Competitors Entry Fee: Expert team: KES 15,000, Intermediate team: KES 10,000, Quad Team: KES 7,000
Location: Kilifi Plantation
Time: 10 am till Dawn
The 1st edition of The Kilifi 4 x 4 Challenge is organised by Biz Baz Events and the Bundu Rovers Club.
The Kilifi 4 x 4 Challenge is the first challenge-type, extreme 4 x 4 event to be held in Kilifi and will be an exciting spectacle that captures the competitive spirit of off-road motor sport at the Kenyan Coast.
The challenge track will meander through scenic bush tracks in Kilifi Plantation with competitors taking on a variety of off-road terrain and challenges along the course in the hunt for glory!
The Kilifi 4 x 4 Challenge will donate a portion of proceeds towards supporting the Flying Doctors Obstetric Fistula Camp Project which is said to launch at Kilifi Level 5 hospital on May 23rd- International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. The aim of the camp is to provide funding for 50 surgeries.
Critical Conversations: Theatre and Music Performance by Octopizzo, Apr. 29 2016 @ Alliance Francaise
As part of the project, a theatre workshop will be featured with refugees who live in Nairobi. The workshop will be directed by the Italian artist Olivier Marcal. At the end of this workshop a short performance will be presented that shows its results. Moreover the Kenyan Hip Hop great Octopizzo will perform together with refugees from Kakuma and Dadaab, as well as Nairobi, who are working in the field of music.
The second edition of Displacement and Refuge focuses on Somali Refugees in Kenya.
The panel will include Abdullahi Mire, a staff member from World Food Programme and will be moderated by Rasna Warah. Abdullahi Mire, who lived in Daadab for the better part of his life, started activism for the rights of refugees and continues to fight for the rights of refugees from Nairobi. He has written for Al Jazeera, CBC and UNHCR on refugee rights. Warah is a journalist and author and her research interests include the politics of aid, cities and urbanization, Somalia and questions surrounding identity in Kenya.
Exhibition: Of Ships Passing in the Night, Apr. 27 – May 27 2016 @ Goethe Institut & Alliance Française
Opening: Wednesday 27th April 2016, 6.30 pm
Exhibition Dates: Thursday 28th April to Friday 27th May 2016
Venue: Alliance Française and Goethe Institut
Voluntary and forced mass movements have been some of the major phenomena of the last 100 years. Difficult realities and the aspiration towards a better future have compelled human beings to make the dicult decision to move elsewhere. Artists in most societies have created works that address not only the physicality of displacement but also the changes that emerge as a result of migration. Some of these changes are the trauma of forced displacement, the adjustment to new
influences and cultures, the plight of those left behind and the universal desire for holistic progress.
A number of Kenyan artists have interrogated the displacement of mankind in their work. Their approaches to this issue are diverse, ranging from personal and institutional rituals of travel to the anatomy of those trapped in a form of no-man’s land.
This exhibition provides a tiny snippet into some of the artistic engagements around the issue of ‘Migrations and Refugees’ taking place within Kenya. A number of additional practitioners who enrich this exhibition are currently classi ed as refugees. The exhibition has been developed by Peterson Kamwathi, assisted by Thom Ogonga.
Exhibiting Artists: Mugisho Abija, Hassan Abdirahman Barre, Muktar Bashir, Mahet Ecubay, Jackie Karuti, Kivuthi Mbuno, Noor Ali Mudey, Patrick Mukabi, Alpha Mukange Mukangala, Shabu Mwangi, Longinos Nagila, Martin Onyis, Ray Piwi, Michael Soi, Koang Thakiy Stephena, Feleke Gebryes Tariku, Hamwenayo Vivier Tresor and Willy Wambugu.
The exhibition uses images from Agence France Presse (AFP), Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) and Kenyan photographers to show the varying experiences of refugees in France, Germany and Kenya. The images show differing attitudes in and approaches by these countries in their eorts to control, embrace and facilitate the lives of refugees. The exhibition has been curated by Carl de Souza (AFP Chief Photographer, East Africa), Kirsten Milhan (Freelance Africa Correspondent, FOCUS-Magazine) and Thomas Mukoya (Kenya Reuters Photographer).
Exhibiting Artists: John Ndungu and Alex Wainaina