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The Experience: Hands Off Our Wildlife with Sarabi Band feat. Dela, Apr. 4 2014 @ Alliance

the experience

March 31, 2014 at 1:18 pm Leave a comment

Comedy Thriller: Deception, Feb. 27 – Mar. 2 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Deception
Dates & Time: Thur 27 Feb at 6 & 8pm, Fri 28 Feb at 6 & 8pm, Sat 1 Mar at 3, 6 & 8pm, Sun 2 Mar at 3, 6 & 8pm
Venue: Alliance Française
Tickets: 500/=

Synopsis
A senior politician goes out for a night of fun in a private apartment she has rented for her boyfriend, unaware that she is also under investigations for her possible role in a public procurement scandal. Hilarity reaches fever pitch when the local police patrol step in to investigate strange noises from the apartment as a pizza delivery van arrives to cause more confusion.

A series of mistaken identities ensue resulting in an unexpected tragic end. There are key life lessons to be learned from this bold play.

This comedy thriller is an original script by FCA directed by Mbeki Mwalimu and produced by Abuto Eliud

February 22, 2014 at 6:43 pm 1 comment

Photo Exhibition: 50 Years of Kenyan Music, Jan. 20 – Feb. 9 2014 @ Alliance Française

Dates: January 20 – February 9, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française

The pictures in this exhibition are a culmination of research and archiving carried out by Ketebul Music over a period of seven years as part of their Retracing Kenyan Music series. This photo exhibition, produced with the support of the Kenya Music Week, pays tribute to musicians who have shaped the various genres of music in Kenya, and influenced our social psyche over the past five decades.

The “50 Years of Kenyan Music” photo exhibition made its debut at the 10th Annual KENYA MUSIC WEEK that took place at the Sarit Centre Expo Hall from Thursday 12th -Sunday 15th December 2013, as part of Kenya@50 Celebrations; and plans to tour the Country for the next 12 months”.

January 18, 2014 at 5:20 pm 1 comment

Afro Jazz with Ricky na Marafiki, Jan. 21 2014 @ Alliance Francaise

Ricky na marafiki
Date: January 21, 2014
Venue: Alliance Francaise, W. Maathai Auditorium
Time: 6-9 pm
Charges:500ksh

January 14, 2014 at 10:58 am Leave a comment

Multimedia Exhibition: 7 Billion Others, Nov. 11-Dec. 4 2013 @ Alliance

7 billion others
A GoodPlanet Foundation project based on an initiative by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Dates: November 11 – December 4, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise, First Floor Gallery

‘7 billion Others’ is a video portrait of humanity shown through a collection of testimonies that brings together the stories of men and women from around the world. This intercultural project aims to seek out the Other, to listen to what he or she has to tell us, and to share. 6,000 interviews were filmed in 84 countries by about twenty directors who went in search of the Others. Answers to 45 questions touching on issues as diverse as climate change, love, discrimination, health, etc will help us find out what separates us and what unites us.

Come and connect with 7 billion Others.

http://www.7billionothers.org/

November 18, 2013 at 9:42 am Leave a comment

Human Rights Watch Nairobi Film Festival: NairobiNow’s Editors Pick, Nov. 18-22 2013 @ Alliance

HRW 2013
The Human Rights watch presents an excellent array of flicks for this year’s Nairobi HRW film festival. Below is NairobiNow’s Editors Pick which should make interesting viewing;

Tuesday’s 6.30 pm: Fatal Assistance by Raoul Peck
Official selection Berlin Film Festival 2013

Award-winning Haitian born filmmaker Raoul Peck takes us on a two year journey inside the challenging, contradictory, and colossal rebuilding efforts in post-earthquake Haiti. Through its provocative and radical point of view, Fatal Assistance offers a devastating indictment of the international community’s post-disaster idealism.

Discussants: Mohamed Khaled, an expert on working in humanitarian emergencies, and others TBA.

Thursday’s 6.30pm: The Act of Killing by Joshua Oppenheimer
Official selection 2012 Toronto International Film Festival & Winner of 2013 Berlin Film Festival Panorama Audience Award – documentary film

The film encapsulates years of Indonesian genocide, suffering, and repression into the story of one its most lethal and efficient killers, Anwar Congo. In 1965, when the Indonesian government was overthrown by the military, Anwar and his cohorts were promoted from small-time gangsters who sold movie-theater tickets on the black market to death-squad leaders. Anwar’s gang helped the army kill more than one million alleged Communists, ethnic Chinese, and intellectuals in less than a year.

Discussant: Alice Nderitu, board member at Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU).

