Kwani? Open Mic: We’ve Moved Edition! Mar. 3 2015 @ Phoenix Players

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Nairobi’s longest running performance poetry platform, Kwani? Open Mic commemorates its 8th year with a switch to new venue, Phoenix Players. A beloved fixture on Nairobi’s arts and culture circuit, this spot shall provide a relaxed and intimate setting where words will take centre stage.

The inaugural event slated for March 3rd has slam champions Teardrops and Wanjiku Mwaurah blessing the mic as the night’s featured poets with H_Art the Band providing musical delight.

Look out for performances by special guests and old friends of Kwani? Open Mic.

Featured Poets: Teardrops and Wanjiku Mwaurah
Featured Band: H_art the Band
MC: Cindy Ogana
Date: 3rd March 2015
Time: 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Venue: The Phoenix Players, Parliament Rd, Inside Professional Centre
Entry: Advance 200*, Gate 300.

*Advance tickets are only available via Mpesa: Simply select “Buy Goods” on your MPesa menu, enter the “Till Number” (56714) and follow instructions to complete transaction.

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Teardrops
This fast rising sheng Spoken Word poet has performed at over a hundred venues across the country. Teardrops is passionate about social issues and change and recently released a spoken word album. Besides art, he is an entrepreneur and electrical engineer.

Wanjiku Mwaurah
A natural performer and talented scriptwriter, the Flow of My Soul author, Wanjiku Mwaurah goes beyond poetry and has been involved in awareness campaigns for the cerebral palsy condition (art4acause) while playing mentor for many upcoming artists in the field.

H_Art the Band
Made up of Mordecai Kimeu, Kenneth Muya and Wachira Gatama, H-Art the Band has created a language best understood not by the mind but by the heart. Blending smooth vocals with poetry, freestyle rap and dance, the trio is making waves in the local music scene.

March 1, 2015 at 4:34 pm Leave a comment

Book Launch Party: Belonging in Africa by Jo Alkemade, Mar. 13 2015 @ Michael Joseph Centre

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Author Jo Alkemade and Lesleigh Kenya welcomes you to the Michael Joseph Centre for the Book Launch Party.

Date: March 13, 2015
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 6-9 pm
Entry: Free

Entertainment by: Soul and jazz artist Liron.

PS: Lesleigh Kenya regrets to announce that due to unavoidable circumstances, the last meet the Author event which was scheduled to March 7 2015 at Silole Villa has been cancelled.

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Charity Concert w/ Chris Bittok feat: Different Faces Band, Mar. 7 2015 @ Tamambo Village Market

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Date: Saturday, March 7 2015
Venue: Tamambo Village Market
Time: from 8 pm
Tickets KES 1000/- (proceed to benefit the Anne Bittock Medical Fund)

Performances by CHRIS BITTOK feat: Different Faces Band + Special Surprise Guest Appearances

Hosted by June Gachui

Donations can be sent to MPESA Paybill # 317036 Acct # AnneBittock

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International Women’s Day: Women of the World Talk & Act Conference 2015, Mar. 7 2015 @ Michael Joseph Centre

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Date: 7th March, 2015
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 8am to 6pm
Entry: Ksh4,000 – Adults, free for children under the age of 12.

About
Women have been long termed, “their own worst enemies”. But in 2015 Moving Cultures is going to change that with the “Women of the World Talk & Act” interactive conference as we celebrate International Women’s Day in style!

This is the only event that you will find Fashion beacons such as Ann McCreath, Ajuma Naseyana, Politicians; Naisula Lesuda, Thespian and performers such as June Gachui, Emi Kitasako ( Japan), Temi Ogunyuko (USA), Salsa instructors such as Marion Munga, Photographers such as Georgina Goodwin and Writers such as Margaretta Gacheru and over 20 other iconic women sharing of themselves in one on one mentorship and facilitation, to grow the force and effect of women to positively impact Kenya and the world.

