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Summer festival goes digital

July 29 - August 4 , 2020

Gulf Weekly Summer festival goes digital

The 12th edition of the Bahrain Summer Festival will be conducted virtually, starting next Sunday and running until the end of August.

The festival, held under the slogan “Together, Virtually” will feature demonstrations and virtual workshops involving cooking, storytelling, music, art and sports, as well as a number of digital tours and competitions.

Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, president at the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) along with Shaikha Hala bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, the director general, highlighted the measures taken to ensure social distancing and thanked the embassies, private companies and public organisations that have partnered with the organisation to livestream performances and support the festival.

So far, the following performances have been announced.

l Bahrain-based Ismael Dawas Band (Bahrain) - August 2.

l Gen Rosso musical group (Italy) - August 6

l Ningxia Performing Arts group (China) – August 7

l Symphony Orchestra (Russia) – August 13

l Cendrawasih dance troupe (Indonesia) – August 14

l Takht Band (Kuwait) – August 16

l Vocal Trash environmental band (USA) – August 19

l Upin & Ipin animated movie – August 23

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