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Auditions are taking place tomorrow Saturday and Sunday (9am-4pm) at the Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House, Waiyaki Way, Nairobi.
Dates: August 9-10, 2014
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
To Audition, please fill the Application Form found on Safaricom Jazz Website: http://safaricomjazzfestival.co.ke/
Penya Africa’s End of Term Concert – The Genesis, Aug. 1 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom HQ
Penya Africa is the home of Sauti Academy, designed to nurture and grow musically talented vocalists through a one year training program where they learn about vocal techniques, songwriting and music business.
The end term concert will feature the 1st term class showcasing a cover and a battle song in duets. It will also feature the 2nd term class who have just undergone an intensive songwriting term. Each singer will showcase 2 of his/her own compositions.
This show is a must attend for all music lovers and those adventurous enough to come discover what this new and fresh talent has to offer.
Date: 1st August 2014
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom HQ
Tickets: KES 400 advance, KES 500 at the gate
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Celebrating Documentary Film: Docubox Open Day, Jul. 27 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House
Find more info here
Play: The Good Body, Jul.31-Aug. 1 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House & Karen Country Club
Thursday 31st at 7pm at The Michael Joseph Centre (Safaricom House, Waiyaki Way-Westlands)
Advance Tickets: Ksh. 800 Payable by 30th July. Pay Via Mpesa: Paybill No: 961700 and Account No: 00520.
Tickets also on sale at the door for Kes 1,000, but do you want to risk being turned away
Friday, 1st August at 7pm at m (Members and their Guests)
Charges: Ksh.1,000 (Show Only)
Ksh. 2,500 (Show and Dinner)
For Tickets contact: Karen Country Club: 0722 204 431
* All proceeds from this event will go to Flone Initiative
This star studded performance will feature: Patricia Ithau, Muthoni Drummer Queen, Ian Mbugua, June Gachui, Mwikali Mary, Nick Ndeda, Nice Githinji and Wanjiru Mburu. Directed by Mbeki Mwalimu.
Tickets are Available at:
Alliance Francaise reception
Michael Joseph Centre: 0722 005 890
Ticket Hotlines: 0708 221 040/ 0720 701 359 / 0736 330 680
*Flone Initiative works with matatu drivers, touts and motor bike riders to deconstruct societal norms and acquired negative attitudes on women’s freedom.
Je Vous Aime Aussi – Contemporary Dance Performance by Dalmas Otieno, Jul. 17 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre
Part of the proceed of the will go towards the Action Foundation
The Action Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization in Kenya that enables children, living with physical & mental disabilities, in low income and marginalized areas to lead a healthy and dignified lives.
We are creating a barrier free society for children living with disability through our rehabilitation centres and awareness generation in the local communities. Children who live in poverty and have a disability are unlikely to access therapy and care when they need it because the options available are expensive and inaccessible.
Our approach makes it possible for children living with disability to access therapy and care where and when they need it the most. The direct involvement of the parents and community members makes our projects self-sustaining and low-cost.
Its not only going to be an entertaining night but also a charitable one, so come one, come all and let’s make this happen.
These laugh-a-minute monologues aim to uplift and to empower as they entertain. The monologues soften the ever-fraught relationship between women and their bodies, explores the destructive body esteem issues and leads towards finding beauty in imperfection The Good body tackles our perfect imperfections with some candid hilarious monologues about our bum size, skin colour, 24 waistline, acne, the tummy tucks, the thigh gap, piercings, tummy tyres etc
All proceeds from this event will go to Flone Initiative. The beneficiary Flone Initiative Gender Equality program is a response to the brutal acts of stripping purportedly indecently women in bus terminus. The program works with matatu drivers, touts and motor bike riders to deconstruct societal norms and acquired negative attitudes on women’s freedom.
This star studded performance will feature: Patricia Ithau, Muthoni Drummer Queen, Mwikali Mary, Ian Mbugua, June Gachui, Nick Ndeda, Nice Githinji and Brenda Wairimu. Directed by Mbeki Mwalimu
Tickets @1000/=. Advance tickets on sale at only 800 bob till June 26th.
MPesa Paybill: Business No: 961700 Account No: 00520 (You’ll find your ticket at the door).
Call 0720701359 / 0736330680 for booking
Tickets on sale at Alliance Francaise reception, The Michael Joseph Centre (Safaricom House), Waiyaki Way, Westlands
Seats are available for the first 50 reservations. Please make your reservation through email@example.com
Opening Act: Divas the Band
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Exhibition/Show/Graduation: A Ghetto Exposed Graduation Show/Exhibition, May 17-21 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre
Dates & Time: 18th-21st of May daily from 9am – 5pm
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom Headquarters
A dance and photography festival in which the students of Ghetto Exposed show their talent and gained skills in the past 3 years of being in the program. They have been working with the theme ‘This is my Life’ and tell personal stories through dance or photography. Through this festival the students graduate from their studies at Ghetto Exposed. This is the first group of students that will graduate since the start of Ghetto Exposed in 2011.
Ghetto Exposed will also be hosting: Sawala Dance Crew, Team Kenya, Takerz, Andrew Wambua and Vereso to complete the evening with great guest performances!
Tickets are free!
Entry by reservation only through email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In your email, please write 2 of your names, the amount of tickets and the date of your preference (i.e. 17th or 20th May)
Nairobi Chamber Chorus in Concert on this Labour Day, May 1 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House along Waiyaki Way
Date: May 1, 2014
Time: 3 pm – 5 pm
Charges: Kshs. 500 for adults, Kshs. 300 for students with ID
Written by Seth Busolo, Directed by May Wairimu, Produced by Daisy Busolo and Samuel Kyama, Stage manager Charity Nyambura
Borrowed Life Synopsis
Melissa feels trapped, being married to what she considers her ‘slow’ husband. She gets even angrier when her younger friend and neighbor buys property, while they are still being held back by her husband’s “poverty mentality.”
