Bahrain heritage, farmers' market, art bazaar, Thai festival and more
Time Out Bahrain staff
Helping 5,000 orphans through art Wed 22-Wed 29 In a bid to help the orphans of Bahrain, the Sovereign Art Foundation has joined forces with the Royal Charity Organisation to launch the SAF Schools Prize in Bahrain. All student entries are being displayed in the Isa Cultural Centre at a week-long art exhibition and a gala auction dinner will then take place on May 3. Call 1715 1527
Kalila Wa Dimna Thu 23-September 30 This interactive exhibit at the Bahrain National Museum uses stories from the famous collection of fables known as ‘Kalila Wa Dimna’ (Fables Through Time). It showcases digitally reproduced manuscripts, original illustrations and a digital guide to the stories. The opening is on April 23 from 7pm. Visit www.moc.gov.bh
Thai festival April 22-25 Under the patronage of the Thai Embassy in Bahrain, Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain is bringing the taste of Bangkok and Phuket to Bahrain. On the evening of the 22nd, there will be an opening ceremony in their gardens featuring Thai delicacies and Thai dancers for BD18.1 net. The 23rd features Thursday Night Out with a Thai twist for BD26.6 net. Following that, the hotel’s famous brunch will again have a Thai twist, priced at BD31 net with selected beverages. To continue the celebrations, both evenings of the 24th and 25th will feature another garden festival under the stars for BD18.1 net. Movenpick Hotel Bahrain, Muharraq (1746 0017).
The Ritz farmers’ market Fri 24 Satiate your love of local, fresh produce at The Ritz-Carlton’s monthly farmers’ market on the croquet lawn. It’s on from 8am to noon and entrance is complimentary. You also have chance to enjoy a traditional Bahraini breakfast for BD4++. Call 1758 6499
Handmade art and craft bazaar Sat 25 La Creation, a group of like-minded arty folk in Bahrain, are hosting a handmade arts and crafts bazaar in Al Thurayya Hall at InterContinental Regency Bahrain from noon to 8pm. Find needlecraft, paintings, bead work, jewellery, culinary delights and more. Visit www.lacreationgroup.com