Posts filed under ‘classes’

Textile Workshop for Kids with Arpilleras Textile from Chile, Apr. 10-11 2019 @ Polka Dot Art Gallery

Dates and time: 10/11 April from 10.30/12.30 each day
Venue: Polka Dot Art Gallery
Cost: KES 7000
Age: 6+

Deadline to book 6th April

April 4, 2019 at 10:11 am Leave a comment

African Goddesses Dance Series, from Jan. 19 2019 @ Bric a Brac Gallery – Karen

African traditions from the West to East and the diaspora have female deities who embody unique traits. These deities or goddesses represent various aspects and possibilities of feminine being, and of nature.

In this 15 week dance series we will explore the traits represented by African goddesses and reflect on how we embody these ourselves. Through dance, song, reflective practices and improvisation we will come to know and more fully inhabit our own divine feminine.

Date and time: Saturday 9.30 – 11 am starting January 19th 2019
Venue: Bric a Brac gallery, Karen
Full series cost: 12,000.
First session is open as a taster for 1,000 KES.
Email wakamonji[at] to reserve your space.
More info:

*Series is open to all genders
**Series maximum 15 people
***Concessions are available – reach out (to wakamonji[at] if you need one.

January 8, 2019 at 6:09 pm Leave a comment

Kids Yoga and Dance Camp, Jul. 9-13 2018 @ Acacia Studios, Viking House – 3rd Floor, Waiyaki Way

Dates: July 9-13, 2018
Venue: Acacia Studios, Viking House, 3rd Floor – Waiyaki Way
Time: 8.30-11.30 am
Cost: Single class pass kes 1,500/- and 5 days class pass Kes 5,000/-
Contacts: 0721/0735 111 141 |

June 28, 2018 at 4:51 pm Leave a comment

The GoDown Arts Centre’s Creative Entrepreneurship Course Cohort IX – Call For Applications for May 19th – July 22nd 2017

The GoDown Arts Centre’s Creative Entrepreneurship Course. Application for May 19th – July 22nd 2017

Who Applies?
*Anyone engaged in any aspect of the creative economy with at least two years in the practice.

Deadline for applications: May 2, 2017

To apply, and for more information; visit

April 7, 2017 at 12:40 pm Leave a comment

Swahili Classes in Nairobi at Research Institute of Swahili Studies of Eastern Africa – at the National Museums of Kenya

The Research Institute of Swahili studies of Eastern Africa, a directorate of National Museums of Kenya, offers Swahili classes in Nairobi at the National Museums of Kenya Headquarters.

The Institute offers the following modules;
– The Beginners’ Course,
– The Intermediate Course,
– The Advanced Course,
– Evening Lessons and
– Full Immersion ‘Crash-Course’

For more information, find the Courses Description attached [Word Doc.]

Contact: / 0722 611 533

April 7, 2017 at 12:30 pm Leave a comment

Copyright X Course: the GoDown Invitation, by Jan. 2 2017 @ GoDown Arts Centre

Date: By January 2, 2017

December 20, 2016 at 5:11 pm Leave a comment

Concert & Training: Paragasha & Digify Bytes, Jun. 24 2015 @ MJ Centre

Paragasha June 2016
Paragasha Digify Bytes
Time: 10am-4pm (Be prompt)
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Entry: RSVP on this link

Paragasha Night
Time: 6-10pm
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Entry: 500 Bob

Performances from: Mankind, Likizo, Kahvinya and in-house eclectic Djs Libra Devine

June 23, 2016 at 2:49 pm Leave a comment

May Latin Party, May 7 2016 @ Caramel Lounge – ABC Place

May Salsa Party
Date: Saturday, 7th May 2016
Venue: Caramel Lounge, ABC Place, Westlands

Dress Code: Denim
500 Kshs Cover Fee

Beginner Zouk Lambada Class 8pm- 9pm
Class Cost Participation is 1000 Kshs in advance via mpesa or airtel money to 0723325680
1500 Kshs at the door

Open dance floor from 9 pm

For more information contact 0723325680 or email

April 29, 2016 at 3:29 pm Leave a comment

African Dance Classes in Nairobi! Every Wednesday @ Mae Drive 227, off Ruaka Road, Runda

African dance Nairobi
African Dance Classes!

