Tag Archives: Art

The Impact: An Open Call

Posted by: @KokoZu
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We invite you to submit artwork for The Impact: an art exhibition that explores conversation around the concept of giving and the charitable month of Ramadan. This is an open call for people of all skills and talents, amateurs or professionals, open to all ages, based in the UAE. Participants can submit works in one or more of the following forms: drawing, painting, photography, digital art, sculpture, textile, video and mixed media. Every year thousands of people donate their time and money to a specific cause, but the reasons for giving are so diverse. What has been your impact on the world and how has the world impacted you? This exhibition is an opportunity to creatively engage the community and reflect on the positive actions around us. How can we share knowledge, broaden our horizons, educate and inspire change? 15…

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Meet eL Seed

Posted by: Deena Farghal
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eL Seed is a ‘calligraffiti’ artist, a blend of the historic art of Arabic calligraphy and  the modern art of graffiti, mixing street  culture  from  Paris  and Arabic  history to poetic effect. Born to Tunisian parents in the suburbs of Paris, eL Seed spent his formative years juggling different cultures,  languages,  and  identities.  Today   eL Seed’s  pieces  have  developed out  of  two worlds colliding, with these  two cultures clashing and blending into one another, to form a new identity, a unique mark and a distinctive style. Meet him in person for his book, Lost Walls, filled with his calligraffiti journey in Tunisia on May 28th  at our Yas Mall store at 5pm and May 29th at our MOE store at 7:30pm. Trust us, you won’t want to miss an opportunity like this! Buy your copy on virginmegastore.ae   Take a sneak peak at eL Seed’s…

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#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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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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