She eventually tries to “invest” behind her husband’s back; however when the politician from whom she buys prime land demands for more than she can give, Melissa finds herself thrown into a web of secrets, and nothing could have prepared her for the downward spiral her life gets into, as her unrelenting quest to move on up turns deadly.
This month’s edition is the Look Good feel Good edition. Being a stay at home mum doesn’t mean that we sit at home in old tees and torn clothes. Come get insights from industry experts on how to maintain your image even after the children.
To RSVP call 0708752575 or email email@example.com
Master Class with M. G. Vassanji from 10 am – 1 pm [Pre-register ONLY]
Exploring Inter-cultural Relationships with Drumbeats from 1.30-3 pm
The in-between World of East Africa from 3.15-4.45 pm
Book Launching and Signing from 5-6 pm
Nyef Nyef Stories to Discombobulate the Mind from 6.30-8 pm
Other Scheduled Events
Moyez Vassanji Colloquium and Lecture at University of Nairobi – Dept. of Literature
Date: January 27, 2014
Full info here Invitation to the Moyez Vassanji Colloquium and Lecture [Word Document]
Exhibition: Our Journey in Photographs – from Nairobi to Bujumbura, Nov. 14-22 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre
See Africa like you have never seen it before! 15 photographers to forming an ensemble called one touch media took upon themselves to document their trip from Nairobi to Bujumbura. What you have is an amazing collection of photos currently showing at MJ Centre that will make you feel like taking a road trip…
Opening: November 14, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Runs until: November 22, 2013
Featuring: Mutua Matheka, Amunga Eshuchi, Kevin Shani, Joe Were, Kiarie Joanne…
Follow them on their Facebook Page here
Date: November 15, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500 – Book on 0725 040 951
Patricia Kihoro gave a dazzling performance in Seth Busolo’s Life in the Singles Lane – Margaretta wa Gacheru, Daily Nation November 8 2013
More info here: http://48hourfilm.com/en/nairobi/
Storymoja Festival Do-Over: Silence is a Woman, Oct. 25 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House
Due to the tragic events of September 21, 2013 at Westgate, events planned for the evening of the 21st September and all events planned for 22nd September during the Storymoja Hay Festival were cancelled.
The Festival has made a decision to make available some of the cancelled shows.
Silence is a Woman will be performed at The Michael Joseph Centre at Safaricom House at 7.30pm on 25th October 2013.
Date: October 25, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House
Time: at 7.30pm
Tickets: Kshs 2000
If you had bought a Season Pass or tickets for the premium events above during the Storymoja Hay Festival, your ticket will be valid for use then. Please bring it with you.
For queries please write in to firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP: 0705 222 222
Date: Tuesday 10th September, 2013
Time: at 5:30 to 7:00pm
Entry is FREE
Doors open at 6.30 pm – we recommend you to be on time as doors will close once full capacity is reached
Entrance is free!
Kindly RSVP: Nairobi@diplobel.fed.be
You’ll be amazed by what a pair of hands can do.
Exhibition: Different Strokes II by Sammy Lutaya feat. Zipporah Irari, Aug. 14-23 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre
Exhibition by: Sammy Lutaya feat. Zipporah Irari
Sammy Lutaya is ranked one of Kenya’s most prolific visual artists and illustrators. Besides painting and creating artworks whose scope covers varied socio-economic-cultural themes, he also seeks to promote the visual arts both locally and internationally.
Sammy has participated in various art exhibitions and cultural exchange workshops in different countries including Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Mauritius, Italy,China, Australia and Pakistan.
Zipporah Irari started out as a teacher but quit to concentrate on painting. Early this year she exhibited at the National Museum of Kenya.
Panelists: Muthoni Garland, Sitawa Namwalie, Eric Omondi and Binyavanga Wainaina
Proceeds go to start a library foundation
Dates: July 17, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Guest panel: Janet Ligare, Joyce Musoke, Ciku Kanyottu & Melissa Wakhu
The Ambassador of Belgium, H.E. Mr Bart OUVRY and his wife would like to invite you to a Jazz piano concert (free entrance) on Thursday 12 September 2013
Venue: Safaricom’s Michael Joseph Center
Doors open at 7 pm welcome drinks with Belgian beer
Concert starts at 7.30 pm sharp
Young Belgian pianist/composer Jef Neve has become a prominent figure in his homeland Belgium and his reputation is rapidly spreading to the rest of the world. This year, Jef Neve tours in Asia and Latin America, among others China, Thailand, Japan and Brazil.
Jef Neve combines exceptional musical talent with fine-tuned interaction. His visible joy in performing is highly contagious. Each concert turns into a special and heartwarming experience.
Date: July 21, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House, Waiyaki Way.
Time: 2 pm and 4 pm
Tickets: 400 Ksh in advance. At the gate the tickets all cost 500 Ksh. Tickets can be booked via MPesa on 0722554372.
Attack Of The Shidas is about children from different communities in Kenya who realize that the only way to save their community, that is being threatened by a disastrous water shortage, is by overcoming their differences. The play is a great mixture of music, dance and theatre. As Kenyans from all ages will recognise the theme of the play, it is also a real family performance; so bring your children! Language used is a mixture of English and Swahili.
The Theatre Company brings you Kenyan talent, professionally trained at facilities around the country in performances created by Kenyan writers. Come and be inspired by this lively play.
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