Bahrain Summer Festival: Events List July 2019

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Treat yourself to a dazzling display of performances, workshops and more during this year’s summer festivities!

Nakhool Tent is back with transformed characters and a fresh appearance in a new location to offer even more of the same unique experiences to those looking for an exciting program to be part of during the summer months! The variety of diverse activities and programs will allow the different audiences to enjoy and help unleash their budding creative talents.

This year, Nakhool Tent features an extensive month-long program of activities across several categories, each of which includes a series of educational, awareness and artistic workshops. In addition, the festival includes shows organised in cooperation with a number of embassies. So, are you ready for yet another memorable season this year? See what surprises Nakhool has in store for you!

Venue: Cultural Hall

8 July
Time: 5PM

The toolbox of a skilled actor – observation, memorization, concentration, and imagination – is explored through a variety of fun exercises that teach students how to apply these tools in both performance arts and their everyday lives.

9 July
Time: 5PM

People communicate with each other in many ways, much of that communication is done without ever needing to speak. See how isolations, illusions, key gestures, and body language are key to perfecting this performance art.

10 July
Drama Quest
Time: 5PM

A grand adventure through a jungle awaits! Using active and energetic role-playing in a dynamic group setting, students develop problem-solving skills by engaging their communication and imagination skills.

Live Performances
Venue: Nakhool Tent, Riffa Fort

04, 11, 18, 25 July
Time: 8PM

Children will be taken on an exciting journey into different worlds and diverse personalities through storytelling, in addition to a number of enjoyable activities.

05, 12, 19, 26 July
Traditional Folk Bands
Time: 8PM

Witness the traditional sounds and exciting performances of different traditional musicians every Friday.

27 July
Puppet Show
Time: 6:50PM

Puppet theatre specialist Ramadan Yousif presents a series of educational and entertaining puppet shows inspired by the local heritage, animal stories, great adventures, folk tales and traditional games

06, 13, 20, 27 July
Bahrain Police Band

Time: 5:55PM

The Bahrain Police Music Band presents a variety of musical shows that blend between military music and authentic traditional Bahraini music.

06, 13, 20, 27 July
Mohammed Bin Faris Band
Time: 8PM

The Mohammed bin Faris Band consists of elite artists and musicians, as well as distinguished members of folk music groups in the kingdom. The band performs various types of traditional local musical genres and songs, among the most important of which is Fan Al-Sout, a distinctly Bahraini genre that recalls the island’s glorious fishing and pearling past.

Educational Workshops
Venue: Nakhool Tent, Riffa Fort

Dilmun Seals
Dates: 01, 02, 03 July

Learn how to prepare molds to make different shapes of Dilmun seals. They will then paint them creatively and use them to decorate several items.

Ebru Marbling
Dates: 01, 02, 03 July

Learn the traditional decorative art of Ebru from Turkey and the technique used to create this art form.

Dates: 01, 02, 03 July

Protecting the environment through the reuse of used materials.

Mask Painting and Design
Dates: 04, 05, 06 July

Learn how to create masks by using etching techniques, a great way to develop new motor skills and awaken the artist inside.

Puppet Making
Dates: 01, 02, 03 July

Learning how to make finger puppets using simple everyday materials.

Robot Engineering
Dates: 04, 05, 06 July

Programming, robotics and engineering using Lego to make moving and speaking robots.

Pottery Making
Dates: 08, 09, 10 July

Techniques in modeling and creating sculptures with clay.

Know Your Rights
Dates: 08, 09, 10 July

Fun activities to build awareness and empower children to better understand their cultural, social and economic rights as important citizens.

Sphero Maze
Dates: 15, 16, 17 July

Design and build a maze and learn to control your robot to find its way to solve the maze.

Picasso Faces
Dates: 15, 16, 17 July

A fun way to experiment with colors, shapes and patterns to create Picasso faces inspired by the very famous artworks of Pablo Picasso.

LEGO Sumo Bot
Dates: 11, 12, 13 July

Follow the steps of the engineering design process to build the best designed robot, illustrating the interrelationships between designing, building and programming.

Little Van Gogh
Dates: 18, 19, 20 July

Introduction on the art and life of famous artist Vincent Willem van Gogh and creating art inspired by his work.

Catapult Launching
Dates: 22, 23, 24 July

Learn the technique of catapults, including the science and math concepts behind them, as they prepare for the associated activity in which they design, build and test their own catapults.