TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014 W H AT ’ S O N McDonald’s participates in ‘Beat Diabetes’ walkathon M cDonald’s participates in the fifth edition of “Beat Diabetes” Walkathon under the patronage of the Ministry of Health, the annual “Beat Diabetes” walkathon took place on November 1 on the Arabian Gulf Road. More than 8,000 participants of all ages took part in the 3.1 km walk organized to raise awareness about diabetes, which affects almost 25% of the Kuwaiti population. In being part of this event, McDonald’s Kuwait reinforced its commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle and encouraging adults and youth alike to lead an active life. Brazil Embassy T he official and authorized website to apply for Brazilian visas and documents is : https: //seedv.serpro.gov.br. Any other website is not recognized by the Brazilian Government. Address: West Mishref-Block I Street 116 -Villa 47 P.O Box: 39761 Nuzha - 63058 Kuwait. Telephones: 25378561/2/3/4 Fax: 25378560/5. Website: www.brazil.org.kw Working hours: 8am - 3pm (Sunday to Thursday) Consular Hours : Applications: 9.30am -11:30 am. Delivery of documents: 1pm - 2pm. Kuwait Times Calendar of Events November 8 - Fun Fair - Charitable fun fair and carnival to raise funds for children with diabetes. Held in the parking lot of Discovery Mall in Kuwait City, Saturday November 8 from Noon to 9pm. Telephone: 9664-7490 or email [email protected] 8 - Bark in the Park - Organized by K’s Path at the Al Ahmadi South Public Park. Fun day for families and pets. From 11am to 3pm. Email [email protected] or Telephone: 6700-1622. 8-9 - UK Education Exhibiton at the Regency Hotel. Al Futouh Ballroom. On Saturday from 5-9pm and on Sunday from 8am to 12:30pm and 4pm to 9pm. 14 - The English School Winter Wonderland Bazaar. Held at the school premises in Salmiya. 14 - Punjab International Cultural Society presents Punjabi Sabhyacharak nite 2014 on November 14, at 4 pm onwards in Indian Model School - Salmiya. For passes contact 98021003 or 98021004. 14 - Kala (Art) Kuwait NIRAM-2014 Children’s Day painting competition at Indian Community School, Khaitan, on Friday, 14 November. Clay modeling competition also will be conducted for 7 - 11 standard students. Visit www.kalakuwait.net, or by e-mail at [email protected] or call 99489078, 97959072, 97982935. 15 - Arpan cartoon - caricature competition, workshop with speed cartoonist Jitheshji at Indian Community School, Khaitan on Saturday, 15th November. Caricature competition for 5- 12th Std and adults at 9 am, workshop at 11.15 am. Students can register through https://www.facebook.com/arpankwt or http://goo.gl/forms/u0CQcedoxT. For details: 66784867 / 99794883/ 66610292 or [email protected] 15 - Day Out Fiesta to be held at Wahran Park in Shamiya. Interested in participating pls call 6000-01186 from 4-9pm or email [email protected] 22 - Kuwait Textile Association Bazaar - Held at Sadu House on November 22. 22 - Kuwait English School Annual Bazaar - At KES in Salwa, block 11 on November 22. Tables are KD 20. Telephone: 9787-9305 28 - British Ladies Society Bazaar - At BSK on November 28. 28-29 - Street Fest 2014 will be held at a parking lot in AlShaab AlKhaled area on Friday and Saturday from 3pm to 10pm. Instagram @streetfestkuwait Website: http://www.streetfestkuwait.com/ 29 - 10K Charity Run organized by FSRI at the Marina Crescent. Register at www.runq8.org Email: [email protected] Telephone: 2572-0338 What’s On - Submission Guidelines All photos submitted for What’s On should be minimum 200dpi. Articles must be in plain text and should include name and phone numbers. Articles and photos that fail to meet these requirements will not be published. Please send them to [email protected] ASDAA World Cultures Music Festival to debut in Dubai A sdaa World Cultures Music Festival, the first edition of the only cultural music festival in the Middle East, will kick off on 25 November and run until 1 December at The Meydan Hotel in Dubai. Held under the royal patronage of Mohammed VI King of Morocco, the L’Institut du Monde Arabe and the Andalusian Music Association in Morocco, the new cultural event will focus on traditional Middle Eastern and Asian music. “We are extremely thankful to the King of Morocco for endorsing the Festival with his patronage,” said Maitha Al Falasi, Chairman to the Advisory Board of the Music Festival. “The World Cultures Music Festival taps into an unspoiled area and, in line with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s strategic vision, promotes UAE as the new cosmopolitan cultural hub for the Middle East and Asia. We hope that this will be the start of a regular yearly appointment in Dubai’s events calendar complementing other established cultural events such as Art Dubai and the Dubai Film Festival”. While celebrating Arabic musical culture and traditions, the Festival will promote cross-border cultural col- laborations between the Middle East, Asia and Western countries. The six day Festival’s schedule will be organised around two main pillars: the forum and the concerts. Commenting on the line-up of artists and speakers, Alain