Family

OPINION Music and children: the importance of education

Scientists have always emphasised how equal humans are. But we are differentiated too – through gender and race, through religion and culture. Sometimes these factors have served to separate us and cause divisions in the […]

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 […]

Festival

Barzakh is back

The Arts Center at NYUAD continues to do a good job with its mini-Womad, the Barzakh Festival. There are only five bands and only two days, but whoever is doing the programming has booked some […]

Music

NSO Symphony Orchestra to close

The UAE is to lose its only semi-professional symphony-scale orchestra, The NSO Symphony Orchestra and Chorus are closing down, at least for public performances; the final bow will be on Friday 27 April at the […]

Music

Julius Baer signs up for sponsorship of Dubai Opera

Julius Baer, the Swiss private banking group, is to become the main sponsor Dubai Opera from the financial services industry. The bank says this is a demonstration of Julius Baer’s commitment to the UAE, both […]