Abu Dhabi Festival launches ‘The Space Sessions’
Taking place at The Space, twofour54
Under this year's 'Youth at the Festival' platform, Abu Dhabi Festival 2014 has introduced a series of events, providing a platform for young people to curate and programme small-scale events across various art forms throughout March. Organised by the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF), 'The Space Sessions' will offer youth a chance to express their vision for the future of the arts and technology in the UAE.
"We are very excited at the prospect of using a new venue in Abu Dhabi - The Space - for a series of fun, contemporary events for young Emiratis and their peers to share, create and innovate together," said H.E. Hoda I. Al Khamis-Kanoo, Founder of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) and Abu Dhabi Festival.
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The first event, Capital Vibes, kicks off the series this evening. Curated by Manuel Nivia, the event is set to offer a laid-back evening showcasing young Emirati and international musical talent, as well as offering an opportunity to meet the SAMA Quartet, MC Yazen, Physical Graffiti and special guest Hamdan Al Abri.
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On March 12, The Hero Inside Programme: Abu Dhabi presents a comic arts and animation exhibition. Designed to inspire creative learning and wellbeing, the event curated by Creative Director, Trevor Kweku Blackwood, and supported by illustrator Dr Hosni Mojahed and actor & filmmaker Amel Al Marzooqi, will offer an insight into the creative process and illustrations of students via an exhibition by Abu Dhabi schools and New York University Abu Dhabi.
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Taking place on March 19, this event is set to celebrate young Emirati talent in literature, film and illustration. All are welcome to meet Umm Al Duwais, Abu Ras, Nagat Al Eid and all the characters from The Story Mile, illustrated and designed by the students of Zayed University. The event will also display screenings of three Emirati films including 'Safi' by Ahmed Zain, Dreams in Their Eyes by Abeer Al Marzouqi, Khawla Al Maamari & Ayesha Al Amri, and Feeding the 500 by Rafed Al Harthi.
Each session takes place from 6pm-9pm at The Space, twofour54, Abu Dhabi. Events are free to attend but registration is necessary. To register, contact [email protected]