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Crowd Funding Campaign, Presentation & Discussion: Pat Shaw was Romeo 9, Apr. 23 2014 @ Alliance

Screen Shot Pat Shaw

“He was the greatest crime fighter that ever lived…” Those who lived in Nairobi in the 1970s and 1980s will recollect the late Patrick David Shaw: a burley and intimidating police reservist who ruled the streets of Nairobi while also working full-time as an administrator at The Starehe Boys’ Centre. Author and filmmaker David Smith invites you to listen to a presentation and participate in a discussion on the legacy of this legendary yet controversial figure in Kenyan history.

Date and Time: Wednesday April 23, 2014 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium, Nairobi
Entry fee: 500 KSH

Signed and numbered event posters may be purchased for 500 KSH (Limit 200).

Website: http://romeo9.com/

April 12, 2014 at 3:15 pm Leave a comment

Play: Borrowed Life, Apr. 11-13 2014 @ Alliance Française

Borrowed Life
Wholesome entertainment presents Borrowed Life a captivating play showing- April 11th, 12th and 13th at the Alliance Francaise. To book your tickets call 0725 040 951

Borrowed Life – Melissa, a young wife who feels trapped by her “slow husband” who has a “Poverty mentality”, decides goes to go on an unrelenting quest to move on up that eventually turns deadly.

Dates: April 11-13, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française
Tickets: Kshs 500

SYNOPSIS

Melissa feels trapped, being married to what she considers her ‘slow’ husband. She gets even angrier when her younger friend and neighbor buys property, while they are still being held back by her husband’s “poverty mentality.” She eventually tries to “invest” behind her husband’s back; however when the politician from whom she buys prime land demands for more than she can give, Melissa finds herself thrown into a web of secrets, and nothing could have prepared her for the downward spiral her life gets into, as her unrelenting quest to move on up turns deadly.

To book your tickets call 0725 040 951
Lipa na Mpesa number 317979

Written by Seth Busolo, Directed by May Wairimu, Produced by Daisy Busolo and Samuel Kyama, Stage manager Charity Nyambura

Tickets also available at Alliance Francaise

April 7, 2014 at 12:34 pm Leave a comment

Movie Launch: Ni Kuruka Maisha, Apr. 8 2014 @ Alliance Française

Kuruka Maisha Film
Date: April 8, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6.30 pm

About the film
Nairobi is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. A large part of the city’s population lives in informal settlements like Lungalunga, Mathare and Kibera.

Kuruka Maisha foundation, a performing arts academy, has worked with street families in Nairobi for over eight years, learning a lot about the phenomenon of urban youth at risk in that process. Some of them share their stories in this film. Portrayed characters and crew share the same social background. Through this film, the producers share their experience, triumphs and challenges.

Through the authentic dreams, struggles and aspirations of youth, Mwelu and Kuruka Maisha show us a dynamic Kenya, way beyond the assumptions and cynicism we see too often. Street children as any of us dare to dream.

April 2, 2014 at 11:02 am Leave a comment

Opportunity/Call for Artists: Art Against Poverty, by Apr. 8 2014

Art Against Poverty A3
CEFA Kenya and Cultural Video Foundation are looking for artists interested in starting a 2 year journey that involves training, enhancing their visibility skills and marketing their art.

The Categories are;

1. Visual Arts
2. Music
3. Dance
4. Performing Arts
5. Literary Art
6. Art Therapy
7. Art Teaching

Call for Artists
Deadline for filling an application: April 8, 2014

How to Apply
Send 3 samples of your work, CV & motivational letter

Application Drop off Points
1. Physical Drop off Points: Italian Institute of Culture – Westlands, Goethe Institut Nairobi, Alliance Francaise
2. Soft Copy: artagainstpoverty@cefakenya.com

Terms & Conditions: To apply you should be 18-35 years old and based in Nairobi

Download the poster here CALL FOR ARTISTS

March 27, 2014 at 2:29 pm 1 comment

Exhibition: Sex and the City by Michael Soi, John Kamicha & Thom Ogonga, Apr. 3-27 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Sex and the City
An exhibition of New work revolving around the Nairobi night life by Michael Soi, John Kamicha & Thom Ogonga

