The popular Spring of Culture festival continues this week with a range of exhibitions and live musical acts.
A musical theatre performance, Umm Kulthum and the Golden Era, will take place tonight and tomorrow at Bahrain National Theatre, in Manama, at 8pm.
It tells the story of a young girl from the Egyptian delta who becomes the ‘Star of the Orient’, shining her talent over Egypt and the entire Arab world. Born into poverty, her father recognises her musical ability at a young age and disguises her as a young boy, so she can use her talent to help feed the family. Her talent becomes so great that conventions are broken and Umm Kulthum is mentored by some of the best composers and writers, who coach her to become a legend.
Meanwhile, an art exhibition led by Bahraini artists Shaikha Dwa Al Khalifa, Shaikha Hala Al Khalifa, Shaikha Lulwa Al Khalifa and Shaikha Marwa Al Khalifa continues to showcase multifaceted stories rooted in personal experiences. The exhibition, in collaboration with Albareh Art Gallery, in Adliya, runs until Wednesday. It is open for viewing today and from Saturday to Wednesday, 9am to 1.30pm and 4pm to 8pm.
Bahrain’s own Mohammed Bin Faris Band will take guests on a captivating journey during their performance tonight at 8pm at the Mohammed Bin Faris Music Hall, in Muharraq.
Hymns Hakim Al Akel
Comprised of talented singers, musicians and a select group of folk artists, the band showcases a rich selection of local songs and folk arts.
Art lovers can also check out the Infinity Hymns Hakim Al Akel exhibition, which displays numerous unique paintings boasting intense colours and emotions. It’s open from Sunday to Thursday, 10am to 6pm at the Art Concept, in Manama.