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Bahrain summer festival

July 6 - July 12, 2022
Gulf Weekly Bahrain summer festival
Gulf Weekly Bahrain summer festival

The 14th edition of the three week-long Bahrain Summer Festival kicks off this week with a line-up of musical and educational activities.

The festival will kick off with a musical evening featuring three rising Bahraini stars, Mohammad Al Najjar, Haya Al Hamad and Layan Al Hamad. Mohammad has won a number of music awards, performing shows across the United Kingdom, where he is studying piano and composition. Haya and Layan most recently opened the award ceremony for the Unesco King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICT in Education. The three young musicians will be performing classical music at this event.

Cultural Hall

Monday at 7pm

 The ‘most outrageous live science’ show is back, revamped and better than ever, with captivating high-energy experiments. Brainiac Live is taking the stage for the very first time in Bahrain and children, aged six and above, can enjoy and learn as these science adventurers leap with courage and curiosity from the safety of their seats.

Cultural Hall

Tuesday – July 14 at 5pm and 8pm


A workshop focusing on freehand sketching techniques using perspectives in Bahraini heritage interior and architectural spaces will give participants, aged 15 and above, a chance to learn conceptual sketching that emphasises multiple key elements in designing buildings, inspired by the Dilmun civilization.

Bahrain National Museum

Tuesday and July 13 at 5.30pm



A number of workshops will be taking place during the first three days of the summer festival. Children can learn how to make famous Thai desserts with the ambassador’s chef, draw and paint with recycled materials, or learn the techniques and basics of hand printing on different surfaces.


There is also a ‘Colours of Pakistan’ workshop, a session during which children can learn about plastic damage, a class to learn Saudi embroidery, a hands-on batik art class and an in-depth look at Ebru artworks.

Art Centre

Monday – July 13 at 5.15pm, 6.30pm and 7.45pm


In addition to the workshops, children will be taken on an exciting journey into different worlds and diverse personalities through storytelling. The ‘story-telling corner’ will run alongside the workshops.

Art Centre

Monday – July 31 from 5pm to 9pm

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