Posts tagged ‘Alliance Francaise Auditorium’

Theatre: Trapped – A Festival of Creative Arts Production, Jul. 18-20 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Dates & Time

Fri. 18th : 6.00 & 8.00pm
Sat. 19th : 3.00, 6.00 & 8.00pm
Sun. 20th : 3.00 & 6.00pm

Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
Tickets: Kshs 500/-

The play is set in a doctors’ lounge in a hospital as a neurologist prepares a lecture to give to his fellow colleagues. Distractions ensue as a spiraling chaos of deceit, false identity and cover-up unfold.

Adults only

July 19, 2014 at 12:51 pm Leave a comment

Afro Jazz Swahili Edition feat. Juma Tutu & Tutu Band, Jul. 29 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

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July 18, 2014 at 8:23 am Leave a comment

Theater & Performances: The Cherry Orchard, Jul. 25-27 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Cherry Orchard
Dates: July 25-27, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
Times: Friday 6 pm, Weekend 3 & 6 pm
Tickets: Gate KES 450

July 13, 2014 at 5:17 pm Leave a comment

An Evening of Afro Jazz Gentlemen’s edition with Rick Na Marafiki, Jun. 24 2014 @ Alliance Francaise Auditorium

Ricky na Marafiki

June 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

Play/Comedy: Kenyan Hustlers and Gatherers, Jun. 17-29 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Kenyan Hustlers and Gatherers, a Heartstrings Entertainment production

Dates: June 17 – 29, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: Weekdays 6.30 pm, Weekends 3.00 & 6.30 pm
Tickets: 500/-

Heartstrings Entertainment is back with the big question, are you a hustler or a gatherer? We are not sure who a hustler is anymore. This madly original comedy will make it clear to all of us just who exactly we all are. That half of Kenyans are hustlers and the other half are gatherers. A hustler simply is the handworker who does all the work. A gatherer on the other hand is the one who fraudulently eats the fruits of that work.

The show will hilariously show how the hustlers have decided to leave the gatherers alone by exiting this country in masses to go live in other countries. This is because their fruits of hard work are being eaten by the gatherers. i.e. thieves, robbers, corrupt, liars, philanderers, fornicators, tribalists,

June 14, 2014 at 12:27 pm Leave a comment

Photo Exhibition: The Forgotten People – Palestinian Refugees in Exile, June. 17 – Jul. 13 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

the forgotten people

Opening: June 17, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise – Ground Floor Gallery
Time: @ 6.30pm
Free Entrance

Exhibition Dates: June 17 – July 13, 2014


On the occasion of the 2014 World Refugee Day, historian Dana April Seidenberg presents a series of photos showing the resilience of Palestinians in the face of perpetual despair in Beirut’s refugee camps of Sabra, Shatilla and Bourj el Bourajneh.

The images are reminiscent of scenes from underserved Nairobi neighborhoods with streets teeming with hawkers and traders, busy surviving on a few shillings a day. But unlike Nairobi, the inhabitants of these camps yearn to return to the land of their ancestors. Some 450,000 refugees are registered with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Lebanon.

These refugees refer to themselves as ‘forgotten people’. Sixty-six years of living in overcrowded camps while managing to survive on limited resources within a restricted legal, economic and social system is a long time to wait!

Is exile without end the way any human being should live?

June 10, 2014 at 1:27 pm Leave a comment

Ciné-Concert with the French Duo – The Bridge of Flavours, May 19 2014 @ Alliance

Cine Concert

May 15, 2014 at 11:17 am Leave a comment

[Cancelled] Stand-Comedy: Coming to America, Mar. 22 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Coming to America a stand-up comedy by Martin Sophia

Date: March 22, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 3 & 7 pm
Tickets: 500/-

Kenyan diaspora artist, Martin, is back in town with a stand-up routine Coming to America.

Having been away from Kenya since 2005, and running a successful theatre company and a taxi service in America, Martin will take the audience through a hysterical cycle of going to America, living in America and the perception of friends and family.

March 18, 2014 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Images De France, Feb. 14-17 2014 @ Alliance Francaise – Wangari Maathai Auditorium

Images De France
The annual French Film Festival showing films from France will take place at Alliance Française de Nairobi from 14th to 17th February 2013.

The Festival will be marking its 10th anniversary with a Valentine Day special screening of the César Awards nominated love story ‘Camille Redouble’ by Noémie Lvovsky and the Première the French documentary ‘Sur le chemin de l’école’ (On the way to school) by Pascal Plisson, partly filmed in Kenya and featuring young Kenyan actors Jackson Saikong and his sister Salomé from Dol Dol.

