Community

This season, Spring of Culture Community Programme supported by the Economic Development Board provides a number of week-long intensive workshops for different local institutes.

The renowned Indian sand sculpture artist Sudarsan Pattnaik conducts an exciting five day sand sculpture workshop on the seashore dedicated to the Ministry of Education art teachers. Sudar has won many national and international awards and this workshop is a continuation of a workshop conducted by Sudar for the Spring of Culture Community Programme in 2014.

Event development specialist William J O’Toole hosts a seminar on how to develop an events program. His career involves training event teams around the world, developing festivals and events and consulting to the UN, EU and numerous governments. William created the Event Management Body of Knowledge and has three textbooks on event management released in five languages. His theory is based on years of practical experience creating and managing events in over 30 countries. The four day session will be attended by concerned staff of the Ministry of Education and the National Bank of Bahrain Rehabilitation Home for Disabled.

Furthermore, the Community Programme invites 500 elementary public school students to attend two family shows, Journey to The Planet of The Senses from Canada and A Tale or Two for Alef directed by Bahraini Director Kanwal Hameed in collaboration with the Dafa Puppet Theatre. The Community Programme has also dedicated seats for The Royal Charity Organization children to attend Traces by The 7 Fingers, a contemporary acrobatic circus at Bahrain Bay.

In addition to the above, Edgar Groll will perform one of his Spring of Culture light circus street theatre performances at the National Bank of Bahrain Rehabilitation Home for Disabled.

Following the great success of last season’s Outdoor Café at Bahrain Bay; this year, the Economic Development Board is collaborating with Tamkeen and opening doors for home and small businesses to take use of this platform to showcase their start-ups as part of Spring of Culture’s community outreach program.

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