Nine questions about 32 Sounds

Interested in exploring the depths of sounds and your relationship to it? Curious about soothing, jarring or extinct sounds? A new documentary (in live film format) by Oscar-nominated director Sam Green is coming to NYUAD on 9-10 March that you […]


Sikka’s back to bookend Dubai art season

After two years of Covid-induced postponement, Sikka is back … and different. Some things remain the same, of course, including the location. The Festival again takes over Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood for its 10th edition, running from 15 – 24 […]


Festival time again in RAK

The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival – which opens on Friday 4 February and runs to 31 March – has come a long way in 10 years, to the point where it’s now becoming established as a solid contributor […]


Sharjah Film Platform awards

Sharjah Film Platform 4 has just finished, and at the closing ceremony the award winners were announced along with the big prize for the winner of SFP’s Pitching Forum. SFP4 screened more than 50 films, including those submitted for juried […]


Finding 50 to Follow

The magpie team is once again putting together its annual list of the 50 most exciting, innovative and stimulating people in the UAE who are making a difference to the cultural and creative life of the Emirates. And we want […]