Posts tagged ‘the godown arts centre’

Classics at the GoDown Concert, Jul. 20 2014 @ the GoDown Arts Centre

GoDown Arts
Date: June 20, 2014
Venue: GoDown Arts Centre
Time: 3 pm
Tickets: KES 300

July 14, 2014 at 6:27 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi County Visual Art Exhibition: Manjano, Apr. 3-24 2014 @ the Village Market

Manjano
Opening: April 3, 2014
Venue: the Village Market
Time: 6.30 pm

Exhibition Runs Until: April 21, 2014

March 27, 2014 at 2:20 pm 1 comment

Event: the GoDown Gig feat. Lulu, Wendy Kimani & Dan Aceda, Mar. 29 2014 @ the GoDown Arts Centre

the GoDown Gig
Date: March 29, 2014
Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre
Time: 3 – 8 pm
Entry: Free

March 25, 2014 at 2:02 pm Leave a comment

The GoDown Gig feat. Nazizi, the Villagers Band & Amani, Mar. 1 2014 @ the GoDown Arts Center

the Godown Gig
Date: March 1, 2014
Venue: the GoDown Arts Center
Time: 2 – 8 pm
Entry Free

Performing Artists: Nazizi, The Villagers Band, Amani

Music by Dj Kafi

Nyama Choma and Drinks on Sale

February 25, 2014 at 6:17 pm 1 comment

Concert: The GoDown Gig, Oct. 26 2013 @ the GoDown Arts Centre – Dunga Rd

the Godown Gig
Date: October 26, 2013
Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre – Dunga Rd
Time: at 2.30 – 8 pm
Entry: Free

Performances by: Nelly Ochieng, Judith Bwire & Mr. Bado

October 17, 2013 at 7:57 pm Leave a comment

The GoDown Gig with Jua Cali, Sage & Asali, Aug. 31 2013 @ GoDown Arts Centre

the GoDown Gig
Date: August 31, 2013
Venue: the Godown Arts Centre
Time: From 2.30 pm
Entry: Free

Artists lined up: Jua cali, Sage & Asali

August 23, 2013 at 4:54 pm Leave a comment

Nai Ni Who Festival: Zone 8 [Ngara, Highridge & Parklands], Jul. 27-Aug. 2 2013 @ Various Venues

Nai ni Who
Dates: July 27-August 2, 2013
Venues: Zone 8 – Ngara, Highridge & Parklands

Programme
Nai ni Who? Zone 8 - Parklands Ngara

Listen to the philosophy of Nai Ni Who? project as espoused by Joy Mboya director at the GoDown Arts Centre appearing in a morning talk show on July 8, 2013

July 26, 2013 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

Nai Ni Who Festival: Zone 11 – Kibera, Nairobi Dam, Ngei & Kenyatta Market, Jun 15-21 2013 @ Various Venues

Nai ni Who
Dates: Until June 21, 2013
Venue: Zone 11 encompassing Kibera, Nairobi Dam, Ngei & Kenyatta Market

Programme
Nai ni who June 15 to 21 2013
For more info. visit: http://www.nainiwho.co.ke/

June 17, 2013 at 1:30 pm Leave a comment

Open Day: Nai Ni Who, May 11 2013 @ The GoDown Arts Centre

Nai Ni Who Open day
Date: Saturday 11th May 2013
Venue: The GoDown Arts Centre
Time: 2-7 pm
Entry: Free

Nai ni Who: Celebrating South C, South B and Nairobi West Area

Performances by Makadem, Neema & Sarabi

May 9, 2013 at 2:25 pm Leave a comment

Discourse: Experiencing Nairobi across 12 Neighborhoods, Apr. 12 2013 @ Alliance Francaise

Date: Friday April 12, 2013
Venue: 3rd Floor, Alliance Française, Utalii Lane
Time: 6-8 pm (event starts 6.30pm sharp)
RSVP: naipolitans@gmail.com

What makes Nairobi, Nairobi? This question will be the focus of this month’s conversation as Joy Mboya and Judy Ogana of the GoDown Arts Centre tell us about the Centre’s Nairobi Project which takes the question of identity and belonging in the city to the neighbourhood level.
The project will support the 12 neighbourhood zones of Nairobi explore questions such as: Who are we at a neighborhood level? What do we care about? And what elements make my neighborhood feel like a community? Collectively, these neighbourhoods will be responding to the question “Nai ni Who?”

