The works of Bahrain’s many poets will be showcased in June with literature coming under the spotlight in August and music in September, the month of the 21st Bahrain International Music Festival.
Events in October will look at the environment focusing on the Hawar islands and including a forum on traditional knowledge for the management of nature reserves and heritage sites.
Theatre will be the theme for November with plans for the staging of a play detailing the history of Bahrain and in December there will be another look at the theme of homeland and the publication of a series of 12 books on the issues featured during the year.
Earlier this year Bahrain’s Culture Minister Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammad Al Khalifa said there’ll be various major projects throughout the year including opening a national theatre and establishing a regional centre of world heritage, a museum of sound and a Tree of Life guest centre.
There are also plans to restore Souq Al-qaysareya, alkhaleefeya library, and Al-Khamees Mosque guest centre and stage museum shows at venues around the island including the country’s historic forts which will highlight Bahrain’s rich cultural heritage to residents and visitors. First flashmob Flashmob - a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire and/or artistic expression.
Ok, not quite what you might expect in Bahrain but you may well have spotted just this taking place recently in Adliya, to mark the GCC Games, or in Seef Mall.
The young talents taking part are from Zayani Cultural and Commercial Bureau.
Read about their experiences in next month’s Time Out Bahrain.