Backstage is all set to kick-start its short play season 2013-2014 with the first call-out for potential writers & directors.
There will be 2 evenings of short plays for this season. Each evening will have multiple plays ranging from 10 mins to 1 hour in length. While there will be well-known scripts that will be put up during these evenings, we are also looking for original scripts that could be put up as well. As usual, Backstage will keep its aim of trying to encourage new talent during our short play season. Therefore, no prior experience is required to either write or director the short plays. Read more
If you’re looking for that illusive genuinely ‘Made in the UAE’ gift to take home to family and friends over the Summer holidays or for giving during the Holy Month of Ramadan, we’re excited to announce that Sougha has flung open the doors of their first online store this week at LittleMajlis.com.
Sougha is a social enterprise initiative launched by the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, aimed at preserving Emirati heritage by creating economic opportunities for Emirati artisans across the UAE.
Handmade right here in the UAE by these Emirati artisans, Sougha’s stunning range of accessories andhomewares are a refreshingly contemporary take on the traditional. Read more
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is a celebration of literature in all its forms. As the Middle East’s largest annual literary festival, it offers residents and overseas visitors the opportunity to meet famous authors, attend literary debates, listen to readings and participate in workshops. Attendees can also enjoy the many exciting fringe and children’s events that are held as part of the festival. The 2013 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature will take place over 5 days from 5th to 9th March. Read more
The Dubai International Jazz Festival has now grown to an annual icon featuring world-class artists and performers covering all genres of music with an emphasis on Jazz music ranging from blues, funk, swing, acid, rock, contemporary, modern, and fusion.
Mark your calendar from the 14th till the 22nd of February 2013 for the 11th edition; an ultimate nine days packed with international acts from all music genres – with a cool hangout experience in a unique atmosphere at Festival Park, Dubai Festival City. Read more
The Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation is proud to announce the fourth Children’s Art Tent at Al Ain Wildlife Park & Resort January 28th to February 2nd 2013. The Children’s Art Tent is a hugely successful initiative that aims at helping children learn about wildlife, nature and their local environment through the medium of art. The art workshops are free on admission to the Al Ain Wildlife Park and will incorporate various exciting workshops and activities aimed at children between 4 -15 years old.
Professional artists and instructors will be on hand to teach and encourage children in their chosen activity which ranges from animal mask-making and silhouette sculptures. Last year’s event saw more than 3000 visitors attend the park during Art Tent and the 2013 event hopes to be even bigger and better with more activities and more artistic challenges for our young guests. Read more