Al-Asha is preparing to launch in the historic Manfouha neighborhood

The Ministry of Culture is preparing to launch the “Al-Asha” event, which will allow literature lovers and visitors to learn about the details of the life and upbringing of the poet Maymoon bin Qais, nicknamed “Al-Asha”, who was born in the town of Manfuha in the middle of the Arabian Peninsula in 570AD in the late pre-Islamic era.

The event will be held during the period from December 23 to January 5, in Al-Farian Street, next to the Al-Yamamah entertainment center in the historical Manfouha district in the city of Riyadh. economics at that time.

The event includes multiple sections, including the performance theater section, which will present visitors with the play “The Poet Maker” and poetry evenings embodying the poet’s life and his famous poems. Five personalities of the poet Al-Asha at different stages of his life, in addition to the presentation of important personalities who lived in the Arab world, and painters, photographers and sculptors share their creativity in front of visitors through the “Street of Art” located at the site of the event.

The “Al-Asha” event includes a museum and a café designed to simulate the historical period in which the great Arab poet lived, in addition to a three-dimensional display on the wall of the main entrance to the event, telling the story of Al-Asha from birth to death, including his name, city, travels, poetry and title, in addition to an area for crafts The traditional crafts that present an accurate simulation of the crafts used in the period in which Al-Asha lived, such as papermaking, wickerwork, embroidery, millwork, pottery, tanning, weaving, carpet making, and sword making.

The event will include allocating a children’s corner consisting of eight pillars: the storyteller, an interactive mural, calligraphy, clay, coloring, sand, puppet theatre, recitation, and photography, in order to provide knowledge content about the life of the blind in templates suitable for children and their interests.

By organizing the “Al-Asha” event, the Ministry of Culture seeks to celebrate the pioneering and founding names of Arab culture, especially those that emerged from the heart of the Arabian Peninsula and had an impact on the march of Arab creativity since the early ages, such as the poet Al-Asha, who was and still is a cultural symbol of great value in the history of Arabic literature. The virtual museum application also represents a reproduction of this authentic cultural heritage in an innovative form that contributes to enhancing the interaction of the contemporary public with heritage, and in a creative context that makes culture a lifestyle that the community lives and interacts with easily and easily.


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