Arabian Nights tales. The story tells of a very poor and very cunning poet whose daughter falls in love with the Caliph (king). The musical is based on a play by Edward Knoblock and its libretto was written by Charles Lederer and Luther Davis. The music was written by Robert Wright and George Forrest based on a theme composed by Alexander Borodin
WHO CAN AUDITION? Anyone from age 7!
AUDITION CATEGORIES
One can audition for one of the following roles:
• Main part
• Chorus/ supporting cast
• Dancing

AUDITION DETAILS
MAIN ACTORS
These people take the parts that are crucial to the plot of the story. The ability to sing well is of great importance.

Audition Time: From 10:30 am (registration closes at 12: 30 pm)

Requirements
• Sing a short song of your choice in any style without any accompaniment.
• Prepare a 3 to 5 minute one-man act based on any theme you wish.

CHORUS/ SUPPORTING CAST
These people sing the chorus parts of the musical and also do some minimal acting e.g. in crowd scenes. They also do some dancing.
Audition Time: From 2 pm (registration closes at 4 pm)
Requirements
• Sing a short song of your choice in any style without any accompaniment.

DANCERS
These need to be accomplished dancers. They will do some acting but will not do any singing.
Audition Time: From 2 pm (registration closes at 4 pm)
Requirements
• Prepare a 3 to 5 minute dance routine in a style of your choice and with your own selection of music. We will provide a CD player but you need to provide your own CD with your selected music.
• You do not need to audition to sing.

Please note that auditions take place on a first come first served basis.

For any enquiries, email programmes@conservatoire.co.ke or 0732 271 576/ 0720 962 288

The Conservatoire is now also on YouTube!!! Find our channel – KEConservatoire to view videos. You can also view videos on the home page of our website.

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September 5, 2011 at 12:05 pm Leave a comment

[Ended] Win a ticket for the Earthdance Festival – Today!

Thanks everyone for participating in the give-away – it was a success

Earthdance loves Nairobi Now, and Nairobi Now loves Earthdance.
That’s why today we are giving away FIVE (!) tickets to this weekend’s electronica dance festival.

In order to win, “like” Nairobi Now on Facebook, and by midnight today (Wednesday) tell us why we need to choose you for a free ticket. The Nairobi Now team will choose the best 5 answers and award them with a free ticket. Please only one entry per person – don’t apply if you’re not 18 yet.

August 31, 2011 at 8:36 am 33 comments

Chess Club Championship, Aug. 27-28 2011 @ Goan Gymkhana Club

Further details on www.nairobichessclub.com

August 25, 2011 at 4:32 pm Leave a comment

Concours d’Elegance, Sept. 25 2011 @ Racecourse

Concours d’Elegance website

August 16, 2011 at 5:41 pm 1 comment

Slum Film Festival – Poster and Logo Contest, May 30 – Jun. 21 2011

Slum Film Festival is a joint project of Embassy of Spain in Kenya, AECID (Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development), Slum TV and Hot Sun Foundation, with the collaboration of the Nairobi Art Centre.

THE CONTEST is open to young people between the ages of 18-30 years with an interest in art and filmmaking. Artists from informal settlements (slums) are encouraged to enter. Professional artist (artists who have e…xhibited their works commercially), including those based in slums, are not eligible.

03/ CATEGORIES
1. Slum Film Festival LOGO. These are going to be digital submissions, designed using any computer design software. The final submission must be saved as JPG, less than 500MB in size and emailed to mercy@hotsunfoundation.org or info@slum-tv.org by the deadlines below. Please add the following title in your submission e-mail: “Slum Film Festival LOGO”.

2. Slum Film Festival POSTER. These submissions should be hard copy (paintings, drawings, sketches, etc) and should be dropped at either: Hot Sun Foundation offices in Kibera, Slum TV offices in Mathare or the Embassy of Spain at CBA Building in UpperHill by the deadlines below.

04/ COPYRIGHT
The COPYRIGHT of each submitted POSTER and LOGO artworks belong to its author. Upon entering the contest, the selected and awarded designers cede the exhibition, publication and copy rights of the pieces to Slum Film Festival and they grant Slum Film Festival the rights to modify, use as is, the winning artworks. The copyright of the winning Artworks will belong to Slum Film Festival and will be considered ‘work for hire’.

05/ PRIZES
LOGO: 1-month Graphic Design class at Kibera Film School. POSTER: 1-month Painting / drawing classes at the Nairobi Art Centre.

