Friday, March 25, 2011
This weekend is looking to be a very exciting one, choke full of events catered to appeal across the board.
Starting tomorrow, Saturday 26th March 2011, opening at 10am and going on until 4pm, with an Art Exhibition at the Tulifanya Art Gallery. Wasswa Donald, the celebrated Ugandan artist whose previous work has been heavily centred around Elephants. 'I Speak Elephanish' continues that theme. The exhibition goes on until 30th April so if you can't make it tomorrow for the opening, you can still catch it through the next month.
The Bayimba Festival of the Arts is, this year, taking their cultural tour de force around the country before the main show in Kampala in September. They will be in Jinja on Saturday 26th March 2011 from Midday at the Main Street Primary School. There will be performances from Jinja's best Jazz Bands, Cultural Troupes and the Street Theater participants, Youth and Hip Hop Participants, Visual Artists and Fashion Exhibitions. The special guest artist will be Jinja's own Rachel Magoola.
Entry is free to Sunday's Brunch and Jazz at Emin Pasha Hotel on 27th March 2011. The jazz brunch starts at midday.
Every year the Nsambya Estate by the American Embassy has a sale of epic proportions. The sale this year starts on Sunday 26th March and runs until 10th April 2011.
With such a smorgasbord of activity, it should not be hard for you to find something to do this weekend. Have fun!
Friday, March 18, 2011
The Pay It Forward Foundation Uganda is a non profit organisation whose vision is to create a kinder and more humane world by teaching the idea of performing random acts of genuine kindness. PIFF, as it is more commonly known, is holding their Annual General Meeting on Saturday 19th March, 2011 starting at 4pm which is to be followed by a fundraising gala at Ache Havana in the Centenary Park.
Entrance is free for all. If you are in town, come on down and lend a helping hand and support the cause.
The Uganda National Contemporary Ballet was started in 2007 by the acclaimed choreographer Valerie Miquel and since then they have been addressing the Ugandan condition through dance. Catch them on Sunday 20th March at 6pm at the National Theatre where they will showcase two new pieces, 'Out of Control' and 'Fusion Power'.
Looks like we Kampalans have a busy weekend ahead of us. See you out there.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
The International Women's Day event at Emin Pasha sponsored by Alliance Francaise in Kampala was a lot of fun and while there Alliance Francaise let us know about another great event they have on this weekend (12th and 13th March) at the Cineplex Cinema.
The film festival is entirely free and will be going on the whole weekend showing films in French made all over the French-speaking world. There is a film from Congo, Belgium, Canada and France. Have a look through the programme below.
4:30PM – L’iIe de Black Mór by Jean-François Laguionie (French children’s movie)
7PM – Formidable by Dominique Standaert (Belgian comedy)
9PM – La Petite Jérusalem by Karin Albou (French drama)
4:30 PM Mamu et Tatu (Comedy from Democratic Republic of Congo, no subtitles)
7 PM Les Triplettes de Belleville by Sylvain Chomet (Canadian-French-Belgian animated film)
Happy Viewing! See you there.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Tuesday 8th March is International Women's Day, a day that Awava is passionate about. And this year, we get to celebrate it with many other women in Uganda at the bouquet hotel, Emin Pasha.
International Women's Day - Celebrating 100 years will start at 9.00am with Afrikan Yoga and continues with an art exhibition of women artists. Our very own, Kate von Achen will talk about women in business. There will be music and poetry by women and a chance for some socially conscious fair trade purchases. If you're going to be in Kampala, make sure to come check it out. Did I forget to say the entrance is free?