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									                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ARAB TIMES, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2013


                                                                                 Fresh designs, creativity abound on and off catwalk

Explore London where food, fashion and fun meet
LONDON, Feb 16, (RTRS): London’s                             London, known locally as                     (                week hangout for those in the busi-          a vintage find — Clerkenwell Vintage
Autumn/Winter 2013 Fashion Week             8 pm: The Victoria and Albert             “Liberty’s”. The department store’s             5 pm: Around the corner is the             ness. Go late doors to soak in the           Fashion Fair (www.clerkenwellvin-
runs from Feb 15 — Feb 19 and is one      Museum of art and design houses the         founder nurtured the Arts and Crafts         Royal Academy of Arts where you               atmosphere. The gallery, created by takes place on
of the best times to visit the British    world’s largest dress collection and is     and Art Nouveau scene and it is              can admire Japanese sculptor Mariko           Turner Prize winner Martin Creed, is         the Sunday of Fashion Week at the
capital, abuzz with fresh designs and     a must-see for fashion fiends. On           famed for its floral and graphic             Mori’s critically acclaimed exhibition        one of Sketch’s five spaces and is at        beautiful Old Finsbury Town Hall.
creativity on and off the catwalk.        Fridays visitors can enjoy live per-        prints. Nowadays Liberty’s Tudor-            “Rebirth”.                                    once an exhibition, an artwork and a            4 pm: Stop by the brutalist
  Reuters correspondents with local       formances, installations, cutting-edge      style beams are home to irresistible         (                     restaurant. (              Barbican to experience what it’s like
knowledge show how to make the            fashion, debates and guest DJs at the       designer collections. Get a blow-dry            6 pm: Tuck into a pre-theatre                               Sunday                      to control the rain in Random
most of a short visit to the British      museum’s late-night exhibition open-        and manicure worthy of London                ceviche at the Peruvian restaurant of                                                      International’s popular art installa-
capital and where to find good food,      ing.                                                                                                                                      11:30 am: Join the long line of
                                                                                      Fashion Week’s front rows in the             the moment Lima before catching               hipsters queuing at the inconspicuous        tion. (
fun and of course fashion.                               Saturday                     atelier of celebrity colourist Josh          Helen Mirren resume the role that                                                             7 pm: Round off your trip with
                                                                                                                                                                                 door of the Breakfast Club tucked
                 Friday                      9 am: Wake up bright and early to        Wood, recently launched in store.            won her an Oscar in 2006. In a limit-         away on Artillery Lane in                    some modern British food at trendy
   6 pm: Whether you’ve just              get nimble with a reformer pilates          (                          ed season, she stars as Queen                 Spitalfields.                                Hix at the Tramshed, run by seasoned
checked into your hotel or spent the      class at Ten Pilates in up-market              4 pm: For more avant-garde                Elizabeth II in “The Audience” — a               If you find yourself there in the         English chef and restaurateur Mark
day devouring designs from the cat-       Mayfair. There’s no subscription or         designer pieces, sashay down to              play about the monarch’s private              evening, sneak behind the big SMEG           Hix. Not one for vegetarians, the
walk, celebrate the first day of shows    joining fee, so it’s perfect for those      Dover Street Market near Green Park          meetings with British prime minis-            fridge door — and you’ll be in base-         menu is cheekily echoed in a large,
with oysters. A stone’s throw away        passing through town. Don’t overdo          underground station. Brainchild of           ters. (                    ment speakeasy The Mayor Of                  specially commissioned art work by
from Somerset House — where most          it — make sure you choose the right         Comme des Garcons founder Rei                (                     Scaredy Cat Town. (www.thebreak-             British artist Damien Hirst in the
of the fashion action happens —           class out of beginner, intermediate         Kawakubo, it stocks London Fashion              10:30 pm: The stunningly                                    middle of the restaurant — a cockerel
you’re bound to run into a few fash-      and advanced. (          Week favourites Christopher Kane,            designed Sketch restaurant and bar on            1 pm: The London fashion experi-          perched on a cow in a glass tank of
ionistas out on the town. (www.j-            11:30 am: Head to Liberty                Erdem and Simone Rocha.                      Conduit Street is sure to be a fashion        ence would not be complete without           formaldehyde.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sixth Form Intro at ESF: The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              English School Fahaheel will hold a spe-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cial Introductory evening for prospective
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sixth Form students and their parents on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Feb 18 at the Lloyd Webber Theatre. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              event has been organized by Sixth Form
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The evening will provide information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              on courses offered at ESF and the exten-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              sive counseling services offered to stu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              dents when applying to Universities.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              KLT auditions: Auditions for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kuwait Little Theatre’s (KLT) summer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              musical ‘Grease’ will be held at the the-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              atre on Monday Feb 18, from 7-9pm. For
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              more information log on to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Feb 19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              KTAA meeting: The Kuwait Textile
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Arts Association under the auspices of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sadu House cordially invites you to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              presentation: “Al Bisht: the Elegant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Traditional Men’s Cloak of the Gulf”.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In this month of celebrating Kuwait’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              proud heritage and independence we are
                                                    John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono poses at the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, central Germany. (AP)                                                                           delighted to have Reyad Al Baghli speak
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              about one of Kuwait’s oldest trades started
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              by his family more than 150 years ago.
