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Travels with Darley: Exploring Qatar
Evening Program with Light Reception
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 6:45 p.m.
Darley exploring falconry traditions in the desert of Qatar (Photo: Travels with Darley)
Emmy-nominated television host, writer, and producer Darley Newman shares insider’s tips on Qatar, which she curated while filming her popular PBS series “Travels with Darley.” She enlisted local experts to guide her through markets, museums, restaurants, and beautiful natural locations, revealing surprising finds and delving deep into the local culture of this Middle Eastern nation.
As she explored topics from the tradition of falconry to adventures in the desert to Qatari cuisine, Darley met locals of all walks of life who shared stories about Qatar’s history and present-day culture, including female entrepreneurs, soccer enthusiasts, and museum curators. She focuses on the cosmopolitan capital, Doha, as well as off-the-beaten path experiences amid deserts and mangroves. Attendees enjoy a sneak preview of her episode devoted to Qatar, as well as a look at some of the production crew’s fun outtakes from filming.
After the program, enjoy light appetizers.
Listen to Darley Newman’s interview on the Not Old Better podcast with host Paul Vogelzang.
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)