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Podcast featuring discussions and interviews about the cultural happenings in the United Arab Emirates presented by Hind Mezaina (The Culturist) and Wael Hattar.

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Friday
Feb052010

One Small Step

Robin Hemmings and Oliver Millingham (c) Charlie Field

One Small Step, a play that was a huge hit at the 2008 and 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, is coming to DUCTAC (Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre) next week.

It tells the story of one of the most exciting adventures of the 20th century - the space race. The two extraordinary actors, Robin Hemmings and Oliver Millingham will take us on this journey to the moon and back by bringing to life about 41 characters in a brilliantly inventive portrayal of the space race using household objects like buckets, lamps and cardboard boxes in fabulously inventive ways.

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Friday
Feb052010

George Steinmetz - Empty Quarter aerial art exhibition 

Herd of camels cross the sandy gravels of the Empty Quarter on their way to graze near Wadi Mitan

Kashta Gallery a new gallery in the Jumeirah Emirates Towers is launching with its first exhibition by world renowned aerial landscape photographer George Steinmetz called The Empty Quarter.

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Friday
Feb052010

Sense of Sight - video from opening night


Here's a video shot by Kamil Roxas from the Sense of Sight opening night on 3rd Feb.

Kamil and yours truly, along with six other photographers taking part in this exhibition that aims to raise awareness on visual impairments.

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Tuesday
Feb022010

Prix Pictet 2009 – Earth

Nadav Kander Bathers, Yibin, Sichuan Yangtze, The Long River Series



‘Together, these photographs from the artists shortlisted for Pictet Prize highlight the beauty of the earth we share. But they also expose the damage, deliberately or carelessly, we are inflicting on our own environment. So these images are a celebration and a reminder of the urgent need to change our ways.'  - Kofi Annan, Honorary President, Prix Pictet

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Tuesday
Feb022010

Susy's World - I am not an artist, I simply doodle

The Sad Bat Position

Art Connection, a gallery based in Bastakiya will showcase an artist every Saturday night by displaying his/her work, it is an initiative that aims to encourage upcoming artists to use the venue for the night as a launch pad to expose their work to the art community and media, all in a very relaxed and social setting.

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Tuesday
Feb022010

Pecha Kucha Dubai - Wed 3rd Feb

 

After a long break, the 6th edition of Dubai's Pecha Kucha is back tomorrow, Wed 6th Feb.

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Tuesday
Feb022010

Mahmovies! Let's Get Lost & Nabil Amarshi, Noura Sadaka and friends 

Next Monday's Mahmovies! will have a jazz theme to it. It will start of with the screening of Bruce Weber's Let's Get Lost, a documentary about Chet Baker. This will be followed by a live musical and spoken word performance by Nabil Amarshi, Noura Sadaka and friends.

 
LETS GET LOST Official UK Trailer

LET'S GET LOST | MySpace Video

 

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Monday
Feb012010

Review: The Delian Mode and The Man with a Movie Camera

I watched two great movies tonight courtesy of Mahmovies! at thejamjar. The theme was movie soundtracks and it truly was a delightful night of sights and sounds for me. They also served some delicious cupcakes, which is always a bonus.

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Sunday
Jan312010

Birds who play guitars

This is the best thing I've seen on the internet this week. Oh, how I'd love to attend this exhibition in London.

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot has created an installation in The Curve at the Barbican - a walk-though aviary for a flock of zebra finches, furnished with electric guitars and other musical instruments.

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Sunday
Jan312010

Treasures of the Himalayas at Portfolio Gallery: Thu 4th Jan


The Portfolio Gallery opened last year. It's a cozy gallery in Al Quoz, with a lounge area that includes coffee table books, TV and a pool table - now, that's how to chill at a gallery. The space is dedicated to photography, so I'm interested to see their exhibition line up this year.

Their first exhibiton this year, Treasures of the Himalayas will show work by two Dubai based photographers Ivana Maglione and Lama Kabbani. 

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