IWG be­gins ac­tiv­i­ties for new cul­tural sea­son

Kuwait Times - - WHAT’S ON - By Faten Omar

As part of the cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties of the In­ter­na­tional Women’s Group (IWG), a tra­di­tional and en­ter­tain­ing event was held yes­ter­day at Crowne Plaza Ho­tel and was at­tended by IWG mem­bers. The event be­gins In­ter­na­tional Women’s Group’s (IWG) ac­tiv­i­ties for their 2016-2017 cul­tural sea­son which is chaired this year by the Rus­sian am­bas­sador’s wife Elena.

The event was part of the reg­u­lar events and ac­tiv­i­ties held by IWG mem­bers. “These ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude dif­fer­ent cel­e­bra­tions and events like vis­it­ing tra­di­tional places,” Nar­jis Al Shatti, IWG mem­ber told the Kuwait Times. “Other cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude those pre­sented by the di­plo­mats’ spouses from their home coun­tries’ cul­tures.” Shatti added that there will be many fu­ture ac­tiv­i­ties for the IWG mem­bers. “IWG will visit Oman this year. We also plan to host cook­ing work­shops that will start this month; the first one will be hosted by Ruby Tues­day.”

She said that rep­re­sen­ta­tives from South African em­bassy will teach the mem­bers how to cook tra­di­tional African cui­sine. Shatti noted that there will also be monthly paint­ing work­shops held by the spouses of the Egyp­tian and Hun­gar­ian Am­bas­sadors. The work­shops will be in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Na­tional Coun­cil for Cul­ture, Arts and Let­ters in Ab­du­laziz Hussein Cul­tural Cen­ter in Mishref. The IWG will also or­ga­nize in win­ter sports ac­tiv­i­ties for its mem­bers at pub­lic parks.

For his part, Am­bas­sador of South Africa to Kuwait M P Bon said that the South Africa em­bassy is happy to share the beauty of hu­man­ity in Africa with mem­bers of the IWG. “It is my plea­sure to be in­vited to such an event in which we can share our tra­di­tions and cul­ture. I hope you en­joy our cul­tural event that will show you what South Africa has to of­fer,” he said. The event in­cluded a per­for­mance, where the band pre­sented a tra­di­tional drum show. This event aims to strengthen the re­la­tions with other mem­bers, where the wives of new am­bas­sadors meet with other mem­bers to ex­change in­for­ma­tion about their coun­tries, tra­di­tion, food and cul­ture.

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