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Bahrain Events and Activities Guide: February 2020

February 2-30
Sound & Light Show
Venue: Bahrain Fort (Qal’at Al Bahrain)

An interactive and moving audio visual experience which takes the audience through a guided journey from the present into the past, and back. Every Tuesday, Thursday & Friday.

February 6, 13, 20, 27
Five P.M. at Bab
Venue:  Bab Al-Bahrain

The weekly activity “Five P.M. at Bab” in the heart of Bab Al-Bahrain, offers visitors in the area diverse cultural activities that represent the dynamics of the venue and its historical value, while targeting different age groups through the designated space, which is dedicated to practice creativity in its various forms.

February 1-15
The 46th Bahrain Annual Fine Arts Exhibition
Venue: Bahrain National Theatre & Bahrain National Museum

The 46th Bahrain Annual Fine Arts Exhibition, the first, biggest and longest-running platform for Bahraini artists to showcase and exhibit the outcome of their creative minds. Since its inception in 1972, the exhibition has now evolved into an important yearly gathering of artists, all eager to display their talents and works.

February 1-29
Milton Lipp – Early years of BAPCO
Venue: Bahrain National Museum 

The Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) since its inception in 1929 has been at the cornerstone of the shaping the economy and society of Bahrain. This exhibition is dedicated to the life and achievements of Milton Lipp during his time in Bahrain. His years spent in BAPCO were instrumental in developing the company’s profile, and the relationships he established with the rulers and people of Bahrain are a testament to the strong relations between Americans and the Bahrainis.

February 1-29
Dive into the Jurassic
Venue: Bahrain National Museum 

Dive into the Jurassic brings together immersive CGI films with original fossils and replica casts from the Natural History Museum’s unique marine fossil collections to bring the ancient seas to life. The exhibition takes visitors on a journey beneath the waves to meet the amazing creatures that inhabited the oceans 200 million years ago at a time when dinosaurs ruled the land.

February 14-29
Ta’a Al Shabab 11
Venue: Various Locations

Ta’a Al Shabab is an annual cultural festival (first held in 2009) that organizies a wide range of activities, encouraging the youth of Bahrain interested in culture to participate, as well as enriching the Bahraini cultural scene as a whole, under the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities’ scope of work.

Full festival line-up on www.ta2alshabab.bh

February 16-28
What Night Does
Venue: Art Centre

Abdulrahim Sharif presents his latest artworks in a solo exhibition, reexamining the relationship between subject and painting, focusing on the synchronization between the text, or title, and images. He is one of the founders of the Bahrain Arts Society, is a lecturer of Fine Arts at the University of Bahrain and plays a pivotal role in the Bahraini art scene.

February 18
The Annual Celebration of the Opening of the Qal’at Al Bahrain Site Museum
Venue: Qal’at Al Bahrain Site Museum

The Qal’at Al Bahrain Site Museum (Bahrain Fort Site Museum) celebrates the 12th anniversary of the opening with musical artist Faisal Al Kooheji.

February 22
Hazawi Telling
Venue: Dar Al Muharraq

Children will have the opportunity to learn of the events and tales that took place in the neighborhoods of Muharraq through this storytelling event.

Registration is required on www.culture.gov.bh

February 25
Spring of Culture Festival
Venue: Various Locations

For the 15th consecutive year, the Spring of Culture Festival returns in a new cultural season full of activities that cater to various tastes, interests and age groups and underscore the Kingdom of Bahrain’s position as a leading regional and global cultural hub.

Full festival line-up on www.springofculture.org

February 27
Film Screening: The Time That Remains (2009)
Venue: Pearling Path Visitors Centre

The Time That Remains is a 2009 Palestinian film directed by Elia Suleiman. The film is an intimate semi-biographical portrait of Palestinians living as minorities in their own homeland between 1948 and the present day.

February 29
Archaeology Walkathon
Venue: Qal’at Al Bahrain Site Museum

An 8km walkathon through various archaeological sites north of Bahrain, starting from Qal’at Al Bahrain Site, the trail will pass through surrounding farms, Hilla Islamic Site, Al Hajar Burial Mounds, Al Shakhoura Burial Mounds, finally ending at Barbar Temples Site. This event is held with the support of Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC).

Registration is required on www.culture.gov.bh

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