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China in African Urbanization – SACEF Business Exchange Series
Date & Time: 2pm, Saturday, July 19th, 2014
Venue: Soluxe Club Lounge, off Muhoya ave, Mbabane Rd, Nairobi
China’s visible impact on urban development in Africa is substantial. One need only to take a look at Great Wall apartments along Mombasa road, or drive down to Thika Road to catch a glimpse of some of the most impressive changes brought to Africa by Chinese constructors and developers. The contractors, developers and designers from China are having a tremendous impact on African development. Will they be able to successfully export the Chinese urban model? Can China’s own experience in fast, large-scale urbanization benefit Africa? Can the Chinese prototype developed over the past thirty years simply be exported?
Following their researches on Chinese urban development issues, Urban China magazine have collaborated with Go West Project to make an issue completely dedicated to impact of Chinese Urbanism in Africa, which will be introduced and discussed upon on Saturday 19 July, 2pm.
Speakers are Huang Zhengli, Njeri Cerere, and Juma Assiago. Huang Zhengli is a PhD candidate on Kenyan cities and informal housing and editor of Urban China. Njeri Cerere is a Planning, Development and Environmental Consultant in Kenya. Juma Assiago works at UN-Habitat and coordinates the global network on Safer Cities Program.
14:00 – 14:10 Welcome Remark by Isaac Fokuo (SACEF)
14:10 – 14:30 Opening Speech by Ambassador LIU Xianfa
14:30 – 15:00 Speech by Huang Zhengli on Chinese Urbanism in Africa
15:00 – 15:30 Speech by Njeri Cerere on Nairobi Land Regulations
15:30– 16:00 Speech by Juma Assiago on Urban Spaces and Their Social Impacts
16:00 – 17:00 Open Discussion
17:00 Closing Remarks and End Reception
Exhibition: UN.Known Spaces by Janina Janke & Maurice de Martin, Jun. 26 – Jul. 17 2014 @ Goethe Institut
Exhibition Runs Until July 17, 2014
The art project UN.KNOWN SPACES has been developed as an integral part of the large scale scientific research project “Knowledge through Art”, funded by the FWF (Austrian Science Fund). Inspired by the French philosopher Michel Foucault and the phenomenon “Worlds inside the World”, the two German artists, Janina Janke and Maurice de Martin, focused on the United Nations headquarters in Vienna, New York, and Nairobi as these “worlds”.
From 2011 onwards, they collected a total of 66 interviews from the three headquarters conducted with a wide spectrum of UN staff and people from the “outside”, in which they are telling their personal life story.
After having exhibited the work in Vienna, the exhibition now travels to Nairobi.
The videos will be presented in form of a large scale projection, combined with an ambient sound installation played on a Marimba.
Dates: June 10 to August 1, 2014
Venue: Village Market
Also, catch the array of events dubbed the Village World Cup Festival taking place at the same venue. Find more info here
Participating countries are : Austria, Blegium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and guest country: Switzerland.
20 critically acclaimed films from 14 European countries and 2 films from the ACP-EU support programme for the ACP cultural sector will be on the menu for the 23rd edition of the European Film Festival.
The Festival is a singular rendez-vous for lovers of cinema and presents a unique opportunity to experience Europe’s diverse cultures.
Advance tickets agoingfor KES 800. Tickets at the gate will be sold for KES 1000.
DJ Set’s by: DJ Satelite – Luanda, Trust the DJ – Johannesburg, Afrologic – Lagos and Just a Band – Nairobi
Performance by: Fena Gitu & Wangechi
TEN CITIES is coming back to Nairobi. After last year’s pumping warehouse concert in April, it’s time for another episode. Therefore we are inviting TEN CITIES participants from sub-Sahara Africa creating a unique night-out experience Nairobi hasn’t seen before. Expect diverse and raving DJ sets from Afrologic(Lagos), Trust The DJ(Johannesburg), DJ Satelite(Luanda) and Just A Band (Nairobi) that will navigate you through genres like Kuduro, Kwaito, Afro Beat, Dub, House, Techno and much more.
TEN CITIES is a music and research project that brings together musicians and writers from ten cities in Africa and Europe. The project initiates music production and details the unwritten history of club culture in Cairo, Johannesburg, Luanda, Lagos and Nairobi as well as in Berlin, Bristol, Kyiv, Lisbon and Naples. TEN CITIES is a process, focusing on creating and producing, carried forward by travels and visits. During this process, the project aims to create networks that are open and involves a constantly increasing number of participants.
Find more information about TEN CITIES at: www.ten-cities.com
January 30 – February 6, 2014 Until February 12, 2014
Venue: 50 participating restaurants across the city
Cost: Menus priced from Kshs 1250 or Kshs 1750 (inclusive of taxes)
Full list of restaurants participating in #NRW2014 can be accessed here
Full festival info. available here
10th Nov: Street Poetry 3:00pm Aga khan walk (Free )
11th Nov: SPOKEN WOR:L:DS Goethe-Institut Nairobi 2:00pm (free)
12th Nov: Spoken Wor:l:ds (Kwani) 7:30 pm Imax (Free)
13th Nov: Spoken Wor:l:ds (Goethe) 4:00 to 6:00 pm (Free)
15th Nov: Spoken Worl:l:ds (Live & Loud) Tree house (free) plus there is transport from town
SPOKEN WOR:L:DS – lyrical performance between Nairobi and Berlin – is an international literature exchange project between artists from both cities, focusing on contemporary performance poetry.
