Digital Pass

Digital Pass

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Venue: Online

Session No. 1000 

This pass allows you to join the following sessions online. To learn how to view one of the many amazing sessions we have lined up for this year's Festival, check out our streaming FAQ

102 Stigma in Art: Dr Habib Al Attar & Sameera Ahmed
Thursday 3 February 2022 | 15:00-16:00
Language: Arabic
Ever wondered what difficulties a famous artist or influencer might face? What is it like navigating an artistic career path in society today? This session will answer all that and more as it explores what it means to embrace creativity as a profession and stick to your passions in the face of everything.
105 Mohammed Saeed Harib: Nostalgia Culture
Thursday 3 February 2022 | 13:00-14:00
Language: Arabic
What comes next after the cartoon sensation Freej? Join creator Mohammed Saeed Harib as he looks back on the legacy of the first-ever Emirati cartoon series and discusses the importance of stories being transformed into video games.
83 Omar Saif Ghobash in Conversation
Thursday 3 February 2022 | 19:00-20:00
Language: English
Hear one of the Emirates’ most engaging speakers as he discusses finding his voice as a novelist, and the challenges of writing a fictionalised account of his father’s last day.
5 Rob Biddulph: Dog Gone
Sunday 6 February 2022 | 10:00-11:00
Language: English
This author, illustrator and draw along superstar shows us how to channel our inner artists and tap into our creativity. Featuring the picture book Dog Gone, Rob will show us how to bring our own loveable characters to life in this interactive event.
36 Jessica Cerasi: Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art?
Sunday 6 February 2022 14:00 – 15:00
Language: English
A banana taped to a wall, an invisible sculpture, a shark in formaldehyde – the contemporary art world can be a confusing and intimidating space. Jessica Cerasi is here to cut through all the confusion as easily as shredding a Banksy.
22 Between the Covers – Desire in Arab Writing: Noor Naga & Selma Dabbagh
Sunday 6 February 2022 | 16:00-17:00
Language: English
It is a little-known secret that Arabic literature has a long tradition of erotic writing. Behind that secret lies another: many of the writers are women. The panel brings together Selma Dabbagh, editor of the anthology We Wrote in Symbols, and Noor Naga, a poet and novelist who has explored themes of female desire and spiritual belief in her work.
94 Cooking the Classics - Creative Liberties with Dr Rupy Aujla & Zahra Abdalla
Saturday 12 February 2022 | 10:00-11:00
Language: English
When altering traditional recipes for a more modern and health-conscious table, how far can you go before you anger your ancestors and heritage - can you still stay true to your grandmother’s recipe if you swap rice for quinoa, cow milk for almond milk, sugar for stevia?
92 Rowan Hooper: How to Spend a Trillion Dollars
Saturday 12 February 2022 | 12:00-13:00
Language: English
If you had a trillion dollars and a year to spend it for the good of the world and the advancement of science, what would you do? This is the question How to Spend a Trillion Dollars asks as it looks at all the problems we could solve with just one percent of world GDP.
71 Jenny Lawson: Broken
Saturday 12 February 2022 | 14:00-15:00
Language: English
Hear Jenny Lawson’s refreshing take on depression and anxiety through a magical mystery tour of anecdotes relating to health insurance, taxidermy and why she can never go to the post office again!
89 Robin Dunbar: Friends
Saturday 12 February 2022 | 16:00-17:00
Language: English
‘The number and quality of our friendships may have a bigger influence on our happiness, health and mortality risk than anything else in life, save for giving up smoking,’ according to Robin Dunbar, the world-renowned anthropologist and evolutionary psychologist. Drawing from the latest research he explores our most important relationships, revealing the incredible range of effects that true friendships have on both our mental and physical wellbeing and just how complicated the business of making and keeping friends actually is.
75 Originality in Crime Fiction – A Stab in the Dark?: Felicia Yap, Lucy Foley, Mark Billingham & Polly Phillips
Saturday 12 February 2022 | 18:00-19:00
Language: English
From Hannibal Lecter to Robin Hood, Mr. Ripley and beyond, fiction has been thrilling readers around the world for years by putting its criminal characters centre stage. But what ethical questions are opened up by presenting the perpetrators of intricate murder plots and elaborate schemes as heroes? Student debate champions – ably assisted by bestselling authors Mark Billingham and Lucy Foley – take sides for or against the proposition.
62 Inventions that Changed the World: Ahmed El Ghandour, HE Sarah Bint Yousif Al Amiri & Serhii Plokhy
Saturday 12 February 2022 | 20:00 - 21:00
Language: English
Our all-star science panel puts forward their cases for the greatest scientific invention or discovery of all time. Coming from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, each makes a compelling case for their choice – which will you find most convincing?
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