The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Asian Challenge Cup will be held in Kuwait next week from April 24th–30th. The countries participating in the tournament are Kuwait, UAE, Hong Kong, India, Macau and Thailand.
I had no idea Kuwait has an ice hockey team and that an official tournament is being held here. It’s obviously going to be at the Ice Skating Rink but I will have to get more info on that. Does anyone know more about this?
Apr 21, 2011 | 3 Comments
So what if you can’t attend, the royal wedding will be streamed live on the Internet for the first time in the history of British royal weddings. The event will be broadcast on YouTube’s Royal Channel for four hours starting at 9.00 am GMT (12.00 pm Kuwait time) along with a live multimedia blog put together by St. James’s Palace. This is most likely to be the biggest event that YouTube has broadcast live with more than 2 billion viewers expected, and also the first time a live blog will run alongside a live stream on YouTube for any occasion.
Social media around the event will include:
- Official Royal Wedding website
- The British Monarchy Flickr account
- Twitter Account @ClarenceHouse
- British Monarchy Twitter Account
- The Royal Channel on YouTube
- The British Monarchy Facebook page
An official video “Wedding Book” on Youtube invites anyone to submit their own video of congratulations to the couple or you can send a message of congrats on Twitter using the hashtag #rw2011.
The royal family has most definitely stepped into the modern times and gone digital.
Apr 21, 2011 | 0 Comments
Bayt Lothan is presenting two of India’s leading designers, Pankaj & Nidhi Ahuja and Vivek Narang, to showcase their latest designs for the Kuwaiti audience. The exhibition has been going on since April 16th and tomorrow is the last day for those who are interested.
Pankaj & Nidhi Ahuja’s designs are completely hand made and the tunics are one of their creations that are exhibited here in a western contemporary range along with designer kaftans for the Kuwaiti ladies.
Vivek’s designs are simple using natural fibres and old fashioned stitching techniques with the use of traditional Indian embroideries.
The exhibition is being held at Bayt Lothan near Marina Mall, Salmiya from 9.30am-1.00pm and 5.00pm-9.00pm.
Contact Bayt Lothan on 25755877 or 25755866.
Apr 19, 2011 | 0 Comments
Tony Hawk will be in Abu Dhabi to perform for the opening and closing of the Yas V8 400 Real Action Heroes weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit on February 11-12. They have a Real Action Heroes weekend coming up that’s going to have racing from the opening rounds of the Australian V8 Supercar Championship and the GP2 Asia Series and a round of the Cytech UAE GT Championship races. Eric Clapton will also have an after race concert on Friday night at the Yas Arena. Sounds like a perfect weekend plan!
More details [Here]
Feb 6, 2011 | 0 Comments
The Lunar New Year also known as the Spring Festival begins today welcoming the Chinese Year of the Rabbit. The new year should be calmer and bring peace and better luck as well as relief from the beastly economic ups and downs of 2010 Year of the Tiger, according to a pair of Chinese zodiac experts.
Here are some photos of the celebrations across Asia.
Feb 3, 2011 | 4 Comments
Yesterday was the flag hoisting ceremony all across Kuwait and it’s embassies worldwide to mark the beginning of the National celebrations. The Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah hoisted the flag in a beautiful ceremony at the Bayan Palace. Here is the video for the full coverage.
Jan 27, 2011 | 1 Comment
This year the Hala February Festival will start on Friday Jan 28th with a street carnival on Salem Al-Mubarak Street in Salmiya between 2 pm and 6:30pm. Their slogan for this year’s festival is ‘Hilwa Ya Kuwait’ (You’re Beautiful, Kuwait) and the main focus is on the kids with a lot of activities especially planned for them. The opening carnival will feature folk arts, Arabic and international music performances, a circus show and many other competitions. They will also include the longest Kuwaiti flag, amateurs’ exhibitions and other activities for kids. The carnival will finish off with a firework display.
Jan 26, 2011 | 1 Comment
This time it is the ‘Longest Balloon Chain’ created by the Marina World. The chain branched out from the Central Dome of the Marina Mall into the passages measuring 14km in length with a total of 70,000 balloons. This was done in 10 days by Marina World, Fiesta Kuwait and Gulfnet. A Guinness World Records representative evaluated the balloon chain and declared it a new world record.
This was another of Marina World’s innovative attempts. They flew the largest flag in the world raised by helium balloons at the Marina Crescent for the National Day last year. This year Kuwait did it again by making the world’s longest flag for the 50/20 National celebrations.
It’s a good achievement but from the environmental point of view I hope they used latex balloons and dispose them off properly later on. Normally it takes about 6 – 10 months for a latex balloon to biodegrade compared to the 10 days it took to put them up.
Photos by 965malls.
Jan 26, 2011 | 0 Comments
The Kuwait American School is hosting an event exploring Living Values Parenting with Diane Tillman, author of the award winning Living Values: An Education Book Series, on Tuesday, Jan 25th from 6:45PM – 8:30PM. Diane will present new ideas that will help parents build the values they need for better parenting to enjoy their family and raise kind, respectful and responsible children. Arabic translation will be available.
Diane Tillman is an Educational Psychologist from California and is recognized all over the world for her prestigious work promoting and sustaining values. She has worked in many exceptional and challenging contexts including refugee camps and with street children. Diane is a lead trainer for Living Values Education International and is visiting Kuwait for the first time.
For more information contact the Kuwait American School at 25720920 – 25712921.
Jan 23, 2011 | 0 Comments
Here is a list of the remaining events for January 2011. If there are any more that we have missed out, you can send us a [message] and we’ll add it to the list.
Kuwait Little Theatre is looking for actors of all ages, colours and abilities to come and get involved in this “afro-tastic” comedy musical set in Baltimore during the 1960s.
Date: January 17th , 19th and 22th
Ahmadi Music Group presents Carl Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’, one of the most famous and exciting choral performance with a large orchestra of 40 musicians and a big chorus, soloists, gongs, cymbals.. the works.This will be Kuwait’s talk of the town in January.
Date: January 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st
Mutubtub is the first campaign in Kuwait concerned with children’s obesity. The grand opening event will take place in Infunity, third floor in 360 mall from 4pm to 9pm.
Date: Thursday January 20, 2011
Setup the ultimate team from your school and challenge other schools in the tournament.
Registration deadline: Wednesday January 26, 2011 at 6PM at GUST – Room # W1010
Qualifiers from All Universities and Colleges will go for the Final Race for the Cup.
Date: Saturday January 29, 2011 at 11AM.
Jan 17, 2011 | 0 Comments