Events and

Ta’a Al Shabab

Ta’a Al Shabab, an annual festival organized by  Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities seeking to involve youth in culture, is scheduled to be held for a month yearly.

The festival focuses on a wide range of cultural pursuits, including literature, fine arts, poetry, theater, music, architecture, technology, human science and among others. Planned activities include workshops, debates, lectures, art exhibitions, musical and theatrical shows, as well as open forums to encourage public discourse.

These activities, all of which are run by volunteers, are grouped under 10 main initiatives, each of which focuses on a particular cultural aspect as it pertains to the youth. These activities include:

- “Darayesh”: Focuses on various aspects of architecture

- “We all Read”: Emphasizes active reading and pursuit of knowledge

- “Tashkeel”: Focuses on fine arts as a tool for communication and expression

- “Operalic”:  Highlights different forms of theatrical performances

- “Technique”:  Deals with the effects of modern technology and communication channels

- “Hafawa”:  A tribute to legacies of late intellectual luminaries from the Arab World

- “Jadaliyyat”: Sheds light on current social and cultural trends

- “Dawzana”: Hones and develops team working skills

- “Tansees”: Revolves all things media, from traditional to digital

- “Premiere”: Focuses on the art of movie making.