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Out of Town/ Theatre & Performance: Beach Access, Mar. 7-8 & 22 2014 @ the Little Theatre Club & Reef Hotel – Mombasa
Kuldip Sondhi’s Award winning play BEACH ACCESS, was declared the best winning play in 1997 of the BBC Playwriting Competition and subsequently recorded on location in Mombasa and transmitted to over forty million people worldwide. A year later Beach Access was put on stage for the first time Featuring Fiona Sax Ledger the BBC Producer who had produced the radio version.
Beach Access is a hard hitting commentary on corruption, poverty and land grabbing.
The story centers on Helga, (Stephanie Maseki) a retired Germany tourist who falls in love with Hamisi (Muscat Sayye) a beach boy vendor. While looking for an alternative route, the boat capsizes as the boatman (Edward Wangama) tries to find an alternative route as the usual beach access had been grabbed by the area chief (Anthony Mbithi) in collaboration with Mr. Seth ( Ashik Yusuf), a private Developer.
Kulola Mlaghui plays Lawyer Hassan, who is trying to unravel the mystery behind Helga’s death and the saga behind the closing of the beach access road. To cement their heinous relationship, Ndirangu the Area chief wants his daughter Cynthia (Sylviah Namussasi) to link up with Seth’s son Prem (Awwab Mohammed).
Cast & production
The cast list includes the who’s who of Mombasa theatre circles. Rumar Amar who appears as the chief’s secretary. Silvanus Omondi and Dianna Mwende feature as Beach boys.
Beach Access is directed by Keith Pearson, the Theatre Company Managing Director, and it is produced by Hillary Namanjia, the Theatre Company’s Coast Manager.
Beach Access has been published as a book by Awaaz Magazine and the official launch is scheduled for Friday 7thMarch at the Reef Hotel 6.30 p.m, Saturday 8th March at The Little Theatre Club at 7 p.m. and 22nd March at the Reef Hotel at 6.30 p.m. The launch will coincide with a performance of the play by The Theatre Company featuring Mombasa-based, top notch theatre artists.
The entrance fee of kshs 1,500/- at the Reef Hotel will include a cocktail party. The performance at the Little Theatre Club will cost kshs 500/-. An autographed copy of the book will retail at kshs 500/-.
Proceeds will go towards Coast Hospice, a palliative care clinic that takes care of and supports patients with life limiting conditions such as Cancer, HIV Aids , and chronic Heart, Liver and Kidney conditions.
Tickets can be purchased at the following
LITTLE THEATRE CLUB: +254720731164/+254724812297
COAST HOSPICE office: +2542035026/+254707239603
KANTI STATIONERY: +254726012747
REEF HOTEL MSA: 041-4471771/5 or 0722205918/0736474005
M – PESA PAY BILL NR. 82386
The show at the Reef Hotel on 7th March 1500/- inclusive of cocktail
The show at the Little Theatre Club 500/-
Entertainment by Juma Tutu & the Band
Join Kuona Trust for a special Open Day event at Tafaria Castle & Country Lodge, in their new outreach center located in Nyahururu. Mingle and interact with the current artists in residence, Cyrus Kabiru & Kevin Oduor who will be showcasing work made during their 2 month residency.
The theme of the day is Celebrating the role of the teacher. Also featuring: Tour around the castle, art sale and art display, Performances by Mufasa the King and Namatsi
Food & drinks on sale
For more information, please call 0721262326 or 0733742752
Cultural Destinations: 5th Acacia Festival – Ethiopia, Feb. 5-9 2014 @ Floral Tropical Gardens – Addis Ababa
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There will be food and entertainment provided, culminating in an exciting Ngalawa regatta to mark the beginning of the Kaskazi trade wind.
Vendor opportunities are also available so therefore please do get in touch if you have something to showcase or sell: firstname.lastname@example.org 0728765764
If you would like to sponsor a boat there are 30 places only so please email right away for this opportunity. Sponsorship will include branding on the sail of the boat which will then be sailing around with the same boat as long as the sail should last, at least the whole year!
The SCCEA is an Mijikenda initiative and aims to bring together what the local Mijikenda community have to offer the tourism market, by promoting conservation of indigenous plants and animals.
This year Epic Nation Live, The Rift Valley Festival and Codered Entertainments’ The Event Gear’ are switching up the New Years Eve party scene and taking it to The Rift Valley. Naivasha to be specific.
This is a party for all those who want a break from tradition and to do something new and refreshing on New Years Eve. Lets take a break from the city life…..BOTH cities.
This event won’t be short of entertainment value and for your entertainment we have put together a list of only the Finest Live Acts and Dj’s Kenya has to offer. Amongst them are the following:
Acts: FENA, ELECTRIQUE DEEJAYS & SCOTT THE VIOLINIST AND THE ECLAVE BAND
Main Stage Dj’s: Stylez, Protégé, Creme De La Creme & Redeye And Co.
