Day 1 [27th Sept]

Schools' Program

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8.30am – 9:00pm

Schools Registration at the Courtyard. Warm up with Music, Dance and Yoga.

9:00am- 9:45am
Compose Simple Songs: Jam with singers, musicians and songwriters. Learn how make simple jams with a guitar and your voice. Margaret Kahora & Lahani 6 – 9 years | American Corner

Fireplace: Tots Stories with Soo Many Stories (UG): Do you want your children to find the joy in reading? Bring them for Sooo May Stories’: Tot Tales, a book club for children. At the Fireplace, children get to travel into the world of fictional characters and experience the magic of stories. 6 – 9 years | Storyhippo Tent

Meet the author with Storymoja Authors: Faith Gatimi & Kap Kirwok talk about the inspiration behind their stories and share secrets behind their writing process. They will also read from their books and autograph your copies! Moderated by Stephanie Aoso 10-13 years | Coconut Theatre

Dramatic Reading with Oswald Okaitei: Dramatic Reading of TALATA (The Child Bride) TALATA is a carefully knit story of a budding young girl whose dream of becoming a doctor was nearly snuffed out by early marriage. It is a story of pain & of hope and is based on a true-life story. This will be a theatrical reading geared at promoting the reading of prose. Oswald Okaitei & Muthoni Garland 10-13 years | Ampitheatre

Poetry Workshop with Peter Kagayi & Philippa Namutebi: Peter Kagayi is a Ugandan poet, lawyer and teacher. He is the author of a collection of poems, “The headline that morning and other poems”. Philippa Namutebi is the author of Flame and Song: A Memoir.14+ | Louis Leakey Memorial

 

10:00am – 10:45am
Storytelling with Dr. Mike Lockett: Dr. Mike Lockett (or “Miko Yeh Yeh” as he is affectionately known) is a teller of traditional tales in a non-traditional manner. Because he lives in the small town of Normal, Illinois, he enjoys being called “The Normal Storyteller.” But, there is little that is NORMAL about Mike. He brings high energy and creative uses of audio sound effects to his family friendly stories. . Dr. Mike Lockett & Michael Abuti 6 – 9 years | Coconut Theatre

Puppetry performance: Join Fedelis Kyalo and Project Hand Up in this visually entertaining, and educational presentations as they explore puppet storytelling. 10-13 years | Louis Leakey Auditorium

Online Safety with Maryana Munyendo/Simba Safe: Learn necessary safety skills, how to avoid getting into dangerous situations online, and what to do if you should ever find yourself in trouble. With Maryanne Munyendo / Simba Safe & Frank O 10-13 years | Storyhippo Tent

Dance & Music Session with Sakata Dance Judge and choreographer Joan Ball Burgess: Joanne brings an interactive poetry and dance workshop where the participants will be able to read through poetry, sense the rhythm of the poem and work together in groups to create rhythmic movement resulting in choreography set to poetry. Teachers, parents and students will enjoy this workshop as a refreshing approach to Literacy with beats and dance. 14+ | Ampitheatre

Introduction to Ballet: With Joel Kioko and Silas Ouma from Dance Centre Kenya  Open Age | American Corner

11:00am – 11:45am
Meet the author with Storymoja AuthorsShaleen Keshavjee & Muthoni Garland talk about the inspiration behind their stories and share secrets behind their writing process. They will also read from their books and autograph your copies! 6 – 9 years | Coconut Theatre

Kiddie Music with Zion Music House: Jam with Immaculate Ajiambo and the music people from from Zion Music House and learn how to make your own music! 6 – 9 years | Storyhippo Tent

Safari ya Sufferer: Performance by Stefany Akeo & The Theatre Company. 10-13 years | Ampitheatre

Creative Writing with Iman Verjee & Edna Gicovi: Teenage is a time full of imagination and stories. This creative workshop offers a unique storytelling opportunity where teenagers & young adults can share their love of language and books, and will be actively encouraged to develop their storytelling skills. Come on board a fun-filled and interactive learning experience where all participants will have the chance to create something truly magical! 14+ | Louis Leakey Auditorium