It takes up impulses of Poetry, Spoken Word, Slam Poetry and Rap, which are art forms that mix literature, music, dance, and visual arts. Eight artists from Berlin, including Josefine Berkholz, Diamondog, Erko, Christian Filips, Josh, LMNZ, Madog, Sabine Scho will meet the following artists from Nairobi: Checkmate, L-Ness, Ogutu Muraya, Wanjiku Mwaurah, Namatsi, Sitawa Namwalie, Octopizzo, and Poetic B.
The project takes place in Nairobi November , 9th – 15th 2013 and in 5th – 12th April 2014 in Berlin.
Find more info here: http://spokenworlds.literaturwerkstatt.org/
Raffle prize art work by Dinesh Revankar
Funds raised will go towards supporting the restoration and conservation of the National Museums of Kenya Permanent Art Collection
Ten Cities Street Bash with DJ Sets by Rob Smith, Okmalumkoolkat & JAB, Sept. 21 2013 @ Monrovia Street
DJ-SETS BY: Rob Smith (Bristol), Okmalumkoolkat (Johannesburg), Just A Band, G Money, DJ Raph
Introducing DJ Raph
Read about the ten cities project on The Guardian
TEN CITIES is a music and research project that brings together musicians and writers from ten cities in Africa and Europe. The project initiates music production and details them unwritten history of club culture in Cairo, Johannesburg, Luanda, Lagos and Nairobi as well as in Berlin, Bristol, Kyiv, Lisbon and Naples. TEN CITIES is a process, focusing on creating and producing, carried forward by travels and visits. During this process, the project aims at creating networks that are open and involve more and more participants. Although the cooperations between each African and European cities are set, GI Nairobi thought why not to break it up once and open up further networks.
Hence they are inviting the renowned British DJ/producer Rob Smith from Bristol and Dirty Paraffin’s Okmalumkoolkat from Johannesburg to Nairobi! Rob Smith is one of the veterans of the Drum & Bass/Jungle sound in Europe and has been of huge influence both as DJ and with his band Smith & Mighty. He is currently on the Grand Central Records independent record label, playing Breakbeat Hip Hop, Dub and Reggae-influenced music.
Okmalumkoolkat is one half of South Africa’s up and coming music duo, Dirty Paraffin. Their lyrically witty and clever primer stove music is making waves on the local and international music scene. Some call their music electronic-kwaito, other call it trap, but they prefer to not to put their music in a box.
Together with some local DJs they will get you rocking during a bash on the street in front of the Goethe-Institut.
Find more info here
Date: Tuesday 10th September, 2013
Time: at 5:30 to 7:00pm
Entry is FREE
The photographs and paintings on paper and canvas are done by children aged 10 to 14 and above, they address issues observed and experienced by the children such as water and sanitation concerns, education, food and health, child labour, individual discipline and peer pressure, environmental concerns, family support, child protection and spiritualism. Art is one way to give a child the chance to tell about a world of their choice; about the good things that they like and the things they would like to see change.
Dates: Until August 31, 2013
Venue: Small Temporary Gallery, Nairobi National Museum, Museum Hill
‘Nipe nafasi’ give me a chance
To promote the rights of children and their freedom of expression with a long term aim of increasing their participation in addressing issues affecting them.
To enhance communication between children and their parents, teachers, peers and the general community, to protect and associate respectfully, and reduce their vulnerability to abuse and neglect.
To create a platform where children boost their self-esteem and hope for a positive future.
Find more info on the Embassy of Brazil in Nairobi Facebook Page
Date: May 25, 2013
Venue: Nyayo Stadium
Time: 7 am
T-Shirt at Ksh 1000 Caps at Kshs. 400 or Wristbands at Kshs. 300 from any Nakumatt or Galito’s outlet in Nairobi and Mombasa.
Donate via PayBill Number – 52630
Nairobi Route Map
Out of Town Races
Mombasa: Mombasa Sports Club at 9 am
Mumias: Booker Academy at 8.30 am
For more info visit: http://www.materkenya.com/materheartrun2013
An Olympian’s Solution: From the Unwalkable Walking City and other Paradoxes, to a Healthier and Safer Nairobi
Date & Time: Friday May 10, 2013, 6.00-8.00pm (event starts 6.30pm sharp)
Venue: 3rd Floor, Alliance Française
This month’s conversation will be throwing a spotlight on the potential contribution of Nairobi residents to create healthier and safer urban spaces.
