Quoz Arts Fest Returns For Its Seventh Edition This Weekend

Jan 23,2019

Quoz Arts Fest returns for its 7th edition on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 January 2019. This free celebration of art and culture across the industrial area of Al Quoz is organized by Alserkal Avenue and this year the theme of the event is CTRL+ALT+ACTION. 

The fest will focus on inspiring and educating visitors to learn and embrace small changes that contribute to sustainability across all facets, Quoz Arts Fest will also feature the Asia Contemporary Art Week field meeting, taking place outside of North America for the first time. The two-day festival will include performances, talks, workshops, tours, film screenings, food concepts, live music, retail experiences and more.  The festival is open to the whole family and pets are welcome too. 

Here are some highlights from the two-day festival.

January 25

1:00 PM - Workshop | Lyrical Contemporary Dance Learn a short choreography with the artistic director of Sima Dance Company, Alaa Krimed. Open to all levels. Email contact@simaarts.com to register. 

4:00 PM - Guitar & Gear Swap Meet | One Man’s Trash Got a guitar or some gear you want to swap or sell? Bring it down to the möto coffee shop, where you’ll find free tables and a stage to present, try, and test. Enjoy coffee and meet other music, bike, and art lovers.

5.30 PM - Performance | Argentine Tango Palais de Danse 

7.30 PM - Performance | Short+Sweet Theatre Festival Check out the second largest 10-minute play festival in the world, and catch 100+ plays with over 400 UAE based actors, directors, writers, and production crew. 


January 26

11:00 AM - Curated Trail | Sensational Sounds - Discover how sound at the Avenue shapes your experiences. This trail takes you into multiple warehouses to discover sound through music, the inviting sounds of coffee roasting, and art being made.

4.30 PM - Talk | Rethinking Food Waste - Over the last few decades, our planet’s complex food system has developed core strategies optimizing a robust cycle of deeply rooted food experiences. Madar Farm’s Selma Abualia helps us reorganize how and where we focus our quest for abundance— rethinking food waste towards a resilient, locally sourced, and delicious future for the UAE.

7.30 PM - Screening | Memory of the Land and Screwdriver - The Reel Palestine annual film festival in collaboration with Cinema Akil, celebrates its closing with a premiere screening of the short film Memory of the Land, followed by the feature film Screwdriver (Mafak). Catch a talk by Ayadi Crafts and Pearl Tree from the Palestine Market about the preservation of heritage, food, storytelling, and craft before the films. 

8:00 PM - Performance | Majaz in Concert - For the first Fridge Fringe of 2019, The Fridge presents Majaz, the Bahrain-based group whose fusion of folk, jazz, prog-rock, and traditional music, from African rhythms to pearl diving chants, lends them a universal appeal.


To view the full programme click here

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