Kwani? Sunday Salon – w/ Writer Songeziwe Mahlangu, May 3 2015 @ Kwani Trust Office Gardens

Kwani S Salon
Date: Sunday, 3rd May
Venue: Kwani Trust Office Gardens, Riverside Drive
Time: 3 pm
Entry: FREE

About
Kwani? Sunday Salon will feature readings and conversations with 2014 Etisalat Prize for Literature winner, Songeziwe Mahlangu and celebrated Kenyan writer, Henry Ole Kulet.

There will be poetry performances, live music by Sage and readings from the new Chimurenga by Caine Prize winner Yvonne Owour, historian Ngala Chome and Kwani Trust Managing Editor Billy Kahora.

The visiting South African author is the second winner of the Etisalat Prize for Literature, the first ever pan-African prize celebrating first time writers of published fiction books.

Mr. Ole Kulet’s novel Vanishing Herds ( Longhorn Publishers) won the 2013 Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature. He has published several books and has over 30 years experience writing about contemporary Maa culture.

Chimurenga is a project-based mutable object, a print magazine, a workspace, and platform for editorial and curatorial activities. Started in 2011, The Chronic is a pan African quarterly gazette whose new edition focuses on new geographies, and is published in collaboration with Kwani Trust.

“One of the questions is this: if you try to map the psycho-techno-cultural corridors and ports through which this idea of better life (also known as “Africa Rising”) circulates, what do you see? We came up with this multi-breasted feminine. And more – war machines, secret countries, trade routes, water maps etc.” – The Chronic.

Find more info. on their website http://kwani.org/new/press_releases/87/kwani_trust_to_host_2014_etisalat_prize_for_literature_winner.htm

April 23, 2015 at 11:08 am 1 comment

Out of Town/Fundraiser: to Support Car No 57 feat. DJ Mikhail Kuzi, May 9 2015 @ Forty Thieves Beach Bar

May 9 Rhino Charge Event
Date: May 9, 2015
Venue: Forty Thieves Beach Bar
Time: 10 pm till late
Entry: KES 500

All proceeds will go towards financing Car No 57.

About
The Rhino Charge is an annual event organized to raise funds for the Rhino Ark Charitable Trust. This year the event is to be held on the 31st of May. The Rhino Charge is a Kenyan off-road event in which competitors drive between scattered check points over approximately 100 square kilometers of very rough terrain within a 10 hour period. Navigation is by compass/GPS and the winner is the competitor who visits all check points in the shortest distance (GPS measured) (www.rhinocharge.co.ke).

Brandon Barbour has been involved in the Rhino Charge for 3 years with the team of Car no 53 which was placed 3rd overall in 2014. This year he is entering in Car No 57 a 1990 Suzuki rebuilt especially for this event. Through Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RhinoChargeKenya?fref=ts you will be able to follow Brandon and his team on the day.

Together with the famous DJ Mikhail Kuzi, they organize a fundraiser beach party to sponsor the car and contribute to support the Rhino Ark on Saturday 9th Mayat Forty Thieves Beach Bar, all you have to do is come to party on the beach, pay KES 500/- at the gate. All proceeds from the gate will go to the car #57.

April 30, 2015 at 2:31 pm Leave a comment

Shock & Fusion, May 6 2015 @ Alliance Française

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Date: May 6, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: KES 500

April 30, 2015 at 2:29 pm 1 comment

Exhibition: Full Frontal by Jessica Atieno, May 7-21 2015 @ Kuona Trust

Full Frontal at KT
Opening at Kuona Trust on the 7th of May 2015
Time: 6 pm

Exhibition runs until May 21 2015

About
Full Frontal presents a witty but hard-hitting look into feminism and female gender stereotypes today.
It opens up a dialogue as to what really is being woman as opposed to being female. Does being female automatically mean that one is a woman?

April 30, 2015 at 2:28 pm 1 comment

Kwani Open Mic May Edition feat. Vanessa Ombura & Lele Ngoma, May 5 2015 @ the Phoenix Players

Open Mic May 2015
Date: May 5, 2015
Venue: the Phoenix Players
Time: 7-9.30 pm
Tickets: KES 300 at the Gate

April 30, 2015 at 2:27 pm 2 comments

Exhibition: Resurrection – Facial Fragments by Eltayeb Dawalbeit, May 3 –Jun. 21 2015 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

Red Hill Exh Opening
Exhibition opening: Sunday, 3rd May 2015
Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery

The exhibition will run until June 21, 2015

April 30, 2015 at 2:24 pm Leave a comment

Storytelling at Oloolua, May 1 & June 1 2015 @ Oloolua Resort (Ngong-Kiserian road)

Story Telling session
Dates: May 1 & June 1 2015
Venue: Oloolua Resort on the Ngong-Kiserian road
Time: 2.30 pm
Tickets: KES 300

Oloolua Resort is a beautiful place for a family outing

April 30, 2015 at 2:05 pm 1 comment

Exhibition: The Mavericks by Kota Otieno & Michael Wafula, Apr. 30 –May 22 2015 @ Circle Art Gallery

Circle-Art-Gallery-Kota-Otieno-&-Michael-Wafula-exhibition-guests
Dates: April 30 – May 22, 2015
Venue: Circle Art Gallery, 910 James Gichuru Road
Gallery Hours: Weekdays 10 am – 5 pm and Weekends 11 am – 4 pm

Exhibition by Kota Otieno and Michael Wafula
Circle art gallery map
Website: http://www.circleartagency.com/

April 29, 2015 at 3:03 pm 1 comment

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