Posts tagged ‘uk’

Ten Cities Screening Series: Weekender, Feb. 27 2014 @ Goethe Institut

Weekender
Weekender is a feature film by Karl Golden.

Date: February 27, 2014
Venue: Goethe Institut
Time: 6.30 pm
Entry: Free

About
Situated around 1990 in the UK the film follows the rave scene that has arrived from Ibiza. In Manchester, best mates Matt and Dylan are in their early 20’s and they quickly rise through the ranks to join the promoting elite. It’s everything they dreamed of and more. But as their success continues to grow, they attract a more dark and sinister world. Matt and Dylan start to drift apart as they are forced to question the dreams they set out to achieve and their once solid friendship.

Part of a series of numerous feature films and documentaries, focusing on different aspects of club and sub-culture around the globe under the Ten Cities Project

February 27, 2014 at 8:14 am Leave a comment

Party with the Stars! at Storymoja HayFestival Launch Party, Sept. 19 2013 @ National Museum

Party with the Stars
Date: September 19, 2013
Venue: National Museum of Kenya
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 5000 [includes season pass]
Call: 0724 913 364

June Gachui brings you the acclaimed Motown in Nairobi with Denise Gordon [USA] and Different Faces Band

All that Jazz at Storymoja…

September 16, 2013 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

Party: Hoxton Whores, Sept. 7 2013 @ Tree House Club

hoxton whores
Tree House Entertainment presents HOXTON WHORES feat special guests from the UK.

Date: September 7, 2013
Venue: Tree House Club Nairobi
Entrance fee: Kshs 1,000 [ladies free till 12am]

Supporting acts: L.A Dave, Sean Fraser, Tom Parker

21+

August 28, 2013 at 1:18 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Sanctuary – Home, Away, the Common Ground Part II, Jul. 11 – Sept. 21 2013 @ SOAS London

Sanctuary
After staging Sanctuary – Home, Away, the Common Ground in Nairobi at the National Museum the sanctuary exhibition is back this time in the UK!

Dates: July 11- September 21, 2013
Venue: School of African Oriental Studies, London UK

Donations for this cause: http://www.justgiving.com/sanctuaryartists

Bringing awareness to the work of the Metropolitan Sanctuary for sick children in Nyeri, Kenya

July 1, 2013 at 2:56 pm Leave a comment

Kwani Sunday Saloon, Jun. 23 2013 @ the elephant [formerly Kifaru Gardens]

Kwani Sunday Salon
Date: June 23, 2013
Venue: the elephant, formerly Kifaru Gardens
Time: 3-9 pm
Entry: Free

Readings from: Nadifa Mohamed – UK, Adam Foulds – UK, Thabiso Mohare – South Africa, Billy Kahora – Kenya & Abdul Adan – Kenya

For more info. visit Kwani? website

June 17, 2013 at 4:36 pm Leave a comment

Nadifa Mohamed in Conversation + Kenyan Writers & the 2013 Elections, Jun. 21 2013 @ National Museum

Kenya Elections
Kwani Trust in partnership with the Nairobi Forum will be hosting an evening of writers on 21 June 2013 at Nairobi National Museum.

Date: Friday 21 June 2013
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 5 – 8 pm
Entry: Prior reservation

About Nadifa Mohamed
Nadifa Mohamed, the Somali-British author, will be speaking about her writing and her Somali homeland. Born in Hargeisa and raised in South London, Nadifa’s first novel, Black Mamba Boy(2010), was inspired by the life of her father who was forced to leave Somalia and set out on an odyssey that took him to the UK. Identified by Granta as one of the best of young British novelists, Nadifa’s novel was described by one reviewer as a book of elegance and beauty. It won the Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for numerous other prizes. Nadifa’s new novel, The Orchard of Lost Souls, will be published in August 2013. It describes the fall of the Somali state through the lives of three women.

During the same evening, a panel of writers, bloggers, photographers and poets will also discuss their work on the recently concluded 2013 Kenyan general elections.

Previous Conversations

June 11, 2013 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: 4th European Film Festival, Jun. 14-16 2013 @ Alliance Francaise de Kisumu

Eu in Kenya
Dates: June 14-16, 2013
Venue: Alliance Francaise de Kisumu
Location: Milimani Branch. Near CICT, behind Kisumu Law Courts
Entry: Free

Participating Countries
Germany, France, Netherlands, Slovak Republic, Sweden, Switzerland & UK

Programme
Friday 14: 3 pm – Late Bloomers, 5 pm – L’Arbre
Saturday 15: 1 pm – The Imposter, 3 pm – Easy Money & 5 pm – Love
Sunday 16: 1 pm – The Dinner Club, 3 pm – Berlin Calling & 5 pm – Searching for Sugar Man

June 11, 2013 at 9:32 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: 10th Sauti za Busara Festival, Feb. 14-17 2013 @ Old Fort in Zanzibar

Sauti za Busara
Dates: February 14-17, 2013
Venue: Old Fort in Zanzibar
Festival Tickets*: EA Residents US $29, International Visitors US $109
Programme: Festival Timetable

*Festival admission prices vary with citizeship. Find full info here

The Festival
The festival will celebrate a lifetime achievement of bringing together artists and audiences from around Africa and beyond with enriching cultural experiences, promoting cultural diversity and social development for the past 10 years.
Sauti za Busara is an annual music event in East Africa and widely known as ‘the friendliest festival on the planet’. This edition will feature 200 musicians: more than twenty five groups from East Africa and beyond; acoustic and electric, upcoming and established – all performing live.