Fambula Stage: Dj Mr Sean, Skaface
For more info visit https://www.facebook.com/HakunaMatataFestival
DJ Lineup includes international stalwarts Roger Shah (DE), Sebastien Leger (FR) and CRAZY WHITE BOY (ZA), alongside Kenyan heroes Electrique Djs and DJ Cortega, DJ K, Human Mateo, FoOzak & Franki B, Beng-Beng and DJ Drazen
2nd Stage: DJ Stylez, DJ John, Electrique Djs and DJ Cortega round #2
Tickets for Beach life in Diani at Safari Beach Hotel are finally in shops now! Get yours now before they sell out. Advance tickets are 3500/= and VIP tickets are 8000/=
Converse (Junction and Galleria)
Hedgehog Creative (Sarit Centre 1st Floor)
Arabian Corner (Village Market and Diamond Plaza)
Mister Wok (Capital Centre Mombasa Road)
Converse (Nyali City Mall)
Café Mocha (Nyali Cinemax)
Arabian Corner (Nyali)
Safari Beach Hotel
VIP tickets are ONLY available in advance. VIP tickets will not be available at the gate, and there are no upgrades to VIP.
VIP tickets (limited to 200 only) will give you access to the VIP area with finger food / bitings though the night, free sheesha, VIP only washrooms and VIP only priority bar with cocktails and champagne/sparkling wine bottles for sale.
Limited regular tickets will be available at the gate for 5000/=.
Management reserves the right to admission.
Proof of Age will be required, No copies of ID’s or Passports allowed (unless stamped by immigration/Embassy for passports only).
Only Original ID’s /Drivers Licenses/Passports will be accepted.
Student ID’s will NOT be accepted.
Tickets purchased by underage persons will NOT guarantee entry and will not be refunded.
No Bottles, No Weapons, No Drugs – BEACHLIFE NYE is a responsible party.
The line up of DJs include Soulful House maestro DJ Sesi, Afro House & R&B king DJ Gichboy & the incredibly talented & eclectic Blinky Bill from Just a Band.
The Cloud 9 Cabaret will be performing as well.
There will be something for everyone on the night.
In Rio style tradition the Dress code for this beautiful event is White.
Cloud 9′ers have been urged to add splashes of Red for Romance, Yellow for Success and Green for Good Healthfor their wishes into the new year.
Prizes will be given out to the best dressed individuals on the night.
There will be free champagne for all during the countdown period making this the undisputed most exceptional New Years Eve party in Kenya brought to you by AQUEOUS, Heineken & Absolut Vodka.
The door policy is strictly 25 years & over. This is a party for grown ups.
Doors open at 9pm, party goes on until dawn. Cover charge is 3000 Kshs advance and 4500 kshs on the door. Advance ticket holders will receive a welcome drink of their choice.
To book & pay call Brian on 0721 986873 / Dorah on 0721 725598
Out of Town: Kenya Nights NYE 2014 Party! Dec. 31 2013 @ Distant Relatives Eco-Lodge & Backpackers – Kilifi
SEAN FRASER | MAX MELESI | VAPOUR | OLIVER NICKLIN | A.O.K | DREAD STEPPA
Date: December 31, 2013
Venue: Distant Relatives Eco-Lodge & Backpackers – Kilifi
Time: 6 pm – 9 am
Tickets: Advance Tickets: Kshs 4,000 & Gate Tickets: Kshs 6,000
The year is over and there’s a very positive vibe in the air that suggests party time is here. There is no time like the present, and with the first proper event of the Festive Season already done and dusted, the fantastic folk at Kenya Nights are ready to pump up the volume once again. They would firstly like to say a personal huge thank you to all that made it for the 4th Anniversary party, a truly epic celebration. As celebrations go, every year has it’s good ones and it’s not so good ones, but at the end of it all, each year must have its ultimate celebration.
On the day we all reflect on the year gone by and anticipate the year to come, there will be a very special event sending vibrations down the Kenyan coastline, a first of its kind.
Kenya Nights is teaming up with the funky folk down at Distant Relatives Eco-Lodge & Backpackers in Kilifi to put together an intimate gathering of party people for the final countdown of 2013. As the first Kenya nights NYE party, expect it to be a very groovy and laid back kind of gig, with quality tunes, in a top quality setting, amongst all the beautiful faces that have come to know and love throughout 2013. Kenya Nights NYE 2014 is here!
There is a no nonsense Music Policy, and the music is answer this time round, with performances from some of Kenya’s top Electronic DJs dropping the top tracks from their sets this year and years gone by. Strictly electronic. An endless assortment of Techno, Minimal, Tribal, Indie, Tech House, and Electro will be pumping through the soundsystem to your heart’s content as those feet stomp all night on the lush sand, in that cooling sea breeze.
Be sure to join us for the last night of the year, and be sure to keep your eyes on this page for more details. Performers to be announced in due course.
There will be a limited run of tickets available for this event as the emphasis will be on quality and not quantity, so be sure to grab your tickets as soon as they go out!
Management Reserves The Right To Admission
Mary, Marta and Magdalene and their younger sister Seraphine form the all girl classical music group: ‘The Moipei Quartet’.
Although still teenagers, they have already been singing for over a decade, performing on National and International frontiers.
They play various musical instruments including: Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Flute and Piccolo. Through their music they continue to advocate for social issues including highlighting the plight of girls in the Maasai community and Africa at large.
