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This Week at Pawa

This is what we have lined up this week at Pawa254. Be part of the #ArtRising

  • Monday 29th September 5pm: ‘UNDER FIRE: Journalists in Combat‘ Screening and Discussion.

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On Monday 29th we will screen ‘UNDER FIRE: Journalists in Combat’ and explore the dangers and the effects of war – both physically and psychically – on those who report the news from the world’s most dangerous places. It is a film that shows the lingering human price of bringing the news to the comfortable regions of the world, long after the battles are forgotten. For more details including the film synopsis see the event blog post HERE

  • Wednesday 1st October & Thursday 2nd October, 3-6pm:

#PawaMasterClass on the Musicality, Performance, Artistry and Business of Dance

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In the next edition of #PAWAMasterclass we are very excited to invite our good friends from the Kenya Dance Academy who will facilitate a 2 day workshop on the ‘Musicality, Performancce, Artistry and Business of Dance.

The KENYA DANCE Academy aim to “train the body, educate the mind , inspire the artistry and explore the possibilities” The whole workshop will aim to achieve all these four objectives.

Dances that will be though during this Masterclass will include African dance ,modern dance and conversational dances/classical dances. See more details on this event HERE.

Note: This event has limited spaces so kindly send in your RSVP to info@Pawa254.org

  • Friday 3rd 7-10pm: Open Show Nairobi #8

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Join us once again for an evening of incredible visual storytelling!

Open Show is a FREE social screenings where the public can see compelling work and interact directly with photographers, filmmakers and multimedia producers in high-profile spaces. For more details on the 8th edition see event blog post HERE.

  • Saturday 4th 12 noon -7pm: #ThePit

10682451_622398514547530_5215735913527803023_oSome Jazz, Funk, Soul, HipHop and graffiti under the Nairobi sun on the rooftop…

Music: DJ khenti the f0nkym0nk, DJ midL_east and DJ Fikirah

Guest Artist: Ace the God Apollo

#KeHipHopParliament: Moderated by Jemedari Muziki and Humphrey Ondu Etyang

Plus some vinyl will be on sale. Learn more about The Pit from the Facebook Page HERE

  • Saturday 4th 5pm -8pm: #FatumasVoice

#FatumasVoice is an arts forum for discussion through poetry, music, motivational talk and interaction. It is a weekly collaborative event between Pawa254 and the Kenya Poets Lounge. Learn more about Fatumas Voice from the website http://www.fatumasvoice.org/

 

 

 

SIFASAFI CLEANUP: Marikiti/Wakulima Market

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SIFASAFI is an initiative that involves cleaning of markets in counties,town and cities. it encourages citizen and Student participation in national development.

THIS Month we will be to Marikiti/Wakulima Market for some unfinished business on the 28th of September.

SUNDAY PROGRAM
9:00 to 10:00am Volunteers arrive
10:00 to 10:30am Briefing from Organizing Committee
10:30 to 11:00am Tools assigned to Volunteers
11:00 to 3:00pm Cleaning, Team Building, Art from Trash
(Water Breaks)
4:00 to 4:30pm Speeches from sponsors/certificates
5:00pm  Refreshments and Volunteers leave at own pleasure

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NB: Attendees to “Ask for the Wakulima market manager office “
SIFASAFI is currently running its operations from the
C4DLAB Innovation hub (The University of Nairobi)
http://www.c4dlab.ac.ke/

PAWAMasterclass on the Musicality, Performance, Artistry and Business of Dance

In this edition of #PAWAMasterclass we are very excited to invite our good friends from the Kenya Dance Academy who will facilitate a 2 day workshop on the ‘Musicality, Performance, Artistry and Business of Dance.

The Kenya Dance Academy aim to “train the body, educate the mind , inspire the artistry and explore the possibilities” The whole workshop will aim to achieve all these four objectives.

Dances that will be though during this Masterclass will include African dance ,modern dance and conversational dances/classical dances.

Date: 1st and 2nd of October from 3pm-6pm
Venue: PAWA 254
Entrance: 100 Ksh per day

Program

Day 1

3:00 -3:10 pm Arrival/clips playing
3:10-3:30 pm Introduction/ice breaker
3:30-4:00 pm Stretching /cardial exercises
4:00-4:05pm break
4:05-5:00 pm African dance class
5:00-6:00pm Hiphop dance class

Day 2

3:00 -3:10 pm Arrival/clips playing
3:10-3:30 pm Introduction/ice breaker
3:30-4:00 pm Stretching /cardial exercises
4:00-4:05pm Break
4:05-5:00 pm Modern dance
5:00-6:00pm Classical/conversational dance

Pawa Preview: This Week at Pawa

This is what we have lined up this week at Pawa254. Be part of the #ArtRising

  • Tuesday 23rd 5.30-8pm: #OffTheRecord

Join this weekly debate and discussion forum and lend your voice to positive social change.Everything at this forum is strictly OFF THE RECORD!

