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Earth hour and a 700 year-old blown glass mosque lamp

Light, suspended: Earth hour and a 700 year-old blown glass mosque lamp By Idries Trevathan and Daniel Kany Earth Hour is held…

27 March 2020

10 Recommended Books

“Ithra Library Membership” launched for booklovers for a limited time An old Arabian proverb says, “a book is like a garden…

26 March 2020

Ithra Commemorates World Theater Day

DHAHRAN, SAUDI ARABIA, MARCH 27, 2020 – The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) has created Saudi Arabia’s go-to…

26 March 2020

World Poetry Day: Poetry's past, present and powerful impact

Roses are red, violets are blue…. Poetry has been around for many centuries with an ongoing allure. From Rumi's connection with…

18 March 2020

Lulwah Al Homoud: Spirit, Word & Pen

Lulwah Al Homoud: Spirit, Word & PenInterviewed by Daniel Kany - 5 March 2020 On February 27, 2020, London-based Saudi artist…

18 March 2020

This House is Your House

On view at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) through April 2020 is a lavishly decorated interior space dating…

15 March 2020

3 Saudi Drummers

3 Local Saudi Drummers sit in with the Dhahran Big Band at Ithra Theater By Faisal Alyousif Performing Arts Coordinator…

16 February 2020

Saudi Arabia’s Modern Evolution

Before its prosperous blossoming, the desert lands of Saudi Arabia were populated by humble Arab tribes and dominated by the sand…

15 January 2020

The Inspiration of the Arabic Language

The Inspiration of the Arabic Language The revolutionary Nelson Mandela once said, “If you talk to a man in a language he…

30 December 2019