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Screening & Discussion: Tsofa Documentary by Congolese Director Rufin Mbou Mikima, Jun. 25 2014 @ Mageuzi Space – Pawa254 Hub

Pawa254 Hub will be screening the documentary Tsofa by Congolese Director Rufin Mbou Mikima

Tsofa tells the story of a group of Congolese men, many of them highly qualified university graduates who were offered a 600 euro/month job by a Romanian company to go and work as taxi drivers in Bucharest, the European country’s capital.

“To Romanians, black people living in their country must be either football players or students,” Mbou Mikima notes in one of the film’s opening scenes.

He first met the group back in 2008 while working in Bucharest himself. Through the use of the men’s own photos, mobile phone images and other video material, he retraces their initial steps, hopes and expectations, where it went wrong (it did), and what happened after the return of some of them to Congo (Brazza).

Date & Time: June 25, 2014
Venue: Mageuzi Space, Pawa254
Time: from 5:30 – 8 pm

More info here

June 25, 2014 at 5:01 pm Leave a comment

Fatuma’s Voice: The Media Scene in Kenya, Jun. 20 2014 @ Pawa254 Hub – Mageuzi Hall

Join the Fatuma’s Voice as they interact and discuss about the media scene in Kenya.

Date: June 20, 2014
Venue: Pawa 254, Mageuzi Hall
Time: 4-8pm
Entry: sh100/-

The media has an important role in passing across information to the masses.

Recently, it has been accused of watering down its content. Our news presenters are allegedly turning out to be agents of fashion than they are casters.

Do you think that the Kenyan media has become an emblem of mediocrity than of the seriousness that it ought to be? Is press freedom a reality or does the government still control what is to be aired to the masses?

June 19, 2014 at 11:24 am Leave a comment

Play: Hate by Shakespeare feat. Mkamzee Mwatela, Jun. 13 2014 @ Pawa254 Hub

Shakespeare Hate
Directed by Robin Denault with Mkamzee Mwatela, Charles Ouda, Samson Psenjen and Jack Gitonga, the play Hate by Shakespeare will be an illuminating display at the PAWA254 Mageuzi Hall, this Friday, 13th of June from 7.00 pm.

Advance ticket sh500 (available till Thursday 12th)
Door tickets sh600

June 12, 2014 at 3:57 pm Leave a comment

Citizen Journalism workshop, Sept. 19 2013 @ Milele Beach Hotel – North Coast

Citizen Journalism
Are you interested in various forms of Journalism and do you live in Mombasa?

Pawa 254 invites you to a Citizen Journalism workshop.

Date: 19th September, 2013
Venue: Milele Beach Hotel, North Coast
Time: 9am to 5pm

-The Code of Conduct and Practice of Journalism in Kenya.

-The art of news gathering
-Getting the most from an interview
-Noticing things that others miss
-What it takes to be a good sports reporter

Apply now! Limited slots available, send your RSVP to together with your resume and brief profile of why you think the workshop will be beneficial to you.

For more information call +254 721 956 552

September 13, 2013 at 12:31 pm 8 comments

Theatre: Six and the City, Sept. 13-15 2013 @ Pawa254 Hub

Six and the City
Six and the City is a theatre project dedicated to the city we live in: Nairobi. A vibrant, eccentric, extreme city made of different and contradictory worlds. Goehte Institut asked six writers to portray this elusive city in form of a short theatre piece. All plays are staged for a theatre evening in front of Nairobi’s skyline, on PAWA254’s terrace.

Dates: September 13-15, 2013
Venue: PAWA 254, Africa Alliance of YMCA Building, State House Crescent
Time: 6 pm
Tickets: KShs 500

Six and the City was originally developed by Stephan Bruckmeier and Petra Weimer for the television tower Stuttgart. Together with Bruckmeier, Goethe Institut enhanced the idea for Nairobi and have commissioned six writers with the six pieces: Billy Kahora, Parseleo Kantai, Andia Kisia, Tony Mochama, Kevin Mwachiro, and Valentine Njoroge.

