Guest of Honor

This year, that guest of honor is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a nation with a deep-rooted and rich cultural tapestry. In coordination with the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, Saudi’s Ministry of Culture prepared an integrated cultural program that includes thought, literature, cinema, art, music, media and history, among others to showcase and immerse one’s self in the unique Saudi cultural identity.
Upcoming Guest of Honor Events
  • Guest of Honor

    Criticism in the Saudi Novel

    Wednesday 28 March - 7:00pm at Events Hall

    A lecture by Dr. Said Al-Suraih and Dr. Mojeb Al-Adwani in which they present theses on criticism in Saudi novels, focusing their on characters and narratives.

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    Nagham Band (Saudi Arabia)

    Wednesday 28 March - 8:00pm at Theatre

    A concert series by Saudi-based Nagham band highlighting Saudi music, an important facet of GCC culture and the Arabian Peninsula that contains within it a colorful multitude of music genres and rhythms.

  • Guest of Honor

    Nagham Band (Saudi Arabia)

    Thursday 29 March - 8:00pm at Theatre

    A concert series by Saudi-based Nagham band highlighting Saudi music, an important facet of GCC culture and the Arabian Peninsula that contains within it a colorful multitude of music genres and rhythms.

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    New Writers and Publishing Challenges

    Friday 30 March - 7:00pm at Events Hall

    A lecture by Shtewi Al-Ghaithi and Dr. Shaima Al-Shemmari discuss how paper novels and today’s novelists can address the challenges posed by social media and globalization and the relationship between publishing and the economic climate.

  • Guest of Honor

    Nagham Band (Saudi Arabia)

    Friday 30 March - 8:00pm at Theatre

    A concert series by Saudi-based Nagham band highlighting Saudi music, an important facet of GCC culture and the Arabian Peninsula that contains within it a colorful multitude of music genres and rhythms.

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    The Saudi Film Experiment

    Saturday 31 March - 7:00pm at Events Hall

    A lecture by screenwriter and film critic Dr. Fahad Al-Yehya about the bold experiments made in Saudi cinema and its evolution and what the future may hold for it.

  • Guest of Honor

    Nagham Band (Saudi Arabia)

    Saturday 31 March - 8:00pm at Theatre

    A concert series by Saudi-based Nagham band highlighting Saudi music, an important facet of GCC culture and the Arabian Peninsula that contains within it a colorful multitude of music genres and rhythms.