Words

LitFest student competitions now open

The annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature student writing competitions for poetry and prose have opened. today. The Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition and the Taaleem Award for poetry have become important additions to the […]

Words

Abu Dhabi Book Fair hits 27

The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) at the end of the month is – amazingly – the 27th such event. Unlike Dubai’s Emirates Festival of Literature , which is very much designed to put […]

Performance

The word on the rooftops

The Middle East’s longest-running poetry open mic event celebrates its fifth anniversary on Friday 24 March. The 47th Rooftop Rhythms includes a Spoken Word slam (the audience rates the performances) as well as a non-competitive […]

Architecture

Finding 50 to follow

magpie magazine is putting together its annual list of the 50 most exciting, innovative and stimulating people in the UAE who are active in design, performance and the arts. In January we’ll be publishing our […]