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You are cordially invited to the launch of the Crayon Rainbows exhibit. Commissioned by Hivos International through their SDI Programme, Crayon Rainbows is a documentary film and art exhibition that traces the growing divide/breakdown between teachers and their vocational devotion to their students in Kenyan public schools as told through the eyes of the children interviewed.
The production team held creative workshops that gave the children a platform to express their feelings about what school means to them. Apart from the interviews, the children partook in drawing, painting, play dough, photography and craft making exercises as well as song and dance.The project sampled 5 schools across Lamu, Samburu, Turkana, Nairobi and Tharaka-Nithi. These art works are what form the exhibit on display.
What the team found was a crayon box worth of dreams and disappointment nestled in a rainbow of hope.
Join the March Against Extinction. On October 4th, 2014 – approx 120 cities around the world will be marching to raise awareness of the plight of rhinos and elephants and to ask countries involved in the illegal trade of ivory and rhino horn to stop with immediate effect. Nairobi will be marching!
Date: October 4, 2014
Start Time: 8:00 am
Start At: National Museums of Kenya
End at: Uhuru Gardens, Langata Road
Date: September the 27th 2014
Venue: the Hilton Hotel Nairobi
Time: from 2 pm to 7 pm
For an afternoon filled with moving poetry, magical music and thought provoking artwork. The event dubbed “Reflectin Artward” will be hosted by the celebrated radio presenter, poet and musician Adelle Onyango.
Reflectin Artward is set to feature an eclectic mix of talent with; an electrifying hip hop performance by Jemedari backed by a live band, the sultry voices, acoustics and keys of KIU an all girl band and the musical mastery by Dira The Band.
Poetry will deftly be represented by one published poet and two spoken word artists. Abigail Arunga will give a reading from her recently launched anthology “Akello”.
The visual art works by the artist Nduta, Denet, Mel and Siege will certainly make the event complete. Their work will reflect the theme of the event and capture a wide breadth of visual art techniques to fit the mood, tone and ambiance of the event. Attendees could also get their live portraits done at the event.
Photographer Generali Njogu will display pictures from his journeys across the country and share the interesting visual perspectives of his lenses. Some of his work will be up for sale and attendees could even get themselves B.O.G.O.F.’s on his photos.
“Reflecting Artward”, promises to be a treat for the lovers of art and culture, with delight for the eyes and ears. If you are looking for entertainment that will draw in, to pull your heart’s strings and tingle your being, The B.O.G.O.F. at the Hilton is an event you should plan to attend. Mark your calendars.
“REFLECTIN ARTWARD” is a reminder to each of us to let art in and consume it entirely and at the same time allow it to take us on a voyage of self-reflection. Let the art mirror inside you.
Charged for the event are 500 shillings for students with proof of registration, 800 shillings for advance tickets purchased through Jambo Pay and 1000 shillings at the door.
The first fifty people to purchase a ticket at the door will get a copy of Abigail Arunga’s anthology “Akello”. There will be a 25% discount on food & drinks extended by Hilton Hotel.
You can get your advance tickets through MPESA business number 530100 to the business name the BOGOF. For any queries on tickets call support at Jambo Pay on 070992000
Dates: October 2-3, 2014
Venue: Jacaranda Hotel – Westlands
Find more info on http://craftafrika.org/afrika-handmade/
Argentine Family Sharing their Travel Experiences: Zapping Around the World, Oct. 2 2014 @ Italian Institute of Culture
Come and listen to the incredible experiences of the Zapp family who are fulfilling their dream of travelling around the world. They are doing it in style aboard a beautiful original wooden spokes 1928 Graham –Paige car. Their four kids were born along the way!
Date: October 2, 2014
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture, Grenadier Tower – 6th Floor
Time: 6.30 pm
The Zapp family has had 14 wonderful years of this lifestyle full of challenges that they would like to share with you with pictures and video. They will also have their book on sale Spark your Dream which you can buy have it signed.
Visit www.sparkyourdream.net for more information.
Date: September 26, 2014
Venue: Carnivore – Simba Saloon
Time: from 6 pm
Tickets: KES 500