Features - Art & Culture

insight - François Barbeau

Occupation - Costume designer

Costume designer François Barbeau has worked with legends of film and theatre on more than 400 shows, and at 76 the Montrealer’s just getting started.

museum review - Hajj: Journey to the heart of Islam

On JANUARY 26, the British Museum opens its first exhibition dedicated to the pilgrimage to Mecca. Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam explores how this spiritual journey has evolved throughout history.

Articles - Art & Culture

Candace Bushnell

well read - Galle Literary Festival 2012

The sixth edition of the Galle Literary Festival comes to the historic Galle Fort in Sri Lanka from January 18 to 22 with a programme of events to delight and entertain.

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maître d’ - La Mer, Muscat

Resting on the shores of the Indian Ocean, Muscat, in Oman, is a fantastic city to sample seafood, with nowhere more suitable than the aptly named La Mer.

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luxe shopping - Dilli Haat, Delhi

For one-stop shopping offering a huge variety of folk art and handicrafts from all over India, look no further than Dilli Haat in Delhi.

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Qatar National Day

Qatar National Day is regarded as an opportunity for all Qatari citizens, expatriates, and visitors to recognise and celebrate what it means to live in modern-day Qatar.

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New Year’s Eve

insight - Tim Tompkins

Occupation - President Times Square Alliance

With eyes on Times Square on New Year’s Eve, Tim Tompkins’ resolution is to make sure the heart of New York City beats strong all year long.

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museum review - Gunpowder Art

On December 5, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art opens its first single-artist exhibition. Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab is an explosive art project by one of the world’s most intriguing contemporary artists.

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Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

well read - Doha International Book Fair

The annual Doha International Book Fair takes over Doha Exhibition Center for ten days in December as authors, publishers, and visitors celebrate the written word.

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Samad Vurgun, Baku

The journey down one street in Baku, Azerbaijan: the city of lights and fountains, ancient and modern architecture, a palette of cultures, and generations of history.

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