Alserkal Avenue's summer programme kicks off

 Participants in the intuitive creativity workshop at thejamjar. Through breathing exercises and meditation techniques, participants will be guided through a state of relaxation before unleashing their creativity using ink techniques. Image courtesy of Alserkal Avenue 

Participants in the intuitive creativity workshop at thejamjar. Through breathing exercises and meditation techniques, participants will be guided through a state of relaxation before unleashing their creativity using ink techniques. Image courtesy of Alserkal Avenue 

A book club examining Marcel Proust’s The Way by Swann’s over a series of intimate discussions as well as stories about the night sky recounted by the head of Dubai Astronomy Group are part of the literary output for Alserkal Avenue's summer programme. Sensing Memory is a series of workshops, lectures, performances, and seminars that straddles the disparate subjects of narrative, architecture, virtual reality and war begins this week and culminates in the middle of September. The programme also includes practical sessions teaching participants as how to write a memoir, how to access subconscious memory and how to make your own perfume.

It is a carefully curated schedule of events designed for the culturally conscious and aimed at stimulating all the senses: keep an eye out for coffee-tasting sessions as well as tai chi lessons and storytelling for kids.

Gone are the days when Dubai became a cultural desert during the scorching heat of the summer. If you are in the city and here for the long haul, make sure you check out the website for the full programme.

  • Sensing Memory. July 15 to September 15, 2018. www.alserkalavenue.ae