A Celebration of Failure

A Celebration of Failure

24 May 2019

Embracing our failures encourages others to share stories of their own humiliation, enabling growth, both together and as individuals.

This thought-provoking session will explore the value of failure as a constructive part towards progress. It will Highlight the merits of deliberately making — or at least attempting — mistakes, in order to carve out new directions and spur different methodologies in our lives and in our work. Finally, participants will be encouraged to create an award of failure that they may award themselves at the end of the session.

Ray Yafi
Graphic Designer

Age Limit


Warehouse421 wishes you a blessed Ramadan!

This May, we are proud to present another diverse program of workshops, short courses, film screenings and events for the people of Abu Dhabi and the UAE.

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Nomadic Traces: Journeys of Arabian Scripts, curated by Dr Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, continues at Warehouse421 this month. The exhibition explores the origins of six of the most influential alphabets in the history of the Middle East, and features new commissioned works by artists and designers from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine.

We are also excited to be hosting Al Rabi’a, an experimental, process-led space by the visual artist, Shaikha Al Ketbi, running until 2 June. Featuring static and moving paintings depicting scenes from the artist’s dreams, juxtaposed with fabricated recollections, Al Ketbi will further activate the space throughout May in collaboration with other members of the Warehouse421 creative community. 

This month’s program also includes the completion of short courses on documentary film and theatre acting, as well as workshops on henna art, drawing and painting, and graphic design, as part of our Ramadan program.

The “Khayal” series in collaboration with Early Starters, which brings children’s books to life through readings and activities, also continues in May with an inspirational session on the power of imagination and the magic of ideas.

As always, Warehouse421 is proud to be working with a range of local and international partners including Cinema Akil, Early Starters and Khatt Foundation, among others, on its public programs and events.

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