This Creative Hub Invites You To Join Their Ramadan Programmes


Warehouse421 – the creative hub for regional artists located in Mina Zayed will be hosting a range of programmes for the public to take part during the Ramadan season.

The activities at Warehouse421 are designed for kids and adults and will take place from 10am to 3pm and 8pm to 11pm throughout the Holy month.

We take a look at these exciting activities lined-up at Warehouse421 …

  • The experimental process-led space Al Rabi’a created by visual artist Shaikha Al Ketbi will continue and conclude on 2nd June.
  • The course is the brainchild of Edward Bakst, an academic instructor with a penchant for challenging the status quo, whose programmes are designed to spark self-discovery, self-expression, brainstorming, ideation and the creation of abstract conceptual designs.
  • On 24th May at 9pm there is A Celebration of Failure, a thought-provoking session that will explore the value of failure as a constructive part towards progress.
  • In a workshop, Drawing Through Recollection on 12th May at 9pm participants will see how the resident artist, Shaikha Al Ketbi, constructs her paintings and images. Participants will first be asked questions to generate imagery. Al Ketbi will then demonstrate how she extracts imagery from these types of recollections and responses, enabling participants to create their own compositions using charcoal on wood.
  • There will be a hands-on-Henna workshop, on 16th May at 9pm, led by the chiropractor, designer and henna artist, Dr Azra Khamissa, that will teach the history and benefits of henna, as well as a couple of practical henna art techniques.
  • Khayal on 25th May at noon, a children’s series in collaboration with Early Starters continues this month. The session features a reading and discussion of ‘What Do You Do With An Idea?’ by Kobi Yamada, as well as a reading of ‘Not A Box’ by Antoinette Portis, followed by a discussion around the power of imagination.

In this month’s films, screened in partnership with Cinema Akil, are two from Japan, which have been handpicked by Shaikha Al Ketbi. The first is an animation Spirited Away on 11th May at 9pm, a surreal Alice in Wonderland-like tale about a lost little girl directed by master director Hayao Miyazaki. The second is The Kingdom Of Dreamsand Madness on 18th May at 9pm, a documentary on the unique routines of the people employed at Studio Ghibli. The film screenings will be complemented with a suhoor for the community and is free to attend.


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