Posts tagged ‘nairobi’
Mindspeak: Aly-Khan Satchu Hosts Kenya Pipeline Chairman – John Ngumi, Jan. 21 2017 @ the InterContinental Hotel
Date: January 21, 2017
Venue: the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi
Time: 9.30 am – 12 noon
Presentation by John Ngumi – Chairman, Kenya Pipeline
Download the festival-programme (pdf)
Exhibition: The Bike Gang by Sam Hopkins & John Kamicha, Jan. 15 – 29 2017 @ Goethe Institut – Auditorium
Exhibition Dates: January 17-29, 2017
Perhaps one of the unforeseen consequences of Nairobi’s recent urban transformations has been the emergence of a bicycle subculture. To choose be a biker, as with any subculture, means to adopt an identity, a sense of belonging that runs counter to traditional, inherited identities such as gender or ethnicity. Nevertheless, whilst biking, and other subcultures, seem autonomous from traditional institutions of power, as a means of self-expression they are closely wedded to global capitalism, for which subcultures are simply another form of profit.
Over the last two years Sam Hopkins and John Kamicha worked with strategies of collective filmmaking and collaborative re-enactment to explore what biking means for a group of bikers from Githurai. Here, cycling is less about keeping healthy or about getting from A to B and more about excess, a tendency distilled in the practice of hanging: cycling in the slipstream of trucks on the highway. The Bike Gang is a video installation that situates these moments of extreme athletic prowess within the deeper existential project of this subculture.
For the opening of the exhibition we will embark on a short group ride within Nairobi, so come with your bike.
Admission is free. #BikeGang
This is a refreshing and enthralling theatrical collage of poetry, dance and music celebrating life consisting of poetry by Joan Sikand and music from the 70’s (think Beatles, Fifth Dimension and the likes).
The cast is led by Nick Ndeda, Angela Mwandanda and Laura Ekumbo.
With music by Serro, Lucas and Checkmate Mido and dance by Brigetta Ikwara.
Dates: December 24, 2016 – January 2, 2017
Venue: Forty Thieves, Diani
– 24 Dec:
• Santa is coming for our little ones – 5PM – do not miss his arrival! And please parents, drop “you know what” at 40’s office before 4 PM.
• The Kenyan Boys Choir – 6PM – will grace our Christmas’ Eve. Internationally acclaimed, the Boys Choir will perform an unique show at the Coast. Free entry.
– 25 Dec:
• The beach bar is closed for the day. Re-opening Dec 26th for 24/7 service.
• Please note from Dec 26th – Jan 2nd, there will be a cover charge from 10PMof KES 500, except on Dec 28, 29 & 31st pls see the details below.
• The Shooters bar will be operating every nights from Dec 26th – Jan 1st.
• We will have a Champagne bar from Dec 27th – 31st.
– 26 Dec:
• The Annual Camel race from 12PM – KES 500 per participant, FREE to spectators.
• RegGee’s will rock the beach bar from 2PM, free entry.
– 28 Dec:
• BENGATRONICS have invited Wakuu for the night. Benga music meets Electro Jazz and Afro. From 10PM KES 1,000
– 29 Dec:
• TIDAL RAVE: 6 famous Djs from Nbi, 2 stages, 12 hours of rave party on the beach with Barney Barrow, DJ K, SURAJ, Donnaccia, Chucky, Beng-Beng. From6PM – KES 2,000
– 31 Dec:
• NYE Beach Party: from 9PM KES 2,000 entrance. The beach bar will close at 3PM on that day for NYE preparation.
– 1 Jan:
• PLAY CRICKET ON THE BEACH 1PM
• TWINSTARS JAZZ BAND 2PM
• SAMAKI CLASSIC AUCTION OF BOATS 3PM
– 2 Jan:
• SAMAKI CLASSIC FISHING COMPETITION 6:30AM – 3PM
• PRIZE GIVING AND RAFFLE 5PM