- A night of prose, poetry and music to be held at the mall’s Vertical Garden zone
- A fun interactive gardening session at Amricani Cultural Center, teaching children the importance of sustainable gardening
Kuwait: 360 MALL, Kuwait’s iconic shopping mall, will organize a creative platform for talented writers, musicians and poets from Kuwait to perform as part of its collaborative initiative with Nuqat – a non-profit organization aimed at developing Arab creativity by fostering cultural and creative innovation.
The initiative is part of the 7th Annual Nuqat Conference, a seven-day symposium, held at various venues in Kuwait, which will take place from November 11-17, 2016. The event will see several workshops, seminars and cultural events with an objective of connecting and educating creatives in the Middle East.
‘The Garden Performs’, a special night of prose, poetry and music curated by 360 MALL, will be held on Saturday, November 12 from 7.30pm to 10.00pm where the creativity of participants will be highlighted within the distinctive eco-friendly setting of the Vertical Gardens featuring an inspiring and beautiful landscape of 21,000 individual plants and over 60 plant species from all around the world.
The evening brings together young, rising and established talent who will be reciting parts of their work or performing extracts of their musical creations. Participants include organizations and society groups like Kuwait Writing Club, Human Line Organization, Divan and The Afterthought, in addition to poets and writers like Nejoud Al-Yaqout, Fadya Senan, Thurayah Al-Baqsami, Abdullah Al-Failekawi, Yousef Nayef, Abdullah Al-Enizi, Faleh Al-Ajhar and Afra Atiq.
Claudia Lopusinska, Marketing Manager, 360 MALL, said: “By exposing society to new forms of expression, innovative ideas and a rich cultural palette, we believe the community can be encouraged to appreciate and foster talent and creativity in its diverse forms. The Nuqat Conference is a great platform to encourage creativity in the Arab world and 360 MALL is proud to be a part of this movement.”
‘The Garden Performs’ event will be preceded by an interactive gardening workshop organized by 360 MALL on Friday, November 11 at 12.30pm to 2.30pm at the Amricani Cultural Center, for children between 8-12 years.
Held in collaboration with the ‘Secret Garden’ – a project to help beautify and plant Baghdad Community Garden – the interactive gardening activity aims to introduce children to the native plants of Kuwait and their qualities, teaching them the basics of composting and engaging them in an interactive activity of planting their own seeds.
“Through the two sessions of gardening activity for children and the poetry and musical night, we hope to spark curiosity and ignite creativity in the minds of visitors so they can begin to be the social change needed to advance creativity and enrich Kuwaiti society,” concluded Lopusinska.
To register for the ‘Gardens Perform’ please download the Nuqat Application or visit their website on: www.nuqat.me
About 360 MALL:
360 MALL is an exciting and unique destination in Kuwait whose shopping, entertainment and leisure components are synonymous with sophistication, elegance, refined style and luxury. The mall integrates retail, leisure and entertainment in a luxury environment, positioning it as the premier luxury shopping experience in Kuwait. The superb architecture of the project – a circular design that creates a shopping area of over 82,000 square meters – was inspired by a modern day interpretation of the region’s Arabic architectural features that is reflected in mall’s elegant interiors, which include seven different experience zones.
Amongst its stores are a mix of luxury brands, dining and entertainment, many of which were introduced for the first time in Kuwait, offering shoppers and visitors exciting leisure and shopping experiences. 360 MALL marks a milestone in the growth of Kuwait’s retail sector and is clearly setting benchmarks for the industry.