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Abu Dhabi government makes space for an engaging Children’s Library Abu Dhabi government makes space for an engaging Children’s Library

A brand new library spanning three floors housing a theatre space alongside, is slated to open on September 4 to regale children at the Al Hosn’s Cultural Foundation in Abu Dhabi. Source: thenational.ae The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi [DCT Abu Dhabi] had announced on 11th June, 2018, their plans to open a children’s library as a part of the refurbished Al Hosn’s Cultural Foundation which will provide entertaining and educational space for children. The facility is spread over 5,250 square meters across three floors. Each floor will be furnished with age-appropriate social spaces that are inspired by pop-up books and the diverse landscapes of UAE which will provide interactive play spaces where the young visitors can become a part of the story. The first floor will be designed as a desert with sand dunes and artificial camels that children can climb on. The second floor is an oasis landscape with a water channel flowing through the facility and a wide range of books spanning from fiction and graphic novels to autobiographies. There will also be a ‘Book Mountain’ at the center of the facility. Children will be offered holistic educational experience vi...

AHA Look who’s here! Puppets from around the world! AHA Look who’s here! Puppets from around the world!

The AHA! moments are back in Ahmedabad! An amazing line up of seven puppet shows is waiting to enthrall children and young-at-heart alike, from, from July 14 to 20th at the International Theatre Festival for Children organized by the Ahmedabad based Neekoee Foundation in collaboration with Ranga Shankara of Bangalore. The amazing and amusing puppet shows as far and wide as Germany, Switzerland, Peru, USA, UK as well as from around India are coming to Ahmedabad in this year’s “AHA!” – a theatre festival curated specially for children. The puppet shows are silent and have no language barriers but they do have a universal emotional appeal. Kicking off on July 14 at HK Hall in Ahmedabad, the International Theatre Festival for Children is celebrating one of the oldest forms of theatre – puppetry. Neena Naishadh Parikh, the founder of Neekoee Foundation, who previously brought ‘Aha’ to Ahmedabad in 2017 & 2018, delightfully shares “Although the upper age group mentioned is 16 years, the performances can be equally enjoyed by adults. The performances would last from 45 to 60 minutes and would have concessional tickets for school students.” Neekoee h...

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Ride for Life: Amdavadi Biker groups come togither for the cause of Organ Donation

500 biking enthusiasts meet to enlighten Ahmedabad about the necessity and responsibility of organ donation by rallying through the city on their motorcycles. ‘Ride for Life’ commemorates the ‘Donate an Organ’ week.The Ahmedabad Chapter of Young Indians [YI] organized a bike rally titled ‘Ride for Life’ on Sunday, August 11 to commemorate ...

Save the dates for the 4th Serendipity Arts Festival

Get set for the fourth Serendipity Arts Festival in Goa in December. Check out the dates and details and start planning! A performance at Serendipity Arts Festival, 2016 (Image Courtesy: Livemint) Planned to take place in Goa from December 15 to 22, 2019, the annual Serendipity Arts Festival’s organisers recently released the line up of curators for the fourth ...

Remembering Toni Morrison, the legendary writer
Remembering Toni Morrison, the legendary writer

“Your life is already artful—waiting, just waiting for you to make it art.” – Toni Morrison An inspirational figure and prolific writer who fearlessly voiced the African-American experience, Toni Morrison passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the a...

The hammer falls! Sotheby’s auction house has been bought for $3.7 billion

275-year-old auction house Sotheby’s has been acquired by businessman Patrick Drahi. The auction house goes private after 31 years as a public entity. The art world waits to find out what this means as the decision may considerably affect the business of art trade. Sotheby’s auction house, the fourth-oldest auction house in the world, has 90 locations in more...

Doordarshan rocks the night with their new Rock music program

At a time where music is coming together at the seams, Doordarshan International is jumping on the bandwagon with their new programme, ‘Rock the Night’. This endeavour hopes to bring the independent rock scene to a greater audience while giving bands a platform to engage with audiences.Rock in India Rock has been a huge part of the Indian musical scene for ...


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Let’s know Shubigi Rao, who has recently been selected as the curator for the 2020 Kochi Muziris Biennale, for her “exceptional acumen and inventive sensibilities” The format of the art biennale to showcase contemporary visual art, across the world is modeled on…

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