Weber, the Music Festival’s Artistic Director, said: “We have been working to bring established and rising talents from the region and around the world to Dubai most of whom haven’t been to the UAE before. This festival is something unique that will cater to all those people eager for more cultural events”. With morning and afternoon sessions running each day from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM, the forum will cover differ- Study in Canada Fair 2014 T he Embassy of Canada in Kuwait is pleased to announce that the ninth annual Edu-Canada Middle East and North Africa (MENA) tour, composed of approximately 20 leading Canadian universities and colleges, will be visiting Kuwait from November 4-6, 2014. Representatives from the institutions will be available to meet with students, parents and other members of the education community, and provide information about study opportunities in Canada. The tour includes school visits and a Study in Canada fair at the Marina Hotel, Salmiya, on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Representatives from the Canadian Embassy’s in Abu Dhabi, Visa Section will also be present to answer student’s questions about the application process for Canadian student permits. Quality education is available throughout Canada, and in each of our 10 provinces and 3 territories has something exciting to offer. Canadian higher education offers superior academic curricula, cutting-edge research, state-of-the-art campuses, and professional and personal experience to last a lifetime. Canada is home to a safe, multicultural, vibrant society and a dynamic 21st century economy. With almost all of the world’s ethnic groups represented in Canada, students interact with many different cultures; this broader, more international perspective is also a valuable attribute that is attractive to employers worldwide. The enthusiasm shown by international students for post-secondary studies in Canada gives testimony to the superior quality of our education system. Students recognize that Canada offers them the opportunity to earn academic qualifications that are recognized and respected around the world, while being part of a tolerant and vibrant multicultural community. Come to discover how studying in Canada can help you achieve your dreams and secure your future! The schools participating on the tour will be: Algonquin College Carleton University Columbia College Concordia University Dalhousie University George Brown College International Language Academy of Canada McGill University Ryerson University Seneca College St. John’s International School University of Alberta University of Calgary University of Manitoba University of Toronto University of New Brunswick University of Waterloo Vancouver Island University For more information please contact: [email protected] Visit www.kuwait.gc.ca ent topics ranging from “Occupational music and work songs” and “Music & Poetry” to “Beauty & harmony of the cultural diversity in Morocco and UAE”. The forum will give voice to key speakers such as AndrÈ Azoulay, Counsellor to H.M. the King of Morocco and President of the Anna Lindh Foundation; Ahmed Abbadi, President of the Mohammedi League of Moroccan Ulama; Jack Lang, President of IMA; Abderrafie Zouiten, head of the Moroccan Tourism Minister and President of Foundation “Esprit de Fes” and Jose Miguel Puerta Vilchez, lecturer in History of Art at the University of Granada. The afternoon programme of the forum will wrap up each day with a sunset concert. Artists from Morocco, the UAE, Tunisia, Lebanon, Algeria, Egypt, Iran, India, Armenia and China will be performing live at the World Cultures Music Festival. Evening concerts will start every day at 9:00PM and entertain the audience until midnight. “Al Allyallah” group, Latifa Raafat, Ahmed Piro, Ghada Sbheir, Lufti Bushnaqand Dhafer Youssef, will be some of the artists who will fly over to Dubai for the Festival. The programme will also feature exhibitions and workshops. AWARE GUIDED TOUR ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY Workshop: Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy. Thursday, November 6, 2014 @ 7 pm. This workshop is scheduled once a week for 5 weeks; classes are 1 hour each in AWARE’s tour of this desolate fort to gain an insight into Kuwait’s history. Fee: KD 25 (materials included). Bus & refreshments provided by AWARE. Please note: a minimum of 5 students is required for this workshop. If less than 5 registered, this workshop will be cancelled. Limited Seats. Prior Email registration is required at [email protected] GRAND MOSQUE Saturday, November 8, 2014 @ 9:15 am. For a rewarding, spiritual & informative experience. This tour is one and a half hour tour and is one of Kuwait’s most famous landmarks. Ladies are required to cover - long sleeves and long ankle length skirt, otherwise the mosque will provide a cloak. If you have your own scarf you’re welcome to bring it. Cameras are allowed. Children are welcome. This tour meets directly at the Grand Mosque This tour does not require prior registration. ARAB ORGANIZATION HEADQUARTERS This tour is a marvel of innovative architecture displaying modern technology combined with traditional artisan craftsmanship from Tunisia, Syria, Morocco, Egypt & contributions from Kuwaiti designers. Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7 pm. This tour meets directly at the Arab Organization Headquarters. USE OF NATURAL DYES IN TRADITIONAL SADU WEAVING By Dr Ali Alnajadah Tuesday, November 18, @ 7 pm. arab org.jpg. This lecture will be followed by dinner. He has been studying natural dyes for some time now and in particular the ones favored and used by the Bedouin weavers in Kuwait in particular and has participated in International symposiums on natural dyes. The latest being the International Forum on Natural Dyes and Weft in Taiwan from 15th and 16th October 2014 in collaboration with Dr. Keirene Canavan of Cardiff Metropolitan University and a Reaserch Fellow for the Al Sadu Weaving Cooperative Society. Advance Registration is required at [email protected] SADU HOUSE Fee: KD 3 per person. Monday, November 24, @ 5:00 pm. The Sadu House is the place to discover the Bedouin art of weaving, its styles and history. Established in 1979 and now renovated it exhibits a wonderful collection of textiles. Souvenirs are also available for purchase in the on-site shop. Perfect gifts for friends and family back home. This tour includes a Sadu Weaving Demonstration. Advance reservations required at [email protected] Events at TIES Center in November Quran Quotes and Tafseer by Hassan Bwambale After reading Quranic verses aloud and explaining them very briefly, Hassan will illustrate the various connotations of some words and phrases to show the literary beauty and miracle of the Quran. The class will involve an open discussion in a casual, relaxed setting with the aim of reflecting and pondering verses from the Noble Quran. In addition to that, participants will get some insight into the Quranic Arabic. Every Monday in November at 7 pm Culturally Relevant Education by Dr Teresa Lesher In her thesis, Dr Teresa Lesher demonstrated that teachers can improve student achievement by making classroom instruction more culturally relevant. In this lecture, she will define culturally relevant education, describe Kuwait’s cultural profile, summarize the results of her study, and share tips for increasing cultural relevance in the classroom. A general discussion will follow her presentation. Tuesday, November 4 at 6:30 pm Ladies Night: Your Child’s Health by Dr Asmaa Farag Ladies and children are encouraged to join Dr Asmaa Farag for a live Q&A on “Child Care: Myths and Truths”. Learn to distinguish between fact and fiction when it comes to the health and wellbeing of children. Wednesday, November 5 and 19 at 6:30 pm (Ladies and children only) Basics of Islam for New Reverts by Sharaf Al-Nisaa Educate yourself in important life issues. This weekly class for new reverts covers important Islamic guidelines in all aspects of life. Students will also learn and improve Quran recitation with tajweed of short chapters essential for prayer. Every Thursday in November at 5 pm (Ladies Only) Islam 101 by Hassan Bwambale If you are interested to know more about Islam, join the TIES Center for information, discussion, and a chance to ask any question about Islam regarding Muslims’ beliefs, acts of worship, Quranic verses, and the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) life. Every Thursday in November at 7pm Italy’s Ancient Foods Reach Kuwait by Sussana Graziano Susanna Graziano will host an enjoyable evening dedicated to Italy’s culinary roots, where the lesser-known Italian regional specialties and their history will be highlighted. Local chef Maryam al Nusif will show the growing demand for a return to simple foods in Kuwait, which can be found in the Shakshooka Market. Tuesday, November 11 @ 7pm Womens’ Rights in Islam By Zeinab Ashry Join Zeinab Ashry for an intriguing look into Women’s Rights in Islam, a four part series that includes the position of woman in pre-Islamic Societies, the status ofWomen in Islam, and the rights of Muslim women in all spheres of life including finance and politics.This comprehensive course is free of charge.Wednesday, November 12 and 26 @ 6:30pm (Ladies Only) Kids Yard Sale Sell, Swap and Buy at the TIES Center Kids Yard Sale. Young entrepreneurs and parents are invited to participate by reserving a table. All are welcome to stop by and support our young business men and women. Also, enjoy other fun games and outdoor activities. This event is a great opportunity to be creative, help kids to clear out old or unused items, and learn some principles of commerce while having fun at the same time! To reserve a table, you must register before November 10. A Kids Yard Sale Guide for set up and sales will be provided when an adult and child register. Price of table: 2 KD for half table, 4 KD for a full table Saturday, November 15 @ 9am - 12pm The TIES Center is the social and educational hub for English-speaking Muslims in Kuwait. For more information, please call 25231015 or email [email protected] or visit www.tiescenter.net.
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