This Week's Events Around Town Round Up

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This week, a lot is going down in Kuwait. Here are some of the events (that I know of) that you might be interested in taking a look're welcome!

1. Festival of India
The “Festival of India in Kuwait” is being organized from November 8-14, 2009, under the ambit of the India-Kuwait Cultural Exchange Programme 2009-2011 that was signed in April 2009 during the visit to Kuwait by Hon’ble M. Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India. The Festival is being co-hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, and the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL), State of Kuwait.

It looks nothing short of amazing and you can check out the line up of performers, dancers, artists, cultural exhibitions, etc at this link with the schedule that Al-Watan Daily has kindly provided:

Personally, I am very excited to see the Odissi dance, which has always been one of my favorite Indian folk dances. Just check this video out if you are not convinced!

2. Lecture by Thomas Modeen
Thomas Modeen will present a lecture on "Kuwait School Manifesto ـ 8 Maxims & Designs" on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Al-Maidan Cultural Center. Thomas Modeen is currently teaching at Kuwait University, Department of Architecture and Department of Art and Design, and he is a fellow blogger that can be found at

3. Pecha Kucha Night No. 3!
This is the third volume of the successful concept devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide.
Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.
Check out previous videos by presenters from Volume 1 and 2 at KASA Kuwait's youtube account. Here is information on Volume 3: Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 7:30pm - 9:30pm, Mövenpick Hotel & Resort @ Bida'

PKN #3 Presenters: Farah Behbehani, Ismael Abedin, Dana Al-Hasan, Fareed Abdal, Loaay Ahmed, Teddy B, Abd Al-rahman Al-Terkait

4. Cinemagic Opening
Its that time of the year where we can all slowly peek from our air-conditioned cocoons and enjoy the bright selection of critically acclaimed and assorted movies that the fabulous Mr. Michael Habre delights us with at Cinemagic Productions. Did I mention admission is FREE and free popcorn and refreshments are provided??

The film on Saturday, November 14th is entitled Banishment from Russia (2007), directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev, and here is the following description:
A husband, wife and two children come from an industrial city to the countryside, to the husband’s birthplace, to stay in his father’s old house. In contrast to the old setting, the new setting is Nature. It is a setting of breathtaking rolling hills, the bottom of a prehistoric sea, and fertile land, all lying in the ruins of dislike. It is sad even though it is proud. It doesn’t let on. It will demand great sacrifice. And no one will hold back the hand the father raises against his son. The voice crying out will not be heard. The lamb will not replace the son. For the one who rises the knife has ears that cannot hear, eyes that can not see, and a heart that can not feel. Yet his belief in the “law” of human pride is vehement and inexhaustible, as vehement as his remorse.

1 Response on "This Week's Events Around Town Round Up"

  1. Thomas says:

    Thanks for the plug Victoria...

    More about Kuwait related design matters can also be viewed at: