Thursday 22 September 2016

The British Council is celebrating the 100th birthday anniversary of the British story writer, Roald Dahl during the month of September, the British Council Bahrain hosted British storyteller Kevin Graal for a special storytelling event, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Sulamaniya, that took place at the Golden Tulip Hotel on 21st September 2016 from 4 – 6 pm. The event was a special storytelling sessions for the orphans cared for by the Royal Charity Organization.  

Famous Roald Dahl children’s publications such as The Enormous Crocodile have come to life with storyteller Kevin Graal. The storyteller whose visit is the fourth to Bahrain, will deliver a total of six storytelling events for children and their parents as part of his three days visit to Bahrain.

In light of this occasion, British Council Country Director, Alan Rutt stated “The British Council were delighted to host British Storyteller Kevin Graal as part of our celebration of British story writer Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday during the month of September. It was great to see the children of the Royal Charity Organization so thoroughly engaged in British literature and culture at this public event at the Golden Tulip; which we have hosted in partnership with the Rotary Club of Sulmaniya. The British Council activities celebrating Roald Dahl comes as part of the celebrations of the Bahrain UK 200 anniversary.” 

As part of the Roald Dahl celebrations, the British Council has organized private storytelling events for schools children from grades 1 and 2 at Al Iman School-Girls Section, Arabian Pearl Gulf School and Al Amal Special Education Institute, as well as two public events one in the Bahrain National Museum and another at Dilmun Club.

The three-day program celebrating the work of Roald Dahl comes as part of the British Council efforts to further strengthen cultural relationship between Bahrain and the United Kingdom and to encourage children to read and to learn English. 


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