New artists’ hub for Reem Island?

Abu Dhabi’s Reem Island will be acquiring an important new cultural space for artists, if plans announced at Cityscape Abu Dhabi recently go ahead as promised. The track record of major developments which get a […]

Open call

Open Call: Vantage Point Sharjah 5

Sharjah Art Foundation welcomes submissions from anyone residing in the UAE or the GCC countries for the fifth edition of Vantage Point Sharjah. The exhibition will feature photographs centred on the theme of Architecture and Urban Landscape. The […]


Reboot for the Bait Al Oud

The Bait al Oud in Abu Dhabi has long been a centre of practice and theory for the oud, attracting the best teachers and researchers and regularly producing the finest talent in oud musicians. Since […]


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 […]


Award winners at CultureSummit 2017

The organisers of CultureSummit 2017, the “global cultural leadership forum” which began yesterday in Abu Dhabi, have announced winners to be honoured at the five-day event. They come in two categories – artists-in-residence and ‘Cultural […]


New York in the 70s: what the music said

New York City in the 70s looked like a pretty desperate place: the city was bankrupt, crime was out of control, the blissed-out visionary idealism of the 60s had quickly deteriorated into a joke. And the music […]