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Nairobi Forum: Our Collective Security – Writers in Conversation, Jun. 28 2014 @ National Museum

Date: Saturday, 28 June 2014
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 5pm – 9pm
Entry: Prior Reservation.
RSVP here

The killings in Mpeketoni on 15 and 16 June are the latest in a series of violent events that are challenging the security of Kenya and the East Africa region more broadly. The words ‘terrorism’, ‘assassinations’, ‘tribal clashes’, ‘violent crime’, ‘domestic violence’ regularly appear in mainstream and social media headlines. Traumatic pictures of the aftermath fill the newspapers and TV screens. Kenya is no stranger to violent conflict, as the 2008 post-election violence attests to, but some analysts see the current resurgence as something new. There is no shortage of views on the causes of the current insecurity. Some blame external threats, religious ideology, identity, resource competition, youth unemployment, marginalisation, political intrigue, corruption and inefficiency of the security services. Others point to a failure of collective responsibility.

In the latest in a series of conversations with well-known writers, Kwani Trust, in partnership with the Rift Valley Institute’s Nairobi Forum, have invited a panel of writers to discuss these pressing matters. The writers include:

NoViolet Bulawayo, Writer
Parselelo Kantai, Writer
Rashid Abdi, Journalist
Billy Kahora, Writer and Kwani? managing editor

This conversation follows a session at 5pm at the same venue titled, Meet the Writers, featuring the three shortlisted writers of the Etisalat Prize for Literature, Africa’s most prestigious literary prize: NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), Yewande Omotoso (Nigeria/South Africa) and Karen Jennings (South Africa).

June 24, 2014 at 4:38 pm Leave a comment

Discussion: with Shortlisted Writers of the 2013 Etisalat Prize for Literature, Jun. 28 2014 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium

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Date: Saturday, June 28 2014
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museums
Time: 5 pm

Meet the Writers event with the three writers shortlisted for the 2013 Etisalat Prize for Literature – NoViolet Bulawayo, Yewande Omotoso and Karen Jennings, with special guest and Patron of the Etisalat Prize for Literature, Ellah Wakatama Allfrey (OBE).
This will be followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.

2013 Etisalat Prize for Literature writers tour Nairobi, hosted by Kwani Trust
Africa’s most prestigious literary prize, the Etisalat Prize for Literature has collaborated with Kwani Trust for a weekend of literary events in Nairobi on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June 2014 as part of a three city African tour for shortlisted writers of the Etisalat Prize for Literature.

The Meet the Writers event includes a panel discussion hosted by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey (OBE) with the three shortlisted writers of the 2013 Etisalat Prize for Literature, NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), author of We Need New Names and winner of the 2013 edition, Yewande Omotoso (Nigeria/South Africa), author of Bom Boy, and Karen Jennings (South Africa), author of Finding Soutbek.

NoViolet Bulawayo, Yewande Omotoso and Karen Jennings will also feature at the Kwani?

June 21, 2014 at 4:32 pm Leave a comment

Screening: CrossCulture’s Art Series Concludes with MUNCH – 150, Jun. 21& 22 2014 @ Brookhouse School & National Museum Respectively

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Event Date: Saturday 21st June 2014 and Sunday 22nd June 2014
Time: Doors and Box Office Open: 2:00 PM
Screening Starts: 3:00pm
Location: 21st – Brookhouse School, Magadi Road, Karen

22nd – Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum of Kenya, Museum Hill

Info
Brought to you by CrossCulture XC presents MUNCH 150 Hailed as a “once-in-a-lifetime show” Global interest was huge – not least as a result of one of his four The Scream paintings having recently set a public art auction record of $120 million. Many know Edvard Munch as the man who painted The Scream, but his complete works are remarkable and secure his place as one of the greatest artists to have ever lived.

Munch 150 was co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum, both in Oslo. With 220 paintings on show, it brought together the greatest number of Munch’s key works in one place.

