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Riyadh Book Fair 2021 open by Saudi culture minister

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Riyadh International Book Fair 2021

The Riyadh International Book Fair 2021 got inaugurate on Thursday by Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture. Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, who welcomed writers, publishers and cultural personalities. Also leaders from across the world.

Iraq is the honored guest of this year’s edition. In addition a number of Iraqi intellectuals and artists arrived on Thursday. Which is ahead of their presentations at the exhibition.

Iraq’s Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Antiquities Hassan Nazim and Egypt’s Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayem. Were present at the Riyadh International Book Fair opening ceremony in the capital. Which is being organize under King Salman’s patronage.

On the margins of the ceremony, Prince Badr bin Abdullah met with his Iraqi and Egyptian counterparts individually.

In view of the cultural links that have linked Iraq and Egypt throughout history. Prince Badr bin Abdullah said the Kingdom was eager to strengthen collaboration with them.  Also emphasizing the significance of collaborative effort to improve the role of literature as an important cultural reservoir.

This year’s fair, which runs from Friday to October 10. Also features over a thousand local, regional, and international publishing houses representing 28 countries.

On the 4th and 5th of October, the Literature, Publishing and Translation Commission, under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture, will host the first-ever publishers’ conference in the Kingdom.

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The conference will feature 12 panel discussions with 42 speakers from Saudi Arabia. Also  around the world to discuss the state of the publishing industry in the Arab world. In addition ongoing efforts to develop the industry to international competitive levels.

The theme for the new edition of the fair is “New Destination, New Chapter.”

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Filipino band will perform an unreleased song for Expo 2020

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They are also attempting to organize a meet-and-greet.

Filipino ex-pats in the UAE have most likely marked January 27 on their calendars by now: Ben&Ben, the Philippines’ most prominent and hottest band, is performing at Expo 2020 Dubai. And on Tuesday, they surprised their fans by announcing that they will be performing their unreleased song ‘Comets’ during the show.

The nine-piece folk-pop band reminded fans of their upcoming live performance at the world’s most fantastic show in an Instagram post. Adding that they will play the highly anticipated single for the first time.

The band released an 84-second teaser of the ‘bittersweet love song’ on TikTok two days ago, featuring vocalist Paolo Benjamin:

A Filipino band

A Filipino band

Ben&Ben will perform at the Expo’s Jubilee Stage on January 27 at 9 p.m. There may also be a meet-and-greet’: “p.s. We’re also attempting to arrange a meetup with Liwanag in Dubai.” Please get in communication with us if you have any suggestions!” In an Instagram comment, the band started

According to their members’ social media posts in the last few days. The band is busy preparing for the trip, finishing their vaccinations, and beginning their ‘pre-flight quarantine.’

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Scream has returned to satirize the new horror era

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The remade slasher film is now playing in UAE theatres.

Scream, starring Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox, resurrected horror twenty-five years ago with its self-aware take on the increasingly stale or formulaic slasher genre. Now, a new film called Scream, starring Campbell and Cox, is back to breathe new life into the you get the idea.

“Thank God we’re working in a franchise and a universe where it’s okay for a film to be wildly self-reflexive,” said co-director Tyler Gillett. “We had more instances of that meta experience than we can count while making the film.”

Like those in the 1996 original, Characters in the new Scream spend much of the plot debating horror movie tropes to figure out which one of the female? Black? The virgin? will be the next to perish. They realize that the most recent wave of attacks in their befuddlingly violent California hometown targets people connected to the killers 25 years ago.

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Scream

Fortunately, one character explains horror fans’ new love of “requels” films chronologically from previous films. But reboots the franchise with younger characters connected to the original cast.

“There are certain rules to survival, trust me, I know,” a returning David Arquette tells his younger, new co-stars. Several locations and scenarios are also revisited in the film.

It begins with a scene reminiscent of Drew Barrymore’s infamous and shocking death in the original. When she erroneously answered her landline, with the killer on the other end, before the opening credits have even rolled.

In the first scene of the new film. A Gen-Z teen is perplexed to discover that her parents’ old landline still works. And she initially refuses to answer. “The disregard we all have for landlines it’s fun for us,” co-director Matt Bettinelli-Olpin said.

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Chef Matthew hopes to encourage visitors to try plant-based cuisine

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His vegan outlets at the Expo serve a variety of delectable fare.

Is plant-based cuisine the way of the future? According to celebrity chef Matthew Kenney, best-selling author, and raw food culinary tour de force, the answer is unequivocal yes.

What better place to establish this than at Expo 2020 Dubai?

Kenney has three plant-based food ideas at the venue: Veg’d, XYST, and Mudra, which offers all-day breakfast sandwiches, afternoon tea, vegan small food bites and desserts, and a rooftop venue with plant-based sushi, BBQ, and a cocktail menu.

If that is not acceptable to whet your appetite, read our interview with the guru of plant-based cuisine himself. Who will be staying our fair shores soon, to learn why Vigenary is not as boring as it is assembled out; to be!

Why do you think plant-based cuisine is the food of the future?

Chef Matthew

Chef Matthew

I genuinely believe that the world is awakening and that people are becoming more concerned about what they put into their bodies, so the future of plant-based cuisine is undoubtedly bright. But we’re just getting started.

Aside from the obvious health benefits, why do you think going vegan is the way to go for us?

This, I believe, could be a turning point for the Middle Eastern vegan movement. Dubai has always been a dissolving pot of different cultures, with many vegan options. We now hope that our venue can show visitors that eating a plant-based diet recharges you and gives your body a break from heavy meats and dairy.

You will discover that you have a lot more energy, that the benefits for both your body and mind are endless. And that it does not have to be boring. Diners can motionless enjoy pizza, sushi, nachos, and other delectable foods while adhering to a healthy diet.

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