Spring of Culture Events Continue with “A Tale or Two for Alef”

April 05, 2017
  
Manama – Economic Development Board, 5th April 2017: Spring of Culture continues this weekend with the children’s play, “A Tale or Two for Alef” The play starts on Thursday 6th April and is being performed over a period of three days.
 
“A Tale or Two for Alef” draws on the rich cultural heritage of folktales from across the region, and features puppets, music and opportunities for audience interaction. The show was created by the local team that brought “Chaos in the Town” to last year’s Spring of Culture festival, in collaboration with the Jordanian/Czech Dafa Puppet Theatre.
 
The play tells the story of a young girl, Alef, who embarks on a great adventure. On her way to find the mysterious land of gold, she meets four friends who have had to leave their homes, and together the children discover wonderful new worlds.
 
“A Tale or Two for Alef” will play for three days, commencing Thursday 6th April with a single show at the Alumni Club in Adliya at 5pm and followed by three shows each day on Friday and Saturday at 10:30am, 3pm and 5pm at the same venue.
 
The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) supported the “A Tale or Two for Alef” shows as part of its support of local talents. The Spring of Culture festival, recognised as one of the leading cultural events in Bahrain, contributes significantly to Bahrain’s tourism sector each year, which is a priority sector for the EDB.
 
Tickets for the event are available for sale at the Spring of Culture stand at City Centre Bahrain Entrance Four and online on the festival’s official website www.springofculture.org. The 12th annual festival runs from February to April 2017 and hosts a number of prominent local and international artists.
 
The Gold Sponsors of this year’s festival are the National Bank of Bahrain, Huawei, GFH Financial Group, while Silver Sponsors include Bahrain Airport Company, Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA), Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait, DHL and Bahrain Duty Free. Additional support has been provided by the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF), Investate, the National Oil and Gas Authority and Bahrain Maritime & Mercantile International (BMMI) and the embassies of Italy, Japan, USA and Mexico in Bahrain.
 
For the latest news and updates on events, follow the official Spring of Culture account @springofculture on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
 
Full details of the Spring of Culture and its various activities are available on the website www.springofculture.org.
 
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For more information, please contact:
 
Economic Development Board
Telephone: +973 17589966
E-mail: NC@BahrainEDB.com
 
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About Spring of Culture
The Spring of Culture is an annual festival recognised as one of the most significant cultural events in Bahrain. The festival is organised by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) in cooperation with the Economic Development Board (EDB), Shaikh Ebrahim Centre for Culture and Research, Al Bareh Art Gallery, Al Riwaq Art Space and La Fontaine Centre for Contemporary Art.
 
The Spring of Culture has offered up a multitude of exciting and distinctive experiences over the past twelve seasons. The annual festival has brought an array of talented artists from Bahrain, the Arab world and beyond, covering theatre, art, music, poetry and literature. The festival also includes a host of other cultural activities held throughout the Kingdom that highlight Bahrain’s rich heritage and unique cultural and historical landmarks, entertaining and educating local citizens and overseas visitors.
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