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Film screening: My Left Foot, Aug. 10 2013 @ Braeburn School

my left foot

August 9, 2013 at 7:51 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Orchestra Concerts, Feb. 16-17, 2013 @ Braeburn School – Lavington

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Nairobi orchestra concerts

Dates & Time
Saturday 16th february 7pm
Sunday 17th february 3pm
Venue: Braeside school – Muthangari Road, Lavington
Tickets: 700/- at the door and Students (with ID) & Senior Citizens 500/-

HISAISHI HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE
BRUCH VIOLIN CONCERTO
DEBUSSY PRELUDE A L’APRES-MIDI D’UN FAUNE
PROKOFIEV CLASSICAL SYMPHONY

Conductors: Levi Wataka, James Laight & José Muñiz
Soloist: Karis Crawford

February 6, 2013 at 5:51 pm Leave a comment

Film Screening: Snowcake, Nov 3 2012 @ Braeburn Primary School

Autism Awareness Kenya presents a screening of Snowcake, “a drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident”

Saturday, November 3 from 1:30-5:00 pm
Braeburn Primary School- Gitanga Road, Lavington
Austin Room Theatre
tickets: 200 kes

The movie will be followed by a tea and discussion.

November 2, 2012 at 11:13 am Leave a comment

TEDx BraeburnSchools, May 12 2012 @ Austin Room, Braeburn School

This Week’s Theme: Reshaping the world

Featuring TED Talks by:
Leymah Gbowee: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/leymah_gbowee_unlock_the_intelligence_passion_greatness_of_girls.html
Sheryl Wudunn: http://www.ted.com/talks/sheryl_wudunn_our_century_s_greatest_injustice.html
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: http://www.ted.com/talks/gayle_tzemach_lemmon_women_entrepreneurs_example_not_exception.html

Hosted by: Handerson Mwandembo

Directions to Braeburn: http://www.braeburn.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=197&Itemid=695
Website: http://www.ted.com/tedx/groups/2441; also http://www.ted.com/tedx/groups/825
Join here to stay informed on TEDx events in Nairobi: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=122852434404442

May 10, 2012 at 3:02 pm 1 comment

TEDxBraeburnSchools, Mar 24 2012 @ Austin Room, Braeburn School, Gitanga Road

At 10am (for 10:30) to 12:00pm.

This TEDx event screens previous TED talks followed by discussion about them

This Weeks Theme: Elevating human consciousness
Talk 1 – Bryan Stevenson: http://www.ted.com/talks/bryan_stevenson_we_need_to_talk_about_an_injustice.html
Talk 2 – Richard Wilkinson: http://www.ted.com/talks/richard_wilkinson.html
Hosted by: Irfan Keshavjee

March 23, 2012 at 2:28 am Leave a comment

Autism Awareness Kenya meeting, Mar 10 2012 @ Braeburn School

The next Autism Awareness Kenya meeting will be this Saturday, March 10th from 1-4. We are gearing up for our big autism awareness event the weekend of March 30 – April 1st. We need everyone’s input and help to make it a great event. Please come with ideas for planning!

We meet at Braeburn Primary School on Gitanga Road. Take bus # 46 towards Kawangware and alight at the school. You will see a big banner and just tell the askari that you are there for an Autism Awareness Meeting. If you are driving, just park in the parking lot. We meet in the Early Years Unit.

March 8, 2012 at 1:32 am 7 comments

TEDxBraeburnSchools, Feb 18 2012 @ Austin Room, Braeburn School

Screenings of TED talks followed by discussions
TEDxBraeburnSchools- 18th February 2012, 10am (for 10:30) to 12:00pm. Austin Room, Braeburn School, Gitanga Road, Lavington,

This Weeks Theme: Inclusive World and Aid

Talks Featured:
Talks 1: Ian Goldin (Navigating out global future) – http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/ian_goldin_navigating_our_global_future.html
Talk 2: Thomas Pogge (Medicine for the 99%) – http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/thomas_pogge_medicine_for_the_99_percent.html
Talk 3: David Damberger (NGO Admits Failure) -  http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/david_damberger_what_happens_when_an_ngo_admits_failure.html

 

February 17, 2012 at 3:35 pm Leave a comment

TEDxBraeburnSchools, Feb 11 2012 @ Austin Room, Braeburn School

This TEDx event gives parents, teachers, students and the larger community a glimpse into our collective future and a space to engage in open, exploratory dialogue, to understand the world our children will live in and to explore creative ways to adapt to it.

