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22 June 2014 Ministry of Culture Sponsor the 6th Edition of Ta’a al-Shabab’s Festival
Ministry of Culture Sponsor the 6th Edition of Ta’a al-Shabab’s Festival

For the 6th consecutive year, the Ministry of Culture continues to embrace the cultural manifestations produced by young talented Bahraini youths, as reflected in the annual Ta’a al-Shabab’s festival. H.E Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammad Al-Khalifa, has recently received the festival’s Organizing Committee President, his Deputy and the festival’s 6th edition Consulting Committee and the bureau members in her office at the Ministry of Culture.

The Minister of Culture warmly welcomed the new consultant who will provide the required general advises to the young participants at this 6th edition of the festival. The list includes: artist Khaled al Muharraqi, media figure Eman Marhoon, architect Noora Al-Sayeh, musician Mohammad Haddad, Organizing Committee President Dr. Ellie Flouty, his Deputy Hicham al-Saken. The bureau members are: Ahmad al-Kooheji, the General Coordinator of the festival, his Deputy Mustapha al Mirbati, Ms.Ranwa al Amsi, Treasurer and Noor Bastaqi, as a Secretary General. H.E Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammad Al-Khalifa discussed with them the proposed ideas for the 6th edition of the festival and the common theme, reflecting the three themes of each year edition and their impact on the annual Ta’a al-Shabab’s activities and objectives. The Minister of Culture stressed the importance of values such as beauty, spontaneity , diversity and change, which are needed by youths to give another image of the cultural scene. The power of change, responsible freedom and spontaneous creative events would make this festival a pioneer endeavor in the world Arab world, H.E Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammad Al-Khalifa argued.

Worth to mention that Ta’a Al Shabab is an annual youth cultural festival, launched in 2009 with the support of the Cultural Ministry, to direct Bahrain’s youth towards cultural and intellectual undertakings. Through a series of initiatives and programmes related to architecture, reading, research, literature, music and technology, young people are provided with the opportunity to interact and learn while sharing their knowledge and experiences. The festival was conceived by the late teacher Mohammed al-Banki aimed to assimilate young people in cultural movement and to activate their role in the formation and exchanging of cultures and to promote a youthful cultural spirit in the Bahraini community. The festival is entirely animated by voluntary young people, represented by 33 young men and women, who nominate 4 executive members and a group of consultants to help them manage their cultural and artistic activities.

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