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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 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:

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

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:

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:

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:

Join six amazing creatives as they showcase their portfolio.

Download the Programme + bios [pdf]

May 21, 2012 at 4:37 pm 1 comment

Competition: Culture Shift, Mar. 21 2012 @ iHub

Are you a creative? Are you in the cultural, or in the digital sector or an IT application developer? Then this is for you…

The British Council in Partnership with iHub invites you to participate in this competation for a seed fund for you innovation for a whooping $5000

If interested, send an email to copying with a brief profile of your area of creativity before Wednesday 21st March, 2012

For more info: iHub website

More details will follow after your confirmation.

March 21, 2012 at 1:07 pm Leave a comment

Competition: Mini Operas-A Worldwide Online Talent Search to Inspire People to Create Opera from Mar. 26 2012

ENO announces Mini Operas, a world-wide, online search for composers, writers and film makers that will seek out emerging opera talent of the future from across the world. Three competitions to find future stars of all the components of creating an opera will be launched online allowing everyone to submit entries for one or more categories.

Live from 26 March 2012, this groundbreaking and innovative worldwide search for new talent will seek to create the future of opera. The hunt for exciting visionaries will take place entirely online in conjunction with Mini Operas partners: Vimeo, Soundcloud, BFI, British Council, Classic FM, Sound and Music and The London Film School.

The competition will run in three rounds dedicated to each discipline with renowned talent judging the entries. Artists with strong connections to ENO; Will Self, Terry Gilliam and Nico Muhly, will judge submissions for each relevant category. One participant will provide inspiration for the next as each round will be activated by ten final entries from the previous stage.

Existing and budding writers will be invited to create a script based on three example story lines, provided by Will Self, AL Kennedy and Neil Gaiman. Later in the year, the ten scriptwriter finalists will be put forward and composers will have the opportunity to compose an original score to these unique stories. From here, ten composer finalists will be picked by composer Nico Muhly and ENO Music Director Edward Gardner. The competition will then open up for film makers to construct their vision for the complete Mini Opera. The film section will be judged by film legend and director of ENO’s The Damnation of Faust, Terry Gilliam.

Terry Gilliam said, ‘Opera is really, really hard to do well. I know. I want people to find it out for themselves. I’ll be judging, and I want to find future stars who can work with this ridiculous, stupefying, insane, wonderful artform. Good on ENO for trying to find anyone mad enough to have a go.’

The finale to the contest will take place at the BFI, in autumn 2012. Terry Gilliam will pick one winner from each category. Selected films, scripts and soundtracks will be showcased at the event, and one person from each category will be chosen to be mentored by leaders in their field: BAFTA Award winning composer, writer and director Jeremy Sams, who has worked extensively in theatre both in the UK and New York and whose credits include Chitty The Musical, Amour, and The Water Babies; Composer Nico Muhly, whose opera Two Boys was premiered at ENO last year; and Leo Warner, whose productions include Waves and War Horse at the National Theatre and who has also produced work for the National Theatre of Scotland and the Metropolitan Opera.

For further information please contact: Liz Barrett, Head of Press on 02078459261 or

March 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Festival: StoryMoja Hay Festival, Sept. 15-18 2011 @ Railway Club Grounds

Dates: September 15-18, 2011
Venue: Railway Club Grounds
Tickets: Kshs 500 Daily (Including a book) and Kshs 1000 seasonal ticket (3 days)
Tickets Available online: and MPesa 0728 285 021

This is a Festival that brings together international writers and personalities to a temporary ’tent city’ in the heart of Nairobi where they celebrate stories, ideas, writing and contemporary culture through storytelling, music, books, live discussion forums, demonstrations, workshops, open mic sessions, debates, exhibitions, performances and competitions.

Festival Programme link:

September 12, 2011 at 6:26 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town/Training: Creative Enterprise Business Skills Training Mombasa, Sept. 26 – Oct. 7 2011

The British Council is conducting Creative Enterprise Business Skills Training which will take place in Mombasa.

Dates: September 26 – October 7, 2011
Venue: Coastal Hotel
Time: 8.30am – 4.30pm (Weekdays)
Fees: Kshs. 10, 000 per person
For more information Email (Simon)

Please Note: The deadline for the submission of applications is September 13, 2011.

You can also visit British Council Offices.
Locations: Mombasa offices, Jubilee Building 1st Floor Moi Avenue and Mombasa or British Council Nairobi offices, opposite Rahimtullah Tower, Upperhill Nairobi.

Download: Business Skills Training – Brochure 2011

August 24, 2011 at 1:49 pm 1 comment

Training: Creative Enterprise-Nairobi, Jul. 18-29 2011

The British Council and the Creative Enterprise Centre are conducting training for Creative’s in Nairobi.

