THE popular annual Bahrain Summer Festival returns with its Golden Edition next week.
The 14th iteration of the event will be held from July 11 to 31 and returns to an in-person format this year after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
Three rising Bahraini stars will perform in a special show highlighting local talents on July 11.
The evening will see Mohamed Al Najjar and siblings Haya and Layan Al Hamad put on a classical music show for all to enjoy.
Mr Al Najjar has won several music awards and performed a number of shows across the UK, where he is studying piano and composition.
The Al Hamad sisters have participated in many competitions and concerts at schools and institutes in Bahrain, and won a number of awards and first place medals for their works.
The event begins at 7pm.
Brainiac Remixed, described as the ‘most outrageous’ live science show, is back, revamped and better than ever.
With captivating, high-energy experiments, Brainiac Live takes to the stage for the very first time in the kingdom.
The event will be held on July 12, 13 and 14 July, with the first show beginning at 5pm and another at 8pm.
Both performances are being held at the Cultural Hall in Manama.
A variety of fun-filled workshops have also been lined up as part of the festival.
n An Embroidery Craft workshop is being organised in collaboration with Saudi Culture Ministry. It is open to those aged seven to 15.
n The Art Of Ebru workshop will introduce participants to the techniques and tools of Ebru, the Turkish art of creating colourful patterns on water. It is open to those aged 10 to 15.
n Enjoy painting on recycled materials at a workshop organised in collaboration with the Indian Embassy next week. The event is open to those aged seven to 15.
n A workshop teaching participants how to make popular Thai desserts is being organised by The Royal Thai Embassy. The classes will be led by chef to the Thai Ambassador-designate Piyapak Sricharoen and is open to those aged 15 and above.
n A special workshop which will identify plastic damage and how to minimise it through transforming waste into valuable items is being organised by the Supreme Council For Environment. Those aged seven to 15 can attend.
n An ice-breaking exercise and team-building activity is being held by the Pakistan Embassy. The activity will be followed by an artwork made by all participating children between the ages of 10 to 15.
n Participants will learn the techniques and basics of hand printing in a workshop organised in collaboration with the Youth and Sport Affairs Ministry. The event is open to those aged 10 to 15.
All workshops will be held at the Art Centre in Manama from July 11 to 13, with three sessions each day, starting at 5.15pm, 6.30pm and 7.45pm.
n Learn the beautiful art of Batik in a workshop on Monday. The event, which is open to those aged eight to 15, will be held in three sessions, starting at 5.15pm, 6.30pm and 7.45pm at the Art Centre.
n A Fun Corner is open throughout the Summer Festival for ages six to 15 at the same location. It will serve as the destination for joyful, interactive and educational activities that will help develop children’s confidence and engage them into enhancing knowledge, character and creativity. It is open from 5pm to 9pm daily.
n Delve into the kingdom’s rich history with a unique two-day workshop focused on freehand drawing methods using perspectives in interior and architectural areas in Bahrain. Participants will learn about conceptual drawing, which focuses on a number of essential factors in building design. They will also learn how to use a sketch to represent their own perceptions and send a message that is inspired by Dilmun culture. The event will be held on July 12 and 13 from 5.30pm to 7pm at the Bahrain National Museum. It is suitable for those aged 15 and above.
All events and workshops are being conducted for free and organised by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities.
For more information, visit culture.gov.bh