BAHRAIN’S Spring of Culture festival continues this week with an exciting line-up of events.
The Imagining Sky Workshop will take place tonight and tomorrow for children aged eight to 12.
Artist Shona Illingworth will run a series of workshops with children, exploring their ideas of the sky through drawing, poetry, film-making and discussions.
Prior registration is required for the event which starts at 4pm on both days.
A 2016 Japanese drama film A Living Promise, will be screened at the Bahrain National Museum tonight.
The film portrays Nakahara, the chief executive of an information technology company who feels unsettled after he gets a call from a close friend who he had a falling out with three years ago.
Held as part of the Japan Film Festival, the screening will start at 7pm and entry is free for all.
Tomorrow, ‘A Tribute to Abdel Halim Hafez’ will see Egyptian singer Ahmed Efat and the Arab Music Ensemble pay homage to the late Egyptian singer’s classic love songs from the 1950s to 1970s.
The event is being organised in co-operation with the Egyptian Embassy in Bahrain.
The following day, on Friday, Taiwanese-American pianist Steven Lin will take the stage.
‘Romantic Revolutionaries’ is a virtuoso performance of classic works by some of the all-time greatest romantic-era composers, including Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt, Robert Schumann and others.
Both concerts start at 8pm and entry is free.
Meanwhile, an unusual classical concert comes to town on Friday and Saturday as the Mr Adam – Almaty Symphony Orchestra takes to the stage at Bahrain Bay.
The concert is a line of absolutely new art – an exciting symbiosis of hi-tech and classical music, created not only for art admirers, but also for those who are not familiar with classical music.
Mr Adam invites you on an exciting musical journey through his life.
By a whirlwind of events on stage performed by 17 young ambitious musicians and actors, you will find yourself plunging into an evening of magic combining modern technology, high art classical music with storytelling and spectacular visual content.
The ticketed event starts at 7pm on both days.
Live performances highlighting various styles of the uniquely Bahraini Fjiri tradition will be held in Muharraq on Saturday.
Fjiri is a mystical genre that traces its roots back to the island’s glorious legacy of its world-famous pearling heritage.
Starting at 8pm, the event will take place at Dar Al Muharraq.
Entry is free for all.
Celebrated British rock star, Steve Winwood, will bring his iconic music to Bahrain Bay next Thursday.
The singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and two-time Grammy award winner will play to crowds starting at 8.30 pm.
For more information on all Spring of Culture shows, events and activities visit www.springofculture.org or @springofculture on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.