Noor Riyadh: A Celebration of Lights

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What’s Noor Riyadh you may ask,

Have you noticed today that Riyadh is brighter than usual?

Have you been wondering why it’s so? 

The reason behind this brightness is that Riyadh and its people are going to have a splendidly artistic festival, more than 60 artists from 20 countries around the world are to celebrate the light, exposing many different artistic ways that catch the sense of the audience.   

If you want to experience the beauty of light and a fan of sky-gazing, along with other various light sources, then this festival is going to bring a great experience that will light up all your senses & emotions.

Noor Riyadh Festival will start from March 18 to April 10 as part of Riyadh’s Art program, one of the most impressive projects that started in 2019. Turning Riyadh to an open art gallery, combining modernity & cultural traditions.

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Riyadh Romps Around With Lights

In Noor Riyadh Festival, famous Saudi artists are going to participate, representing about 40% of the participants including popular names such as Maha Malluh, Ayman Zeidan, Lulwah Al-Homoud, and others.  In addition to the Saudi artists, international artists from 20 countries around the world are going to participate representing 60%. Those artists include Daniel Buren, Ilya, and Emilia Kabakov, among others. 

Noor Riyadh Festival will have a variety of activities including panel discussions, workshops, guided tours, art exhibitions, movies, and various celebrations starting its first event under “Elham Riyadh” title.    

Light Upon Light Exhibition

“Light Upon Light” is one of the most prominent exhibitions that include great artistic works divided into four parts, based on the concept of light:

Acknowledging Light

Experiencing Light

Light Show 

Environmental light 

With the title of “Under One Sky”, Light Upon Light Exhibition aims to represent the concept of unity, gathering of people around the light, and charming flames that brighten their hearts and gathers them under the light of love especially with COVID-19 separating all of us.  

The exhibition also includes “Arts of Light, from the 60s”. Providing the visitors with the experience of cognitive & sensational touchings.

Riyadh Brings The Stars to Right Where You Are:

As singing brightens our existence, the festival also includes the best concerts, the biggest & most original singing stars, such as Ray of Solskin, that are sure to brighten up the spring of 2021.

Many Exciting Activities & Exhibitions such as:  

  • Museums and community participation in Saudi Arabia. 
  • Ligh, carving, and painting by James Clara and Iván Navarro 
  • Light and courage 
  • Light and communication 
  • Changing of Views

Guiding tours like:

  • King Abdullah Financial District 
  • King Abdulaziz Historical City 
  • Watching stars 
  • Taking photos  
  • Virtual tour 
  • “Light Upon Light” Exhibition 
  • Light and sensations
  • Women’s guiding tours  
  • Historical tours 

Celebrations: 

  • Noor Riyadh X MDLBeast
  • Noor Riyadh X MDLBeast (Hat Claps)
  • Noor Riyadh for music 

Movies: 

  • A Vision From Light – Light Writing
  • Scales – Light Writing

 

Panel discussions: 

  • Culture and the future of cities 
  • Artistic works in public places 
  • Power of nature 
  • One sky gathers us all – light and universe art 
  • A panel discussion with Saudi art guiders 
  • Interactive environment-light and technology art 
  • Journey to light and darkness 
  • Electronic music and light art 
  • Journey to contemporary art 
  • Culture and creativity in Saudi Arabia 

Workshops: 

  • Sustainable lighting
  • Light Symphony 
  • Light and hope 
  • Tales of lights 
  • Light and creativity 
  • Creative economy 
  • Light is the vision 

 


That’s not just it, other events will also brighten Riyadh and show the effort of Saudi Arabia in increasing the level of engagement and excitement.  

We hope you have a killer time at Noor Riyadh Festival! 

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