Out & About – January 2017


When: 17th January

Where: Bahrain National Museum

Like every year, Bahrain’s annual Fine Arts Exhibition will bring together talented artists who will express their creativity with their artworks. In addition, there will be a range of supporting events including movie nights and workshops and lectures. What’s different this year is that the exhibition has opened its doors to artists from all around the world residing in Bahrain upholding the belief that art has no country or boundaries.

For more info, visit culture.gov.bh


Image Credits: Art by Adel Alabbasi Deviantart


When: 25th January to 2nd February

Where: Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre

Bahrain’s biggest consumer fair is back to wow you. Mark you calendar for a shopping spree like no other on the island. There will be stalls offering a variety of interesting utilities right from exotic honey and creative home appliances to knick-knacks for your garden and chic fashion essentials.

For more info, call +973 1755 8800



When: 22nd to 26th January

Where: Bahrain National Museum

After a successful first edition, Food is Culture is back for a second time. Five chefs and five visual artists will collaborate and explore interesting ways of creating and presenting art using their respective media – food and art. Don’t miss the display and chance to try out the delicious and artsy food!

For more info, visit culture.gov.bh


When: 28th January

Where: Malja, Amwaj

Malja launches the Collaboration Lab (Collab) this New Year. The project hopes to host seasonal exhibitions brining artists of different disciplines, together: what happens when poetry is transformed into sculpture, or music into illustrations? The First Experiment, ‘Words Are Blind’ will launch on 28th January where writers and visual artists will be invited to create magic together.

For more info, visit malja.redbull.com

Upcoming Movies – Our Favourites!


When: January onwards

Where: Novo Cinemas, Seef Mall Muharraq

List of Movies:

Assassin’s Creed: Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organisation in the present day.

Space Between Us: The first human born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes. He embarks on an adventure with a street-smart girl to discover how he came to be.

The Monster: A mother and daughter must confront a terrifying monster when they break down on a deserted road.

For bookings and more info, visit

15/15 Contemporary Art Meets Cultural Heritage

When: Until 15th March

Where: 15 locations (Saturday to Thursday, 9pm to 1pm & 4pm to 7pm)

Discover Bahrain’s cultural and architectural heritage through contemporary art. Tucked away in Muharraq and Manama, the traditional houses of the Shaikh Ebrahim Center will play host to modern artworks by fifteen local artists. These site-specific creations are inspired by the history surrounding the houses, their architecture, and the personalities, missions and crafts to who the buildings are dedicated.

For more info, visit shaikhebrahimcenter.org

A Grain of Sand Concert

When: 3rd February

Where: La Fontaine Arts Centre

Price: BD20/33

Bahrain- based guitarist and composer, Jason Carter, explores the magical world of pearl divers for his project, ‘A Grain of Sand’. The musician will perform alongside Bahraini pearl divers, marrying traditional Arabic music with contemporary tunes in a concert next month. Further, he hopes to release a documentary film on his experience interviewing the divers, which will be ready around the Spring of 2017.

For more info, visit jasoncarter.net and grainofsandtv.com

The Brand that is You

When: 9th January

Where: Words BookstoreCafe invites everyone to a free talk and an interactive coaching by Rawia Beyhum focusing on you, from10am to 12pm or 7pm to 9pm. Rawia is the founder of TalentFreeFlow Ltd. supporting talent performance within the context of special interest projects. Rawia will help you gain greater focus in your personal and professional desires to develop your bright ideas and align these to your core values and beliefs.

For info & reservations, call Tel. +973 1769 0790

Intuitive Eating

When: 23rd January

Where: Hadeel Kadi from Reach Wellbeing is back this month. She will give an introductory talk on how to move from being an emotional eater to becoming an intuitive eater at the Words BookstoreCafé from10am to 12pm or 7pm to 9pm. This event will be a bigger and deeper conversation beyond food and exercise. If you are ready for a different perspective, then don’t miss this opportunity.

For info & reservations, call Tel. +973 1769 0790


The Desire Map

When: 16th January

Where: Join the global movement “The Desire Map” with Rana Alamuddin from 10am to 12pm or 7pm to 9pm, at the Words BookstoreCafe. The Desire Map is Danielle LaPorte’s response to seeing so many people -especially women – struggle, burn out, deplete, lose themselves or simply accept to live unfulfilled as they strive for balance, joy, self- expression, sense of purpose, love or success.

For info & reservations, call Tel. +973 1769 0790

The Get Up Tour

When: 13th March

Where: Bryan Adams will bring his The Get Up Tour on Bahrain! The multi-platinum selling Canadian rocker will take the stage at the Bahrain International Circuit for BD30/BD50++. The regional tour will also feature concerts fin UAE and Qatar. Tickets are available online and at Alosra Supermarkets and the Mina Salman BMMI Shop.

For info & reservations, visit bryanadams.me