Posts filed under ‘events’
Date: August 2, 2014
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 5pm- 11pm
Charges: Ksh 300
You’ll get a sense of what’s to come in Naivasha at the end of August at the Rift Valley Festival 2014 showcasing Kenya’s live music, art, inspiration and the people who create it! It will also be a chance to see the artworks of and meet the amazing people that are the Kuona Trust.
RVF 2014 LIVE ARTIST’S performing…
SARABI – YELLOW LIGHT MACHINE – KIARASH BIAZAR(Iran)
RVFV 2014 DJ’s spinning…
DREAD STEPPA – SANTURI SAFARI – FAMBULA
We then invite you to join us for a big phat AFTER PARTY at QUIN’S BAR on Ngong Rd from 12 midnight onwards.
For more information, please visit the RVF website
Fundraising: Fire by Ten Special Event Featuring the show Kimbia, Live Music, & a Short Film, Jul. 26 2014 @ The Theatre Company Studio – Creative Centre
Join The Theatre Company of Kenya for a Fire by Ten special event featuring:
Kimbia: Five short plays based on the thrills, temptations, desires and fears of Kenyan Athletes (2013/2014 Fire by Ten Touring Show)
Live music by Yellow Light Machine
Short Film: The School Run
SHOW DATE: Saturday 26th July, 2014
VENUE: The Theatre Company Studio at Creative Centre (Spring Valley Shopping Centre behind Dorman’s Cafe on No. 2 Shanzu road (pink gate) off Lower Kabete Road)
TIME: (Two Shows)
First Show (2:00pm – 4:00pm)
Second starts (5:00pm-7:00pm)
Cost of Tickets: Ksh. 2,000 per person per show
Proceeds of this event will go to support Ogutu Muraya’s Masters Studies at The Amsterdam School of Arts- DasArts Master of Theatre Program.
For tickets please contact Liz Enane on 0728848137 or Ogutu Muraya on 0724077528.
For a short preview have a look at the preview below
The world knows Kenya as a running nation. Since its inception in the 1950’s, athletics has grown into a nationalist sport- a symbol of national unity and pride. Kenyan runners are loved and admired worldwide. However, little is known about them as people and what they go through to achieve such great heights. In order to tell the story of the athletes, The Theatre Company of Kenya has developed, in close consultation with the actual runners, a brand new performance called ‘Kimbia’, which literally means, “run”. ‘Kimbia’ is an exciting, innovative and collaborative theatrical show about the life and times of Kenyan athletes.
The five plays that make up ‘Kimbia’ are: The Race by Cajetan Boy, When the Door Opens by Joseph Murungu, Just a Man by Edward Nthiga, Doping by Ogutu Muraya, Usiguskong (which means ‘Don’t Look Back’) by Joseph Gichinga
Directed by Liz Enane and Mido Dembede. Original music composed and arranged by the cast and directors. Movement and dance choreography by Joseph Gichinga
All actors are, just like the runners, Kenyan talent, professionally trained at facilities of The Theatre Company around the country.and show your clients, guests, pupils, students, colleagues, friends and family a great theatre performance which is funny, moving and beautiful!
Find full info on Theatre Company’s website
The Jazz Under the Stars event is here once again!
A special treat to our new and loyal patrons; come prepared to be entertained by TWO international headlining Jazz artists!
A towering 6’7” lead bass player Julian Vaughn will debut his visit to Kenya with his unique and soulful style of Jazz music.
Phil Denny is back by public demand to give another spectacular performance especially to those that missed him last year.
Our very own Eddie Grey & the Ensemble will give a grand performance with June Gachui.
Once again event is supporting the Kenya National Youth Orchestra, don’t miss their opening performance.
Where: The Nairobi Club
When: Saturday, August 2nd (Rain or shine)
Time: 6pm – 11pm
Tickets: 3,000 | VIP: 5,000
(VIP Ticket includes a welcome Chivas drink while stocks last)
Tickets available on TicketSasa.com and at the event.
*Verifiable unused tickets from last year will be honored with original ticket stub and proof of purchase.
