GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Entertainment

 
  Share

Honouring seven-year-old Mahra Al Shehi for her enthusiastic participation and inspiring journey with HH Sheikh Mohammed

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 August 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has successfully concluded its ‘SIKKA Around the City' creative workshops, which ran from 24th to 28th July and encouraged children to express themselves through artistic activities including ‘3D Doodling', ‘Sculpture & Shadow' and ‘Photograms.' For her enthusiastic participation and inspiring journey with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, seven-year-old Mahra Al Shehi was honoured by the Authority with a certificate and gift from the events team.

Mahra innocently shot to fame when a video of her reciting a quote from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed went viral on YouTube, and following a royal visit from the Sheikh himself, she has continued to inspire a younger Emirati generation. Mahra's presence helped to boost participation at the ‘SIKKA Around the City' workshops, where children were eager to meet their young hero, and she also participated with outstanding enthusiasm, creating an impressive soldier at the ‘Sculpture & Shadow' session. Mahra was among 150 children, plus Dubai Culture employees and their kids, who attended the free workshops at City Walk.
Fatma Al Jallaf, Acting Events Manager at Dubai Culture, commented: “We are pleased that our workshops attracted such high participation, as one of our key aims was to reach as many children as possible in our ongoing efforts to encourage expression through artistic activities and promote art as a means of cultural enhancement. We are particularly delighted to be honouring Mahra Al Shehi, whose enthusiastic participation captured the spirit of the initiative and proved once again that Dubai is full of young, promising talent. One of Dubai Culture's key mandates is to nurture such talent, and our workshops were carefully designed to achieve just this.”

Workshop participants were guided by a team of artists who have been expertly trained in creative teaching methodologies, ensuring that they enjoyed an enriching experience while engaging in hands-on art making activities during the summer break. At the ‘3D Doodling' workshop, children had fun using 3D pens to bring drawings to life by creating free form sculptures, at the ‘Sculpture & Shadow' workshop they played with sculpting free-standing human figures and casting shadows, and at the ‘Photograms' workshop they discovered a new approach to photography.

The ‘SIKKA Around the City' initiative reflects Dubai Culture's commitment to supporting and empowering a new creative generation, and forms part of the Authority's extension of the ‘SIKKA Art Fair' – the flagship event under the Dubai Art Season umbrella. The broadened programme aims to strengthen the cultural and creative fabric of Dubai by exposing new segments of the community to the joys of art.

Dubai Culture aims to enhance Dubai's cultural scene and draw attention to the Emirate's rich heritage with a variety of initiatives that take place throughout the year. The Authority's mandate is to build bridges of constructive dialogue between different civilisations and cultures through enriching initiatives that benefit the Emirate's citizens, residents and visitors



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 6911 times
Posted on : Wednesday, August 2, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Simple Ways to Adapt Your TV Commercials for Facebook and Instagram
Next Story : Emaar Entertainment launches record-breaking addition, with 820 panel, flexible OLED screen
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Sports Bras Banishing Bounce by 83% arrive in store
AIGNER Love
New Year, New Skincare!
Michael Kors Presents Spring 2018 Watches
Signature Scents for Your Home
Spring/Summer 18' Beauty Picks from Missha Cosmetics
Garden Party Style and Cult Classics: Swatch Launches Spring-summer 2018 Collection
Marine Torpilleur Military made for men who chart their own destiny
Shimmering Gilda takes on a silvery sheen
Corum Bubble Art For Those Who Appreciate A Work Of Art
Mido's Baroncelli Prisma - A sparkling play of prisms enhanced by 51 diamonds'
The Trésor Collection
Malabar Gold & Diamonds strengthens its global position as a leading jewellery r...
New Year – New Savings now with Al-Futtaim Honda
Samsung Electronics' 2018 Smart TVs Become First to be Industry-Certified for En...
ESC's INDIASOFT to Bring Over 400 ICT Foreign Buyers To Bengaluru
“12th Edition of SNF's Family Fun Fair”
Dubai Culture Organises ‘Carnival of Ideas'
EUROSTAR presents seven global tech majors at CABSAT 2018
Nissan reaffirms importance of electrification at World Future Energy Summit
Nissan and NASA extend research into autonomous mobility services
The Balmain de Balmain Moon Phase Collection - loves personalisation to the moon...
Dubai Tour team line-up announced: 16 teams of seven riders at the start
Defender Lives on: Land Rover Launches V8 Edition To Celebrate 70th Anniversary
Womenswear Preview and Showroom Connection: WHITE Man & Woman's Formula Bets on ...
5 Different Types of Denim and How to Wear Them
Governments to Signal Support for IRENA Key Role in Global Energy Transformation
HH Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum opens CABSAT 2018
Dubai Outlet Mall celebrates DSF 2018 with amazing attractions for shoppers
Sophie's Café brings all the goodness to Barsha Neighbourhood
His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum Visits du's Stand on ...
Tommy Hilfiger Announces Fall 2017 Watches Collection
Masdar unveils locally manufactured all-electric Eco-Bus at Abu Dhabi Sustainab...
Dubai's Star Business Centre becomes the first commercial centre to accept crypt...
IRENA Commission to analyse how energy transformation driven by renewables will ...
Ahlan Business Class Lounge by Dubai International Hotel wins Priority Pass Midd...
British Group GFG Alliance makes binding offer to buy Aluminium Dunkerque from R...
Krypto Labs named Strategic Partner for World Future Energy Summit's CLIX
Bleu Blanc by David Myers announces its Friday Brunch and unique spa and dine Va...
Seamaster Olympic Games Collection
ENEC CEO: Barakah will be the first nuclear energy plant in the Arab world, sett...
11th World Future Energy Summit Opens its Doors in Abu Dhabi
Launching Scheme of Projects and Initiatives that Enforce Water and Electricity ...
LG Electronics Earns CES 2018 Best TV Product Honors for LG AI OLED TV
British Airways launches sale across all cabins for travel until December 12, 2018
Masdar Institute and Cleanergy Partner in Research on Thermal Energy Storage for...
Dubai Hospital advocates importance of early detection of kidney disease.
Autonomous vehicle specialist NAVYA to realise expansion of Masdar City sustain...
2018 ‘Camel Trek' of the UAE embarks from ‘Empty Quarter' in Abu Dhabi
Eighth General Assembly of International Renewable Energy Agency Kicks Off in Ab...