Emirati writer Lulwa Al Mansouri confirmed that winning the “Chart of Gold” award has a moral return before any material returns.
In his statement to 24, “The award is very important, especially since it is in its first session, there is no doubt that it opens the horizon of participation with the group of Arab writers, which makes the writer reach the end. , and it is not specific to a particular land or region, awards in general contribute a lot to building bridges. ” between the writer and the receiver, whether this receiver is a critic, a reader, or simply interested in the world of writing. ”
Lulwa Al Mansoori recently won the Gold Narrative Award organized by the Abu Dhabi Center for Arabic Language for the short story branch of published narrative works with her short story collection “When the Earth Was Square” published by Emirates Writers. The Writers Guild and Abu Dhabi Group for Culture and the Arts, 2020, is inspired by the environment. Localism with an open perspective that deconstructs things, codes and data.
Al-Mansoori added, “When a writer applies for an award and wins it, he condenses several stages of his journey. Awards provide the writer with information, shed light on his work, and make the work more readable. Yes, awards come quickly. Bringing us closer to the reader, Shrink the levels and make us reach beyond the boundaries of geography and beyond our surroundings.” There are many positive aspects of awards, especially the motivation, sense of appreciation and this writer. Especially because he is appreciated in his country. These things play an important role and contribute to increase the motivation of the writer and to progress in his creative life and in his literary creation and giving, strong morale until there is return and appreciation . He said of his successful collection “When the Earth Was Square”: “This collection consists of 19 short stories, which he began writing in 2018 and published in print in 2020. It had many themes related to the earth and space, but this place is at the same time like a magnifying glass on the world. , and in it, I worked on many symbols, including messages that come in the form of recurring numbers in life, and related to our communications in the environment, on earth, in the afterlife, ancient tombs and archaeological finds, as well as our hands of the first man who weaved myths and weaved the most important inscriptions for us. Contact. , and dated with us for generations and generations, and these symbols have become like art paintings on mountains so old and so deep that they must stop.
On the background of his response to choosing the title of his collection “When the Earth Was Square”, he continued: “I don’t want to talk about it, but I leave it to the reader. The reader has many possibilities. I want to work mentally in this field after reading the collection of short stories, and the idea of the title, Also find out why the earth is square.“To me”. As for al-Mansoori’s next project, he explained: “This is a research project on water, in which he will complete his first research project, which was entitled Enlightenment Water.” He said about his favorite forms of creativity: “I write novels and short stories, and I find myself in both genres, even in all kinds of writing, sometimes even in short stories and poems, but I’m not. Dare to publish an anthology yet, although I love writing and reading poetry, I hope to publish an anthology in the future, I find myself in all kinds of writing, I enjoy them equally, even in writing essays and research, whether they are works on philosophy and thought or on language, history, geography. And even works that tend to dig into the effects of archetypes, because I really enjoy the anthropological fields. A certain period, a deeper esoteric writing than superficial writing.”
The Michelin Guide, in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, organized its first food festival at the Louvre Abu Dhabi Gardens in the cultural district of Saadiyat Island as part of the Culinary Season activities in Abu Dhabi. “Saidati” went with his camera to the Louvre Gardens in Abu Dhabi to cover the event.
In the warmth of the Louvre garden
The Michelin Guide Food Festival in Abu Dhabi brings together chefs from 16 Michelin Guide restaurants under the theme of “Discover the Art of Taste”, featuring event-exclusive dishes, “Chef’s Table” demonstrations, cooking classes and a global Michelin Market and local agricultural crops. We are delighted to offer this wonderful experience to culinary lovers in the heart of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Gardens. Discover the most delicious specialty foods, and the art of living in Abu Dhabi. The festival showcases the scale of international stardom.” “Michelin brings together talents from different cultures and showcases different culinary styles. . All these establishments have distinguished their destinations and wowed the guided visitors who represent gastronomic expertise.
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Distribution of Michelin Awards
After that, Michelin awards were distributed to restaurants and winning chefs by the cartoon character of the Michelin guide, where they were classified according to the quality of the food in the restaurants and the skill of the chef: they were: Quoc Hua (Hakkasan, Chinese Kitchen, one Michelin star, Abu Dhabi), and Luigi. , 1 Michelin Star, Abu Dhabi), and Alvin Leung (Bo Innovation, 2 Michelin Stars, Innovative Cuisine, Hong Kong ), and Heidi Birkin (Credo, Scandinavian Cuisine, 1 Michelin Star, Green Michelin Star, Trondheim).
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Importance of flavors
On the first day of the festival, the importance of flavors in shaping the features and identity of unique dishes was highlighted, restaurants reserved their places in the Louvre Gardens and served food to the participants, whose number exceeded 500. An experience that combines the most intelligent culinary arts and the highest quality. Each chef has created a menu inspired by his or her own region’s favorite cuisine, taking visitors on a world-class culinary tour through the heart of Abu Dhabi.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is dedicating its new fashion exhibition to female designers, breaking some stereotypes and shining a light on those who don’t get enough attention.
Although she designed Jackie Kennedy’s wedding dress in 1953, Anne Lowe’s dress, a pioneering African-American designer, is one of the most prominent pieces participating in the “Women Wear Women” exhibit.
With 80 pieces by 70 fashion designers, the exhibition offers a glimpse into women’s couture from the 20th century to the present, and environmental advocacy messages from designers such as Gabriela Horst and Hilary Taymor.
The story of many female designers began in the sewing workshops where women were usually sent, but many of them left their mark at the beginning of the 20th century, including French designers Madeleine Vionnet, Jean Lanvin and Gabrielle Chanel.
The company delved into its collection, which includes 33,000 pieces representing seven centuries of clothing, selecting dresses designed by Elsa Chiaparelli, Nina Ricci and Vivienne Westwood.
The exhibition will be further highlighted during the museum’s flagship fashion exhibition “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” in spring 2024, where it will showcase rare and highly fragile pieces.
The extensive exhibition includes around 250 garments and accessories spanning four centuries, including 33,000 pieces, from a 17th-century embroidered jacket to an Alexander McQueen spring Seychelles dress from the Fashion Institute’s extensive archives. and the Summer 2001 Collection.
A little while ago, mourning for the late producer began Nahid Farid Shawqi At the Police Mosque in Sheikh Zayed, his sister, artist Rania Farid Shawqi, her husband, Tamar Al-Sharaf, daughter of the late artist Nahid Al-Sibai, and her son, artist Mohammad Al-Shabi, were among the first to attend. Sepoy and his wife Aya Samaha.
Producer Nahid Farid Shawqi passed away on Tuesday morning at the age of 73, the same day his body was held at the Police Mosque in Sheikh Zayed in the presence of a host of art stars.
Producer Naheed Farid Shawqi belongs to a completely artistic family.She is the daughter of late artist Farid Shawqi, artist Hoda Sultan, her maternal uncle, great musician Mohammad Fawzi and her sister, artist Rania Farid Shawqi. To director Medat Al-Sibai, his daughter artist Nahed Al-Sibai, and Mohammed Al-Sibai who works as a producer, director and actor..
It is noteworthy that Nahid Farid Shawqi was born on December 25, 1950. He is a filmmaker who has released several works through his own production company, including the film “Histria” directed by Adel Atib and starring artist Ahmed Zaki. 1998, and served as production supervisor and executive producer on artist Mona Jackie’s “From the View of an Eye” and several series, including the film “The American Game” and “I Won’t Live.” My Father’s Mantle, “Morning and Evening Speech,” “Lokmat al-Qadi,” “Nauna al-Shanauna,” and “A Woman on the Brink of Precipice.”“.