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magpie recommends: ten must-see shows

The autumn 2016 gallery season is one of the best ever for the UAE. Here’s magpie’s pick of the shows we think you shouldn’t miss in the next week or so.   The Rose Garden […]


Global cultural leadership for Abu Dhabi?

What is being billed as “the world’s first Global Cultural Leadership Summit” has been scheduled for Abu Dhabi next April. The Summit aims to bring together leaders from the worlds of government, the arts and […]


Photography as art: reimagining the image

The Art Jameel Photography Award aims at establishing a platform of creativity through image making which will give opportunities for established  and emerging artists from all over the GCC. This year’s AJPA has the theme […]


V&A’s Martin Roth resigns: did Brexit push him?

The German-born director of London’s V&A Museum, Martin Roth, has resigned. He’ll be leaving more or less immediately (“in the Autumn” says the official statement released 5 Sep). It seems that the vote of the […]


Dubai Opera: first impressions

First impressions of Dubai Opera from the press beano at a Barber of Seville rehearsal the day before it opened officially last week: ▶ It’s a great size. Small-to-medium (2000 or so seats) but also […]


Image Nation and DIFF partner again on Enjaaz grants

The Dubai Film Market, the business counterpart of the Dubai International Film Festival, has again partnered with Image Nation Abu Dhabi on the Enjaaz production support programme. Enjaaz provides post-production funding for filmmakers of Arab […]