Category Archives: Art

#BringTheGoodVibesBack

Posted by: @KokoZu
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Take a walk down memory lane at #BringTheGoodVibesBack on Friday, March 4th, 2016 from 2-10pm at Al Serkal Avenue. Bite back into the 80s and 90s with excitement, nostalgia – or a bit of both – during a day of good humored fun. The event will bring together a delicious childhood comfort food market to wake your taste buds and will feature activity stations for adults and children, a line up of musicians and DJs playing old school songs, a barber shop and a pop-art nail bar, video arcade, a vintage music shop and much more; all a tribute to street art and culture from the 80s and 90s. We’ll be there ourselves with our retro-esque display. Can’t wait to see you there! Last but not least, the “Charity Laundromat” will be collecting donations of unused clothes so the community…

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Desert Storm by Noor al Suwaidi

Posted by: Deena Farghal
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  Desert Storm, curated by Noor al Suwaidi (pictured above), promotes musical talent from the Middle East who are breaking stereotypes, bridging cultural understanding and empowering men and women from the region. Rotana Tarabzouni, a Los Angeles-based Saudi artist and songwriter, describes her music as alternative/cinematic pop. Sons of Yusuf, featuring Kuwaiti brothers Ya’koob and Humble Abdul, blend hip-hop culture with an Arabic twist. Narcy (aka Yassin Al Salman), born in Dubai to parents from Basra, Iraq, and raised between the UAE and Canada, uses hip-hop to explore issues including history of art, identity, religion, colonialism, and race.   Interview with Noor al Suwaidi  Tell us more about Desert Storm and your role? I was inspired by my work in cultural diplomacy and by the artists involved to create a platform to break stereotypes, bridge culture and inspire youth. I approached NYUAD’s Art Center Director…

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A Disruptive Space

Posted by: @KokoZu
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We’ve been really pleased with how Virgin Megastore Yas Mall has been doing. It’s been a huge success for us and for our loyal customers. Here’s a snippet of President Nisreen Shocair’s vision outlining the concept, the inspiration and the reaction of this disruptive space. The Concept Virgin Megastore has respositioned itself in the past nine years and has moved from being a ‘record or CD store’ or a ‘place to buy DVDs’ from to a one-stop shop for all things entertainment and an recognizable location for anything cool and hip. In order to reflect those changes, we needed to create a disruptive space, a flagship store, that would illustrate what this newly repositioned brand has to offer. We kept in mind the younger segment and created an environment which was urban and raw, with lots of street art, containers and…

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Sharjah Launch Event

So its been a few days since we opened up shop in Sharjah and we’re just now starting to get warmed up. We will be holding a series of mini-events to mark our arrival and this Saturday, January 16th will be the first one. From 3-6pm, bring your children (aged 2-8years) to the atrium closest to Virgin Megastore on the ground floor to let them explore a set of wide-ranging educational toys including floor puzzles, Magna Tiles blocks, magic tricks, bracelet-making and much more! At the same time you can also explore and delve into some art with artists Fathima and Dose who will be doing a live art installation in-store and in the atrium. We’ve outlined the artists details below. Make sure you pass by, take photos and use the hashtag #WeAreHereSharjah #VMSCreate   Fathima Mohiuddin or better known as Fats…

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Come join us at Virgin Megastore on November 1st at the official book launch for 000000|FFFFFFF d.e.c.o.d.i.n.g;  a stunning book of photographs taken by Lina Farra in 22 countries over the span of 12 years. This book is full of images that attempt to decode the essence of life in our surroundings, and will surely give viewers a glimpse and insight into the lives of others around the globe. Each image enhances the imagination, accompanied by the photographer’s own unique reflections of her travels. Mark your calendars for Sunday November 1, 2015 4:30 – 6:30 pm, at Virgin Megastore at Mall of the Emirates, for an unforgettable night of books, photographs, and coffee! All attendees at the book launch will receive a CD of special mixed music & a 2016 calendar, as well as an opportunity to have their copy…

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