African Arts & Entertainment Diary

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Sensing Nairobi: Remains, Waste and Metonymy II 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 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.

Tamambo Karen Blixen, Nairobi, Kenya
Every Friday
Jazz it Up with the Calabash Band Live.

 

 

Theresa Musoke, Uganda's Legendary Artist, exhibits at Nairobi Gallery.

Nairobi Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya
July 8-October 1, 2017
Theresa Musoke: Legendary artist of Uganda
Born in Kampala in 1942, at a time when few African women, let alone Ugandan women, were going to University, Teresa Musoke
completed studies at Makerere University Department of Fine Arts, the best art school in East Africa at that time. She began
receiving recognition while still an undergraduate with prestigious commissions like her famous “Birth Mural” at Makerere
University Mary Stuart Hall, the National Parks of Kenya, and Entebbe International Airport. After graduation, Musoke received a
Commonwealth scholarship to do printing in the UK where she earned a postgraduate diploma in printing from the Royal College of
Art in London. She then took up residence in Kenya for the next 20 years where she exhibited at local galleries such as Paa ya
Paa, Gallery Watatu and African Heritage. She held several exhibitions abroad, particularly in the Scandinavian countries where
her distinguished works of romanticized wildlife in a moody mixture of abstract batik and oil painting won great acclaim. She
taught art at Makerere University, Kenyatta university College , the International School of Kenya and several other venues.
In the process Musoke has been acknowledged as one of Africa’s leading women artists and has won many awards. Selected exhibits
abroad include the Royal Academy of Art in London, The Hampton Institute in Virginia, USA, Botanic Museum in Brussels Belgium,
and Africus-Johannesburg-Biennale, South Africa.

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.

Movie panelists Firul Maithya (camera/directing), Ian Kithinji (writing/camera/directing), Christine Muthee (producing) and Eunice Ayuma (acting) get ready for questionsGoethe-Institut, Nairobi, Kenya

September 25, 2017; from 5:30 PM
Lola Kenya Screen film forum (LKSff)

Billed as Nairobi’s premier critical film platform, LKSff is so far the longest running and most consistent 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 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.

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

Nairobi, Kenya
September 27-October 1, 2017
10th Storymoja Festival
The theme of the 10th festival that is dubbed as the ‘biggest book party’ in Africa is Black Peace.
Lined up are Book Discussions, Public Lectures, Masterclasses & workshops, Art & Theater Shows, Concerts, and programmes for Schools, Children and Family.

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.

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.

Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee GardenJohannesburg, 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.

Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi, Kenya
October 27-29, 2017
Affordable Art Show
The Affordable Art Show will take place in the Courtyard behind the Louis Leakey Auditorium, opening on Friday evening, 27 October 2017. There is a Sh500 entry fee to the Friday opening to be paid by all, including artists. The show will continue on Saturday and Sunday but no entry fee will be charged.

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”.

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.

Michael Soi, Patrick Mukabi and Joseph Bertiers are artists who do not flinch from controversial issuesKampala, 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.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
December 1-3, 2017
10th Sawhili 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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