African Arts & Entertainment Diary

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The Global Media and Information (MIL) Literacy Week 2017 that shall run in Kingston, Jamaica, October 31-November 6, 2017, shall incorporate the 7th Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference.Goethe-Institut, Nairobi, Kenya
Every last Monday of the second 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 consultancy’s ArtMatters.Info cultural journalism project in collaboration with Goethe-Institut.

Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya
March 13-April 16, 2017
Annabelle’s world of colour!
Annabelle Wanjiku Reeno made her name in the Kenyan art scene in the 80s. A mother and grandmother, Annabelle is a fun and engaging person who is passionate
about family unity. The multiple coloured shades in her paintings are symbolic of the virtues of humanity; peace, love, cohesion as well as strength in body and spirit. “In nurturing of cohesive families lies the strength of any nation. Each person virtually needs the other in search for
sustenance in life”
Annabelle is inspired by nature, African traditional cultural values and environment. “I consistently express these feelings and creative energy on canvas”, She says. She has exhibited extensively locally and internationally.
Currently Annabelle is based in Uganda where she works with the church while still furthering her career as an artist.

Mombasa, Kenya
March 21-22, 2017
Africa Ports Expansion 2017
Bringing together representatives of maritime industry, government authorities, ports authorities, technology providers, suppliers of equipment, and consulting firms discuss challenges and look at best-practices in African ports and harbours from the north to the south, the west to the east, and all places in between.
To keep up with ever growing volumes of cargo in their ports, African governments are grappling with ways of increasing the capacity of their ports.

Oriental Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria
March 22-23 March 2017
6th Cashless Africa Conference & Expo
Financial services supply actors to present innovation, re-assess their current models and gain valuable market insight of the African digital financial services market.
Organised by Mobile Money Africa, this is a platform for technology companies, FinTech’s and other financial institutions to come together and share best practices in order to build a strong economy. The event looks at the importance of rethinking current models and gaining valuable market insight to introduce relevant digital payment solutions to the benefit of all people. Mastercard is the main sponsor of the two-day event that seeks to provide a deeper understanding of the evolving financial services ecosystem.

Kigali, Rwanda
March 25-31, 2017
3rd Mashariki African Film Festival
Held on the theme, “My Story, My passion, My Journey“, the festival has national competition for short fictions and documentaries); East African Competition for short fictions and documentaries; and the African competition for short and full length fictions and documentaries.

Sungura House, Ngong Hills Town, Kenya
March 30-April 1, 2017; 9:00AM-6:00 PM
Photography Exhibition
Organised by Elveza community newsletter to commemorate its first anniversary, this three-day show is likely to appeal to any one with an interest in journalism, photography, videography, social work, sports, religion, environmental conservation, community development.
The organisers say they “have taken great care to ensure the photographs [on show] are suitable for students and [any one] under 18 years.”
Sungura House is opposite the Mosque on Ngong-Kiserian Road within Ngong Hills town.There is no gate fee.
Elveza newsletter covers monthly news updates in Bulbul, Oloolua, Olkeri, Kibiku, Matasia and Ngong within Kajiado North sub-County on the outskirts of the outskirts of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

Kampala, Uganda
April 16-18, 2017
Dance Week Uganda

Alexandria, Egypt
April 20-28, 2017
3rd Alexandria International Festival for Contemporary Theatre
Organised by The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Arts Center, this festival is a new platform on which international contemporary theatrical performances can be introduced to local Egyptian audiences. Some 15 diverse performances by artists who present innovative and highly-professional works and performances with a clear vision for interacting with society creatively through pantomime, comedy, improvisation, clowns, contemporary dance, multimedia, and interactive performances shall be presented.

The Jig or the Pose? Movie practitioners at the 98th Lola Kenya Screen film forum, Nairobi, Kenya, February 27, 2017.Goethe-Institut, Nairobi, Kenya
April 24, 2017; 6:00 PM
99th Lola Kenya Screen film forum (LKSff)

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

The event is 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 sustainable 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) media & arts festival, skills-development programme and marketing platform for children and youth in eastern.

LKSff is presented by ComMattersKenya/ArtMatters.Info in collaboration with Goethe-Institut and in association with IPO-Eastern Africa.

Watamu Triathlon 2017, by H & A Sports, shall take place on April 29, 2017.Turtle Bay Beach Hotel, Watamu, Kenya
April 29, 2017
8th H & A Watamu Triathlon
This is the first pan-African triathlon event of the year that brings together overmore than 200 local and international amateur and professional athletes of all ages for two days. The aim of the triathlon is to grow the sport, develop the local community’s economic diversity and enhance domestic tourism. Triathlon is a multiple-stage athletic sport consisting of three events, typically swimming, cycling, and running that are completed one after the other. The event is designed as an ultimate challenge.

Swim Leg
Start Mechanism: GrandPrix start
Expected tide height: 3.5m
Deepest point: approx. 15 feet
Water temperature: to be announced on race day
Expected temperature: 20-24 degrees
Triathlon wetsuits are allowed. Swimming shoes (not fins) allowed for intermediate swimmers who may wish to make stops on the course to protect from sea floor animals.
Safety measures, including patrolling Yamaha boats and kayaks will be in place during the swim leg to ensure the safety of all competitors.

Bike Leg
Sprint Distance – One lap (20km). Olympic distance- Two laps (40km)The course is mostly flat with gentle hillsThere is strong headwind one way.The bike segment will be marked orange cones, barriersThere will be partial road closure with race marshals and police support.Cyclists will turn left out of the hotel, turn one will be temple point hotel, turn two will be sailors guest house.
A water point will be setup after every 5KMWe recommend road bikes, cross bikes or MTB on high-pressure wheels (No carbon fibre or hybrid bikes).The course is draft legal and Tribars are allowed.All participants gear MUST wear a helmet whenever cycling.Participants are to mount/dismount at the designated area.

