Exhibition: On the Outside Looking In by Richard Kimathi, Jun. 24 – Jul. 25 2017 @ One Off Contemporary Gallery


Opening: June 24, 2017
Venue: One Off Contemporary Art Gallery
Time: noon – 5 pm

Open Until July 25, 2017

About
Richard Kimathi along with four other Kenyans are representing their country at the Venice Biennale. One Off Gallery is enormously proud to host a show of Richard’s latest work in Kenya from 24th June, titled ‘On the outside looking in’. Always experimenting and pushing the envelope, in this series Kimathi uses metal as his painting surface. And as ever, he explores the emotionally charged political climate surrounding us.

June 20, 2017 at 4:50 pm 1 comment

Figure Drawing Workshop: with Mercy Kagia, Jul. 1 2017 @ the Polka Dot Art Gallery


Date: Saturday, July 1, 2017
Venue: the Polka Dot Art Gallery
Time: 10.00 am
Cost: KES 2000/- per person | Special Student Deal 200/-

June 28, 2017 at 9:16 am 2 comments

Exhibition: Artists Against Extinction, Jun. 29 – Jul. 23 2017 @ The Polka Dot Art Gallery


An exhibition of paintings and photography by a collection on Kenya’s top artists

Launch of Artists Against Extinction Exhibition
Date & Time: Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 6.30 pm
Venue: The Polka Dot Art Gallery
Location: The Souk, Dagoretti Rd, Karen

Exhibition is on until: July 23, 2017

About
Founded by Karen Laurence-Rowe, Artists Against Extinction is a group of artists who are trying to help stem this frightening trend in a powerful way… through their art! The artist’s chosen are all experts in their genre and the work in the gallery is extraordinary! Every artwork sold from the site will generate 20% to a conservation charity of the artists choice.

So a sale here actually helps preserve various species!

June 27, 2017 at 1:55 pm Leave a comment

The GoDown Gig w/ Lydia Ogoti, Rhumba Japan & Jamnazi Afrika, Jul. 1 2017 @ the GoDown Arts Centre


Date: July 1, 2017
Venue: the GoDown Arts Centre
Time: 3 pm
No Cover Charge

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Thursday Nite Live w/ Pilani Bubu (from South Africa), Jun. 29 2017 @ J’s – Westlands


Date: June 29, 2017
Venue: J’s, Westlands
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

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Women in Politics – Udada na Siasa, Jun. 26-30 2017 @ Alliance Française & Goethe Institut


Dates: June 26 – 30, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française & Goethe Institut

Udada na Siasa – A level playing field?
The Alliance Française Nairobi and the Goethe-Institut Kenya are presenting a series of activities on the topic of ‘Women in Politics – Udada na Siasa’ views from Germany, France and Kenya, from 26th to 30th June.

In a year, when all three countries Germany, France and Kenya have either held their General Elections or will be holding them, this French-German initiative, supported by the French-German Cultural Fund and the European Union Delegation in Kenya, will explore and compare the challenges encountered by women in decision making and political processes in the three countries.

Through panel discussions, digital art installations, twitter conversations, participatory puppet theatre performances and a multi-media film, artists, experts and the general public will reflect on the place of women in politics from the perspectives of the electorate and the politicians.

In France, after the second round of legislative elections on last Sunday, 223 women were elected to France’s lower house. With 38.65% of seats in the National Assembly, the election marks a new record for female representation in the French parliament. It’s good news for equality: Women now hold 223 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly but still falls short of true equality in representation.

In Kenya, women are likely to be elected for the first time to some of Kenya’s powerful governor positions heralding a political breakthrough in a patriarchal society where women have struggled to make gains in the face of violence, intimidation and sexism.

In Germany, although Angela Merkel has been in the office of the chancellor since 2005, only approximately 33 % of the members of the Federal German Parliament are women. The old idea that women should focus on Kinder, Kirche, und Küche—children, church, and kitchen – still holds sway in the country. The way to a political office is solely through engagement in the parties and the male dominated hierarchies. The sexist actions and utterances create a hostile atmosphere towards women, thus discouraging them from political engagement.

How can more progress be made towards a level playing field? Join us next week. For the full programme of activities, click here.

June 23, 2017 at 8:40 am Leave a comment

An Evening with the Spanish Guitarist Ricardo García, Jun. 23 2017 @ the Hub Karen – Lower Piazza


Date: Friday, 23rd June 2017
Venue: The Hub Karen, Lower Piazza
Time: 7 pm
Entry: Free of charge

About
The Embassy of Spain is glad to inform that The Hub in Karen in conjunction with the Spanish Restaurant Picazzo, will host a performance of the Spanish guitarist Ricardo García this Friday 23rd June at 7 pm.

June 21, 2017 at 6:04 pm Leave a comment

Inaugural Jazz Attitude Event with Aaron, June, Tetu & Noel, Jun. 25 2017 @ the Alchemist – Westlands


Date: June 25, 2017
Venue: the Alchemist, Westlands
Time: Gates open from 12 noon and bands take the stage from 2 pm
Tickets: KES 1,000 at the Gate and/or online at mymookh


Performances by: Aaron Rimbui, June Gachui, Tetu Shani & Noel Nderitu.

June 21, 2017 at 11:22 am Leave a comment

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