Gardens by the Bay is set to light up the skies as it celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival for two weeks from Sep 6 to Sep 24.
Themed Autumn of Fantasies, the festival will feature large-scale lantern sets of mythical creatures, cultural performances, a food street and a fun zone. Continue reading Gardens by the Bay Lights Up Mid-Autumn Festival with Mythical Lantern Displays
The history of Nigerian art is fascinating. The dawn of the 15th century saw an explosion in the art scene. That century saw the death of Iyoba Idia (Queen Mother of Oba Esigie) which occasioned the carving of the famous figurine. The figurine became popular and placed the Benin Kingdom into the world of arts. Other ancient civilizations also came forth with their different art forms which included but not limited to painting, carving, sculpture, and poetry. Continue reading A Journey Into The World Of Nigerian Art
Cyclists from across Africa will join Kenyan riders at the second annual road race in Kiambu County on the weekend of September 8-9.
The event, held at Tatu City, is expected to attract large crowds of spectators as more than 250 cyclists will tackle the 106km course. Continue reading Tatu City to Host Kenya’s Largest Cycling Race
Silicon Valley-based robotics company OhmniLabs has partnered with fashion designers House of iKons and Honee to bring the first-ever robots to the London Fashion Week runway. OhmniLabs has also engaged open innovation project specialists Kambria to ready its robots for the show. Continue reading Robots to “Walk the Runway” for First Time at Next London Fashion Week
Like a scene from Mozart in the Jungle, classically-trained singers held an “impromptu opera” in the middle of a busy public market in Mexico City this weekend. The August 25th performance of the stirring zarzuela La Tabernera del Pueblo, the AP reports, even moved some shoppers to tears. Continue reading Opera Singers Delight New Audiences at Food Markets Throughout Mexico City
The tenor Luis Gomes grew up in Sarilhos Grandes, a small Portuguese town across the Tagus River from Lisbon. There was only one bridge at the time, so studying at the conservatory in the city was not simple. The only opera theater in Portugal, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, seemed like a world away. Continue reading For Portuguese Singers, Opera Is Elsewhere
August is all about wine in Malta as most of the grapes are picked now. The Gozo Delicata Wine Festival is a great way to celebrate the harvest and experience some of the best wines on the Island. It’s also a good chance to enjoy some local food while listening to some home-grown musical talent. The festival runs from 31st Aug to 2nd Sep in Nadur, Gozo. Continue reading Malta’s Grape Harvest is Coming in Right Now – Celebrate with a Trip to the Gozo Delicata Wine Festival
Approximately 250 students from early childhood to tertiary institutions islandwide have received educational grants from Food for the Poor.
The students received cheques in varying sums during a presentation ceremony at the entity’s head office in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, on Friday (August 24). Continue reading Food for the Poor Provides Grants for 250 Students
With a new flagship gallery and music galore, the 2018 joint European Capital of Culture is putting on more than enough exciting events to shake off its pretty-but-sleepy tag. Continue reading Malta’s Capital Shows Off Its Cultural Side
Samir Constantini would have been born in France, but his Syrian mother insisted on traveling back home to Damascus just to give birth.
Even though Constantini grew up in France, he never lost his affinity for his parents’ culture, including a love for an ancient household staple — Aleppo soap. Continue reading French Demand for Syrian Soap Keeps an Ancient Art Alive