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Spoken Word: Losing Grip by Ngartia, Nov. 19 2015 @ Goethe Institut

Event: #LosingGrip by Ngartia

Date: Thursday 19th November 2015
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Nairobi
Time: 6:00 pm
Tickets: 500 KeS (Advance only – 0715 676 724)

Losing Grip is a spoken word story performed by Ngartia, with the support of FlowFlani Wakaba (a human beat-box), Ciano Maimba(vocalist and guitarist), Phy (musician), Achieng Otieno ( vocalist from the band Royalty By Black) and Laura Wanjirũ Ekumbo (writer and actress).

It is a story about the pitfalls of seeking a better life in the city from the perspective of a young man who grew up in the countryside written by Ngartia, who is part of the team that runs

The narrative will be told in 10 poetry pieces that are in form of letters and diary entries and several musical acts serving as interludes. This is indeed, an experimental path for performance poetry since no one else has created such a concept gig before. It is bound to be exciting and to chart new territory in the spoken word circles. No self respecting performance art enthusiast should miss this.

Ngartia has been a force to reckon with in the Kenyan Spoken Word scene. He has demonstrated diversity by doing collaborative performances with performers such as Sarabi, Yellow Light Machine, Kaesa and has been featured on Slam Africa, Kwani? Open Mic and Words Galore. He has also appeared on other stages such as the StoryMoja Festival, Fatuma’s Voice Wamathai Spoken Word, Kings Of The Arena, Spoken Word Thursdays at Juniper’s, Poetry At The Park many more.

His short stories and poetry has appeared on anthologies such as KUT and The Power of Words and a number of blogs: African,,,, and

November 12, 2015 at 10:03 am Leave a comment

Urban Nights – Public Spaces for All, Oct. 30 2015 @ Nairobi CBD – Mama Ngina Street

Urban Nights
Date: October 30, 2015
Venue: Nairobi, Central Business District
Time: From 6 pm

October 28, 2015 at 11:53 am Leave a comment

Nairobi Pizza Festival, Oct. 5-9 2015 @ Participating Outlets

Nairobi Pizza Festival
Dates: October 5-9, 2015
Venue: Participating Outlets

Find more information on their website:

October 5, 2015 at 9:35 am Leave a comment

Storymoja Festival – Wangari Maathai & Kofi Awoonor Memorial Lectures, Sept. 19 & 20, 2015 @ Nairobi Arboretum

Wangari Maathai Memorial Lecture

Wangari Maathai Memorial Lecture

Wangari Maathai Memorial Lecture
Date: Saturday, September 19 2015
Venue: Arboretum Park, Nairobi
Time: 11am – 1pm

UNEP Chief Scientist, Jacqueline McGlade will deliver a challenging and inspiring message while paying glowing tribute to her long time friend and Africa’s celebrated matriarch. Introduction by Wanjira Maathai, late Wangari Maathai’s daughter.

In partnership with Green Belt Movement.

Kofi Awoonor
Kofi Awoonor Memorial Lecture
Date: Sunday, September 20, 2015
Venue: Arboretum Park, Nairobi
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

On Saturday 21st September 2013, one of Africa’s most celebrated poet and lead guest, Professor Kofi Awoonor, lost his life in the horrible Westgate Mall terrorist attack.

Two years on, his son, Afetsi Awoonor, who was with him at the time, pays glowing tribute to his father as a testament of great hope, healing and forgiveness.

Space is limited for the two lectures, and therefore entry to the lectures is by pre-registration only.

A Day Ticket is KES 1000/- and will allow you entrance to the Lecture as well as ALL other events scheduled for the day.

September 18, 2015 at 9:54 am Leave a comment

Azonto Dance Workshop: Accra meets Nairobi Part Two, Sept. 12 2015 @ Shani Active Studio – ABC Place

Date: September 12, 2015
Venue: Accra meets Nairobi Part Two: Azonto Dance Workshop
Venue: Shani Active Studio, ABC Place, Westlands

Azonto is a dance and music genre from Ghana. The dance is known to have originated from a traditional dance called Kpanlogo associated with the coastal towns in the country such as Chorkor, James Town, La, Teshie, Nungua and Tema, in the Greater Accra Region.

Come and learn Azonto with Ghana’s finest choreographer: The King of Azonto, Usher Frimpong Moses and add your “Nai” feel to it!! Dance is all about self expression.

Time ~ 3:15 – 5:15 pm
Level: Open/ Mixed level

Early bird registration is Ksh 1000 paid in advance via mpesa or airtel money to 0723325680 or pay Ksh 1500 at the door

To Register, call Marion Munga on 0723325680 or Suzy on 0722656598

September 11, 2015 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

Out Film Festival: Speak Out! Sept. 10-13 2015 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium

Out Film Festival 2015
The Gay Kenya Trust in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Kenya will be organising the fifth annual Out Film Festival to showcase LGBT-themed films from Africa and across the world. The screenings will be followed by discussions of the central themes and the challenges faced by the LGBT community in Kenya.

Dates: September 10-13, 2015
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Time: Thursday, 3.00 – 8.30 pm; Friday , 12.00 – 7.45 pm; Saturday, 11.00 am – 7.45 pm; and Sunday, 11.00 am – 7.00 pm
Admission: free

Find more information on Goethe Institut’s website

September 8, 2015 at 10:19 am 1 comment

Project Launch: Colour in Faith, Sept. 2 2015 @ Circle Art Agency

Colour in Faith

September 2, 2015 at 1:21 pm 1 comment

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