The dating issues of a modern Kenyan woman, politicians who can’t sing the national anthem, sugardaddys and university girls, the true story of a beggar, mistaken gender identities, several thugs, freaks, and a vibrator are just some ingredients of this unconventional theatre evening.

Coordinated by Hope Theatre Nairobi, in cooperation with Mwajuma Bahati, it stages Pauline Akinyi, Terry Awiti, Dansoye Denge, Mwajuma Bahati, Constant Hore, Hana Kefela, Joe Kinyua, David Nawieri, Marrianne Nungo, and Telley Savalas Otieno.

The directors are Hawa Essuman, Anthony Ndungu and Carol Odongo.

September 6, 2013 at 3:11 pm Leave a comment

Creatives Garage: Portfolio Review, Jun. 14 2013 @ Pawa254 Hub

June portfolio review
Date: June 14, 2013
Venue: Pawa254 Hub
Time: 5.30 to 8 pm
Entry: Free

This month’s focus: creative platforms and their impact in the creative industry.

June 10, 2013 at 12:10 pm Leave a comment

[Ended] Opportunities: Writers and Photographers WANTED, Immediately by @ Pawa254 Hub

PAWA254 is looking for writers and/or photographers based in any of the following areas in Kenya for a one month contract project which we hope will cover the elections:

Nairobi, Kisumu, Machakos, Naivasha, Nakuru, Kericho, Eldoret, Mombasa, Narok, Tana River, Kajiado, Baringo, Wajir, Isiolo, Garissa, Marsabit, Lamu, Siaya, Nyamira, Othaya, Muranga, Thika, Kakamega, Machakos…

The project is meant to start IMMEDIATELY, so if you’re interested in applying (or know someone who is), kindly drop Pawa 254 an email: with the following:

- a brief profile about yourself
– portfolio of your work (either 4 photographs or 2 pieces of your work)
– an outline of where you are, or can be, based in the locations mentioned above

Kindly share this information with anyone else you think might be interested in this unique opportunity.

Selection period has passed

February 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

POWO Presents: The impact of digital books & self-publishing, Feb 24 2013 @ PAWA254


February 22, 2013 at 5:41 am Leave a comment

British Council Culture Shift II Kenya, Feb. 15, 18-20 2013 @ Pawa254 Hub

Are you a creative who is passionate about film, TV, video or animation and want to extend their possibilities and reach?

Are you a technologist or maker who wants to get creative with mobile, apps, embedded systems and beyond?

Come participate in a creative sprint organised by the British Council. You will work in teams to create eye-opening ideas that will expand Kenya’s capability in digital film, video and animation. We are recruiting creatives and technologists to work on themes set by local creative agencies. The agencies are looking for new ideas on how to make, distribute and show these digital media, as well as to embed them in other forms. The two winning teams will be awarded a total of £5000 to develop their ideas further, and ongoing mentoring will be arranged where possible. The goal of the event is to create new working relationships and to expand the local digital media ecosystem in locally relevant ways.

What you will gain
Work on exciting new ideas and the chance to take them further. Meet new people and organisations to work with. Hear presentations and talk to experts on hand about creative practices with the latest technologies. Compete to be awarded £3000 for the winning team and £2000 for the runner-up, to be divided between the freelancers on the teams.

Where and when
Pawa 254 will host the event, which will take place on Friday 15th and Mon-Wed 18-20th February, 2013.

Who we are looking for
We are seeking creatives and technologists who are open to expanding their horizons by working together and gracefully putting technology to creative use — making new experiences of film and related media available to audiences in Kenya and beyond.

We are recruiting creative people in a relevant discipline, including film makers, animators, producers, directors and writers.

We’re also interested in technologists keen to work with and learn from creatives, whether you are a programmer, a maker or a user interface designer. Or a creative technologist!