Once again XC bring to you, here in Nairobi, behind-the-scenes footage to show some of the process of putting the exhibition together — as well as providing an in-depth biography of a man who lived from the mid-19th century right through to the German occupation of Norway in the Second World War. Special guests will also offer their expert insight and knowledge to host Tim Marlow. Munch 150: A superb show and a fantastic event film.
The 90-minute film provides a Full High Definition walkthrough of the exhibit, in depth commentary about featured pieces and a “behind the scenes” look at the process of putting the exhibition together.

The screening with be followed by a conversation with local Kenyan artist Shabu Mwangi whose work is evocative of Munch’s subject matter and style.

Tickets: Ksh 2,500

More info: xculture.info@gmail.com Tel: +254 708 757 606

June 19, 2014 at 11:33 am Leave a comment

Film Premeire: An Informal Image in Five Voices, Jun. 7 2014 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium

Date: Saturday 7 June 2014
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum

A documentary film introducing five street vendors who are members of the Kenya National Alliance of Street Vendors and Informal Traders (KENASVIT).

The informal sector is part of the economy that is not monitored by any form of the government. In Kenya this sector includes about 2.5 M street vendors and hawkers, representing 7% of Kenya’s population.
The film focuses on their challenges and stories of success as they attempt to represent the informal traders and engage the local authorities in dialogue and work with them to improve their livelihoods.

Introduction and Q&A by
Abie Troen, producer of the film and Karpf and Hahn Peace Prize Winner
Refreshments for sale 3.15pm Film starts 4:00 pm
Donation: Ksh 200 Citizen or Student
Ksh 400 KMS member
Ksh 500 Guest

Reservations: 0724 255299, 2339158 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org
Mpesa no: 400800, Account no: 6571570019

June 4, 2014 at 2:06 pm Leave a comment

Fret Venture Guitar Concert, May 3 2014 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium

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April 28, 2014 at 2:08 pm Leave a comment

Talk by Jim Nyamu: Conserving African Elephants Through Walking & Talking, Feb. 1 2014 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium

Are you a conservation enthusiast? Do you love elephants? Does ivory poaching worry you?

Join Kenya Museum Society for an interactive, informative and what should be a captivating talk by Jim Nyamu

Date: Saturday, 1 February 2014
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: Refreshments 3.15pm Starts 4:00 pm
Donation: Ksh 400 KMS Member, Ksh 500 Guest, Ksh 200 Citizen & Student

About
Jim, is the founder and director of Elephant Neighbours Center (ENC), an NGO that aims to promote peaceful co-existence between elephants and communities, with a mission to protect African elephants and secure their landscape outside protected areas.

Jim has an amazing passion for what he does, peppered with vast experience in elephant conservation as a research scientist and elephant specialist.

We hope that his experience and findings on poaching and the illegal ivory trade and their adverse effects on wildlife will leave you wanting to join in this worthy cause of saving the largest land mammals on earth.

Jim will also launch his 2014 campaign plan on the ‘Ivory Belongs to Elephants’ walks.

January 28, 2014 at 3:54 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Forum: South Sudan Is Peace Possible? Voices from Civil Society, Jan. 10 2014 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium

Date: Friday 10 January 2014
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum of Kenya
Time: 6 – 8pm

Entry: Prior RSVP

Panelists : Jok Madut Jok – Sudd Institute, David Deng- South Sudan Law Society, Leben Moro – Centre for Peace and Development Studies, University of Juba and Don Bosco Malish – Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa

Thousands have died and hundreds of thousands have been displaced as a result of the political crisis in South Sudan. Armed conflict continues as peace talks between government and opposition begin in Addis Ababa.

Leading South Sudanese civil society institutions have come together in Nairobi to sponsor discussion of the current situation, its historical origins and the prospects for a peaceful resolution.

The meeting is organised by the Rift Valley Institute’s Nairobi Forum and supported by the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa.

January 7, 2014 at 11:14 am Leave a comment

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