TAKE a peek at what is in store for the island as the Spring of Culture festival comes to a close this week.
Among the series of events is the 27th edition of the Annual Bahrain Heritage Festival, which will showcase various aspects that shaped Bahrain’s culture and reflect the depth of its civilisation and human heritage.
This year’s festival focuses on ‘Arabian Horses’ and will be held at Riffa Fort, starting from today.
The free event will continue until May 3 and is being held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad.
A Pearling Path Photo Walk that will take participants along the path in Muharraq, from Al Ghous House to Siyadi Majlis, will also take place on Saturday, starting at 3.30pm.
It will cover a total distance of 3.5km and participants will get to capture their own photos of heritage buildings and public squares along the Pearling Path, which is Bahrain’s second Unesco World Heritage Site.
A sharing platform for the artistic and photography community in Bahrain will also be held at the Bin Matar House on the same day.
Day of Photography is a free full-day event which will include a panel talk on the popular Bahraini project ‘Photos A La Chair’.
Alongside other events, it will also host a slidefest with local and regional photographers in collaboration with Dubai-based Gulf Photo Plus.
A series of musical concerts, accentuating the rich tapestry of Bahraini folk music, will be held at Dar Al Riffa on Saturday.
The location of the event is a conservation and rehabilitation structure of the original one within the old neighbourhood, and includes a contemporary extension to accommodate larger performances and residency spaces.
The free concert begins at 8pm.
A two-day screenwriting workshop will take place at Al Khalifiya Library in Muharraq next Monday and Tuesday.
Conducted by New York Times best-selling author Bret Lott, whose book Jewel was made into the 2001 film of the same name starring Farah Fawcett and Cicely Tyson, the workshop will examine scenes from screenplays made from Lott’s own work, as well as scenes from other films.
The registered event starts at 6pm on both days.