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Thursday Nite Live feat. Suzan Kerunen, Jun. 9 2015 @ Choices – Baricho Road

TNL@C Suzan Kerunen JULY 9th
Date: July 9, 2015
Venue: Choices, Baricho Road
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

July 3, 2015 at 10:08 am Leave a comment

Marie Pierre Wine Club with 88 Restaurant, Jul. 11 2015 @ Villa Rosa Kempinski – Nairobi

the WP Club
The second Marie Pierre Wine Club with 88 Restaurant that will take place on Saturday, 11th July 2015 from 1 PM to 5 PM at the Villa Rosa Kempinski.

Join sommelier Gloria Kinya as she takes you through amazing wines from France and Italy.

Tickets: KES 5,500

Kindly note that tickets are limited

July 3, 2015 at 10:04 am Leave a comment

Screenings and Discussions: Why Poverty Documentary Series, Jul. 6-10 2015 @ Alliance Française

Why Poverty
Dates: July 6-10, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6 pm
Free Entry

About
The ‘Why Poverty’ documentary series is a project that was initiated and produced by Steps International, a non-profit organization that combines documentaries, new media and outreach to get millions of people talking about big issues. 5 long films and 21 short films from all around the world aim to deepen our understanding of the underlying causes of poverty and inequality.

Mon. 6 July at 6.30 pm
‘Poor Us’ – an animated history: Do we know what Poverty is?
The film takes us on a journey through history and poverty, examining attitudes, drivers and solutions from the early hunter gatherers to today’s financial meltdown.

Related short films include ‘God is Rain: Kenya: what happens when the water runs out?’, ‘Whose land: Mali: Land grab or business opportunity?’, ‘Wilber Goes Poor 1: India: caste: a cause of poverty and discrimination?’ and ‘OK Brothers: India: worst job in the world’

Tue. 7 July at 6pm
‘Stealing Africa’ – How much profit is fair?
Based on original research into public documents, the film describes the tax system employed by multinational companies in Africa.
Related short films include ‘Sea Gypsies: Malaysia: the cost of tourism’, ‘Wilber Goes Poor 2: India: caste: a cause of poverty and discrimination?’, ‘Coal Boy: India: digging to the other end of the world?’and ‘The Barrel: Venezuela: sink or swim?’

Wed. 8 July at 6pm
‘Solar Mamas’ – Are women better at getting out of poverty?
Rafea attends the Barefoot College in India that takes uneducated women from poor communities and trains them to become solar engineers. The film follows Rafea as she finds that qualifying at the college is the first of many challenges.
Related short films include ‘The Thread: Uruguay: can microfinance fix a 15th birthday?’, ‘Afghan Girl: Do we know what poverty is?’, ‘Wilber Goes Poor 3: India: caste: a cause of poverty and discrimination?’, ‘A Beggar’s Loan: Bangladesh: from begging to business?’ and‘Miseducation: South Africa: What would you risk to get an education?’

Thu. 9 July at 6pm
‘Park Avenue’ – Money, Power and the American Dream: How much inequality is too much?’
Park Ave, New York City is home to some of the wealthiest Americans. Across the Harlem River is the other Park Avenue in South Bronx, where more than half the population need food stamps and children are twenty times more likely to be killed. In the last thirty years, inequality has rocketed in the US. While the richest lobby Capitol Hill for friendly legislation, the poorest are left asking what happened to the American Dream?
Related short films include ‘New Poor: Spain: who are the new poor?’, ‘Maua surroundings: Brazil: a new way to fight homelessness’,‘Lullaby: Germany: do the poor sleep well?’, ‘The crisis and the sunglasses: Greece: is anyone safe from poverty?’ and ‘Mama Illegal:Moldova: love or money?’

Fri. 10 July at 6pm
‘Land Rush’ – How do you feed the world?
The population of Mali comprises 75 per cent farmers, but rich, land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali’s land in order to turn large areas into agribusiness farms. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism. Can Mali’s farmers combat food shortages and escape poverty on their own terms?
Related short films include ‘Waste: Global: why can’t we feed the world’, ‘Morris’ Bag: Kenya: can you feed a family out of bag?’ and‘Hunger for Profit: USA/Kenya: how can you make money out of hunger?’

July 3, 2015 at 9:56 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Colour Identity, Jul. 9-31 2015 @ Alliance Française

Dates: July 9-31, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française
Free Entrance

About
Moses Nyawanda, Moses Muigai, Kevin Ndege, Pascal Chuma and Isabellah Mosigisi come together in a group exhibition entitled ‘Colour Identity’. Colour is a potent element of these artists’ visual language, each distinctively exploiting colour value in his/her creativity.

Moses Nyawanda and Kevin Ndege are based at the Railway Museum Art Studio. Pascal Chuma and Isabellah Mosigisi are from the Bobea Art Centre in Eastlands. Moses Muigai practices from his studio at home in Thika. Both Moses Nyawanda and Moses Muigai are graduates of the defunct Creative Art Centre which played a significant role in the Kenyan Art Scene from the 70s to the late 90s. Pascal studied at the Buruburu Institute of Fine Arts and Kevin and Isabellah are self-taught.

July 3, 2015 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

Display of Digital Artwork on Kuona at 20, Jul. 1-6 2015 @ Kuona Trust

Dates: 1st – 6th July 2015
Venue: Kuona Trust

About
This year, for Kuona Trust’s 20th Anniversary, design students from AGT developed various digital art work resonating the vibrant culture and long legacy of the Centre. The work will be on display in the Kuona Trust Gallery till the 6th of July 2015.

We will have a brief discussion on the work with representatives from AGT this Friday from 11am

July 3, 2015 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

Event: Thinks and Drinks, Jul. 7 2015 @ TheThaiPlace – Ngong Road

Thinks and Drinks July 2015
Date: July 7, 2015
Venue: TheThaiPlace, Ngong Road
Time: 7-10 pm
RSVP: 0723-733 713

Location
the Thai Place

July 3, 2015 at 9:36 am Leave a comment

Family Day Out: Horse Racing, Jul. 5 2015 @ Ngong Racecourse

Horse Racing
Date: July 5, 2015
Venue: Ngong Racecourse
Time: from 12.30 pm
Tickets: Adults KES 200 and Children KES 50

July 3, 2015 at 9:32 am Leave a comment

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