To apply
Apply without delay since space is very limited. Send a brief email outlining your background and experience and why you would make a good participant to Keep it no longer than about a page, and relevant to our requirements as stated in the previous section, Who We Are Looking for. We’ll select only candidates who fit that description well and can tell us clearly why.

For full information visit:

Deadline for applications: Thursday 7th February, 2013. 6pm Kenyan time

February 7, 2013 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

Workshop: Politics & Tools for Creatives, Jan. 9 2013 @Pawa254 Hub

Political tools for creatives
With two months until the election, what can you do?

Join Pawa254 for an afternoon of workshops designed for the active Kenyan youth and creative. Learn about tools and strategies to achieve social and political change, using your creative skills.

Experts will discuss political social media strategy, digital content production, information visualization, grassroots organizing strategy, and creative activism, from music and video, to Facebook and one-on-ones.

Date: January 9, 2013
Venue: Pawa254, State House area
Time: 12:30 – 4:30pm
Entry: Prior Reservation []

Workshop Experts
– Ahmad, Sudanese activist and artist, Girifna
Natalie Finstad, Community Organiser and Trainer, Marshall Ganz leadership tradition
– Sam Drzymala, DC political strategist, recent projects include
– Anant Bhardwaj, VoiceX civic SMS platform developer and data visualisation expert
– Riche Zamor, political and social media strategist, many contexts
-Tactical Tech Collective, global experts in tech design and information visualisation for activism
… and shorter presentations by data visualisation and civic engagement technology experts

Topics include
– Best practices in social media for political and civic purposes
– Effective campaigns and creative tactics
– Managing and mobilising a social media community
– Content: what goes viral and why, how to release, how to engage people
– How to create engaging visuals of news and civic information

January 8, 2013 at 8:06 pm Leave a comment

Creative’s Garage Closing Day, Nov. 23 2012 @ Pawa254 Hub

Creatives Garage is an open day for creatives. Twenty creatives will exhibit their works plus they shall have live performances from several live performers.

Date: November 23, 2012
Venue: PAWA254 Hub
Location: 2nd Floor, Africa Alliance of YMCAs Building, State
Time: 2 pm till late
Entry: Free
Contacts: [creatives interested in exhibiting]

On the decks will be DJ Kris and he will be kicking it old school

November 13, 2012 at 11:49 am Leave a comment

Pawa Salon with Ric Francis, Nov. 8 2012 @Pawa254 Hub

On November 8, 2012 PAWA254 will host pro-photographer and photojournalist Ric Francis.

Ric Francis is an independent photojournalist who has worked as a staffer with The Bergen Record, Hackensack, New Jersey, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana, and The Associated Press, Los Angeles, California.
Ric voluntarily quit his job with The Associated Press in January 2009. He immediately moved to Lima, Peru which served as his home base as he worked throughout South America.
In May 2012 he relocated to Nairobi, Kenya. Ric’s decision to live abroad is based on his desire to intimately experience and document other cultures.

To see some of his past works, you can visit:

The salon will start at 4:30-7:00 pm and will be held at PAWA254 hub.

November 7, 2012 at 5:29 pm 1 comment

Design Day with Amnesty, Nov. 2 2012 @ Pawa254 Hub

Date: Friday November 2, 2012
Venue: Pawa254 Hub
Time: 9 am-4 pm
Full information available here: Pawa254 Blog

November 1, 2012 at 1:10 pm 1 comment

Pawa Salon by: Pro-photographer Riccardo Gangale, Oct. 24 2012 @ Pawa254 Hub

Date: October 24, 2012
Venue: Pawa254 Hub
Time: 4.30 – 7.30pm
Entry: Free

After scientific studies and two years of political sciences, Riccardo attended a three year masters program in professional photography in Rome. In 2002, while still studying for the FAO program, Riccardo came to Africa for two weeks in Ethiopia. Since then he has worked as a freelancer in South Africa – covering the Landless People Struggle, in Rwanda and Congo, covering the withdrawal of Rwandan troops and Gacaca process, Algeria, reporting the conditions of the Casbah in Algiers and daily life in Sahara desert.

