Inside Indie: 28/08/2021

New week, new indie news and events!

Here’s what you can look forward to in the upcoming days:

  • Souk Madinat Jumeirah challenges UAE-based photographers to capture the Spirit of the Souk
  • The Battle of the Arts: Visual and Performing Arts Challenge is back for the UAE’s 50th Jubilee Anniversary
  • Dubai Culture announces “Year of the Fiftieth” as the theme for its 2021 Music Programme

Souk Madinat Jumeirah challenges UAE-based photographers to capture the spirit of the Souk

Credit: TimeOut Abu Dhabi

Get your lenses ready and start clicking those cameras!

Souk Madinat Jumeirah launched a competition for UAE-based photographers to capture the spirit of the Souk, with the aim of inspiring creativity and capturing the Souk’s culture, life, and extraordinary moments.

The competition runs until Thursday, September 9, and is open to both professionals and amateurs from all nationalities, as long as you’re a UAE resident. Participants can use any equipment to take a photo, whether it’s a phone or a professional camera.

The prize?

The creative lucky winner will get the chance to have their photo showcased in a dedicated exhibition space within the souk itself, plus camera equipment too! 

The winner will be announced on Thursday, September 16 via Souk Madinat Jumeirah’s social media channels.

To learn more, click here

The Battle of the Arts: Visual and Performing Arts Challenge is back for the UAE’s 50th Jubilee Anniversary

Do you know a young and aspiring musician? Someone who loves to perform in front of an energetic crowd? Maybe a person who loves telling a story through art?

Good news! Abu Dhabi Culture just announced the comeback of the annual Battle of the Arts: Visual and Performing Arts Challenge, an initiative launched to create a healthy and constructive competition amongst the children and youth of the UAE, aged 5 to 18 years old.

This year’s challenge is inspired by the UAE’s 50th Jubilee Anniversary, where participants produce an artwork or a performance inspired by the unique nature and culture of the UAE. 

A total of nine winners will be announced, comprising three winners for each age category.

Dubai Culture announces “Year of the Fiftieth” as the theme for its 2021 Music Programme

Credit: The National UAE

With UAE’s huge up-and-coming 50th jubilee milestone, Dubai Culture announced the activities of its 2021 music programme organized under the theme “Year of the Fiftieth,” providing a rich set of interactive specialized training workshops under the supervision of a distinguished elite of musicians from the UAE and the Arab world.

The programme will take place virtually from 22 August – 29 November 2021 as part of the Dubai Performing Arts Program via Microsoft Teams; citizens and residents are invited to participate and develop their passion for music.

To learn more, click here

Upcoming Events

Being Van Gogh – Theatre of Digital Art, Dubai; Aug 30 onwards. Tickets required.

Don’t miss the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the life of one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of western art through a 360-degree projection!

You will not only be immersed in Van Gogh’s work as never before, but you will also be able to see aspects of his life and how this was reflected in his art, all performed by an actor, either within the digital performance or live on stage.

Khalijeeness Exhibit – Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi; 31 August 2021 – 10 February 2022. Tickets Required.

Meet the various creators behind the works you can view and experience at the upcoming Khaleejiness exhibit: more than 10 artists bring often forgotten social issues from life around the Gulf region to the forefront with their art.

Have a look at the artwork, tune in to talks, attend workshops, and more!

Every Brilliant Thing – The Junction, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai; Sept 2 onwards. Tickets required.

Witness the interactive and mesmerizing play performance by the actors and actresses at The Junction!

Every Brilliant Thing tells the story of a man who takes the audience on an inspiring journey that celebrates finding joy in the mundane and being grateful for the simple pleasures hiding all around us.

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