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Something to do December 2, 2010

Filed under: Arts and culture — shabbychicfashion @ 5:20 pm

So for all those in Kuwait, you know there isn’t a WHOLE lot to do here and we’re always looking for something new fun and interesting. My husband and I found Kuwait Little Theatre which is an amateur dramatic society supported by the Kuwait Oil Company where the locals along with teachers and students from American and English schools come together to put on a show for all those who are interested.

Every couple of months they come out with completely different theatre shows, sometimes their musicals, sometimes a comedy but it is always entertaining. The place isn’t huge so you have to email them and reserve tickets, if there are any available they will hold the seats for you and you pay on the day of the show. The tickets are 5kd each and soft drinks are included.

The great thing about KLT is they give you the opportunity to volunteer with them! If you’re new to Kuwait, are bored or just interested in meeting new people, be sure to get on board with this bunch they look like fun the work will be cool and you’ll be lending a helping hand in expanding Kuwait’s arts community.

Kuwait little theatre is located in Ahmadi so it’s a bit far; here are their instructions to the theatre:

From the Fahaheel Expressway, (30), or the Magreb Motorway, (40), take the 212 into Ahmadi.

Cross the traffic lights and, just after the speed bump by Ahmadi Governate, (on the left), get into the right lane to take the right fork into North Ahmadi. (Signposted)

Continue straight along 8th Avenue. You will go across three roundabouts until you reach a T-junction at the top.

Turn left at the T-Junction. This is Main Street.

On the corner on your left is now a big yellowish building. (KOC Head Office) Just after this is a mosque and then the driveway to the theatre. (There is a signpost for The KLT on the right hand side of the road but it points into the drive BEFORE ours!)

Turn left into the KLT drive and the theatre is straight ahead of you. Park in our parking lot and come on in!

If you reached another roundabout you have gone too far!

Be sure to check out their website http://www.theklt.com to read more about them, their productions and the people. Enjoy!

 

Freeeeaky November 23, 2010

Filed under: Arts and culture,TV & Movies — shabbychicfashion @ 10:46 pm

This is just a quick post for all film makers out there. A film maker discovered a clip from behind the scenes of “The circus” starring Charlie Chaplin, and in this clip, it seems to be a woman on her… cellphone!? In 1928?? Time travel or just a case of the heebie jeebies?! Check it out yourself and make your own judgements, either way  it’s CRAZY!

 

A new perspective November 9, 2010

Filed under: Arts and culture,TV & Movies — shabbychicfashion @ 4:48 pm

I’m sad to admit I never was a big fan of reading, I would always rather watch TV and that is because I never read anything really interesting and I am not a fan of the typical damsel in distress novel. I decided I really do want to start reading and take a break from TV so this past summer I got into a few books that were interesting, but none like Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love: One woman’s search for everything. I really don’t know what to say about this book other than the simple fact that it has literally changed my life. In quick, the book is about Elizabeth a 30 something year old who is getting out of a messy divorce and sets to help herself recover and discover so she goes on a journey for one year to Italy India and Indonesia. I won’t say any more because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone waiting to read it.

 

I don’t care much for peoples’  insulting opinions that Gilbert’s spiritual quest is forced or exaggerated to add more drama or that this is a desperate quest to be noted as an avant garde artist, it actually really bothers me because I find her writing and her experience so honest and at times truly heartbreaking.

Anyway what I love about this book is that it personally helped me realise and deal with many things in my life because at the core of it, it’s just a story about a woman trying to find herself and isn’t everyone? Now just because I want to find what makes me happy I won’t go doing the same thing she did because this is HER journey, and we must all make our own stories and experiences.

Author of Eat Pray Love Elizabeth Gilbert

I don’t want to write any more about it because I’m afraid I will get too excited and get into detail so all I will leave you with is I couldn’t recommend this story enough, it’s an amazing read and will fill your heart with so much compassion and love. I hope you all get out of it what I did and that is a deeper meaning to life and an urge to discover yourself.