“Strategic” changes at DIDI

Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation has promoted Hani Asfour to the new position of Vice President – Innovation and Institutional Partnerships. He’s replaced as DIDI’s Dean by Dr Amir Zeid (right), formerly the Founding Dean of the College of [ … ]

Art Fair

Abu Dhabi Art gets bigger

The fifteenth edition of Abu Dhabi Art, which runs 22-26 November 2023, will be the largest yet – there will be 92 gallery booths (a few galleries are in more than one section). They include 37 new and 55 returning [ … ]


Summer break …

The magpie team is taking a few weeks to recharge, reevaluate and refresh. Over the summer we’ll be updating the Agenda pages and the Opportunities listings as information comes in, and we will continue with our social media posts to [ … ]


‘World music’: useful gateway term or controversial stereotype?

There really is no ‘world music’. It’s a marketing term created by the music industry to help sell non-Western music to Western buyers. In that respect, it’s proved a useful way of introducing artists from elsewhere to consumers in the [ … ]