Embers Of Empire: Towards A World History Of End Of Britain
Date: Friday, 6 December 2013
Venue: British Institute in Eastern Africa, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Time: 10.30 am
Entry; prior Reservation
Since the 1970s, writers, historians and journalists have reflected widely on the impending “Break-up of Britain“, a theme that has acquired new momentum in the light of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. Equally, there has been a tendency to link the crisis of Britishness with the decolonization of the British Empire, as though these two processes were somehow intrinsically linked. But rarely, if ever, is this link established in any coherent or convincing way. These papers offers new perspectives on an old problem by looking at Britishness as the world’s first global civic idea, which ran into increasing difficulties after WWII as the credibility of its transnational reach was increasingly called into question by the pressures for global decolonization. By studying the fate of British civic culture around the world, from Africa to Australasia, the Caribbean, South Asia and Canada since the 1950s, we can gain a new purchase on the problems of national cohesion and civic purpose that have erupted periodically in Britain and elsewhere since that time.
This seminar focuses on two talks by Prof. Stuart Ward and Christian Damm Pedersen, both historians from Copenhagen University, Denmark. Both speakers are part of a collaborative research project at Copenhagen University on ‘Embers of empire: The receding frontiers of post-imperial Britain’, funded by the Velux Foundation.
For more information on this project please visit: embersofempire.ku.dk
Seminar by: Professor Stuart Ward & Christian Damm Pedersen, University of Copenhagen
Chair: Professor Ambreena Manji, British Institute in Eastern Africa
Dates & Time: Saturday 7th December 7.30 pm and Sunday 8th December 3.00 pm
Venue: All Saints’ Cathedral, Kenyatta Avenue
All tickets at the door: Adults 700/- NMS Members and students 500/
Festive seasonal music for choir, orchestra and organ
Britten~ Ceremony of Carols – With harpist Sarah Vohya and soloists
Carter ~ Benedicite – Joined by Cavina School children’s choir
Pieces for brass and choir
Christmas songs and traditional carols
And some favourite choruses from
Enquiries to the email address used to send this. NMS usually offers special rates for school and similar groups.
50% Kenyan presented by Heartstrings Entertainment directed by Sammy Mwangi
Date: December 5-20, 2013 – Except December 9 & 16
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: Weekdays – 6.30pm & Weekends – 3 & 6.30pm
Each Kenyan has a way they define their ‘Kenyaness’. One would think that that is not a problem. But it is. We have come to believe that our view about Kenya is the best and more supreme than others. This has made Kenyans tear into each other at the smallest difference.
As we mark 50 years, each Kenyan has his thought on how Kenya should mark 50 years of independence.
The big question is “Are You Half a Kenyan or A Full Non-Kenyan?
Dates: Until December 20, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise, Ground Floor Gallery
PAWA254 and Photographers Association of Kenya (PAK) present photographs by the 50 finalists from the inaugural ‘Kenya Photography Awards’. The winners were unveiled at a gala dinner at the KICC on November 26, 2013 in the following categories: News, Daily Life, Creative, Portraiture, Nature, Sports and the Most Promising Young Photographer.
1281 entries were received across all categories.
The Photographer of the Year award went to the Reuters’ Photographer, Thomas Mukoya, who won the Sports Category and was runner-up in the Daily Life category.
Other winners include: Georgina Goodwin (News), Thandiwe Muriu (Portraiture), Joe Kiragu (Creative), David Mutua (Daily Life), Karim Kara (Nature) and Thandiwe Muriu and Louis Nderi (Young Photographer).
To go forward, we go back. To evolve, we grow from the spirit around us – as we mark 50 years of our conception, The Rhythm of our Dreams is an explorative and experimental journey of sounds, songs and images from Kenya. Through a careful selection of music and moving images, The Rhythm of our Dreams draws from a curious selection of music from all corners and times of our country. Tonight, through a historical and contemporary visual soundscape, we celebrate the diversity and the spirit of Kenya.
Featuring DJs from a diverse spread of Kenyan genres and subcultures, each set is researched and selected to feature a plethora of tunes; think Taarab meets Benga or “Night Bus to Mombasa 1996” or “Christmas lunch with Gukah 1974.” An evening of a mélange and collage of Kenyan dreams an memories.