Images De France was launched in 2004 at the initiative of the Regional Audiovisual Service of the Embassy of France and the Alliance Francaise de Nairobi, the festival aims to promote new film styles and successes in French cinema to a broad and diverse audience.

February 10, 2014 at 10:21 am Leave a comment

Screening: Maramaso based on Sarabi Band Lead Singer – Nelson Mandela, Feb. 3 2014 @ Alliance Francaise


Follow the story of young musician and activist, Nelson Mandela Akello, lead singer of the popular afro-fusion band SARABI, growing up in Eastlands, Nairobi.

Date: Monday February 3 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
Time: 6 pm
Entrance: Free

A Foresee Films Production, directed by Laura Asherman 2013, 54 min

Maramaso is a concept developed by a musician/activist born and raised in the slums of Nairobi. The name is derived from the philosophy’s end goal, a “Man Raise Man Society” in which support for fellow man and youth empowerment are more important than personal gain in one’s own life. This is how Mandela, the subject of the film, lives his life. The film illustrates his revolutionary philosophy of love and his daily struggle to survive in an environment that encourages self-promotion.

Maramaso Trailer from Foresee Films on Vimeo.

Screening followed by a Q & A session in the presence of the director and the cast.

January 31, 2014 at 3:13 pm Leave a comment

Theatre: 50% Kenyan, Dec. 5-20 2013 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

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
Tickets: 500

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?

December 3, 2013 at 10:50 am 1 comment

World Premier: Elements [Franco – Kenyan Play], Oct. 18-19 2013 @ Alliance

Author of ‘Role Play’, ‘Minister, karibu!’ and ‘Meetings’, John Sibi-Okumu, returns with the monologue ‘Elements’. This new play is the result of direct collaboration between this accomplished actor, writer, journalist and television presenter, and Nathalie Vairac, French actress.

Dates: Oct. 18-19, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: Friday 7.30 pm & Saturday 6 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500


A writer is preparing a speech in response to an invitation to participate in the celebration of her work in a foreign country. As with every artist, in her effort to explain the creative process, she has to dig deep into her own life experience. Who will be able to tell with certainty, just by looking at her, where she is from? Appearances are often deceptive…

Nathalie draws on a multi-cultural heritage, with influences from Europe, the Caribbean, India and Africa, for her performances on stage.

This Franco-Kenyan production is directed by John Sibi-Okumu, and performed by Nathalie Vairac.

October 14, 2013 at 8:14 am Leave a comment

Documentary Screening: Africa(s), History of a Continent, Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28 2013 @ Alliance

Africa Screening
Africa(s), History of a Continent (Colonialism, War, Independence, Dictatorship, Democracy). A 4-part documentary series, 90 min. each on colonialism, war, independence, dictatorship, democracy.

A Temps Noir production co-written by Elikia M’Bokolo, historian and media commentator, Philippe Sainteny, journalist and former editor-in-chief of Radio France Internationale directed by Alain Ferrari

Dates: October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2013 – Every Monday in the month of October
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
Time: 6 pm
Free Entrance

Mon. 7 Oct.: 1885 – 1944: Twilight of the White Man
Mon. 14 Oct.: 1945 – 1964: The African Storm
Mon. 21 Oct.: 1965 – 1989: The Reign of single parties
Mon. 28 Oct.: 1990 – 2010: The Chaotic adventures of Democracy


This acclaimed documentary series ‘Africa(s), History of a Continent’ relives the last hundred years of Africa’s history in the voices of African personalities who in one way or another participated in the continent’s reawakening and its entry into the 21st century.
The series has been constructed from interviews with leading African personalities and from unique and previously unseen archival footage. The documentaries take the viewers back into the past of a forgotten continent, from the upheaval of the colonial era to the great experiments with democracy and African unity, passing through the ferment of independence movements and civil wars, the turmoil of crisis and cultural renewal. History of the continent told from an African point of view.

In the words of the Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe: “Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter…

October 3, 2013 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment

3rd Brazilian Film Festival, Oct. 1-4 2013 @ Alliance Francaise Auditorium

Brazilian Film Festival
The Embassy of Brazil in Nairobi presents the third edition of the Brazilian Film Festival in Kenya, which will feature some of the most prominent names of the current generation of Brazilian filmmakers.

Dates: October 1-4, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
Time: 5.30 pm Daily
Entry: Free

Brazilian Film Festival
October 1, 2013 at 5.30 pm– God is Brazilian
October 2, 2013 at 5.30 pm – Gonzaga, Father & Son
October 3, 2013 at 5.30 pm – The Clown | 7.30 pm – Master Building
October 4, 2013 at 5.30 pm – A Dog’s Will | 7.30 pm – No More Blues

For more info visit

September 27, 2013 at 12:45 pm Leave a comment

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