A series of evenings of poetry and prose to commemorate one hundred years since the end of the First World War (1914-18) with Davina Leonard and John Sibi-Okumu have been organised over the coming weeks at a number of venues.
Davina Leonard was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya where she performed in a number of plays including appearing as Beverly in Mike Leigh’s ‘Abigail’s Party’ and Isabel in Athol Fugard’s ‘My Children! My Africa!’ at the Courtyard Theatre and as Lady Macbeth at the Phoenix Theatre.
She studied Acting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and spends her time working in TV, film and theatre, in both London and Nairobi.
John Sibi-Okumu started acting in 1968 while a student at Lenana School, proceeding to act in various theatre productions. He has acted in several movies, including Born Free (1975), We are the children (1987) and Metamo (1997).
As a journalist, he hosted a popular TV program, Summit aired on Kenya Television Network (KTN), in which he interviewed Kenyan politicians.
The first is tonight at Alliance Française, followed by Karen Country Club at 20 November, Muthaiga Country Club on 22 November and Matbronze Cafe on 30 November.
The readings, which last about an hour, will start at 7.30 p.m, followed by a dinner at each venue except for tonight’s Alliance Francaise.
The price for Karen Club will be Ksh 2,500 per person, Muthaiga Club Ksh 4,000 for members or Ksh 4,300 for non members, and Matbronze Ksh 2,500 (barbeque at Matbronze). Look forward to seeing lots of people at whichever venue they choose.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to veterans via the Askari Apeal.
For details, please call 0724 255 451.