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Nairobi Cultural Festival, Apr. 19 2015 @ Nairobi National Museum

Cultural festival
Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Location: National Museums of Kenya (NMK), Nairobi
Time: From 10.00hrs to 18.00hrs

About
As part of the cultural program, the Embassy of Spain is pleased to invite you to a Country Fair (Feria de las Naciones) which will take place on Sunday 19th April 2015 from 10am to 6pm at the National Museums of Kenya (NMK), Nairobi.
During the Fair, different Embassies will showcase their cultural, culinary, artistic aspects, etc. The Embassy of Spain in collaboration with the Spanish Speaking Association (SSA) and the NGO “Más Por Ellos” will have a tent with the theme “April Fair” where you can taste typical Spanish food. There will also be children’s activities and the Spanish sevillana shows.

All proceeds will go to various humanitarian projects.

April 16, 2015 at 10:38 am Leave a comment

Event: Talk by Daniel Chai Chivatsi, Feb. 28 2015 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium- National Museum

Kenya Museum Society and National Museums of Kenya Present an evening talk by Daniel Chai Chivatsi, BVM, MSc.
Senior Veterinary Pathologist / Researcher and Acting Head, Animal Sciences Institute of Primate Research, Karen

Date and Time: Saturday 28 February 2015, 4 pm
Venue: Nairobi National Museum, Louis Leakey Auditorium

About
The Institute of Primate Research (IPR) is the largest in Africa in terms of capacity to hold and maintain non-human primates used for research. The discovery of basic human reproductive health solutions from cervical cancer to endometriosis can arise from IPR’s research on baboons.

Other highlights of the presentation include the specific contributions of IPR, the importance of bio-medical research in Kenya and IPR’s commitment to animal welfare in research.

Donation:
Ksh 200 Citizen or Student
Ksh 400 KMS member
Ksh 500 Guest

MPESA no: 400800 Account no: 6571570019

Refreshments for sale from 3:15pm; Presentation at 4:00pm
Tickets: 0724 255299, 2339158 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

February 20, 2015 at 6:39 pm Leave a comment

Hadithi – An Evening of Music, Spoken Word & Hip Hop Music, Aug. 29 2014 @ National Museum of Kenya

hadithi poster
Date: August 29, 2014
Venue: Amphitheatre, National Museum
Time: 7-9 pm
Entry KES 500 at the gate

Hadithi will feature performances in spoken word, prose and poetry which will be based on Kenya’s sociopolitical realities. The event is held under the auspices of the Samosa Festival. Stand up Shout Out and Zamaleo Act will reflect the festival’s theme – Mitazamo yetu: Kenyan Perspectives – through their performances.

Performances will be done by Nairobi’s premier poets and story-tellers such as Nuru Bahati, Dorphan Mutuma and Msooh Gittau. With the Stand Up Shout Out Team performing a Skit called Stories of a Nation (Hadithi Za Nchi) written and acted by the Stand Up – SHOUT OUT members; the SUSONIANS!

August 27, 2014 at 8:53 am Leave a comment

Nairobi Forum: Our Collective Security – Writers in Conversation, Jun. 28 2014 @ National Museum

Date: Saturday, 28 June 2014
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 5pm – 9pm
Entry: Prior Reservation.
RSVP here

The killings in Mpeketoni on 15 and 16 June are the latest in a series of violent events that are challenging the security of Kenya and the East Africa region more broadly. The words ‘terrorism’, ‘assassinations’, ‘tribal clashes’, ‘violent crime’, ‘domestic violence’ regularly appear in mainstream and social media headlines. Traumatic pictures of the aftermath fill the newspapers and TV screens. Kenya is no stranger to violent conflict, as the 2008 post-election violence attests to, but some analysts see the current resurgence as something new. There is no shortage of views on the causes of the current insecurity. Some blame external threats, religious ideology, identity, resource competition, youth unemployment, marginalisation, political intrigue, corruption and inefficiency of the security services. Others point to a failure of collective responsibility.

In the latest in a series of conversations with well-known writers, Kwani Trust, in partnership with the Rift Valley Institute’s Nairobi Forum, have invited a panel of writers to discuss these pressing matters. The writers include:

NoViolet Bulawayo, Writer
Parselelo Kantai, Writer
Rashid Abdi, Journalist
Billy Kahora, Writer and Kwani? managing editor

This conversation follows a session at 5pm at the same venue titled, Meet the Writers, featuring the three shortlisted writers of the Etisalat Prize for Literature, Africa’s most prestigious literary prize: NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), Yewande Omotoso (Nigeria/South Africa) and Karen Jennings (South Africa).

June 24, 2014 at 4:38 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: The Return of Joy Adamson, May 19 – June 30 2015 @ Nairobi National Museum

Joy Adamson painting a portrait of a Masai woman in Kenya, 1960 | Credit: Kenneth Rittener—Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Joy Adamson painting a portrait of a Masai woman in Kenya, 1960 | Credit: Kenneth Rittener—Hulton Archive/Getty Images


Dates: May 19-June 30 2014
Venue: National Museum of Kenya
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

The legacy ofJoy Adamson Exhibition reflects on the contribution of Joy Adamson in the conservation of Kenya’s natural and cultural heritage. The exhibition chronicles the work that won Joy international acclaim as an illustrator, conservationist and author.

Joy Adamson was a colourful, if at times controversial, character whose work continues to affect how people view conservation. Much of her work is immortalized, not only in her illustrations, but in books and film that have been pivotal in preserving the diversity and richness of Kenya’s people and nature.

This exhibition showcasing copies of Joy Adamson’s watercolour painting is a celebration, not only the illustrator and conservationist herself, but also of the diversity and robustness of Kenya’s culture and natural environment.

May 17, 2014 at 3:56 pm Leave a comment

Doodle 4 Google: An Exhibition of Top 100 Doodles, May 5-31 2014 @ Nairobi National Museum

Doodle for Google

Doodle for Google

“To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.”
-Wangari Maathai

Doodle 4 Google Art Exhibition Kenya: Through the Eyes of a Child

Dates: May 5-31, 2014
Venue: Aga Khan Hall, Nairobi National Museum

Featuring the top 100 doodles!

May 17, 2014 at 1:27 pm Leave a comment

2nd Nairobi Cultural Festival: Different Colours One People – Visit Emb. Of Mexico Stand, May 10 2014 @ National Museum

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This will be the Second Nairobi Cultural Festival in which the following countries alongside Mexico will showcase their cultural expressions and sell typical food and drinks: Switzerland, Germany, Finland, Mexico, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Japan, Botswana, Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.

There will also be a Children’s Corner, where for a small fee kids can have tattoos and face painting done, do their own paintings and play under supervision.

Date: Saturday May 10, 2014
Venue: National Museum Grounds
The event starts at 10 am and goes up to 5 pm.
Entrance is free.

Day of Cultural Expression is organised by the Research Institute of Swahili Studies of Eastern Africa (RISSEA) that is part of the National Museums of Kenya.

May 7, 2014 at 9:08 am 2 comments

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