The GoDown arts centre
Recent Programmes

Events 2011

The Nairobi Province Visual Arts Exhibition: Works presented around the theme; “Perceptions of Nairobi”

Arts Management Seminar: Conducted by Mr. Michael Kaiser, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

International Body - and Dancework (INBODA): Dance presentation coordinated by UnterwegsTheater, a private, non-profit dance theatre company from Heidelberg/Germany, in co-operation with Dr. Auma Obama and the Sauti Kuu Foundation

HADAF International Somalia Cartoon Exhibition: The GoDown Arts Centre hosted this very insightful cartoon exhibition on Somalia

A Small Act: The GoDown also hosted The Hilde Back Foundation which was holding a film screening of the documentary "A Small Act" directed by Jenniffer Arnold. For more information on the documentary kindly visit

Urban Transformation: The GoDown Arts Centre together with White Architects (Sweden) facilitated a week-long workshop on a project that aims to create a program and a vision plan for an urban transformation of the Industrial area as well as creating a building for The GoDown that will serve to revitalize the area.

Contemporary Dance: The Alliance Francaise in partnership with The GoDown Arts Centre held a contemporary dance presentation featuring Peter Nkoghe from Gabon who presented his piece titled Vizions-XP and Julie Iarisoa from Madagascar who presented her piece "Recto Verso".

Events 2010

The Economy of Creativity: The Economy of Creativity Talk Show and Workshop

Nairobi Province Visual Arts Exhibition 2010: Message from The Chair Person

MoFaya The Musical: Mo Faya was staged at the GoDown for six weeks

Music Concerts: The 'Kenya Opera' Kenya Meets Vienna concert

Battle of the Bands: Showcase of live rock music

It's Cool in the Furnace - The Musical: Based on the well known Biblical story

Arterial Network Meeting: In response to the need identified

Artistic Development; Workshops and Residencies: Independent artists

Kenya ni Wajibu Wangu Roadshow: Kenya Burning exhibition

Spirit of David - The dreamer: Inspiring story of hope

Just A Band: An electrifying and exhilarating concert


Events 2009

The 4th East African Arts Summit: An initiative of the GoDown Arts Centre

Kenya Burning Exhibitions - Never Again!: Over 100 powerful images put on display


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