Friday’s 6.30 pm: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film by Audrey Ewell, Aaron Aites, Lucian Read, Nina Krstic

In September 2011, the Occupy Wall Street movement propelled issues of economic inequality into the spotlight. 99% – The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film goes behind the scenes of the movement, revealing what happened and why. Personal stories imbue analysis of big picture issues with the real-world struggles of those compelled to take action, speak up, march, and risk arrest.

Discussants: Boniface Mwangi, award-winning photographer and Team Leader at PAWA 254, and Dinah Awuor, Bunge la Mwananchi.

Find more info. here

November 18, 2013 at 9:24 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: To Wood Not Lost [by two Ugandan Artists], Oct. 2-Nov. 10 2013 @ Alliance

To woods NOT lost
To Wood Not Lost an exhibition by Sanaa Gateja & Charles Kamya

Opening: October 2, 2013 at 6.30 pm
Venue: Alliance Française

Until: November 10, 2013

Ugandan artists and craftsmen Sanaa Gateja, called the Bead King and Charles kamya, sculptor, come together in an exhibition where blackcloth, recycled paper and chopper wood are turned into objects of art, craft and fashion.

Sanaa Gateja
Sanaa is an artist with an extraordinary attitude and relationship with material he uses as painter, designer, teacher an innovator. Working on bark cloth and beads made from recycled paper, Sanaa is recognised for his contribution to poverty alleviation by promoting the art of beads from recycled paper among women communities in Uganda.

Charles Kamya
Charles is a self taught sculptor from Rubaga. He worksin albizi wood (Albizia Lebbeck, an exoctic tree called Mkungu in Kiswahili) recovered from villages in Western Uganda as trees are felled for firewood and charcoal. His elegantly carved abstract structures reflect his view of life in Africa.

September 30, 2013 at 10:32 am Leave a comment

Photo Exhibition: Away and Home Away by Thomas Mukoya, Sept. 12-22 2013 @ Alliance

Home away from Home

September 13, 2013 at 4:52 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Hasta La Vista, Sept. 13 2013 @ Alliance

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Special Education Professionals are organizing the above movie screening to raise more awareness about persons with special needs in Kenya.

Date: September 13, 2013
Venue: Alliance
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500

September 2, 2013 at 4:11 pm 1 comment

Screening: Burnt Forest, Sept. 2 2013 @ Alliance

burnt forest
Date: September 2, 2013
Venue: Alliance
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

August 29, 2013 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Play: Will You Still Love her in the Morning… Sept. 5-8 2013 @ Alliance

will you still love her in the morning poster

August 29, 2013 at 8:22 pm Leave a comment

Concert: The Joy of Zilizopendwa Music by Pambo Afrika Chorus, Aug. 24 2013 @ Alliance

Pambo Africa Poster
The Pambo Africa Chorus is proud to present the Joy Of Zilizopendwa Music Concert on Saturday 24th August 2013, at Alliance Francaise at 3pm and 6.30 pm. The tickets are Kshs 500.

August 16, 2013 at 2:31 pm Leave a comment

Film Aid 7th Film Festival 2013 – The Right to Tell Our Stories, Aug. 21-23 2013 @ Alliance, Kibera & Mathare

Film Aid Festival NBO
Dates: August 21-23, 2013
Venue: Alliance, Kibera & Mathare

Theme of the Festival: The Right to Tell Our Stories

Programme
Programme
Film Aid Festival: Movies, Documentaries, Film by Refugees, Award Ceremonies, Panel Discussions & Regular Screenings

August 14, 2013 at 1:53 pm Leave a comment

Screening: OSS 117 Rio ne Répond Plus’ by Michel Hazanavicius, Aug. 19 2013 @ Alliance Francaise Auditorium

OSS 177
Date: August 19, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
Time: 6 pm

Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, aka OSS 117, is the French spy considered by his superiors to be the best in the business. The year is 1967 – he’s been sent on a mission to Rio de Janeiro, to find a former high-ranking Nazi who went into exile in South America after the war. His eventful investigation takes him all across Brazil, from Rio to Brasilia and the Iguazu Falls, accompanied by a charming Mossad agent who is also looking for the Nazi. The man is charming, and so is the young woman.
Set to the strains of bossa nova, their tale is by turns an adventure and a love story. – IMDb

August 14, 2013 at 1:38 pm Leave a comment

Album Launch: Mama Afrika by Judith Bwire, Aug. 10 2013 @ Alliance

Judith Bwire Album Launch
Date: August 10, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise Grounds
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500 [Call 0736 080 925]

August 8, 2013 at 5:39 pm Leave a comment

Political Comedy: Kenyan Pigs, Cats & Dogs, Jul. 30 – Aug. 4 2013 @ Alliance Francaise

Kenyan Pigs, Cats & Dogs

July 22, 2013 at 7:51 pm Leave a comment

Kenyan Premier: More than Brothers, Jul. 23 2013 @ Alliance Française

more than brothers
Harry is the youngest member of the famous Wanyama family. His father, Noah, was a legendary player on the Kenyan National Football Team and his two brothers, Victor and Mariga play for Southampton FC and Inter Milan FC.

