Play Reading: Room of Lost Names at Goethe-Institut, Library
‘Room of Lost Names’ tells the story of a young woman who finds herself in a mysterious place. She soon realises she is dead, and that she has arrived in purgatory, a realm ruled by two opposing gods found in the Luhya myth of creation. Gumali is the god of darkness, mischief, evil, whilst Omuwanga is the god of light, goodness, purity. To leave purgatory, the dead young woman must return her name to the gods. But no matter how hard she tries, she cannot remember her name. To help her, the gods break protocol and lead her back into her life to retrace the circumstances of her death. What will she find? What will we discover?
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Library
Time: From 6pm (also available on Facebook Live)
Graveyard Queens at Braeside School Auditorium, Muthangari Road, Lavington
‘Graveyard Queens’ features an iconic cast of Agnes Kola, Caroline “Coach” Odongo, John Kararahe, Mũmbi Kaigwa and Muthoni Gathecha, boasting of over 100 years of combined experience. Directed by Nyokabi Macharia and Nice Githinji, ‘Graveyard Queens’ delicately and hilariously explores the lives of three widows in a thought-provoking play that challenges societal norms. The show opens today and runs through to Sunday.
Venue: Braeside School Auditorium, Muthangari Road, Lavington
Dates: Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday at 2pm and 7pm
Cinemalliance at Alliance Française Auditorium: Mon Oncle d’Amérique
Mon Oncle d’Amérique (My American Uncle)- French movie, with English subtitles The intersecting stories of three people who face difficult choices in life-changing situations are used to illustrate the theories espoused by Henri Laborit, the French surgeon, neurobiologist, philosopher and author, about human behaviour and the relationship between the self and society.
Date: July 17, 2023
Art in Reflections at Banana Hill Art Gallery
Banana Hill Art Gallery is delighted to present ‘Art in Reflections’, a solo exhibition by Paul Kaspa. Paul Kasambeko aka ‘Kaspa’ is a creative expressionist painter whose subjects are faceless with universal stories and executed in a much looser technique with free, flickering brushwork. He draws his inspiration from popular urban culture, modern abstraction and figuration, personal experiences, travel influences, and our day-to-day human struggles, behaviours, and wellbeing.
Venue: Banana Hill Art Gallery
Dates: Ongoing until August 3, 2023
Story za Thuita begins at The Kenya National Theatre
‘Story za Thuita’ is an initiative of Thuita Mwangi, working in collaboration with Maabara Initiative and Ogutu Muraya. It looks at the city of Nairobi and its streets from 1899. The show seeks to explore the city’s architectural designs, its monuments, the political heroes it reflects and even the contemporary everyday lives of its residents. More uniquely, ‘Story za Thuita’ will be told on the streets of Nairobi, starting from the Kenya National Theatre and go on a sight-seeing tour of the CBD’s streets on a Sunday.
Venue: From the Kenya National Theatre, Sunday, July 15 from 10am
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