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Nairobi What's on

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...
Arusha What's on

Arusha Africa film festival

Understanding Africa through film. A series of screening, street projections, workshops and an occasion to network. Some 26 films from all Africa have been selected this year as well as a couple fr...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Nicholas Calvin, Aurelie Lierman, Anoek De Smet

Context, gravity and expressions Nicholas Clavin, photographer, and Aurelie Lierman, radio producer and vocal artist, explore contemporary Tanzania in photographs and video recordings in this exhib...
Cape Town What's on

Open Book Festival Cape Town

This literary festival takes place each year at the Fugard Theatre and the independent bookshop, The Book Lounge. What was a small festival when it started in 2011 has now become a gathering of som...
Nairobi What's on

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...
Accra What's on

Annual Ghana Flower Show

The theme of the annual Ghana flower show this year is “The World is Your Garden”. It is designed to promote the importance of horticulture to exports, tourism, employment, environmenta...
Nairobi What's on

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...
Cape Town What's on

Kim Mafafo

Withdrawn is the title of this exhibition by Kim Mafafo which looks at the city of life of a woman called Aziwe, protected from her urban surroundings by lush plants and flowers. Mafafo, whose fath...
Accra What's on

Accra's millennium marathon

Accra's first international millennium marathon hopes to attract 15,000 participants and 100,000 spectators. It is being organised to promote both the importance of health and fitness and the image of...
Nairobi What's on

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...
Maputo What's on

Festival Fim do Caminho

Films to be screened throughout the country Film showings in various historic sites in Maputo and around the country. The programme includes shorts curated by Interfilm Berlin, full-length Europ...
Nairobi What's on

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...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town Design Fair opens

12-23 Aug. Design for tomorrow is the theme of Cape Town's Open Design festival. The main events take place at the V&A Waterfront and city hall with exhibitions and film viewings, while the rest o...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Conference on origins of early hominins in East Africa

3-6 Aug. The East African Association for Palaeoanthropology and Palaeontology (EAAPP) is holding its fifth biannual conference this week to review recent international research into the origins of ea...
Nairobi What's on

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...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Ethnomusic symposium Dar es Salaam

The subject of this year's edition of the annual symposium is Music in Africa Today, Uses and Practices. The symposium, which is organised by the fine and performing arts department of the Universi...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Zanzibar International Film Festival 2015

This important film festival (ZIFF) returns to Zanzibar this year with the theme Waves and Visions of Hope. There are 80 films from 41 countries showing at four locations around Stone Town as well...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town Nu World festival

This two-day music festival, which used to be called Cape Town World Music festival, coincides with Mandela weekend. This year's theme is Wild and Wise and is headlined by award-winning Simphiwe Da...
Maputo What's on

Kugoma short film festival

The short films shown at the festival will then be shown in schools around the country in July and August with a mobile unit running on solar power. The focus of the festival is on environmental educ...
Cape Town What's on

Ask for What you Want. Lady Skollie.

In this exhibition entitled Ask for What you Want Laura Windvogel, who uses the pseudonym Lady Skollie, explores themes of gender, sex, greed and lust and our overrated expectations of romantic and se...
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