Event is hosted by KenyanDiasporaLink and proudly sponsored by:
Platinum Sponsor: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Silver Sponsors: Chivas and Westhouse – A One Degree South Hotel
Information line: 0706 512 895
*Event organizer reserves the right of admission
Visit their site for online registration and to find more info. on the symposium
China in African Urbanization – SACEF Business Exchange Series
Date & Time: 2pm, Saturday, July 19th, 2014
Venue: Soluxe Club Lounge, off Muhoya ave, Mbabane Rd, Nairobi
China’s visible impact on urban development in Africa is substantial. One need only to take a look at Great Wall apartments along Mombasa road, or drive down to Thika Road to catch a glimpse of some of the most impressive changes brought to Africa by Chinese constructors and developers. The contractors, developers and designers from China are having a tremendous impact on African development. Will they be able to successfully export the Chinese urban model? Can China’s own experience in fast, large-scale urbanization benefit Africa? Can the Chinese prototype developed over the past thirty years simply be exported?
Following their researches on Chinese urban development issues, Urban China magazine have collaborated with Go West Project to make an issue completely dedicated to impact of Chinese Urbanism in Africa, which will be introduced and discussed upon on Saturday 19 July, 2pm.
Speakers are Huang Zhengli, Njeri Cerere, and Juma Assiago. Huang Zhengli is a PhD candidate on Kenyan cities and informal housing and editor of Urban China. Njeri Cerere is a Planning, Development and Environmental Consultant in Kenya. Juma Assiago works at UN-Habitat and coordinates the global network on Safer Cities Program.
14:00 – 14:10 Welcome Remark by Isaac Fokuo (SACEF)
14:10 – 14:30 Opening Speech by Ambassador LIU Xianfa
14:30 – 15:00 Speech by Huang Zhengli on Chinese Urbanism in Africa
15:00 – 15:30 Speech by Njeri Cerere on Nairobi Land Regulations
15:30– 16:00 Speech by Juma Assiago on Urban Spaces and Their Social Impacts
16:00 – 17:00 Open Discussion
17:00 Closing Remarks and End Reception
Mindspeak Forum: Aly-Khan Satchu Hosts KCB Group CEO – Joshua Oigara, Jul. 26 2014 @ Inter Continental
Guest Speaker: Kenya Commercial Bank CEO Joshua Oigara
Aly-Khan Satchu with Joshua Oigara in a Prior Interview
Conversation with Kenyan Writers: Kinyanjui Kombani Author of Den of Inequalities, Jul. 24 2014 @ Goethe Institut
Host: John Sibi-Okumu
Performance + Screening of World Cup Finals with Just a Band Playing before Kick Off, Jul. 13 2014 @ Village Market
Date: July 13, 2014
Venue: Village Market
Time: from 8 pm
Screening: Africa Metropolis Films in Nairobi! Jul. 18-20 2014 @ Goethe Institut, the Nest & Pawa 254 Hub Respectively
African Metropolis Films Comes To Nairobi!
African Metropolis, a compilation of six short films from six African cities, will be screened for the first time in Nairobi.
The films from Abidjan, Cairo, Dakar, Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi tell urban tales about life in African metropolises. Over 50 percent of the continent’s total population now lives in cities, and vital urban cultures are forming and transforming – fast, and with growing complexity. In African cinema, the shift is towards urban stories, with less focus on the traditional, rural Africa that dominated in the past.
The event will be held in different venues including Goethe Institut, The Nest and Pawa254.
The Pawa254’s rooftop will take place on Sunday, 20th of July, completing the whole event with supporting happenings like live graffiti, spoken word performances, music performances and a visual urban photography exhibition.
Find more info here
– Stage 1
• Black Coffee
DJ Cortega , B-Dj & Andrea (Electrique Djs), The Beat Parade Band, Jack Rooster and Sesi
- Stage 2
• Sean Fraser
• French Connection
• L.A. Dave
• Francesco Bisleti
• DJ Norah
MC: Coco D. Rasta Ngori
Africa is rising up in the ranks as one of the forces to be reckoned with in the global Dance Music industry. Artists from across the continent are making waves on international music charts with their signature electronic sounds and charismatic performances. One of these artists is a man from South Africa who has made massive headlines with his Afro-influenced House Music. His orchestral performances and commitment to Soulful House Music has made this man a giant in the scene. The man is none other than BLACK COFFEE; the Godfather of South African House Music.
Hailing from the Eastern Cape, BLACK COFFEE has come a long way with his sound. The multi award-winning DJ and Record Producer has been honing his skills for a good 20 years and has four sensational albums to prove his worth on the scene. This man knows no boundaries, as he not only performs on the decks, but with a full orchestra too on occasion.