Date: Every Wednesday 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm
Venue: Mae Drive 227, off Ruaka Road, Runda
Contact: Email to RSVP

Come learn rhythm and dances from Brazil, Ghana and Haiti!

March 19, 2016 at 3:15 pm Leave a comment

Afro Fusion Dance Workshop, Feb. 20 2016 @ Salonika Villas

Doin-the-Goddess-Dance (1)
Afro Fusion Dance Workshop with Marion Munga: **Body Movement and Foot Work**

Date: February 20, 2016
Venue: Salonika Villas

Get ready to move that body!!! Experience choreography expressed through rhythmic movements and foot work. Ever wanted to tell a story without words? Let your body speak…

Beginners Session ~ 2:00 – 3:20 pm

Intermediate Session ~ 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Early bird registration is Ksh 1000 paid in advance by the 16th of February via mpesa to 0723325680 or Ksh 1500 at the door

To Make reservations, contact 0723325680 and for more information, email

February 11, 2016 at 3:23 pm Leave a comment

Storymoja Festival 2015, Sept. 16-20 2015 @ Nairobi Arboretum

Storymoja Festival 2015
Dates: September 16-20, 2015
Venue: Nairobi Arboretum
Time: from 9 am every day apart from Sept. 16, 2015
Tickets: KES 1000

Download the 2015 Storymoja Festival Programme [pdf]

Visit for more information.

September 10, 2015 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

Lamu Move & Flow Retreat with Prof. Salim & Felix Njiru, Aug. 28-30 2015 @ Lamu County

Dates: August 28-30, 2015
Venue: Manda Island, Lamu County
Cost: Whole Retreat KES 8,000 and drop in class is KES 2,000 – Payments & contact 0703 812 281
Accommodation: Fatuma’s Tower (Bed and Breakfast)

Find more information on their Facebook Event Page

August 7, 2015 at 1:11 pm Leave a comment

Rooftop Yoga Classes, Monday and Thursdays @ Pawa 254 Rooftop

Yoga at the Rooftop
Dates: Monday and Thursdays
Venue: Pawa 254 Rooftop

August 7, 2015 at 1:05 pm Leave a comment

[Updated] Dance Workshop with Marion Munga – Body Movement, Aug. 1 2015 @ Italian Institute of Culture in Westlands

Doin the Goddess Dance

Doin the Goddess Dance

Afro Latin Fusion Dance Workshop with Marion Munga – Body Movement
Get ready to move that body!!! Experience choreography expressed through rhythmic movements. Ever wanted to tell a story without words? Let your body speak…

Date: 25th July 2015 August 1, 2015
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture in Westlands
Beginners Session ~ 2:00 – 3:20 pm
Intermediate Session ~ 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Early bird registration is Ksh 1000 paid in advance by the 21st of July July 28, 2015 or Ksh 1500 at the door

To Make reservations, call Marion Munga on 0723325680 or Suzy on 0722656598 | for more information, email mungamarion[at]gmail[dot]com

July 13, 2015 at 2:50 pm Leave a comment

Beginner Karate Class Registration in Progress, By Sept. 12 2014 @ Japan Information & Cultural Centre

Japan Cultural Centre will be running a beginners Karate class which is scheduled to start on Tuesday, 16th September 2014. Registration for the class is currently ongoing.

If you are interested in attending this class, register by Friday, 12th September 2014 at 4:30 pm.

There are three ways of registering for the karate class. You can:
1. Email the centre with your full names, your phone number and email address to [registration will be done on your behalf]
2. Call 254-20-2898-510 and provide the centre with your phone number and email address.
3. Drop by cultural centre located on upper hill and register from their offices

For enquiries, use the contacts below;
Telephone: 254-20-2898-510

September 3, 2014 at 1:55 pm 11 comments

Batik Workshop with Martin Otieno, Mar. 25-28 2014 @ Kuona Trust

Dates: March 25-28, 2014
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 10am – 3pm
Charges: Ksh 1500 per day

Facilitator: Martin Otieno

March 18, 2014 at 2:12 pm Leave a comment

Life Drawing Workshops, Every Saturday from Mar. 22 2014 @ Kuona Trust

Dates: Every Saturday from March 22, 2014
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 10am – 1pm
Charges: Kshs 1,000 per session

Facilitator: Kuona artists

The aim of this workshop is to enable participants learn the basics of drawing with different media including pencil, charcoal, ink and pastel and also understand the anatomy of the human form.

