The 36th edition of Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF 2017) is set to amaze young visitors and challenge their creative imaginations with a rich programme of live performances, entertainment acts, acrobatic shows, cultural events a series of workshops in art, literature and writing. The Kids Programme this year will be delivered by more than 44 artists and performers hailing from 22 countries around the globe.
A packed calendar of activities and interactive experiences has been crafted to turn the fair into a live carnival of knowledge and entertainment for children and young adults from 10am until 10pm every day from 1 to 11 November at Expo Centre, Sharjah. The best theatre outfits for children and live performances have been handpicked from countries like the UK, Kuwait, Poland, Jordan, Australia, Moldova, Russia, India, Bahrain, Iceland, Mongolia, Syria, Italy and Ukraine, who will indulge young visitors in a variety of entertaining shows and activities.
One of the UAE’s strongest advocates of the Arabic children’s book industry, Kalimat Group, the Sharjah-based publisher of Arabic books, did not miss the opportunity to bring books and young readers together once again at the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival 2017.
With a beautiful book stand and a reading space for children at the film festival’s activity area, the publisher hosted a series of fun activities with books at its centre. Among these was a reading session by author, Sahar Naja Mahfouz, who read out her own Kalimat publication, Ummi Shantat Safar (My Mom, a Travelling Bag).
The fifth anniversary celebrations of the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF 2017) commenced last evening with a five-tier cinema-themed chocolate cake, a large turnout of young film enthusiasts, animation’s favourite characters, social media influencers, and Hollywood’s wonder boy, Jacob Tremblay.
Organised on the last day of the film festival, the colourful celebrations made a visual spectacle especially for the younger ones in attendance. Arranged in SICFF’s workshops and activity area, the proceedings of the evening began with cutting of the cake, and a few words by the festival organisers as the attendees enjoyed their share.
Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah (Sajaya), a subsidiary of the Rubu’ Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators (Rubu’ Qarn), performed its first ever operetta on Thursday. Titled ‘Dreams of Colours,’ the musical took place at the Sharjah Cultural Palace theatre.
Telling the story of a group of colours that unite to fulfil their dreams, the performance from Sajaya was organised in collaboration with Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services, Sharjah Children’s Centres and the Art for All Centre. The event was planned as part of Sharjah’s goal to support theatre movement in the UAE and to participate in realising UAE Vision 2021’s aspiration of creating a knowledge-based community that enjoys a strong position in the regional arts scene.
A six-day cinematic extravaganza commenced on Sunday evening with the opening of the fifth edition of Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF 2017) at the Al Jawaher Reception & Convention Centre.
Inaugurated by Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, President and Director of Sharjah Art Foundation and organised by FUNN – Sharjah Media Arts for Youth and Children, SICFF 2017 features an unprecedented 124 films from 31 countries, as well as workshops, seminars and appearances by celebrated industry professionals.
Expo Centre Sharjah today announced the success of the MidEast Watch and Jewellery Show, which attracted 61,456 visitors for its 43rd edition. The exhibition concluded on October 7 at the Centre, with notable local and international participation.
Expo Centre Sharjah confirmed that the exhibition, which was held with the support of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has once again demonstrated its leadership on the regional and international levels in attracting the most prominent local and international players and the biggest international and UAE-based brands in the design, manufacture and trade of watches and jewellery.
Majid Al Futtaim’s neighbourhood concept in Sharjah is inviting visitors to leave their stress at the door and participate in the exciting Digital Slingshot game brought to the UAE for the first time ever and exclusively created for visitors to the mall.
Shoppers who spend AED 150 at any two stores at the My City Centre Nasseriya from September 28 until October 7 can redeem those receipts for a chance to play and win mall retailers vouchers and mall gift cards.
In another ambitious move to increase Sharjah’s depth and reach of foreign investment, some of the emirate’s most influential economic drivers met with trade delegates, officials and businesspeople from Hong Kong recently, to present the unique opportunities and incentives which make Sharjah one of the most attractive investment destinations in the region.
Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah), the investment promotions arm at the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), in association with Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), and Hamriyah Free Zone (HFZA), with the association of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) organised the Sharjah Hong Kong Business Roundtable where more than 100 Hong Kong and UAE business and company representatives came together at the headquarters of Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Under the gracious patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the 43rd Mid East Watch & Jewellery Show will commence today (Tuesday) and will continue up until October 7th at Expo Centre Sharjah.
More than 500 of the most renowned companies and brands in jewellery and gold work design as well as diamonds, gems, precious stones, pearls, watches, and luxury items are participating in the show which is being supported by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI).
In keeping with the rising number of visitors and tourists, City Sightseeing Sharjah, launched by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) in collaboration with City Sightseeing Worldwide, has unveiled an increased service and announced new timings of its tours during the winter season. Starting from October, the company will organize daily tours from 9am to 7pm.
The company will run five hop-on hop-off buses every 30 minutes – up from three buses every 45 minutes in the summer – taking visitors on leisure trips to explore the history, landmarks, beauty and nature of the Emirate of Sharjah with a 24-hour bus tour ticket.