Our carefully curated monthly list of events not to be missed:
- Until, by Ghadah Alkandari
What: Art exhibition
Where: CAP, Shuwaikh
When: thru’ February 22, 2017 There’s still time to catch the final three weeks of Alkandari’s residency at CAP. One of Kuwait’s most prolific artists, and certainly its most forthright, she says of this show, “As I prepared for this exhibition, the mood of my work kept shifting from purpose to purpose. Until love, until peace, until I’m settled in a place I want to be. Always waiting for the big Until”. This is 2017’s big ‘don’t miss’!
- Once Upon a Time
What: Ballet – Musical
Where: British Academy of International Arts (BAIA)
When: Saturday, February 4, 2017 / 14:30 – 18:00 Once Upon a Time is a dance gala of Fairy tales based on the stories from the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson, bringing dances from their classics like The Snow Queen, Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel with a modern twist. In Act 2, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker will be presented with a special ballet extravaganza. For tickets contact the BAIA office: +965 50962809 – +96525623604 Ext. 2177/2178.
- Cartography Workshop
What: A workshop, on cartography
Where: Institut Francais, Jabriya
When: February 5 – 14, 2017 Convened by Alia Farid, this workshop is styled to offer an overview on the history and evolution of mapmaking. The objective is to acquire an understanding of how maps are made in order to engage in cartographic processes. Participants in this workshop are expected to render their own map of Kuwait highlighting territories based on feeling, experience and participation, in any medium of representation.
Where: National Theatre, JACC
When: February 9 – 12, 2017 Based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical tells the story of the Jellicle cats and each cat’s individual quest to be selected as the lucky one who will ascend to “the Heaviside Layer”. This enduring West End and Broadway hit musical arrives in Kuwait for the first time, with the city’s most fabulous cultural stage as its home and venue.
- Marble Poster Design – Silk Screening
What: Workshop, with Haya Al Abdulkareem
Where: The Print Room
When: February, 15, 2017 In this workshop, part of Nuqat’s Studio Nuqat series, participants will learn several silk screening techniques. They will start with mapping out the composition of the poster from geometric shapes. Then they will move on to learning the art of screen printing. They will learn how to create the effect of marbleising through screen printing and give that aesthetic to geometric shapes that they have already composed on the poster.
- Before The Silk Road
What: Lecture by Henri-Paul Francfort
Where: Yarmouk Cultural Centre
When: February 20, 2017 / 19:00 This lecture will discuss the ‘global’ ancient historical phenomenon that was the Bronze Age trade network. During the second half of the 3rd millennium BCE and the first quarter of the 2nd millennium, a large network of long distance exchanges was established and flourished. It was interconnecting the cultures and civilizations of Middle Asia, from the Levant to the Indus Valley, and from Arabia to the steppes of Central Asia.