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Saturday, 22 February 2014
We were passing by Shamiah last evening and saw these beautiful lights at the circle just before the Shamiah cooperative society. There are two traffic circles, one just before the co-op and the other one, just after. Both have beautiful structures and trees that are lit up. This one is right next to the Shamiah police station.
Safat Home is hosting a heritage collection of home furniture from India in lovely acacia wood and sheesham wood. If I am not mistaken, sheesham is Indian rosewood. The heritage collection furniture is from Jaipur in India, a place renowned for their amazing craftsmanship in weaving, wood work, handcrafts and marble. We could not attend the launch event held on Thursday. So we passed by Safat Home in Shuwaikh yesterday. The colors chosen for the upholstery and sofas, seating and cushions for the heritage collection range are beautiful. They have hand block printed cotton linen ranges, lovely hand tufted rugs, beds, cupboards, cabinets, hand carved marble and tables in wood with exquisite and unique work. We watched an artisan weave a rug by hand. He was specially flown in from India for the event.
They told me they would have an event today Saturday 22 February with live weaving and henna painting at Shuwaikh, 5 pm to 9 pm
The heritage collection event will continue at Safat Home, Al Rai showroom from Thursday 27 February to Friday 28 February. Timing : 5 pm to 9 pm
Phone : 1838883
Now for some photos I took yesterday of the heritage collection from India
I was eagerly waiting to attend the opera, 'Acis and Galatea' and I was quite excited to see the splendid performance on Wednesday at Maidan Cultural Centre. With beautiful full live orchestra, international soloists, corps de ballet and chorus, the Ahmadi Music Group and Kuwait School of Dance brought this popular and timeless musical work to life. Great work by them!
Acis and Galatea is a very popular dramatic musical work by Georg Friedrich Händel based on Greek mythology. The work is described as a pastoral opera and it first premiered in 1718, with several adaptions in 1732 and 1739. The opera has been adapted numerous times since its premiere. Acis and Galatea was the pinnacle of pastoral opera in England.
Galatea was the queen of the sea nymphs called Nereides. Her name means "the goddess of calm seas". Acis a farmer falls in love with beautiful Galatea and so does she. The one eyed giant cyclops, son of Poseidon, Polyphemos also falls in love with her and tries to woo her, but. Galatea rejects the giant. When Polyphemos the giant learned of Galatea's love for Acis, he fell into a jealous rage and crushed Acis with a rock. Galateia was grief stricken. The sea nymph with her divine powers turns him into a murmuring fountain.
Here are some photos from the beautiful pastrol presentation Acis and Galatea.