The world's largest arts and entertainment festival, Fringe, is coming to Sharjah this month and it is set to hold for sixteen days from fron 16 January to 1 February in a bid to offer the UAE’s multicultural community more choices to enjoy theatre and performances. The streets of Sharjah will be used as backdrops as there will be 30 free outdoor shows being held.
Ahmed Al Qaseer, COO of Shurooq, explained: “By bringing Fringe to Sharjah, we want to send a message that ours is ‘a city of choice’. Through Fringe, we want the 200-plus nationalities residing in the UAE to connect with the global language of arts. At the same time, we build bridges with other cultures, which translates the vision of His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, who chose knowledge, culture and arts as our path of development.”
Amongst the performers will be South African production Sticks Stones Broken Bones, Maxwell the Bubbleogist and The Spanish show Grumpy Pants. The 17-day agenda will host 600 shows covering art, theatre and street performances and will take place at spots such as Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Qasba and Al Noor Island.
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