Every Saturday (except the last Saturday of the month), from 10:00 (for 10:30) to 12pm we will be showing two videos of talks from the renowned TED conferences followed by a casual discussion.

This Saturday, February 11th, the following TED talks will be screened:

Talk 1: Jonathan Haidt: The Moral Mind (http://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_haidt_on_the_moral_mind.html) 18Mins
Talk 2: Diane Benscoter: How Cults Think (http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/ex_moonie_diane_benscoter_how_cults_think.html) 6Mins
Talk 3: Nate Garvis: Change our culture, change our world (http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/nate_garvis_change_our_culture_change_our_world.html) 10Mins

February 10, 2012 at 1:06 pm Leave a comment

Charity Event – Screening of “Life Before Death”, Feb 4 2012 @ Braeburn School

Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (http://kehpca.org ) and Kenya Cancer Association are holding a special film screening at Braeburn School on Saturday 4 February 2012, 2.30pm.

The event will be a charity awareness film event for World Cancer day, which is an initiative that takes place in countries across the world every year. The film to be screened, Life Before Death, is a multi-award winning documentary about terminally ill patients, their families and the extraordinary health care professionals fighting to change the culture of medicine to be more focused on care, rather than exclusively on cure. It is an intimate hopeful and life-affirming collection of stories about living well and dying better. The film travels to 11 countries, and through the eyes of patients and their families we discover the inherent humanity that empowers the best of us to care for those beyond cure.

The Kenya World Cancer Day theme song ‘I Fight For You’ featuring Abbi Nyinza, Ilaria Della Bidia and Charlie Lustman will be launched during the event.

The event is free to attend.

January 27, 2012 at 1:38 am Leave a comment

TEDxBraeburnSchools, Jan 21 2012 @ Braeburn School, Gitanga Road, Lavington

What? Every Saturday (except the last Saturday of the month) we will be showing two videos of talks from the renowned TED conferences followed by a casual discussion. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to give the talk of their lifetimes in 18 minutes.  In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

This Weeks Theme: A New Approach to Solving some of the World’s Problems

Talks Featured:

Noreena Hertz: How to use experts — and when not to
R.A. Mashelkar: Breakthrough designs for ultra-low-cost products

Hosted by: Andrew Mutua

For more information email: Farida_sher@yahoo.co.uk; irfan@whiterose.co.ke; salim_keshavjee@yahoo.com;

January 20, 2012 at 3:44 am Leave a comment

TEDxBraeburnSchools, Oct 15 2011 @ Braeburn

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

This weeks themes: “Don’t just think different, be different using what exists already”. Hosted by: Sabi
Featured Speakers: Graham Hill, Barry Schwartz & Charles Hazlewood

Directions to Braeburn: http://www.braeburn.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=197&Itemid=695
Website: http://www.ted.com/tedx/groups/2441
Join here to stay informed on TEDx events in Nairobi:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=122852434404442

 

October 14, 2011 at 3:15 am Leave a comment

TEDxBraeburnSchools, every Saturday @ Braeburn School

10:00am (for 10:30) to 12:00pm. Location: Braeburn School, Gitanga Rd, Austin Room

This week’s theme: Ideas for prosperity, featuring videos of TED Talks by Niall Ferguson & Nandan Nilekani