  • Wednesday 24th 5-8pm: #PawaFilmForumXIV ‘Unfinished Business’ Screening and Discussion

The Pawa254 Film Forum is committed to showcasing independently produced, often non- commercial work that has little opportunity of reaching the general public; highlighting social, political, cultural and historical realities. By featuring the voices and visions of truly independent media artists from Kenya and beyond, we aim to expose diverse audiences to a range of artistic expressions, cultural perspectives and critical inquiries.

For this edition of #PawaFilmForum, we invite InformAction ,who will showcase their documentary ‘Unfinished Business’. For moe details on this see the event blog post HERE.

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  • Friday 26th 3-6pm: Voices of Shootback Photo Exhibition

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Shootback and PAWA254 are pleased to present “The voice(s) of Shootback” – group exhibition presenting the intimate and personal view on the everyday life surroundings of nairobian young photographers. Further details on this event HERE. To learn more about ShhotBack visit their website HERE or connect with them on FaceBook.

  • Saturday 27th 5-8pm: #FatumasVoice

#FatumasVoice is an arts forum for discussion through poetry, music, motivational talk and interaction. Building an Africa that can speak for herself. It is a collaborative effort between Pawa254 and the Kenya Poets Lounge.  Learn more about Fatumas Voice on the website HERE and on Facebook HERE.

  • Sunday 28th 8am-1pm: The Switch

The Switch on K24 will be live from the Pawa254 rooftop. Catch the show on K24 on Sunday morning. Like the Facebook Page and Follow them on Twitter @THESWITCHK24

  • Sunday 28th 2-6pm: #RedefiningOurLeaders Screening and Discussion

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In a continuous effort to evaluate our leadership we shall be screening “Robert Mugabe….What Happened?” A documentary on the Zimbabwean leader. For details  on this see the event blog post HERE.

“The voice(s) of Shootback” Photo Exhibition

Shootback and PAWA254 are pleased to present “The voice(s) of Shootback” – group exhibition presenting the intimate and personal view on the everyday life surroundings of Nairobian young photographers.

Please join us on Friday 26th of September from 3 – 6p.m. for the exhibition. At 5p.m. we will be hosting a presentation of the project in conversation with presented artists.

 

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The project Voice(s) started as intercultural project between Shootback based in Komarock, Nairobi and GLEN, organization from Europe.

During the workshop each participant prepared a series of photographs showing his own way of seeing the world, according to universal values and concepts. The project puts together visual and verbal language searching for interesting connections and ability to express ones own values. Voice(s) want to create a space in which each participant of the conversation can speak out loud with his/her own voice. It is based on asking questions and reflecting critically on cultural universal – the once that exist all around the world. It’s not only the dialog between participants but as well betwen words and images. The photographs are intimate expressions of youngsters starting with self-portraiture as a tool for self-analysis, going through photography concentrated on the process of change or expression of time. Young artists use the medium of photography to express themselves and their life view, to raise their voice to spread their message. The exhibition will travel to Europe, where local youngsters will take part in the process of workshop and analyze the reality they live in – to bring our worlds closer, to show that we share the same world, the same one planet.

Artists presented : Jane Syombua, Nicholas Kimeu, Michael Maina, Marvin Wambui, Edwin Mauka, Alex Ndegwa, James Mwangi

‘UNDER FIRE: Journalists in Combat’ Screening and Discussion

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On Monday 28th September we will be screening and discussing, UNDER FIRE:  Journalists in Combat and explore the dangers and the effects of war – both physically and psychically – on those who report the news from the world’s most dangerous places.  It is a film that shows the lingering human price of bringing the news to the comfortable regions of the world, long after the battles are forgotten.

Synopsis:

Only two journalists were killed in World War I; this is a war that claimed the lives of over 19,000 soldiers in a single day and saw 16 million dead by its end.  In World War II, 63 journalists were killed.  In the last two decades almost a journalist a week has been killed, with the dead numbering in the thousands.

The conclusions are obvious.  Journalism in times of war has become an increasingly lethal – and extremely traumatic – endeavor, as journalists are now viewed as natural targets by combatants; subject to kidnapping, torture and even beheadings.   With all these threats, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is on the rise among front line war correspondents.

