ArtsFest 19

To commemorate the UAE’s Year of Tolerance, Brighton College Dubai in collaboration with Thuluth: Centre for Arabic Language, Culture and Arts, launch their inaugural ArtsFest themed Transformation.

The event will transform the school into an interactive art space with installations and curated work from international artists.  The aim is to immerse the pupils and community in fine arts and transform how they view and experience art, in addition to exposing them to different art forms which include installation art, graffiti, Japanese art, batik, disability arts and enameling. 

In addition to the artwork on display, a series of engaging workshops and talks are organized for the public and include:

  • Introduction to Enameling workshop on Sunday 28th April from 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Panic! The War of the Worlds talk on Sunday 28th April from 3:40pm-4:40pm
  • History of Art workshop on Monday 29th April from 9:00am-11:00am
  • The ‘Lec Chair’ workshop on Tuesday 30th April from 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • 1920’s Art and Fashion on Tuesday 30th April from 3:40pm-4:40pm
  • Printing workshop on Wednesday 1st May from 9:00am – 12:00pm

International graffiti artist Huvil will also be visiting Brighton College Dubai from Bahrain to run an exciting graffiti workshop for the pupils and create a unique installation for the school.   

Head Master Marco Longmore said: “The arts are incredibly important to us at Brighton College and we’re pleased to launch the first ArtsFest at our new campus here in Dubai. We hope to expose our community to a range of creative and expressive arts and enrich those who attend the workshops and talks.”

The inauguration of ArtsFest also marks the program launch of Bloom Education’s Thuluth; a cultural space dedicated to inter-cultural dialogue and a deeper understanding of the rich Arab heritage and traditions through language and arts. “Our aim is to create an inclusive program that engages all factions of the community in events that encourage the learning of the Arabic language through an immersion in its culture and arts, and an appreciation for them.” commented Rayyah Fathalla, Director of Thuluth.   

The festival will run from Thursday 25th April until Wednesday 1st May and certain events are open to the public.  For additional information about the program and to register for workshops, please email: 


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