CULTURAL events featuring art, music and events highlighting Bahrain’s heritage have been lined up to mark National Day and Accession Day.
Organised by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (Baca), the month-long celebrations include ‘The Treasures of Krakow’, an exhibition, at the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage, near the Cultural Hall.
It showcases the strong cultural ties and exchanges between Bahrain and Poland and is open to the public until December 31, from 9am to 4pm, Sunday to Thursday.
An initiative that presents four murals in four different areas of Bahrain – Nabih Saleh, A’ali, Budaiya and Manama – will see artists transfer their signature works from traditional media to permanent locations, where residents and visitors can enjoy them.
On Saturday, visitors can view murals by Faika Al Hassan in Bab Al Bahrain and Jaffar Al Oraibi in A’ali Walkway.
Entry to the events, which will run from noon until 4pm, is free.
A perfume and fine jewellery launch will bring together two Bahraini designers Nouf Al Shekar and Zaina Khalid.
The Perla Perfume and Zaina Fine Jewellery Launch will be held at Bahrain National Museum tomorrow, at 11am.
Children aged eight to 12 can enjoy an archaeological excavation workshop on the same day at the museum.
The ‘Our Heritage on a Clay Pot’ workshop will also include clay pot decoration with decoupage of Bahrain’s archaeological sites.
The event begins at 4pm and registration is required at culture.gov.bh.
A Pearling Path Treasure Hunt will take place on Saturday at 9am.
Ten teams of three members each will try to find a hidden pearl through a series of clues and games which they will encounter along the path.
Registration is required at culture.gov.bh.
Musical concerts highlighting the rich tapestry of Bahraini folk music will be held at Dar Al Riffa Al Oda tomorrow, starting at 8pm.
‘Manama Doesn’t Sleep’ commemorates the 31st anniversary of the Bahrain National Museum with events embracing the energy of the city and Bahrain as a whole.
The celebration will begin at 7pm on Sunday and end at 7am on Monday.
It will include a variety of events, including music and dance shows, literary talks, fine art exhibits and more.
“National Day celebrations are always an opportunity to devote our efforts to express our love for our country through various activities,” said Baca president Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa.
“Culture and sports are two tools that unite nations and instil joy into the hearts of the people.”
A three-month-long exhibition will take 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.
‘Dive into the Jurassic’ opens at Bahrain National Museum on Sunday at 2pm and brings together immersive CGI films with replica casts from the Natural History Museum’s unique marine fossil collections.
It will be open to the public from Sunday to March 16, 2020, from 10am to 8pm, every day, except Tuesdays.
A thrilling 12-hour-long celebration which includes music and dance shows, literary talks, fine art exhibits and more will be held on Sunday and Monday.
The free event at the museum will go on from 7pm to 7am.
On Martyr’s Day on Tuesday, artist Hala Mohammed Al Khalifa will host a workshop for children inspired by jasmine flowers, a long-time symbol of hope.
It will be held at the Bahrain Pearling Trail in Muharraq, starting at 10am.