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Arts fair to showcase talent

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LOCAL and international artists residing in Bahrain will be celebrated in the coming months as the 44th Bahrain Annual Fine Arts Fair commences today.

Organised by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities and held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the event will take place until March 7.

Visitors will discover a colourful display of styles and techniques, through different mediums of expression as the creativity and ingenuity of artists in Bahrain is celebrated at the tent at Arad Fort from 8am to 8pm daily. Admission is free. Visit www.culture.gov.bh for further information.

Spotlight on calligraphy

EXPLORE the beauty of Arabic calligraphy at an exhibition titled Between Muharraq and Seville: A Bolza-Bussad Dialogue.

Organised by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities the exhibition will take place at Bahrain National Museum from Saturday to March 20. It will feature a collaboration between Bahraini artist Ebrahim Bussad and Orientalist artist based Elisabeth Bolza in Spain. The expo aims to create an artistic dialogue that connects East and West through a series of collage works about Muharraq. The event is open between 8am and 8pm and admission is free.

Visit www.culture.gov.bh for further information.

Circus treat

THE first GCC-based circus brand is performing two daily shows in Bahrain over the next few months. Boulevard Circus features around 25 performers from Russia, Ukraine, China and Egypt including jugglers, magicians, clowns, tight-rope walkers and death-defying acrobats.

Organised by HANO events in partnership with entertainer Ahmed Emam and held under the patronage of Capital Governor Shaikh Hisham bin Abdul Rahman

Al Khalifa, performances are taking place at 4.30pm and 6.30pm on weekdays and 5pm and 7pm on weekends. The shows continue daily until April 28. 

For more information follow @boulevardcircus on Instagram or www.facebook.com/ boulevardcircus.

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