The DaSilva Marionette Circus Troupe is all set to return to the kingdom for another thrilling display.
Audiences will be dazzled by aerial acrobatics on the flying trapeze, performers staging spectacular cycling stunts and enjoy a few laughs watching the antics of the cheeky clowns.
Noisy Oyster brings this traditional family show, now in its second generation, right up-to-date with all the thrills and spills of a real-life circus.
The entertaining event is perfect for the whole family and will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a show at 5pm and 8pm each day.
Several traditional dances from Indonesia will be featured in a special show on Monday.
With a large number of ethnicities and local tribes that reside along the archipelago of the country, Indonesia is home to a variety of traditional dances.
The evening’s performances begin at 5pm and will include the country’s most popular Maumere dances.
It is being held in collaboration with the Indonesian Embassy.
The melodies of Angklung mixed beautifully with modern instruments such as the guitar and piano will be the highlight of a special event on the same day.
The Angklung is a musical instrument from Indonesia made of a varying number of bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame. In 2010, Unesco officially recognised the unique instrument as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
The show begins at 8pm and is being held in collaboration with the Indonesian Embassy.
All events are being organised as part of the Bahrain Summer Festival at the Cultural Hall in Manama.
A number of interactive educational workshops have also be planned this week as part of the same festival.
•A two-day Conceptual Sketching workshop will be held on Friday and Saturday. The workshop will focus on the principles of drawing using pencil, ink and colours. Participants will learn the elementary skills of sketching, character drawing and imagination while visualising the tale of Enkidu, a legendary figure in ancient Mesopotamian mythology and Gilgamesh’s best friend. The event, which is being held at the Bahrain National Museum is open to those aged 15 and above and will go on from 5.30pm to 7pm.
• A Leather Forming workshop is being organised at the Art Centre from Saturday to Monday. During the workshop, participants will learn how to make and create accessories of all kinds. The event will take place in three sessions each day, starting at 5.15pm, 6.30pm and 7.45pm. It is open to children between the ages of seven and 15.
• In a Drawing on Wood workshop beginning on July 26, participants will learn to unleash their creativity and design their own wooden coasters. The event will go on till July 28 with three sessions held each day, starting at 5.15pm, 6.30pm and 7.45pm. It will be held at the Art Centre and is open to children between the ages of seven and 15.
Children can also enjoy additional sessions of a number of workshops that will continue at the Art Centre today and tomorrow.
• A special workshop organised in collaboration with Saudi’s Culture Ministry will revive the kingdom’s national heritage represented by art and inscriptions on rocks and mountains. It is open to those between the ages of seven and 15.
• A Hanging Wind Chimes workshop will see children between the ages of 10 and 15 enjoy a creative experience that allows them to express themselves, develop and strengthen their hand-eye co-ordination.
• A decoupage workshop will teach children the art of decorating an object by gluing coloured paper cut outs, magazine papers or tissues with special paint effects. It is open to those between the ages of seven and 15.
• The Basics of Arabic Sign Language workshop will introduce participants between the ages of seven and 15 to the basic principles of signing and how to communicate with the hearing impaired. During the workshop, they will learn to sign numbers, letters of the alphabet and commonly-used words and phrases.
• In a 3D Fruits event, participants shape fruits in through the art of folding coloured paper. It is open to those between the ages of seven and 15.
• The Basics of Drawing Faces workshop will teach participants how to draw and define a cartoon face. The event welcomes children aged 10 to 15.
• A Saff or palm leaves weaving workshop will see participants between the ages of seven to 15 learn one of Bahrain’s oldest crafts.
• Another workshop will introduce children aged nine to 12 how to create artworks on paper using available techniques and tools such as cardboard, string and plastic pieces.
All workshops will be held at the Art Centre in Manama in three sessions, starting at 5.15pm, 6.30pm and 7.45pm.
Registration is required at culture.gov.bh.
Both events and workshops are being organised by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities and are open to the public.