The Human Capital Forum

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Nuqat have decided not to hold their annual creative conference this year, instead, they’re holding another event titled “The Human Capital Forum”.

This forum will comprise of talks and panels from speakers in different fields, with a common vision to highlight the importance of investing in creativity for social impact.

The event is being held at JACC and I saw renderings of the setup and I think their outdoor area is gonna look super cool surrounded by the JACC main buildings. The event is free to attend but you need to register. There are over 25 speakers so you’re bound to find a person or subject you’d be interested in hearing.

For more information on the event, click [Here]


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Stan Lee is Coming to Kuwait

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Stan Lee, the comic-book writer who co-created the popular characters Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men and more is coming to Kuwait next month. Comic-Con Kuwait announced on their twitter account that he will be coming to their event that’s going to be held from February 22 to 24 at the Fairgrounds.

Stan Lee might be the biggest guest star yet to come to a comic-book convention in Kuwait and they still haven’t even announced all the guests. For more information on this event and to buy tickets, click [Here]

Thanks Hanna-Bell


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Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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The past couple of weekends have been pretty slow but not this one. It’s a super busy weekend so check out the full list of events below:

Thursday
PostCraft Exhibition Tour 2018
Middle Eastern Cooking Course
Singing in the Rain
Vigonovo Pop-up
Show: Catapult
Divan Movie Night: Al Imam
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: The Man Who Wasn’t There
The Matrix Trilogy – Movie Discussion

Friday
Singing in the Rain
Vigonovo Pop-up
Show: Catapult
Three Farms & Barista
Good Game: Magic – The Gathering
Show Jumping Competition

Saturday
C A F É R E A Coffee Festival
Vigonovo Pop-up
Show: Catapult
Yoga with the 3
Guided Tour: The Grand Mosque
Blend of Balance: Here’s to a Healthier, Stronger 2018
Open Auditions: Cinderella
Jam Jam
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: Born to Be Blue
Show Jumping Competition

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For a full list of upcoming events click [Here]

Sometimes events get canceled or have details changed so always double check with the organizers.


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Vigonovo Pop-up

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Even though the popular Italian restaurant Vigonovo closed down back in September, Chef Marco hasn’t really stopped cooking. He’s been holding various pop-ups around town and he’s got one coming up this weekend. I went to the last one that was held in one of the old Behbehani houses in the city and had a great time, this time it’s being held on a rooftop under the stars.

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, book a table before they sell out. For more details, click [Here]


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Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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Qout Market is taking place this coming Saturday at Al Shaheed Park again, except they’ve moved back to Phase I this month. Check out the full list of events for this weekend below:

Thursday
Movie Night: Jalsaghar, The Music Room
Exhibition: Portraits
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: Drive

Friday
Good Game: Magic – The Gathering

Saturday
Qout Market
Yoga with the 3
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: Columbus

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For a full list of upcoming events click [Here]

Sometimes events get canceled or have details changed so always double check with the organizers.


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Things to do in Kuwait this New Year Weekend

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Below are some of the events taking place this weekend. Have a happy new year everyone:

Thursday
FireFlies – Shadow Theater
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: The Assassin

Friday
FireFlies – Shadow Theater

Saturday
Fattet Baba Brunch
Yoga with the 3
FireFlies – Shadow Theater

Sunday
Rhapsody; Ring in 2018!
Celebrate the New Year at Mayar!

Monday
Picnic in the Garden

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Sometimes events get canceled or have details changed so always double check with the organizers.


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Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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Not a lot of things going on but The Secret Garden is back this Saturday. Check out all the events for this weekend below:

Thursday
Alice & Co
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: IDA
Royal Chick: The Concert

Friday
Holiday Decopatch Weekend
Styloplay Court Kingz 3×3 Basketball Tournament

Saturday
Yoga with the 3
Holiday Decopatch Weekend
Clean Eats Christmas at The Secret Garden
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: Joyeux Noel

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Sometimes events get canceled or have details changed so always double check with the organizers.


