Bahrain Summer Festival This annual festival, organised by the Ministry of Culture, brings Bahrain back to life throughout the summer through a range of programmes and activities like dance and music performances, kid’s workshops, art shows and much more. We’ll be filling you in on all the details in our next issue! July 31-August 30, Various locations, www.bahrainsummer.bh
Recreational Purpose This group photography show was commissioned on the occasion of Manama, Capital of Arab Tourism 2013 and invited photographers in Bahrain and from further afield to take shots of the island that demonstrated the link between culture and tourism. There were no rules – just that they had to take a camera along. The result is a fascinating insight into the world of photography and its various techniques, as well as stunning portraits of our culturally rich country. Participating artists include Ghada Khonji, Camille Zakharia, Steve Sabella, Haya Al Khalifa and Taysir Batniji – to name a few. Until August 15, Bahrain National Museum, Al Fateh Highway (1729 8718)
Visible Differences An intriguing exhibition is currently showing at the Bahrain National Museum which focuses on work by 20 women from across Latin America, Jordan and Bahrain. The pieces are deep and very personal to each artist – revealing their innermost selves. While showcasing their incredibly different artistic practices, the exhibition also shows a similarity in the concerns of the participants. Until August 31, Bahrain National Museum, Al Fateh Highway (1729 8718).
Qal’at Al Bahrain through the Ages This is an interactive art installation project that was conceived by French artist Marie-Françoise Rouy, French composer and sound designer Luc Martinez with guest Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota. It aims to enhance the experience of any visitor to the fort, as well as promote the site’s historical significance. It consists of a range of different art installations that are dotted across the site. Until April 24, 2015, Qal’at Al Bahrain Site.