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[Updated] Mindspeak: Aly-Khan Satchu Hosts Stephen Jennings of Tatu City, June 9 2015 @ Sankara Hotel – Nairobi
Time: 5 pm
Guest Speaker: Stephen Jennings – Tatu City
Dates: June 16th – 22nd 2015
Venue: Kampala, UG)
Early Bird Offer: KES 6,000
Writivism is an annual Literary Festival held every June in Kampala, Uganda featuring leading contemporary writers.
Celebrating its 3rd edition this year, the festival guest list boasts of authors, academics, bloggers, journalists, critics, reviewers, publishers and other stakeholders in the African literary infrastructure and is drawn from various parts of the continent and beyond.
This includes Tsitsi Dangarembga, John Nagenda, Sara Bruya, Rachel Zadok, Michela Wrong, Shedrack Chikoti, Chika Unigwe, Edwige Dro, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah, Ukamaka Olisakwe, Paula Akugizibwe, Dami Ajayi, Aaron Bady, Doreen Baingana, Donald Molosi, Onyeka Nwelue, Aida Mbowa, Moses Kilolo, Jennifer Makumbi and many more.
The festival will also feature book signings, panel discussions, master classes, exhibitions, music and poetry performances, school tours, book launches and readings, stage drama and the Writivism Short Story Prize Awards evening among other activities at the two festial venues, Makerere University and the National Theatre.
Note: Kes. 6,000* Special Early Bird Offer
It covers transport from Nairobi to Kampala and back plus a five-day festival pass. (*Valid till May 31st)
Register now at email@example.com
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Verse5ve is an urban Christian event happening every quarterly, hosted by 2Djs, with artists showcasing the best of urban gospel, including EDM, Hip hop, neo-soul, spoken word, beat boxing etc.
Charges are 200 shillings advance and 300 at the gate. Advance tickets are available via ticket hotline 0710 964 626 and at the August 7th Memorial park gate.
Café UBUNTU, a project of CTC International, which is an incubator of social enterprise empowering people to do amazing things-, is teaming up with Tree House Media, a film production and talent management company to bring “UBUNTU Fireplace”.
What: “UBUNTU Fireplace” is an artistic showcase of local Kenyan talent, which draws upon the historical centerpiece of fire-based storytelling, music and dance. It is set against the backdrop of Café UBUNTU, a place based farm-to-table project of CTC International in Maai Mahiu, and contributes to growing community through local art, local food, and social enterprise.
Why: Through the Fireplace initiative, we seek to inject a cultural consciousness into this region. To effectively induce this consciousness and move this vision toward success, we must turn to the concept of UBUNTU, “I am because we are”. The event will be hosted by the power team NAZIZI and WYRE. This will indeed be an appropriate and strategic platform to analyze our cultural inadequacies as pertains to community service and social integration, thereby forging forthright measures to counter these shortcomings.
With the money raised from each event, we will not only be supporting local talent and local business, but will also be donating a portion of funds each month to a specific program of CTC International. All proceeds from May will go towards supporting the Malaika Mums and Malaika Kids program. These Malaika Mums all have one thing in common- they each have a child with special needs. These children are all enrolled in our school where they receive various therapy treatments and learning opportunities. Thus, the women come together to earn income for their families, support the education of their children, and support each other, while making products that improve the environment.