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Showcase Wednesday with Victoria Gichora, Jul. 19 2017 @ Alliance Française


Date: July 19, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 7 pm
Entry: Free

About
The Showcase Wednesday of 19 July features singer, songwriter and actress, Victoria Gichora. Victoria has been singing and entertaining from a young age. She is a graduate of the Sauti Academy where she has been able to grow artistically and pursue music professionally. She has received praise for her tracks like ‘Penzi Sumu’, ‘Memories’ and ‘Sema Yote’. Victoria describes her music as powerful, raw and soulful.

July 17, 2017 at 2:25 pm Leave a comment

Photo Exhibition: Shades of Benga – The Story of Popular Music in Kenya, Jul. 12-29 2017 @ Alliance Française


Dates: July 12-29, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française, Ground Floor

July 13, 2017 at 1:53 pm Leave a comment

Women in Politics – Udada na Siasa, Jun. 26-30 2017 @ Alliance Française & Goethe Institut


Dates: June 26 – 30, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française & Goethe Institut

Udada na Siasa – A level playing field?
The Alliance Française Nairobi and the Goethe-Institut Kenya are presenting a series of activities on the topic of ‘Women in Politics – Udada na Siasa’ views from Germany, France and Kenya, from 26th to 30th June.

In a year, when all three countries Germany, France and Kenya have either held their General Elections or will be holding them, this French-German initiative, supported by the French-German Cultural Fund and the European Union Delegation in Kenya, will explore and compare the challenges encountered by women in decision making and political processes in the three countries.

Through panel discussions, digital art installations, twitter conversations, participatory puppet theatre performances and a multi-media film, artists, experts and the general public will reflect on the place of women in politics from the perspectives of the electorate and the politicians.

In France, after the second round of legislative elections on last Sunday, 223 women were elected to France’s lower house. With 38.65% of seats in the National Assembly, the election marks a new record for female representation in the French parliament. It’s good news for equality: Women now hold 223 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly but still falls short of true equality in representation.

In Kenya, women are likely to be elected for the first time to some of Kenya’s powerful governor positions heralding a political breakthrough in a patriarchal society where women have struggled to make gains in the face of violence, intimidation and sexism.

In Germany, although Angela Merkel has been in the office of the chancellor since 2005, only approximately 33 % of the members of the Federal German Parliament are women. The old idea that women should focus on Kinder, Kirche, und Küche—children, church, and kitchen – still holds sway in the country. The way to a political office is solely through engagement in the parties and the male dominated hierarchies. The sexist actions and utterances create a hostile atmosphere towards women, thus discouraging them from political engagement.

How can more progress be made towards a level playing field? Join us next week. For the full programme of activities, click here.

June 23, 2017 at 8:40 am Leave a comment

Screenings: European Film Festival, May 16-24 2017 @ Alliance Française & National Museum


Dates: May 16-24, 2017
Venues: Alliance Française & National Museum of Kenya
Entry: Free

Programme

Download the EFF Screening Schedule (pdf)

Week 1 – at Alliance Française (junction of Loita and Monrovia Streets, near the University of Nairobi)
15 May 19.30 Victoria (drama/crime), Germany/Austria – by invitation only
16 May 17.30 Young Offenders (comedy), Ireland
16 May 19.30 Teorie Tygra – Tiger Theory (comedy), Czech Republic
17 May 17.30 Hotell – Hotel (drama), Sweden
18 May 17.30 Cahier Africain – African notebook (documentary), Switzerland
18 May 19.30 Takaisin Pintaan – Diving into the Unknown (documentary), Finland
19 May 17.30 Les Chavaliers Blancs – The White Knights (drama), France
19 May 19.30 Notes on Blindness (documentary), United Kingdom
20 May 15.30 Labyrinthus (family), Belgium
20 May 17.30 Diamantes Negros – Black Diamonds (drama), Spain
20 May 19.30 Moje córki krowy – These Daughters of Mine (comedy), Poland
21 May 15.30 Karpuz Kabungundan Gemiler Yapmak – Boats of Watermelon Rinds (family), Turkey
21 May 17.30 S Tebou ma bavi Slovenko – From Slovakia with Love (documentary), Slovakia
21 May 19.30 De Surprise – The Surprise (comedy), Netherlands

Week 2 – at the National Museum of Kenya (Kipande Road, Westlands)
22 May 17.30 L’Oriana (drama), Italy
23 May 17.30 Tokyo Fianceé – (comedy), Belgium
23 May 19.30 Victoria – (drama/crime), Germany/Austria
24 May 19.30 Gatos não Têm Vertigens – Cats Don’t Have Vertigo (comedy), Portugal

More information, here

May 16, 2017 at 1:24 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Satire Festival: Speaking Truth to Power, Until May 31 2017 @ Alliance Française


Dates: Until May 31, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française

May 11, 2017 at 11:33 am Leave a comment

Concert: Showcase Wednesday featuring Checkmate, May 17 2017 @ Alliance Française


Date: May 17, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 7.00 pm
Free Entry

May 11, 2017 at 11:27 am Leave a comment

Book Launch & Photo Exhibition: Everyday Africa, May 10-28 2017 @ Alliance Française


Opening: May 10, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6.30 pm

Until: May 28, 2017

EVERYDAY AFRICA
Everyday Africa is a collective of 30 photographers sharing images of daily life (in many forms and from across the continent) on a shared Instagram feed in an effort to transcend the usual clichés that depict Africa as a place of only poverty, disease, and war. The project began in 2012 and has since sparked a global movement – there are dozens of “Everyday” projects focused on broadening our understanding of cities, countries, regions, and continents worldwide.

This exhibition is organized on the occasion of the African Launch of their new book ‘Everyday Africa: 30 Photographers Re-Picturing a Continent’.

At the launch, a theatrical performance will bring to life this social media project, using the comments and conversations sparked by the photography on Instagram as source for the script.

The featured photographers are: Nana Kofi Acquah, Jana Asenbrennerová, Girma Berta, Guillaume Bonn, Barry Christianson, Daouda Corera, Peter DiCampo, Edward Echwalu, Laura El-Tantawy, Yagazie Emezi, Andrew Esiebo, Malin Fezehai, Glenna Gordon, Jane Hahn, Idil Ibrahim, Mahmoud Khattab, Lindsay Mackenzie, Austin Merrill, Holly Pickett, Whitney Richardson, Christina Rizk, Tom Saater, Sameer Satchu, Allison Shelley, Charlie Shoemaker, Ricci Shryock, Nichole Sobecki, Sara Terry, Ley Uwera, Shannon Jensen Wedgwoodstage.

May 9, 2017 at 12:31 pm Leave a comment

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