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King Hamad opens Bahrain Theatre

Suad Hamada (Bahrain Beat) / 18 November 2012

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain inaugurated last week the National Theatre at Bahrain National Museum.

The King expressed admiration for the new cultural landmark whose establishment adds to Bahrain’s cultural and theatrical movement in line with Bahrain’s status as capital of Arab culture 2012.

He also expressed pride in the theatre’s role in highlighting Bahrain’s social, cultural and educational issues.

He also lauded creative artists and their contribution in the fields of arts, theatre and culture.

For her part, Minister of Culture Shaikha Mai Al Khalifa, expressed thanks and appreciation to the King for his constant support.

She said that the theatre is a project for intellectual, artistic and cultural work, adding that it will attract theatrical personalities to exchange cultural expertise and views.

Shaikha Mai praised efforts of the architect team in addition to international experts for the establishment of the project. Bahrain’s national theatre is inspired from “Thousand and One Nights”, with a capacity of 11.869 square metres and can host up to 1,001 seats in addition to another hall accommodating 100 people that has been allocated for training and hosting various workshops.

Theatre’s logo has been designed by famous graphic designer and researcher, Huda Smitshuizn Abu Fares.

The total cost of the project is estimated at 19 million dinars.


Campaign to keep Syrian families warm

A campaign to provide warm clothes for Syrians at refugee camps was launched recently in Bahrain.

The campaign has been launched by social media activist Khalid Al Khayat to urge people to donate for Syrian refugees.

An open online auction will be held for winter clothes being sold at refugee camps by relatives of those Syrian who have been killed during the on going clashes in Syria.  One piece will be auctioned a day by posting its image on the twitter account of Al Khayat (@KhalidAlkhayat). His followers are encouraged to retweet the daily tweet.

The auction starts with a minimum of BD10 and it will be sold for the one who will make the highest bid.

“We are hoping that no less than BD1000 will be collected from the campaign.

The amount will be delivered to the camps through a charitable organisation,” Al Khayat said.


Workshop on GCC policies

A workshop highlighting the GCC social policies will open in Bahrain on November 27.

The three-day event will be held under the patronage of Social Development Minister Dr. Fatima Mohammed Al Balooshi.

The Social Development Ministry is coordinating the workshop with GCC Executive Office.

The delegations will scrutinise the legal framework of social policies, risk management planning and the integration of community responsibility in social policies in conformity with the Millennium Development Goals (2000-2014).

search to revive and preserve the heritage of Muharraq.

The green gate was designed by a French expert, in which he selected 200 plants that could survive and grow in desert climate.




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