Douglas Wakiihuri will share his experiences as an Olympian, retired competitive runner and current road runner. He will speak to the challenges that the ever evolving urban environment impose on his running activities and the lifestyles of urban residents. Douglas runs the Sotokoto Marathon, mentors a group of young runners (children) in Kibera and encourages city dwellers to lead active lives. Herein lies the challenge, he’s discovered; it’s neither “healthy” nor safe to lead an active life in the city.
Paradoxes exist from the lack of appropriate urban infrastructure (e.g. encouraging walking in an unwalkable city) and facilities (Kenya produces elite runners in spite of the lack of locally accessible training facilities as Wakiihuri points out) to the lack of green spaces. Nairobi’s setup tends to encourage a sedentary or vehicle dependent lifestyle.
Safety, as tragically revealed during the recent events at the Boston Marathon, is also key. In addition to personal safety which is hits closer to home, pedestrian safety, air quality and easily accessible paths are all legitimate concerns for the would be walker, jogger or runner. To that end, Juma Assiago from UN Habitat’s Safer Cities program will engage participants in an exchange about the development of safety measures at city level.
For more info visit: http://naipolitans.tumblr.com/
Date: January 31, 2013
Venue: You get the location Once you RSVP
Entry: Free event- but limited space open ONLY to those who confirm through email or facebook
RSVP through email: TheCreativez@gbs.co.ke
The hashtag is #MeetTheGovernors or #MTG
Strictly NO Politics : Just Policies, Priorities and Approaches
Dates: October 24 – November 3, 2012
Nairobi Venues: Alliance Francaise, Goethe Institute, National Museums, Starflix Cinemas on Ngong road
Kisumu Venue: Mega City Starflix Cinema
Time: Daily film screening from 10am to 9pm
Festival Theme: the world classics
Update: download Festival Full Programme (4.5mb, PDF)
Dates: September 26-30, 2012
Venue: Sarit Centre
Events at the fair: Workshops and seminars on topical issues, Book launches, Children activities, Presentation of the Wahome Mutahi Literary Award- 2012, Budding Authors Seminar, Books clearance sale and raffle for books- Publishers will sell books at huge discounts and book exhibitions
For more information visit: http://www.kenyapublishers.org/nairobi_bookfair.html
Date: October 28, 2012
Venue: Nairobi City
For more information visit their website: http://www.nairobimarathon.com/
Daily live coverage of the Olympic Games
Venue: Alliance Francaise
Time: from 12 to 3pm and 5 to 8pm.
Women Action and the Media (WAM) Nairobi is calling all creative women to join them on
Dates: March 20-23, 2011
Venues: various in Nairobi
Entry Requirements:RSVP, email [wamnairobi [at] gmail dot com]
WAM Nairobi will be discussing some of the big questions facing women and girls in media: What are the barriers for the full participation of female journalists in East African media?
How are stories of women and girls in Kenya told (or not told) in the international press? Whose voices “matter”?
March 20, 2011
Venue: Downtown pub
Date: March 21, 2011
Venue: Nairobi Java House
Topic: Getting Women and Girls on the Front Page
A drop-in workshop for activists, advocates and other movers and shakers to learn strategies for winning the interest of local and international journalists — and helping them focus on the information that matters.
We’ll be at Nairobi Java House (Mama Ngina Street) from 1-4 p.m. Stop on by! (We’d appreciate a heads up to let us know your coming by [email@example.com], but it’s not required.
Venue: Goethe-Institut library
Topic: My Africa, Your Africa
A dialogue between local and foreign journalists about the differences in their coverage
Venue: Goethe-Institut library
Topic: At the Source
Raising local voices across media, where citizen journalists, literary artists, and social media experts describe breaking new ground for news in Kenya
Date: March 22, 2011
Venue: Goethe-Institut library
Topic: Women’s Voices in a Man’s World
Journalists and other media-makers will discuss dealing with gender gaps, glass ceilings and other perils of being female in the media world.
Topic: The Spot Pitch
Winning coverage for women and girls in 120 seconds. Ten advocates and activists will get 2 minutes each to sell the audience on their most irresistible story about the issues facing women and girls.
For more info: WAM Nairobi blog
On the occasion of the Chopin Year the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Nairobi and Chopin2010 Office in Warsaw presents
“Chopin in Africa”
Fryderyk Chopin Christmas piano concert by Janusz Olejniczak
Date: December 16, 2010
Venue: Kenya National Theatre, Nairobi
Location: Harry Thuku Road (next to the Norfolk Hotel)
Time: 8:00 pm
Born in 1952. Janusz Olejniczak is one of the most famous polish classical pianist. He is a member of a chamber orchestra, and his repertory includes compositions of Beethoven, Schumann, Schubert, Chopin, Ravel and Prokokofiev.
He also played Chopin’s music in Andrzej Zulawski’s film ‘The Blue Note’ and appears as the hands of of Wldyslaw Szpilman in Adrien Brody’s role in the film the ‘Pianist’. He is a winner of the Fryderyk Chopin International Competation in Warsaw (1970) and A. Caselii Competition in Naples (1974).