With journalists facing these new realities, UNDER FIRE weaves together combat footage and first-hand accounts by the journalists who were there to reveal what they see, think and feel as they confront the physical danger and savagery of war.

Martyn Burke, documentary filmmaker and veteran of battlefields around the world, and Anthony Feinstein, the psychiatrist who treats journalists to heal the trauma, delve into the experiences of top-tier correspondents from AP, New York Times, BBC, and the LA Times, among others, to bring a unique understanding and insight into the psychological cost of covering war.

(Running time – 1:30)

Watch the trailer here:

 

The Pit

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when: 4th October from 12-7pm

 

Come enjoy some Jazz, Funk, Soul, HipHop and graffiti under the Nairobi sun on the PAWA254  rooftop.
There will also be a HipHop Parliament, where HipHop artists will
discuss issues affecting them and the way forward.

Music: DJ khenti the f0nkym0nk,
DJ midL_east and DJ Fikirah

Guest Artist: Ace the God Apollo

Graffiti: Wise Two and Swift 9

Connect with The Pit on Facebook and follow on Twitter @ThePit254

 

Creative Writing Workshop: Malindi Edition

Come join practical &  interactive sessions on Creative Writing as a tool for journalism!
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Where: Coral Key Resort

When:  From 9am to 6pm 8th October, 2014

Facilitators:

Alex Ikawah (Commonwealth Short-Story Prize nominee, Kwani? & Jalada contributing writer)
&
Oduor Jagero (Award-winning playwright and author of recently published True Citizen)

Curriculum

RELEASING YOUR CREATIVITY

Activities: Students/attendees will go with the trainer through creative ideas such as thinking about a
story, cooking up and event, imagining things such as say.
Practical: Three people shall asked to imagine a story and then tell it to the other trainers. Two members of the trainees ask him questions about his imagined story.
Time Frame: 25 Mins.

TYPES OF WRITINGS

The trainer will take the trainees through different types of writings such as short stories, poems, novels,
novellas, and others types of writings.

WRITING SHORT STORIES
Activities: What is a short story? How do you write a short story?
Practical: Each person writes a short story. A few, two or three have their stories read and critiqued by
the trainers.
Time Frame: 1 hr.
Tea Break

AFTER TEA BREAK
Activities: Bringing your writing to life; Teaching the trainees on how to how to activate your creative
work and transform it into a sensual experience.
a) We shall dwell on passive and active writing.
b) Using ours senses to convey our creative agenda
c) Showing and not telling.
Time Frame: 30 Mins.
Finding your voice; getting your uniqueness, finding you.

WRITING GREAT DIALOGUE
Practical: Writing dialogue and critiquing together.
Time Frame: 40 mins.

Redefining Our Leaders: Robert Mugabe….What Happened? Screening and Discussion

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Many African countries seem to have inherited a distorted image of who a leader of a people, or a nation, is and what character a leader should have. What responsibilities should a leader have, and what they should expect from a leader?
This Sunday, the 28th of September from 2pm-6pm we will be screening the documentary ‘Robert Mugabe… what happened?’ which will be followed by an open discussion. 
 
Synopsis
 
‘Robert Mugabe… what happened?’, charts the Shakespearean rise and fall of the man who led a very successful African country, and then ruined it. Mugabe was damned as a terrorist, then knighted by Queen Elizabeth, and is still in power more than 30 years later. The film explores what happened through interviews with some of his closest comrades. It assembles a unique collection of southern African archive to powerfully evoke each of the decades of Mugabe’s reign. This is a complex and compelling view of Zimbabwe the country and Mugabe the man.
Watch the documentary trailer here.

PawaFilmForumXIV : ‘Unfinished Business’ Screening and Discussion

The Pawa254 Film Forum is committed to showcasing independently produced, often non- commercial work that has little opportunity of reaching the general public; highlighting social, political, cultural and historical realities. By featuring the voices and visions of truly independent media artists from Kenya and beyond, we aim to expose diverse audiences to a range of artistic expressions, cultural perspectives and critical inquiries.

For this edition of #PawaFilmForum, we invite InformAction , who will showcase their documentary ‘Unfinished Business’.

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Synposis:​
“Unfinished Business” deals with issues on ethnicity and accountability in Kenya’s Central Province. Using film, InformAction captures the views of those living in poverty in the homeland of three of Kenya’s four presidents, as they discuss leadership in the country.For more information about the documentary, please see ifa.or.ke
 
​The screening will be followed by a Q&A.