Reach Out To Asia’s (ROTA’s) Wheels ‘n’ Heels Family Fun Day has firmly established itself as Qatar’s largest annual community event since its inauguration in 2006.
While traditional publishing struggles, literary festivals have taken the international arts scene by storm. But who are they for, and how can they best balance the competing demands of art, politics and money? asks an author who has appeared at events from Glasgow to Gaza.
Organizing a showcase event at the end of a year-long celebration was never going to be easy. Add to this the fact that the event was due to be held overseas and the challenges are multiplied.