Posts tagged ‘Michael Joseph Centre’

Theatre/Performance: Borrowed Life, Mar. 6-8 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House

The poster
Event details
DATES: March 6-8, 2014
VENUE: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House
TIME: Thursday and Friday 7pm, Saturday 6pm
COST: Kshs 500. Call 0725 040 951 to book your tickets

Written by Seth Busolo, Directed by May Wairimu, Produced by Daisy Busolo and Samuel Kyama, Stage manager Charity Nyambura

Borrowed Life Synopsis
Melissa feels trapped, being married to what she considers her ‘slow’ husband. She gets even angrier when her younger friend and neighbor buys property, while they are still being held back by her husband’s “poverty mentality.”

She eventually tries to “invest” behind her husband’s back; however when the politician from whom she buys prime land demands for more than she can give, Melissa finds herself thrown into a web of secrets, and nothing could have prepared her for the downward spiral her life gets into, as her unrelenting quest to move on up turns deadly.

March 4, 2014 at 12:03 pm 1 comment

Exhibition/Seminar: Artsy Mama- Look Good feel Good edition, Feb. 26 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre

artsy mama 26th feb
The artsy mama event is an exhibition and creative seminar for stay at home parents. The seminar includes guest panellists who share their stories in regards to the topic or theme.

This month’s edition is the Look Good feel Good edition. Being a stay at home mum doesn’t mean that we sit at home in old tees and torn clothes. Come get insights from industry experts on how to maintain your image even after the children.

To RSVP call 0708752575 or email

February 21, 2014 at 1:15 pm Leave a comment

Wambura Miratu & Annie Soul in Concert, Jan. 30 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Concert at MJC

January 22, 2014 at 9:22 am Leave a comment

Storymoja Celebrates M. G. Vassanji, Jan. 25 2014 @ Michael Joseph Centre

MG Vassanji program-01
Date: January 25, 2014
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500

Master Class with M. G. Vassanji from 10 am – 1 pm [Pre-register ONLY]
Exploring Inter-cultural Relationships with Drumbeats from 1.30-3 pm
The in-between World of East Africa from 3.15-4.45 pm
Book Launching and Signing from 5-6 pm
Nyef Nyef Stories to Discombobulate the Mind from 6.30-8 pm

Other Scheduled Events
Moyez Vassanji Colloquium and Lecture at University of Nairobi – Dept. of Literature
Date: January 27, 2014
Full info here Invitation to the Moyez Vassanji Colloquium and Lecture [Word Document]

January 16, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Album Launch: Poems – Jade the Kenyan Dreams by Namatsi, Nov. 23 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre


November 22, 2013 at 8:01 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Our Journey in Photographs – from Nairobi to Bujumbura, Nov. 14-22 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Nairobi to Bunjumbura
See Africa like you have never seen it before! 15 photographers to forming an ensemble called one touch media took upon themselves to document their trip from Nairobi to Bujumbura. What you have is an amazing collection of photos currently showing at MJ Centre that will make you feel like taking a road trip…

Opening: November 14, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre

Runs until: November 22, 2013

Featuring: Mutua Matheka, Amunga Eshuchi, Kevin Shani, Joe Were, Kiarie Joanne…

Follow them on their Facebook Page here

Highly recommended!

November 14, 2013 at 9:38 am 1 comment

Play/Performance: Life in the Single Lane, Nov. 15 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House

An intriguing play with soulful music featuring Patricia Kihoro

Date: November 15, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 500 – Book on 0725 040 951


Patricia Kihoro gave a dazzling performance in Seth Busolo’s Life in the Singles Lane – Margaretta wa Gacheru, Daily Nation November 8 2013

November 11, 2013 at 9:28 am Leave a comment

Event: Dream to Screen in 48 Hrs, Nov. 9 2013 @ Michael Joseph Center

New Picture
Date: November 9, 2013
Venue: MJ Center, Safaricom House
Time: 10.30 am

More info here:

November 8, 2013 at 8:52 am Leave a comment

Jam Session: With the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, Nov. 7 2013 @ the Michael Joseph Centre

Jam Session
This Thursday there is a chance to watch the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra at the Michael Joseph Centre from 6.30pm. Entrance is free.

November 4, 2013 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Storymoja Festival Do-Over: Silence is a Woman, Oct. 25 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House

Silence is a Woman
Due to the tragic events of September 21, 2013 at Westgate, events planned for the evening of the 21st September and all events planned for 22nd September during the Storymoja Hay Festival were cancelled.

