Story Development Workshop Sessions: The Primary Colours of a Story, Jan. 25, 26 & 28 2019 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium & Heron Portico Hotel Nairobi

Dates: January 25, 26 & 28, 2019
Venue(s): Goethe Institut Auditorium and Heron Portico Nairobi
Time: These are story development workshop sessions of 1.5 hours, each
Entry: Free of charge upon prior registration*

* Register here: WORKSHOP(at)ONEFINEDAYFILMS(dot)ORG; you can pick and choose which sessions you want to attend.


Great news for all filmmakers, film enthusiasts and all those interested in developing stories for all formats (stage, screen, literature, web).

The Goethe-Institut Nairobi has collaborated with One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink Films to bring you a one of a kind opportunity.

Facilitated by David Baboulene, a published author of six books including; The Story Book (2010) and the upcoming Primary Colours of Story (2019), scriptwriter, professional story consultant and a Ph.D. scholar of story theory whose research is changing the way contemporary media industries create and evaluate stories.

What is a story? Why do stories exist? How do stories work?
Using clips and examples from classics such as Breaking Bad and Back to the Future, David Baboulene explains the key elements that give stories their power and which give you a toolkit for managing that power. Character growth, moral argument, knowledge gaps and subtext, the story world, conflict and key questions are all made plain, followed by an opportunity for Q&A with the story consultant

The sessions will be held in 4 parts as described below:


Session 1 – The mind and stories
Why do stories exist? How do they work? What even IS a story?!
How story evolved from language and the functions of mind.
How the mind works with narrative, both in real-life experiences and in story.
Here they are! The Primary Colours of Story.

Session 2 – Subtext and knowledge gaps
The critical and defining role of subtext and knowledge gaps.
Privilege and revelation
Classical forms – Hollywood formula and Aristotle
Examples of classical and anti-structure stories.

Session 3 – Characters, conflict and antagonism
The five critical components of character
Conflict and antagonism – get in touch with your dark side…
Motivation, character growth and the moral argument.

Session 4 – Storification – finding the ultimate power in a story
Fiction, lies, deceit… and truth
Writing backwards – which ending is the ending?
Whose story is it?

Case study
The story management and development process

25th & 28th Goethe-Institut Auditorium
26th Heron Portico Hotel

This is the first part of a series of lectures and workshops we are conducting this year together with One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink Films who are venturing into TV / web series.


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Official Launch of the Flipflopi Dhow (Clean Seas) Expedition from Lamu to Zanzibar (with stops in Kilifi, Mombasa, Diani, and Shimoni), Jan. 23 2019 @ Lamu County

Date: January 23, 2019
Venue: Lamu County
Time: from 11 am – 7 pm
Find more information, here.


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Fine Art Exhibition ft. Mary Ogembo and Dale Kotengo, from Jan. 26 2019 @ Bric a Brac – Langata Road

Date: from January 26, 2019
Venue: Bric a Brac, Langata Road
Time: from 2 pm

January 18, 2019 at 4:03 pm Leave a comment

Showcase Wednesday featuring D’Bass Ganun (Qanun Player from Tanzania), Jan. 23 2019 @ Alliance Française de Nairobi

Date: January 23, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française de Nairobi
Time: 7 pm
Entry: Free

The 1st Showcase Wed. of the year will feature the qanun player D’Bass Ganun from Tanzania, incorporating this ancient Egyptian string instrument into the vibrant traditional music of the Ndengeleko from Rufiji.

Mbwana Mtulia, also known as D’bass Ganun, is a talented Tanzanian singer, songwriter, bassist and Qanun (Ganun) player. The Ganun is a 10th Century ancient Egyptian string instrument.

D’bass picked up an interest in the instrument from his late father, a Qanun maestro, who tutored him. D’bass’s Ndengeleko tribe (from the island town of Rufiji) incorporated the instrument into their vibrant traditional music to create a unique contemporary sound that delivers a memorable listening experience.

January 18, 2019 at 4:03 pm Leave a comment

Yoga Mash Up, Jan. 26 2019 @ Acacia Studios – Viking House

Date: January 26, 2019
Venue: Acacia Studios – Viking House
Time: 1.30-3 pm

We’re back with another edition of this fun hangout where we freestyle with yoga & dance. Grab your friends and come meet with our fantastic instructors:

~ YoD (Your own Determination)
~ Partner Yoga
~ AfroDance

The class time is 1:30 – 3:00pm but there will be some refreshments so you can come early or hang back a bit later & just enjoy getting to know our community.

Fees: FREE!!

*hire of a mat is only ksh 50 or bring your own

Seasoned and advanced yogis are all welcome.

January 17, 2019 at 2:23 pm Leave a comment

Photos from Kilifi New Year 2019 Festival at Beneath the Baobabs – Kilifi

The Burn at Kilifi New Year, Jan. 2 2019 | by NairobiNow

Photos from Kilifi New Year 2019:
Photos from the three stages, namely; the Main Stage (link), Umoja Stage (link) and Hidden Valley Stage (link).
Photos (link) from the Burn!

January 17, 2019 at 2:22 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: A Colourful Connection – A French/Kenyan Arts Exchange, Until Jan. 27 2019 @ Alliance Française de Nairobi

Dates: Until 27 January 2019
Venue: Alliance Française de Nairobi, Loita/Monrovia Streets

A COLOURFUL CONNECTION: A French/Kenyan Arts Exchange – Live concert, live painting, exhibition, video projection presented by Switch-A-Roo featuring French and Kenyan visual artists and musicians.

January 17, 2019 at 2:22 pm Leave a comment

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