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The 2014 Japanese Cultural Festival: Celebrating 40 Years of JICC in Kenya, Nov. 1 2014 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre (Embassy of Japan)

Japan in Kenya
The Japan Information & Culture Centre would like to invite you for the 2014 Japanese Cultural Festival which will be held on Saturday, 1st November 2014.
The details of the Festival are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 1st November 2014
Gates Open: 9:30am
Time: 10:00am – 3:30pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre (Embassy of Japan)

The main event of this year’s Cultural Festival is Nodojiman. Nodojiman is a Japanese Singing Competition.

Other activities will include a Japanese food demonstration, Japanese food tasting, martial arts demonstration and much more.

Kindly note that seating will be available on a first come first served basis.

Due to security reasons, we would like to request you to kindly register beforehand. To register, please send an email with your name, contact details and ID Number to jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or call 020-2898-510 / 020-2898-511 / 020-2898-512. Deadline for registration is Friday, 31st October 2014 at 4:00pm.

October 29, 2014 at 11:56 am Leave a comment

International Women Film Festival 2014: Udada Festival, Oct. 25-29 2014 @ Goethe, MJ Centre & Alliance Française

Udada Film Festival
Udada Film Festival: Celebrating African women’s achievement in the arts.

Udada is a Swahili term that means sisterhood. This is a women’s film festival that will take place from 25th to 29th October 2014 in three venues in Nairobi.

October 25-29, 2014 – Goethe Institut
Dates: October 25-29, 2014
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Time: 2.00 – 8.00 pm
Admission: 200/=KSh, Students: 50/=KSh

October 28, 2014 – MJ Centre
As part of the cultural program, the Embassy of Spain is pleased to invite you to a Spanish Night of the Udada Film Festival where a cocktail will be offered before the viewing of the modern version of the Spanish Film Blancanieves (Snow White) directed by Pablo Berger on 28th October at 5.30pm at the Michael Joseph centre next to Safaricom house, Westlands. Free parking is available in the centre.

Date: Tuesday, 28th October 2014
Venue: Michael Joseph centre, Westlands
Time: 5.30pm – 9.00pm
FREE ENTRY

For more information about the film screenings, please contact the organisers of the festival: udadafilmfest@gmail.com

October 23, 2014 at 8:53 am 1 comment

Kampala Contemporary Art Festival, Oct. 4-31 2014 @ Kampala Railway Station & 28 Locations Across the City

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KLA ART 014, Kampala Contemporary Art Festival
Theme: “Unmapped” Who are the unheard voices of our cities?

Dates: 4th – 31st October 2014
Venue: Kampala Railway Station & 28 Locations Across the City
For the month of October, thirty artists from Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Congo and Rwanda will unveil
new artworks across Kampala.

The festival will see the reopening of Kampala’s Railway Station to the public for an exhibition that will feature the work of ten artists, showcasing their interpretation of the “Unmapped”.

“The bicycle knife sharpener; the express fashion designer; the mobile nail salon: they fill every corner of the city. ‘Unmapped’ will attempt to artistically showcase how people from every stratum of society adapt creatively to survive” Violet Nantume, Curatorial Committee, KLA ART 014

Five Ugandan curators, working with renowned South African curator Gabi Ngcobo, have selected the artists, who include Helen Nabukenya; a visual artist from Uganda who uses discarded fabric to create vast tapestries depicting the overlooked, the forgotten and the rejected. From Kenya, Dennis Muraguri explores the matatu; presenting it, not only as a transport tool, but also as a space for intriguing gossip and communication.

Reaching out directly to the public, twenty boda bodas (motorcycle taxis) will be turned into artworks, ‘mapping’ Kampala, by forming temporary exhibition spaces in pre–‐‑selected locations across the capital. Ugandan artist Kizito Mbuga will transform a boda boda into a travelling cinema; whilst Ogwang Jimmy John will turn another into an interactive recording studio, which maps the ‘unheard’ musicians of the city. The mobile exhibition will attract new audiences from every corner of Kampala, from the iconic Independence Monument to bustling Ggaba market on the shores of Lake Victoria.

“Building on the success of the festival in 2012, KLA ART 014 offers a platform to showcase new and emerging ideas by contemporary Ugandan artists. KLA ART is a two–‐‑year process of thought, production and experimentation resulting in a unique festival, which directly links artists, artworks and audiences” Rocca Gutteridge, Project Director, KLA ART 014

“Umeme has partnered with KLA ART 014 to celebrate and support art as a driver of community togetherness, self-development and cultural diversity” Core Supporting Partner, Umeme (Energy distribution company, Uganda)

For more information visit http://klaart.org/

October 13, 2014 at 5:13 pm Leave a comment

First 30 Days of Halloween, Oct. 13 – Nov. 12 2014 @ Nairobi Art Centre

First 30 Days of Halloween

Find more info. on their Facebook Page

October 12, 2014 at 4:02 pm Leave a comment

Sondeka Festival, Oct. 18-20 2014 @ Ngong Racecourse

Sondeka Festival
It’s been a long year… and you deserve a break! Sondeka’s got you covered!

From 18th to 20th October 2014 at the Sondeka festival at the Ngong racecourse, we are going to serenade your staff with a beauty spa, fashion, movies, games for the kids and for the lovers of old school Kenyan sounds, Them Mushrooms will be out to please. Plus, over 40 other acts from H_art the band, Ricardo Garcia, Sarabi, Maia, Santuri Safari DJs to Dhol Xtacy and more.

Sondeka Festival is the first ever Create and Innovation Festival in East Africa brought to you by Creatives Garage. If you are looking to invest, come and be amazed by robotic and innovation displays at the Festival.

Programme of the Festival

Check out their website for more information

To purchase discounted corporate tickets email awesome@creativesgarage.org or call us on +254708 752 575. Come join the party and support the creative industry!

October 9, 2014 at 5:04 pm Leave a comment

October Fest. 2014, Until Oct. 31 2014 @ Brew Bistro and Participating Outlets

October Fest
Dates: October 1-31, 2014
Venue: Brew Bistro and Participating Partner Outlets in the City

Find more info on their Facebook Page

October 8, 2014 at 10:26 am Leave a comment

Screening: Korean Film Festival, Oct. 7-10 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Korean-film-fest
Dates: October 7-10, 2014
Time: Everyday @ 5 & 7.30 pm
Entrance Free

About
The Embassy of Republic of Korea in Nairobi, commemorating 50 years of friendship with Kenya, presents a Korean Film Festival showcasing some of the most recent Korean box office hits.

South Korean cinema caters to every taste: romance, suspense, sports, drama and comedy. Some of the films on the programme portray dramatic love stories resulting from the security challenge the country faces with its neighbor, North Korea.

Experience the rich cinematic productions Korea has to offer

October 2, 2014 at 6:03 pm Leave a comment

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