All materials provided.

March 16, 2014 at 4:39 pm 2 comments

Photography Workshop, Every Saturday from Mar. 22 – Apr. 19 2014 @ Kuona Trust

Photo workshop
The photography Workshop starts on Saturday, 22nd of March at Kuona Trust from 10am – 1pm

Dates:March 22, 29, April 5,& 19 2014
Charges: Ksh 1000 per session

Class Outline
1. Composition
2. Lighting
3. Black and White
4. Color
5. Subject and concept generation

March 16, 2014 at 4:33 pm 1 comment

Kids: Nanny Training Cooking Class for Kids, Nov. 24-29 2013 @ Woodvale Groove House # 10

Dates: November 24-29, 2013
Venue: Woodvale Groove House # 10
Contacts: 0722 796 479

November 25, 2013 at 8:11 am 1 comment

Lecture: International Distribution Possibilities for African Films, Sept. 22 2013 @ Heron Hotel


So you have either decided you want to make a movie or you have actually completed making a film – congratulations.
What´s next for you? Who will see my film?
Where will they see it and how? At the cinema? On DVD? On the internet or mobile?
How will I pay back the debts I took on during production? How do I make a living with filmmaking in the future, especially now that I have used up all my favours with my family and friends and sponsors?

Words like “exhibition”, “theatrical release”, “VOD” and “Minimum Guarantee” start entering your life and you wonder…. what do those things mean?
And why should I actually bother with marketing and distribution during production?

Philipp Hoffmann is discussing these questions and shares his experience on possibilities.

Please be on time!
Limited space only, admission on first come first serve basis.

In case of any questions, please inbox us.

This Lecture is part of the ONE FINE DAY FILM Workshops and a partnership project between the DW Akademie, ONE FINE DAY FILMS and GINGER INK. It is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development , the Film- & Medienstiftung NRW, the Goethe-Institut Nairobi and ARRI Film- & TV Services.

September 20, 2013 at 9:50 am 1 comment

Kids Mini Garage, Every Saturday from Aug. 3 2013 @ AEA- Valley Road

Mini Garage poster
Creative’s Garage for kids 2-9 years

Dates: Every Saturday – from August 3, 2013
Venue: AEA, Valley Road
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Costs: Kshs 4000 pm or kshs 1500 per session
Contacts: 0708 752 575 /

Mini Garage is the ultimate Kids club based in Nairobi kenya. It is a kids club run by Creatives garage that offer parents a resource centre on kids creative works and gives kids a platform to nurture their talent, interact with other kids on creativity.

The kids club is starting on 3rd August 2013.It will be happening on all the Saturdays from 10:00am to 1:00 pm.
The venue is AEA Grounds which is located along valley road, the second gate on your left after NPC footbridge.

July 29, 2013 at 2:56 pm Leave a comment

Lecture: Climate Change During the Last Ice Age, Feb. 27 2013 @ National Museum

Climate Change Lecture Poster

Reservations: 0724 255 299, 2339158 or

February 27, 2013 at 9:49 am Leave a comment

Workshop: Life Drawing, Saturdays @ Kuona Trust

This Saturday’s class will be instructed by Ermias Ekube who is a skilled sculptor, poet, engaver and painter.

Learn how to sketch potraits from one of the best!

Classes cost only 500 Kshs.

For more information:

February 8, 2013 at 1:31 pm 1 comment

Introducing: Nairobi Children’s Orchestra – First Session

The Nairobi Children’s Orchestra is the main initiative of Music Education Services Kenya Limited, MES-K. MES-K will also run instrumental teacher education programmes, advanced ensemble workshops and support systems for teaching resources, academic discourse and general instrumental performance education. The mission of the Nairobi children’s orchestra is to develop a social, cultural, economic awareness and cohesion through music. Its core mandate is to develop high standards of instrument education and performance in Kenya by building strong musical foundations and instrument discipline from an early age. The orchestra, open to children between 5 and 13 Years old, will also consist of an Orchestra Director, Consultant Conductors and Instrument Tutors. It will run for 3 sessions in a year. Each session will have ten rehearsals, one per week for ten weeks. There will be a break after five consecutive weeks and a concert at the end of the term. Rehearsals will be every Saturday morning between 9 am and 12 noon. The tutorial rehearsals will be 90 minutes long; however, there will be a break before sectional rehearsals and workshops, these will last for one hour. The First session will run from 12th January 2013 to 23rd March 2013. The final Date will also constitute a public concert. The Costs per child is Ksh1500 per week, which amounts to Ksh 15000 per term. This amount takes into account all the costs incurred in the training of the children and preparation of the concert at the end of the term. Registration is ongoing.

