Things to do in Doha: Attend cultural events in QNL

Exhibitions, lectures, workshops, poetry, music and much more

Things to do in Doha: Attend cultural events in QNL

We’re nearing the end of the Qatari-India Year of Culture 2019 and in case you didn’t get a chance to delve into the culture, people and events during the year, Qatar National Library has lined up a comprehensive programme of events and exhibitions that focus on art, poetry and music.

On October 31, Qatar, India and the Gulf: History, Culture and Society opens its door to the public for the next three months. The exhibits explore thousands of years’ worth of history between India, Qatar and the Gulf.

Head over to QNL on November 3 for an event entitled Before It Is Too Late: Protecting and Preserving Arab Audiovisual Heritage which celebrates Arab identity and the exquisite heritage of Qatar and the Middle East.

On November 7, enjoy the Ministry of Defense Music Battalion Unit concert where you can listen to authentic Qatari tunes with traditional instruments.

Get ready to bring out your creative side with Chris White at the Fire up Your Imagination event, where he will share his experience and get members to participate in creating a poem of their own on November 12,

A lecture entitled Qatar and India: Common Customs and Traditions that evaluates all the common customs and traditions, and how they changed over time, will take place on November 13.

On November 16, Nahuel González, cofounder and chief technical officer of ADGS, will present a lecture entitled A Brief History of Indo-Arabic Numerals. He will also host a workshop Ancient Numeral Systems: Arithmetic the Hard Way. Members can learn how the Hindu-Arabic numerals have improved and sped up the number systems.

On November 24, get ready to be part of an interesting discussion about the Arab Revolution with Dr Shafeeq Ghabra. He will explain his book The Arab Revolutions and how it has changed the society we live in.

Learn about the impact of the blockade on Qatar’s economy on November 25. Alexis Antoniades, chair of International Economics at Georgetown University in Qatar will present The Blockade Against Qatar: A Blessing in Disguise.

For anyone who is interested in Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophies, attend the talk by Dr Faisal Davji, director of South Asia History at Oxford University on November 28. He’ll discuss how Gandhi’s ideologies are relevant to us today.
Free. Timings vary. Qatar National Library, Education City,

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