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The Lamu Coal Plant: Uncovering the Real Political, Health & Environmental Aspects of the Project, Jul. 14 2017 @ Laico Regency

Date: July 14, 2017
Venue: Laico Regency
Time: 3-6 pm

Speakers: Hon. Shakila Abdalla – Lamu County Women Representative, Prof. Nick King – Climate Change & Sustainable Development Expert, Hindpal Jabbal – Former Chairman, Energy Regulatory Commission, Prof. Peter Orris – University of Illinois Hospital, Raya Famau – Save Lamu

Moderator: John Allan-Namu, Journalist

July 11, 2017 at 11:34 am 1 comment

Exhibition: Sensing Nairobi, Jun. 8-30 2017 @ The National Museums of Kenya


Launch and Panel Discussion
Date: June 8, 2017
Venue: The National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi
Time: 5:00 p.m.

Exhibition will run from 8th June to 30th June, 2017.

June 2, 2017 at 9:20 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Transitions by Boniface Maina, Until Jun. 30 2017 @ Nairobi Gallery


Dates: Until June 30, 2017
Venue: Nairobi Gallery
Time: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

About
Boniface Maina represents a new breed of promising young contemporary artists in Nairobi. He has exhibited widely in East Africa and internationally. He has co-founded a cooperative of young artists in Nairobi known as Brush Tu Art Studio.

Born in 1987 at Nanyuki, Kenya, Boniface studied at the YMCA Training Institute, graduating with a diploma in art and design in 2008. He works primarily with acrylics on canvas and inks on paper. He is inspired by human reactions, personal experiences, dreams and daily encounters which he illustrates through his surrealist scenes and figures.

Thus, he is part of a new generation of artists who are finding fame and fortune both at home and abroad through a combination of training, exposure and inner reflection based on their unique perspective in present day Kenya. This is both a continuum and a departure from the “Pioneer Artists” of East Africa who have been exhibiting works at the Pioneer Gallery of the Old PCS Office for the past several years.

These artists commenced their careers at the time of Kenyan independence or shortly thereafter, against all odds, as art was not considered a priority at that time. The Pioneer artists based their works primarily on tradition, yet they have opened paths and set stages for those who follow, such as Magdalene Odundo, the first Kenyan to receive the Order of the British Empire from the Queen of England for her brilliant ceramic works (she is now installing mammoth tableaus of glass in various parts of the world).

TRANSITIONS is the title for a series of exhibitions which seek out and promote a younger generations of artists like Boniface Maina. Maina will premiere a new series of works, debuting his “new” style, which will be a marked departure from what his fans have been accustomed to in the past. Maina’s works have been published in a book, Masters of Contemporary Art Volume I, by Art Galaxie, an organization that serves to promote and disseminate the artwork of contemporary artists.

Boniface has had numerous solo and joint exhibitions including the Kenya Art Fair, the Kenya National Theatre, Alliance Francaise, the Italian Institute of Culture, the UNHCR, the Circle Art Gallery – Lamu exhibitions, and the Nairobi National Museum. He has also exhibited through the Danish and Russian Embassy residences and at Glocal Art Gallery, Denmark.

June 2, 2017 at 9:18 am Leave a comment

Book Launch & Photo Exhibition: Everyday Africa, May 10-28 2017 @ Alliance Française


Opening: May 10, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6.30 pm

Until: May 28, 2017

EVERYDAY AFRICA
Everyday Africa is a collective of 30 photographers sharing images of daily life (in many forms and from across the continent) on a shared Instagram feed in an effort to transcend the usual clichés that depict Africa as a place of only poverty, disease, and war. The project began in 2012 and has since sparked a global movement – there are dozens of “Everyday” projects focused on broadening our understanding of cities, countries, regions, and continents worldwide.

This exhibition is organized on the occasion of the African Launch of their new book ‘Everyday Africa: 30 Photographers Re-Picturing a Continent’.

At the launch, a theatrical performance will bring to life this social media project, using the comments and conversations sparked by the photography on Instagram as source for the script.

The featured photographers are: Nana Kofi Acquah, Jana Asenbrennerová, Girma Berta, Guillaume Bonn, Barry Christianson, Daouda Corera, Peter DiCampo, Edward Echwalu, Laura El-Tantawy, Yagazie Emezi, Andrew Esiebo, Malin Fezehai, Glenna Gordon, Jane Hahn, Idil Ibrahim, Mahmoud Khattab, Lindsay Mackenzie, Austin Merrill, Holly Pickett, Whitney Richardson, Christina Rizk, Tom Saater, Sameer Satchu, Allison Shelley, Charlie Shoemaker, Ricci Shryock, Nichole Sobecki, Sara Terry, Ley Uwera, Shannon Jensen Wedgwoodstage.

May 9, 2017 at 12:31 pm Leave a comment

Mindspeak Forum: Aly~Khan Satchu Hosts Jeremy Awori CEO of Barclays Bank Kenya, Apr. 29 2017 @ Inter Continental – Nairobi


Date: April 29, 2017
Venue: Inter-Continental Hotel, Nairobi
Time: 9 am – 12 noon
Entry: Free
Guest speaker is Jeremy Awori, CEO of Barclays Bank Kenya.

April 22, 2017 at 11:41 am 1 comment

Out of Town/Labour Day Week-end Getaway: Saffir Kilifi, Apr. 28 – May 1 2017 @ Distant Relatives Eco-Lodge – Kilifi


Dates: April 28 – May 1, 2017
Venue: Distant Relatives Eco-Lodge, Kilifi
Tickets: KES 12,000/- PP inclusive of a train ride from Nairobi – Mombasa & Bus ride back!

Find more details, here

About
The Saffir Lunatic Express, is a one-way train trip to the coast with amazing bunch of people, lots of good music and whiskey, topped by a weekend of amazing fun by the creek and party at distant relatives, on the famous floatel.

KES 12,000 only, will get you the party on the Lunatic Express, 2 nights accommodation at Distant Relatives in Kilifi and all transfers, including a cozy bus back to Nairobi.

Hop on board The Saffir Lunatic Express before it is decommissioned and come have a great experience in Kilifi!

April 22, 2017 at 10:59 am Leave a comment

Vote For NairobiNow – Best Entertainment Blog (13. E) – at this Year’s BAKE Awards! Apr. 3 – May 9 2017


NairobiNow has been nominated in this year’s BAKE (Bloggers Association of Kenya) Awards under the ‘Best Entertainment Blog’ category.

Take some time off and vote for us here. http://vote.bakeawards.co.ke/ Easiest way of finding us is, 13. E. However, we request that you check other categories as well and consider voting for those sections.

The online voting opened today, April 3, 2017 and runs on until May 9, 2017 with the eventual winners being announced on May 13, 2017.

Please note: you can ONLY vote once (and anyone can participate irrespective if they are in Kenya or NOT). Also, make sure you have your phone next to you (a verification SMS will be sent to your phone to effect the vote). International numbers allowed.

#BAKEAwards

April 13, 2017 at 11:35 am Leave a comment

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