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Quinzaine de la Francophonie, Mar. 11-28 2018 @ the French Cultural Centre (Alliance Française), CUEA, Windsor Hotel

Dates: March 11-28, 2018
Venues: the French Cultural Centre (Alliance Française), CUEA, Windsor Hotel etc

The Quinzaine de la Francophonie, refers to two week of events that promote the French language and the Francophone cultures around the world.

In Kenya, the events run from Sunday March 11, 2018 to Wednesday March 28, 2018 and will include; pétanque tournaments, concerts, movie screenings and much more!

The culmination of these events will be on Sunday, March 25, 2018, during the Francophonie Day which will be celebrated at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

Join over 4 500 people, in Kenya, who attend the Francophonie Day each year – and participate in a day full of games, exhibitions, shows and much more.

All are welcome.

Find more information, here.


March 13, 2018 at 3:20 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Ni Sisi (with LightBox® Africa), Mar. 5 2018 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Date: Monday, March 5 2018
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 6pm
Free Entry

Ni Sisi, tells the story of a typical Kenyan village in the context of post-election violence. The characters explore issues of corruption, political bribery, racism and gossip. Friends who have lived and worked together all their lives are consumed by rumours and mistrust.

Followed by a discussion on social commentary in film.

March 1, 2018 at 10:37 am Leave a comment

Music x Culi ‘N’ Art x Fashion x Films x Installations: Africa Nouveau Festival – Afro Bubble Gum, Feb. 2-4 2018 @ Ngong Racecourse Waterfront

Dates: February 2-4, 2018 (2 days, 2 nights)
Venue: Ngong Racecourse Waterfront
Tickets* : Festival Pass KES 3,500/- and Daily Pass KES 1,800/-

Music Performances: Kwesta – South Africa, Muthoni Drummer Queen – Kenya, Blinky Bill – Kenya, Makadem – Kenya, Suraj – Kenya, Cortega – Switzerland/Senegal et al

* NairobiNow and African Nouveau Festival have partnered up to offer limited festival pass tickets for KES 2,500/-. When buying your tickets (here) use ‘NairobiNow‘ – one word – promo code and get yourself a festival pass for a bargain!

Africa Nouveau Festival – Afro Bubble Gum

Music x Culi ‘N’ Art x Fashion x Films x Installations X Food x Fashion Market x Live Lookbook x VR x Film stage.

For more information, visit –

January 19, 2018 at 10:51 am Leave a comment

Screening: A Moving Image in the Presence of Director Shola Amoo, Nov. 28 2017 @ Alliance Française

Date: November 28, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 7.30 pm
Entry: Free

You are cordially invited to the screening of the British award-winning multimedia feature film A Moving Image on 28th November 2017 at Alliance Française, Nairobi at 7:30 pm.

In this film, we follow Nina, a young stifled artist, as she returns to her community after a long absence – she is soon painted as a symbol of gentrification.

As she struggles with her own complicity, we follow her mission to create a piece of art that can bring her community together. On her journey we speak to real people affected by gentrification in Brixton, blurring the line between reality and fiction.

After the screening, Writer/ Director Shola Amoo will be in a curated conversation discussing his portrayal of the role of the artist in the community and themes from the film.

Entry is free on registration here.

November 25, 2017 at 1:56 pm Leave a comment

Mama Afrika Film Festival (formerly Udada Film Festival), Nov. 7-10 2017 @ Various Venues in Nairobi

Dates: November 7-10, 2017
Venue: Various


Mama Africa Film Festival (formerly, Udada Film Festival) has been the first and only women’s film festival in the East African region. This year’s Festival focus on GENDER and will also be showcasing Udada’s winning films for the past three years.

Here is the link to this year’s Festival Program.

November 4, 2017 at 3:47 pm Leave a comment

Ciné-Café Screening: Black Dandy Documentary by Laurent Lunetta & Ariel Wizman, Sept. 28 2017 @ Alliance Française

Date and time: Thu. 28th Sept. at 6.30pm
Venue: Alliance Française

Title: Black Dandy, a political beauty. A documentary by Laurent Lunetta and Ariel Wizman. Distributed by Canal Plus

Black Dandy explores “black dandyism” from the days of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade to today’s masculine chic. It documents historic and contemporary scenes of popular and celebrity culture and everyday life where Black dandies, in the streets of Brooklyn, Johannesburg, London and Paris, are redefining the landscape of ‘black dandyism’ as a blend of detachment and strength, nonchalance and control.

September 26, 2017 at 11:43 am Leave a comment

Screening: Cinema Alliance July Line-Up – Best Picks from Festival De Cannes, Monday’s @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Date(s): Every Monday in the Month of July 2017
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 6.00 pm
Entry: Free

July 10, 2017 at 8:55 am Leave a comment

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