10 interesting facts about poetry and poets
What is poetry? Poetry, also known as verse, is a type of literature that utilises sound and images to express ideas and feelings. There are various types of poetry, from haikus, limericks, riddles, sonnets and so on. The earliest form of poetry was called epic poems, and it dates... Read more
Facebook unites Van Gogh’s Sunflowers paintings in 360 video
In 1888/89 in Arles, France, one of the most famous figures in art history, Vincent van Gogh, produced one the most famous series of paintings ever made – Sunflowers. Located in world-leading galleries across the globe, the five paintings have never been united – until now. Today, for the... Read more
5 wall colours that will help you fall asleep
Colour absolutely plays a role in how you feel. Think about how great you feel when you wear that little red dress. Some colours are considered soothing and relaxing, which makes them great choices if you want to turn your bedroom into a place that induces great sleep and... Read more
Over 2 million visitors in Italy check out 3D replica of Syria’s historic Palmyra Arch of Triumph made with UAE support
Over two million spectators have visited the 3D replica of Syria’s historic Palmyra Arch of Triumph in just two days as it made its fourth stop in the Italian city of Arona, Sicily, on the sidelines of the G7 summit, where it remains on display until July 30, 2017.... Read more
12 powerful and inspiring moments captured in history
Powerful and moving moments in history captured through a lens… Job hunting in the 1930’s Testing a bulletproof vest, 1923 The burning monk, 1963 The marine and the kitten, Korean War, 1952 The remains of the astronaut Vladimir Komarov, a man who fell from space, 1967 Theodore Roosevelt’s diary... Read more
If you have a daughter, you have to check this book out
Packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past to the present, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a real-life children’s fairy tale book, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.  From Elizabeth I to Serena Williams, each fairy... Read more
Christie’s to auction rare page of blue Koran on April 27
A rare page from the blue Koran will be the highlights of Christie’s spring auction of the art of the Islamic and Indian worlds in London on April 27, 2017. The auction will offer a page from only two known Kufic Korans ever published on blue vellum with gold... Read more
Emirati heritage promoted at Design Days Dubai 2017
Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) commissioned two young Emirati interior designers Alya Al Ghafeli and Jawaher Al Khayyal to create its stand for Design Days Dubai 2017. The stand is an evocative representation of the UAE’s heritage. Dubai Culture’s stand for Design Days Dubai which ended on... Read more
Speedex to host DIY string art workshop on March 15
The next Speedex Creative Morning (DIY string art workshop) will be held at 10.30am on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Speedex, opposite Unimix cement factory, Al Quoz 4, Dubai. String art is a DIY project characterised by an arrangement of coloured thread strung between points to form geometric patterns... Read more
Christie’s Dubai to auction 6 works by Mahmoud Saïd
Christie’s Dubai will put a strong focus on the Egyptian master Mahmoud Saïd (1897-1964) in March, for its spring sale season by including six exceptional works into the auction, launching the catalogue raisonné of Mahmoud Said, the first ever published catalogue raisonné for any Middle Eastern artist and holding... Read more