Introduction to Ballet: With Joel Kioko and Silas Ouma from Dance Centre Kenya  Open Age | American Corner

12:00pm – 12:45pm

I See You: Drama Workshop with Catherine Enane & The Theatre Company.  Learn performance skills with Catherine Enane, Youth Director at Theatre Company and Dafrose Ambani of Storymoja. 10-13 years | Ampitheatre

Peponi House performance. 10-13 years | Louis Leakey Auditorium

Meet the author: Daniel ‘Churchill’ Ndambuki talks about the inspiration behind his book stories and shares his writing process. He will also read from his book and autograph your copies! 14+ | Coconut Theatre

Introduction to blogging with BAKE: Learn from experienced bloggers how to set up your blog, create interesting content, and promote and market your work. You can even learn how to make money with your blog! 14+ | American Corner

 

1:30 – 3:30pm
Write like a Writer with Clifford Oluoch. Write Like A Writer training is geared towards making the student a better and more creative writer and thinker. The sessions are designed in such a way that the student is trained to think and write like a writer following some of the 4Cs of the 21st century: Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking & Communication. Through a series of interactive sessions, the learner is taken through a workshop style of self and peer reviewing of compositions written by students. 10-13 years | Storyhippo Tent

2.00 – 3.00pm

CRAZY TALES with Dr. Mike Lockett  & Muthoni Garland  | Open Age | Louis Leakey Auditorium

Masterclasses

Masterclass: History Writing
With Owaahh (Best Topical Blogger – BAKE Awards 2017)
27th September | 2 – 5pm
Storymoja Festival | Ampitheatre| Nairobi National Museum
KES 500 | Limited Spaces | Register Now

Masterclass: Digital Marketing
With BAKE – Learn from the experts!
27th September | 2 – 5pm
Storymoja Festival | American Corner |Nairobi National Museum
KES 500 | Limited Spaces | Register Now

Masterclass: Creative Writing
With Mutendei Writes
27th September | 2 – 5pm
Storymoja Festival | Coconut Theatre |Nairobi National Museum
KES 500 |Limited Spaces | Register Now

 

Exhibition

All Day

Courage Exhibition by Boniface Mwangi | Courtyard


This exhibition highlights stories of courageous individuals who paid a heavy price for Kenya to be where it is today. This is an exhibition about sacrifice and service beyond self. It is a commemoration of the power of ideas, and of the willingness to relentlessly fight for what is right.

Experience this exhibition and be inspired to be the change you want to see in Kenya. You will encounter men and women who, by living their life authentically and fearlessly, changed Kenya for the better. Their acts of courage may not have been appreciated at the time but they made a difference.

Here, we celebrate leaders who rose above tribal politics and ultimately condemned for their nonconformity. Their sacrifices are a lesson that Kenya has produced quality leaders, and if we stopped voting along tribal lines, our generation could elect passionate and commendable leaders. Each time you simply vote along tribal and party lines, you sell your soul and hinder Kenya’s growth.

Premium Events

7.00 – 8.00pm

Charles Dickens – The Master Storyteller performed by Kevin Hanssen | Louis Leakey Auditorium

Charles Dickens gave us some of fiction’s most memorable characters, such as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, and Fagin in Oliver Twist. His sharp-witted satirical social commentary has maintained its vitality and relevance over time. Inspired by Dickens’ love of telling his stories aloud, Kevin Hanssen transforms three vivid stories into a theatrical delight, taking us from the whimsy of the French aristocracy, to a ghostly train tunnel, to compassion for a miser who finds his soul. The show received regular standing ovations during its runs at Reps Theatre (Harare), Rosebank Theatre (Cape Town) and on tour in Dorset, UK. It is not to be missed!

Ticket KES 2,000.00 Buy from 0723 433 747

6.00 – 8.00pm

Film Screening: Anatomy of a Massacre | American Corner

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