Culture and Community

Charles Perrault’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ took centre stage at the Masrah Al Qasba - Theatre in Sharjah yesterday, taking audiences on a spectacular audio-visual journey created by masterful musical and dance performances. Through a theatrical presentation of this popular fairy-tale, the younger members of the crowd were brought closer to the emotions of love and sacrifice, in a way relatable to them. The show is part of the ‘World of Stories’ series, a collection of children’s edutainment theatre shows running at Masrah Al Qasba Theatre until December 2019.

With an aim of boosting the Emirate’s burgeoning art landscape, Al Ghurair Centre, the GCC’s first shopping centre hosts another inspiring art exhibition themed ‘Stories of the Nation’. In collaboration with W2W events, the exhibition features some of the finest works by UAE-based artistes that reflect upon unity, peace and cultural diversity.

The de-facto international party planner Rena Sindi has for years amazed society with her blend of extravagant, dazzling, graceful, and, above all, entertaining theme parties that she has orchestrated impeccably around the world.

Sharjah’s first outdoor art festival ‘Reflection’, which is hosted and organised by Al Qasba from 20 - 31 December 2018, will witness the participation of  U.S. Consulate General  who will showcase several 90s movies from media companies like Marvel, Disney, and DC at Masrah Al Qasba - Theatre. The festival seeks to offer the local community an exploratory space for artworks, sculptors, theatre, music, movies, photographs and much more.

In honour of the Year of Zayed initiative, Dubai-based artist and designer Farida Talaat, has recently created a cross-stitch artwork in the shape of the initiative’s official logo in hundreds of minute cross-stitches. The monochromatic production features tiny black needlepoint stitches set against a white background of special perforated fabric outlined by a minimalist matte gold frame.