Date: July 23, 2013
Venue: Alliance auditorium
Time: 5, 6, 7 & 8 pm
Entrance: 5 & 6 pm screening Kshs 50 and 7 & 8 pm Screenings Free

The two brothers have huge success in Europe and their world-wide popularity grows alongside their merits and massive wealth.

From one day to another the slum and a used bike got replaced by villas and massive cars. The Wanyamas went from unknown to being famous in all of East Africa. They had nothing and now they have more than they ever dared dream of. Harry is 18 years old and his life is changing radically, as he searches for his own dreams in this new world that he never knew existed.

July 18, 2013 at 10:54 am Leave a comment

Comedy: Birthday Suite, Jul. 19-21 2013 @ Alliance

BIRTHDAY SUITE
Dates: July 19-21, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise Auditorium
Tickets: Kshs 500

Synopsis
The potential for comic mayhem: Take two adjoining hotel suites, add two couples, both on extremely nervous blind dates, contrive that they each somehow meet the wrong partner, and complicate matters with an excitable room waiter whose mission in life is to encourage romance wherever it might spark, and you have the recipe for an evening of chaotic entanglements and unlikely liaisons which constantly teeters on the edge of disaster.

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

July 8, 2013 at 4:28 pm Leave a comment

Play: Run for your Wife! Jul. 12-14 2013 @ Alliance

Run for your wife
Dates: July 12-14, 2013
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Tickets: Kshs 500

Synopsis
A Nairobi based cab driver, literally has two lives, complete with two different homes and two different wives, Mary and Barbara. Somehow, he manages to juggle them both without arousing suspicion.

Sadly, he gets caught up in a mugging, and he wakes up in a hospital. He ends up with Mary instead of with Barbara, whom he should be with at the moment, and he now has to come up will all sorts stories to cover his alter lives from everyone who, upon every deed, seem to suspect his queerness. The hardest part is explaining his ways to both his wives and the police, ALL AT ONCE. This is one story you just have to hear!

Strictly for Adults

July 8, 2013 at 3:36 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Fete de la Musique [World Music Day], Jun. 21 2013 @ Alliance

world music day

June 15, 2013 at 1:22 pm 1 comment

Tales & Stories Vol. II, Jun. 16 2013 @ Alliance

Tales and Stories
For more info visit: http://www.artsandoak.yolasite.com/

June 6, 2013 at 6:23 pm Leave a comment

Exhibitions: Architectures, Until June 30 2013 @ Alliance

Arch Exhibition
Three exhibitions about ‘ARCHITECTURES’ at Alliance this month;

- NYROBI in Picture [birth & growth of Nairobi]
- Architecture=durable [10 architects, 10 projects in Ile-de-France]
- People Building Better Cities [challenges of inclusive urbanization]

June 6, 2013 at 6:17 pm 4 comments

Photo-Text Exhibition: Nyrobi in Pictures-From a Swamp to a Capital City, Jun. 6-Jul. 7 2013 @ Alliance

Nyrobi exhibition
Nyrobi in Pictures-From a Swamp to a Capital City put together by Dr. Lydia Muthuma an art historian and author of the book Nairobi in Pictures Political Icons 1899-2000’ & Evelyne Wanjkiku, historian and co-author of the book A brief tour of the Buildings of Nairobi in partnership with the Godown Art Centre.

Dates: June 6 – July 7, 2013
Venue: Alliance, Ground Floor Gallery

The exhibition retraces the history of the city of Nairobi through historical photographs from private collections and the National Museums of Kenya as well as recent photographs by Yasuyoshi Chiba and Lydia W. Muthuma.

The exhibition will highlight the growth of Nairobi from a papyrus swamp to present day modern skyscraper city giving historical and architectural information on the city’s built heritage.

May 27, 2013 at 6:32 pm Leave a comment

European Film Festival: Searching for Sugar Man, May 13, 19 & 23 2013 @ Alliance

Searching for Sugar Man
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Tickets: Kshs 50

Screening Dates & Time
May 13, 2013 at 5.30 pm
May 19, 2013 at 5.30 pm
May 23, 2013 at 7.30 pm

Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ’70s rock icon who never was. Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late ’60s by two celebrated producers struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation leads them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez. — (C) Sony Pictures Classics

Winner of the 2013 Oscar for Best Documentary & BAFTA Film Award for Best Documentary

May 14, 2013 at 3:27 pm Leave a comment

Naipolitans: Conversations touching on Urbane Space, May 10 2013 @ Alliance

An Olympian’s Solution: From the Unwalkable Walking City and other Paradoxes, to a Healthier and Safer Nairobi

Date & Time: Friday May 10, 2013, 6.00-8.00pm (event starts 6.30pm sharp)
Venue: 3rd Floor, Alliance Française

This month’s conversation will be throwing a spotlight on the potential contribution of Nairobi residents to create healthier and safer urban spaces.

