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Screening: The First Irish Kenya Film Festival, Mar. 15 2015 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium – National Museum

Irish Film
The First Irish Kenya Film Festival will offer the chance to catch Irish movies in Nairobi, as part of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Date: March 15, 2015
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium – National Museum
Time: From 10.30 am

Screening Time and Costs

10.30: “The Wind that Shakes the Barley” – KES 100
Irish drama directed by Ken Loach set during the Irish War of Independence (1919- 1922) and the Irish Civil War (1922- 1923). Winner of the PALME D’OR at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

14.00: “The Secret of Kells”
Oscar nominated children’s animated film telling the story of a young monk Brendan who is learning to be a scribe and how he got the inspiration to complete the world famous Book of Kells. Perfect for children.

17.00: “Once” – KES 300
Irish Musical film (Oscar winner for Best Original Song) tells the story of the musical collaboration of a Dublin busker and a young Czech immigrant flower seller.

Irish musicians will be playing for a short time after the last film.

For Tickets Email:

Sponsored by Monikos Kitchen, Valley Arcade Nairobi.

March 14, 2015 at 1:37 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Nobody can Stop Reggae by Oliver Okoth Martin, Feb. 9-28 2015 @ Creativity Gallery – National Museum

Nobody can Stop Reggae | image via NMK

Nobody can Stop Reggae | image via NMK

Nobody can stop Reggae by Oliver Okoth Martin

Dates: February 9 – 28, 2015
Venue: National Museum
Time: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Entry: Normal Museum Rates Apply

How important is reggae to Africa? And why is it so popular?
Reggae has its roots in ancient African musical forms and since its appearance in Jamaica in the late 1960’s singers have constantly paid tribute to Africa.

African reggae has a history of carrying strong messages on social, cultural, spiritual and political issues in society. But does it have any effect?

This exhibition of paintings ‘Nobody can Stop Reggae’ by Oliver Okoth Martin is inspired by reggae music and while paying homage to the Reggae month of February provokes thought to reflect on the meaning of reggae to our own society.

February 8, 2015 at 1:56 pm Leave a comment

Japanese Dolls Exhibition: The Dolls of Japan – Shapes of Prayer, Embodiments of Love, Feb. 5-25 2015 @ National Museum

The Dolls of Japan
The Embassy of Japan and the National Museums of Kenya invites you to the Japanese Dolls Exhibition titled The Dolls of Japan: Shapes of Prayer, Embodiments of Love.

This exhibition introduces Japan’s representative dolls, including Hina ningyo (Girls’ Festival dolls) and Gogatsu ningyo (Boys’ Day dolls), which have their origins in ancient customs; dolls connected to traditional performing arts like noh, bunraku and kabuki; regional dolls from throughout the country; and “creative dolls” produced by contemporary craftspeople.

Details of the exhibition:
Exhibition Opening: Thursday, February 05, 2015
Dates: Thursday, February 05, 2015 to Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Venue: Temporary Gallery (Ground Floor), Nairobi National Museum
Time: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

View the catalogue on this link

Note: While entrance to the Japanese Dolls Exhibition is free, kindly note that you will have to pay the normal entrance fee to the Nairobi National Museum

January 22, 2015 at 2:21 pm Leave a comment

Gala Event & Exhibition: Room for Giants – Art for Change, Dec. 4 2014 @ National Museum

art for change
Celebrated conservationist and author Kuki Gallmann will preside over the award ceremony

Exhibition continues through January 2015

December 1, 2014 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

Photo Exhibition: Mexico in One Image, Until Nov. 30 2014 @ Temporary Gallery – National Museum

Mexico in one Word
Dates: Until 30th November 2014.
Venue: Temporary Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

“Mexico en Una Imagen” -Mexico in One Image- presents photos of moments, places and people that shape the multicultural wealth of Mexico.

November 20, 2014 at 1:45 pm 1 comment

Exhibition: Into the Trees by YONY WAITE, Nov. 23 – Dec. 31 2014 @ National Museum

Into Trees
Opening: November 23, 2014
Venue: National Museum
Time: 11 am – 5 pm

Exhibition on Until End of December 2014
Entry: Normal Museum Rates Apply

November 17, 2014 at 6:12 pm Leave a comment

The Affordable Art Show, Oct. 24-26 2014 @ Nairobi National Museum Courtyard

Affordable Art Show

October 17, 2014 at 2:15 pm Leave a comment

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