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17 August 2013 An Evening with the Legend
An Evening with the Legend

Lebanese singing legend Magida El-Roumi is set to kick off the 2013 Bahrain Summer Festival today (Sunday, August 18) with a concert at the 1,001 seat Bahrain National Theater. She will perform a selection of some her most well-known songs from a career which spans over four decades.

Organised by the Ministry of Cultuer under the slogan “A Journey of Joy”, the popular annual event will take place during the leisure tourism season of the ministry’s Manama Capital of Arab Tourism 2013 program. The festival will run from August 18 – September 9, and features a dazzling lineup of cultural, artistic, and musical shows.

Tickets for all the shows are available at Virgin Megastore in Bahrain City Center.

Nakhool City is also set to open on Sunday at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Center with festival’s beloved mascot Nakhool. The city, which will officially open at 6 pm and from 10 am – to 4 pm from Monday onwards, will have a wide range of multi-cultural activities and workshops designed to educate and entertain kids and parents alike. However, pre-registration is required through the festival’s website (www.bahrainsummer.bh) or through the Nakhool City hotline (+973-39998745).

All details and updates about the festival are available on its website and (BahrainSummer) on Facebook and Twitter.

A general festival hotline (80008089) is also available for local inquiries and (+973-17-112118) for calls from outside Bahrain.

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