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Slum Film Festival 2013

This community-based annual film festival returns to Kibera and Mathare, Nairobi’s biggest slums, for its third edition. The programme includes a rich calendar of outdoor screenings of slum sto...
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What future for democracy in Somaliland?

This public discussion focuses on the future of democracy in Somaliland, which has worked since its independence in 1961 to create a multi-party democracy. The result has been a complex asset of polit...
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Kanga Stories Exhibition

This exhibition, entitled Kanga Stories, The Cloth that Reveals, focuses on the Kanga cloth, a colourful printed cotton fabric, worn mainly by women in central and eastern Africa. Kanga and which in o...
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Screening of Berlin Calling

The screening of the movie Berlin Calling by Hannes Stöhr marks the inauguration of Ten Cities, a series of screenings of feature films and documentaries by musicians and writers. It focuses on v...
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Uirapuru by Iván Navarro & Courtney Smith

This exhibition, entitled Uirapuru, features a series of short videos by the Brooklyn based sculptors Iván Navarro and Courtney Smith. On screen are five short videos, which refer to the traje...
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Italian Creativity in Kenya

This exhibition pays homage to art, décor, bags, sandals and unique handmade jewellery from Italy. On display are leather accessories by African Lily, a small, luxury leather enterprise, run b...
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Women’s Planet

25 Mar-15 Apr. The second edition of this photographic contest, entitled Women’s Planet, is launched by Alliance Française Nairobi and honours women worldwide. On display are a selecti...
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Orna's Cooking Classes - March 2013

Our readers What's on: Orna's March Cooking Classes Call 0733-740027 to sign up! From the kitchen novice to the budding chef, Orna will give you the confidence, recipes and inside knowledge to mak...
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Find the Art Trench

2-15 Mar. Find the Art Trench features a series of works by the Ugandan artist Hassan Mukiibi. Mukiibi is specialized in printmaking, painting and tie and dye. His art is conceived as a cure for...
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An Evening of Afro-Jazz

26 feb. This afro-jazz concert is performed live by Ricky Na Marafiki, who will perform songs from his debut album, entitled Tucheze, as well as some newer compositions. 18.00.
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Screening of Blood of Women

27 Feb. The association Sentinelles in collaboration with the French and Swiss Embassies in Kenya, screens Blood of Women by Christian Lajoumard. The focus in the film is on female genital mutilati...
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Peace Through Service Exhibition

21-28 Feb. This fundraising exhibition, entitled Peace Through Service, is organised in collaboration with the Kenya Rotary Club and supports various charities in Kenya. On display are works by 30...
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Breath of Consciousness II

5-24 Feb. This exhibition, entitled Breath of Consciousness II, displays a series of powerful and striking paintings and engravings on women by the Eritrean born, Nairobi-based artist Ermias Ekube. Hi...
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One Third Photo Exhibition

4-16 Feb. This photographic exhibition, entitled One Third, focuses on food waste and was commissioned to Klaus Pichler by the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organsation (FAO). A UN st...
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Viongozi by Brian Omolo

31 Jan-14 Feb. This series of portraits by Brian Omolo are inspired by the 2013 presidential aspirants. In this series Omolo re-imagined the faces and personalities presidential candidates in a new...
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In Art We Can by Armando Tanzini

31 Jan-14 Feb. This exhibition features a series of paintings by the Italian artist Armando Tanzini. Born in Livorno in 1943, he started his artistic career at a very young age and was a student an...
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Resolutions broken in Kenya

15-27 Jan. The Heartstrings Kenya presents this theatrical play, entitled Resolutions broken in Kenya and directed by Sammy Mwangi and Victor Ber. This hilarious comedy tries to explain to the publ...
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The Jury by Phoenix Players

18-26 Jan. This play, entitled The Jury, was adapted from Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men. The plot centres on the deliberation of a jury in a homicide trial. The initial, nearly unanimous,...
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Mogadishu Then and Now

15 Dec-14 Jan. This exhibition pays homage to Somalia’s capital, Africa’s most wounded city. Mogadishu is immortalized in all its splendour before the destruction of the civil war in 1991....
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Photographic Competition: Les Metiers du Monde

6 Nov-11 Jan. On occasion of the third edition of this international photographic competition, Alliance Française invites amateur photographers to participate. This year’s theme is The...


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