Today, kicking off its partnership with the 2017 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, Dubai Festival City opened a unique art exhibition within the centre court of its Mall. From 20 February to 11 March, visitors can enjoy 400 pieces of art created by children from 55 schools across the UAE for free.
The exhibition, supported by Deira International School, showcases art from children from primary and secondary schools around the country. As part of the Literature Festival’s aim to highlight the importance of visual imagery when reading, the children interpreted text from books in line with this year’s theme – ‘Journeys’.
At the official opening of the exhibition, Steven Cleaver, Director Shopping Centres, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, said, “We are proud partners of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature and are delighted to host this unique exhibition where it has pride of place within Dubai Festival City. We hope visitors take the time to enjoy what these talented children have created.”
Isobel Abulhoul, OBE, CEO and Trustee of the Emirates Literature Foundation and Director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature said, “The students have fully embraced the importance of visuals when reading and have been inspired to create some beautiful and interesting pieces for all visitors to Dubai Festival City to enjoy. The exhibition is part of a variety of unique and inspiring events throughout the Festival and I believe it’s going to be our best one yet.”
The highly anticipated 2017 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature takes place from 3-11 March during the UAE’s 2017 Month of Reading, with more than 180 authors from 33 countries, including 70 authors from the UAE and Arab World. The stellar line-up of authors includes more than 120 authors attending the Festival for the first time.
Dubai Festival City anticipates an exceptional response from Emirates Airline Festival of Literature participants and visitors, particularly for the day-long performances on the special Fringe Stage in Festival Square on the 10-11 March.
For more information visit: www.emirateslitfest.com