Arlen writes: I an one of the organizers of the Nyege Nyege Festival, which takes place at the Nile Discovery Beach Resort in Jinja, in 10 acres of lush forest on the river Nile across 4 stages for 4 days non-stop. Over 300 musicians congregate from all over the world over the course of the festival, … Continue reading Nyege Nyege Festival, Jinja
Collin Sekajugo of the Weaver Bird Arts Community wrote to say: I wanted to inform you that CAMP NDEGEYA - Sculpture Park is now open to the general public. It is conveniently located a little off the Kampala-Mbarara Highway 3km from Masaka where the growing community for the Arts (Weaver Bird) is based. For inquiries … Continue reading Camp Ndegeya, Masaka
Laurence Alexander has written to us about the Dewe School of Art, a project in a fishing village on the edge of Lake Victoria between Entebbe and Kampala, and suggersts that interested visitors check out the website www.deweschoolofart.com and a short films of the project on YouTube or Vimeo.
I was also recently informed by the creator of the project of the detail around each of the individual components of the project. I understand that with a lot of guidebooks the information needs to be brief - but here is an overview of everything. This includes: 1. Weaver Bird International Artists Residency - a center that is to host and … Continue reading Weaverbird International Artist Village, Masaka
Hi Phillip, I live in Kisoro, Uganda and wanted to let visitors know that there’s a new cafe open called “Coffee Pot Cafe”, and it’s fantastic! It’s owned and run by a German woman who’s lived in Kisoro since 1976 and she also owns the African Art and Crafts shop right next to the cafe. … Continue reading Coffee Pot Cafe, Kisoro
Just returned from a trip to Uganda and wanted to highly recommend readers go to RUBONA (20 km south of Fort Portal and 40 km north of Kasese on the Fort Portal-Kasese Rd) to buy very beautifully made, fair-market raffia baskets. There are all types and sizes of baskets and they are expertly woven and … Continue reading Rubona Basket Weaver’s Association
We were in Kampala a couple of months ago and visited an initiative in Kiniwataka that makes and sell bags made out of recycled drinking straws. They collect the straws from the coco-cola bottling plant, wash and flatten them and women weave them into panels in their homes which are then stitched into really lovely … Continue reading Straw Bags in Kampala