Posts filed under ‘festival’

Screenings: Udada Film Festival, Oct. 24-28 2016 @ Kenya National Theatre & Pawa 254 Hub

Dates: October 24-28, 2016
Venue: Kenya National Theatre, Pawa 254 Hub
Time: 10 am – 8 pm (October 25-27, 2016)
Entry: Free

The Embassy of Spain is pleased to invite you to the Udada Film Festival, which this Embassy supports every year and which will take place from Monday 24th October to Friday 28th October 2016.

On Monday 24th at 6pm, the opening ceremony of the Festival will be held at the Kenya National Theatre and it will coincide with the “Spanish Night” of the Festival where Spanish films will be screened.

From 25th to 27th October, the Festival will take place from 10am to 8pm daily at the PAWA 254 cultural centre.

On Friday 28th, the closing ceremony will be held at PAWA 254 at 6pm.

Admission is free at all the events of the Festival.

October 21, 2016 at 1:30 pm Leave a comment

October Fest. Kenya, Oct. 7 & 8 2016 @ the Alchemist – Westlands

Dates: October 7-8, 2016
Venue: the Alchemist, Westlands
Time: 7 pm – 2 pm
Tickets: KES 1,500

September 29, 2016 at 1:38 pm Leave a comment

Art@theBUS: the Culture of Pizza Edition – Make Pizza NOT War! Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 2016 @ the BUS

Dates: September 30 – October 2, 2016
Venue: the BUS

It’s Nairobi Pizza Festival 2016 and we’re delighted to host a PIZZA DISCO at this Art@theBUS: The Culture of Pizza. Come have authentic Napolitan pizza at Upendo Pizza (get 2 pizzas, for 1). We will be rocking some good old disco, funk, soul and R&B tunes the whole 3 days!!

Friday night, DJ Ol Mac Terry and DJ Sami Flinch will be happy to have you all on their side swinging to the likes of Diana Summer and 2Pac. Entrance is just 1000 bob and we kick off at 9 pm!

Saturday, we’re having the legendary DJ K1 take us into a whole evening of musical familiarity. If you grew up in the 90s but have a 70’s soul, then this night is for you too!! Free entrance and yes, we kick off at 9pm as well.

As for Sunday, 12 pm-6 pm, we got an open stage and the Westlands Organic Market bringing you pizza ingredients as well as their artisan and organic products.

This edition of Art@theBUS is organized in partnership with EatOut Kenya, Formentera, and Sirmon Cheese.

September 26, 2016 at 6:52 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Lusophone Film Fest. meets NY Portuguese Short Film Festival, Sept. 24 2016 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium

Date: September 24, 2016
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Time: from 5 pm
Entry: Free

The eighteenth edition of the Lusophone Film Fest Nairobi will see us partnering with the Arte Institute to showcase this year’s selection of the New York Portuguese Film Festival. The session will be on the 24-September as of 5pm at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi and we will screen 10 shorts:

– That’s how it was (Pronto, era assim) by Patrícia Rodrigues and Joana Nogueira
– God Will Provide (Deus Providencirá) by Luís Porto
– My River (Tenho um rio) by Ricardo Teixeira
– Law of Gravity (Lei da Gravidade) by Tiago Rosa-Rosso
– Feral by Daniel Sousa [Guest Short Film]
– Isa by Patricia Vidal Delgado
– The Robbery (Assalto) by João Tempera
– I’d Rather Not Say (Prefiro não dizer) by Pedro Augusto Almeida
– #Lingo by Vicente Nirō
– The Carnations and the Rock (Os Cravos e a Rocha) by Luísa Sequeira [Guest Short Film]

Recognised with international awards at film festivals around the globe, the cinema from the Portuguese-speaking world is still mostly unknown to the general public. This 240 million people linguistic community is a thriving one, promoting over 80 film festivals and cinema awards every year, with movies mostly consumed in the respective countries.

The Lusophone Film Fest is a showcase of the diversity of film production in the eight Portuguese-speaking countries spread across 4 continents. The festival presents multiple works (documentaries, animations, shorts and feature films), in sessions of several films from the different countries.

The mission of the NY Portuguese Short Film Festival is to bring Portuguese culture to the big screen and showcase films with a unique Portuguese perspective. The NYPSFF offers a contemporary Portugal full of ideas and spirit while bridging audiences with different cultural background.

The event is free of charge. More info in and

September 20, 2016 at 6:59 pm Leave a comment

Cool Waters Jazz & Roots Festival ft. Kabo Leburu (Botswana), Keziah Jones (Nigeria), Franck Biyong (Cameroon) et al, Sept. 22-24 2016 @ Choices, Treehouse & the Elephant

Dates: September 22-24, 2016
Venues: Choices, Treehouse & the Elephant
Time: Thursday – 8 pm, Friday – 8 pm and Saturday – 3 pm
Tickets: Thursday – free, Friday – 3,500 at the gate & 2,500 advance and Saturday – 3,000 at the gate & 2,000 advance

Performances by: Kabo Leburu (Botswana), Keziah Jones (Nigeria), Franck Biyong (Cameroon), Maia Von Lekow (Kenya), Eddie Grey (Kenya), Achieng Abura (Kenya) and Teto Tutuma (Kenya)

September 15, 2016 at 2:36 pm Leave a comment

Opportunity for Established Designers for Swahili Fashion Week 2016, by Sept. 22 2016 @ Swahili Fashion Week

Application Deadline – Sept. 22, 2016

Find more information on this URL

September 15, 2016 at 2:34 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Documentary Festival: South Sudan, the African Child, Sep. 6-8 2016 @ Alliance Française

Nairobi documentary festival poster
Photo Exhibition Dates: September 6-8, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française

Documentary Screening: September 7, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium

The first Nairobi Documentary Festival looks at Africa’s youngest child, South Sudan.
The inaugural Nairobi Documentary Festival documents life and the lingering crisis in the world’s youngest country which marked 5 yrs of independence in July 2016 amid renewed violence.

Through three documentaries by Kenyan reporters ‘Escape from Bor’ by Frank Odwesso, ‘Lost Generation’ by Ali Ngethi and ‘My South Sudan’ by Robert Lutta, and a series of photographs by Odwesso and Ngethi, the NairobiDocuFest uses both documentary film and photo reportage to chronicle significant events in the story of South Sudan.

September 2, 2016 at 3:03 pm Leave a comment

Older Posts

Nairobi Now Weekly!

Make the most of Nairobi Now: Subscribe to our weekly email

Do you?

Follow Nairobi Now on Twitter

%d bloggers like this: