Festival

The practical side of LitFest

The Publishing Programme is one of the elements of the ongoing Emirates Airline Festival of Literature that doesn’t get enough attention: it’s also one of the features of LitFest that looks ripe for development. That’s […]

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 […]

Family

SICFF returns, bigger and better than ever

The sixth Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF 2018) opens on 14 October and runs for six days. The first children’s film festival in the country (and indeed the region), it’s the biggest yet – 138 […]

Art Fair

Reflection: a new arts festival for Sharjah

Sharjah has massive international cultural credibility already, with the Biennial, the museums, the Maraya Arts Centre, and the Sharjah Arts Foundation. But it seems that’s not enough: this December sees the arrival of “Sharjah’s first […]