With great thanks to KENYA NIGHTS, and ELECTRAFIQUE, Kenya will play host to the enigma, the man, the legend that is; BLACK COFFEE. The 19th of July has be slated as the day it all goes down at the CARNIVORE SIMBA SALOON. Prepare yourselves for the biggest dance music bash in Nairobi this year. Karibu sana BLACK COFFEE.
More details to be announced as we get closer to the date. Plus the best local talent will be up there making your bodies move and groove all night long in 2 different arenas, all playing the hottest dance music in town. Stay tuned to the event page for all the latest info.
Management Reserves The Right of Admission.
Date: July 5, 2014
Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre, Industrial Area
Time: 5.30 pm
Tickets: KShs 1000
T: 0715 125 127
Tribute to MAYA ANGELOU – the late African American Poet & Priter, Jul. 5 2014 @ Paa ya Paa Arts Centre
The ARTIST: Sylvia B. Bryant – Dancer- Teacher -Choreographer-Educator
Sylvia B. Bryant holds a B.S. degree from Tuskegee University and M. S. from Vanderbilt University graduate hours from Connecticut College School of Dance in New London, CT., and has studied extensively at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York City.
Sylvia’s teaching and choreography is based primarily on the Martha Graham technique. Her background includes work with artists such as Martha Graham, Rod Rodgers, Jose Limon, Charles Moore, George Faison and Margaret Fisk Taylor Doane, one of the pioneers in sacred dance. She has danced and conducted workshops throughout the country and has directed dance programs at Fisk University and Philander Smith College. Sylvia has done choreography for a number of television productions and has made a number of television appearances. One of the highlights of Sylvia’s dance experiences was an invitation to London, England to dance in the historic Wesley’s Chapel for their morning service.
Presently, Sylvia is an Administrator in the Montclair Public Schools in Montclair, New Jersey as the District Parent/Family Coordinator
ANY HELP you could give (cash donation, prizes for raffle…) would be most appreciated.
Date: Sunday 6th July2014
Venue: Forty Thieves/Cape Blush Garden
The event will be a family fun day out with stalls and games, BBQ and a bar.
For donations, please contact Pauline firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Saturday, 28 June 2014
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 5pm – 9pm
Entry: Prior Reservation.
The killings in Mpeketoni on 15 and 16 June are the latest in a series of violent events that are challenging the security of Kenya and the East Africa region more broadly. The words ‘terrorism’, ‘assassinations’, ‘tribal clashes’, ‘violent crime’, ‘domestic violence’ regularly appear in mainstream and social media headlines. Traumatic pictures of the aftermath fill the newspapers and TV screens. Kenya is no stranger to violent conflict, as the 2008 post-election violence attests to, but some analysts see the current resurgence as something new. There is no shortage of views on the causes of the current insecurity. Some blame external threats, religious ideology, identity, resource competition, youth unemployment, marginalisation, political intrigue, corruption and inefficiency of the security services. Others point to a failure of collective responsibility.
In the latest in a series of conversations with well-known writers, Kwani Trust, in partnership with the Rift Valley Institute’s Nairobi Forum, have invited a panel of writers to discuss these pressing matters. The writers include:
NoViolet Bulawayo, Writer
Parselelo Kantai, Writer
Rashid Abdi, Journalist
Billy Kahora, Writer and Kwani? managing editor
This conversation follows a session at 5pm at the same venue titled, Meet the Writers, featuring the three shortlisted writers of the Etisalat Prize for Literature, Africa’s most prestigious literary prize: NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), Yewande Omotoso (Nigeria/South Africa) and Karen Jennings (South Africa).
The GoDown Gig and Nai Ni Who II Kick Off feat. Rabbit Kaka Sungura, Jun. 28 2014 @ the GoDown Arts Centre
Date: Saturday, June 28 2014
Venue: The GoDOwn Arts Centre, Industrial Area
Time: 2-8 pm
Performing Artists: Ythera, Octave Band and Rabbit Kaka Sungura
Join Kwani? Trust for a special edition of Sunday Salon featuring writers from Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Is it prize season, you ask? Yes it is!
Winner of Kwani Trust’s Manuscript Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Jennifer Makumbi, reads from her just-launched novel, Kintu, published by Kwani?
The Shortlisted Writers of the 2013 Etisalat Prize for Literature – Yewande Omotoso, author of Bom Boy, Karen Jennings, author of Finding Soutbek and the overall winner, NoViolet Bulawayo, author of We Need New Names, read from their work.