For more information on this event contact: wannyangerer@hotmail.com

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Kenya Kite festival, Mar. 15 2015 @ Nairobi Polo Club

Kite Festival
Kenya Kite festival is East & Central Africa’s premier kiting event, organized by Urban Live Events. It’s the second International kite festival in the continent after South Africa that brings together kite fliers, kite makers and kite enthusiasts from around the world.

Since inception in August 2012, the festival has grown to become a must attend outdoor family fun day event. Festival goers are treated to a one of a kind kiting experience that often includes exciting kiting stunts, competitions, aero show displays and lots of fun filled activities. The highlight being an amazing 20-30 feet show kite displays from professional kiters.

This year we will be holding the fourth edition of the Kenya Kite Festival and everyone’s invited. Be sure to bring your own kites to partake in some amateur kiting. Food, drinks and kites will be available for purchase.

For more information on this event contact us via email: info@kenyakitefestival.co.ke / info@urbanlive.co.ke
or call: 0737619473/20 2072945

Date: 15th March, 2015
Venue: Nairobi Polo Club
Time: 11am to 6pm
Entry: Advance: Ksh650 – Adults, Ksh350 – Children
Gate: Ksh800 at the Gate, Ksh500 – Children

March 1, 2015 at 5:26 pm Leave a comment

Concert by Marema from Senegal, Mar. 6 2015 @ Alliance Francaise

Marema at AF

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Vagina Monologues, Mar. 8 2015 @ Alliance Francaise

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Vagina Monologues is BACK just in time for the International Women’s Day. Catch the Show at Alliance Francaise on Sunday March 8th at 3pm and 6pm (TWO SHOWS ONLY) There are NEW candid and hilarious pieces that will keep you riveted to the edge of your seat.

The star-studded cast: Wanjiku Mburu, Veronicah Waceke, Maryanne Nungo, Milan Kantai, Muthoni Gathecha, Caroline Midimo,, Angel Waruinge and Valentine Ziki
Director: Carol Odongo-Boy.

Tickets @ Ksh. 500 Only.
Get your Tickets: MPESA Paybill No: 961700 Account No: 00520 (You will find your ticket at the door)
Ticket Hotlines: 0708 221 040 / 0703 356 631, Alliance Francaise reception (020 3340054 / 020 3340079)

All proceeds from this event will go to Tasaru Ntomonok Safehouse in Narok and Flone Initiative*

*Tasaru Ntomonok Safehouse in Narokis a local safe house for girls escaping FGM.

*Flone Initiative works with matatu drivers, touts and motor bike riders to deconstruct societal norms and acquired negative attitudes on women’s freedom.

March 1, 2015 at 5:19 pm Leave a comment

JICC JSPS Panel Discussion, Mar. 6 2015 @ the Multi-Purpose Hall of the Japan Information & Culture Centre

Every year, the Japan Information and Culture Centre (JICC) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Nairobi Centre (JSPS) hold a symposium at the Embassy of Japan.

This year, the symposium is titled The Second Maasai Olympic — Competition for Wildlife Conservation?. To discuss this issue, they have invited Dr. Toshio Meguro (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies), Mr. Lekishon Kenana (Kenya Wildlife Service), Mr. Salaton Tome (Wildlife and environment conservation, Maasai Mara University) and Mr. Sontika Melok, a leader of Maasai youth as panelists.

The symposium will be held on Friday, March 06, 2015 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm at the Multi-Purpose Hall of the Japan Information & Culture Centre at the Embassy of Japan (Mara Road, Upper Hill).

Find attached PANEL DISCUSSION_JICC&JSPS [Pdf] the Embassy’s note concerning the event, including the program as well as the panelists.

In order to attend the symposium, kindly note that it will be necessary to register beforehand. To register, send an email with your name, ID Number and contact details to jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or call 020-2898515.
Registration is strictly on a first come first served basis.

March 1, 2015 at 5:12 pm Leave a comment

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