BAHRAIN’s rich culture and heritage will be showcased at a series of events being held this week to mark National Day and Accession Day.
Organised by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (Baca), the celebrations include an exhibition which began earlier this week.
‘Life Below Water’ is an annual art competition by the Riffa Views International School, which focuses on important issues within the kingdom. This year’s exhibit aligns with the implementation of Bahrain’s Vision 2030 sustainability goals with students spreading awareness on saving marine life, its conservation and keeping seas clean.
The exhibit will continue until Saturday, from 9am to 8pm, at the Art Centre, Muharraq.
* A pop-up market will open at Suq Al Qaysariya in Muharraq today. It will run until Saturday, from 10am to 1pm and 4pm to 8pm.
* A group exhibition by Bahrain Women Printmakers opens at the Art Centre this evening from 7pm. The latest edition of the ‘Lines of Light’ will feature works by invited artists and members of the printmakers group. They will use the power of light as a physical medium and an allegory. The presentation is open to the public until December 29, from 9am to 8pm.
* ‘Manama Doesn’t Sleep’ commemorates the 33rd anniversary of the Bahrain National Museum with events embracing the energy of the city and Bahrain as a whole.
The non-stop, 12-hour celebration includes musical performances, literary talk, fine art exhibits and more, all at the Bahrain National Museum and Cultural Hall, starting 7pm this evening and ending at 7am tomorrow.
* The third ‘Made in Bahrain’ shop opens at Suq Al Baraha in Diyar Al Muharraq tomorrow, coinciding with the kingdom’s National Day. It will be open to the public from 10am to 10pm.
* On Martyr’s Day on Friday, artist Hala Mohammed Al Khalifa will host a creative workshop for children inspired by jasmines flowers, a symbol of hope.
The event, being organised in collaboration with the Royal Humanitarian Foundation, will take place from 10am at the Art Centre.
* World Arabic Language Day will be marked on Saturday by the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage. The event opens at 11am at the centre’s premises in Manama.
This year’s focus is on ‘Arabic Language and Civilisational Communication’, aligning with the Unesco’s vision.
* The Al Khalifiyah Travelling Library will be launched on Sunday, moving one of the oldest public libraries in Bahrain and the first in Muharraq from its location in the heart of the old city to all corners of the kingdom. It aims to spread the culture of reading to a wider segment of society.
The traveling library’s locations and timings will be announced through the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities’ social media channels.
* The winner of ‘A bench in Muharraq’ competition will be unveiled and the dates and timings will be announced soon. The event will be organised in co-operation with the Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry and is open for public viewing in Arad Fort, Bu Maher Fort, Amarat Fakhro and Amarat Jamshir in Muharraq.