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A Magical Day of Storytelling, Mar. 19 2016 @ Kwani? – Off Riverside Drive

Reimagined Kwani
Date: 19th March 2016
Venue: Kwani? Offices (Off Riverside Drive, opposite DusitD2)
Time: 11am to 6pm and the show from 7pm
COSTS 500 / = (adults) and 250 / = (children) both for the day’s activity as well as for the show at night

On the occasion of the World Storytelling Day, the Embassy of Spain in Nairobi is pleased to invite you to A Magical Day of Storytelling Where Nairobi’s finest storytellers, writers and artists will be joining hands to celebrate and to create a magical day of stories.

The one-day Programme will include:
• Interactive performances by the city’s finest storytellers
• A reading nook Where writers and parents will share Their favorite such
• Both workshops for kids and adults on a wide range of topics, from illustrating, writing and poetry
• An art exhibition by a collective of women illustrators and graffiti artist
• A stories’ booth to record children’s own stories
• A charity auction
• Books stalls and much more

The event AIMS to recapture people’s minds With traditional African storytelling and to Encourage a culture of reading amongst the youth. It is Also a celebration of women, as This Year’s theme for World Storytelling Day is Strong Women.

In Addition to the event during the day in Which is open to all, there will be a show from 7pm onwards in Which some texts of the five books will be ACTED Chosen out.

March 10, 2016 at 12:16 pm Leave a comment

Poetry/Live Music: Dorphanage Experience, Feb. 25 2016 @ Goethe Institut

Date: February 25, 2016
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Time: 6.30 pm
Admission: 500/= Ksh

Spoken word poetry is a form of artistic expression that has evolved into a conduit for the dissemination of information and education while providing entertainment in the same breath.

What Dorphan as a spoken word poet has been able to create is a blend of free verse, flow, hip-hop, word-play and storytelling to explore historical, social, cultural, political and humanitarian issues while at the same time providing a light humorous touch that provides audiences an experience that is both thought provoking and entertaining.

Dorphanage Experience will feature poetry performances laced with live music.

February 23, 2016 at 12:11 pm Leave a comment

Poetry & Musical Performance: Sitting on a Tree, Feb. 12 2016 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium

Sitting on a Tree
Date: February 12, 2016
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Time: 6-8 pm
Tickets: KES 500

Sitting on a Tree is a poetry and musical performance written and performed by Checkmate Mido and Raya Wambui. The story revolves around the very different inner experiences and most intimate thoughts of two lovers as they provide an incisive exploration of relationships and what they take. Sitting on a Tree is a brave take on love.

February 8, 2016 at 1:21 pm Leave a comment

5th Edition of Kwani? Litfest: Beyond the Map of English, Dec. 1-6 2015 in Nairobi

Kwani Literature Festival
The fifth edition of Kwani? Litfest, a biennial gathering of writers, artists and thinkers from across Africa, takes place from 1st-6th December 2015.

This year’s literary festival, Beyond the Map of English: Writers in conversation on Language hosts readings, performances and discussions that explore issues of language and how this relates to African experiences and writing on the continent.

Confirmed participants include Nuruddin Farah, Taiye Selasi, Boris Boubacar Diop, Yvonne Adhiambo Owour, Wu Ming, Prof. Aldin Mutembei,FOKN Bois and Siphiwo Mahala.

November 22, 2015 at 3:38 pm 2 comments

Kwani Open Mic Night Ft. Ngwatilo, Nov. 3 2015 @ the Phoenix Players

Open Mic November 2015
Date: November 3, 2015
Venue: the Phoenix Players
Time: 7-9.30 pm
Tickets: KES 300

October 27, 2015 at 4:39 pm Leave a comment

Storymoja Festival 2015, Sept. 16-20 2015 @ Nairobi Arboretum

Storymoja Festival 2015
Dates: September 16-20, 2015
Venue: Nairobi Arboretum
Time: from 9 am every day apart from Sept. 16, 2015
Tickets: KES 1000

Download the 2015 Storymoja Festival Programme [pdf]

Visit for more information.

September 10, 2015 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

Bassey World Live, Sept. 2 2015 @ Mageuzi Theatre – Pawa 254 Hub

Basseyworld Live
Date: September 2, 2015
Venue: Mageuzi Theatre, Pawa 254 Hub
Time: 6-8 pm
Entry: Free

September 2, 2015 at 1:24 pm Leave a comment

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