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Comedy Play: Wife Begins at Dinner! Feb. 9-14 2016 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Wife begins at dinner
Dates: February 9-14, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 6.30 weekdays and 3 & 6.30 pm on weekends
Tickets: KES 599

February 8, 2016 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

Play for Change, Feb. 2 2016 @ Alliance

play for change

“Play for Change” is not the the classic theatre performance: the public is part of it!
It’s indeed a “Theatre of the Oppressed” performance, a technique of the Participatory Educational Theatre:
IF they wish, the audience can intervene, try solutions and propose new policies about life and challenges on human rights promotion in Kenya, that will be the focus of the proposed plays.
(or just sit down and enjoy what happens, you get involved only if you want to!)

FREE ENTRANCE, just book your place:

Did you know that this technique has been used even to create new laws in some countries?
For more information about the Theatre of the Oppressed, click here:

The performance will be directed by Olivier Malcor, from Participarte (

Follow CEFA – Kenya for more update, and invite your friends, everyone is welcome!



February 2, 2016 at 10:13 am Leave a comment

Exhibition & Expo: Crafting Kenya, Dec. 2-20 2015 @ Alliance Française

Crafting Kenya
CRAFTING KENYA a photographic journey of Kenya’s crafts

A project by designer, Wanja Laiboni with the photographer, Athony Bourrasseau

Opening: Wednesday, 2 December at 6.30pm.
Venue: Alliance Française de Nairobi

Crafting Kenya documents Kenya’s traditional and contemporary crafts via photography, seeking to create a visual crafts resource as well as celebrate the wealth of Kenya’s crafts and talent of its artisans.

Exhibition runs until 18 December.

December 3, 2015 at 12:32 pm Leave a comment

Kwani? Litfest: Panel Conversation W/ Boris Boubacar Diop, Dec. 4 2015 @ Alliance Française

Kwani at AF
Date: December 4, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 2-5pm

Senegalese novelist, journalist and essayist, Boris Boubacar Diop, has established himself as one of the most prominent contemporary Francophone writers. In his first appearance in Kenya to participate in the5th edition of the Kwani? Litfest, Boris Boubacar will discuss the impasses and weaknesses of African literature.

His presentation will be followed by a short panel conversation with him and the Congolese writer, Patrick Mudekereza.

Abstract from Boris Boubacar Diop’s presentation:

‘Some of the most important names in African literature are authors like Chinua Achebe from Nigeria, Pepetela from Angola or Mongo Beti from Cameroon. What they have in common is that they write in the languages of their former colonial powers – England, Portugal and France –
rather than in any existing African language.
So, it can be said in reference to the partition of Africa in 1885, that a Triple Berlin Wall still divides Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone writers. Many of us still think that this situation, far from being problematic, is the best opportunity to reach international audiences. This choice is understandable but it may also be too simplistic. Is it time to remember the poet Birago Diop’s famous words:
‘The baobab can’t conquer the stars unless it is deeply rooted in the soil’ ?
I would like to to show that the linguistic debate raised in the sixties by Cheikh Anta Diop and Ngugi Wa Thiong’O has never been more topical or more vital.’

December 3, 2015 at 12:10 pm Leave a comment

Wine tasting: Beaujolais Nouveau 2015Nov. 21 2015 @ Alliance


November 9, 2015 at 4:17 pm Leave a comment

Documentary & Music Video Launch: Climate – Change the Conversation, Nov. 11 2015 @ Alliance Française

Climate Change at AF
Date: November 11, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6.30 pm

November 9, 2015 at 11:34 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Ethereal Assemblage by Rakeeb Hassan, Nov. 10 – 22 2015 @ Alliance Française

Ethereak Assemblage
Dates: November 10-22, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française

Bangladeshi artist Rakeeb Hassan’s first ever one-man show took place in Kenya in 1994. His paintings are the colour of everything – what we think or what we can’t think, what we see or what we can’t see, assembling i all to portray a universe of freedom, free thought and tolerance.

This exhibitions pays homage to the murdered bloggers of Bangladesh and to the lost loves in Kenya’s terror attacks.

November 9, 2015 at 11:29 am Leave a comment

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