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Education Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3 4RY, England
September 4-October 5, 2014
The 2014 MASK PRIZE Exhibition
The 2014 MASK PRIZE exhibition was opened by MASK Patron, Ibrahim El-Salahi.
‘Governments in Africa don’t support the arts in a way they should. What the MASK PRIZE is doing is giving young Africans their humanity back’, said Ibrahim El-Salahi at the Opening.
Corrie Wingate of the Anidan Childrens Home in Lamu said: “One of our pupils, Clement Mureithi, 9, won the Second Prize. Before Clement won, our children wanted to do football. Now, they all want to do art!”
The guests were also addressed by Francesca Wilson, Director of Education at the Saatchi Gallery, and Alla Tkachuk, founder of MASK and the MASK PRIZE. Open: 10am-6pm, Monday-Monday; last entry 5:30pm.
Goethe-Insitut, Nairobi, Kenya
September 12-October 8, 2014
Pipes that Bind; Faces in Places
This exhibition by Paul Onditi, a multimedia artist, examines the cyclical nature of human experience and behaviour, encapsulated in the oft-touted expression ‘what goes around, comes around.’
“I tend to explore the existence of both visible and invisible pipes round the globe that are binding in one way or the other; for instance the case of the great river Nile which has its source in Lake Victoria, Uganda. The countries around East Africa and its leadership at some point woke up to the rude shock that there existed a treaty between the former settlers of the region and the rulers of Egypt that the inhabitants around Lake Victoria must not use the lake’s water for irrigation. In my opinion river Nile under this treaty is symbolically a pipe that binds nations physically, economically and even politically,” Onditi says. “The use of faces in this exhibition portrays human connection and contribution to the whole subject matter. There are negative and positive expressions within the display of portraits. This is just the gesture of what we are and how the decisions we make affect us.” Open1.00PM-6.00PM, Monday-Friday. No entry charges.
National Theatre, Kampala, Uganda
September 19-21, 2014
7th Bayimba International Festival of the Arts
The programme is lined up with exciting acts by established and emerging artists, from across and outside Uganda.
September 20-27, 2014
3rd Arusha African Film Festival.
Films shall compete for the AAFF 2014 “TIGO Africa Awards” as well as the “EAC-EAFN Awards”.
Alliance Francaise, Nairobi, Kenya
September 26-28, 2014
Don’t Dress for Dinner
A farce by Marc Camoletti presented by Friends Ensemble who have in the past performed comedies like Run for Your Wife, Rumours, and Husband Caught. 6.00pm and 8.30pm Friday/3.00pm, 6.00pm and 8.30pm Saturday/3.00pm and 6.00pm Sunday. Tickets: Sh500.
Goethe-Institut, Nairobi, Kenya
September 29, 2014; 6.00PM
79th Lola Kenya Screen film forum (LKSff)
Being screened and discussed in the presence of the filmmaker shall be BEAUTIFUL TREE, SEVERED ROOTS by Kenya-born and US-based Kenny Iki Mann. 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 is presented by ComMattersKenya/ArtMatters.Info in collaboration with Goethe-Institut.
Johannesburg, South Africa
November 5-7, 2014
The biggest African market & creative forum for TV programmes and audiovisual content trade.
Goethe-Institut, Nairobi, Kenya
December 8-11, 2014
Eastern Africa Workshop on Cinematography
Presented in the framework of 8th Lola Kenya Screen audiovisual media festival, skills-development programme and marketing platform for children and youth in eastern Africa.
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