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Afrika Handmade Symposium 2016: Homegrown Artisan + Design 2.0, Oct. 2-16 2016 @ Alliance Française

Dates: October 2-16, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française

For the 3rd year running, Craft Afrika is proud to present Afrika Handmade Gallery, an artisan and design installation for home + garden.

The 2 week event opens Sunday October 2nd and runs until 16th October 2016 (including Saturdays and Sundays) at Alliance Francaise, Nairobi. Entry is free.

Featuring a prefabricated living pod, 15 new home decor collections and fine art from one of Kenya’s leading contemporary art galleries, the event aims to strengthen domestic market opportunities for local home interior brands.

Factors such as a negative perception of the sector, weak distribution channels and general lack of awareness have long suffocated the ability of local entrepreneurs to reach their target markets.

“Through Afrika Handmade Gallery, we are able to tap into collective strength in addressing some of these common challenges” says Christine Gitau, the project coordinator.

Taking up two floors and garden of the venue, the installation offers a carefully curated experience, complete with gallery guides and a professionally developed exhibition catalog.

Dottie Anangwe, the event manager says of the exhibitor selection process, “we began selecting early in the year, and are very proud of those who made the final cut. They have all been working very hard to create something special, so don’t miss this opportunity to see something truly spectacular.” she adds.

Afrika Handmade Gallery: Homegrown Artisan + Design 2.0

September 27, 2016 at 4:46 pm 2 comments

19th Nairobi International Book Fair, Sept. 21-25 2016 @ the Sarit Centre Expo Hall – Westlands

Dates: September 21-25, 2016
Venue: the Sarit Centre Expo Hall, Westlands
Time: 9 am – 6 pm, daily
Entry: Free

September 21, 2016 at 1:08 pm Leave a comment

CBA Africa Concours d’ Elegance 2016, Sept. 25 2016 @ Ngong Racecourse

CBA Africa Concours d' Elegance 2016
Date: Sunday, 25th September 2016
Venue: Nairobi Racecourse, Ngong Road
Time: starting from 9:00 am
Advance tickets: Adult Kshs 900, Child Kshs 450
Available at: All CBA branches in Nairobi & Thika, Sarova Panafric, The Stanley, Capital FM and
Gate charges: Adult Kshs 1,000, Child Kshs 500

East Africa’s most prestigious spectator motor-show event, the CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance.

This year’s will be the 46th edition of Concours d’Elegance, a lifestyle event that is acclaimed for the beauty and elegance showcased by both the competitors and the spectators. It is the ideal fun-family experience proudly sponsored by CBA.

September 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Antique Oriental Rug Exhibition & Sale, Sept. 17 2016 @ BagFace Grounds

Rug Sale
Date: September 17, 2016
Venue: BagFace Grounds
Time: 10 am – 5 pm

This is a rare opportunity to view & buy rugs from my personal collection of over 400 old and antique hand-woven oriental pieces. They have been individually sourced from all over the world, including Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, The Caucasus and Turkmenistan. Many are tribal, while others are more sophisticated ‘city’ works. This is the largest and best collection of such rugs in the country, and because of their number they can only be displayed all together every few months. They will be laid out in BagFace’s extensive grounds. Drinks and snacks will be offered (free of charge) as viewing so many pieces can be aesthetically overwhelming! All the rugs are of course for sale, and can be previewed on There you will also see details and prices.

I am always searching for interesting pieces but beautiful old rugs are becoming ever-harder to find at reasonable prices. The supply is extremely finite, and the growing demand will inevitably lead to future price rises: such antique pieces make fantastic and life-enriching investments, unlike the modern, somewhat characterless pieces that are widely available in many malls and shops.

This makes a fun and instructive day out, and one that will hopefully lead to your acquiring a piece of woven history.

To confirm attendance, please contact Piers, on 0717 303887/ 0736 866705, or on

September 9, 2016 at 11:17 am Leave a comment

FAFA Market Westlands, Jul. 9 2016 @ Juniper’s Kitchen

Fafa Market July 9 2016
Date: July 9, 2016
Venue: Juniper’s Kitchen
Time: 11 am – 6 pm
Entry: Free

Brief description on FAFA Market
The FAFA Market is a relaxing monthly great quality shopping event. In addition stakeholders in fashion, lifestyle and organic products meet, network, buy and sell their goods. You will always discover something new.

Enjoy food, cocktails and great music as you shop, all at Juniper Social (Off Waiyaki Way,On Muthangari Drive,Opp. Safaricom Building)

July 5, 2016 at 1:48 pm 1 comment

Bizarre Bazaar Summer Craft Festival, Jun. 25-26 2016 @ Karura Forest

B Bazaar
Dates: June 25-26,2016
Venue: Karura Forest
Time: Open 9am to 6pm daily
Tickets: Adults 300 / Kids 100

Biz Baz Karura June 2016

This awesome market in the open air of Karura Forest brings you over 70 vendors and charity stalls exhibiting their traditional and contemporary crafts and mostly handmade products from across Africa and the world you will be spoilt for choice!

Food + Music + Play = Loads of fun at Bizarre Bazaar

June 23, 2016 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

Tamambo VM Pop Up Fair, Jun. 16 2016 @ Tamambo Village Market

Pop Up Poster June 2016 mail
Date: June 16, 2016
Venue: Tamambo, Village Market
Time: 10 am – 5 pm

June 7, 2016 at 2:25 pm Leave a comment

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