Things to do in Nairobi: July 2015

Nairobi holds a vibrant social scene that holds a lot to offer for art enthusiasts and entrepreneurs alike. There are several exhibitions, movie screenings, and networking events that are free to attend. If you are looking for an event that is both entertaining and cost-effective, have a look at our list of the best free events in Nairobi this month.

Exhibitions and Screenings

Why Poverty Documentary Series, From July 6, 2015
This series , produced by Steps International and hosted by Alliance Francaise, will showcase five long films and twenty-one short films concerning poverty and inequality around the world. It will run until July 10th and will begin at 6 p.m. Films will cover a range of topics such as the history of poverty, capitalism, gender issues, and the inequality of tax systems.

Colour Identity, From July 9, 2015
This is a joint art exhibition for art lovers held by Moses Nyawanda, Moses Muigai, Kevin Ndege, Pascal Chuma, and Isabellah Mosigisi. They aim to showcase the use of colour as a form of artistic expression. The series will end on August 31st and will be held at the Alliance Francaise.

DSTV Box Office Presents: The Interview – Screening, From July 9, 2015
Multichoice Kenya and Pawa 254 will be holding a screening of The Interview, featuring Seth Rogen. Entry is free for the first fifty people to register, and the movie will begin at 5.30 p.m. The screening will last until August 24th. RSVP by clicking here.


Networking and Forum Events

Think Tank Thursday: on Design Bill, July 9, 2015
This is a forum, hosted by Creatives Garage, for thought leaders to share their ideas on the proposed Design Bill and how it will affect the creative industry. Panelists will include Jeferson Nyakamba (creative designer, Ministry of Lands),Victoria Chimwemwe (fashion designer, Ankara by Chimzy), Lereko Obonyo (lawyer), and Philip Micah (fine artist) and will begin at 6 p.m. Register by sending an email to

Panel Discussion: The Digital Art Scene in Germany, July 9, 2015
The Goethe Institut-Kenya, in collaboration with iHub, has invited experts on digital art, Johannes Helberger and Johannes Timpernagel, to lead a  panel discussion on the evolution of the digital art scene in Germany. The event will start at 5 p.m.

How to Find & Live Your Purpose, July 9, 2015
This is a seminar for both men and women on how to juggle work, health, and personal relationships. It will be hosted by Cece Ojany-Bekhor at the Soulfood Cafe, an accredited coach and director at The Main Protagonist. It aims to teach on work-life integration and overcoming the barriers to your success. Learn more and register early for the event as there are limited spaces available. Doors will open at 6.30 p.m.

Tea with the Midwife, July 11, 2015
This is a forum on the birth and breastfeeding, ideal for expectant mothers or for health practitioners at the Eve’smama Midwife Clinic and Birth Centre. Here, women will be able to share their experiences concerning pregnancy and motherhood from 9.30 a.m.To register, email or call 0788307050 / 0706674002.

Free Parenting Sessions, July 18, 2015
This is a workshop for parents with children between the ages of five and twelve years old, as hosted by Peak Performance International, Nairobi. This session will be concerning sleep deprivation and its connection to child development. To register your spot for the workshop, contact the organizer on 0723533840/ 0707 400 100/ 0727 400 100/ 0729 400 100.

The Hookup Dinner Nairobi, July 23, 2015
This is a networking event for entrepreneurs interested in contributing and sharing ideas with other like-minded individuals. The main aim is to encourage innovation and opportunities for startups to access markets, funding, and knowledge. Learn more here. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will be at Strathmore University.

Nairobi World Café, July 24, 2015
This is a forum for leaders from different business sectors around Africa. It is being hosted by  Impact Hub Nairobi Candidate at Nairobi Garage (Home of 88mp). The event will last until August 9th and will start at 10 a.m. every day.