Concert starts at 6.30PM – KES 500 followed by a 3 course dinner on the beach at KES 2,000 – please reserve in advance directly with Tracy 0720 843 585 email@example.com
Performances by: Juliani, Dolla Kabary, Sarabi, Winyo & Saraki Dancers
We will be running a series of Kikoy inspired fashion shows in top 5 star hotels on the Kenyan coast over the period of 12th – 31st December 2013. There will be top local and international emerging and haute couture designers showcasing their exceptional collection and accessories together with high fashion international models from diverse cultures, among them Deliah Ipupa & Gloria Baraza.
Among the designers on board are Mohamed Bana, Galina Tatarinova ( A russian designer who does amazing wedding wedding outfits with african print), Mayeye Marcotte Designs, La Mar Jewelry design ( Winner Emerging Designer 2013), Zanta Beads (An emerging talented jewelry designer) and Sumi Kittony (An emerging designer)
The inaugural show will be at Mombasa Continental Resort on 14th December starting 6pm. We will be working hand in hand with Bombolulu Cutural Centre, who will entertain the guests with cultural dances and art of the proceeds will go to them.
Free up your calendar and join us on the beach for a Kikoy couture event of the year.
Ticket Prices: Advance Tickets : Terrace Kshs 1,500
V.I.P : Kshs 2,000
At the Gate – Terrace Kshs. 1,800
Gate V.I.P Kshs 2,500 *VIP tickets complimentary cocktail bitings and drinks
Advance tickets by MPESA to 0706-350-627 and 0722-737-267 Mombasa Continental Resort Reception
The fashion event is scheduled for Saturday, 30th November 2013 at the Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge.
The event will be fuelled with all things Fashionable from Fashion and arts market stalls with bargains ranging from clothing, accessories and home interiors to a Fashion runway showcasing talented emerging designers and entertainment to keep the fashionistas rocking throughout the day whilst the KIDS ZONE will keep the children entertained throughout the day with lots of activities ranging from bouncy castles, facepainting, art and crafts activities.
Live entertainment from Makadem, Hellon, Ruth Matete and Abel amunga among others, lot of fun for kids including camel rides, car shows from DT Dobie, fashion show and over 50 Stalls.
Date: 23rd & 24th November 2013
Venue: Karura Forest
Time: 10 am – till Late
Entry: Ksh 1000 with Free Nation Hela Card.Kids Ksh 400
Dates: November 21-24, 2013
Venue: Lamu County
For those planning to make reservations this might help:http://www.lamu.org/index.html
The Festival continues to promote a World Heritage Site that constitutes the common heritage of humanity, and share its distinct Swahili traditions with the world.
For more information contact Lamu Cultural Promotion Group on Tel. 0722 476219 / 0733 660216 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More info here: http://2013.kenya.wordcamp.org/
Adults are invited to attend.
About the Exhibition
This exhibition revolves around the “Myth of Jo’Olow”, a legend amongst the fisher folk community for having used his talent to provide for them.
Date: October 19, 2013
Time: 12pm to 6pm (afterparty with DJ Adrian thereafter)
Venue: Enashipai Resort and Spa
Entry: Ksh 1,500
Designers: Vaishali, Manciny, Wambui Njogu/MooCow, Agnes – Nesra Apparels, Nick – Ankara, Sarah Karay, Anna Adero, Mikono Knits, Anthony – Jiamini, Sylvia – Lamar, Richard/Kazuri Beads, Life Beads/ Minalyn Nicklin, Sarah Wangu and Lieke
This year the event will start at 12noon and three fashion shows are scheduled for the afternoon – 2 indoor and 1 outdoor.
Kenya’s supermodel Ajuma Nasenyana and Susan Anyango (Miss Kenya 2011) alongside other talented local models will be showcasing some of Kenya’s finest designers latest collections. The entire show will be produced and choreographed by Surazuri Modeling and Casting Agency – East Africa’s most renowned and longest established model agency that has launched international modeling careers for many Kenyans.
Naivasha Fashion Weekend is a signature fashion event that made its debut in 2012. Due to its overwhelming success, the organizers, Enashipai Resort and Spa, together with the East Africa Womens’ League are teaming up to do it again in 2013 turning it into an annual “must attend” fashion event. The event is more than just fashion- it is about raising money for the charities based in Naivasha and participating in the greater good of our communities.
This year, the event will be held on 19th October 2013 at the newly opened state of the art Entumo Conference Centre at Enashipai in Naivasha Kenya. Designers and models are gearing up to showcase an elegant and superbly choreographed in and outdoor fashion show with the overarching theme “Wild at Heart.”
The organisers promise to deliver an amazing day out with fantastic entertainment by Chris Bitok and June Gachui followed by an off the hook after party by Capital FM’s DJ Adrian
More info here: http://kenyaairwaysmarathon.com/
Lecture: Should Mau Mau be Compensated? By Muoki Mbunga, Oct. 7 2013 @ Daystar University – Athi River Campus
Muoki Mbunga, a researcher on the Mau Mau. He will share his insights into the question of whether the veterans should have been compensated on not.
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