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Safaricom International Jazz Festival 2014: Exclusive Evening with Jimmy Dludlu, Dec. 5 2014 @ Kasarani Indoor Arena

Jimmy Dludlu in Kenya
Date: December 5, 2014
Venue: Kasarani Indoor Arena
Time: 6.30 for 7.30 pm
Tickets: KES 1000 advance and KES 1500 at the Gate

Curtain Raisers: Swahili Jazz Band

Main Act: Mozambique Afro Jazz Maestro – Jimmy Dludlu

All the proceeds generated will go to the Ghetto Classics.

November 17, 2014 at 7:24 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Various Art Pieces, Until Feb 14 2014 @ Creatives Garage Resource Centre, GreenHouse – Ngong Rd

art auction poster
Dates: Until February 14, 2014
Venue: Creatives Garage Resource Centre at GreenHouse, Ngong Rd Suite 14
Time: Monday-Friday from 9a.m-5p.m

The Art auction will be held on 14th February at Creatives Garage Resource Centre at Greenhouse, Ngong Rd, Suite 14 from 6.00pm.

The art pieces will not be replicated they will be auctioned as is.

January 23, 2014 at 1:59 pm 1 comment

Writing Workshop by Kwani Trust, Granta & British Council, Jun. 19-21 2013 @ British Council Kenya

British Council Kenya
BC Nairobi will host a literary week and fiction writers workshop

Dates: June 19, 2013 to June 23, 2013
Venue: BC Nairobi
For more info visit: Kwani?

Kwani Trust and British Council Kenya will collaborate with Granta UK to host a week of literary events in Nairobi between 19th-23rd June 2013. The joint literary programming week will include a launch of the latest Granta issue, ‘Best of Young British Novelists 4’; a three-day fiction-writing workshop; a lecture by the visiting writers from Granta, UK-based Somali Writer, Nadifa Mohamed and British Writer Adam Foulds, at Daystar University; and a 2013 elections evening symposium based on related work by Kwani Trust.

15 selected emerging Kenyan writers will join visiting writers from Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi and Nigeria for the workshop and other literary events.

Regional British Council offices have partnered with literary organisations from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Nigeria and Uganda to select a writer from each of the countries to attend the fiction workshop, along with a corresponding Literature Programmers’ workshop with participants from the countries above.

June 11, 2013 at 9:56 am Leave a comment

British Council Culture Shift II Kenya, Feb. 15, 18-20 2013 @ Pawa254 Hub

Are you a creative who is passionate about film, TV, video or animation and want to extend their possibilities and reach?

Are you a technologist or maker who wants to get creative with mobile, apps, embedded systems and beyond?

Come participate in a creative sprint organised by the British Council. You will work in teams to create eye-opening ideas that will expand Kenya’s capability in digital film, video and animation. We are recruiting creatives and technologists to work on themes set by local creative agencies. The agencies are looking for new ideas on how to make, distribute and show these digital media, as well as to embed them in other forms. The two winning teams will be awarded a total of £5000 to develop their ideas further, and ongoing mentoring will be arranged where possible. The goal of the event is to create new working relationships and to expand the local digital media ecosystem in locally relevant ways.

What you will gain
Work on exciting new ideas and the chance to take them further. Meet new people and organisations to work with. Hear presentations and talk to experts on hand about creative practices with the latest technologies. Compete to be awarded £3000 for the winning team and £2000 for the runner-up, to be divided between the freelancers on the teams.

Where and when
Pawa 254 will host the event, which will take place on Friday 15th and Mon-Wed 18-20th February, 2013.

Who we are looking for
We are seeking creatives and technologists who are open to expanding their horizons by working together and gracefully putting technology to creative use — making new experiences of film and related media available to audiences in Kenya and beyond.

We are recruiting creative people in a relevant discipline, including film makers, animators, producers, directors and writers.

We’re also interested in technologists keen to work with and learn from creatives, whether you are a programmer, a maker or a user interface designer. Or a creative technologist!

To apply
Apply without delay since space is very limited. Send a brief email outlining your background and experience and why you would make a good participant to cultureshift@africaninteractive.org. Keep it no longer than about a page, and relevant to our requirements as stated in the previous section, Who We Are Looking for. We’ll select only candidates who fit that description well and can tell us clearly why.

For full information visit: http://africaninteractive.org/culture-shift-ii/

Deadline for applications: Thursday 7th February, 2013. 6pm Kenyan time

February 7, 2013 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

Editors picks for @Storymoja #HayFestKe: Wangari Maathai Memorial Lecture & Hay 25, Sept. 15-16 2012 @ National Museum


Wangari Maathai Memorial Lecture
Date: September 15, 2012
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium
Time: 3-4pm

The inaugural lecture honoring Kenya’s great Nobel Peace Laureate and Founder of the Green Belt Movement, will be given by Chinese writer and historian Jung Chang.

Jung Chang is the author of Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (which the Asian Wall Street Journal called the most read book about China), and Mao: The unknown Story (with Jon Halliday).
Chang won the UK Writers’ Guild Best Non-Fiction in 1992 and Book of the year UK in 1993.
Her books have been translated into more than 40 languages and sold more than 15 million copies.

Hay 25

The way we live now from Hay Festival on Vimeo.

Date: September 16, 2012
Venue: BC Courtyard
Time: 3-4pm

Panel: Jung Chang, Giles Foden, Sitawa Namwale, Chief Nyamweya, John Sibi-Okumu and John Kampfner

To celebrate Hay Festival’s 25th anniversary we asked many of the writers we have worked with over the 25 years to pose 25 questions to Hay Festival audiences.

Kampfner chairs this session addressing three of these questions. Interactive, inquisitive and ground-breaking – have your say and post your replies at www.hayfestival.org/hay25

September 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm Leave a comment

Preview: Storymoja Hay Festival 2012, Sept. 13-16 2012 @ Nairobi National Museum


Dates: September 14-16, 2012
Venue: Nairobi National Museum
Tickets: Day ticket Kshs 1000, Seasonal Ticket Kshs 1500 [MPesa 0728 285 021, Zap 0733 838 161] or e-mail: tickets@storymojaafrica.co.ke

Some of the participating writers
Jekwu Anyaegbuna, Imtiaz Dharker, Noviolet Bulawayo, Billy Kahora, Dinaw Mengestu, Lemn Sissay, Giles Foden, Miguna Miguna, Lola Shoneyin, Precious Williams, Muthoni Muchemi, Tony Mochama aka Smitta and Michael Logan

For more information visit: http://www.storymojahayfestival.com/

August 28, 2012 at 6:17 pm Leave a comment

Event: Connect, Share and Up your Game, May 24 2012 @ British Council


Date: May 24, 2012
Venue: British Council Offices, Upper Hill
Time: 4pm

To book your space, please get in touch with Liz: liz@lizkilili.com

Join six amazing creatives as they showcase their portfolio.

Download the Programme + bios [pdf]

May 21, 2012 at 4:37 pm 1 comment

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