INTERMISSION WITH LIZZ NJAGAH

Lizz Njagah is arguably one of the best actresses we have in Kenya today., she has appeared in many productions such as makutano junction, saints, and Nigerian TV series to name a few. she has also done a lot of movies both locally and internationally return of Lazarus, veve, pearl of Africa and house of lungula. Lizz and her husband Alex Konstantarous are also the founders of Historia films a production based in Nairobi Kenya. We had a chance to sit with this talented actor ,check out what she had to say..

MOVIE NIGHT IS BACK AGAIN

MOVIE NIGHT IS BACK AGAIN

It’s that time again where we sit back and enjoy a movie and get this it is absolutely FREE, the best word ever isn’t it. This Thursday 4 march at creatives garage greenhouse mall Adams arcade come enjoy the movie KILLER NECKLACE. I don’t know about you but am interested to see what is behind that title. So come over starting at 6pm and I can’t mention this enough ENTRY FREE

EXPRESS YOURSELF

  EXPRESS YOURSELF

do you have the gift of singing, rapping, poetry, dancing can you play a musical instrument beautifully, what ever performing art you are good at, come this Thursday the 27 of February and show case your talent at our monthly talent night. expressions at creatives garage , greenhouse mall Adams arcade at 6.00pm. even you who just wishes to observe are invited to be part of the audience. see you then.

intermission with Kato Change.

Kato change is a rising guitarists in Kenya. He has been playing guitar for the past 10 years and is Self taught learning from the internet and other avenues. He has played with many bands including Aaron Rimbui, ma3 and many more. He has also been on TV shows such as coke studio Africa and tusker project fame. He has his own band called The Change experience. He is working on his own album which will be out soon.

Sondeka fest – All you need to know

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http://www.sondeka.net

The year is 1992, Dracula the movie has been released on VHS, Whitney Houston can still sing, you use a biro pen to rewind a tape and if you are a dude you have your trousers worn front to back like Kriss Kross.

You watch Wild rose on a Greatwall TV, your favourite football team is the one in a darker shade of grey. Your mother’s sofa are covered in crocheted covers and only uses her priced cups when guests come over otherwise they are kept in a wall-unit for your viewing pleasure.

Your dad hangs out with his boys at his local playing draft while sipping on a warm white cap and smoking SM (sweet menthol). Your sister’s favourite TV show was Rag Dolly Anna and your little brother’s toy was his home-made hanger car

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If you wanted to hook up with a mama you had to beg KPTC (Kenya postal and telecommunications company) for a reverse call and when she finally agreed to hook up with you, you’d have to stand at Kencom “Chini ya saa” for ions of years before she showed up in her shoulder-paded screaming coloured top and white washed Savco jeans.

You had to stand in a crowded jav for an older person and God forbid if your parents found you warming the brown leather seats in a stagecoach bus.

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It didn’t matter who you were, what school you went to, what your social background was. All that mattered was being Kenyan.

The patriotic songs brought us together, KBC salams was “nusu ya kuonana”, wrestling made us talk to our neighbours, any parent in the neighbourhood had meddling rights in your life and was allowed to hit you so hard you fly into next Tuesday.

Sondeka fest is a feel good creative festival happening at the GreenHouse mall on Ngong Road from 29th November to 1st December. Sondeka is an urban Kiswahili slang from the word tengeneza that means “to create”. Sondeka is mostly used in Kenyan urban informal settlement. The name is a diamond in the rough suggesting that art shouldn’t be structured to means and ways but should be left to form its own roots.

Sondeka fest theme is Kenya 50 at 50 be a part of [making] history.

We will have 5 teams of visual creatives creating masterpieces in 50 hours and pieces auctioned. The proceeds from the auctioned pieces will go into a 10 week art programme to 5 different children homes. The homes are; New life homes, Vision Africa, Teule Kenya, Amazing Grace and Dream Child children’s home.

Activities during Sondeka festival include; 50 hour hackathon, Opening Ceremony, Zumba mornings, themed nights, Artsy mama, Spanner breakfast , minigarage  and family fun day.

We have 2 floors of entertainment, 3 floors of exhibitors,  3 rooftops of creatives creating, a 50 year walk way among others. This is the one event of a lifetime you do not want to miss.

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If you are interested in getting exhibition space contact tabitha@creativesgarage.org 0708 152 575. If you are a creative and would like to perform or create during the event the person you need to talk to is fiona@creativesgarage.org.

 

 

 

 

Illustrators needed

Marie Stopes Kenya is looking to contract out young and gifted illustrators and designers to refresh the look and feel of its entire catalog of Health Education materials, as well as it communication materials to youth (logos, design, creating new characters, developing new concepts of communicating on sexuality and health…) which will include social media platforms, outdoor and merchandising.

 

If you are talented, with vibrant ideas and a high sense for smart and fresh design, call Bertrand on +254 717737697

 

To start by end of September.

 

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Forget the hustle

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All a creative wants to do is sit and create but sometimes we are forced to get out of our creative holes and get important stuff like copyrighting your work done.

So, you have your portfolio in play, beautifully put together in a leather-cased A3 size bound portfolio. Its kinda, bulky and really stressful to get into a mathree with it coz lets face it, these 14 seater mathree’s don’t have enough space for you, your portfolio and the mama mboga’s sack of potatoes…plus she pays extra to the conductor while you don’t.

This does not deter you and you finally get into town, dressed in your only pair of decent jeans, a shirt and your borrowed father’s shoes (let’s face it…we like us a pair of converse). You walk into one of the buildings that hosts say Copyright Board, just as you are about to press the elevator button, you hear a guy asking…”Kichana unaenda wapi?”. You turn and its the watchie, *Afro Cinema begins* “Naenda Copyright”, you answer. “Lakini hii kitu unabeba si inakaa ka risasi?”, (Really men…really?) You think to yourself “Hii…hii (stammers) ni portfolio yangu.” You calmly respond.

After several back and forth’s and a ‘portfolio ‘review’ he finally let’s you in *halleluyah*.

You get to the copyright office and after a brief conversation, realise that it will cost you a few more shillings than you have in your pocket *the horror*. You walk out disappointed.

Once you get out, you remember the hot single you just dropped and to make some money from it you have to get into another mat and building to get to Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK)…

This August, Creatives Garage, brings you PITSTOP. Pitstop is a event bringing most of the Organizations together so, YOU, the creative need not go through this drama.

Wylde International, MCSK, Copyright board, ICT board, Kuona Trust, PAWA 254, Craft Afrika and Story moja have partnered with Creatives Garage to answer all your questions during this event.

Pitstop will be happening on 10th August 2013 from 10pm to 3.00pm at Kuona Trust.

Joram Mwinamo, Managing partner at Wylde International, will be giving a business talk on setting up and running a successful business. Creative labs will be hosted by our partners. Dj Kim and Fork will be on the decks.

Join us and forget the hustle.