The 13th edition of Collect, a leading international art fair for contemporary objects, has returned to the Saatchi Gallery in London, and is hosting a dynamic showcase of some of the best museum-quality crafts and textiles by established and emerging artists from around the world, between 2 to 6 February.
Some of the most successful and experienced desert and safari motorsports competitors from across three continents rounded off the first ever Sharjah Sports Desert Festival 2017 (SSDF), at Al Badayer desert with a series of intense off-road battles to take the inaugural titles of ‘Desert Heroes’.
As part of its theme 'A World as Big as Your Imagination’, Sharjah Children Biennial, SCB, is hosting a series of artistic workshops in the Emirates of Sharjah, Dubai, and Ajman, outside of its main exhibition space at the Sharjah Art Museum.
The 18th Sharjah International Conservation Forum for Arabian Biodiversity will kick off on 5 February at the Breeding Centre for Endangered Arabian Wildlife in Sharjah under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.
In the wake of the inspirational and highly successful Sharjah Baby Friendly Emirate Campaign, SBFC, launched in 2011, the campaign is experiencing a major transformation into Sharjah Baby Friendly Office, SBF, to sustain and improve on the previous work to a wider age-group of children, with a larger mandate and a more comprehensive scope.
H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued an administrative resolution No. 2 of 2017, pertaining to preparing Sharjah to join the Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities.The administrative resolution states the importance of environment in determining healthy ageing and encouraging the creation of age-friendly environments.
The Friends for Diabetes Association, one of the health-promoting organisations under the Health Education Department of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, unveiled details of its awareness initiative titled "Sugar Sweet and Bitter." The new initiative, which aims to promote diabetes awareness among school children in Sharjah, runs from 22nd January to 6th February.
The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, SCTDA, has announced the 7th edition of the Sharjah Light Festival, starting from February 2-11 in thirteen different locations spanning the entire Emirate of Sharjah. The chosen locations are set to be illuminated with breath-taking light shows and musical performances that shed light on the aesthetics of Sharjah’s architectural landscape.
Sharjah Book Authority, SBA, has announced that the UK would be the 'Country of Honour" at the 36th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair, SIBF. The announcement marks UK-UAE 2017, a year of cultural exchange between the two countries organised by the British Council. Speaking on the occasion, Ahmed Al Ameri, Chairman of SBA, said, "The selection of the UK as the Country of Honour at SIBF 2017 marks the deep-rooted historical ties binding the UAE and the UK, and our long-standing relations based on mutual co-operation and common interests in various domains."