Bahrain summer fest draws record crowd
Manama, June 23, 2012
A record number of children flocked to ‘Nakhool City’ at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre to enjoy the action-packed fun-filled activities lined up as part of the Bahrain Summer Festival 2012.
Since the festival kicked off last week, ‘Nakhool City’ has witnessed a continuous stream of children and families arriving from around the region to enjoy the cultural, educational and fun activities.
At ‘Nakhool City’ children's workshops and activities have been customised in order to enhance their skills and complement educational curricula.
Some of the workshops include: a professional photo camp for youth entitled ‘Picturing Manama’; a puppet camp led by professional puppeteers from the Centre for Puppetry Arts US; a computerised Lego workshop; amazing art workshops led by young Bahraini artists; ‘Fun with Science,’ a hands-on experiment-based workshop; and a special dance and music programme led by distinguished Australian performer, Ben Nicholas.
Throughout the duration of the Bahrain Summer Festival ‘Nakhool City’ will be open from 2pm to 7pm daily. Organized by the Ministry of Culture under the slogan “Manama, City of Joy” the festival also offers a wide variety of exciting, artistic and cultural shows by international artists.
Premiered for the first time in the Middle East the fantastic Slava’s Snowshow ran fully packed during the first week of the Festival. The upcoming shows include: the Wooden Circus by Karramoto; renowned Turkish musician, Omar Faruk Tekbilek; Saudi rapper Qusai aka Don Legend the Kamelion in collaboration with DJ Outlaw and Flipperachi; a concert by the young local talent, Hala Alturk, and performances of the West End musical and family favourite, The Sound of Music.
Tickets for the Bahrain Summer Festival are exclusively available at Virgin Megastore at Bahrain City Center or electronically through Virgin Megastore's website. Tickets priced at BD2 to BD10 are also being sold at the venues.
The colourful events taking place at Nakhool City are being shown free of charge.
The Ministry of Culture has also obtained special rates and promotional offers with a number of leading Bahrain hotels for visitors and tourists during the month-long festival.-TradeArabia News Service