Friday, March 31, 2017

Review: Fly High Kuwait

My 13 year old daughter was invited to an aerial yoga birthday party last night at JBMH other than the horrendous traffic trying to get in to the place (Thursday night) it was a great hit with the the girls. The mommies got to sit outside at this beautiful hotel and enjoy the weather and a peacefully quiet activity other than some squealing with delight as the instructors tried to encourage the girls into some pretzel-shaped moves. 

The event was well organised and a fun, outdoor activity that I would highly recommend to anyone. For prices, more details of classes and party packages please see their website Fly High Kuwait 

They have other classes that look super fun too like the SUP yoga on the BOGA boards in the swimming pool - see below. Not so cheap but look out for any offers that might come up and have yourself some healthy fun. 

Only because of the high price I give it a 9/10. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Elevate - Uplifting Jivamukti Workshop at Project 5 Miles

Jivamukti Yoga Kuwait Collective present ELEVATE – an uplifting Jivamukti workshop with Sydney–based advanced certified Jivamukti teacher and mentor Chris Johns
Did you ever want to do yoga in the clouds with a birds eye view of Kuwait? Mark your diaries for April 7 and ELEVATE your practice to join Advanced Certified Jivamukti teacher Chris Johns for a 2 hour Jivamukti workshop at the stunning Project 5 Miles, located on the 55th floor of the Al Hamra Business tower. Using traditional techniques such as bandha along with modern intelligent sequencing to give you the strength and confidence to explore your connection to the earth while an eclectic, cutting edge soundtrack will carry your practice to new heights.

Pre-requisites are BYO mat, basic familiarity with yoga, good physical health and a desire to challenge your self and explore.

All money raised will be donated to Jasmin Hilfe – humanitarian aid for Syrian children.

Date: April 7
Time: 5 to 7 pm
Location: Project 5 Miles, Al Hamra Business Tower, 55th floor
Cost: 15 KD

Very limited places.  Sign up via the Project 5 Miles website or Whatsapp 55028111

We will have a second event on April 8 to be announced soon. Follow us on our instagram @jivamukti_yoga_kuwait to stay in the loop.

LAPA - Global Peace Concert


عرض "السلام العالمي" 

من مسرح أولومبيا الفرنسي العريق إلى الكويت تقدم لكم لوياك عرض "السلام العالمي" الحفل الذي تلتقي فيه مختلف الحضارات من خلال فنانين اختاروا الموسيقى هوية؛ حفلاً يمزج تراث حضاراتنا الرائدة بالفنون من جميع أنحاء العالم.
الفنان نصير شمه يستضيف مجموعة من أجمل عازفي العالم و يأخذنا في رحلة تجتاز الجغرافيا لترسم حدودها خارج كل زمان ومكان.

الحجز عن طريق الرابط:

اليوم: السبت ٨ إبريل ٢٠١٧
الساعه: ٨ مساءً
تفتح الأبواب الساعه ٧:١٥ مساءً
تغلق الأبواب الساعه ٨:٠٠ مساءً
المكان: مركز جابر الأحمد الثقافي -  قاعة الموسيقى



Global Peace" Concert"

From l'Olympia Theatre in Paris to Kuwait, LOYAC presents the "Global Peace" Performance which combines the traditional elements of Middle Eastern heritage with musical influences from around the world. The performance brings to the audience the master Oudist Naseer Shamma and a world-class line-up for a spectacular experience! 


Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Time: 8:00pm
Doors open at 7:15pm
Doors closes at 8:00pm
Venue: Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre - Concert hall


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Japanese Calligraphy Workshop

AWARE Scheduled Events for April 2017

GUIDED TOUR: Tareq Rajab Museum of Islamic Calligraphy
Fee: KD 3 per person The primacy of the word in Islam is reflected in the virtually universal application of calligraphy. Arabic Calligraphy represents unity, beauty and power. Join AWARE’s tour of the remarkable Islamic Calligraphy Museum and explore the beauty as well as the history expressed in this captivating art. Advance reservations required at

For a relaxing evening on the water, join AWARE for a most unique experience: a Sunset Dinner Cruise Fee: KD 15 per person Very Limited Seats! Registration is via ticket purchase only at AWARE during our Office Hours Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Tickets are non-refundable Please note:– If we didn’t reach the required number of participants, this tour will be cancelled.– In case of bad weather, the cruise maybe cancelled (in such case, AWARE Center will either refund the participants or reschedule the cruise)

Starting Thursday, April 6, 2017 Food of the Middle East brings with it a variety of exotic flavors. While some dishes will be fragrant others will be spicy, delicate or at times, even syrupy. From dates, saffron rose petals and orange blossom to cardamom or cumin - these are but a few of the ingredients comprising the fascinating cuisine of the Middle East. This is a 4 week course (April 6 - April 27) Course day: ThursdayCourse Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Course Fee: K.D. 30 per person Very Limited seats! Advance registration required at

