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Richard Kimathi at One Off Contemporary Art

27 Feb-27 March. Kenyan artist looks at problems of The Common People. One of Kenya's foremost artists examines common problems for ordinary people, whether immigration, dress and the havoc and pre...
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Nairobi restaurant week

28 Jan-7 Feb. Nairobi is now into its third successful restaurant week. Some 60 restaurants are participating in the third Nairobi restaurant week this year which opened on 28 January. Diners wi...
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Nairobi International Book Fair

This year the theme of the 18th international book fair is Twende Digital, Go Digital. There are workshops and seminars, book launches, special events for children, discount sales, exhibitions. The...
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Storymoja returns to Nairobi

Storymoja is the most influential festival of creative writing in East Africa. From the 300 participants it attracted in 2007 it is now one of the most prestigious events for the best African write...
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Recent Works II at One Off Gallery

The One Off Gallery in Nairobi presents the second in its recent works series to present work by the gallery's artists. There are Untitled drawings by Peterson Kamwathi, works on paper by Beatrice...
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Out Film Festival. Speak Out

The Goethe Institut is hosting the fifth annual film festival of LGBT-themed films from Africa and worldwide. The festival includes films and discussions to encourage the underground gay communitie...
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Kenya Worldwide Fashion

Fashion show in Nairobi showcases international and local designers The two days of international fashion is a show case for international and regional labels. The theme of the 2015 edition, org...
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Slum film festival Nairobi

The fifth edition of the Slumfilmfestival in Nairobi will be showing some 30 films, about slums or made in the slums around the world. A third of the films are made by Kenyan film makers, with othe...
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Pre-global Entrepreneurship Expo 2015

The conference provides a forum for entrepreneurs from around the world. The theme of the 2015 conference is Creating Wealth through Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Innovators knowledge semina...
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Anthony Okello at One Off Gallery

This is Okello's second solo exhibition at the One Off Contemporary Art Gallery. The Kenyan artist, a sort of African Chagall, has worked at the Kuona Trust, has had his work on sale in a charity a...
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European film festival Nairobi

The 24th edition of the European film festival is showing films from 15 countries. On weekdays there are two showings at 17.30 and 19.30 and at weekends there is an extra screening at 15.00. All...
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First Lady half marathon

The second edition of the First Lady's half marathon coincides with international women's day this year. Prize money for the 21km race totals KSh 5.6 million, with KSh 500,000 each for the fastest...
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Welcome Back From London

A chance to see work by artists represented by the One Off Contemporary Art Gallery that was shown in London in 2014 at the Gallery of African Art, 9 Cork Street. Oil paintings by 11 well-known Ken...
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Your Name Betrays You

An installation by Wambui Kamiru that looks at ethnicity and the way names were used by missionaries and colonial powers to “classify” the people under their control and then to divide and...
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Safaricom international jazz festival

The jazz festival culminates with an all-day event headed by South Africa's Jonathan Butler at the Ngong race course. Singer-song writer and guitarist, Butler was one of the first black singers to...
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Nairobi restaurant week offers upmarket discounts

More than 50 restaurants are participating in Nairobi's restaurant week (NRW) which runs for 10 days from 22 January to 1 February. Many of the top hotels are offering cut prices meals again this y...
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Magdi Adam

Paintings by the Sudanese artist Magdi Adam. He works in acrylics, oils and pastels.
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Nairobi festival of performing arts

Connections is the theme of this interdisciplinary festival of dance, music, poetry, installation, video and photography. There are four performances and two video montages as well as audience disc...
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Human Rights Watch film festival

This travelling human right's film festival, with highlights from the festivals in New York and London, is now playing at the Alliance Francaise in Nairobi. The films included are Private Violence...
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Kenya Art Fair

Artists and galleries show their modern and contemporary art works at the Sarit Centre. There are also seminars, performances and installations. The Wasanii exhibition displays the work of young an...


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