Opening: April 3 2014 at 6 pm
Venue: Alliance Francaise

Runs until: April 27, 2014

March 27, 2014 at 2:27 pm Leave a comment

Science Café: The ins and outs of genomics, Apr. 2 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Science Cafe

March 25, 2014 at 1:43 pm Leave a comment

Comedy: Bridegroom for Sale, Mar. 26-30 2014 @ Alliance Française

Bridegroom for sale
Comedy powerhouse, Heartstrings Entertainment crashes back with yet another massive comedy hit show Bridegroom for Sale directed by Sammy Mwangi

Dates: 26th – 30th March 2014
Venue: Alliance Française
Times: 6.30 pm weekdays, 3 & 6.30 pm weekends
Charges: Kshs 500
For tickets call: 0722 0737745541, Paybill No.: 747722

March 18, 2014 at 5:17 pm Leave a comment

Ricky na Marafiki Afro Jazz Divas Edition, Mar. 25 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Ricky na Marafiki
Date: March 25, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: 6-9 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500

March 18, 2014 at 2:13 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Tablatronic from Réunion Island, March 21 2014 @ Alliance Française

Tablatronic at Alliance

March 16, 2014 at 3:37 pm Leave a comment

1st Riverwood Academy Awards Gala, Mar. 15 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

1st Riverwood Academy Awards Gala

March 11, 2014 at 1:06 pm Leave a comment

Comedy: Kiss your Ex? Mar. 14-16 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Kiss Your Ex Flyer
THE FRIENDS ENSEMBLE Makers of super crazy comedies RUN FOR YOUR WIFE, RUMOURS and HUSBAND CAUGHT invite you to watch Kiss your Ex.

Dates: March 14-16, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise de Nairobi
Time: 6 & 8.30pm Friday; 3, 6 and 8.30pm Saturday and Sunday 3 & 6pm
Tickets: Ksh. 500/=
Tickets Hotline: 0720 861 236 or 0733 720 585, Email : friendsensemble@gmail.com

Synopsis
After twenty years, they meet by accident, and eventually get together to talk over old times and catch up on what has happened since they parted. And so begins a journey of memories: their first meeting, their love for each other, their marriages and children.

All is underscored by nagging questions: why have they remained strangers for so long? Why didn’t they get married? Why don’t they… oh, they are! To other people!

March 6, 2014 at 2:22 pm Leave a comment

Screening: The Lady by Luc Besson, Mar. 10 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Date: March 10, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: 6pm
Free Entrance

The Lady by Luc Besson – 2011, 2h07
This is an extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris.

It is also the epic story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma’s democracy movement. A story of devotion and human understanding set against a backdrop of political turmoil that continues today.

March 6, 2014 at 2:12 pm Leave a comment

Public Forum: The State of Female Justice in Kenya, Mar. 7 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

The State of Female Justice in Kenya presented by One Billion Rising Kenya

Date: March 7, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 5-7pm
Free Entrance

About
One billion rising is an all-inclusive, non partisan group working to address impunity and the lack of accountability as significant factors in the perpetuation of violence against women.

This Forum will focus attention on issues of justice for survivors of gender violence and how to end the rampant impunity. One Billion Rising is motivated by the belief that the justice system affects citizens’ lives in a multitude of ways and that the contributions of an engaged populace are necessary for a strong community.

March 2, 2014 at 6:39 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Le Dernier Vol by Karim Dridi, Mar. 3 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Date: March 3, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

Synopsis
When famed English aviator Bill Lancaster vanishes into thin air during a World Record flight between London and Cape, his mistress Marie Vallières takes to the sky on an obsessive quest to find her missing lover amidst the rolling sand dunes.

March 2, 2014 at 6:34 pm Leave a comment

Play: Lady Windermere’s Fan, Feb. 20-23 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde
Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde a Strathmore Drama Society production

Dates: February 20-23, 2014 [Except Friday February 21, 2014]
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 3 & 6 pm all days
Tickets: Kshs 450 at the gate and Kshs 350 in advance
February’s Offer! Couples Kshs 800 at the gate and Kshs 600 in advance

The play chronicles a series of misunderstandings and deceptions. A mother sacrifices herself and her reputation in order to save her daughter’s marriage in this tale of comedy, surprises and emotion.

