Annual Superheroes Festival to begin today in Sharjah

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Annual Superheroes Festival to begin today in Sharjah
Visitors to Al Majaz Waterfront, Sharjah, can dress up as superheroes during the three-day festival starting today. - Supplied photo

Sharjah - Favourite heroes await visitors at Al Majaz Waterfront.

By Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 18 Nov 2015, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Thu 19 Nov 2015, 3:41 PM

Today will see the launch of the annual Superheroes Festival at Al Majaz Waterfront. The festival, which will run from November 19 - 21, offers the chance for adults and children alike to don their capes and enjoy a masterclass in saving the world, superheroes style.

The schedule:> Two films shown daily at 5.30pm and 7.30pm
> Thursday: Big Hero 6 and Captain America 2: Winter Soldier
> Friday: Lego Movie and Avengers 2: Age of Ultron
> Saturday: Pixels and Guardians of the Galaxy
> Workshops from 6pm - 10pm every evening. Activities include,
armour creation, how to draw superhero faces, paper cut art, creating a superhero symbol.
> 6pm-10.30pm: Transformers Show on the main stage as well as pop quiz. The festival will end every evening with a daily prize draw. To qualify for the draw, participants have to take part in a treasure hunt, which includes completing a minimum of four out of six activities to receive their superhero stamps.
In partnership with Sharjah based organisation FUNN, the festival will feature a fantastic array of performances, films and workshops. FUNN was established by the Sharjah government to promote media arts for and among children and youth in the UAE, and the festival, which offers the very best in media entertainment, fulfils that remit perfectly.
Mohammed Fadhel Al Mazroui, Al Majaz Waterfront Manager, said: "Families visiting the festival will be swept up in a kaleidoscope of superhero colours, with activities ranging from film viewings and shows to pop quizzes, workshops and the chance to meet and shake hands with their favourite comic superheroes. Getting young people to engage with their imaginations is so important and we are really excited to see the magic of superhero films come alive for attendees at this year's festival."
Shaikha Jawaher bint Abdullah Al Qasimi, Director of FUNN, added: "Our organisation was established to nurture a future generation of creative artists in media and film. The world of superheroes exposes the youth to perfectly represent the possibilities of what can be created with an open and eager imagination. Our hope is that each and every person who attends the festival is inspired to achieve greatness and to not let conventional ideas of what is possible stop them from reaching for the stars."

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