NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 2-King Charles III had a chance to interact with Kenyan creatives at Nairobi street kitchen, in West lands Nairobi, and gained insight into the Kenyan cultural and creative sectors through well curated exhibition and meet and greet.

Accompanied by UK foreign secretary James cleverly and British High commissioner to Kenya Neil Wigan, His Majesty, got to speak to content artists in the music, fashion, podcasting technology, and in film sectors, where they had a chance to share the value of Kenya UK cultural exchange and home grown innovations driving the growth of the creative industries in Kenya.

“We were delighted to host His Majesty the King at Nairobi Street Kitchen where he met Kenyan creatives, and we had the opportunity to share some highlights from our arts and culture programmes in Kenya. Through our arts and culture programmes, the British Council works collaboratively with Kenyan and British creative talent to develop innovative, high-quality programmes and collaborations that strengthen cultural exchange and understanding”, said Sandra Chege, Head of arts Kenya, British Council.

” In Kenya we focus most of our arts sector work on supporting creative industries through skills development, strengthening networks and creating opportunities for entrepreneurs and artists to make new work that they share with new audiences,” added Sandra.

Among those who the King got to interact with include Shujaa stories,Epica jewellery,Genteel,and Avandu Vosi,Hosi Studio,Enda Shoes and Black Rhino who have been part of the different Cohorts of the British council creative DNA programme.

The creative DNA fashion programme by the British council, is a programme designed to help upcoming fashion designers, entrepreneurs and industry professionals build successful and sustainable businesses in the fashion industry.

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