Afri-love Fest

Afri-love Fest

A celebration of creativity

Lulu Kitololo Studio presents the third edition of Afri-love Fest: a celebration of creativity on Sunday 3rd November.

Afri-love Fest is a bi-annual family-friendly festival featuring:

  • Creative workshops, talks and interactive experiences, for all ages
  • East Africa’s most innovative makers and designers

The festival returns to the beautiful Ikigai Westlands – a perfect setting for housing all the creations, inspiration and new connections we’re bringing together.

Read about our first edition in November 2018.

One of the best festivals I have ever been to”

It was fun, interactive, fresh

Buy one ticket and get one free!

Afri-love buy one get one free

Thanks to our friends at Popote Pay, we’re able to offer you an extra ticket when you:

  1. Visit www.popote.co.ke or download the “Popote Pay” Android app from Google play.
  2. Pay KES 400 to Buy Goods till number 746667

Get stuck in!

We’re really excited about our visitors “getting their hands dirty” by trying a new craft and learning something new.

Early-bird discounted tickets and advance workshop booking  is officially closed.

Tickets will be available on the day for KES 500.

If you haven’t already pre-booked workshop places, you can sign up when you enter. They will be filled on a first-come first-served basis.

Events

Every body yoga

Time: 10.30am – 11.30 am

A fun, creative yoga flow that is both focused on correct alignment and breathing within postures and transitions.
This practice is a beginner friendly session, open to children too and will leave all feeling both energised and focused.

Dotilism

Time: 10.30am – 12.00noon

Making art from dots

Plan it up

Time: 10.30am – 12.00noon

Together we’ll learn how to make our own bullet journal that will take us through the new year .We’ll learn how to bind a sturdy cover journal and
we’ll introduce bullet journal techniques

That’s a wrap

Time: 12.30pm – 2.00pm

Our gift wrapping workshop will show you some beautiful and eco-friendly ways to package your presents this year. We will share technical and creative tips to make your gifts look fantastic, using materials other than traditional (and sometimes expensive!) gift wrap. Upcycle, reduce and recycle for a “greener” holiday!

Build your protein balls

Time: 12.30pm – 2.00pm

Call ’em energy balls, call ’em protein bites: No matter the name, these protein-packed snacks will help combat your munchies. Zola Foods has some delicious superfood-charged protein ball recipes to share with you that make the perfect pre-workout snack or a healthy treat.

Decoupage

Time: 2.30pm – 4.00pm

We will learn the basic technique of decoupage in this fun workshop and decorate your own stationery set. Decoupage is an art of decorating
various objects using a special glue and various paper designs and craft embellishments.

Re-connect with your creativity

Time: 10.30am – 12.00noon

Our creative self is such an amazing resource. Focusing on goals is important; and giving attention to the present moment and the process is as important. Re-connecting with our creativity is about re-connecting with the process and flow of life. Our creative self wants us to be in the process and balance our life with the “focus on the goals” mindset. When we see life (work or family) as a creative process, we live with less stress, we are more in the present moment (as opposed to anxious about past or future) and we can create conversations, relationships, arts, crafts, meals or businesses more in line with ourselves and with what we love about life!

Basics of management and investor readiness for creative businesses

Time: 12.30pm – 2.00pm

This workshop is brought to us by OTA, HEVA’s programmatic focus on Women in Creative Enterprise. In this workshop, facilitators will take attendees through an interactive session covering basics of brand development, business strategy, financial management and preparing for external investment.

Handlettering

Time: 2.30pm – 4.00pm

A basic class for handwritten type enthusiasts and people looking to create some type art for fun. We will learn about hand-lettering and spend some time drawing your favourite quotes, lyrics and more. The fee includes
a basic hand-lettering kit.

Lights out: how to sleep like a baby and wake up energized everyday

Time: 4.30pm – 6.00pm

During this workshop you’ll discover:

• How to finally get to the bottom of your sleep challenges.
• A simple technique for sleeping like a baby every night.
• The #1 thing that’s holding you back from a good night’s rest.
• The 4 little known secrets to increase your energy

Print making and digital design

Time: 10.30am – 12noon, 12.30pm -2.00pm

Learn simple, fun drawing techniques to build your creative confidence.
Turn your drawings into stamps for printing and/or digital drawings.
Options for producing cards & finished artworks.

Beeeeing: a print workshop 

Time: 2.30pm – 4.00pm, 4.30pm – 6.00pm

On her journey to recovery from a mental disorder, a friend introduced her to bees and beekeeping. She fell in love with bees and the fact that tiny, seemingly unimportant insects are responsible for the pollination of millions of the world’s crops. Quite simply a world without bees would struggle to survive.Bees inspire her and remind her that despite clinical depression, she, like the honey bee, has something to contribute to this world. So when she feels like giving up (which is often) she digs deep, and remembers the power of bees and how much they matter.

She recently created bee-related visual representations to remind and inspire her to ‘Bee’ the best that she can ‘Bee’!

Join Sam Nkirote McKenzie, and create your own Bee-inspired artwork!

DIY fluid art

Time: 2.30pm – 4.00pm

Create your own fluid art masterpiece. Also known as paint pouring or flow art, fluid art is a form of abstract art that uses acrylic paints with a runny (fluid) consistency.

The acrylic paints react with each other when combined together to make interesting and visually organic motifs. Paints, and canvases will be provided. 

Rhythm and Spoken Word

Time: 4.30pm – 6.00pm

Poet and spoken word artist Dennis, popularly known as POETA will be hosting and performing an open mic poetry and music jam.

Feel like sharing your poetry or music? Book now and let’s jam! Look out for some special guests!

A different experience, introduction to new brands and innovation

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