I got to see a gathering of some of the gifted poets and writers who recited their beautiful work at 'The Gardens Perform', an amazing night of Prose, Poetry and Music at the Vertical Gardens, 360 Mall on Saturday 12 November. Poem recitals were in English and Arabic which were purely the work of each artist himself/ herself. This event was organized by 360 Mall, as part of the annual Nuqat Conference.
A variety of poems ranging from saving the environment, musings on Arab women's empowerment, a teacher's reflections on the institute of education, love poem about food, the beauty and joy of color blue as opposed to it being attributed as a color of sadness, a chef's secret behind his delicious Ratatouille owing to his mom's home made recipe, and many other inspiring, thought provoking and soul stirring poems were rendered. You will see them enlisted in the event program photo. It ended with a musical band singing a few timeless songs concluding with Lionel Richie's song 'Hello'. What a lovely finale!
Some photos from the event