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Posted On: 9 August 2020 12:30 am
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Things to do in Doha: August 9 - August 15, 2020

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Looking for something to do in Doha? We're bringing you a list of activities to keep you occupied over the week ahead. Our weekly "Events in Qatar" feature helps you discover popular local events and it comes out every Sunday, so be sure to keep following ILQ for events updates and information! And, if you want more, visit iloveqatar.net/events.

9 August 2020

Online Arabic Reading Competition

The Library, in collaboration with Little Thinking Minds, is pleased to announce the second round of the “I Read Arabic” online reading competition. This competition aims to develop children's love of reading by presenting it in a fun and entertaining way, instilling an appreciation for the Arabic language and strengthening their link to their identity.

Details:

Location: Virtual competition
Date: 16 August 2020 - 9 September 2020
Time: 12:01 am - 11:59 pm
Price: Prior registration required
Website: https://events.qnl.qa/arabic_reading_competition/EN

9 August 2020

Public Speaking for Young Adults

In this lecture, attendees will learn many skills that will help them to speak with confidence in front of an audience. They will also learn how to prepare for public speaking and how to balance between their voice and body language. The lecture will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.

Details:

Date: 9 August 2020
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Language: Arabic
Target Audience: Ages 12 – 18
Price: Prior registration required
Website: https://events.qnl.qa/event/m0Gvp/EN

10 August 2020

Accessible Apps for Parents of Children with Autism

Qatar National Library will organize a workshop aiming to learn about accessible apps for parents to support children with autism. These provide visual cues to aid communication and helping children learn numbers, colours, shapes and sizes. These apps can help kids to learn to better identify objects and practice social exchanges.

Details:

Date: 10 August 2020
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Language: English
Price: Prior registration required
Website: https://events.qnl.qa/event/nvYWB/EN

11 August 2020

Startups Resilience Through Covid-19: Lessons Learned

How did they manage the costs? Did they have to pivot? Did they let go of staff? Did the investments stop? How did they improvise? What did they learn that made them resilient? These are only some of the many questions we will attempt to discuss during this Startup Grind panel discussion. So if you are a startup or part of the ecosystem, don't miss out.

Details:

Location: Virtual discussion
Date: 11 August 2020
Time: 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: Online
Price: Prior registration required - It's free!
Website: https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-doha-presents-startups-resilience-through-covid-19-lessons-learned/#/

11 August 2020

Al-Nagda Craft: Legacy and Fashion

Qatar National Library will organize an online introduction to Al-Nagda, one of the oldest Gulf heritage crafts. The workshop aims to learn about the art of embroidering local fabrics and costumes with silver and golden wires to add a smooth artistic and aesthetic touch. The workshop explains the concept of Al-Nagda and its history and important role in Gulf culture. It will show the tools and fabrics that were used in sewing it in the past, along with a presentation of drawings and types of Al-Nagda designs.

Details:

Date: 11 August 2020
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Language: Arabic
Price: Prior registration required - It's free!
Website: https://events.qnl.qa/event/m0G8A/EN

12 August 2020

Preventive Measures to Preserve Arabic Manuscripts: Reality and Prospects

This interactive webinar, titled "Preventive Measures to Preserve Arabic Manuscripts: Reality and Prospects," is held in collaboration with the National Laboratory for Manuscript and Parchment Preservation and Restoration in Tunisia. This webinar is part of a series of events organized by the IFLA Regional Center for Preservation and Conservation (PAC) at the Library. Our goal is to create a professional network of specialists and exchange knowledge and successful experiences toward the preservation of documentary heritage throughout the Arab region.

Details:

Date: 12 August 2020
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Price: Prior registration required
Website: https://events.qnl.qa/event/xD271/EN

15 August 2020

The Impact of Covid-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals

QNL will organize a workshop on the impact of Covid-19 on Sustainable Development Goals, the blueprint by the UN which aims to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

Details:

Date: 15 August 2020
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Price: Prior registration required
Website: https://events.qnl.qa/impactcovid19/EN

Until 15 August 2020

Cartoon Drawing Competition by Katara

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Love to draw cartoons? Then it's your chance to participate in Cartoon Drawing Competition by Katara. It's open to all caricaturists from the age of 18 years and above and from any county. The drawings must address the topic (working from home or homeschooling). For more information, click HERE.

Details:

Location: Qatar
Date: 20 June 2020 - 15 August 2020
Time: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: Send your entry via email - It's free!
Email: [email protected]

Until 20 August 2020

Art Exhibition at Al Markhiya Gallery

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Al Markhiya Gallery at the Firestation Doha hosts an art exhibition. Devised to contribute to the development of a new visual movement in Qatar, “2030” seeks to draw talented Qatari artists from multidisciplinary art practices together, engaging them in creative and intellectual encounters focusing on the future of Qatar. Featured in the exhibition are Abeer Al Kuwari, Ahmed Nouh, Mohammed Atiq, Khalifa Al Thani, Hassan Manasrah, Yasser Al Mulla, Nassar Al Attiyah, Mohammed Al Hamadi and Maryam Faraj Al Suwaidi.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to precautions surrounding concerns regarding Covid-19, only 8 people will be allowed in the gallery at a time.

Details:

Location: Al Markhiya Gallery
Date: 14 July 2020 - 20 August 2020
Time: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: At the door
Price: It's free!
Email: [email protected]

Until 31 August 2020

Katara Novel & Fine art competition

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Painting the cover of the Katara Prize for Arabic Novel 2020 publications includes unpublished novels, published novels, and unpublished novels for boys. The winner of the best cover for each novel will receive USD 500, publishing the winning painting on the cover of the novel and mentioning the artist’s name in the publication. To know more, read HERE!

