DONETSK: In a grungy cellar bar, a young crowd sings along to a melancholy ballad in Ukrainian. Nothing unusual here -- except that the concert is taking place in the stronghold of Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian language has faced an unofficial ban here since war broke out between separatists and Kiev's forces more than four years ago. "Promise me that tomorrow will come for sure," a female vocalist sings to acoustic guitar in the city of Donetsk, the rebels' de facto capital, with…
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will begin issuing visas to visitors to attend sporting and cultural events from December, officials said Tuesday, a first for the kingdom as it seeks to kick start tourism. "Saudi Arabia will open up its borders to fans of live sport, music and culture for the first time with the launch of a new online visa process dedicated to welcoming international tourists," the kingdom’s General Sports Authority said. The new visa process will be first introduced in December for a Formula E motor racing…
KARACHI:Students from Deaf Reach School within the age bracket of 13-17 celebrated “World Peace Day” at Lincoln Corner, Pakistan American Culture Centre Karachi.
If you’ve ever had a career in the arts, or know someone who has, you are likely aware that saying the word “Macbeth” inside a theatre is strictly taboo unless one is rehearsing or in the midst of performing Shakespeare’s dark tragedy.
LONDON: The original drawing of an iconic literary illustration depicting Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends playing "poohsticks" sold at auction in London on Tuesday for a record-breaking £314,500 ($490,470 or 399,170 euros).
LONDON: To download or not to download, perchance to stream... that is the question a new digital project hopes to solve by making performances of Shakespeare's plays available to a global audience on demand for the first time.
ABU DHABI: The Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi offered a peek Sunday of several artworks which will be displayed at its Guggenheim museum, set to open in 2017.