Come hear more about this project and take part in a conversation that delves into the question of what makes up Nairobi’s identity and how best to showcase these elements.

In what zone is your neighbourhood?
Zone 1: Central Business District
Zone 2: GoDown, Railway, Nairobi West, South B/C, Mukuru
Zone 3: Kamkunji, Shauri Moyo, Kaloleni, Ofafa Jericho
Zone 4: Buruburu, Kariobangi South, Umoja, Tena, Doonholm
Zone 5: Pumwani, Eastleigh, Pangani, Kariakor, Ziwani, Starehe
Zone 6: Mathare, Koch, Dandora, Kariobangi North, Babadogo
Zone 7: Muthaiga, Karura Forest, Gigiri
Zone 8: Ngara, Parklands
Zone 9: Lavington, Kileleshwa, Spring Valley, Kawangware-Kangemi, Dago-Junction
Zone 10: Kilimani, Upper Hill, Ngumo, Golf Course
Zone 11: Kibera, Ngei, Kenyatta Market, Dam
Zone 12: Karen, Lang’ata, Nairobi National Park

April 12, 2013 at 12:18 pm Leave a comment

The GoDown Gig: Ft. Fena, Steve & Kidum, Apr. 6 2013 @ the GoDown Arts Centre

the GoDown Gig
Date: April 6, 2013
Venue: The GoDown Arts Centre
Time: 2.30-7pm
Entry: Free

Performances by: Fena, Steve Nyabwa & Kidum

April 2, 2013 at 10:55 am Leave a comment

Naipolitans v8: Experiencing Nairobi across 12 Neighborhoods, Mar. 8 2013 @ Alliance Francaise

Date: March 8, 2013,
Venue: 3rd Floor, Alliance Française, Utalii Lane
Time: 6-8 pm (event starts 6.30pm sharp)

What makes Nairobi, Nairobi?
This question will be the focus of this month’s conversation as Joy Mboya and Judy Ogana of the GoDown Arts Centre tell us about the Centre’s Nairobi Project which takes the question of identity and belonging in the city to the neighbourhood level.

The Project will support the 12 neighbourhood zones of Nairobi explore questions such as:

+ Who are we at a neighbourhood level?
+ What do we care about?
+ And what elements make my neighbourhood feel like a community?
Collectively, these neighbourhoods will be responding to the question “Nai ni Who?

Come hear more about this project and take part in a conversation that delves into the question of what makes up Nairobi’s identity and how best to showcase these elements.

In what zone is your neighbourhood?
Zone 1: Central Business District
Zone 2: GoDown, Railway, Nairobi West, South B/C, Mukuru
Zone 3: Kamkunji, Shauri Moyo, Kaloleni, Ofafa Jericho
Zone 4: Buruburu, Kariobangi South, Umoja, Tena, Doonholm
Zone 5: Pumwani, Eastleigh, Pangani, Kariakor, Ziwani, Starehe
Zone 6: Mathare, Koch, Dandora, Kariobangi North, Babadogo
Zone 7: Muthaiga, Karura Forest, Gigiri
Zone 8: Ngara, Parklands
Zone 9: Lavington, Kileleshwa, Spring Valley, Kawangware-Kangemi, Dago-Junction
Zone 10: Kilimani, Upper Hill, Ngumo, Golf Course
Zone 11: Kibera, Ngei, Kenyatta Market, Dam
Zone 12: Karen, Lang’ata, Nairobi National Park

Find more info here

March 7, 2013 at 4:21 pm Leave a comment

Call for Submissions by @GoDownArts: Manjano – Nairobi County Visual Arts Exhibition 2013, by Mar. 15 2013

MANJANO CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

February 13, 2013 at 7:25 pm 1 comment

Exhibition: Art Bits by GoDown Arts Resident Artists, Nov. 24-Dec. 14 2012 @ GoDown Arts Centre


The GoDown resident artists and some of their students will be holding their second annual art exhibition at the GoDown Arts Centre.

