African Arts & Entertainment Diary

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Artist John Silver exhibits his most recent art work at Nairobi National MuseumGoethe-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 and marketing platform for children and youth in eastern Africa.

LKSff is presented by ComMattersKenya consultancy’s ArtMatters.Info cultural journalism and criticism project in collaboration with Goethe-Institut in Kenya.

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The Nairobi Gallery (Old PC’s House), Nairobi, KenyaSingapore hosts CIMAM 2017 conference
October 1-December 15, 2017
Nigerian Festival in Nairobi
Presenting a rare and historic display of Nigerian Contemporary Art and Culture.

Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya
October 1-November 31, 2017
Nigerian Festival in Nairobi
Presenting a rare and historic display of Nigerian Contemporary Art and Culture.

Creativity Gallery, Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya
October 6-31, 2017
Recent Works by Jiohn Silver
Paintings and Prints.

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Alliance Francaise, Nairobi, KenyaAlliance Francaise of Nairobi exhibits contemporary Nigerian art
October 9-29, 2017
Nigerian Festival in Nairobi
Presenting a rare and historic display of Nigerian Contemporary Art and Culture.

Frankfurt, Germany
October 10, 2017; 2:00-5:00 PM
31st Frankfurt Rights Meeting
With the motto “Change is the new constant”, the 31st Frankfurt Rights Meeting is all about transformation. The focus will be on areas where big changes are happening – among others, the Japanese licensing business, the international audio market and the role of social media channels in the rights trade.

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Kenya Arts Diary and Exhibtion at Nairobi National MuseumTemporary Gallery, Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya
October 10-31, 2017
Safari: In Search of Latent Talent
A display of Emmanuel Kariuki’s paintings, sculptures and other artforms.

Cultural Dynamism Gallery, Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya
October 23-November 4, 2017
Kenya Arts Diary and Arts Exhibition.

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Safari: In Search of Latent Talent exhibition comes to Nairobi Museum.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.

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All proceeds from the Affordable Art Show shall go towards supporting projects at National Museums of Kenya.Johannesburg, 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.

BFI Southbank, London SE1 BXT, Britain
October 27-November 5, 2017
7th Film Africa Festival
Film Africa 2017 opens on Friday 27 October with South African director John Trengove’s debut feature The Wound, a bold exploration of sexuality, masculinity and cultural values in modern-day South Africa. The film, which has sparked controversy and debate across the country, is also South Africa’s official entry to the 2018 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Lead actor and award-winning musician Nakhane – one of the country’s most exciting new talents – will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion, which will be followed by an exclusive after party in the BFI bar. Nakhane will also perform live for the first time in the UK at the Rich Mix on October 29.
The Closing Gala on November 5 is the London premiere of Foreign Body, Tunisian director Raja Amari’s audacious and visceral fourth feature. The film boasts a terrific cast, including Sarra Hannachi (Child of the Sun) as Samia and Hiam Abbass (The Lemon Tree) as Leila. The screening will be preceded by the public announcement of the winners of the Film Africa 2017 Audience Award for Best Feature Film and the Baobab Award for Best Short Film, which will also be screened. We hope director Raja Amari will also be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

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Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival of Scotland logoEdinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
October 27-November 5, 2017
12th Africa in Motion (AiM)
Set in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Aim aims to promote the excellence of African cinema to Scottish audiences, and overcome the under-representation and marginalisation of African films within British film-going culture.

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.

UNESCO's 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.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”.

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Courtyard, Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya
November 3-5, 2017
The Affordable Art Show
Touted as being the largest juried art Show in East Africa, all Proceeds from the sales will support projects of the National Museums of Kenya.

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.

Nigerian Arts and Culture runs at National Gallery, Alliance Francaise and Nairobi National Museum.National Gallery Singapore, Singapore,
November 10-12, 2017
CIMAM 2017 Annual Conference
This event of the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM) looks at The Roles and Responsibilities of Museums in Civil Society: given the rising sentiments of populist nationalism that we are witnessing around the world, and extending from the focus on the conference in Barcelona (The Museum and Its Responsibilities), it is imperative that we re-evaluate and re-examine the roles of museums, their public functions and how they respond.
The conference also provides a forum for discussion about current museological and curatorial concerns with a special focus on Southeast Asia. The program is designed to provide delegates with a more proactive experience for networking as well as tours to provide insight into the artistic, historical and socio-political contexts of Singapore.

A cinematography workshop for children from the East African Community partner states in session at Lola Kenya Screen, Nairobi, Kenya.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.

Veronicah Wanjiku, an actress, speaks during the 101st Lola Kenya Scairobi, Kenya.Goethe-Institut, Nairobi, Kenya
November 27, 2017
102nd Lola Kenya Screen film forum (LKSff)
This is #Nairobis_premier_critical_movie_platform that screens and critiques movies, encourages filmmakers and explores ways of integrating motion pictures in eastern Africa with other socio-cultural and economic activities in order to come up with a sustainable movie industry.
LKSff is often one of the first places where new films can be seen and young talent spotted.

A ‘by-invitations only’ event held with the aim of screening and critiquing movies, encouraging moviemakers and exploring ways of integrating screen arts 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 and marketing platform for children and youth in eastern Africa.

Presented under the ArtMatters.Info journalism and criticism by ComMattersKenya consultancy in collaboration with Goethe-Instititut and in association with IPO-Eastern Africa.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
December 1-3, 2017
10th Swahili Fashion Week
Swahili Fashion Week & Awards provides a platform for fashion and accessory designers from Swahili speaking countries and beyond to showcase their talent, market their creativity and network with clients and international fashion industry.

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