By AlBara AlWuhaib The past years have been remarkable. They have included some of the major protests in the history of the Country, an unprecedented incident where a Kuwaiti lady was jailed for expressing her opinion, & lots more. The root of it all goes back many years. This Diwaniya will shed light on the History of Democracy in Kuwait, & how the country reached its current status. AlBara AlWuhaib is an activist, who served several organizations. He volunteered in the Kuwaiti Red Crescent during the Iraq war in 2003. He's also a member in the Kuwaiti Human Rights Foundation, the Kuwait Transparency Society, a founder of a Book Reading Club (as part of AlJalees project), & the Assistant Manager for the Kuwait Memorial Museum. Refreshments will be provided. Advance registration required at

AWARE Movie Night: The Message
The film follows Muhammad's first years as a prophet starting with Islam's beginnings in Mecca in which the Muslims are persecuted, the exodus to Medina, & ending with the Muslims' triumphant return to Mecca. A number of crucial events, such as the battle of Badr & the battle of Uhud are depicted, & the majority of the story is told from the point-of-view of peripheral individuals such as Hamzaibn` Abd Al-Muttalib (Muhammad's Uncle), Abu Sufyan (the leader of Mecca) & his wife Hind bint Utbah (enemies of Islam who later become Muslims themselves). Movie Duration: 180 minutes approx. Popcorn and Drinks will be provided.

For a rewarding, spiritual & informative experience. This is a 1½ tour of one of Kuwait’s most famous landmarks. Ladies are required to cover - long sleeves and long ankle length skirt, otherwise the mosque will provide a cloak. If you have your own scarf you’re welcome to bring it. Cameras are allowed. Children are welcome. This tour meets directly at the Grand Mosque

Address: Villa 23, Street 101, Block 1, Abu Fatira, KUWAIT

Engineering for Kids Spring Camp

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Review: Artspace Studio, Cafe and Gallery

Artspace is located on the 2nd floor (take the lift), Galleria Mall, Salem Al Mubarak Street, Salmiya. Tel. 9777 5273 Open daily from 11am-10pm except Friday 3pm-11pm. 

My dear friend and I went along for the morning today. A beautiful airy place, with a cute and very welcome coffee bar and a stunning collection of art on display by the incredibly talented Khalid Al Najdi.  

We were given large canvases, easels, aprons, brushes, acrylics paints and our own instructor - excellent value so far for the KD 11 Mother's Day Special offer. We deviated slightly from the above schedule managing to convince Zaina to let us do one of her wonderful paintings instead, and because the other ladies who booked were really late, she gave in and let us do the painting that we both loved and had the perfect spot for at home. 

Zaina gave us clear instructions at each stage. After drawing our outlines we got stuck in with the acrylic paints, copying the shapes, shading and finally highlighting. The initial outline I found quite easy to do, but the actual painting part was a bit trickier than I anticipated. Zaina was at hand all the way through to encourage, advise and even correct, if necessary. Both my friend and I were pretty happy with our efforts and we would definitely go back to Artspace again as we really enjoyed our experience. 

My first attempt..

Thank you Artspace. It's a 9/10 from me for the whole experience but I'm sure if I get better I'll give it a 10/10.

Meanwhile, I shall be watching a few Youtube videos to 'brush' up my technique. 


Happy Arabic Mothers' Day

Monday, March 20, 2017

Beauty And The Beast Removed And Banned From Cinemas In Kuwait, Russia And Malaysia Due To Gay Scene

Dear valued customers
Sorry for the inconvenience
Beauty and the Beast shows are temporarily stopped. The movie is being reviewed and we shall keep you informed about any updates.
All bookings will be refunded as follow:
Box office: Cash refund
Online: coupon valid for one year or you can contact the call centre and they will refund the amount to your bank account

Now we're all dying to see what all the fuss is about.

Two Of Eastern Securities Rescued Dogs Leaving Kuwait To Better Homes

This lady is a saint and can be followed on Instagram @ BFGKuwait (Be A Foster Guardian Kuwait). It is a heartwarming ending after the horrendous conditions these dogs were found in previously. [link].

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Proteges Youth Summer Program 2017

Visit us at The Proteges booth 

Come to say hiregister or ask about the 2017 Proteges Summer Program, we will be at the Avenues Mall in front of Cheesecake Factory to assist you and answer all your questions 
سوف نكون متواجدين بالافينيوز مقابل تشيزكيك فاكتوري للتسجيل في البرنامج و ايضا للاجابه على كل استفساراتكم

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Look Who Hopped Over The Fence to Take Pics With The Ducks at Boulevard, Salmiya

This made me mad. One of the ducks was hissing at the intruders but the parents of the kids were encouraging the young kids to get closer so they could take pics. And if the duck should peck, bite or hurt the kids, because he is protecting his duck family from these morons, then what? 

Spring Has Sprung at Boulevard, Salmiya

How gorgeous are these and the smell was divine.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story - Coming Soon To JACC, Kuwait

3 - 6 May, 2017
Tickets on sale soon at JACC.

Let's hope the tickets are reasonably priced and they put on matinees, as 8 -10pm is pretty late for most kids.

Turathi, An Open Children's Day at Sadu House

A Four-Wheeled Ballet #OnlyInKuwait

Ishwaita - many thanks for the gob-smacking video. Your choice of calm, serene music compliments this crazy, hair-raising moment beautifully. We'd miss these wondrous, mad moments if we were ever to leave.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017