Featuring work by resident artists;
Dickens Otieno, Mary Ogembo, Caroline Mbirua, Hassan Fadhul, Dickson Kaloki, Charles Ngatia, Tom Mboya, Patrick Kariuki, Michael Soi, Thom Ogonga, Alex Mbevo, Esther Mukuhi, Martin Onyango, Patrick Mukabi, Noor Jefwa

The theme of the exhibition is Art Bits and will feature artworks produced in the course of the year

Opening: Saturday 24th November, 2012
Venue: GoDown Arts Centre
Time: 2-6 pm

November 22, 2012 at 3:51 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Art Bits by @GoDownArts Resident Artists, Nov. 17-Dec. 14 2012 @ GoDown Arts Centre

The GoDown resident artists and some of their students will be holding their second annual art exhibition from the 17th November – 14th December 2012 at the GoDown Arts Centre.

The theme of the exhibition is Art Bits and will feature artworks produced in the course of the year

November 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Classics at the Godown, Nov. 3 2012 @ the Godown Arts Centre


Date: November 3, 2012
Venue: the Godown Arts Centre
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 300

Performances by
Nairobi Chamber Chorus directed by Ken Wakia
Kenya Conservatoire Music Orchestra directed by Levi Wataka
Cantus in Choro by Daniel Onyango and his band

Other
Solo/ensemble items by students of the Conservatoire

November 1, 2012 at 11:37 am Leave a comment

Concert: Classics at the GoDown, Nov. 3 2012 @ the GoDown Arts Centre

The Kenya Conservatoire presents Classics at the GoDown, where the Orchestra will perform on 3rd November 2012 at the GoDown Arts Centre from 7.00pm. Tickets are Ksh.300 for both adults and children.

October 25, 2012 at 7:22 am Leave a comment

The GoDown Gig: Live Performance by Atemi & Yunasi, Oct. 27 2012 @ the GoDown Arts Centre


Date: October 27, 2012
Venue: The GoDown Arts Centre
Time: 2.30-7pm
Entry: Free

Live performances by Atemi & Yunasi
Music by DJ Kafi

October 18, 2012 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment

Photo Exhibition: Kenya’s Best Photographs, Oct. 6-31 2012 @ the GoDown Arts Centre


The GoDown Arts Centre and Photojournalists Association of Kenya cordially invite you to:

A showcase of Kenya’s best photographs by twenty-five photographers on the Saturday 6th October 2012 from 2pm at The GoDown Arts Centre, Nairobi.

The Exhibition will run through the month of October.

October 4, 2012 at 7:07 pm Leave a comment

World Premier: Paths-Walk all Over Me, Sept. 8-9 2012 @ The Godown Arts Center


Date: September 9, 2012
Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre
Time: 6pm
Tickets: Kshs 200

About
In a unique collaboration between the two creatives together with
Kenyan and Danish dancers they explore the theme PATHS, indicating that we as humans move, and therefore cut through each other’s inner and outer landscapes.

This production includes Muasya’s subjective visuals and theater based choreography under the artistic direction of Ondiege Matthew.

Music for the production is by Michel Ongaro, a leading Kenyan musician/singer and multi-instrumentalist.

This production has been made possible through the support of The Danish Cultural Fund.