The Festival has made a decision to make available some of the cancelled shows.

Silence is a Woman will be performed at The Michael Joseph Centre at Safaricom House at 7.30pm on 25th October 2013.

Date: October 25, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre – Safaricom House
Time: at 7.30pm
Tickets: Kshs 2000

If you had bought a Season Pass or tickets for the premium events above during the Storymoja Hay Festival, your ticket will be valid for use then. Please bring it with you.

For queries please write in to

October 17, 2013 at 7:43 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Twisted Strings by Jack Kaluva, Until Oct. 3 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

twisted strings
Dates: Until October 3, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Entry: Free

RSVP: 0705 222 222

September 20, 2013 at 10:27 am Leave a comment

Concert: Made in America – An Evening of Song, Sept. 10 2013 @ MJ centre

made in america
The Michael Joseph Centre is proud present the Made in America Music Concert (An evening of Song)

Date: Tuesday 10th September, 2013
Time: at 5:30 to 7:00pm
Entry is FREE

September 9, 2013 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

Jazz Piano Concert: Jef NEVE in Town! Sept. 12 2013 @ MJ Centre

The Belgian Embassy is very proud to present a piano concert of the renowned Belgian jazz pianist Jef NEVE at the Safaricom Michael Joseph Centre in Nairobi on Thursday the 12th of September.

Doors open at 6.30 pm – we recommend you to be on time as doors will close once full capacity is reached

Entrance is free!

Kindly RSVP:

You’ll be amazed by what a pair of hands can do.

September 2, 2013 at 4:32 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Different Strokes II by Sammy Lutaya feat. Zipporah Irari, Aug. 14-23 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Exhibition Poster A
Dates: August 14-23, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House
Entry: Free

Exhibition by: Sammy Lutaya feat. Zipporah Irari


Sammy Lutaya is ranked one of Kenya’s most prolific visual artists and illustrators. Besides painting and creating artworks whose scope covers varied socio-economic-cultural themes, he also seeks to promote the visual arts both locally and internationally.
Sammy has participated in various art exhibitions and cultural exchange workshops in different countries including Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Mauritius, Italy,China, Australia and Pakistan.

Zipporah Irari started out as a teacher but quit to concentrate on painting. Early this year she exhibited at the National Museum of Kenya.

August 6, 2013 at 4:07 pm Leave a comment

Kids in the Centre II, Jul. 27 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Kids in the Centre II
Date: July 27, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 9 am – 3 pm
Tickets: Children Kshs 500 and Parents Kshs 1000

Panelists: Muthoni Garland, Sitawa Namwalie, Eric Omondi and Binyavanga Wainaina

Proceeds go to start a library foundation

July 17, 2013 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Creative Seminar/Exhibition: Artsy Mama, Jul. 17 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

artsy mama
Creative Seminar and exhibition targeting stay at home moms

Dates: July 17, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Entry: Free

Guest panel: Janet Ligare, Joyce Musoke, Ciku Kanyottu & Melissa Wakhu

July 12, 2013 at 3:11 pm Leave a comment

Jazz Piano Concert: Jef NEVE in Town! Sept. 12 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

JEF NEVE - Jazz in town!
The Ambassador of Belgium, H.E. Mr Bart OUVRY and his wife would like to invite you to a Jazz piano concert (free entrance) on Thursday 12 September 2013
Venue: Safaricom’s Michael Joseph Center
Doors open at 7 pm welcome drinks with Belgian beer
Concert starts at 7.30 pm sharp

Young Belgian pianist/composer Jef Neve has become a prominent figure in his homeland Belgium and his reputation is rapidly spreading to the rest of the world. This year, Jef Neve tours in Asia and Latin America, among others China, Thailand, Japan and Brazil.

Jef Neve combines exceptional musical talent with fine-tuned interaction. His visible joy in performing is highly contagious. Each concert turns into a special and heartwarming experience.

July 10, 2013 at 11:25 am 1 comment

Play: Attack of The Shidas, Jul. 21 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Attack of the Shidas
The Theatre Company of Kenya, in collaboration with Story Moja, has created a live performance of the book ‘The Attack of the Shidas-AKAS Save Planet Earth’ by Muthoni Muchemi.

Date: July 21, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House, Waiyaki Way.
Time: 2 pm and 4 pm
Tickets: 400 Ksh in advance. At the gate the tickets all cost 500 Ksh. Tickets can be booked via MPesa on 0722554372.

