Posts tagged ‘Alliance Francaise’
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.
Date, Country & Movie
27 Sept. 2016, IRAN, ‘Gold and Copper’ by Homayoun Assadian
28 Sept. 2016 CUBA ‘Roble de Olor’ (Scent of an oak) by Rigoberto López
29 Sept. 2016 VENEZUELA ‘Hermano’ (Brother) by Mercel Rasquin
About Poetry SLAM Africa
The 62nd edition of Poetry Slam Africa brings together a line-up of the finest fast-rising poets in the last preliminary round for a chance to participate in the grand Slam at the end of the year.
Come experience a great afternoon where spoken word poetry comes alive with a background of live band music.
I Welcome Cartoon Exhibition presented by Amnesty Regional Hub for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes
Dates: September 5-11, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française, ground floor gallery
Documentary Screening: September 7, 2016
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
The first Nairobi Documentary Festival looks at Africa’s youngest child, South Sudan.
The inaugural Nairobi Documentary Festival documents life and the lingering crisis in the world’s youngest country which marked 5 yrs of independence in July 2016 amid renewed violence.
Through three documentaries by Kenyan reporters ‘Escape from Bor’ by Frank Odwesso, ‘Lost Generation’ by Ali Ngethi and ‘My South Sudan’ by Robert Lutta, and a series of photographs by Odwesso and Ngethi, the NairobiDocuFest uses both documentary film and photo reportage to chronicle significant events in the story of South Sudan.
Cartoon Exhibition: Hii Chapta by Renowned Kenyan Cartoonists, Until Aug. 31 2016 @ Alliance Française
Kenyan cartoonists, theatre practitioners, performance poets and musicians team up to awaken you and I to Hii Chapta 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.
It is an invitation to the public and the public servants to reflect on the principles enshrined in Chapter 6 on Leadership and Integrity and take stock of its implementation and the conduct of the public officers to date.
Hii Chapta provides that power exercised by leaders is a public trust that is to be exercised to serve the people. Officers are required to demonstrate respect for the people of Kenya, make decisions objectively and impartially, refuse to be influenced by favouritism or corruption, serve selflessly and be accountable for their actions.
Kenyan cartoonists Celesté, Gathara, Gammz, Kham, VicNdula, Gado, Maddo, Stano and Casso interrogate Hii Chapta through cartoons that captured good governance, leadership and integrity (mostly lack of it).