Posts tagged ‘pawa254’

Exhibition: from the Kenya Photography Awards, Until Dec. 20 2013 @ Alliance

Dates: Until December 20, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise, Ground Floor Gallery

PAWA254 and Photographers Association of Kenya (PAK) present photographs by the 50 finalists from the inaugural ‘Kenya Photography Awards’. The winners were unveiled at a gala dinner at the KICC on November 26, 2013 in the following categories: News, Daily Life, Creative, Portraiture, Nature, Sports and the Most Promising Young Photographer.
1281 entries were received across all categories.

The Photographer of the Year award went to the Reuters’ Photographer, Thomas Mukoya, who won the Sports Category and was runner-up in the Daily Life category.

Other winners include: Georgina Goodwin (News), Thandiwe Muriu (Portraiture), Joe Kiragu (Creative), David Mutua (Daily Life), Karim Kara (Nature) and Thandiwe Muriu and Louis Nderi (Young Photographer).

December 3, 2013 at 10:21 am Leave a comment

Workshop: Know your Intellectual Property, May 18 2013 @ the NaiLab

Know Ur IP is a workshop that is designed for Innovative, Creative and Cultural Businesses in Kenya

Date: May 18, 2013
Venue: NaiLab, Bishop Magua Building 4th Floor
Location: opposite Uchumi Ngong Road
Entry: Kshs 500 (inclusive of reading material)

The all day workshop will be facilitated at NaiLab (Bishop Magua Bldg) by IP Checkin, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law
- CiPIT and Kenya Copyright Board

This workshop will cover more than Copyright, Infringement, Protecting your IP, Agreements, Rights and the different ways you can make a living off your Intellectual Property.

with the proud support of Creatives Garage, BAKE, POWO, Craft Afrika, PAWA254 and Arterial Network.

May 17, 2013 at 11:27 am Leave a comment

Creatives Garage April Review: Hub Edition, Apr. 19 2013 @ Pawa254 Hub

hub edition
This April the Creatives Garage will host several of the leading hubs in Nairobi to share about their work and engage in a discussion about the role, impact and importance of hubs in the creative industry. As a creative it is imperative for you to join as you are the main shareholder for the establishment of any hub in your field.

Date: Friday, April 19 2013
Venue: Pawa 254
Time: from 5 pm

Creative hubs have become a center for innovation and incubation for start ups in Kenya, with several coming up around Nairobi.

April 15, 2013 at 12:13 pm Leave a comment

Creatives Garage Portfolio Review, Sep 21 2012 @ Pawa254

Join 5 creatives this month at Creatives garage Portfolio Review at @Pawa254 from 4.30pm on 21 September 2012. We have an amazing lineup for you this month. Come check out Kiplagat Leting an amazing Chef in modern cuisine, Zawadi Nyongó a Yoga master in her own rights, Jozie an architect by day and a bass guitarist by night, the smooth sultry voiced Andrew Wambua, Raya a great Poet and of course the MC for the night,  @Muthoni Gathecha

September 14, 2012 at 4:20 am Leave a comment

Script Power Workshop with Dwayne Johnson-Cochran, Aug 25 2012 @ Pawa254

Script Power Workshop with Hollywood Director, Dwayne Johnson-Cochran – Saturday, 25th August 2012 (1400hrs-1700)

On Saturday, 25th August 2012 Pawa254 hosts a script writing forum with Holywood Director, Dwayne Johnson-Cochran. Dwayne is a director, writer, producer, educator and journalist living in Los Angeles. He has written and is producing THE BOOK OF THE YEAR’, Angela Bassett’s directorial debut to be co-produced by Bassett Vance Productions and T.D. Jakes in 2012; wrote and will direct ‘BIBI’ to be produced by three-time Oscar-nominated director Sergei Bodrov (MONGOL) in 2012 and co-wrote ‘MARIA’ with Sergei Bodrov, to be produced by AR FILMS at Universal Pictures in 2012. Mr. Johnson-Cochran wrote, directed and produced ‘SIDE BY SIDE’, a film about the dynamic 50/50 Group of Sierra Leone, West Africa executive produced by former Secretary of State Madeline K. Albright.  In postproduction are the documentaries ‘THE STORY OF A VILLAGE’ about a small village in Kona, a small district in Sierra Leone, West Africa starring actress/producer Regina King; BE KNOWN, a film on Chicago jazz innovator Kahil El Zabar. His feature film LOVE AND ACTION IN CHICAGO (currently in rotation on HBO) features Kathleen Turner, Courtney B.Vance, Jason Alexander, Regina King and Ed Asner. ‘MY TRIBE IS LOST,’ a film script sold to Steven Spielberg is in development at DreamWorks.  Mr. Johnson-Cochran co-created the television series MINOR ADJUSTMENTS for NBC and was a staff writer on the series ANGEL STREET, produced by John Wells for CBS.

