British Council Bahrain is proudly presenting Shakespeare on Film Festival from 18 to 22 September 2016 in Bahrain; which comes as part of our Shakespeare Lives in 2016 campaign and falls under our celebrations of 200 years of the Bahrain – UK relations.For this occasion, the British Film Institute curated a special programme of around twenty feature films, that have made Shakespeare’s work accessible internationally.
In Bahrain, the British Council is screening: Macbeth (1971), Much Ado About Nothing (1993) and Maxine Peake’s Hamlet (2015). The festival will be hosted by Mashq Art Space.
A daily screening of the films will be available and open to the public at Mashq Art Space from Sunday the 18th of September to Thursday the 22nd of September. Films will start at 7:00 pm daily, except for Thursday where the screening will start at 6:30 pm. British Council Bahrain would like to take this opportunity to thank Mashq Art Space team for hosting the festival for the entire week and contributing to this international cultural programme.
Shakespeare Lives is one of the British Council’s major cultural programmes in 2016. It’s a global celebration of the life and works of William Shakespeare on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death. Throughout 2016, the Shakespeare Lives programme will bring together all areas of the organisation to create a truly worldwide celebration of his works. Managed by the British Council, working with a broad range of partners, a year of events across the globe will aim to encourage people – who either have an existing knowledge and relationship with Shakespeare and his work, or are discovering him for the first time - to actively participate, be creative and demonstrate a personal connection with Shakespeare and his works.
The Shakespeare Lives programme has formally begun on 5th January, 2016 (Twelfth Night) and will run until the end of December 2016.
For more information, please visit: www.shakespearelives.org or https://www.britishcouncil.bh/events