IWG begins activities for new cultural season
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.