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Jumpstart Thursday, Jun. 12 2014 @ Shalom House, Ngong Road

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The copying of designs in the craft and design sector is nothing new. In fact, the habit has become so deeply entrenched that many designers have resigned themselves to this fate- sooner rather than later.

Internationally, we witnessed the kiondo and kikoy being ‘stolen’. What could we have done differently? What CAN we do differently to protect our cultural heritage, our designs, our intellectual property?

One of the most powerful yet least understood option is copyright.

The Kenya Copyright Board [KECOBO] is the government body charged with ensuring that the rightful owner of a design enjoys the accruing benefits.

This June 12, 2-5pm, Craft Afrika and KECOBO team up to bring you an insightful discussion on copyright – what it means, what it applies to, how much it costs, other people’s copyright and how to manage it.

It will be an eye-opening, empowering discussion. You want to be there.

Entrance is free, though registration is a requirement.

Register now through this Eventbrite Link

June 1, 2014 at 6:19 pm Leave a comment

Jumpstart Thursday: Big Branding for Small Business, Apr. 3 2014 @ Creatives Garage – Ngong Road

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Craft Afrika in collaboration with and Biz Baz Events invites you to Jumpstart Thursday- the bi-monthly networking forum for craft makers.

See poster for details and please note the change of location from our usual meeting venue at Shalom House.

Due to limited space, registration through this link is a prerequisite>>

Please register to avoid being turned away.

March 27, 2014 at 2:19 pm 4 comments

Exhibition: ART from Kibera slum by O. K. Rabala of Maasai Mbili, Until Feb. 17 2014 @ Dari Restaurant

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Dates: January 17 – February 17, 2014
Venue: Dari (Restaurant), Ngong Rd, Karen
Hours: Mon – Sun/ 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Contacts: Phone – 0724400849 / E-Mail –

This is exhibition of painting from Kibera slum. The artist is Otieno Kennedy Rabala who belongs to Maasai Mbili studio. He is one of those who has raised the Maasai Mbili studio highly reputed.

His paintings are designed to document everyday occurrences, scenes in slum, such as traffic jam, ladies from market or women who being beated by her husband. “The things that are happening in Kibera make me want to paint the ghetto, the Kibera life, the slum life.”

Besides his representive painting style, the exhibition contains his new series which uses mix media such as trash, branch with paint.

Photos from the exhibition

The Project: ART JAM Summary

ART JAM is a project which aims to empower people through art. Currently we are addressing to expose artists in Kibera, so that the artists can earn income through their activities. We’re planning to expand our activity into such as art school, art shop or work shop. In order for it, we’re seeking cooperative company.


January 29, 2014 at 11:31 am Leave a comment

Creatives Garage Sondeka Fest, Nov. 29-Dec. 1 2013 @ the Green House Mall – Ngong Road

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Creatives Garage is excited to present to you Sondeka Fest! Sondeka Fest will be Kenya’s first annual creative festival, happening at the GreenHouse, Ngong Road, from 29th November-1st December.

It is a 3-day festival open to the public that will enable creative entrepreneurs to showcase and sell their goods and services, attract investment and develop new markets. It is also geared towards celebrating Kenya at 50. Thus, the theme is “Kenya at 50 and beyond”.

There will be 5 teams of creatives, including painters, digital artists and fashion designers who will be creating masterpieces out of re-usable items in 50 hours. The pieces of art will then be auctioned to the public on the final day of the festival. The money received will go into running a 10-week art program in 5 partnering children’s homes.

There will be performances by dancers, musicians, bands, poets, DJs and fun activities like bladah play-offs. We will also have exhibitions and mini events like Artsy Mama and the Mini Garage for kids:
• Artsymama is an exhibition and creative seminar for stay at home parents. The seminar includes guest panellists who share their success stories as stay at home parents.The theme for this edition of Artsymama is ‘Do It Yourself’ and will feature interior design enthusiast Nancy Mukabi, Elle Designers and Jaclyn Juma of Earthmovers LTD. It will be happening on Friday 29th Nov(2pm-4pm).
• The Mini Garage will be happening throughout the 3 days of the festival. The kids will be involved in art activities like colouring, painting, and drawing. They will be supervised by the Creatives Garage team.

The live performances at the festival include:

Friday November 29, 2013
• 10am-10.30am:Opening Ceremony: Kenya Performing Arts Group
• 10.30-2pm: Music by DJ Blank
• 4pm-5.30pm: Music by DJ Kris
• 5.30pm-7.30pm: Electric Fuse – live performance by Son of a Beat Crew
• 7.30pm- 12am: 60s/70s themed party by DJ D-Lite

Saturday November 30, 2013
• 2pm-4pm: Floetry Mash up – featuring upcoming spoken word and rap artists
• 4pm-6pm: Zilizopendwa Live – by Ziki and her band, Peter Nyabuto, Azz, Linda and Ashley Nyambura
• 6pm-8.30pm: Penya Africa Presents Dempsey , KIU and Sauti Academy
• 8.30pm till late: Muthurukishion– Afrolectic Tribal House music by DJs Kollektive and Dance Parade (KES 300)

Sunday, December 1, 2013
• 9am-1pm: Kutendereza Party – featuring the Kenyan Boys Choir, Kenyan Girls’ Choir, Jubilee Chorale, Nairobi Girls Chorale, St. Johns Pumwani Choir and Chosen Generation from Braeside
• 1pm-6pm: Live performances from Mercy Myra, Sarabi, H_art the Band ,Everlastand music from DJ Absolute.

November 25, 2013 at 8:17 am Leave a comment

Out Door Festivity: Brew Bistro’s October Fest 2013, Sep. 20-22 2013 @ Impala Grounds – Ngong Road

Opening Date: September 20, 2013 at 5 pm
Traditional Tapping of the Keg: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 2000 season pass ǀ Kshs 1000 day pass

Date: September 20-22, 2013
Venue: Impala Grounds
Happy Hour: from 5-7 pm at the Brew Bistro & Lounge Tent
Tickets: Kshs 2000 season pass ǀ Kshs 1000 day pass


Party for a worthy cause!
A percentage of OktoberFest 2013 ticket sales will go towards the ACV Scholarship fund.
Read more about the scholarship fund here

September 18, 2013 at 8:04 pm 1 comment

Calling Craftpreneurs: for Craft Afrika 1 yr Anniversary, Jun. 8 2013 @ Shalom House – Ngong Rd

Date: June 8, 2013
Venue: Shalom House, Ngong Road
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Entry: Free. Register here

• Panel discussion on craftsmanship and why it is the key to your business success
• Lip smacking birthday cake & tea

May 27, 2013 at 5:42 pm Leave a comment

[Postponed] LESOH – the Urban Fashion Event to kickoff the year, Feb. 15 2012 @ Volar Club, Jockey Club Ngong Road

Postponed to a later date

Date: February 15, 2013
Venue: Volar Club, Jockey Club Ngong Road
Time: 7-9pm
Tickets: Kshs 500
Contacts: or +254 720 238274
Limited spaces

Dress Code : FABULOUSLY CHIC for the Ladies and just FABULOUS for the Gentlemen.

February 11, 2013 at 3:33 pm Leave a comment

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