Sunday, November 19, 2017

Glad Rags

Members of the local social media community based mostly in Dubai and Northern Emirates have pooled their resources to launch the first urban festival – TwingeDxb. Being organised by Sphere Events and hosted by the community’s favourite fusion restaurant, WildPeeta Open Spaces, the festival is scheduled to run every evening from 6pm between 10 and 16 December 2011.

Free to attend, like all community events, TwingeDxb will focus on the local cultural talent including arts, music, drama, comedy, fashion, books and movies. The backdrop of the event will feature the work of local painter, Noha Mourad and photographer, Catalin Marin, known better as @momentaryawe.

Festival founder, Sherif Abaza of Sphere Events said, “We have a lot of talent here and some of them just don’t have the resources to promote themselves. All of the work that will be displayed or performed will be original material. We also know that there are people in this community that are not aware of what is available locally and that they do not necessarily need to head internationally when it’s right here on the doorstep.”

The event launches with ‘Praise for Prose’ headlined by Alexander McNabb, author, Olives. It will also coincide with the second anniversary of the TwitBookClub. The line-up includes:

Dec 10

Prose and Reading Night featuring local writers Alexander McNabb, Frank Dullaghan, and Sultan al Darmaki supported by the local Twit Book Club

Dec 11

Rhythm sessions featuring Lauren Nieuwland, Gongsters and Sach Holden among others

Dec 12

Passion for Fashion featuring Sartori Sartori and Love Soni Jewellery

Dec 13

Laughter therapy featuring local standup comedians from Dubomedy featuring Ali Al Sayed, Mina Liccione, Andrew Reynolds, Omar Ismail, Ismail Seddiqui and Salman Qureshi

Dec 14

Drama in Dubai featuring short sketches from some of the local dramatists and variety entertainers We Are Firestorm

Dec 15

Magic of Poetry featuring recitations from the poets of the local Poeticians Society

Dec 16

Reels of Dubai featuring some of the local artists' short films from Shahid Azam, Faisal Hashemi and Beno Zaradzic acclaimed Time Lapse of Abu Dhabi

 

You can get more information by connecting with the organisers on Twitter, Facebook or their website.

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