September 9, 2012 at 5:48 pm Leave a comment

[Updated] Call for submissions: Experience Nairobi 2013, Until Sept. 28 2012


Background
The GoDown Arts Centre has been engaging various city stakeholders on the topic of the City of Nairobi, around the theme “Conceiving a World Class African Metropolis,” (Vision 2030 Nairobi Metropolitan Area).
The objective of these engagements has been to draw out themes of primary interest and importance with a view to translating/interpreting these into a tangible a project that illuminates the many different angles of the city, as understood through the diverse lenses of its inhabitants.
Participating in these discussions with the GoDown have been architects, urban designers, policy makers, city residents, businesses, college students, academics, visual and performing artists, literary writers, and journalists.

Call for Submissions
The GoDown now seeks concept submissions from:

CATEGORY I – Artists and Creatives: Performing & Visual Artists; Architects; Design & Architecture Students, and Scholars Of Architecture, Urban Design & Planning.

CATEGORY II – City Interest Groups: Residents Associations, Businesses, Bloggers, Nairobi Magazines & Publications, City Planners & Policy- Makers; Urban Sociologists and Historians.

Themes
1. The physical city
2. Identity, belonging and social constructions in the city
3. Trade and commerce
4. African city naissance

The Concept
To be presented on no more than three (3) A4 typed sheets of 12 pt font size. Indicate any research and resources the idea may require. As selected proposals may be given an opportunity to test their project, the written submission should also give indication of any aspect of the proposal that may require experimental testing.

Selected submissions shall be facilitated for further development and will later be packaged and presented in EXPERIENCE NAIROBI 2013, a multi-sector, multi-disciplinary showcase of the City through exhibition, performance, installations, visual, audio-visual and digital expressions.

EXPERIENCE NAIROBI 2013 will run from May-July 2013

Deadline for submission of concepts: September 28, 2012
Time: 4pm

Download details of the call for submissions: GODOWN CALL – EXPERIENCE NAIROBI 2013

For more information: http://experiencenairobi.wordpress.com/ and Facebook page

September 3, 2012 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

Concert: The GoDown Gig, Aug. 25 2012 @ the GoDown Art Centre


The GoDown Art Centre Presents The GoDownGig
Date: August 25, 2012
Venue: at the GoDown Arts Centre
Time: 2.30-8pm
Entry: Free

Performances by: Makadem, Winyo, Nyota Ndogo, Iddi, Pavseeh and others

August 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm Leave a comment

Call for the Train the Trainer Workshop in East Africa by Sept. 3 2012 @ the GoDown Arts


Applications are now open for Eastern & West African candidates to participate in regional TRAIN-THE-TRAINER sessions, part of a continent-wide training program in the thematic areas of Cultural Leadership, Governance and Entrepreneurship Training.

TRAIN-THE-TRAINER programme sessions will focus on Cultural Leadership, covering Arts Advocacy, Arts Marketing, Project Management and Arts Fundraising, and using toolkits on these subjects developed by Arterial Network.

This project is supported by the European Union’s Investing in People programme which is the main thematic instrument of the European Commission for support of programmes in the area of human and social development which includes “culture”.

Implementing project partners are The African Arts Institute as the lead partner (South Africa), The GoDown Arts Centre (Kenya), Groupe 30 Afrique (Senegal), Doual’art (Cameroon), Casamemoire (Morocco) and the Goethe-Institut (across Africa).

APPLICANTS FROM THE FOLLOWING AFRICAN COUNTRIES APPLY NOW, DEADLINE 3rd September 2012 TRAIN-THE-TRAINER programme, serving Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana, Gambia, Liberia, Nigeria, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Rwanda, Mauritius and Egypt will launch in Nairobi during October 2012. The GoDown Arts Centre will host this training session.

It is aimed at training trainers in the use of Arterial Network toolkits, and for these trainers to return to their respective countries and/or organisations, to train others.

Candidates from the countries listed here are eligible to apply for five-day training hosted by The GoDown Arts Centre in Nairobi from 1st October– 5th October 2012

The course is limited to 15 participants.

