Arts, Culture and Events

  • Baghdad International Fair: Discovering Egypt

    Baghdad – (iina) Egyptian merchants display their products at the Baghdad International Fair. The fair gives them an opportunity to showcase their culture through clothes, food, and decorations. These independent merchants add a bright touch to the fair as their stands are packed with colours coming from spices, and gold…

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  • Iraqi Council for Businesswomen Promotes Women Empowerment

    Baghdad – (iina) The Baghdad International Fair exhibits a section for Iraqi businesswomen who run independent businesses. Dr. Sabah Al-Tameemi established this initiative, in order to empower women and give them opportunities to partner with other countries to develop their independent businesses. As many of them started from small businesses,…

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  • Iraqi Handicrafts Gallery Exhibits Unique Cultural Pieces

    Baghdad – (iina) Shine On Gallery Exhibition is back in Baghdad with new handicrafts made by independent artists and business owners. Most of the arts and crafts represent the Iraqi culture with jewellery, paintings, home decorations, and many more. It is also a great place for tourists to explore the…

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  • Najaf’s Stone Engraving Practice

    Najaf – (iina) The city of Najaf is well known for its ancient heritage and holy places. The visitors of the holy shrines can bring back with them special Iraqi arts and crafts they can purchase as souvenirs. Amongst those is the art of engraving Arabic calligraphy or religious prayers…

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  • Literary Week in Baghdad

    https://youtu.be/D-mxkb5WOXU Baghdad – (iina) The capital of Iraq hosts a book festival inviting the citizens to find knowledge in books. Different types of people attended the event where authors spread their cultural expertise through their work. Date Created: 15th December, 2023 Date Taken: 5th December, 2023 Editor: Elika Bozorgi Photographer:…

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  • Home-Made Omani Products Exhibited at the Omani Festival

    Baghdad – (iina) As Iraq and Oman are solidifying their relations, an exhibition of traditional Omani products is held in Baghdad. The independent business owners embody their country’s heritage through Bukhoor, honey, and jewellery. The festival creates a festive environment for the visitors who explore the Omani culture. Published: 6th…

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  • “I Am Iraqi… I Read” Festival Shines in Baghdad

    Baghdad – (iina) The annual festival “I Am Iraqi… I Read” kicked off in the gardens of Abu Nawas Street in Baghdad. This festival is an annual gathering of cultural and civic events, in collaboration with government institutions showcasing their publications and activities. The event witnessed a remarkable attendance of…

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  • Music of Iraq: Sumariyat Musical Band

    https://youtu.be/YoT3LAatTXE Baghdad – (iina) In an exclusive interview with the General Director of the Department of Musical Arts, Maestro Alaa Majeed, speaks on the musical band Sumariyat and its representation of Iraqi culture through music. Published: 30th October, 2023 Date Taken: 24th October, 2023 City: Baghdad Country: Iraq Category: Culture…

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  • Baghdad’s Theatre Festival Concludes its 4th Edition

    https://youtu.be/zLacJhQozSI The Baghdad International Theatre Festival showcased a total of 20 Arab and local Iraqi performances, making a great progress in the theatre sector for Iraqi artists. The event brought great ambitions for the future of theatre and all the people involved in it. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and…

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  • Picasso’s Smile: An Iraqi Independent Film Showcased in London

    https://youtu.be/5HA0K7Uv-n8 London – (iina) Jaafar Muraad, the Director of Picasso’s Smile, presents his new film at the screening event in London. He explains the importance of Iraqi film representation as well as the themes covered in the film. Published: 13th October, 2023 Date Taken: 7th October, 2023 City: London Country:…

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