Dates: July 18-29, 2011 (10 days training Mon-Fri)
Time: 8.30am-4.30pm
Training: Business Skills for Creative’s
Deadline for applying: July 2, 2011

Looking for: A creative entrepreneur or an aspiring entrepreneur in the following sectors:
Advertising, architecture, Art & Antique markets, Broadcasting, Crafts, Design/Fashion, Film/Video & photography, Software/Computer games & Electronic Publishing, Music & the Visual Performing Arts/Theatres, Publishing

To apply contact:, Tel 020 283 6228 or, Tel 020 283 6183

Download Poster and Business Skills Training – Brochure 2011

June 28, 2011 at 8:13 am Leave a comment

Out of Town/Public Lecture: Making the Pitch, Apr. 14 2011 @ Sarova Whitesands Mombasa

Date: April, 14 2011
Venue: Sarova Whitesands, Mombasa
Time: 5.30-7.30pm
Entry: by invitation
For an invitation contact: charity., Tel: 0722 612 511/0720 594 433

Topic: Making the pitch-Presenting yourself & pitching your work
Speakers: Victoria Locklin and David Muriithi

Target audience: Young Professionals/entrepreneurs in-advertising, art & antique markets, broadcasting, crafts, design/fashion, film, video & photography, software, computer games & electronics publishing, music & the visual performing arts/theatre, publishing, graphic design, development sector, management consulting and beauty & cosmetics

Download Mombasa Public lecture poster

March 31, 2011 at 1:04 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town /Training: Creative Enterprise-Mombasa, Apr 4-15 2011

The British Council and the Creative Enterprise Centre are conducting training for Creative’s who reside in Mombasa.

Dates: April 4-15, 2011 (10 days training Mon-Fri)
Time: 8.30am-4.30pm
Training: Business Skills for Creative’s
Deadline for applying: March 18, 2011

Looking for: A creative entrepreneur or an aspiring entrepreneur in the following sectors:
Advertising, architecture, Art & Antique markets, Broadcasting, Crafts, Design/Fashion, Film/Video & photography, Software/Computer games & Electronic Publishing, Music & the Visual Performing Arts/Theatres, Publishing

To apply contact:, Tel 0723 410 925 or, Tel 0720 594 433

Or visit British Council Mombasa offices
Location: Jubilee House, Moi Avenue
Download Poster

March 3, 2011 at 4:29 pm 2 comments

Public Lecture: On Creativity and Innovation in Business, Jan. 19 2011 @ Sarova Stanley

The British Council is facilitating a public lecture on creativity and innovation

Date: January 19th 2011
Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Venue: Sarova Stanley Hotel, Kimathi Street, Nairobi
Fee: Kshs. 300
Speaker: Anamaria Wills, Chief Executive, CIDA International
Moderator: David Muriithi, Managing Director, Creative Enterprise Centre, Nairobi

Target audience: Business people from all industries/sectors

Anamaria Wills, is an award winning CEO of leading creativity and innovation business CIDA International. She will talk about the difference between creativity and innovation and how innovation is the essential life blood of companies in the 21st century.
Drawing on examples of clients ranging from the BBC to Chartered Accountancy, she will illustrates how the innate creative capacity of any company’s workforce is the most vital element in a leader’s toolkit for success.

January 15, 2011 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

Public Lecture: Making Intellectual Property Work for You, Nov. 4 2010 @ Strathmore Auditorium

Date: Thursday 4th November 2010
Time: 5.30 – 7.30pm
Venue: Strathmore University Auditorium (Phase 2 of the University) in Madaraka
Entry: Free

The British Council’s invites members of the creative Industry to a Public Lecture Series on Intellectual Property on Thursday 4th November 2010 at Strathmore University Auditorium.

The public lecture series aims to initiate an important link between the creative industries and the business community, a link that has great business and economic growth potential. This lecture series also offers the British Council an opportunity to interact with various practitioners of The Creative Industry, an opportunity that is aimed at drawing attention to this world of creative industry not only as a sector that addresses self expression, humanity, culture and identity, but more significantly for Strathmore University, as a resource with potential and capacity for business and economic growth. The Public Lecture Series aims at initiating dialogue between Business and the Creative Industries, and hopefully initiate a business and commercial perspective to “The Business of The Creative Industries”.

Intellectual Property (IP) in Kenya is one of the unknown areas of law. The value of IP has always been understated or ignored completely. It is however a key contributor to the social and economic development of a individual, a company and a country. The economic contribution from the creative industry is rarely documented and acknowledged. One of the ways that this can be achieved is through sensitization and open forums to encourage interaction between industry players, stakeholders and Government.
This Public Lecture is aimed at creating awareness of the legal framework that exists for the protection and enforcement of IP in Kenya, as well as the daily working tools that are required to ensure adequate protection of one’s IP.

This public lecture will give the participants the confidence and the peace of mind to commercially exploit their IP for economic gain.

This public lecture will be led by a panel of experts: Keith Arrowsmith, Anthony Okulo, June Gachui and Anne Gitonga.

October 27, 2010 at 11:37 am Leave a comment

WAPI: Unsung Heroes, Mar 21st 2009 @ British Council

WAPI Unsung Heroes – “For The Brave Men and Women That Dont Get The Love They Deserve”
Come enjoy Live Performances, freestyles cyphers, Graffiti art, flea market, skill factories and all that good stuff from 9am to 4pm.
Performances by Zakah, Fujo Makelele, Mwas, (Gas Fyatu), Judge, Rabbit, Ras Gitau, Hozea (KPAG), Monaja, DJ Joey and much more

March 16, 2009 at 9:22 am 1 comment

WAPI – Spiritual Minded, Feb 21st 2009 @ British Council


Performances by Juliani, Number 8, Jefro, Holy Dave, Pope, Advocate, Njeri Wangare, SIC Dance Crew, DJ Octave and much more
LIVE @ British Council, Upper Hill Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi
Saturday, February 21st, 2009, 9am-4pm
LADIES & GENTS- Free Entry


February 19, 2009 at 7:05 pm Leave a comment

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