Exhibition: Welcome back from London, Mar. 1-25 2015 @ One Off Contemporary Art Gallery,

Welcome back from London
One Off is pleased to present’Welcome back from London’. An exhibition of some of our best works exhibited in London in 2014

Private View: Sunday 1 March 2015
Exhibition Run: 1 March to 25 March 2015

One Off welcomes you to the second show of the year featuring some of the gallery’s best works which have been on loan to the Gallery of African Art at number 9, Cork Street in London for the past year.

The exhibition offers access for collectors to view a curated exhibition which comprises iconic oil paintings by some of Kenya’s biggest names, along with the extraordinary metal cut outs by Patrick Mukabi. These are made from the distressed metal sheets from houses which were burnt in the 2007/8 post election violence.

Find more information here

February 23, 2015 at 6:23 pm Leave a comment

Naipolitans Event, Feb. 27 2015 @ Jeevanjee Gardens

Jeevanjee Gardens | Via Naipolitans

Jeevanjee Gardens | Via Naipolitans

Date: Friday, February 27, 2015
Venue: Jeevanjee Gardens
Time: 6.00 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.

Donated to the residents of Nairobi in 1906 by Alibhai Mullah Jeevanjee, this 5 acre recreational park is one of few green spaces gracing Nairobi City. The park has on more than one occasion been faced with extinction when the then Nairobi City Council in collaboration with development partners planned in 1991, and later in 2007, to develop it by constructing in its place a multi- storey parking lot, bus terminus, markets, theatres and shopping malls (Zarina Patel,”revitalising” Jeevanjee’s Gardens). These plans were shelved each time following objections raised by Zarina Patel (Jeevanjee’s grand-daughter), the late Prof. Wangari Maathai’s and the Green Belt Movement, and other activists.
The park features beautiful gardens and trees providing a welcome shade from the tropical sun. It is dotted with artistic benches, and sculptures that add to its appeal. Its location makes it an ideal picnic site for the city residents. On a typical weekday, you will find many people relaxing on the benches or lawns, or just walking around the park.
Come and learn more about the plans that the Nairobi County has for Jeevanjee Gardens, interact with park users and meet some of those who have actively been involved in saving the park.

February 23, 2015 at 6:11 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Future Shorts KENYA, Feb. 27 2015 @ The Bus

Date & Time: 27th February, 2015, 7:00PM – 12:00PM
Venue: The BUS
Tickets: Advance – KSHS 500 | Gate– KSHS 700

Future Shorts KENYA is the local branch of a global short film festival. The Future Shorts Festival is the biggest pop up film festival of its kind, showcasing the most exciting short films from around the world. Since its launch in November 2011, the festival currently takes place in over 90 countries and 300 cities, showcasing a single programme of the best short films often alongside live music, DJs and art. From London to Moscow, Melbourne to Jakarta, the screenings take place across a massive network of music halls, cinemas, theatres, galleries, clubs and warehouses. Each screening is a voyage of discovery for its audience, exploring new ways for them to interact and exposing them to exciting art forms they might not have otherwise engaged with. A fundamental element of hosting the festival is to encourage live and online interaction between audiences throughout the world.

7:00pm – Doors Open
7:00pm – 8:30pm – Warmup DJ (Mr Jake)
8:15pm – 10:30pm – Screening of Movies and Audience Feedback
10:45pm – 12:00am – Chemistry Installation with STARS in the ZOO

Website: http://futureshorts.com/

February 21, 2015 at 4:16 pm Leave a comment

A Night of Acoustic Soul, Feb. 27 2015 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Night of Ac. Soul

February 20, 2015 at 7:15 pm 2 comments

The Caged Bird Sings – A Play Inspired by Maya Angelou’s Autobiography, Feb. 26 – Mar. 1 2015 @ The Phoenix Theatre

U.S. Embassy and Tone Theatre Productions to Stage “The Caged Bird Sings,” a Play Inspired by Maya Angelou’s Autobiography, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” and Her Literary Works

Date and Time
Thursday, February 26 2015 (Red Carpet Premiere, Invite Only, Media Welcome)
Evening Show — 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 27, 2015,
Evening Show — 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Matinee Show — 3:00 p.m.
Evening Show — 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 1, 2015
Matinee Show — 3:00 p.m.
Evening Show — 6:00 p.m.

Venue: The Phoenix Theatre
Tickets: KES 500

The Kenyan play production, “The Caged Bird Sings,” draws parallels between the triumph of the African-American struggle for equality and civil rights and Kenya’s struggle with ethnicity, social justice, economic empowerment and freedom of expression.

“The Caged Bird Sings” is rendered in music, dance and elocution. Composers include world celebrated Moipei Sister, Serephine Moipei, and Terry Wambui, Abdulrazak Ingutia, Claire Etaba, Lindah Manja, Collins Onyango, Wendy Kandra, Josephine Wambui, Charles Chizi Ngambi, George, Marie Wambui, and John Kinyanjui. The production crew includes Nicholas Moipei as Music Consultant, Dennis as Choreographer, and Evans Mbinji as Music Co-Director, among others.

To learn more about this play production or to purchase tickets, please contact:

Anita Ngungi 0705589722 / George Orido 0721457025 / Kennedy Waudo 0722745543
Visit Facebook: The Caged Bird Sings
Follow on Twitter: @CagedBirdKenya @ToneTheatre

February 20, 2015 at 7:07 pm Leave a comment

ARTLabAfrica at CTAF 2015, Feb. 25 – Mar. 1 2015 @ Booth B3 – Cape Town



Dates: February 25 – March 1 2015

February 20, 2015 at 6:56 pm Leave a comment

Humboldt Forum: Dialogue on World Cultures feat. Dr Frank Walter Steinmeier, Feb. 22 2015 @ the National Museum

Date: Sunday, 22 February 2015
Venue: Nairobi National Museum’s Louis Leaky Auditorium
Time: from 4:45 to 7:00 pm.

The Humboldt Forum will be dedicated to the dialogue of the world’s cultures.

The discussion is organised within the framework of an official visit of the German Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Frank Walter Steinmeier, who will participate, as well as Professor Dr Hermann Parzinger, the President of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, and Professor Dr Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, the President of the Goethe-Institut.

A wider delegation with representatives of the German business and cultural spheres will also be present.

February 20, 2015 at 6:50 pm Leave a comment

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