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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

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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

The Sondeka Launch Party, Sept. 27 2014 @ Harlequins / RFUEA Grounds

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Date: September 27, 2014
Venue: Harlequins / RFUEA Grounds
Time: 6 pm
Tickets: KES 500

WHAT IS SONDEKA
When the calendar flips to 18th October 2014, the fun, creation, curation, innovaton, fun, games, music, dance amplify and take Nairobi by storm at the Sondeka Festival. ‘Sondeka’ is a Sheng (Kenyan urban colloquial) word meaning “to make” or “create”. And true creation will take place at the Ngong Race course from the 18thOctober, 4pm to 20th October 7pm 2014. Creative innovators from the arts, mechanics and technology field will converge and woo you with their creations. And show you just how dance, song, robots, applications, film, storytelling, photography, upcycling, fashion, animation and so much more are more than hobbies. It’s a weekend for the entire family to explore every craft create, curate, appreciate and participate till you drop.

http://www.sondekafestival.com/

September 19, 2014 at 4:24 pm Leave a comment

Storymoja Festival, Sept. 17-21 2014 @ Nairobi National Museum

Storymoja Fest
Dates: September 17-21, 2014
Venue: Nairobi National Museum
Tickets: Seasonal KES 1500, Daily KES 1000

Download the Storymoja-Festival-Program-Small [pdf]

For more info visit their website http://storymojafestival.com/

September 6, 2014 at 4:05 pm Leave a comment

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