Why TED Talks? We need to intelligently reassess our systems of societal structure, education, and cultural narratives, and creatively think about the roles of morality, technology, human behaviour and collaborative civil society in our world. This event creates a space for open, exploratory dialogue to understand these issues, to ensure the diversity of our people and their thoughts are a source of intelligent constructive creativity rather than conflict.
Coordinated in conjunction with Braeburn Schools
Directions to Braeburn: http://www.braeburn.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=197&Itemid=695
Website: http://www.ted.com/tedx/groups/2441 ; also http://www.ted.com/tedx/groups/825
Join here to stay informed on TEDx events in Nairobi:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=122852434404442
For more information email: Farida_sher@yahoo.co.uk; irfan@whiterose.co.ke; salim_keshavjee@yahoo

September 30, 2011 at 11:47 am Leave a comment

TEDxBraeburnSchools, Sep 24 2011 @ Braeburn School

a Gathering for Curious Minds
When? Saturday 24th September 2011, 10am (for 10:30) to 12:00pm
Where? Austin Room, Braeburn School, Gitanga Road, Lavington

This week’s theme: The Business of Compassion
This Saturday we will show videos featuring:

14min – Google’s “Jolly Good Fellow,” Chade-Meng Tan, talks about how the company practices compassion in its everyday business — and its bold side projects.  Chade-Meng Tan was one of Google’s earliest engineers. Among many other things, Meng helped build Google’s first mobile search service, and headed the team that kept a vigilant eye on Google’s search quality. After an eight-year stint in Engineering, he now serves with GoogleEDU as the Head of Personal Growth. One of his main projects is Search Inside Yourself — a mindfulness-based emotional intelligence course, which he hopes will eventually contribute to world peace in a meaningful way.

16min – In this inspiring talk at the NextGen:Charity conference, Sasha Dichter of the Acumen Fund shares the results of his month-long “Generosity Experiment” where he said “yes” to every request for help.  Sasha Dichter is the Director of Business Development at Acumen Fund, a nonprofit venture capital fund that invests in enterprises that serve the poor.  In this role, he leads up capital raising globally for Acumen Fund, including executing a successful $100M capital raise, serving as the point person for Acumen Fund’s Partner community, and heading up global partnerships for Acumen Fund including global expansion.  Sasha is a member of Acumen Fund’s leadership team and the author of the Manifesto for Nonprofit CEOs. He blogs about generosity,philanthropy and social change at http://sashadichter.wordpress.com.

Directions to Braeburn: http://www.braeburn.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=197&Itemid=695
Website: http://www.ted.com/tedx/groups/2441 ; also http://www.ted.com/tedx/groups/825
Join here to stay informed on TEDx events in Nairobi:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=122852434404442
For more information email: Farida_sher@yahoo.co.uk; irfan@whiterose.co.ke; salim_keshavjee@yahoo.com;

September 23, 2011 at 12:21 pm Leave a comment

TEDxBraeburnSchools, Sep 17 2011 @ Braeburn School

TEDxBraeburnSchools, Saturday September 17th 2011 at 10:00am (for 10:30) to 12:00pm.
Location: Braeburn School, Gitanga Rd, Austin Room, Nairobi

Theme: China… and our collective future. TED talks screened will be:

Martin Jacques: Understanding the rise of China 21min Speaking at a TED Salon in London, economist Martin Jacques asks: How do we in the West make sense of China and its phenomenal rise? The author of “When China Rules the World,” he examines why the West often puzzles over the growing power of the Chinese economy, and offers three building blocks for understanding what China is and will become.

Yasheng Huang: Does democracy stifle economic growth? 19min Economist Yasheng Huang compares China to India, and asks how China’s authoritarian rule contributed to its astonishing economic growth — leading to a big question: Is democracy actually holding India back? Huang’s answer may surprise you.

