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Alan Titchmarsh Meets the Desert Gardeners

Event 31 Saturday 4 March, 10am-11am Al Ras 1, InterContinental

How easy is it to have a beautiful garden using only plants that can survive the harsh desert climate? Alan Titchmarsh, Britain’s best-loved TV gardener, will meet with Dubai’s gardening gurus and share their green secrets in this special session.

Laura Allais-Maré is the founder of the Slow Food convivium in Dubai and the Balcony and Urban Gardening group of the Middle East. She follows the Natural Farming Principles of Masanobu Fukuoka in projects including the urban rooftop garden at the Time Oak Hotel in Barsha Heights.

Kamelia Zaal is the first Arab landscape designer to participate in the Chelsea Flower Show, where she won a silver gilt medal for her garden “The Beauty of Islam”. Her projects include Al Barari, the UAE’s most distinguished, luxurious and sustainable green residential development.

Language: English, with simultaneous Arabic translation

Alan Titchmarsh Meets the Desert Gardeners

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Readers Meet Writers: Transformational Journeys

Event 10 Friday 3 March, 1.30pm-2.30pm Al Ras 2, InterContinental

Calling all book clubs! Our Festival Reading Group have been reading the fantastic books of three special Festival novelists – and now they are here to discuss their work in person. Why not choose them for your next meeting, and bring along questions of your own?

These very different authors, who have all written about transformational journeys, come together for a discussion of their work and an extended question and answer session with the audience.

Vaseem Khan’s unusual mystery The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra leads the eponymous inspector into the dark heart of Mumbai, aided by his unusual sidekick – a baby elephant called Ganesh.

Alan Titchmarsh’s latest book, Mr Gandy’s Grand Tour, features a man uprooted from his quiet routines to realise his abandoned dreams of a Grand Tour of Europe.

Eleanor Updale’s The Last Minute takes the reader on the most unusual journey of all – through the lives and minds of a town full of ordinary people in the minute before a terrible catastrophe.

To join the Emirates Literature Foundation Festival Reading Group, visit elfdubai.org/en/elf-book-clubs

Language: English, with simultaneous Arabic translation

Readers Meet Writers: Transformational Journeys

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Trowel and Error: Alan Titchmarsh in Conversation

Event 45 Saturday 4 March, 5pm-6pm Al Ras 1, InterContinental

“The world indoors has never held any attraction for me, except in the worst of weathers.” – Alan Titchmarsh

Gardening guru and British national treasure Alan Titchmarsh comes to Dubai to talk about his varied career as a successful writer, television personality and radio presenter.

Come along and share in Alan’s inside stories about his Yorkshire upbringing, his friendship with the British royal family and the green-fingered passion that created TV’s favourite gardener.

Language: English, with simultaneous Arabic translation

Trowel and Error: Alan Titchmarsh in Conversation

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