February 18, 2014 at 11:57 am 2 comments

Exhibition: Tell N’ Sell by Mike Kyalo, Feb. 10-28 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Utumishi Series by Mike Kyalo

Utumishi Series by Mike Kyalo


Dates: February 10-28, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise – Ground Floor Gallery

About
Mike Kyalo attended Matungulu Boys’ High School in Machakos County. With art not on the school curriculum, Mike formed an art club to pursue his interest which also led to a visit to the GoDown Arts Centre.

Inspired and encouraged by Patrick Mukabi, resident artist at the GoDown Arts Centre, Mike has been mentored by Patrick since leaving school in 2010 and continues to excel at his art. He won the 2012 art competition ‘Experiencing Heritage through Art’ organized by the National Museums of Kenya, and also completed a one month art residency at the Kuona Arts Trust in 2013 courtesy of the Kenya Arts Diary Young Artists Arts Residency.

In this exhibition, Mike presents a series of oil paintings inspired by men at work.

February 10, 2014 at 10:14 am 2 comments

Photo Exhibition: The Street of Paris by Patricia Kang’ethe, Feb. 10-28 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Kenyan travel photographer, Patricia Kang’ethe, shares her journey through Paris in this exhibition.

Dates: February 10-28, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise – Ground Floor Gallery

February 10, 2014 at 9:55 am Leave a comment

Science Café: Water in Heritage & Sustainable Natural Resource Management in Marsabit County, Feb. 5 2014 @ Alliance Française

Science Cafe

Screening and presentation of the documentary ‘Conflict over water in the Singing Wells’ by Christine Adongo and Benoît Hazard, researchers from the Kenyatta University and the School for Advanced Studies in Social Science (EHESS), will precede discussions on natural resource management in Northern Kenya. Experts from the French Agency for Development and UNESCO will share information on the biodiversity conservation project in Northern Kenya as well as the hopes and challenges associated with the recent discovery of water aquifers in Turkana.

A representative from the Marsabit County Executive Committee for Water, Environment and Natural Resources will present their vision on social services development in Marsabit.

February 4, 2014 at 11:59 am Leave a comment

Play/Comedy: Husband for Breakfast, Jan. 28- Feb. 2 2014 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Husbands for Breakfast
Husbands for breakfast is a comedy by heartstrings Kenya featuring a star-studded cast with Anthony Ndung’u and Olwenya of Nairobi Half Life fame and the fast ever-rising female actress Aimee Ongeso who is a host on CHANNEL O.

Dates: January 28 & 30 and February 1-2, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: Weekdays 6:30 pm & Weekends 3 & 6.30 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500

About
This comedy puts philanderers on notice. It will show that beauty is not in the eyes of the beholder and that beauty will take to one place only, nowhere.

January 22, 2014 at 8:59 am Leave a comment

Play: Temptations, Jan. 24-26 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

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Dates: January 24-26, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: Friday @ 6 & 8 pm, Sat. @ 3, 6 & 8 pm, Sun @ 3, 6 & 8 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500

Doctor professes his love for one woman forcing other women to use unorthodox methods to win his love resulting in hilarious situations, complicated by mistaken identities.

An evening of hysterical comedy! While FCA plays are very entertaining, they are also very educative and help prepare against the many challenges in life. In particular life issues such as relationships are mirrored on stage in a subtle and humorous rendition.

The play “TEMPTATIONS” is an insight into societal problems of profound cultural and socio-economic ramifications. Issues are cleverly tackled without being preachy.

For bookings/Mpesa-0726524124/0728130134, Airtel: 0734524124 or call 0202025811. Email: fcakenya@gmail.com.

January 14, 2014 at 11:06 am Leave a comment

Science Café: Improving Horticultural Production in Kenya – An Alternative Model, Dec. 18 2013 @ Alliance

Science Cafe
Date: December 18, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: 6.30 pm
Entry: Free

December 17, 2013 at 10:06 am 2 comments

Exhibition: from the Kenya Photography Awards, Until Dec. 20 2013 @ Alliance

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).

