Unmasking the United Nation’s Culture of Cover-ups, Corruption and Impunity. By Rasna Warah.
In a world experiencing increasing conflicts, terrorism and displacement, many people are wondering what the United Nations – the organisation established in 1945 to save future generations from the scourge of war – should do or could have done to prevent the disasters from escalating.
UNsilenced shows that contrary to expectation, the UN has remained a bystander in many of the conflicts and most peace-building efforts have failed miserably. UNsilenced describes how whistleblowers have been denied justice within the UN system and how the immunity accorded to UN officials, combined with other malpractices within the organisation, allows injustice to flourish.
The book will be discussed by John Githongo, Billy Kahora, Kwamchetsi Makokha and the author Rasna Warah.
Photo & Film Exhibition: My Camera My Life by Sir Mohinder Dhillon, Until Oct. 31 2016 @ the National Museum
Dates: Until October 31, 2016
Venue: the National Museum of Kenya
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Tickets: Normal Museum Rates Apply
The photographs that make-up this exhibition were shot over a period of fifty-six years, (1952 – 2008), by Sir Mohinder Dhillon, a Kenyan news camera man. The photographs allow us to travel with Mohinder back in time and eavesdrop on history, reminding us of our past and the individuals and events that helped shape our world.
“Looking back over the more than 83 years I have spent in the world; I cannot help but feel a sense of wonder. Did I really do all these things? Go to all these places? Meet all these people? How, as a simple village boy from Punjab who never even finished school, did I end up travelling the globe, dodging bullets to make a living by shooting thousands of meters of film in some of the world’s most dangerous trouble spots?” – Sir Mohinder Dhillon, October 2016.
Date: Friday, October 28, 2016
Venue: Goethe-Institut Nairobi
Time: 6-8 PM
The Art Critic Forum’s 4th edition focuses on Art Writing.
A keynote will be presented by Thom Ogonga and a response by Millicent Muthoni. The session will be moderated by Dr. Mshai Mwangola.
Exhibition: The City, the Mountain and further North, Oct. 29 – Nov. 22 2016 @ One Off Contemporary Gallery
Opening: October 29, 2016
Venue: One Off Contemporary Gallery
Time: noon – 5 pm
The exhibition runs until: November 22, 2016
The show comprises some of Brooke’s classic subjects of cattle with dust, Mt Kenya and tribal women. He also depicts Aloes, low water in a river and Pelicans; a show stopper of a painting and something of a departure for the artist. Brooke’s famous economy of line becomes more and more prevalent.
Don’t miss Brooke’s spectacular rendition of our ‘vanishing Kenya’.
More on Timothy Brooke and the exhibition; http://www.oneoffafrica.com/upcoming-exhibition.html
The Embassy of Spain is pleased to invite you to the Udada Film Festival, which this Embassy supports every year and which will take place from Monday 24th October to Friday 28th October 2016.
On Monday 24th at 6pm, the opening ceremony of the Festival will be held at the Kenya National Theatre and it will coincide with the “Spanish Night” of the Festival where Spanish films will be screened.
From 25th to 27th October, the Festival will take place from 10am to 8pm daily at the PAWA 254 cultural centre.
On Friday 28th, the closing ceremony will be held at PAWA 254 at 6pm.
Admission is free at all the events of the Festival.
Halloween Kids Party: Nairobi Spooktacular Halloween, Oct. 29 2016 @ Karen Village – Opp. Shade Hotel
Date: October 29 2016
Venue: Karen Village – Opp. Shade Hotel
Time: 6-11 pm
Tickets: KES 500 per child, accompanying adults free
For tickets and inquiries,tel. 0705 352 233