August 24, 2012 at 1:39 pm Leave a comment

Pawa Salon: Photographer Teddy Mitchener, Jul. 26 2012 @Pawa254 Hub

Date: July 26, 2012
Venue: Pawa 254 Hub
Time: 4.30pm

About Teddy Mitchener
Teddy Mitchener is a commercial and fine arts photographer with a varied background in the photography industry, having vast experience plying his trade in the USA, and now within the East African region.

For additional information: Facebook event page

July 23, 2012 at 12:03 pm Leave a comment

Creatives Garage: Portfolio Review Hangout, Jul. 20 2012 @Pawa254

The Creatives Garage is a platform meant for Creatives in Kenya to share ideas, meet and network.

On the 20th of July the Creatives Garage will have a Portfolio Review Hangout at Pawa254 hub from 5-7pm.

The six creatives sharing their portfolios are:

1. James Wamathai, a poet, creative connector and online publisher
2. Daphine Okonji, Interior Designer at Elle Interior Designs
3. Cynthia Ogona, poet and radio presenter
4. Macrine Kajuma, Graphics Designer at Ciala Design House
5. Mercy Ngumi of Zawaditele and
6. Connie Aluoch, fashion stylist

The MC for the evening: Muthoni Gathecha

Contacts: twitter @thecreativesg or join/like them on Facebook for more details.

About portfolio Reviews
These are events to whose main mission is to empower Creative Professionals around the world, it is an in-person critique event where six local Creatives present original work and receive feedback from an audience of peers.
The events main purpose is to engage in career boosting conversations, gather creative insights and discover inspiring works.

July 10, 2012 at 10:28 am Leave a comment

POWO presents Art&Protest, Jun 16 2012 @ PAWA254

Fantastic line-up for this month’s POWO meetup. Do not miss it!

POWO (Poets and Writers Online) June 2012 Meetup
Saturday 16th June, 2012, 10.30am – 1.30pm
@PAWA254 – 2nd Floor, Africa Alliance of YMCAs Building
State House Crescent, off State House Road

A Panel Discussion: Art & Protest


Boniface Mwangi – Photographer, Activist

Room Thinker – Blogger

Okoiti Omtata – Writer, Activist

Maddo – Cartoonist – The Standard Group

Muki Garang – Hip Hop Artist, Poet, Activist

Feature Poet
Raya Wambui

sign up and more info:

June 8, 2012 at 3:31 am Leave a comment

POWO (Poets and Writers Online) Meetup, Apr 21 2012 @ PAWA254

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.

POWO (Poets and Writers Online) April 2012 Meetup
Saturday 21st April, 2012
10.30am – 1.30pm

@PAWA254 – 2nd Floor,
Africa Alliance of YMCAs Building
State House Crescent,
off State House Road

A Panel Discussion: Entrepreneurship in Creative and Performing Arts


John Sibi Okumu
Writer, Actor, Presenter

Margaretta wa Gacheru
Arts Correspondent – Nation Media Group

Buddha Blaze
Creative Director – Spark Africa Ltd.

Dann Mwangi (Number 8)
Spoken Word Artist, Journalist

Wanjeri Gakuru
Associate Editor – Mondeas Group, Poet and Writer

Feature Poet
Number 8

Register to the event:


Find directions to the venue here

April 20, 2012 at 3:22 am Leave a comment

PAWA Salon Masterclass with Brendan Bannon, Mar 22 2012 @ PAWA254

On 22nd March 2012, PAWA254 will have the pleasure of hosting Brendan Bannon a stellar photojournalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Brendan Bannon’s interest in photography was sparked by his mother, an amateur photographer with a darkroom in the bathroom, and his father, who placed him at age 10 in front of drawers of antique photographs and asked him to select the interesting ones for an exhibition on the history of photography. Bannon previously worked on long-term projects in both Romania and Russia. He has been living in Africa since 2005. He has photographed in Kenya, South Sudan, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Tanzania, Congo, India. His clients include Medecins Sans Frontieres, UNHCR, UNICEF and CARE International. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, The Daily Telegraph, the Independent, the Guardian, Monocle Magazine, KWANI?, Maclean’s and others.

The salon will start from 4:00pm until 7:00pm and refreshments will be served. For directions to PAWA254, visit: .

March 21, 2012 at 9:09 pm Leave a comment

Poets and Writers Online (POWO) with Tony Mochama (and more!), Feb 18 2012 @ Pawa254

For more information and to sign up:

February 10, 2012 at 1:28 pm Leave a comment

PAWA254: A New Multimedia Hub for Creatives, Opening in October

via Kenyanpoet

October 14, 2011 at 3:24 am Leave a comment

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