December 3, 2013 at 10:21 am Leave a comment

Stand Up Comedy: Heartstrings’ Hot Seat, Nov. 30 2013 @ Alliance Française

Hot seat
Heartstrings Entertainment presents Hot Seat

Date: Saturday 30th November 2013
Venue: Alliance Française

November 26, 2013 at 9:15 am 1 comment

Comedy: Temptations, Nov. 28- Dec. 1 @ Alliance Francaise

fca poster TEMPTATIONS NEW
Dates: 28 November to 1 December
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: Thursday 28 Nov. @ 6 & 8pm, Friday 29 Nov. @ 6 & 8pm, Sat 30 Nov. @ 3, 6 & 8pm, Sun 1 Dec. @ 3, 6 & 8pm
Tickets: Kshs 500

For bookings/Mpesa-0726524124/0728130134, Airtel: 0734524124 or call 0202025811. Email: fcakenya@gmail.com

Synopsis

Doctor professes his love for one woman forcing other women to use unorthodox methods to win his love resulting in hilarious situations, complicated by mistaken identities. An evening of hysterical comedy! While FCA plays are very entertaining, they are also very educative and help prepare against the many challenges in life. In particular life issues such as relationships are mirrored on stage in a subtle and humorous rendition. The play “TEMPTATIONS” is an insight into societal problems of profound cultural and socioeconomic ramifications. Issues are cleverly tackled without being preachy.

November 22, 2013 at 8:11 am Leave a comment

Human Rights Watch Film Festival: Tyranny has a Witness, Nov. 18-21 2013 @ Alliance Française

HRW 2013
Dates: November 18-21, 2013
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6.30 pm Daily
Entrance: Free

Programme
Programme

Full festival info. available here

November 15, 2013 at 9:27 am Leave a comment

Premier: Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, Nov. 17 2013 @ Alliance Francaise

cosi fan tutte
A Kenyan production of one of Mozart’s most charming and beautiful operas, Cosi Fan Tutte. Produced by Edita Camm

Date: November 17, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: 2.30 pm
Tickets: Adults Kshs 1000 and Students Kshs 500

Proceeds from the show will enable a needy child go to school

November 12, 2013 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Mexican Festival: Day of the Dead//Death is Allowed, Nov. 12 2013 @ Alliance Française

Day of the Dead
The Embassy of Mexico in Kenya requests the pleasure of your company on the celebration of our famous Cultural festival. The Day of the Dead and to a display of art from the famous Mexican José Guadalupe Posada at Alliance Française on 12th November 2013 at 6:30 pm

November 6, 2013 at 4:43 pm Leave a comment

Comedy: The Hot Blooded Senator! Nov. 8-10 2013 @ Alliance Francaise

Senator
Dates: November 8-10, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Times: Friday 6 & 8.30 pm, Saturday 3, 6 & 8.30 pm and Sunday 3 & 6 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500
Strictly 18+

Synopsis
What really happens around our senator when his wife is not around? We all know Michael, the senator, a person of high integrity and an ambassador of morality and humanity.

But there is this journalist who believes we are getting the whole picture wrong, and is out to do whatever it takes to pin down the senator on immorality grounds.

Activities revolve on this night that the senator is sure his wife is not around. But his wife’s trip is cut short, and the journalist claims to possess compelling information.

To settle our integrity assumption, come and witness what the senator has to go through to make his wife and the media understand the presence of some representatives, a scantily dressed call girl and his “incompetent” secretary at his house.

November 4, 2013 at 10:20 am Leave a comment

Screening: A Counter History of the Internets by Sylvain Bergère, Nov. 4 2013 @ Alliance

A Counter History of the Internets

A Counter History of the Internets


A Counter History of the Internets by Sylvain Bergère, produced by ARTE 2013, 52min on the occasion of the Canal France Internationale 4M Forum; followed by a cocktail-reception

Date: November 4, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

A Counter History of the Internets from david murphy on Vimeo.

A look at the emergence of Internet freedom defense movements that have sprung up in reaction to growing regulation of the Web by governments and multinationals.Internet was created by hippies while being funded by the military! This improbable culture shock gave birth to an area of freedom that was impossible to censor or control. Yet for years, that is precisely what a certain number of political leaders have sought to do, prompting hackers and defenders of freedom to enter the political arena

November 4, 2013 at 9:59 am Leave a comment

Concert: Martinique – Master Drummer & Flutist, Nov. 1 2013 @ Alliance

Martinique - Master Drummer & Flutist

October 28, 2013 at 12:43 pm Leave a comment

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