Bahrain celebrates ‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham’
Zedni Ilman, Bahrain Exhibition and Convention Centre, 1 and 2 May 2015
4pm till 10pm on Friday and 12 till 10pm on Saturday
Families in Bahrain are welcomed to join a fun weekend of theatre and science celebrating the 1,000 year anniversary of Ibn Al-Haytham’s work in science. Known to many as the ‘father of optics’, he helped revolutionise experimental science and our understanding of light and vision.
This educational and entertaining event will feature workshops, experiments, a show of the trailer for a new short film starring legendary actor Omar Sharif, and a live theatrical performance depicting the journey of discovery of Ibn Al-Haytham delivered by students from the University of Bahrain.
It will be on show at the 1001 Inventions Bahrain exhibition hosted in the Kingdom of Bahrain by the Ministry of Education as part of their educational programme Zedni Ilman.
The event is part of a new global campaign ‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham’ that is produced by 1001 Inventions and King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in partnership with UNESCO and the International Year of Light 2015 (IYL2015).