Design

Tashkeel names Tanween designers for 2016-17

Tashkeel has named the four designers for its 2016 Tanween Design Programme. The programme supports UAE-based designers to develop a range of viable products that that respond to the specific environment of the Emirates. Getting […]

Music

Good taste: dinner and a show

It is fair to say that not everyone wants a man dressed as a rabbit as an accompaniment to dinner. An increasing number of people do, however. “We’re working to change the perception of the […]

Film

For the love of cinema: inside Cinema Akil

Cinema Akil is “an Independent cinema platform dedicated to showcasing the best of arthouse, independent, alternative and classic films”, says co-founder Butheina Kazim. So no pressure then. In fact Cinema Akil is delivering the goods, […]

Art

Art on the edge? Art Hub’s aspirations

It’s become a commonplace that centres of art can turn up in rundown neighbourhoods or industrial wastelands, and actually thrive there given the advantages of low rents, large spaces and (eventually) a community of like-minded […]