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About Tinga Tinga Tales – the Musical
Based on Tinga Tinga Tales the animated series, the Musical
Is a gloriously interactive and raucus live show designed to entertain the whole family. Written and directed by original creators of the TV show Claudia Lloyd and composed by Eric Wainaina, the musical will take its audience on a wonderful theatrical journey where they will sing with the Dawn Chorus, interact with their favourite characters from the TV series, help Giraffe get out of sticky situation and delight in seeing how Chameleon transforms from the greyest of grey things into an explosive Afrofusion Master of Colour. Everyone will sing, dance, laugh and cry… but most of all they will all have a TingaTingaTastic Time.
Written by Claudia Lloyd I produced by Sheba Hirst I music by Eric Wainaina I choreographed by Mkamzee Mwatela.
Safaricom International Jazz Festival 2014: Exclusive Evening with Jimmy Dludlu, Dec. 5 2014 @ Kasarani Indoor Arena
Curtain Raisers: Swahili Jazz Band
Main Act: Mozambique Afro Jazz Maestro – Jimmy Dludlu
All the proceeds generated will go to the Ghetto Classics.
Exhibition: Various Art Pieces, Until Feb 14 2014 @ Creatives Garage Resource Centre, GreenHouse – Ngong Rd
The Art auction will be held on 14th February at Creatives Garage Resource Centre at Greenhouse, Ngong Rd, Suite 14 from 6.00pm.
The art pieces will not be replicated they will be auctioned as is.
Dates: June 19, 2013 to June 23, 2013
Venue: BC Nairobi
For more info visit: Kwani?
Kwani Trust and British Council Kenya will collaborate with Granta UK to host a week of literary events in Nairobi between 19th-23rd June 2013. The joint literary programming week will include a launch of the latest Granta issue, ‘Best of Young British Novelists 4’; a three-day fiction-writing workshop; a lecture by the visiting writers from Granta, UK-based Somali Writer, Nadifa Mohamed and British Writer Adam Foulds, at Daystar University; and a 2013 elections evening symposium based on related work by Kwani Trust.
15 selected emerging Kenyan writers will join visiting writers from Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi and Nigeria for the workshop and other literary events.
Regional British Council offices have partnered with literary organisations from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Nigeria and Uganda to select a writer from each of the countries to attend the fiction workshop, along with a corresponding Literature Programmers’ workshop with participants from the countries above.
Are you a creative who is passionate about film, TV, video or animation and want to extend their possibilities and reach?
Are you a technologist or maker who wants to get creative with mobile, apps, embedded systems and beyond?
Come participate in a creative sprint organised by the British Council. You will work in teams to create eye-opening ideas that will expand Kenya’s capability in digital film, video and animation. We are recruiting creatives and technologists to work on themes set by local creative agencies. The agencies are looking for new ideas on how to make, distribute and show these digital media, as well as to embed them in other forms. The two winning teams will be awarded a total of £5000 to develop their ideas further, and ongoing mentoring will be arranged where possible. The goal of the event is to create new working relationships and to expand the local digital media ecosystem in locally relevant ways.
What you will gain
Work on exciting new ideas and the chance to take them further. Meet new people and organisations to work with. Hear presentations and talk to experts on hand about creative practices with the latest technologies. Compete to be awarded £3000 for the winning team and £2000 for the runner-up, to be divided between the freelancers on the teams.
Where and when
Pawa 254 will host the event, which will take place on Friday 15th and Mon-Wed 18-20th February, 2013.
Who we are looking for
We are seeking creatives and technologists who are open to expanding their horizons by working together and gracefully putting technology to creative use — making new experiences of film and related media available to audiences in Kenya and beyond.
We are recruiting creative people in a relevant discipline, including film makers, animators, producers, directors and writers.
We’re also interested in technologists keen to work with and learn from creatives, whether you are a programmer, a maker or a user interface designer. Or a creative technologist!
Apply without delay since space is very limited. Send a brief email outlining your background and experience and why you would make a good participant to email@example.com. Keep it no longer than about a page, and relevant to our requirements as stated in the previous section, Who We Are Looking for. We’ll select only candidates who fit that description well and can tell us clearly why.
For full information visit: http://africaninteractive.org/culture-shift-ii/
Deadline for applications: Thursday 7th February, 2013. 6pm Kenyan time
Editors picks for @Storymoja #HayFestKe: Wangari Maathai Memorial Lecture & Hay 25, Sept. 15-16 2012 @ National Museum
The inaugural lecture honoring Kenya’s great Nobel Peace Laureate and Founder of the Green Belt Movement, will be given by Chinese writer and historian Jung Chang.
Jung Chang is the author of Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (which the Asian Wall Street Journal called the most read book about China), and Mao: The unknown Story (with Jon Halliday).
Chang won the UK Writers’ Guild Best Non-Fiction in 1992 and Book of the year UK in 1993.
Her books have been translated into more than 40 languages and sold more than 15 million copies.
Date: September 16, 2012
Venue: BC Courtyard
Panel: Jung Chang, Giles Foden, Sitawa Namwale, Chief Nyamweya, John Sibi-Okumu and John Kampfner
To celebrate Hay Festival’s 25th anniversary we asked many of the writers we have worked with over the 25 years to pose 25 questions to Hay Festival audiences.
Kampfner chairs this session addressing three of these questions. Interactive, inquisitive and ground-breaking – have your say and post your replies at www.hayfestival.org/hay25