Why TED Talks? We need to intelligently reassess our systems of societal structure, education, and cultural narratives, and creatively think about the roles of morality, technology, human behaviour and collaborative civil society in our world. This event creates a space for open, exploratory dialogue to understand these issues, to ensure the diversity of our people and their thoughts are a source of intelligent constructive creativity rather than conflict.
Coordinated in conjunction with Braeburn Schools: www.braeburn.com
Directions to Braeburn: http://www.braeburn.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=197&Itemid=695
Website: http://www.ted.com/tedx/groups/2441 ; also http://www.ted.com/tedx/groups/825
Join here to stay informed on TEDx events in Nairobi: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=122852434404442
For more information email: Farida_sher@yahoo.co.uk; irfan@whiterose.co.ke; salim_keshavjee@yahoo.com;
This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED

September 16, 2011 at 1:21 am Leave a comment

TEDxBraeburnSchools, Jul 16 2011 @ Austin Theater

When? Saturday 16th July 2011, 10am (for 10:30) to 12:00pm
Where? Austin Theater, Braeburn School, Gitanga Road, Lavington

Theme: Mind power

TED Talks presented:

- Executive, educator, writer and life coach Srikumar S. Rao asks, “Are you ready to succeed?” — and in his famous course “Creativity and Personal Mastery,” he teaches his students how to do so.   Rao says we spend most of our lives learning to be unhappy, even as we strive for happiness. At Arbejdsglaede Live! 2009, he teaches us how to break free of the “I’d be happy if …” mental model, and embrace our hard-wired happiness.

- Acclaimed journalist, author and political activist Barbara Ehrenreich explores the darker side of positive thinking.  Ehrenreich studied chemistry at Reed College, graduating in 1963. Her senior thesis was entitled Electrochemical oscillations of the silicon anode. In 1968, she received a Ph.D in cellular biology from Rockefeller University.

Join here to stay informed on TEDx events in Nairobi:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=122852434404442

July 15, 2011 at 12:47 am Leave a comment

TEDxBraeburnSchools, Jul 9 2011 @ Austin Theater

When? Saturday 9th July 2011, 10am (for 10:30) to 12:00pm
Where? Austin Theater, Braeburn School, Gitanga Road, Lavington

Theme: Does the freedom to be the architects of our own lives actually hinder rather than help us?

TED Talks presented:

- Tim Jackson founded RESOLVE in May 2006 as an nter-disciplinary collaboration across four areas — CES, psychology, sociology and economics — aiming to develop an understanding of the links between lifestyle, societal values and the environment.  He is also the author of the influential book Propserity Without Growth.

- In this new RSAnimate, Professor Renata Salecl explores the paralysing anxiety and dissatisfaction surrounding limitless choice. Does the freedom to be the architects of our own lives actually hinder rather than help us? Does our preoccupation with choosing and consuming actually obstruct social change?

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July 8, 2011 at 10:33 am Leave a comment

TEDxBraeburnSchools, Jul 2 2011 @ Braeburn School (Gitanga Rd)

Why TED Talks? We need to intelligently reassess our systems of societal structure, education, and cultural narratives, and creatively think about the roles of morality, technology, human behaviour and collaborative civil society in our world. This event creates a space for open, exploratory dialogue to understand these issues, to ensure the diversity of our people and their thoughts are a source of intelligent constructive creativity rather than conflict.

At 10 for 10.30 to 12

Theme: The Internet in Society: Empowering or Censoring Citizens?

Beware of the online “filter bubbles”
As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a “filter bubble” and don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.

Does the internet actually inhibit, not encourage democracy? In this new RSA Animate adapted from a talk at the RSA, Evgeny Morozov presents an alternative take on ‘cyber-utopianism’ – the seductive idea that the internet plays a largely empancipatory role in global politics.
Exposing some idealistic myths about freedom and technology (during Iran’s ‘twitter revolution’ fewer than 20,000 Twitter users actually took part), Evgeny argues for some realism about the actual uses and abuses of the internet.

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July 1, 2011 at 1:59 am Leave a comment

TEDxBraeburnSchools, Jun 25 2011 @ Austin Theater

Saturday, June 25th 2011 at 10:00am (for 10:30) to 12:00pm.
Location: Braeburn School, Gitanga Rd, Austin Theater

Theme: Longevity, technology, accelerated evolution and the future of health

Medical ethicist Harvey Fineberg shows us three paths forward for the ever-evolving human species: to stop evolving completely, to evolve naturally — or to control the next steps of human evolution, using genetic modification, to make ourselves smarter, faster, better. Neo-evolution is within our grasp. What will we do with it?  Harvey Fineberg studies medical decisionmaking — from how we roll out new medical technology, to how we cope with new illnesses and threatened epidemics.

