Dua Lipa to headline Louvre Abu Dhabi's one-year anniversary celebrations

Taking place from November 8 until November 11, the four-day celebrations will feature concerts, exhibitions, family activities and workshops as well as pop-up spoken art performances

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - Nov 9: Dua Lipa performs live on stage at Audio Club on November 9, 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.(Photo by Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)
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Louvre Abu Dhabi has announced a packed programme in celebration of its one-year anniversary with an exclusive performance from Dua Lipa as the headline act on Sunday, November 11.

The 22-year-old British singer has taken the music world by storm with her raspy voice and soulful lyrics.

It was during a 2010 visit to her Albanian parents' homeland that Lipa began dropping pop song covers of Nelly Furtado and Pink on her YouTube account. She attracted the attention of Lana Del Rey’s manager Ben Mawson, who signed her up to the major label Warner Music Group three years ago.

The One Kiss hitmaker is sure to Blow Your Mind if her performance at Du Arena in February this year was anything to go by. She dazzled about 3,000 fans at du Forum on Yas Island with an intense performance. Lipa's performance will take place at Louvre Abu Dhabi's concert village on November 11. Tickets are Dh200 with free entry to the museum from 2pm to 6pm. The doors of the concert village will open from 6pm with DJ sets before the show.

What else is happening?

The Louvre Abu Dhabi anniversary celebrations will take place from Thursday, November 8 until Sunday, November 11. The four-day festivities will feature concerts, exhibitions, family activities and workshops as well as pop-up spoken art performances across the museum, from the promenade under the dome to the newly updated permanent galleries and auditorium.

Spoken art

When: November 9 to November 11, 1pm to 6pm

What: Seven spoken-word artists, directed by Dorian Paul Rogers, will stage pop-up performances across the musuem. The acts will be inspired by artwork in the galleries at Louvre Abu Dhabi. The artists include Jayzus Zain and Qutouf Yahia from Sudan, Safwa Mohammed and Jorge Monterrosa from the US, Shamma AlBastaki and Salem AlAttas from the UAE, Aathma Dious from India and Danabelle Gutierrez from the Philippines.


When: November 6 to November 18

What: Constellations is an animated digital installation by Emirati interdisciplinary designer Salem Al Mansoori. The piece reflects the data of the Louvre Abu Dhabi over the course of the past year. Constellations varies from digital fabrication to data visualisation and also includes algorithm-based visual art installations.

Where: Lobby, Louvre Abu Dhabi

Pop-up architecture weekend

When: November 10 to November 11, 10am to 7pm

What: There will be free workshops for all ages in the park in front of the museum, where participants build constructions inspired by Louvre Abu Dhabi's dome, using large-scale geometric shapes


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