Kwani? Trust sends off the two Kenyan writers shortlisted for The Caine Prize for African Writing 2014; Billy Kahora and Okwiri Oduor, with readings from their nominated stories ahead of the announcement of the overall winner in Oxford in July.
Live music by KIU
Find more info here
Discussion: with Shortlisted Writers of the 2013 Etisalat Prize for Literature, Jun. 28 2014 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium
Date: Saturday, June 28 2014
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museums
Time: 5 pm
Meet the Writers event with the three writers shortlisted for the 2013 Etisalat Prize for Literature – NoViolet Bulawayo, Yewande Omotoso and Karen Jennings, with special guest and Patron of the Etisalat Prize for Literature, Ellah Wakatama Allfrey (OBE).
This will be followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.
2013 Etisalat Prize for Literature writers tour Nairobi, hosted by Kwani Trust
Africa’s most prestigious literary prize, the Etisalat Prize for Literature has collaborated with Kwani Trust for a weekend of literary events in Nairobi on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June 2014 as part of a three city African tour for shortlisted writers of the Etisalat Prize for Literature.
The Meet the Writers event includes a panel discussion hosted by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey (OBE) with the three shortlisted writers of the 2013 Etisalat Prize for Literature, NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), author of We Need New Names and winner of the 2013 edition, Yewande Omotoso (Nigeria/South Africa), author of Bom Boy, and Karen Jennings (South Africa), author of Finding Soutbek.
NoViolet Bulawayo, Yewande Omotoso and Karen Jennings will also feature at the Kwani?
Dates: June 10 to August 1, 2014
Venue: Village Market
Also, catch the array of events dubbed the Village World Cup Festival taking place at the same venue. Find more info here
Join the Fatuma’s Voice as they interact and discuss about the media scene in Kenya.
Date: June 20, 2014
Venue: Pawa 254, Mageuzi Hall
The media has an important role in passing across information to the masses.
Recently, it has been accused of watering down its content. Our news presenters are allegedly turning out to be agents of fashion than they are casters.
Do you think that the Kenyan media has become an emblem of mediocrity than of the seriousness that it ought to be? Is press freedom a reality or does the government still control what is to be aired to the masses?
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
The fourth edition of the Lusophone Film Fest is dedicated to the diversity of documentary production in the Portuguese-speaking countries. The focus of this session will be on Hereros Angola, a documentary on this isolated tribe from the southwest of Angola by Brazilian photographer and film maker Sérgio Guerra.
The Lusophone Film Fest is a showcase of the diversity of film production in the eight Portuguese-speaking countries spread across four continents. Started in March 2014, the festival will present multiple works (documentaries, animations, shorts, and feature films) in six monthly sessions of several films from different countries.
More information at www.facebook.com/lusophonefilmfest
When artists congregate for the purpose of knowing each other a creative nest of music and poetry, dance and theater, photography and art will follow.
The aim is to create a space for free creative expression, sharing and learning. A platform to help the creatively and intellectually curious meet each other, build ideas and grow as a community.
* Kiota means nest
** Enyamuchera is the Kisii term for a Wagtail the theme bird for the second edition.
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.
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.
Follow the walk here
Date: June 16, 2014
Venue: Brew Bistro and Lounge
EXTENDED HAPPY HOUR 5-8PM
Terms & conditions Apply
Seminar: Creative Tension? Administrative Justice vs Freedom to Govern in the UK, Jun. 11 2014 @ BIEA/IFRA
Creative Tension? Administrative Justice vs Freedom To Govern In The UK – By Professor Sir Jeffrey Jowell KCMG QC Director, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
Date: June 11, 2014
Entry: Prior Reservation [RSVP on email@example.com]
Sir Jeffrey Jowell QC is Professor of Law and was the Dean of UCL’s Faculty of Laws and Head of its Law Department between 1998-2000 and again from 1982-1989. From 1994 to 1999 he was Vice Provost of UCL. He was was knighted in 2011 (KCMG) for services to human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe.
The scope of Professor Jowell’s work includes judicial review, human rights and planning. He advises extensively on the drafting of national constitutions, the relationship between the UK and dependent territories, and the design and application of internal regulatory and Ombudsmen schemes. His authority as an academic commentator is reflected in many citations to his work in the judgements of courts in this country and abroad.