Nairobi Notebook

NotebookJackson Biko is our man about town

Facelift for Theatre
The Nairobi Theatre was recently identified by the Kenya@50 project secretariat as one of the flagship projects to celebrate. Kenya Breweries Limited threw some Ksh100 million towards refurbishing the theatre. The Ministry has contributed Ksh40 million to the kitty. It’s been an overhaul: new seats, sound and lighting, stage, air conditioning, entrance lounge, sanitation… There is no reason why it can’t produce another Lupita Nyong’o.

Dine in the dark
The founder Abdul Kamara calls it ‘Gizani’. It’s eating in complete darkness while served by visually impaired waiters and waitresses. It’s new in Kenya and it’s doing the rounds. I attended one at Sarova Panafric and it opened a whole new world of texture, flavours and senses. There is a neck and shoulder massage involved too. Find out where they are next.
Tel: 0709 111 000

Sites to view… ‘Cos you want a holiday but you want it on a deal.
OK, this is shameless, pushing my own blog. Check it out if you’re bored. It’s about life. And people. OK, it’s about life.

Fancy an old-fashioned movie under the stars?
You can’t say you don’t have a plan for Saturday. For an old-fashioned date, please call Serena  Nairobi hotel and reserve a seat in their “Movie Under The Stars”. Every Saturday guests sit in the garden and watch a classic movie while they are served drinks. Tel: 0732 124 457/345