Healthier Cities
Douglas Wakiihuri will share his experiences as an Olympian, retired competitive runner and current road runner. He will speak to the challenges that the ever evolving urban environment impose on his running activities and the lifestyles of urban residents. Douglas runs the Sotokoto Marathon, mentors a group of young runners (children) in Kibera and encourages city dwellers to lead active lives. Herein lies the challenge, he’s discovered; it’s neither “healthy” nor safe to lead an active life in the city.

Paradoxes exist from the lack of appropriate urban infrastructure (e.g. encouraging walking in an unwalkable city) and facilities (Kenya produces elite runners in spite of the lack of locally accessible training facilities as Wakiihuri points out) to the lack of green spaces. Nairobi’s setup tends to encourage a sedentary or vehicle dependent lifestyle.

Safer Cities
Safety, as tragically revealed during the recent events at the Boston Marathon, is also key. In addition to personal safety which is hits closer to home, pedestrian safety, air quality and easily accessible paths are all legitimate concerns for the would be walker, jogger or runner. To that end, Juma Assiago from UN Habitat’s Safer Cities program will engage participants in an exchange about the development of safety measures at city level.

For more info visit: http://naipolitans.tumblr.com/

May 9, 2013 at 2:52 pm 1 comment

Jazz Festival: Mjini Jazz Festival, May 3 2013 @ Alliance

Mjini Jazz pster final
Mjini jazz festival invites you for a jazz concert on the 3rd of May at the Alliance Francaise from 6-11 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500
Tel: +254 733503588

Artists performing will be patrick Nakaya, Ricy na marafiki, Mitchel Ongaro, Kato, Sage & Threat Band. Come experience some of Kenyas fine Jazz musicians.

Website: http://www.mjinijazzfestival.com

April 29, 2013 at 5:15 pm Leave a comment

Play: Home is Where your Clothes Are! Apr. 25-28 2013 @ Alliance

Home is Where Your Clothes Are 2013 Flyer
THE FRIENDS ENSEMBLE & FANAKA ARTS THEATRE Invite you to watch arguably, the craziest stunts a landlord can ever pull! HOME IS WHERE YOUR CLOTHES ARE!
Strictly Adults Only!

Dates: April 25-28, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise de Nairobi
Times: Thursday 6 pm, Friday 6 & 8.30 pm, Saturday 3, 6 & 8.30pm and Sunday 3 & 6pm
Tickets: Ksh. 500/=
Tickets Hotline: 0720 861 236 or 0733 720 585 // Email: friendsensemble@gmail.com

April 18, 2013 at 11:27 am 1 comment

Concert: Taifa Mziki, Apr. 21 2013 @ Alliance

Taifa Mziki

April 18, 2013 at 9:24 am Leave a comment

Comedy: Different Forest Same Monkeys, Until Apr. 14 2013 @ Alliance

Different Forest Same Monkeys
Different Forests, Same Monkeys presented by Heartstrings Kenya

Dates: April 2-14, 2013
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: Weekdays 6.30pm, Weekends 3 & 6pm
Tickets: Kshs 500 [0721 608 656]

We have found ourselves demanding for great changes: new constitution, elections, no corruption, transparency etc, etc. We have done this so that our lives can change for the best. But the big question is, have we, ourselves as Kenyans changed? We are quick to ask for change, but we have refused to conform to the change. Do remain the same old liars, immoral, dirty, tribalists, corrupt, thieves, the list goes on.

This gut-crushing comedy will hilariously show how we are asking for a good life but there is no effort on our part in making the change in ourselves as Kenyans.

April 4, 2013 at 3:18 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: FrancoAfric Art Affair, Until Apr. 28 2013 @ Alliance

FrancoAfric
The Alliance Française exhibition walls are resplendent with African Art from 8 Francophone African countries: The Ancient Kingdom of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, and Mali.

Dates: Until April 28, 2013
Venue: Alliance Française, Ground Floor Gallery

The Arts of Africa constitute one of the most diverse legacies in the world. The objects on display are part of the commercial collection of Aberahaman Njingou and Mounchigam Arouna from West Cameroon.
The diversity of ritual and ceremonial masks on display highlight the importance of masks as mediators between the living world and the spiritual world in traditional African societies.

April 4, 2013 at 3:11 pm Leave a comment

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