At TEDxPeachtree, bioethicist Paul Root Wolpe describes an astonishing series of recent bio-engineering experiments, from hybrid pets to mice that grow human ears. He asks: isn’t it time to set some ground rules?  Paul Root Wolpe examines the ethical implications of new science — genetic modification, neuroscience and other breakthroughs that stretch our current philosophy to the breaking point. He’s the chief bioethicist at NASA, among other appointments.

June 24, 2011 at 3:28 am Leave a comment

TEDx Braeburn School, Jun 18 2011 @ Austin Theatre

When? Saturday 18th June 2011, 10am (for 10:30) to 12:00pm.

Where? Austin Theater, Braeburn School, Gitanga Road, Lavington

Why?  This TEDx event gives parents, teachers, students and the larger community a glimpse into our collective future and a space to engage in open, exploratory dialogue, to understand the world our children will live in and to explore creative ways to adapt to it.

What? This Saturday we will be showing two videos of talks from the renowned TED conferences followed by a casual discussion. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to give the talk of their lifetimes in 18 minutes.  In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. http://www.TED.com

Theme: Longevity, technology, accelerated evolution and the future of health

Directions to Braeburn: http://www.braeburn.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=197&Itemid=695
Website: http://www.ted.com/tedx/groups/2441 ; also http://www.ted.com/tedx/groups/825
Join here to stay informed on TEDx events in Nairobi:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=122852434404442

June 17, 2011 at 11:52 am Leave a comment

TEDx Braeburn, May 12 2011 @ Braeburn School

When? Thursday 12th May 2011, 7pm (for 7:30) to 9:00pm.
Where? Austin Theater, Braeburn School, Gitanga road, Lavington

This week’s theme: The fringe benefits of failure and a new definition of success.  The following TED talks will be screened:

At her Harvard commencement speech, “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling offers some powerful, heartening advice to dreamers and overachievers, including one hard-won lesson that she deems “worth more than any qualification I ever earned.”  Perhaps the most famous contemporary fiction writer in the world, with her Harry Potter series of children’s books — a chronicle of the adventures of an adolescent wizard of the same name. The fourth volume of the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, was the fastest-selling book in history.  Since completing the series, Rowling has put her fortune toward philanthropic projects dealing with poverty, multiple sclerosis and other issues through her own Volant Charitable Trust.

Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure — and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work.  Through his witty and literate books — and his new School of Life — Alain de Botton helps others find fulfillment in the everyday. We need to intelligently reassess our systems of governance, societal structure, education, and cultural narratives, and creatively think about the roles of morality, technology, human behaviour and collaborative civil society in our world.  Join us for a light-hearted intellectual exploration.

Directions to Braeburn: http://www.braeburn.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=197&Itemid=695
Join here to stay informed on TEDx events in Nairobi:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=122852434404442

May 6, 2011 at 2:16 am Leave a comment

Concert: Flamenco Flow, Mar. 18 2011 @ Braeburn School


The Embassy of Spain in Nairobi is happy to invite you to Flamenco Flow.

This is unique flamenco music and dance show by celebrated guitarist and composer Ricardo García and his company, the Familia Flamenca.

Date: March 18, 2011
Venue: Breaburn School – Main Theatre,
Location: Gitanga Road, Lavington.
Time: 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Entry: Free admission.

March 9, 2011 at 11:47 am Leave a comment

Out of town/Play: My Moving Home, Feb. 12 2011 @ The Lily Pond Nanyuki


The Theatre Company Presents
My Moving Home a play by Rogers Otieno

Date: February 12, 2011
Venue: The Lily Pond, (Behind Lions’ Court Hotel) Nanyuki.
Time: 7-10pm
Tickets: Kshs 500/-

For reservations and more information call: 020 211 3624, 0715 536 672
Ps: Tickets available at the Braeburn School

January 31, 2011 at 1:33 pm 1 comment


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