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edwin amoro records 9th anniversary proceedings during 80th lola kenya screen film forum on 27.10.14Goethe-Institut, Nairobi, Kenya
Every last Monday of the month
Lola Kenya Screen film forum (LKSff)

Billed as Nairobi’s premier critical film platform, LKSff is so far the longest running and most consistent monthly film gathering in the Kenyan political and commercial capital, having been in existence since 2005.

A ‘by-invitations only’ event held with the aim of screening and critiquing films, encouraging filmmakers and exploring ways of integrating film production in eastern Africa with other socio-cultural and economic sectors in order to come up with a veritable motion pictures industry, LKSff is often one of the first places where new films can be seen and young talent spotted.

LKSff is one of the five programmes of the Lola Kenya Screen (LKS) audiovisual media festival, skills-development programme and marketing platform for children and youth in eastern. It is presented by ComMattersKenya/ArtMatters.Info in collaboration with Goethe-Institut.

Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya
August 21-23, 2015
Inkquisitive Illustration
An exhibition of new works by Inkquisitive Illustration titled Controlled Chaos. This is
International artist Amandeep Singh will be showing for the first time in Kenya.
Controlled Chaos is a radiance of colour, splashes and smudges from which delightful forms of universal themes emanate. Part of the exhibition will contain artworks inspired by Sikh Culture that the artist refers to as Sikhi Art.

Alliance Francaise, Nairobi, Kenya
August 21-23, 2015; 3&6pm
The Devil’s Disciple
An adapted of George Bernard Shaw’s play by Strathmore Drama Society
In a captivating, thought provoking and twisted paradox set in America during the war of independence, a story is told of a local outcast, a rascal drinker and self proclaimed “Devil’s Disciple” who sacrifices himself in a Christ like manner to remind a society obsessed with procedure, of the basic and true purpose of religion.
Tickets: Sh400 (advance)/ Sh500 (Gate)/ Sh700 (Couple).

Cartoonists' Take on US President Barack Obama's Visit to Kenya, 24-26 July 2015Alliance Francaise, Nairobi, Kenya
August 21, 2015;7.30pm
Benta by Chris Adwar and the Villagers Band. Chris, the crooner, will melt your hearts with song and make even two left feet dance in rhythm.Tickets: Sh600 (Advance)/Sh1200 (Gate).
Gate 1200/-

Alliance Francaise, Nairobi, Kenya
August 23, 2015;2pm
Sun. 23 August

Drumjam Showdown by Drumjam Kenya
The 6th Edition and the final preliminary round. Come catch three more drummers battle it out for the coveted title: Drummer of the Year 2015. The showdown will also feature Brass and Wind instruments as played by some of Kenyas finest.Tickets: Sh300.

Alliance Francaise, Nairobi, Kenya
August 25, 2015;6pm
Soulful bassist and Afro-jazz artist, Ricky na Marafiki presents the Legend’s edition in August with Eric Wainaina.Tickets: Sh500.

Alliance Francaise, Nairobi, Kenya
August 26-September 13, 2015
Sex and the City II
Michael Soi and Thom Ogonga return with their provocative and scathing parody of contemporary Kenyan society. Their work is a social commentary touching on issues of everyday life which tend to get swept under the carpet. The artists hold a mirror up to their views of society and invite us to take the time to pause, reflect… and reconsider.

Northern Mozambique, Mozambique
August 28-31,2015
Festival Fim do Caminho
Formerly known as Mossuril Film Festival in 2014, this second edition of the four-day event that is held on the theme, “Assisting the reel beneath the African palms of the Indian Ocean”, shall serve films, a literary forum, art exhibitions and live music.

The organisers of the festival–Teran Foundation, Africa Leisure Development and Mozambican National Film Institute (INAC)–say their aims are “to develop film culture and create opportunities in media for local youth while boosting domestic tourism.”

Alliance Francaise, Nairobi, Kenya
September 1, 4 & 7, 2015
Men, Money & Goldfinger by Jewels Production Ltd
The play is about a young lady who simply looks for love in all the wrong places. When she gets engaged and seems like she is settling down, her ex-boyfriend returns and she gets entangled yet again. Her focus being money, she ignores all the red alerts from her mother and ends up loosing all. But life gives second chances.
Tickets: Sh500.

Kibera & Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya
August 24-29, 2015
5th Slum Film Festival
showcasing films on informal settlements.

Lake Victorian Basin Artists from Kisumu exhibit at Nairobi National MuseumGoethe-Institut, Nairobi, Kenya
September 28, 2015;6.00 PM
89th Lola Kenya Screen film forum (LKSff)

LKSff critiques, encourages and explores ways of integrating film production in Kenya and eastern Africa with other socio-cultural and economic sectors in order to come up with a vibrant film industry.

LKSff, often one of the first places where new films can be seen and new talent spotted, runs every last Monday of the month throughout the year. LKSff has been presented in its current form by ComMattersKenya/ArtMatters.Info in collaboration with Goethe-Institut since 2005.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
December 4-6, 2015
8th Swahili Fashion Week

Nairobi, Kenya
December 7-12, 2015
10th Lola Kenya Screen

Alexandria, Egypt
April 6-10, 2016
2nd Alexandria International Festival for Contemporary Theatre

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