Main Theater

The main theater specializes in cultural events, which are held on the stage, namely the book exhibition, which will host various events in two periods: morning session, from 9.30am to 2pm and evening session from the 4pm to 10pm. It is noteworthy that Fridays will only have evening sessions. The cultural events will also include theatrical performances, the “Will you then think, won’t you?” Contest for children, seminars, readings, poetry and lectures.  Important celebrations will also be included in the events such as inaugurating some projects related to the spirit of the book fair, and launching the new identity and membership of the Authors Forum. Inauguration of some new publications issued by authors and official bodies supporting the book industry in Qatar.

Seeking Knowledge Contest

Seeking Knowledge” contest is a cultural competition made available to all of fifth and sixth graders in Qatar’s primary public schools. The competition consists of four phases, which are the Cultural League – the final quarter – the semi-final phase and the final phase. These stages involve several cultural and skill challenges to encourage students to compete through thinking and quick intuition. Several specialized authorities (the bank of cultural questions) were referred to in the preparation of the cultural questions for this competition. The grades will be monitored and the teams participating will be evaluated by a three-member jury, in addition to hosting prominent figures in the cultural field in one of the stages to increase the cultural knowledge of students, and allocating rewards to the first and second winners as well as providing certificates of participation to all participants in the competition.

Children’s training workshops

In these training workshop events, families are involved with children, for the first time, in an interactive activity that enhances the value of educational teamwork in an entertaining way. This section includes a number of workshops that enhance the value of reading and develop writing skills among children and young adults. These workshops include “The Magic of Writing” and “Read with Me Interactively”, “Let’s Read”, “Let’s Write”, and “Read with Mariam” workshop where the storyteller excels in narrating ancient stories daily, in an interactive pictorial

form, in addition to the “Book Breaks” and “Future Writers” workshop as well as a language-learning workshop. Other workshops that foster innovative sense will be provided to children and visitors to the exhibition. These workshops deal with how to make dolls and make and draw famous figures of popular stories for children. A workshop that promotes scientific research is scheduled through the presentation of distinguished research on the National Day, winner of the support competition, and a workshop on “How to make our children keen on Science.” These workshops evoke the awareness side through the Police College workshop on traffic and road education, and a workshop on the importance of protecting intellectual property for children in cooperation with the Ministry of Trade and Economy, as well as a workshop on how blind people can deal with books using modern devices in this field. This workshop co-occurs with an exhibition on the tools used by the blind in their public and private lives.