Invention and innovation at the heart of QF’s reesha performing arts festival

The second edition of the D’reesha Performing Arts Festival, which takes place during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, is expected to include a component dedicated to invention and innovation which, through art, music and astronomy, will help bring science to life.

The STEAM-focused addition, titled D’reesha of Invention and Innovation, will allow visitors to conduct experiments and participate in hands-on workshops, while learning about various local scientists, scholars and researchers and their contributions to the world.

“QF’s D’reesha Performing Arts Festival reflects the belief that learning does not just take place within the four walls of the classroom, and that creative, innovative and diverse forms of education can empower children. children and young people,” said Ameera Al Aji. , Community Arts Manager at QF.

“D’reesha of Invention and Innovation will encourage children and their families to engage in STEAM activities in fun, meaningful and tangible ways, inspiring them to explore their curiosity while helping to fuel a quest for lifelong learning. life.

“And this year, as the country welcomes visitors from around the world for the World Cup, we will be able to show how Education City, through this festival, is a center of knowledge that inspires learning, discovery and exploration. .”

Sharing this belief, sponsor ConocoPhillips Qatar. “Children are naturally curious and will always ask questions about the world around them, and we at ConocoPhillips Qatar recognize that a progressive upbringing in the local community can help our youngsters embrace that curious side and make learning a habit,” said Todd Creeger, President of Conoco Phillips Qatar.

“As proud sponsors of D’reesha of Invention and Innovation, we are thrilled to support an educational initiative that promotes scientific discovery while highlighting the rich history of research and scholarship in the Arab world, which is replete with pioneers who helped shape modern ideas and technologies.

A number of local partners have also organized activities for D’reesha of innovation and invention. Texas A&M University in Qatar, a QF partner university, will present its popular robotics arena, while Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has prepared theatrical performances, competitions and science experiments on the theme of energy quality. water, as well as workshops on electrical energy and the environment.

The Qatar Scientific Club will host an exhibition space dedicated to women in science, and CurioCITY will provide an interactive wall of motion sensors combining modern technology with physical activity. Finally, the Museum of Illusions will host a play area for children, as well as dilemma games and puzzles for people of all ages, alongside its popular optical illusion exhibits.

QF’s D’reesha Performing Arts Festival will be held in Education City from December 11 to 17 under the theme “Travel and Adventure”. Open to all, it will present a variety of performances in Arabic and English, ranging from music and poetry to visual arts and theatre.

To learn more, visit www.qf.org.qa/dreesha

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