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Spring of Culture

February 19 - 25 , 2020

Gulf Weekly Naman Arora
By Naman Arora

Gulf Weekly Spring of Culture

Spring of Culture is back for its 15th season, with a diverse line-up of initiatives and collaborations that cater to various tastes, interests and age groups, under the slogan of Dilmun: Land of Density. Here are some of our favourites!

Until June 14, experience architectural ethnography by Atelier Bow-wow, a Japanese architectural firm founded by Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaljima in Tokyo, who have invented various types of architectural drawings to challenge our usual reading of urban-rural issues. Runs Saturday to Thursday from 9am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm.

House of Architectural Heritage


Amsterdam’s juggler Michiel Hesseling and Canada’s fearless crazy French Canadian unicyclist Jean-Michel Paré are The Flying Dutchmen, popping up at several locations around Bahrain to bring you explosive energy and lots of laughs, with no two performances alike.

Saar Mall - Thursday, 6pm

The Avenues – Friday, 4pm & 7:30pm

Nakheel Centre – Saturday, 4:30pm

Amwaj Lagoon – Saturday, 7:30pm


On Saturday at 10:30am, experience a one-of-a-kind storytelling and learn of the events and tales that took place in the neighbourhoods of Muharraq. Ideal for children aged six to 12.

Registration is required on www.culture.gov.bh

Dar Al Muharraq


On Tuesday at 8pm, celebrate the legacy of Zara Hadid with a contemporary dance performance by the Egyptian Modern Dance Theatre and Cairo Opera House and directed by Walid Aouni.

Bahrain National Theatre


Every Thursday at 5pm, stop by the heart of Manama for a spectrum of music, arts and cultural events, with a different realm of heritage highlighted every week. This Thursday, the “A Nation’s Love: Woven Threads” artistic workshop will teach youth about tools and methods to weave wool as they create the Bahrain flag.

Bab Al Bahrain


Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 6pm, take an interactive and moving audio-visual journey through the past to the present Bahrain and then back again.

Qal’at Al Bahrain Site Museum


Every Thursday at 8pm, set sail with the Mohammed bin Faris Band in a lyrical voyage through the tales of a pearling diver’s life from festivities to farewells.

Mohammed bin Faris Music Hall


Until March 26, check out Hala Al Khalifa’s latest collection of chair and sofa-centric series of paintings on canvas, an exploration of feelings of belonging, emptiness and loss.

Memory of the Place: Bin Matar House


A solo exhibition of Bahraini artist Mohammed Al Mahdi honouring the work and teachings of Fernando Botero opens on Tuesday at 7pm.

Albareh Art Gallery

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