06/ KEY DATES
Opening date for entries: 30th May 2011

Closing date for entries: 21st June 2011

Announcement of finalists: 7th July 2011

Awards ceremony and Launch of the Festival (together with press conference): 29th July 2011 at the Embassy of Spain

Film Festival Celebration: 8th – 21st August 2011

07/ HOW TO SIGN UP
- Collect application forms at Hot Sun Foundation, Slum TV offices or at the Embassy of Spain.

- All participants must fill in an application form with their personal information and specify the category in which they want to compete. Only one proposal will be accepted for each category (individually or collectively).

- Participants must submit the a brief explanatory text of the piece (300 words max.)

- Submitted materials must be originals and cannot have been published anywhere prior to the announcement of the contest results.

- Any action taken by a participant violating these conditions will result in immediate disqualification.

- Assessment criteria: The design should meet the vision of Slum Film Festival.

- This contest is open to artists whose works have not been exhibited commercially.

- The artwork submitted must not be offensive in any way.

08/ ORGANIZERS
Slum Film Festival is a joint project of Embassy of Spain in Kenya, AECID (Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development), Slum TV and Hot Sun Foundation, with the collaboration of the Nairobi Art Centre.

PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST IMPLIES THE ACCEPTANCE OF THESE RULES IN FULL.

June 16, 2011 at 6:49 pm Leave a comment

Battle of The Bands, 2010 final: Oct. 2 2010 @ Choices

The final Battle of The Bands for the yr2010 goes down at Choices on October 2, 2010, all Kenya rock and metal bands will be represented.

September 19, 2010 at 5:51 pm 2 comments

Spoken Word: Slam Africa, Sept. 17 2010 @ Dass

Date: September 17 2010
Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Venue: Dass Ethiopian Restaurant
Tickets: KShs. 300
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KUNI MBICHI and ANNE MORAA will take center stage on the 17th of September 2010.
Accompanied by Slam Africa Champion Oballa Dan, Samo the Almigthy, Molline Dove, The Addvoket, new HOT members in the Slam Africa family; Tears Drops and Caroline Njenga, Jemedari, Spent Voodoo, Dola and the awesomest up coming Band in the Kenyan entertainment scene B7.

September 13, 2010 at 3:26 pm Leave a comment

Storymoja Hay Festival Poetry Competition

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Idol Competition: Tribal Idol, July 20 2010 @ Tribe

DATE: July 20th
TIME: 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm
PLACE: Tribe
Book: sm@tribehotel-kenya.com
Tribe hosts the first ever Tribal Idol – an evening of talent…and the lack of it!

With Judges: Mark Somen, Nonini & amp; Nina Ogot

Hosted by: Rand Pearson

Only one thing is certain, this night will be legendary and the winner will walk away with a night in Tribe’s celebrity suite – THE PENTHOUSE!

ENTRY FREE

July 13, 2010 at 5:30 pm Leave a comment

Chora Ukuta: public competition for a painted mural, until Dec 3 2009, Juja Road, Mathare

Download the full poster/application form

PUBLIC COMPETITION FOR A PAINTED MURAL ON A RENTED GHETTO WALL
The wall portrayed and detailed on this poster has been rented in order to be painted by an artist. It is located in Mathare Valley, Nairobi, at an important open space alongside Juja Road. This open space and the wall are an urban landmark for many villages in Mathare and for passengers and passers-by using Juja Road. The idea is to hold an open competition among local artists asking for proposals for an artistic painting to be executed on this wall. It’s a free-theme competition: artists are not being requested to include any particular content on their proposals. The winner will be chosen through popular vote: a Voting Day will be organised in which the different proposals will be displayed on the wall and Mathare dwellers and passers-by will choose the one they like by giving it a vote. The most voted proposal will be actually painted on the wall and it will last until the renting time has expired.

Artists interested in participating are requested to follow the conditions stated below:
1. This poster works as a sketchbook and as the competition’s ‘application form’: artists need to collect two (2) copies of this poster in order to illustrate their proposals on it: on one copy using the picture on the front, on the other one using the technical drawing at the back. It is not allowed to use only one poster. Even if is an unavoidable condition to present the ideas using this poster, bigger drafts can be submitted not exceeding 85cms long and keeping the wall’s proportions as they appear on this technical drawing.
2. Proposals need to be realistic: artists need to prove the feasibility of actually painting their ideas. Any proposal considered unpractical will be disqualified.
3. It is highly recommended to visit the wall before developing the proposals.
4. An only prize of 27,000/- (twenty seven thousands) Kenyan Shillings will be given to the winner plus daily allowances while painting
the mural; the winner artist is committed to actually paint the wall as part of the conditions of participating in this competition.

Additional clarifications and information about where to submit proposals at these phones: 0710292966-0714145561

November 27, 2009 at 6:12 pm 1 comment

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