      Details:

      Location: Qatar
      Date: 18 June 2020 - 31 August 2020
      Time: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
      Ticket Purchase: Online
      Price: Participation via email - It's free!
      Email: [email protected]

      31 August 2020

      Al-Dhad channel competition by Katara Cultural Village

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      Weekly competition for the content of (Al-Dhad channel - Katara) Youtube channel. To participate, subscribe to the channel. The prize for the competition: 1000 USD per week.

      Details:

      Location: Qatar
      Date: 18 June 2020 - 31 August 2020
      Time: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
      Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
      Price: General entry - It's free!
      Website: https://www.katara.net/whats-o...

      Until 3 September 2020

      Made in Qatar Film submissions now open

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      Made in Qatar section is open to narrative or documentary films of any length. The writer, director or producer must be a Qatari national or other holding a valid residence permit in Qatar; or the majority of the film must be shot in Qatar; or the film’s story must revolve around Qatar.

      Details:

      Location: Qatar
      Date: 19 July 2020 - 3 September 2020
      Time: Ticket Purchase: Online
      Price: Online application - It's free!
      Website: www.dohafilminstitute.com/filmfestival/submit-a-film

      Until 1 November 2020

      Picasso’s Studios at The Fire Station

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      Your artistic mind can rejoice now as Qatar Museums reopened the Fire Station and unveiled the special exhibition Picasso’s Studios in the Garage Gallery. The exhibition features 108 extraordinary artworks by Pablo Picasso selected from the unparalleled collection of the Musée national Picasso in Paris, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and ceramics. On view through November 1, 2020, the innovative exhibition traces the evolution of Picasso’s epoch-making art by presenting it in eight distinct galleries, representing the series of studios where he worked throughout his career. Read more details HERE!

      Details:

      Location: Fire Station Gallery
      Date: 1 July 2020 - 1 November 2020
      Time: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
      Ticket Purchase: Online
      Website: https://visit.qm.org.qa

      Until 30 November 2020

      Huguette Caland: Faces and Places

      Featuring a journey through six decades and three continents, Faces and Places is Huguette Caland's largest solo museum exhibition to date. Huguette Caland was the daughter of the first president of the Republic of Lebanon. The exhibition features her paintings, drawings, caftans, smocks, and sculptures and evokes Caland's journey through Beirut, Paris, and California, encompassing the "faces and places that inform her rich oeuvre, all while highlighting the predominant theme in her work, the line."

      Details:

      Location: Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
      Date: August 2 to November 30, 2020
      Book your ticket here: https://visit.qm.org.qa/arab-museum-of-modern-art#tkttb-exhibition

      Until 30 November 2020

      Lived Forward: Art and Culture in Doha from 1960 - 2020

      A part of the series "Focus: Works from Mathaf Collection", this exhibition showcases works of artists, intellectuals, journalists, and cultural activists who played a major role in the city's cultural scene for more than half a century. It documents the experiences and knowledge of those generations as well as highlights the work of key artists of the past and present, with paintings, photography, video, and installations.

      Details:

      Location: Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
      Exhibition dates: August 2 to November 30, 2020
      Book your ticket here: https://visit.qm.org.qa/arab-museum-of-modern-art#tkttb-exhibition

      Until 30 November 2020

      Yto Barrada: My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nougat

      Currently displayed at Mathaf is Yto Barrada's exhibition composed of photographs, films, videos, sculptures, prints, and fabric works that focus on "threads of regeneration and growth in social and geological transformation. The works highlight the importance of the vernacular in processes of decomposition and revival, drawing on histories of nation-building and post-independence strategies of resistance in social and domestic life."An award-winning artist who has also held numerous solo exhibitions internationally, Moroccan-French artist Yto Barrada’s work engages with self-education, architecture, paleontology, botany, and modernist histories, in order to explore forms of knowledge production.

      Details:

      Location: Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
      Exhibition dates: August 2 to November 30, 2020
      Book your ticket here: https://visit.qm.org.qa/arab-museum-of-modern-art#tkttb-exhibition

      Until 31 December 2020

      The Virtual Exhibition "Heritage" by Katara Cultural Village

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      Cultural Village Foundation – Katara presents the virtual exhibition "Heritage" by the Qatari Artist Hassan Bu Jassum. Heritage is originality and history, and it has multiple aspects of art and culture. Katara presents the virtual exhibition “Heritage” to document the inveterate patrimony and to revive the past that still exist in the memories, and to retrieve this remembrance through paintings to be a witness of that important part of history.

      Details:

      Location: The exhibition is virtual.
      Date: 6 July 2020 - 31 December 2020
      Time: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
      Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
      Price: General entry - It's free!
      Website: www.katara.net

      Until 10 April 2021

      A Falcon’s Eye Exhibition - Tribute to Sheikh Saoud Al-Thani

      The Museum of Islamic Arts has opened an exhibition entitled A Falcons Eye: Tribute To Sheikh Saoud Al-Thani. The exhibition showcases more than 300 outstanding artworks from prehistoric fossils and Egyptian antiquities to Orientalist paintings and masterpieces of the history of photography in a spectacular display following the concept of ancient (Renaissance) “cabinet of curiosities” reflecting Sheikh Saoud’s fascination with both natural history and the art world.

      Details:

      Location: Museum of Islamic Art
      Date: 2 August 2020 - 10 April 2021
      Time: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
      Ticket Purchase: At the door
      Price: QID holder & Children below 16 - It's free!
      Students and groups of 25+ - 25QR
      Non-QID holders - 50QR
      Phone: 4422 4444
      Website: https://www.qm.org.qa/en

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