LitFest present and future: what Ahlam Bolooki thinks

Earlier this year the Emirates Literature Foundation announced two new senior appointments to the LitFest team: Jennifer Malton took on the role of Chief Operating Officer, and Ahlam Bolooki became the Festival Director in succession […]


Four poets do Dubai …

What makes a poet? We asked four of the poets reading at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s Desert Stanzas evening about the value of poetry, their motivations and their inspirations … Frank Dullaghan An […]


A Rembrandt for Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi will be unveiling a new acquisition in its Rembrandt, Vermeer & the Dutch Golden Age exhibition opening on Thursday 14 February. Head of a young man, with clasped hands is an oil […]


25 to hear: magpie’s picks from LitFest

This year the Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature provides an unmissable chance to see and hear from more than 175 writers across a variety of genres and a variety of subjects. Many (but not all) […]


Nujoom Alghanem to represent the UAE in Venice

Nujoom Alghanem will represent the UAE at the 2019 Venice Biennale. The award-winning poet and filmmaker has been invited by the curators of the National Pavilion UAE, Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, to create a […]


Tashkeel is hiring …

Tashkeel has been nurturing the UAE’s fledgeling creative and cultural practitioners for 11 years now, with increasingly impressive results. This would be an excellent place to be associated with; the atmosphere is great, the ambitions […]