Thousands visited Katara in February

March 03, 2013 - 3:24:27 am

Doha: Thousands of people visited Katara in February to attend a string of activities which included a moving lecture by Yusuf Estes, attended by some 3,500 people, and the Iraqi Folklore held in partnership with the Iraqi Embassy. 

The world premiere of Romeo and Juliet, presented in partnership with the British Council and Globe Education, as part of the Qatar UK 2013 string of initiatives, was another highlight of the month.

“At Katara, we are truly committed to educating and entertaining the community while building cultural bridges. I would therefore like to thank all those involved in making each of these events a great success and look forward to welcoming everyone to future events,” Dr Khalid Al Sulaiti (pictured), General Manager of Katara, said. 

A series of events are also lined up for March. Live HD screenings of a performance of Parcifal starring Jonas Kaufmann in the title role will kick start today at 8:00pm. The screening will be followed by Zandonai’s compelling opera, Francesca Da Rimini on March 16 at 7pm. Both events are expected to be screened at Katara’s Drama Theatre, Building 16. 

Another highlight in March includes the 10-day Halal Hal, the second annual halal Qatar festival which celebrates traditional Qatari culture through arts and crafts, food and entertainment, such as Qatari games and folk songs. Starting March 22, the festival will also bring to life a rare insight into Qatar’s sheep and goat industry and allows the public to look into this aspect of Qatari tradition.

The Peninsula