As part of the Festival’s commitment in reaching out to the needs of the local community and the less privileged , the Spring of Culture Community Programme, sponsored by the Economic Development Board, continues its efforts to organize several workshops for various governmental and social institutions in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Bahrain University, The National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) Rehabilitation Home for Disabled, and other community centres in the Kingdom.
The line up begins with the workshop, entitled Computer Music, conducted by the famous maestro Dr. Mohammad Al Basha form Egypt. Al Basha holds a doctorate degree in Philosophy and Art The week long seminar is dedicated to public high school teachers and students. Working with the Ministry of Education, Al Basha will introduce computer music and its applications to the talents, covering its fascinating history, familiarizing the group with the essential computer programs, and finally teaching them how to apply and create computerized music.
Public school teachers will be invited to attend a workshop presented by the famous Palestinian author and director Saed Salameh, a specialist in body language. The objective of the workshop is to introduce the Art of Pantomime and show teachers how to use mimicry (silent acting )as a teaching tool.
Building on from 2018, Ministry of Education primary schools teachers will attend the second part of the workshop Teaching Through Drama for Primary School with Ruqaya Amer. Ruqaya co-runs Bahrain’s first academic theatre programme (SSDA), a teaching and examining centre registered with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA). The workshop will continue to look at the importance and potential benefits of using dramatic techniques within the primary classroom.
Ruqaya will be joined by Dunya Hameed in presenting the workshop. Dunya is highly experinced in the field of primary education and teaching drama to young children. Ruqaya and Dunya will also conduct a workshop entitled Shakespeare’s Theatre. The workshop is dedicate to Bahrain University students and will discuss the English literature witter by the great Shakespeare!
The teachers of the National Bank of Bahrain for Rehabilitation Home for Disabled School will attend a workshop entitled Spreading Awareness on the therapeutic aspects of sound for individuals with special needs. This seamier will be conducted by the expert
Noor Faisal, the founder of Project Resonance for sound and music therapy, the first licensed sound & music therapy center in the Kingdom of Bahrain. This initiative is dedicated in spreading awareness on therapeutic aspects of sound and seeks to improve the quality of human life through music as part of therapeutic treatments for individuals who seek personal growth through music.
The students of NBB Rehabilitation Home for Disabled are in for some fun with 2 different street theatre shows. The children will enjoy an energy filled show with mind-blowing acrobatic tricks, music and lots of fun from Mother Africa presented by The Ghana Acrobats. There will also be entertained by the Brazilian comedian, The Great Wolynski combining circus theatre and improvised comedy.
Following the great success of the last 2 season’s Outdoor Café at Bahrain Bay; this year too, 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 Programme.