Posts tagged ‘Michael Joseph Centre’

Penya Africa’s End of Term Concert – The Genesis, Aug. 1 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom HQ

the Genesis
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

July 29, 2014 at 6:21 pm Leave a comment

Celebrating Documentary Film: Docubox Open Day, Jul. 27 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House

Find more info here

July 25, 2014 at 8:34 am Leave a comment

Play: The Good Body, Jul.31-Aug. 1 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House & Karen Country Club

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Back due to Public Demand!!

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.

July 22, 2014 at 8:52 am Leave a comment

Je Vous Aime Aussi – Contemporary Dance Performance by Dalmas Otieno, Jul. 17 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre

je vous aime aussi
Contemporary dance performance by Dalmas Otieno
Date: July 17, 2014
Venue: MJ Centre – Safaricom House
Time: 7.30 pm
Tickets: KES 1000

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.

July 16, 2014 at 1:21 pm Leave a comment

The Good Body Play, Jun. 27-28 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House

Good Body Revised
Hilarious, dramatic monologues on Friday 27th at 7:00 pm & Saturday, 28th June at 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm at The Michael Joseph Centre (Safaricom House), Waiyaki Way, Westlands

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

June 18, 2014 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

Campus Film Premiere, Jun. 12 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Campus Film Premiere
Date: June 12, 2014
Venue: MJ Centre, Safaricom House
Entry: Free

Seats are available for the first 50 reservations. Please make your reservation through

June 10, 2014 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

Christine Kamau in Concert, Jun. 5 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House

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Date: June 5, 2014
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House
Time: 7-9.30 pm
Tickets: Kshs 1000

Opening Act: Divas the Band

For more info visit this link

June 1, 2014 at 5:47 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition/Show/Graduation: A Ghetto Exposed Graduation Show/Exhibition, May 17-21 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Dates & Time: 17th and 20th of May 6.30pm
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom Headquarters

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 (

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)

May 17, 2014 at 1:21 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Chamber Chorus in Concert on this Labour Day, May 1 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House

This Labour Day, come and enjoy an afternoon of fine choral music, courtesy of the Nairobi Chamber Chorus. Conducted by Lillis Weeks.

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

April 28, 2014 at 1:50 pm Leave a comment

Theatre/Performance: Borrowed Life, Mar. 6-8 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House

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Event details
DATES: March 6-8, 2014
VENUE: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House
TIME: Thursday and Friday 7pm, Saturday 6pm
COST: Kshs 500. Call 0725 040 951 to book your tickets

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.

March 4, 2014 at 12:03 pm 1 comment

Exhibition/Seminar: Artsy Mama- Look Good feel Good edition, Feb. 26 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre

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The artsy mama event is an exhibition and creative seminar for stay at home parents. The seminar includes guest panellists who share their stories in regards to the topic or theme.

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

February 21, 2014 at 1:15 pm Leave a comment

Wambura Miratu & Annie Soul in Concert, Jan. 30 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Concert at MJC

January 22, 2014 at 9:22 am Leave a comment

Storymoja Celebrates M. G. Vassanji, Jan. 25 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre

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Date: January 25, 2014
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500

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]

January 16, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Album Launch: Poems – Jade the Kenyan Dreams by Namatsi, Nov. 23 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre


November 22, 2013 at 8:01 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Our Journey in Photographs – from Nairobi to Bujumbura, Nov. 14-22 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Nairobi to Bunjumbura
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

Highly recommended!

November 14, 2013 at 9:38 am 1 comment

Play/Performance: Life in the Single Lane, Nov. 15 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House

An intriguing play with soulful music featuring Patricia Kihoro

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

November 11, 2013 at 9:28 am Leave a comment

Event: Dream to Screen in 48 Hrs, Nov. 9 2013 @ Michael Joseph Center

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Date: November 9, 2013
Venue: MJ Center, Safaricom House
Time: 10.30 am

More info here:

November 8, 2013 at 8:52 am Leave a comment

Jam Session: With the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, Nov. 7 2013 @ the Michael Joseph Centre

Jam Session
This Thursday there is a chance to watch the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra at the Michael Joseph Centre from 6.30pm. Entrance is free.

November 4, 2013 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Storymoja Festival Do-Over: Silence is a Woman, Oct. 25 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House

Silence is a Woman
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

October 17, 2013 at 7:43 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Twisted Strings by Jack Kaluva, Until Oct. 3 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

twisted strings
Dates: Until October 3, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Entry: Free

RSVP: 0705 222 222

September 20, 2013 at 10:27 am Leave a comment

Concert: Made in America – An Evening of Song, Sept. 10 2013 @ MJ centre

made in america
The Michael Joseph Centre is proud present the Made in America Music Concert (An evening of Song)

Date: Tuesday 10th September, 2013
Time: at 5:30 to 7:00pm
Entry is FREE

September 9, 2013 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

Jazz Piano Concert: Jef NEVE in Town! Sept. 12 2013 @ MJ Centre

The Belgian Embassy is very proud to present a piano concert of the renowned Belgian jazz pianist Jef NEVE at the Safaricom Michael Joseph Centre in Nairobi on Thursday the 12th of September.

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:

You’ll be amazed by what a pair of hands can do.

September 2, 2013 at 4:32 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Different Strokes II by Sammy Lutaya feat. Zipporah Irari, Aug. 14-23 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

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Dates: August 14-23, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House
Entry: Free

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.

August 6, 2013 at 4:07 pm Leave a comment

Kids in the Centre II, Jul. 27 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Kids in the Centre II
Date: July 27, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 9 am – 3 pm
Tickets: Children Kshs 500 and Parents Kshs 1000

Panelists: Muthoni Garland, Sitawa Namwalie, Eric Omondi and Binyavanga Wainaina

Proceeds go to start a library foundation

July 17, 2013 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Creative Seminar/Exhibition: Artsy Mama, Jul. 17 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

artsy mama
Creative Seminar and exhibition targeting stay at home moms

Dates: July 17, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Entry: Free

Guest panel: Janet Ligare, Joyce Musoke, Ciku Kanyottu & Melissa Wakhu

July 12, 2013 at 3:11 pm Leave a comment

Jazz Piano Concert: Jef NEVE in Town! Sept. 12 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

JEF NEVE - Jazz in town!
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.

July 10, 2013 at 11:25 am 1 comment

Play: Attack of The Shidas, Jul. 21 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Attack of the Shidas
The Theatre Company of Kenya, in collaboration with Story Moja, has created a live performance of the book ‘The Attack of the Shidas-AKAS Save Planet Earth’ by Muthoni Muchemi.

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.

Attack of The Shidas from Kashuo Bennett on Vimeo.

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.

July 8, 2013 at 4:37 pm Leave a comment

Creatives Garage: Spanner Breakfast feat SautiSol, July 6, 2013 @ MJ Centre

Spanner breakfast feat Sauti Sol
Date: July 6, 2013
Venue: MJ Centre, Safaricom House
Time: 8-11 am
Tickets: Kshs 1,000

For more info visit

June 24, 2013 at 10:19 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Vivid Hues – Celebrating Life in Colour, Jun. 14-23 2013 @ MJ Centre – Safaricom House

vivid hues
An art exhibition by Nana Vidyarthi and Philip Ondik;

Dates: June 14-23, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Entry: Free

June 3, 2013 at 5:21 pm Leave a comment

Fashion: On the Runway, Apr. 27 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

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April 12, 2013 at 12:27 pm Leave a comment

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