In 2003 he started working as a Freelancer for Associated Press as a correspondent from the Great Lakes region based I Kigali but covered Congo, Burundi, Uganda and Kenya. He has worked on assignments for UNICEF, WFP, WHO Global Fund, UNHCR and his work has been published by New York Times, Times Magazine, The Times, The Guardian, Liberation, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, The Washington Post and many others.

He has done commercial work for Hotel Milles Collines – Kigali, The Memling – Congo, The Volcanoes Safari Lodge – Rwanda and Uganda, Golden Tulip – Accra & Kumasi and in Campanile Hotels and Tulip Inn in Spain and Italy.

To sample some of his work, be sure to check out his web portfolio:

October 18, 2012 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment

Pawa Salon with Wanuri Kahiu, Oct. 10 2012 @ Pawa254 Hub

On Wednesday 10th October 2012, Pawa254 will host award winning Fimmaker and director, Wanuri Kahiu for Pawa Salon XVI

The salon will be from 4:30pm to 7:00pm and entrance is free.

Wanuri Kahiu is a Kenyan film director. She has received several awards and nominations for the films which she directed, including the awards for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Picture at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2009. Has made 5 films to date including FROM A WHISPER (2008), which received a total of twelve nominations and earned five awards at the 5th African Movie Academy Awards in 2009, FOR OUR LAND (a documentary about the Late Wangari Maathai) and PUMZI (2009) a short science fiction film.

October 3, 2012 at 1:01 pm Leave a comment

Pawa Salon: with Georgina Goodwin, Aug. 23 2012 @Pawa254 Hub

On 23rd August 2012, Pawa 254 will be hosting Stellar professional photographer, Georgina Goodwin.

Georgina is based in Kenya and is a Kenyan national by birth. She is a young, dynamic, self-taught photographer who is passionate about her work and subject matter reflected in her strong analytical style. Georgina focuses on issues spanning the range of poverty, health, gender covered by NGOs, in particular those connected to the environment and politics. She also does commercial photography such as interiors and product promotions.

Some of her Published work and Clients include: World Bank, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Vestergaard Frandsen, New York Times, Financial Times, BBC, CNN, Reuters, United Nations – UNEP and IFAD, Unicef, McClatchy Newspapers NYC, Africa Geographic, Brand Magazine South Africa, and many others.
To see some of her work, check out her website: and blog

The salon will be at PAWA254 Hub and will begin at 4:30PM and run till 7:00PM.
Entry is Free

For more information visit the event Facebook page

August 21, 2012 at 3:07 pm Leave a comment

Poets and Writers Online Training Workshop, Aug. 18 2012 @Pawa254 Hub

Date: August 18, 2012
Venue: Pawa254 Hub
Time: 1000-1400 Hrs

For more information:

About POWO
Poets and Writers Online (POWO) is a forum for Poets and Writers with blogs and those with an interest in using the internet in promotion of, or as a platform for their writing.

August 10, 2012 at 11:39 am 2 comments

Master Class: Pawa Salon with Mutua Matheka, Aug. 9 2012 @Pawa254 Hub

Pawa254 will be Featuring professional Photographer,Mutua Matheka for Pawa Salon XI

Date: August 9, 2012
Venue: Pawa254 Hub
Time: 4.30-7pm
Entry: Free

About MM
Mutua is an artist born and bred in Machakos and fine-tuned by Nairobi. He draws, sketches, molds stuff, destroys stuff & occasionally creates stuff. He has been drawing and sketching since his mother placed crayons in my hands at just 3 years of age. The art has since then morphed from Drawing, Illustration, Graphic art, Architectural Visualization to Photography, His latest obsession. Renown for purring Nairobi on the Map for his city-scapes that have been published by BBC News Africa’s In Pictures, Nation Newspaper and on Zuqka.

