Posts tagged ‘nairobi’
Dates: May 17, 18, 25 & 27, 2016
She dreams of a glamorous lifestyle as the greatest opera singer in the world. But there is an obstacle: A rival appears on stage determined to reach the same heights. We follow the budding divas through marvellous arias from operas, operettas and musicals in their quest to find the perfect agent that will take them right up to the top…
German opera singer Doreen Ziegler and Kenyan mezzo-soprano Maggie Gitu perform a hilarious and entertaining show – somewhere between a comedian opera and an operatic comedy!
To book a ticket call 0703-508195 or email email@example.com
For more information on #RentADiva visit: http://www.doreenziegler.de/
The European Film Festival is back! This year, the European Film Festival, will be marking the 25th edition of screening EU member states film in Nairobi. The theme for this year is, ‘Integration’ which coincides with the recent wave of immigrants into the European Union mostly stirred by conflict in Syria.
This years festival offers a fantastic selection of films from 16 European countries and includes, the 2016 Oscar winner for the Best Foreign Language Film, Son of Saul.
Find the detailed programme, and more information, here.
Archaeology & Art! Pots and Identities: The Language of Clay + Launch of Edward Njenga’s Autobiography, May 7- Jun. 30 2016 @ National Museum
Until: June 30, 2016
Entry: Museum Rates Apply
Pots and Identities: The language of clay
Pottery is one of the most enduring artifacts in the archaeological record. It has been used the world over to provide relative dates for sites and also to reconstruct life ways of the prehistoric people.
This exhibition is the archaeologist version of the Kenyan history and the contemporary practices of potters/ artists through the language of clay. In both cases, the identity of the potter is easily discernible from either the style or decorations of the pot.
In some cases, archaeological data cannot stand alone and archaeologists have used present day practices to interpret their data. Some of the comparative data include studies on pottery functions, pottery making technologies, innovation and diffusion…
Outstanding archaeological and traditional pottery alongside contemporary works by Magdalene Odundo, Mzee Edward Njenga, Waithira Chege and Emmanuel Ondif among others.
During the exhibition opening there will be a book launch of Edward Njenga’s autobiography ‘Telling it in Clay’ written by Lynette Kariuki.
Date: April 8, 2016
Venue: Karen Village, Ngong Road
Time: 6-9 pm
The speakers lined up, include;
1. Rose Jepkorir – Culture
2. Muthoni Kimani – Education
3. Arnorld Mulubi – Story telling
4. Wangui Ngujiri – Film
5. James Mutua – Music
6. Gerard Omondi – Stone sculpture
7. Jessie de Boer – Urban Permaculture
Now running in over 800 cities across the world PechaKucha Nights bring together people in a relaxed, simple and enjoyable format to meet, network and share their ideas and work in public.
PechaKucha Nights were developed by two architects in Japan. It means ‘chit chat’ in Japanese and refers to the format where presenters have 20 slides and 20 seconds to talk about each slide making short, fast moving presentations of 6 minutes and 40 seconds.
There will be a Beer break-Refreshments and Snacks will be available.
Date: Every Wednesday 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm
Venue: Mae Drive 227, off Ruaka Road, Runda
Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP
Come learn rhythm and dances from Brazil, Ghana and Haiti!
Celebrating Women with art
Dates: Mar. 8-31 2016
Venue: Temporary Gallery, National Museum
Time: 8.30 – 5.30 pm
Entry: Normal Rates Apply
During this month of March the Nairobi National Museum displays a selection of art works in celebration of women. The museum will also pay homage to Prof. Wangari Maathai (1 April 1940 – 25 September 2011) by hosting a special gala at the museum in her honor.
Maathai was a renowned Kenyan environmental and political activist, and the Nobel Peace Prize winner 2004.
The gala will be graced by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.
Attendance to the gala is by invitation only