Attack Of The Shidas is about children from different communities in Kenya who realize that the only way to save their community, that is being threatened by a disastrous water shortage, is by overcoming their differences. The play is a great mixture of music, dance and theatre. As Kenyans from all ages will recognise the theme of the play, it is also a real family performance; so bring your children! Language used is a mixture of English and Swahili.

Attack of The Shidas from Kashuo Bennett on Vimeo.

The Theatre Company brings you Kenyan talent, professionally trained at facilities around the country in performances created by Kenyan writers. Come and be inspired by this lively play.

July 8, 2013 at 4:37 pm Leave a comment

Creatives Garage: Spanner Breakfast feat SautiSol, July 6, 2013 @ MJ Centre

Spanner breakfast feat Sauti Sol
Date: July 6, 2013
Venue: MJ Centre, Safaricom House
Time: 8-11 am
Tickets: Kshs 1,000

For more info visit

June 24, 2013 at 10:19 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Vivid Hues – Celebrating Life in Colour, Jun. 14-23 2013 @ MJ Centre – Safaricom House

vivid hues
An art exhibition by Nana Vidyarthi and Philip Ondik;

Dates: June 14-23, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Entry: Free

June 3, 2013 at 5:21 pm Leave a comment

Fashion: On the Runway, Apr. 27 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Kendra Poster To send(5)

April 12, 2013 at 12:27 pm Leave a comment

End Term Concert: Beats & Pieces, Mar. 30 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Beats and Pieces final
Date: March 30, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 7-10 pm
Tickets: Kshs 400 at the Gate & Kshs 300 advance

March 18, 2013 at 4:54 pm Leave a comment

Dorothy Ghettuba Live in Concert, Mar. 28 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

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Date: March 28, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 1000

Featuring the photography exhibition through my eyes done by the children of Vision Africa

March 18, 2013 at 1:54 pm Leave a comment

Performance: The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, Feb. 28 2013 @ MJ Centre

the vagina monologues
Date: February 28, 2013
Venue: MJ Centre
Time: 6.30 pm
Tickets: Kshs 2000.

Available at the following outlets:

1. Vivo at the Junction Mall (Ground Floor near The ArtCaffe)
2. Bookstop at Yaya Centre (2nd Floor)
3. The Sarit Centre Information Desk (Ground Floor)
5. MPesa to 0707 305365 (Your ticket will be kept for you at the door).

Ticket proceeds to WRAP* – The Women’s Rights Awareness Programme.

Cast includes
Pinky Ghelani, Savane Kemoli, Aleya Kassam, Lorna Irungu, Wanuri Kahiu, June Gachui, Patricia Kihoro, Suzanne Gachukia, Mumbi Kaigwa, Kaz, Patricia Amira, Mkamzee Chao Mwatela, Seroun Wang’ombe, Njeri (Cathi) Ngugi, Lorna Dias, Hawa Essuman, Chichi Seii, Mo Pearson

February 25, 2013 at 3:56 pm Leave a comment

Creatives Garage: Spanner Breakfast, Mar. 2 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

spanner breakfast
Date: March 2, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Center
Time: 8 am
Tickets: Kshs 1000

Watch Nairobi Half Life Trailer

February 19, 2013 at 4:46 pm Leave a comment

Family Concert: Kids in the Centre, Sept. 30 12 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Michael Joseph Centre and Art of Music present a family concert by some of Kenya’s young and talented.
Date: September 30, 2012

Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House
Time: 3-5pm
Tickets: Kshs 300 [MJC-0722 005 890 or art of Music 0715 918 977]

Expect: A creative afternoon featuring classical musicians, poets, singers and dancers.

September 24, 2012 at 10:29 am Leave a comment

Creatives in Business Forum, Sept. 26 2012 @ MJ Centre

September 21, 2012 at 8:17 pm Leave a comment

Concert: Writings on My Wall by Wairimu Ng’aru, Aug. 24 2012 @ MJ Centre

Join Wairimu Ng’aru, for Writings on My Wall, an evening of easy listening music, on Friday the 24th of August at the Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House, Waiyaki Way, from 7pm- 9pm. Charges for this evening of soulful music are 300kshs in advance and 400kshs at the venue.

Wairimu Ng’aru, will present some of her best works backed by a live band.

August 14, 2012 at 6:44 pm Leave a comment

Kenyan Play: Corporate Wife, Aug. 10 2012 @ Michael Joseph Centre

August 9, 2012 at 10:25 am Leave a comment

Soul Expressions by Liron, Aug. 4 2012 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Date: August 4, 2012
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 4-6pm
Entry: Free

July 23, 2012 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

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