Culture and Community

The region’s biggest cultural festival will venture into the world of publishing this year, with the launch of Sole magazine. A key-content element of the annual Sole DXB festival, the magazine has evolved into a stand-alone project with a longer format that will explore and promote global street culture through fashion, music, art and urban sport features curated by internationally recognised contributors.

Masrah Al Qasba – Theatre has rolled out the yearlong ‘World of Stories’, in Al Qasba, Sharjah, with a show of the 20th century classic, Peter Pan, that drew large crowds and left its youngest audiences completely mesmerised.

A musical performance titled ‘In Memory of Zayed’ was performed by 66 members of Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah, a subsidiary of the Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators, at the Sharjah Cultural Palace yesterday (Thursday).

One of the most striking aspects of literature is its highly developed sense of genre. While literary work can broadly be classified as poetry, prose, and drama, but also sub-genres, especially within the novel, now the most popular literary form has classifications like crime, romantic, historical or horror.

“Without translation, we would live in an island of isolation”. This was the prevailing thought with which the session began. Gracing the stage during Sharjah International book Fair was Hannah Fielding, an award-winning contemporary Romance fiction writer. She was born in Egypt, spoke to her nanny in French and parents in English.