Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Topic: SIBF2019

Sharjah International Book Fair sets a Guinness World Record

The emirate adds a historic achievement to its cultural repertoire with the participation of 1,502 authors at the signing event. Most authors signing their own book simultaneously in one location.

A story about how the visionary led and managed Sharjah’s cultural project

The book presents the Sharjah Ruler’s strategic mindset and is an excellent reference for government departments, researchers and the media who are following up on the needs, suggestions and complaints of members of society.

Bollywood’s ‘bad man’ Gulshan Grover takes fans down the memory lane at Sharjah International Book Fair

If acting is about dexterously camouflaging the self, Gulshan Grover has done this for nearly four decades. The ‘bad man’ of Bollywood, whose onscreen persona people loved to hate, is a man who has mastered the craft by acting in over 400 films.

Sharjah Girl Guides sweeten many lives through ‘Cookies for a Cause’ fundraiser at SIBF 2019

A group of approximately 20 Guides and Brownies have volunteered to sell the cookies, walking the halls of the exhibition. The girls say they love the event, the responsibility and the opportunity to give something back to the community.

Leading international thrill writers share top tips at SIBF 2019

Multiple prize-winning Swedish author, Jessica Jarlvi and critically acclaimed Steven James, author of more than thirty books, including psychological thrillers, gave insights and writing tips to a gripped audience. Moderated by accomplished writer Kathleen Antrim, the session also had input from Dr. Fahad Hussain, a literary critic and member of the Bahrain Writers Association who pointed out that, although hugely popular and big sellers in the West, detective novels and thrillers are not very sought after in the Arab culture for complex cultural reasons.

Big bangs and bright balloons make physics child’s play at SIBF 2019

Using a series of experiments the kids learnt that what appears to white light is actually made up of a spectrum of colours, that oxygen is lighter than carbon dioxide, and that balloons make a very loud bang when filled with natural hydrochloride and heated up.