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Niqashna – Do you support the separation of religion and state?

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Niqashna is a platform for open debates that was launched early this year. Every few weeks they discuss an interesting subject and tonight they’re debating the separation of religion and state. The debate is in Arabic but the Q&A will be in both Arabic and English. If you’re interested in attending (its free), you can get more details [Here]


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My Experience Watching Sting at JACC

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Over the weekend I watched Sting live at the cultural center, it was my first time watching an event at JACC so I wanted to share my experience.

Firstly, I think its pretty cool that we’re finally getting proper concerts here in Kuwait. Although I’m not a huge Sting fan, I do like concerts and being able to watch an artist perform locally instead of me having to be on vacation in some other country is such a great feeling. I really hope this Sting concert turned out to be successful and profitable so that they’ll continue to bring more artists in.

But, I’m not so sure how good a venue JACC is for concerts like Sting. Although it’s a beautiful space, it just felt very formal and stiff for a concert, at least for one like Sting. A concert like Sting should have taken place outdoors, on the beach (like Dubai’s Sandance) or in a large park, like Al Shaheed. The only concert I’ve ever been to which had a similar formal mood to it was Bob Dylan at the Royal Albert Hall, but that was Bob Dylan.. at the Royal Albert Hall!

The second issue I had was with the fact that photos were not allowed to be taken during the event. From 50+ concerts I’ve been to in my life, not once were photos not allowed to be taken. Only one time, and one time only when watching The Lumineers perform, the lead singer requested the audience to politely put their phones away during one song so they could enjoy it. And that’s it. So it was super odd that JACC didn’t allow photos to be taken at this event. The bigger issue is actually how they tried to prevent people from taking photos. If you happened to take your phone out, maybe to take a photo, maybe to just check your WhatsApp messages or maybe you got bored and wanted to check Reddit, the ushers would automatically shine a red laser beam all over you and your phone. So while sitting there trying to watch the concert, I was distracted the whole time by red lasers being pointed all over the concert hall at anybody who happened to be looking at their phone. It was super annoying and it completely distracted the audience who were just trying to watch Sting. JACC, you can’t prevent people from taking photos, it’s just not physically possible to stop 2000 people from using their phones, so why ruin the experience for everyone with these distracting red lasers?

Finally the last and biggest issue I have with JACC is the disconnection between the restaurants and the theaters. Even though they’re located right next to each other, the gate that connects the two spaces is permanently kept closed. So after the concert when we wanted to go eat we were told the only way to do so would be to take our cars, drive out of the parking lot and then drive back into the restaurants parking lot and park there. If you didn’t want to take your car then your only other option was to take a 15 min walk through a maze in the parking lot to get to the other side. When I asked an usher why the gate was closed, I was told for security purposes. Very frustrating.

Overall though, I’m just glad we’re finally getting concerts here and I’m sure things will just keep getting better from this point forward. Can’t wait to see what concerts we’re getting next year.


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Things to do in Kuwait this Weekend

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Busy weekend ahead, so if you’re looking for things to do, here are some of the events that are taking place:

Thursday
Musical: West Side Story
Concert: Sting
Gulf Run Karting Endurance Race – 2017
TEDxSharq
The Divan’s Movie Night: Journey to the Edge of the Universe
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: Sicario

Friday
Musical: West Side Story
Concert: Sting
Gulf Run Karting Endurance Race – 2017
Photography Exhibition: Abdullah Al Kandari (Darya)
Good Game – Magic: The Gathering
Van Boom Presents – AGAINST ALL

Saturday
Yoga with the 3
Musical: West Side Story
Cooking Class Viva España, Viva Paella!
Rooftop Picnic
Yoga class with Cats
Workshop: Cross-Stich for Kids
JamJam Pulse
Q8 Readers Book Club
Cinemagics Rooftop Movie: Days of Heaven

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Sometimes events get canceled or have details changed so always double check with the organizers.


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