Interested parties are requested to fill the application form attached herewith.

For further information please send an email to

January 11, 2013 at 2:24 pm Leave a comment

DebeDebe Drum Circle, Nov. 4 2012 @ Arboretum

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012
2pm to 7pm
Arboretum Park

We will have three (3) different sets between 2pm and 7pm, each with its own teaching focus:

Set 1: 2pm – 4pm: Warm up & Basics
Set 2: 4:00pm – 5:30pm: Learning new Rhythms
Set 3: 5:30pm – 7pm: Applying Rhythms & Jam Session

If you are serious about learning to drum, please come to all three! If you would simply like to relax, hangout, play the drums and spontaneously jam for a while, come whenever’s most convenient for you!
Hosted by Kenya’s Top 3 Drummers!

By Donation (Suggested 500 Ksh.)
No One Turned Away!

Enter the main gate of Arboretum Park, walk 2-3 mins on the main pathway, you will see us on the grass on the left hand side! (Call: 0706522640 if you can’t find us).

Bring your own and/or share with everyone! (We may bring extra;)

See you there!

November 3, 2012 at 11:41 pm Leave a comment

Classes: Kenya Traditional Dance, every Tuesday @ National Theatre

Kenyan Traditional Dance Classes @ Nairobi National Theatre
When: Every Tuesday, from 6pm to 7.30 pm
If you are interested, call the teacher Pius Amunga at 0726567616

October 18, 2012 at 12:09 pm 3 comments

Classes: African Dance, every Tuesday&Thursday @ Italian Institute of Culture, Westlands


October 11, 2012 at 12:05 pm Leave a comment

Hollywood Workshops by David Morin, on Saturdays @ National Museum

September 7, 2012 at 2:30 am Leave a comment

Tango Total with maestros Korey & Adeline—and their Bandoneón!, until Sep 1 2012 @ Italian Institute of Culture

The Patamango Association is very excited to receive tango dancers, teachers, musicians Korey & Adeline Ireland <> here in Nairobi, for a series of master tango classes PLUS the special treat of live tango music, featuring the quintessential yet rare tango instrument the Bandoneón, at milongas (tango social dancing) on the evenings of Thursday 30 August and on Saturday 1 September.

Please see the facebook event covering their 4 day stay:

@IIC Fri 31 Aug, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Workshop: Dynamic variations in cross system

@IIC Sat 1 Sep, 9:30 am – 11:30 am – Workshop: Floor, balance, pivot – technique resources for tango dancers
@IIC Sat 1 Sep, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm — “lunch box” break!

@IIC Sat 1 Sep, 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm – Workshop: Center and circumference

@IIC Sat 1 Sep, 7:30 pm – late: Farewell Milonga in company of Korey & Adeline, with a mini solo & accompanied Bandoneón recital from Korey & friends! (Usual refreshments table + 500 Kes venue rental.)


All workshops will be 1h30 minutes of class time followed by a 30 minutes of “guided practica”. Pricing per workshop per individual:

Drop-in Rate 1 workshop: 1400 Kes
Pre-pay 2 workshops: 2400 Kes
Pre-pay 3 workshops: 3200 Kes

Pre-payment may be made in person at beginning of first workshop in question or by M-Pesa to 0715 357 507. Note no refunds for unattended pre-paid workshops.

Korey & Adeline have very kindly also accepted to extend our Patamango hardship rate policy to their workshops–if this may be relevant to your situation, please contact us explicitly PRIOR to participation to any of the workshops.

Private classes: may be possible in late afternoons of Fri or Sat (and requesting very reasonable rates). Please contact them directly on their kenyan mobile: 0700 038 973.

Please see for venue location details, and please email <> for reservations or any additional information.

August 31, 2012 at 11:47 am Leave a comment

Capoeira Classes for Kids & Adults, every Wednesday @ Italian Institute of Culture

August 24, 2012 at 2:40 pm Leave a comment

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