              Yoko Ono retrospective opens in Frankfurt                                                                                                                                                                       Come learn about the history of the bisht,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              how and when to wear one and how the
The largest-ever retrospective of            And the two famously staged “Bed-           The exhibition, entitled “Half-a-wind        A number of large-scale installa-          Lennon “used to say to me: ‘bring me         delicate gold braiding “zari” is woven into
works of Yoko Ono, once described         Ins” in 1969 as a non-violent protest       show. A retrospective”, surveys              tions and recent works are also on            some truth’.”                                every bisht.
by her late husband John Lennon as        against war.                                around 200 objects, films, spatial           display and Ono has also developed               “We artists have the dignity to tell        Doors open on Tuesday, Feb 19 at the
“the most famous unknown artist in           But Ono, born on Feb 18, 1933,           installations, photographs, drawings         a new work — the installation and             the truth to the people, unlike politi-      Sadu House at 6:00 pm for 6:30 pm start.
the world”, opened Friday in              was an avant-garde conceptual artist        and textual pieces from the past 60          performance “Moving Mountains” —              cians,” she said.                            RSVP: or SMS
Frankfurt’s Schirn Kunsthalle.            in her own right long before she met        years of Ono’s career.                       specifically for the Frankfurt exhibi-           “But we only know half the truth.         97584757. Location: Al Sadu House, Gulf
   Ono, who turns 80 next week, “is a     Lennon and was associated with the             It pays particular attention to works     tion.                                         The other half is invisible. You have to     Road in front of the National Museum,
unique, indeed perhaps even a myth-       likes of composer John Cage and the         from the 1960s and 1970s, featuring             Curator Ingrid Pfeiffer said Ono’s         imagine it, you are the creator, you         Kuwait City, Kuwait.
ical figure, not only in the art world,   founder of the Fluxus contemporary          groundbreaking works such as the             work “often tends toward the immate-          have to participate. You change the                       ❑       ❑        ❑
but in the field of music and the peace   art movement, George Maciunas.              “Instructions for Paintings” first shown     rial, the substance of which consists         world by being yourself.”
and feminist movements as well,” said        “She is familiar to practically every-   in 1961 and 1962 and the perform-            to a lesser extent of objects and                The exhibition runs in Frankfurt until    AWARE diwaniya: “The AWARE
the museum’s director Max Hollein.        one, yet only very few people are fully     ance “Cut Piece” from 1964, in which         installations but to a significant            May 12 after which it will tour to           Center cordially invites you to its
   Most people probably know Ono as       aware of the outstanding artistic oeu-      the audience was invited to cut the          degree of ideas and texts. It is not          Denmark and Austria and then move            diwaniya presentation entitled, “History
the wife and widow of the Beatle,         vre she has created. Yoko Ono’s 80th        clothes from the artist’s body with          easily presented.”                            to the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao           Of Kuwait’s Democracy,” by Albara
John Lennon who was shot dead out-        birthday offers us an ideal opportunity     sharp scissors while she sat on the             Ono, wearing her trademark sun-            in Spain. (AFP)                              Alwohaib on Tuesday Feb 19, at 7:00pm.
side his New York apartment in 1980.      to change that,” Hollein said.              stage.                                       glasses, told a news conference that             (               February is the time of national holi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              days in Kuwait. This year also, Kuwait
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              parliament. But the country had been
                                                Golden Church, Afro-Brazilian Museum among must-see sights                                                                                                                    going through some political crisis. So
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              how did that happen? What are the roots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of those crises. Albara Alwuhaib is going

48 hours in laid-back Salvador
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              to answer these questions and many more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              in the next Diwanya.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Albara Alwuhaib is an engineer, who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              works for the ministry of interior & was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              sent to work as an assistant manager to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the Kuwait Memorial Museum. He is also
SALVADOR, Brazil, Feb 16,                 capital city for more than 200 years.       drummers. The colorful houses and            say they have been cured.                     outdoor street stalls serving cachaca        doing volunteer work to a number of non-
(RTRS): Salvador, the third-largest          In the 1950s, the city center fell       cobblestone streets make it easy to             Noon — Stop for lunch and then             and local dishes.                            profit organizations including the Aware
city in Brazil, is the country’s oldest   into disrepair, but thanks to a resur-      imagine what Salvador was like in            hop in a cab from the church to the             For a more upscale evening, have           Center, Kuwaiti Human Rights founda-
metropolis, but it has a lower profile    gence partly funded by the Brazilian        colonial times.                              waterfront neighborhood of Ribeira            dinner at modern restaurant Salvador         tions, & Kuwait Transparency Society.
