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Quidam: Cirque du Soleil’s surreal type of magic

Quidam: Cirque du Soleil’s surreal type of magic

What started as a fire-breathing stuntman and a youth hostel manager’s parade turned out to be one of the world’s most famous theatrical performing companies, the Canadian Cirque du Soleil. Quidam is their ninth stage show, performed on tours across the globe. White-suited figures stalk the stage like decontamination workers after a nuclear accident; drummers […]

Celebrating Stanley Kubrick’s genius in Korea

Celebrating Stanley Kubrick’s genius in Korea

If you’re a film nerd, you may have already heard the name ‘Stanley Kubrick’. If you haven’t, you just did. So read on! Whenever there’s a debate about the greatest film directors of all time, one name that constantly comes up is of ‘Stanley Kubrick’. The director of some of the most memorable films in […]

UAE’s Fujairah braces for its First International Arts Festival

UAE’s Fujairah braces for its First International Arts Festival

The organizing committee of Fujairah International Arts Festival (FIAF), scheduled to be kicked off on February 19, has finished putting all the last touches and agendas of the event. The festival is organized by Fujairah Culture and Media Authority (FCMA) under the patronage of H.H. Shiekh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Member of the Supreme […]

Finalists announced for 2016’s Nature edition of ‘The Middle East Emergent Designer Prize’

Finalists announced for 2016’s Nature edition of ‘The Middle East Emergent Designer Prize’

Celebrating the success of the Middle East Emergent Designer Prize by Van Cleef & Arpels, the four finalists have been announced in the fourth edition. In collaboration with Tashkeel and Design Days Dubai, High Jewelry Maison Van Cleef & Arpels hosted the conference at their flagship Dubai Mall boutique today. Through an overwhelming response of […]

Italy covers nude statues for Iranian president visit

Italy covers nude statues for Iranian president visit

Italian hospitality for the visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has stretched to covering up nude statues. The museum’s naked statues, including a centuries-old Venus and statue of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, had been covered up in white panels, a decision that provoked some strong criticism in the country. The decision infuriated many Italians, who took to […]

Syrian Orchestra reunites for a London concert

Syrian Orchestra reunites for a London concert

Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music (SNOAM) is to be reunited for a rare concert in London. On 25 June, the orchestra, led by conductor Issam Rafea, will perform at the Southbank Centre, presented by Africa Express, and with appearances by Damon Albarn and others. Since their foundation in 1990, and turning professional in 2003, they’ve […]

The Academy releases the 88th Oscars awards nominations

The Academy releases the 88th Oscars awards nominations

As the preparations are made for the 88th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, the nominations were announced on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Oscars will be presented on Feb. 28, 2016, in Los Angeles. The following are the nominees for the best supporting actor Oscar: Christian Bale, […]

Abu Dhabi’s Warehouse421 unveils arts programming for 2016

Abu Dhabi’s Warehouse421 unveils arts programming for 2016

Abu Dhabi’s newest arts and culture destination, announces the launch of ‘Wednesdays at the Warehouse’, a curated program of creative activities and events. Held every other Wednesday evening from 20 January until 27 April, Warehouse421 invites the public to participate in a diverse selection of arts activities including workshops, film screenings, panel discussions and exhibitions. […]

Romanian Photographer captures diverse beauty with ‘Atlas of Beauty’ Project

Romanian Photographer captures diverse beauty with ‘Atlas of Beauty’ Project

Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc decided to travel the world to capture images of beauty in different countries and cultures for her ‘Atlas of Beauty Project’. It was three years ago that the then-27-year-old photographer quit her job, picked up her camera began backpacking to countries across the globe on the savings she had accumulated in […]

Lemmy Kilmister, English rock band Motorhead frontman, dead at 70

Lemmy Kilmister, English rock band Motorhead frontman, dead at 70

Lemmy Kilmister, founding member and frontman of Motörhead. has died at the age of 70. News of his death was first reported by American radio and TV host Eddie Trunk, a longtime friend of Lemmy, and has since been confirmed by several others. Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne wrote on Twitter, “Lost one of my best […]

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