Run Course
The run segment will be a loop as follows:-
Sprint Distance – One lap (5km).
Olympic distance- Two laps (10km).
The run will have orange beacons that mark it out.
The course is 90% tarmac and 10% sand.
The 5KM run, athletes will turn left from the hotel, run up to Granchio Villas make a turn and back to turtle bay hotel.
The 10KM run, athletes will left from the hotel, run up to temple point make a turn and back to turtle bay hotel.

For more information Tel: (+254) 723 078 291 (+254) 725 844 479; E-mail: info@hnasports.co.ke, www: hnasports.co.ke.

Team Tri Fit Kenya's Triathlon and Duathlon shall be held in Ruiru on April 30, 2017.

3S Gardens, off Thika Super Highway, Ruiru, Kenya
April 30, 2017
TTF National Triathlon and Duathlon Series
Open to individuals at all levels from beginners to professionals who are interested in swimming, cycling and running.

Race Categories:

Triathlon
Individual Sprint Triathlon Distance – 750m Swim, 25KM Bike, 7Km Run
Team Relay Sprint Triathlon – 750m Swim, 25KM Bike, 7Km Run
Children 11yrs – 16yrs (500m Swim, 12KM Bike, 4Km Run

Duathlon
Individual Adult Duathlon – 7KM Run, 25KM Bike, 7KM Run
Team Relay Duathlon – 7KM Run, 25KM Bike, 7KM Run
Children Duathlon – 11yrs – 16yrs – 4KM Run, 12KM Bike, 4KM Run

Kampala, Uganda
May 3-6, 2017
6th Doadoa: East African Performing Arts Market
This year’s market presented in partnership Incubator for Integration and Development in East Africa (IIDEA) programme that is spearheaded by East African Community. Through this new partnership Doadoa seeks to bring performing arts professionals and showcase artists from all six member states of EAC to Kampala.

Abidjan, Ivory Coast
May 30-June 1, 2017
Discop Abidjan
Canada is the Guest country at this Africa’s most important television and film market designed to highlight Africa’s fast emerging multi-screen and multi-platform marketplace. It is a business-driven market designed to deliver meetings between content buyers, sellers, and independent producers. Our goal is to provide efficient, profitable meetings organized with a customized matchmaking program through the preparatory phases and during market.

Annabelle Wanjiku Reeno's paintings are symbolic of the virtues of humanity; peace, love, cohesion as well as strength in body and spirit.Lagos, Nigeria
June 3, 2017
13th Africa Movie Academy Awards ceremony.

Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
June 7-9, 2017
19th Africa Energy Forum (AEF)
This is an annual investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors.
AEF brings together senior-level representatives from governments, utilities, regulators, power developers, financial institutions, technology providers, consultants, law firms and large energy consumers to form partnerships, identify opportunities and collectively move the industry forward.
AEF 2017 will explore the appetite for Nordic investments into Africa, as well as showcasing the technologies being utilised to manage cities cleanly and cost effectively – and the potential to transfer some of these examples to African nations.
Registration details available by e-mail to amy.offord@energynet.co.uk/.

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
July 13-23, 2017
38th Durban International Film Festival
The festival exhibits films in a range of diverse venues in and around the city of Durban. DIFF is a premiere platform for the launch of African films and a key gateway to the African film industry. The festival also includes an annual local and international awards component.
This year the festival will shine a light upon the ever expanding trend in cinema highlighting the refugee or immigrant stories with Transit Tales. As the global society expands further every year, cinema has highlighted the stories of subjects as they chase their hopes and dreams for their lives in a new and sometimes unknown land.

National Theatre, Kampala, Uganda
September 15-17, 2017
10th Bayimba International Festival
This year’s festival programme will highlight some of the performances and productions of the past decade and specially commissioned productions and presentations.

31st Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in four Gabonese cities on January 14, 2017.Yaounde, Cameroon
October 11-14, 2017
9th Le Kolatier Africa Music Market
Le Kolatier is a platform for meetings and exchanges between actors in the field of music industry, with the aim of providing a good opportunity for emerging African music groups and contributing to the development of the African music industry.

Johhansburg, South Africa
October 25-27, 2017
Germany is the Guest country at this Africa’s most important television and film market designed to highlight Africa’s fast emerging multi-screen and multi-platform marketplace. It is a business-driven market designed to deliver meetings between content buyers, sellers, and independent producers. Our goal is to provide efficient, profitable meetings organized with a customized matchmaking program through the preparatory phases and during market.

London, Britain
October 27-November 5, 2017
7th Film Africa Festival
This is The Royal African Society’s annual festival celebrating the best African cinema from

across the continent and the Diaspora. The festival has become the key platform for African

cinema in London and the UK.
The 2017 programme brings exciting films to 10 venues across London. This will be

accompanied by a vibrant series of events, including director Q&As, talks and discussions;

professional workshops and master classes; school screenings and family activities; the

Industry Forum; and Film Africa LIVE! music nights.

Kingston, Jamaica
October 31-November 6, 2017
Global MIL Week 2017
The highlights of the Global Media and Information (MIL) Literacy Week 2017 that shall run October 31-November 6 shall include the Seventh Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference.
The preliminary theme of the Global MIL Week 2017 is “Media and Information Literacy, Transforming and Reforming Learning/Education”.

York, Britain
November 8-12, 2017
Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF)
ASFF, an international competition that accepts films from across the world in 11 genres,showcases the work of emerging and established filmmakers who are pushing the boundaries of short film forward.

Kampala, Uganda
November 22-26, 2017
4th Kampala International Theatre Festival
Created as a platform to facilitate the creation and presentation of the best theatre productions and develop new audiences for theatre.

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