The 2nd edition of the Re-Imagined Storytelling Festival returns on December 15th 2018. This year’s programme at the Alliance Française, Nairobi, will present performances by tellers from Kenya, Sierra Leone, Morocco and Australia on two stages, in addition to dance, puppetry and illustration workshops; a reading nook; a listening booth; book stalls and more!
We will also launch ‘Story Story, Story Come’ and premiere the production ‘The Door of (No) Return’, an adaptation of some of the stories, in partnership with ZamaleoAct.
|10h00 – 11h00||Tales from Morocco
Jawad Elbied & Adil Lemghari Idrissi
|Kenyan Tellers Showcase
Chomba Njeru & Leonidah Nanjala
|11h15-12h15||Prepared from my Ancestor’s Pot
Nomsa Mdlalose (South Africa)
Hop Bop Aussie Story
Lillian Rodrigues-Pang (Australia)
The Magic of Puppets
|12h30 – 13h30||The Griot and the Rapper
Usifu Jalloh & Alim Kamara
Muthoni Garland (Kenya)
|13h45 – 14h45||Panel Discussion:
Folktales for the Future
Mshai Mwangola; Ayuma Michelle; Gugulethu Radebe; Muthoni Garland
Shekere Dance & Stories
Wangui wa Kamonji
|15h00 – 16h00||Interactive Workshop & Art Auction:
Drawing Characters to Life
Chief Nyamweya in conversation w/ Sayo Ajetunmobi
|Kenyan Tellers Showcase
Ernest Wamboye & Wangari the Storyteller
|16h00 – 16h30||(Closed)||Meet the Authors of Story Story, Story Come!
and get your book signed!
|16h30 – 17h45||*The Door of (No) Return Premiere*
Maïmouna Jallow; John Titi; Sanjally Jobarteh & Patrick Gachie
|17h45 – 18h00||Official Launch of
Story Story, Story Come!
|18h00 – 18h30||Feel the Beat – Story Jam Session
All tellers + music by Sanjally Jobarteh; Usifu Jalloh; & Patrick Gachie
|ALL DAY||READING NOOK – A quiet space to read, and to listen to stories being read and told.||LISTENING BOOTH – Sit back. Relax. And listen to Re-Imagined African folktales from the newly released ‘Story Story, Story Come’ audio books|
More Fun Stuff:
Bookstall – Buy your copy of Story Story, Story Come at Prestige Books, plus many other African stories for children and adults!
African Face Painting
Friday 14 Dec. 08h30 – 17h30 @ Alliance Française, Multipurpose Room (3rd Floor), Nairobi
Pre-Registration Only! 1000Kes!
Led by three international storytellers with global experience, these interactive masterclasses are for storytellers, teachers, writers, corporates and other professionals for whom using stories creatively is an integral part of their work.
|08h30 – 10h30||The Uses of Storytelling in Drama Therapy – Khanyisa Sigwanda|
|10h30 – 11h00||Break|
|11h00 – 13h00||Storytelling for Creative Language Teaching – Lillian Rodrigues Pang|
|13h00 – 14h00||Lunch|
|14h00 – 16h00||Rethinking Africa – Storytelling for Corporates – Usifu Jalloh|
|16h00 – 16h30||Break|
|16h30 – 17h30||Re-thinking Africa – continued|
Tickets – 1,000Kes per Masterclass
To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Spaces are limited to 25pax per session so upfront payment will be required to reserve your space.
On the line up this year!
They have come from far and wide to share the stories of their lands! Do not miss them throughout the day in the main auditorium!
A Showcase Of Kenyas Finest Tellers:
Storytelling in Nairobi has remained alive over the years, in many ways thanks to the incredible work done by ZamaleoAct to preserve the tradition. Watch an eclectic mix of tellers who have taken this art form and made it theirs.
The Door Of (No) Return Premiere – 16h30-17h45 – Auditorium:
The Door of (No) Return is a performance adaptation of three of the folktales published in the Story Story, Story Come anthology. Three orishas, with powers to see the world through magic looking glasses, are shocked to see a world riddled with corruption, greed and destruction. They have an important message for us: To know your past, is to own your future.
Learn Whilst You Play!
Get ready to dance, draw, tell stories yourselves and learn through our interactive workshops on illustration; stories and dance; and puppetry.
Drawing Characters to Life: 14h30 – 15h30 – Outside Stage
Shekere Dance & Stories – 15h00 – 15h45 – Outside Stage
Folktales For The Future Panel – 14h30 – 15h30 – Auditorium
We would like to thank all our festival partners: