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International Acts Performing Free (Pop Up) Outdoor Shows Across Bahrain In a first of its Kind Initiative in Bahrain

February 28, 2016
Manama: As part of the 2016 Spring of Culture activities, a number of global acts and artists will be performing free outdoor art shows across Bahrain in a number of venues. This is the first initiative of is kind for the Kingdom, and will allow for increased participation of various local communities in the events of the 2016 Spring of Culture festival.
 
The performances, which are free to view by the public, will be performed at the Bahrain City Center, Adliya, the Bahrain Fort, Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Park in Hidd, Arad Fort and Riffa.
 
Performances held between the 3rd and 5th of March:
 
  • Dutch artist Braam Graafland, who through a merger of culinary, musical, and theatrical arts will entertain audiences through cooking and music
  • Street theatre performances of ‘The Yelling Kitchen Prince’

Performances held between the 9th and 12th of March:

  • Hungarian duo and contemporary media artists Katalin Lengyel & Szabolcs Toth-zs will showcase their technical skills in a street art dancing “Graffiti” show, combining media and dance in a symbolic performance art piece

Performances held between the 24th and 26th of March:

  • Egyptian Origami artist, Oussama Helmy will take audiences on a journey rich with stories and tales through paper art
Performances held between the 10th and 11th of April:
 
  • Theater goers will be able to enjoy storytelling from Fatima Sharaf El Din, an award winning writer whose work has been translated into many languages across the globe. Through a collaboration with Hussam Abed, she will bring her stories to life with a shadow performance on the 10th and a puppet show on the 11th. 
The 2016 edition of the Spring of Culture festival is organized by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) in collaboration 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 of Contemporary Art.
 
The Spring of Culture Gold sponsors for this year are National Bank of Bahrain (NBB), Huawei and Bahrain Airport Company. Silver sponsors are ALBA, Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait, Bahrain Duty Free and Bahrain Airport Services (BAS). The event is also supported by BMMI.
 
For the latest news and updates on events, follow the official account @springofculture on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
 
For more information on the dates and timing of the events, please visit the official website www.springofculture.org.
 
 
ENDS
 
 
For More Information, Please Call:
Bahrain Economic Development Board
Tel: +973 17589966
E-mail: NC@BahrainEDB.com
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