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Akili Dada Happy Hour: Art, Education & the Future of Creativity in Kenya, May 16 2013 @ Kuona Trust
Akili Dada, a leadership incubator for young Kenyan women, is thrilled to be partnering with Kuona Trust, a centre for the visual arts in Kenya, for a Happy Hour event on Thursday, 16th May from 5:30-8pm at Kuona Trust’s beautiful garden space in Kilimani.
In addition to mingling and enjoying the creative atmosphere of Kuona and the studios of its talented artists, a panel of speakers will engage attendees in a conversation on the theme “Arts, education, and the future of creativity in Kenya.”
- Boniface Mwangi, photographer and founder of Picha Mtaani and Pawa254
- Sylvia Gichia, Director of Kuona Trust
- June Gachui, Lawyer and Performing Artiste
- Judy Ogana, General Manager of The GoDown Arts Centre
- Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Founder of Akili Dada
Beverages and bitings will be available to purchase.
Cost of entry is 500 ksh at the door, which includes one free drink from the bar. The event is open to the public
Proceeds will support the work of Akili Dada.
Available at the following outlets:
1. Vivo at the Junction Mall (Ground Floor near The ArtCaffe)
2. Bookstop at Yaya Centre (2nd Floor)
3. The Sarit Centre Information Desk (Ground Floor)
5. MPesa to 0707 305365 (Your ticket will be kept for you at the door).
Ticket proceeds to WRAP* – The Women’s Rights Awareness Programme.
Pinky Ghelani, Savane Kemoli, Aleya Kassam, Lorna Irungu, Wanuri Kahiu, June Gachui, Patricia Kihoro, Suzanne Gachukia, Mumbi Kaigwa, Kaz, Patricia Amira, Mkamzee Chao Mwatela, Seroun Wang’ombe, Njeri (Cathi) Ngugi, Lorna Dias, Hawa Essuman, Chichi Seii, Mo Pearson
Date: August 25, 2012
Venue: Que Pasa Karen
Eddie & the Ensemble will perform new pieces as well as the well loved compositions from his earlier records.
The night will be graced by the engaging sound of Songbird June Gachui among other guest appearances.
For reservations, call 0728 272 902
Eddie is not bound by the conventional wisdom of the music world, on this night he will also be introducing Thomas Menzer, Michael Olatunji and John Uledi.
For more information visit the event page on Facebook
Conference: Popular Expression in the Silicon Savanna – Perspectives on the Digitization of Art and Life in Kenya, Jul. 10 2012 @ Goethe
While it remains to be seen whether the digital revolution will bring Kenyas ‘Vision 2030′ to fruition, digital technologies are clearly transforming the landscape of Kenyan popular culture. In Kenya today, popular music is being produced on computers and consumed on mobile phones; fiction is being published, read, and commented upon in blogs; poetry is being podcast; religious and political slogans are circulating on Twitter.
This conference brings together Kenyan and non-Kenyan scholars, intellectuals, and cultural practitioners for lively presentations and discussions on the ways in which digital technologies are transforming the production, consumption, reception, monetization, and politicization of popular expression in Kenya – all with a view toward developing a better understanding of Kenyan society in the digital age.
Organised by Prof. Mbugua wa-Mungai (Kenyatta University) and Dr. Andrew J. Eisenberg (University of Oxford), with support from the Goethe-Institut Kenya and the ‘Music, Digitisation, Mediation’ Research Programme at the University of Oxford, UK
Date: July 10, 2012
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
For more info & programme check G.I. facebook event page
Opening Date: Jan 11, 2012
Venue: Phoenix Players, Professional Centre
Tickets: Kshs 650
Dates: January 11-15, 2012
Tickets: Ksh. 650. (Student nights Every Thursday. Buy 1 ticket @ Ksh. 400 and get 1 Free)
Telephone contacts: +254 20 221 2661 or 222 5506 and +254 729 913 425
Inside Mrs Joe Bradshaw – 42 year-old mother of two grown children – is the former shirley valentine longing to get out. Her hope and self confidence badly shattered by school,marriage and life,she is reduced to talking to the kitchen wall whilst preparing her husband’s evening meal – to be on the table as he opens the front door every night. As she sips a glass of wine she dreams of drinking in a country where the grape is grown. Her feminist friend offers her a holiday in Greece and,with great trepidation and a lot of forward planning,Shirley seizes the opportunity and goes,to encounter a totally different lifestyle. Shirley,breaking out of the mould cast for her by society,is brilliantly shown with humour,warm sympathy and human insight by the author of EDUCATING RITA and BLOOD BROTHERS.
This play is directed by Millicent Ogutu