The Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) today officially launched the 10th edition of the Bahrain Summer Festival at the historical Arad Fort in Muharraq.
The festival, which will run until August 18, is part of BACA’s efforts to deliver sustainable cultural seasons for the public in Bahrain.
BACA President Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa attended the opening ceremony of the two-month festival, in the presence of diplomats, cultural and media figures as well as families and children.
Shaikha Mai asserted that the festival is an opportunity to spread joy from the city of Muharraq, the “Capital of Islamic Culture 2018”, and affirm the city’s deep-rooted cultural value
“From the city of Muharraq, we launch an new opportunity for joy, and affirm the city’s deep-rooted cultural value as we are celebrating it as the Capital of Islamic Culture 2018,” Shaikha Mai said.
“Over the past ten years, we have, through the Bahrain Summer Festival, focused our efforts on creating a cultural atmosphere worthy of the kingdom’s cultural status,” she added, noting that BACA is keen on achieving sustainability in its round-the-year events.