The Project
The project’s ultimate goal is to advance the cultural dimension of development and cultural diversity in Africa through improved cultural governance by skilled leadership able to effectively formulate and implement policies and strategies, and to manage civil society organisations and public institutions. The project will target leading arts professionals, government officials responsible for culture, those responsible for implementing cultural policy and others. Skilled leadership and effectively managed policies will benefit artists and cultural entrepreneurs as well as the general public. The project will also cover short courses in cultural project management and skills such as IT and the Arts, Funding, Arts management and research.

Applications should include the following
1. A typed letter of motivation highlighting previous experience as a trainer and a commitment to working as a trainer;
2. Information pertaining to practical experience in at least one training area – advocacy, marketing, fundraising, project management – and please elaborate on your experience;
3. Two reference letters applicable to your training experience.

Note that Arterial Network membership would be an advantage. Twelve bursaries will be made available; please indicated clearly if you are applying for one, and motivate. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED by 3rd September 2012, at the following email address info@thegodownartscentre.com

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS will be notified by 11th September 2012.

Please find attached CALL – Train the Trainer East Africa [Pdf]

For more information: http://culturalleadershiptraining.wordpress.com/

August 21, 2012 at 4:57 pm 1 comment

Call for submissions: Experience Nairobi 2013, Until Aug. 31 2012


Background
The GoDown Arts Centre has been engaging various city stakeholders on the topic of the City of Nairobi, around the theme “Conceiving a World Class African Metropolis,” (Vision 2030 Nairobi Metropolitan Area).
The objective of these engagements has been to draw out themes of primary interest and importance with a view to translating/interpreting these into a tangible a project that illuminates the many different angles of the city, as understood through the diverse lenses of its inhabitants.
Participating in these discussions with the GoDown have been architects, urban designers, policy makers, city residents, businesses, college students, academics, visual and performing artists, literary writers, and journalists.

Call for Submissions
The GoDown now seeks concept submissions from:

CATEGORY I – Artists and Creatives: Performing & Visual Artists; Architects; Design & Architecture Students, and Scholars Of Architecture, Urban Design & Planning.

CATEGORY II – City Interest Groups: Residents Associations, Businesses, Bloggers, Nairobi Magazines & Publications, City Planners & Policy- Makers; Urban Sociologists and Historians.

Themes
1. The physical city
2. Identity, belonging and social constructions in the city
3. Trade and commerce
4. African city naissance

The Concept
To be presented on no more than three (3) A4 typed sheets of 12 pt font size. Indicate any research and resources the idea may require. As selected proposals may be given an opportunity to test their project, the written submission should also give indication of any aspect of the proposal that may require experimental testing.

Selected submissions shall be facilitated for further development and will later be packaged and presented in EXPERIENCE NAIROBI 2013, a multi-sector, multi-disciplinary showcase of the City through exhibition, performance, installations, visual, audio-visual and digital expressions.

EXPERIENCE NAIROBI 2013 will run from May-July 2013

Deadline for submission of concepts: August 31, 2012
Time: 4pm

Download details of the call for submissions: GODOWN CALL – EXPERIENCE NAIROBI 2013

August 17, 2012 at 11:15 am Leave a comment

Community Festival: Dunda Dago, Aug. 11 2012 @ Dagoretti CDF Grounds-Kawangware

Date: August 11, 2012
Venue: Dagoretti CDF Grounds, Kawangware

The artists who will be featured include Juliani, Q-Ta-Si, Kendi, DSI Dancers, Godsiders Entertainers, Pillars of Kireba, Kennet B, African Sakata, First Born, Mikke, Baba Garston, Angel MC, Bonchez and Tarumbeta African.

About
Dunda Mtaani is a community festival that takes place in various communities within Nairobi. The festival has been running for five years now and has been staged in Korogocho, Kibera, Huruma, Kawangware, Buruburu, Riruta and California.

The aim of this event is to give local youth groups the opportunity to show-case their artistic talents through music, dance and acrobatics, in conjunction with some professional artists.

August 9, 2012 at 11:36 am Leave a comment


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