The Old Fort will host three nights of non-stop live music, with the main programme continuing Friday through Sunday with performances from 5pm until 1am.

The festival also features African Music Films: documentaries, music videos and live concert footage, all focused on promoting the richness and diversity of African music as screened in the amphitheatre of the Old Fort.

Headline Artist Cheikh Lo – Senegal
Headline artist for the 10th edition of Sauti za Busara is internationally acclaimed Baye Fall artist Cheikh Lo from Senegal. A superb singer and songwriter as well as a distinctive guitarist, percussionist and drummer he has personalized and distilled a variety of influences from West and Central Africa, to create a style that is uniquely his own.

To celebrate ten years of Sauti za Busara, the festival showcases “Best of the Best”; audience favourites of past years including Tanzania’s DDC Mlimani Park Orchestra.

Zanzibar’s Culture Musical Club will also showcase at the 10th edition and they remain the most prolific and successful taarab orchestra from East Africa.

Other main acts include Khaira Arby (Mali), Comrade Fatso and Chabvondoka (Zimbabwe), Atongo Zimba (Ghana), N’Faly Kouyaté (Guinea), Nathalie Natiembe (Reunion), Nawal & Les Femmes de la Lune (Comoros/Mayotte), Wazimbo (Mozambique), The Moreira Project (Mozambique/South Africa), Owiny Sigoma Band (Kenya/UK), Mokoomba (Zimbabwe), Msafiri Zawose & Sauti Band (Tanzania), Mani Martin (Rwanda), Burkina Electric (Burkina Faso/USA), Lumumba Theatre Group (Tanzania), Sousou & Maher Cissoko (Senegal/Sweden), Super Maya Baikoko (Tanzania), Peter Msechu (Tanzania) and many more.

Networking Space
Sauti za Busara will continue to host the Movers & Shakers networking forum for local and visiting arts professionals. This networking space facilitates discussions, exchange and development of ideas on the creative industries in the East African region and beyond.

Fringe Events
It’s not just the festival that puts on a show; the local community is encouraged to take part by hosting Busara Xtra fringe events. These include traditional ngoma drum and dance, fashion shows, dhow races, open-mic sessions, after-parties and performances of Zanzibar’s oldest taarab orchestras as arranged by the local community.

For More Information: www.busaramusic.org

January 19, 2013 at 2:31 pm 2 comments

Afrika Eye Film Festival Friday Discussion: The Moving Image, Nov. 9 2012 @iHub


The creativez are hosting the first ever, virtual continental collaborative Afrika Eye Film Festival discussion this Friday evening at iHub with our friends African Interactive in Bristol -UK all on Film and Digital Media The theme is The Moving Image

Other than discuss how Digital can expand the audience for the African moving image we will also explore new forms of film production, funding, distribution models and opportunities on collaborative projects between Kenyan and British film makers. All this will happen in a Unique format-depending on where you are on today we -the audience will get to interact with both panels in Bristol and in Nairobi’s iHub via an intergrated weblink

Panel: Nairobi [5-7pm]
Producer, Director- Bob Nyanja
Producer Director – Wanuri Kahiu
Producer, Director, Writer and Film Legend – John. E. Maina

Moderated by Jenny Muigai aka @skinnyfilmmaker

Panel :- Bristol 2-4pm
Writer, Producer – Andrew Mugoya
Producer, Director – Simon Bright

For more info on the event and bios of the panelist click here

The event is free but space is limited so kindly reserve your place by RSVP to this email: thecreativez@gbs.co.ke

November 9, 2012 at 10:38 am Leave a comment

Conference: Popular Expression in the Silicon Savanna – Perspectives on the Digitization of Art and Life in Kenya, Jul. 10 2012 @ Goethe


While it remains to be seen whether the digital revolution will bring Kenyas ‘Vision 2030′ to fruition, digital technologies are clearly transforming the landscape of Kenyan popular culture. In Kenya today, popular music is being produced on computers and consumed on mobile phones; fiction is being published, read, and commented upon in blogs; poetry is being podcast; religious and political slogans are circulating on Twitter.

This conference brings together Kenyan and non-Kenyan scholars, intellectuals, and cultural practitioners for lively presentations and discussions on the ways in which digital technologies are transforming the production, consumption, reception, monetization, and politicization of popular expression in Kenya – all with a view toward developing a better understanding of Kenyan society in the digital age.

Organised by Prof. Mbugua wa-Mungai (Kenyatta University) and Dr. Andrew J. Eisenberg (University of Oxford), with support from the Goethe-Institut Kenya and the ‘Music, Digitisation, Mediation’ Research Programme at the University of Oxford, UK

Date: July 10, 2012
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Time: 10am-4pm
Entry: Free

For more info & programme check G.I. facebook event page

July 5, 2012 at 5:30 pm Leave a comment


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