Indie in Sharjah: SFP6 returns

The sixth edition of Sharjah Arts Foundation’s annual film festival, which runs from 8 to 17 December, features more than 50 films from around the world – a range of independent cinema and experimental filmmaking that “foregrounds the transformative role [ … ]


G4C Middle East Summit returns

The second Games for Change Middle East Summit will be held in Abu Dhabi next week (14-15 December, plus the BLAST Premier World Final matches on 14-17 December), further buffing the capital’s growing rep as a regional hub for game [ … ]


Small world, big show

All musical endeavours have a backstory, of course. But few have as interesting a context as Small Island Big Song. The easy part first: Small Island Big Song is a touring show (and associated albums and film) that gigs at [ … ]


Taking a Rizq?

It’s always a pleasure to report the arrival of a new gallery, particularly one that looks sufficiently well funded and well organised to suggest a professional and long-lived addition to the UAE’s art scene. This one – Rizq Art Initiative, [ … ]


LitFest promises more

The 16th edition of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature – which is now billing itself “the region’s largest celebration of stories and ideas”, presumably in a bid to escape the confines of the printed page – will be returning [ … ]