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BORN FREE: Past, Present and Future Presented by Will Travers, Oct. 15 2014 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium
BORN FREE: Past, Present and Future
Presented by Will Travers, President, Born Free Foundation
Date: Wednesday 15 October 2014
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: Talk 7:00 pm
The Born Free Foundation is a dynamic international wildlife charity, founded in 1984 by Will Travers parents, the actors Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, stars of the iconic film Born Free
Travers will talk about what the Foundation is doing to assist in the fight to stop ivory trade, the protection of Kenya’s wildlife and wild places for future generations.
Refreshments for sale 6.15pm Talk 7:00 pm
Donation: Ksh 200 Citizen or Student
Ksh 400 KMS member
Ksh 500 Guest
Tickets: 0724 255299, 2339158 or email@example.com
MPESA no: 400800 Account no: 6571570019
For the first time ever, we are going to take you through a thematic discovery of the creative industry, through “An Ode To Hip Hop”. On October 5th, our focus is going to be on the incredible impact that hip hop has had on music, literature, film, fashion, art, culture and our collective imagination.
This Sunday October 5th from 1:00pm – 9:00pm all four stages of Blankets & Wine i.e. music, film, literature, fashion and art will carry out interactive elements of this theme.
Following the theme, we want to showcase the major players within the creative industry who have been influenced by Hip Hop culture and have made it their own.
Hip Hop heads and music lovers will be treated to the finest sounds coming out of the Hip Hop music scene here in Kenya featuring TAIO, Muthoni the Drummer Queen and Rabbit.
On the writers stage curated by the Kwani? Trust, join mind indulging conversations with Muthoni Drummer Queens as she leads tantilising topics during Kwani? Mahewa. Catalyst your mind into conversations during the Emerging Voices segment dissecting the mind of pan-African writers from the Jaladan writer’s collective. Take a seat on the bleachers in the shade and fall deep into sheng poems with Mistari Shend Speare. Meet your fellow Blankets & Wine family by simply swaping a book with one of them.
Music and Literature isn’t your thing? Not to worry the film stage is here to help, showcasing a variety of films highlighting key players in the Kenyan hip hop industry, including “Juliani – The Road Trips Connections”. Express yourself at the Art Hive with FA254, Made With Love and KMS – Kilometers, as they take you through artistic expressions in the hip hop genre.
Finally, end the evening on a high and dance the night away on the DJ stage with some of HomeBoyz Radio finest DJ’s including DJ FinalKut, DJ Zaq and DJ Jack Rooster from Café Mocha Lounge. Mixing Hip Hop sounds and afro-house the DJ stage will be kicking all day AND night!
To encapture this dynamic Hip Hop theme, the very entertaining event ‘Hip Hop Karaoke’ will plug in to the space and take over the programme. From 6:00pm – 8:00pm let your hair down at the DJ Stage, and for a few songs be your favourite hip hop artist. We also encourage all Blankets & Winers to come dressed as your favourite Hip Hop artist.
WHAT TO EXPECT
From a music-driven lifestyle experience, Blankets & Wine has evolved into a multi-disciplinary, multi-stage platform for the expression of music, literature, film, fashion and art delivering an aesthetically and artisitcally stimulating experience. As all stages run concurrently, create your own B&W experience by picking up a programme at the entrance. Propel your creative curiosity through An Ode To Hip Hop and Discover, Love, Share at Blankets & Wine
Mindspeak Forum: Aly-Khan Satchu Hosts Dennis Makori Group CEO Onfon Media Ltd, Aug. 30 2014 @ Inter Continental
Date: August 30, 2014
Venue: Inter-Continental Hotel, Nairobi
Time: 9 am for 10-12 Noon
Guest Speaker: Onfon Media Group CEO Dennis Makori
‘Rich’ interview: Aly-Khan Satchu speaks to Howard French
Book Reading & Discussion: War Crimes in Somalia, Aug. 21 2014 @ Amnesty International Regional Office
Date: Thursday August 21 2014
Venue: Amnesty International Regional Office
Location: Kanjata Road/Muthangari Drive off Waiyaki Way – Google Map
Entry: Prior online Registration – Register here.
Amnesty International, in partnership with the Rift Valley Institute’s Nairobi Forum, invite you to a book reading and discussion panel on Rasna Warah’s new book War Crimes: How warlords, politicians, foreign governments and aid agencies conspired to create a failed state in Somalia.
In War Crimes, Kenyan journalist Rasna Warah writes about the many war crimes that have taken place in Somalia in the name of peace, development, religion and reconciliation. It is an examination of the destruction of Somalia looking at the involvement of the state and the international community.
Rasna Warah will be joined on the panel by acclaimed Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah, winner of the Neustadt International Prize for literature and the Lettre Ulysses Award, and Ali Hersi, Regional Director of the Society for International Development. This discussion, an inaugural event of the Amnesty International Regional Hub Speaker Series, will be moderated by L. Muthoni Wanyeki, Regional Director of Amnesty International.
Moderator: L. Muthoni Wanyeki – Regional Director Amnesty International
Panellists: Rasna Warah – Kenyan writer and photojournalist, Nuruddin Farah – Writer, Ali Hersi – Regional Director Society for International Development
Meet world renowned painter Gilah Hirsch at Kuona Trust on the 14th of August 2014 from 2pm – 4pm.
The artist is famed for her unique work as well as facilitating various successful projects including art therapy for children. During the session at Kuona Trust, she will be talking to artists about her work and answer questions on the same.
Follow up events
Public lecture at the GoDown Art Centre – 15th August 2014
Exhibition of original works at the Sankara hotel – 17th August 2014.
For more information, please visit her website.