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Human Rights Watch Film Festival
The 2016 HRW Film Festival returns to the Alliance Française. Nairobi is one of over 20 cities around the world that hosts the Film Festival.
The festival encourages filmmakers around the world to address human rights subject matter in their work and presents films from both new and established international filmmakers. The films brings to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people.
At Alliance Française, the following films will be showing. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Among the Believers, Mediterranea & Tuko Macho.
All screenings will be followed by panel discussions.
The Afrika Handmade gallery is coming to an end this week-end and they are ‘folding up’ in style by giving you an opportunity to buy the items you have been craving for in the last few days the exhibition has been up!
Dates: October 15-16, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française
Live entertainment by DrumJam Kenya | grills | vendors of lifestyle products
It’s the sale weekend!
We spent months scouring the region for the most innovative brands working in home decor + home textiles + garden.
For 2 weeks, we staged a magnificent installation featuring these products.
This weekend, everything goes up on sale!
15+ brands offering attractive discounts on indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting, hand woven floor rugs & blankets, textiles, table top accessories and much more!
It is going to be a great weekend…and everyone is invited!
Puppetry Festival: Hungarian Revolution Puppet Show, Oct. 18 & 20 2016 @ Alliance Française & National Theatre Respectively
About 1956 – A Tale of Freedom
The Embassy of Hungary and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland present the puppet show ‘1956 – A Tale of Freedom’
The performance commemorates the turbulent events of October 1956 in Eastern-Europe and marks the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution.
The show is directed by the Polish actor-director Katarzyna Kuzmicz-Mészáros and features puppeteers from Hungary, Poland and Kenya who animate life-size puppets in this modern interpretation of 1956 revolution.
The project is part of the International Puppetry Festival (IPFEST) 2016 that takes place in Nairobi on 15-22 October 2016.
For the 3rd year running, Craft Afrika is proud to present Afrika Handmade Gallery, an artisan and design installation for home + garden.
The 2 week event opens Sunday October 2nd and runs until 16th October 2016 (including Saturdays and Sundays) at Alliance Francaise, Nairobi. Entry is free.
Featuring a prefabricated living pod, 15 new home decor collections and fine art from one of Kenya’s leading contemporary art galleries, the event aims to strengthen domestic market opportunities for local home interior brands.
Factors such as a negative perception of the sector, weak distribution channels and general lack of awareness have long suffocated the ability of local entrepreneurs to reach their target markets.
“Through Afrika Handmade Gallery, we are able to tap into collective strength in addressing some of these common challenges” says Christine Gitau, the project coordinator.
Taking up two floors and garden of the venue, the installation offers a carefully curated experience, complete with gallery guides and a professionally developed exhibition catalog.
Dottie Anangwe, the event manager says of the exhibitor selection process, “we began selecting early in the year, and are very proud of those who made the final cut. They have all been working very hard to create something special, so don’t miss this opportunity to see something truly spectacular.” she adds.
Said Abdalla alias Lulu is a percussionist, rhythmic guitarist, lead vocalist and a guitar coach. His music is a diverse fusion of African, Caribbean, Rock, Kweito and Benga beats.
His popular song ‘Lekha’ is a love song that draws inspiration from the East African bands of the 70’s.