For more info check the Facebook event page

August 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm Leave a comment

Mario Macilau photography presentation, Jul. 12 2012 @Pawa254

Kuona Trust invites you to a presentation by one of Africa’s leading photographers. Mario Macilau winner of the KL and 2011 Protection Project award at Pawa254 Hub.

Date: July 12, 2012
Time: 4:30-7:00pm
Venue: Pawa 254, YMCA building.
Location: State House Crescent

Mário Macilau was born in the newly independent Mozambique, in the midst of the most critical phase of its civil war in 1984. His family struggled financially and moved from the Inhambane province to the capital, Maputo, in search of a better life. When he was 10 years old he began to work in a small market frequented by the middle / upper class, washing cars in the car park and helping to carry the groceries in an effort to support his family.

Macilau started his journey as photographer in 2003 and engaged to professional level when he traded his mother’s cell phone for his first camera in 2007. He specializes in long-term projects focus on living and environmental condition over the time and in his home country he use to confronting the realism of power, environment and cultural heritage that affect the socially isolated groups and issues that define our times.

Download Mario Macilau Profile

July 9, 2012 at 4:58 pm Leave a comment

Pawa Salon: Photographer Jide Adeneyi-Jones, Jun. 14 2012 @ Pawa254 Hub

Date: June 14, 2012
Venue: Pawa 254 Hub
Time: 4.30pm

About Jide Adeneyi-Jones
Jide is a Nigerian photographer, currently residing in Nairobi. He has worked as a professional photographer in Europe, Africa and the United States since 1974, with a practice that includes; documentary, industrial and editorial photography.

Jones early work was in fashion, advertising and editorial photography, this was followed by several years in journalism and currently a practice undertaking medium and long-term documentary projects.
His work has been published and exhibited in Africa, Europe and the Americas.

This will be an opportunity to meet, listen to, discuss and liaise with a photographer who has been in the industry for over 35 years.
The salon will start at 4:30pm and refreshments will be served.

June 12, 2012 at 5:22 pm Leave a comment

Pawa Salon: by Photographer Emmanuel Jambo, May 3 2012 @ Pawa254 Hub

April 30, 2012 at 8:31 pm 2 comments

Event: Pawa Salon Masterclass II, Mar. 8 2012 @ Pawa254 Hub

Dates: March 8, 2012
Venue: Pawa254 Hub
Time: 4-6pm
Direction details to Pawa254:

Pawa254 Hub is proud to host Abraham Ali, a Kenyan based Video Documentary maker and photographer. He has a strong foundation in story telling through Documentary and Photography skills acquired whilst working for various News, governmental and Non- governmental organizations.

With more than eighteen years experience in the industry, Abraham has worked with many NGO’s and Corporates such as UNHCR, CIMMYT, ICRISAT, Free The Children (Canada),Shell petroleum Development Company – Nigeria, Kenya Airways, Cooperative bank Foundation, Tononoka Steel, and Media houses such as CNN, ZDF, BBC, Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Networks (USA), to name a few.

He has mounted several exhibitions with the most recent two being in New York’s Africa House, and a Lamu story at the Nairobi National Museum.

March 7, 2012 at 7:51 pm Leave a comment

PAWA Salon/Photography Master Class: Veteran Photographer & Trainer Mr. Sam Ouma, Feb. 23 2012 @ Pawa254

Date: February 23, 2012
Venue: PAWA254 HUB
Time: 4-7pm
Entrance: Free

Veteran Photographer and Trainer Mr. Sam Ouma has a career spanning over 25 years, that saw him get a Pulitzer nomination, and be appointed as Head Trainer- Sub Saharan Africa- for Kodak Professional Mobile Photographic University.

For more info. check their facebook event page

February 15, 2012 at 6:25 pm Leave a comment

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