See the film Mustang at The Scene Club. The 2015 film is about five orphaned sisters who live in a remote village in Turkey under strict rules while their family organises their arranged marriages. The film, which captures the challenges the girls face growing up in a conservative society, has been nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards. In Turkish with English subtitles. Doors open at 7pm for registration and networking, film begins at 8pm, main auditorium, Dubai Knowledge Village, Dubai, register at www.thesceneclub.com.
Register to take part in the Chelsea College of Art short course programmes. Four interior design courses and consultancy sessions begin in February, including the principles of interior design and a course on starting an interior design business. Classes begin on February 1, various timings, d3, Dubai Design District, Dubai, register at www.arts.ac.uk/chelsea/courses/short-courses.
Attend Muntada: The Importance of Girls’ Education. The talk will examine what it would take to improve girls’ access to education, one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women, and explore the nexus between education of girls and the benefits associated with it. Reception begins at 6pm, talk begins at 6.30pm, free, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi, www.shf.ae.
Sign up to take part in the Watercolour from the Heart creative workshop led by visiting artist Barbara Nechis. She will introduce her thought process in constructing a painting by presenting a different method or idea each day. February 21 to 24, 10am to 4pm, Dh2,600, Dubai International Arts Centre, Street 75B, Jumeirah 1, behind Town Centre, register by Saturday at 04 344 4398, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book your child’s spot at the Carnaval Du Monde at Centre de Loisirs camp put on by Alliance Française Dubai, where there will be carnival games and arts and crafts activities. February 14 to 18, 9am to 1pm, Dh750 for the week; Dh150 per day, includes lunch, ages 5 to 11, Alliance Française Dubai, Oud Metha, Street 18, Dubai, 04 335 8712, www.afdubai.org.
Source: art & life