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Screening: 16th Lusophone Film Festival, May 7 2016 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium

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Date: May 7, 2016
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Time: from 5 pm
Entry: Free

The sixteenth edition of the Lusophone Film Fest Nairobi will be on the 7-May as of 5pm at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi. We will have a Portuguese documentary about the family left behind when people emigrate, a Brazilian short about a man tormented by his national football team loss in the 1950, and a Mozambican feature film about keeping the balance between the world of the living and the one of the spirits:

– Antonio, Dashing Antonio (Portugal, 2015, Ana Maria Gomes)
– Barbosa (Brazil, 1988, Jorge Furtado and Ana Luiza Azevedo)
– The Last Flight of the Flamingo (Mozambique, 2010, João Ribeiro)

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 event is free of charge. More info in

April 29, 2016 at 3:45 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Lamu Food Festival, Apr. 15-17, 2016 @ Lamu Island

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Dates: April 15-17, 2016
Venue: Lamu Island

Download the Lamu Food Festival Programme 2016 (pdf)

April 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm Leave a comment

Sawa Sawa Festival 2016, Mar. 18-19 2016 @ Sarakasi Dome – Ngara

Sawa Sawa Festival 2016
Date: March 18-19, 2016
Venue: Sarakasi Dome Ngara

Find more information, here

March 5, 2016 at 4:07 pm Leave a comment

4th Nairobi International Cultural Festival: Windows of the World, Mar. 5 2016 @ the Nairobi Museum

Windows of the World
Date: March 5, 2016
Venue: the Nairobi Museum Courtyard
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Entry: Free

5 continents 9 hours of amazing cuisine, Music, Dance, Arts and Fashion
Also, plenty of parking space!

March 5, 2016 at 3:24 pm Leave a comment

2016 Festival CulturElles Activities, Mar. 7, 8 & 14 2016 @ Alliance Française

Festival Elles AF 2016
Dates: March 7, 8 & 14, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française

March 2, 2016 at 4:59 pm Leave a comment

Udada Movie Night: Celebrating International Women’s Day, Mar. 8 2016 @ the Karen Hub

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Date: March 8, 2016
Venue: the Hub Karen
Time: 5.30 – 9.30 pm
Entry: Free

At Udada Festival Trust, one worldwide event that we will be celebrating in a big way is International Women’s Day, on 8th March. This year, we invite you to our celebratory Udada Movie Night that will be held on March 8th (Next Tuesday), 2016 at The Hub Karen from 5:30pm to 9:30 pm.

The Udada Movie Night will screen our 2015 Award winning film, Bella and the Kenyan award-winning film Soko Sonko. The event is open to all and highlighted by strong key note speakers of women changing the world.

March 2, 2016 at 4:51 pm Leave a comment

Kilimani Street Festival & 5 KM Run, Feb. 27 2016 @ Kilimani & Environs

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On Saturday, February 27th, FAFA partners with The Kilimani Project Foundation, Organic Farmers Market, Lornah Kiplagat and Nairobi City County to bring a carnival affair like no other to the streets of Kilimani and its environs. The event is set to kick off with the legendary LornahSports organising a morning #Kili5km run to encourage a healthy lifestyle and to explore the neighborhood. All participating runners will be provided with a running kit.

This will be followed by market shopping and entertainment which will include showcases of different and outstanding design products from Kenya’s finest coupled with great food, music, art and fashion. The event is meant to encourage people to try something new and promises to be a fun filled day for everyone. Expect a variety of performances from young artists and DJs throughout, the only challenge will be how to leave when you are having so much fun!

Date: February 27, 2016
Venue: Kilimani
Time: from 8 am
Kilirun, 5 km run, tickets are: Rates are ages 7-12 kES 100; 13-17 & students KES 200; Adults 500; Corporate teams of 5 (any gender) 5,000 KES

Parking: St. Georges Primary School

About Kilimani
Kilimani is located in the southern part of Westlands constituency. It is also an electoral ward of Nairobi County in Dagoretti North Constituency. Kilimani is located west of central Nairobi and adjacent Upper Hill estate and stretches all the way bordering South of Lavington and from Kileleshwa in the East to Ngong road.

The area has evolved from a low dense residential only area with the inclusion of commercial spaces. Many workers, employees and school going children come from the adjoining neighborhoods.

At the centre of Savannah Valley With a population of 43,000, it is a bustling neighborhood filled with creative energy hosting all Kenyan communities as well as Nigerians, Ghanaians, Sudanese, South Sudanese, Somalis, Ethiopians, other African nationalities, Chinese, Japanese, Europeans, Americans – name the nationality an you will find someone in Kilimani.

This diversity is its strength and its what makes this a unique community, which is hungry for innovation.

Further Event Details
Kili5km Run is set to start the day at 8.00am legendary LornahSports is organising a #Kili5km run to encourage a healthy lifestyle and to explore the neighborhood.

To register and participate. The following charges are incurred depending on entry category.
Rates are ages 7-12 kES 100; 13-17 & students KES 200; Adults 500; Corporate teams of 5 (any gender) 5,000 KES total.

Payment Procedure
Payment should be made to Kilimani Project Foundation via Mpesa. Choose Bill: 170412, Account Name: write name of runner. Once you have paid, kindly send your Mpesa confirmation number to They will send you back a registration form.

Running Kit
Running kit will be collected the day before (Friday, 26th Febraury). Incase a participant hasn’t collected his/her kit before the day of the event. He/She will receive their kit(s) between 7:00 -8:00 am on Saturday (event day).

All runners will assemble 8:00am at the junction of Denis Pritt and Rose Ave. The Run will culminate with a Prize giving ceremony at 10:00 am.

Market Shopping & Entertainment
This will be followed by market shopping & entertainment from 12 noon til 6:00pm, which includes the Organic Farmers Market as well as outstanding design products from Kenya’s finest, with prices fit for everyone’s pocket. Shopping experience will be coupled with a mix of food from around the globe as well as Kenya. Our community is diverse, so we would like to encourage people to try something new.

A variety of young artists and DJs will keep everyone entertained throughout, so the challenge will be how to leave when you are having so much fun!

February 22, 2016 at 5:17 pm Leave a comment

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