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

Get stuck in!

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

Tickets are available at the the gate 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:

Dotilism

Making art from dots

Plan it up

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

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

Zola Foods is a sustainable health food brand that supports female farmers
and preserves biodiversity. Join us to learn how to make your own superfood goodies to add a touch of healthy eating into your daily lifestyle.

Wrap your crown

Afrikan women from various cultures have wrapped their crowns in gorgeous fabrics to send messages, adorn themselves and honour their destinies.In this workshop, we will learn the cultural significance of our heads and of wrapping in some Afrikan cosmologies (yes, of our heads), contemplate ways in which we honour our crowns, and execute 3 different headwrap styles of varying creative execution. You will leave the workshop more confident in your Afrikan crown, with handling some of the tricky parts of wrapping, and knowing what to do with what remains after you sew a dress. Step out, wrap and rep your crown. *carry a leso/khanga with you to wrap your crown with. Some will also be available for sale at the workshop

Decoupage

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

Our creative self is such an amazing resource, it is connected to our female energy. The creative self has not been nurtured in our education; we have mostly learnt how to push it down to favour performance and concentrating on the outcome of our life goals (high grades, high paying jobs, being successful in marriage and work life), which is male energy. Focussing 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!

Investor for business

OTA is HEVA’s programmatic focus on Women in Creative Enterprise. OTA presents a  workshop on “Basics of Management and Investor Readiness for Creative Businesses.” In this workshop, our facilitators will take attendees
through an interactive session covering basics of brand development, business strategy, financial management and preparing for external investment.

Handlettering

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

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

Drawing, Carving, Printmaking & Digital Design

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.

Create Your Own Crown

Woodblock printing on variety on paper mediums

A different experience, introduction to new brands and innovation

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