than party hot spot Rio de Janiero or                                                    7 pm: For a casual dinner, dine at                                                                                                   He is also a founder of a book club,
                                          government, boutique hotels, hostels,                                                    to the Sorveteria da Ribeira ice cream        Dali or one of the city’s meat chur-         which is part of Aljalees project. In June
the commercial nerve center Sao           gift shops, galleries, museums and          one of the restaurants in Pelourinho.        shop (           rascarias, such as Boi Preto or the          2012, he gave a presentation entitled,
Paulo.                                    restaurants have opened in the old          Mama Bahia in the old city serves            A banana split will easily feed two           chain Fogo de Chao. The nightclub            “The Kuwaiti Resistance,” to the
   The laid-back coastal city, which      city. Visit the boutique hotel Casa         authentic “moqueca” seafood stew,            people.                                       Zen has live musical acts and a sushi        American Army at Camp Arifjan.
lies on the All Saints Bay on the         Amarelindo. The 10-room hotel has a         made with palm oil and coconut milk.            1 pm: Check out the “Dique do              restaurant on the roof.                         For more information, please call
Atlantic Ocean, is the heart of Bahia,    bar with a deck overlooking the All            9 pm: A traditional one-hour dance        Tororo” park to see the giant statues                                                      25335260/80 or log onto:
the Brazilian province know for its                                                   show put on by the Bale Folclorico                                                                          Sunday            
                                          Saints Bay. Many modern hotels are                                                       from the local Candomble religion
rich African culture.                     also available a cab ride away from         da Bahia Foundation in Pelourinho is         floating on a lake. Watch the frantic            9 am: Take a break from the city
   Salvador is gearing up for an influx                                               an inexpensive and entertaining look                                                       and head out on a schooner ship to             Feb 21
                                          Pelourinho in the lower city.                                                            construction going on around-the-
of sports fans, since it has been cho-       Noon — Try the lunch buffet at the       at Bahian folklore and religious             clock for the eight-nation                    island hop. Tour operators in the old        Bangladesh Embassy closure: The
sen as one of Brazil’s 12 host cities     SENAC Hotel School, which also              dances. Tuesday is the big party night       Confederation’s Cup this summer, the          city sell affordable tours from the          Embassy of the People’s Republic of
for the FIFA World Cup in 2014. The                                                   in Pelourinho with outdoor concerts                                                        port for full-day excursions that            Bangladesh in Kuwait will remain closed
                                          offers cooking classes.                                                                  so-called dress rehearsal for 2014’s                                                       on Thursday, Feb 21 on the occasion of
city is also known for having some of        Some must-see sights in the old          and bar stands. But watch your valu-         World Cup.                                    include lunch and stops at nearby
the wildest Carnival parties.                                                         ables at street parties when it gets                                                                                                    the Shahid Dibash and International
                                          city include the Golden Church and                                                          The stadium, called Arena Fonte            islands with remote beaches such as          Mother Language Day.
   Reuters correspondents with local      the Afro-Brazilian Museum, which            dark.                                        Nova, is wedged into a hill in front of       Frades or Itaparica island.
knowledge help visitors make the          illustrates the influence of the culture                   Saturday                      a lake. The city tore down its old sta-          If you have a few extra days, sail          Feb 22
most of a short visit to the city.        on the Bahia region. The slave trade                                                     dium to make way for the new one.             to Morro de Sao Paulo for quality
                                                                                         9 am: After a leisurely breakfast,                                                                                                   Jhoom Barabar Jhoom: Indian Youth
                 Friday:                  was based in Salvador because of its        visit the lower city or “cidade baixa,”         Watch the sun set on the bay at the        beach time.                                  Society brings another unique show
  9 am: After breakfast at the hotel,     port. More than a million Africans          which is connected to Pelourinho             Barra Lighthouse on the edge of the              2 pm: After your boat tour ends,          “JhoomBarabarJhoom” featuring world
spend the day in Salvador’s historic      passed through the city over three          through a large elevator. Bonfim             city.                                         walk across the street from the port to      famous ghazal and qawwali singer Sabri
center Pelourinho, which is on            centuries.                                  Church is the most well-known                   7 pm: Head to Rio Vermelho, a              the stalls of Mercado Modelo. The            Brothers and his team on Feb 22 at 6:30
                                             The town square may look familiar                                                     district a few miles away on the              outdoor stalls hawk local crafts but         pm sharp at Kuwait Medical Association
UNESCO’s World Heritage list                                                          attraction.                                                                                                                             Auditorium, beside Mubarak Al Kabeer
( Its gold-   from the 1995 Michael Jackson video            The church, believed to have heal-        water where restaurants and clubs             the good stuff is inside the complex,        hospital, Jabriya, Kuwait.
en churches reflect Brazil’s colonial     for “They Don’t Care About Us” that         ing powers, has a special room filled        light up late at night. For a more            where there is an amazing array of             Young talents from Kuwait will be
past, when Salvador served as the         featured the city’s famous Olodum           with mementoes left by people who            casual evening, Rio Vermelho boasts           local art, clothes and trinkets for sale.    another attraction of the evening. For
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