A Click for a Cause

Shangri-La Hotel, Doha marked the official opening of its first photography exhibition, titled A Click for a Cause – #ShangrilART, in the exhibition foyer located at level 2 of the property. The hotel commissioned four talented Qatari photographers to take photos that depict the vividly intricate details of souqs, or traditional marketplaces in Qatar.

Khalid Al ShibliParticipating in the photography exhibition is professional Qatari photographer Rashed Almohannadi whose work has been exhibited and collected by curators all around the world; Qatar writer, blogger and photographer Tahani Al-Hajri, who loves to travel and capture the scenes at historical sites, cultural places, and traditional market; then there’s Khalid Al-Shibli, a gifted nature and landscape photographer of three years; and Ameera Radhi, a filmmaker, founder of QomraQtr photography and, currently, a student at VCU Qatar with a curiosity for photography and a fearless approach to exploring new things. With this event, Shangri-La Doha hopes to cement its position as a supporter of arts and culture, especially local Qatari talents.

Rashed Al MohannadiThe inspiration behind the Over the Souq photography collection is imagining the scene from a falcon’s point of view while roaming curiously around the traditional buildings of Souq Waqif. Definitely worth seeing with your own eyes!

Ameera FareedGO: Visit www.shangri-la.com for more information.


Silks from the Silk Road

Under the visionary guidance of its Chairperson, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar Museums will host a series of exciting and dynamic exhibitions over the spring and summer seasons. One such showcase is Silks from the Silk Road – Chinese Silk Art, at QM Galley, Building 10 Katara, which is one of many exhibitions to mark the Qatar China 2016 Year of Culture.

The display of work presents silk as a theme, and as a special local product of Zhejiang that played an important role in trade along the Silk Road. The exhibition highlights ancient and modern Chinese silk works, with around 100 pieces due to be showcased from March 24 to May 9.Visitors will be able to map out the history of silk and its cultural significance over thousands of years.

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GO: Visit www.yearsofculture.qa for more information.


Shrek -tacular

He’s the big, green lovable ogre that millions of fans have come to adore, and now he’s on the way to Doha with his enchanting family in tow. That’s right, Shrek the Musical will be taking to the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) stage from March 9 to 19, and we CANNOT wait to see it!

SHREK THE MUSICAL - Press Pic 1Based on the multi-selling DreamWorks blockbuster which has captured the hearts of audiences across the globe, Shrek the Musical will entertain families in Qatar with its lavish costumes and great music. As part of its vision to help make Qatar a tourism and entertainment hub in the region, Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) is a proud partner for this production.

Shrek the Musical tells the touching story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Suddenly, a gang of homeless fairy-tale characters (Pinocchio, Cinderella, the Three Pigs and many more) raid his sanctuary, saying they’ve been evicted by the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad. So Shrek strikes a deal: I’ll get your homes back, if you give me my home back! But when Shrek and Farquaad meet, the Lord strikes a deal of his own; he’ll give the fairy-tale characters their homes back, if Shrek rescues Princess Fiona. Go on, join this unlikely hero and his loyal street donkey for an amazing theatrical ride!

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GO: Buy your tickets online at www.ticketmaster.qa or any Ticketmaster outlet in Carrefour. The show takes place at QNCC from March 9 to 19.