Architecture

How to build a future

Sharjah Architecture Triennial has put some detail on to its inaugural edition, curated by Adrian Lahoud from the RCA and running from 9 November 2019 to 8 February 2020 under the label Rights of Future […]

Design

Detailing Dubai Design Week

The fifth edition of Dubai Design Week, which is describing itself with justification as “the largest creative festival in the Middle East”, will run 11-16 November with its most substantial programme yet – over 200 […]

Festival

Hay in Abu Dhabi: litfest vs LitFest?

UPDATED 29 Sep 19 The Hay Festival organisers have announced that an edition of the eponymous literature festival will be coming to Abu Dhabi next February. Peter Florence, founder, director, and main man in the […]

Festival

The practical side of LitFest

The Publishing Programme is one of the elements of the ongoing Emirates Airline Festival of Literature that doesn’t get enough attention: it’s also one of the features of LitFest that looks ripe for development. That’s […]

Festival

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 […]

Festival

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) […]

Art

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 […]

Architecture

50 To Follow

Here it is: the 2019 edition of magpie’s 50 To Follow. Like most retrospective lists, it’s intended as a conversation piece. We fully expect you to disagree with our inclusions, and with the (admittedly pretty […]

Art

Abu Dhabi Festival: an inclusive March?

ADMAF, the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation, has unveiled a characteristically eclectic roster for March’s month-long Abu Dhabi Festival 2019. This 16th year of the Festival looks like being the biggest and best yet […]