This year the Festival Fringe branches out to include adult performers. Festival goers can choose from a diverse line-up of performances that brings together artists from around the world who call the UAE their home. The poetess of Light, Bahareh covers potent themes like human rights, gender empowerment, life and death, and interfaith harmony. Bahareh sees her poetry as a bridge among people of nations and cultures. Poems are in both English and Persian.