Street stalls, live music, kids workshops and more
Time Out Bahrain staff
Market 338 returns to Adliya with street stalls, live music, kids' workshop and more.
he big arts and crafts market is back with a whole host of events across the first two weekends of December showcasing local and regional talent.
Now in its fourth year, Market338, which runs out of Al Riwaq Art Space in Adliya, is dedicated to showcasing and promoting the talent and creativity of local and regional-based designers enabling up-and-coming artists and designers to share and sell their work to the public.
There’ll also be music from local bands and performers and kids' activities continuing to build on Al-Riwaq’s significant contribution to the on-going rejuvenation of Block 338.
The event includes fashion, jewellery and accessories, glass, ceramics, furniture and more, all things you'd be unlikely to find anywhere else!
Designers taking part include: Runway Chillazian, Razan Alazzouni, Meem Alessa, Annatuna, Purple 500, FNN by afnan Alrashed, HARAKA, The Tshirt Shop, MeeMs T.shirts, POSH BAHRAIN, Dandelion, Hanas Graphic design & photography, Yazi, Barjis Design, Lotus Jewelry, Barakasz, Dina Khalifé, Anna_emy_bh, Trendy Threads, June, Ta Marbota, The Gypsy Boutique, Nadine, day N' age, a2belladonna, 7RF, Glitzern, Fyunka, Ghalia, soriginal, Charmed Forces Jewelry, noowood, S by Sahar bash, Reem BuQais-Rivera, Liliaiya, AL HOSS Design, Lucie in the Sky, Zaai abayas, elle maison clothes, Odd Art, The College Experience, Marari by Nada, OCHO, Hoorchromic-hairbands and clips, Typoscrabo, kashma, Babushka, Azza Bijoux, amal loufers, Ma'rockiN.
There'll be 21 stalls each weekend displaying original artworks and prints, jewellery and accessories, clothing, traditionally-inspired crafts, home accessories and more and Al Riwaq has been running a series of workshops in the lead-up to the event giving local creatives the chance to get some professional advice in areas such as marketing and growing their products.
There'll also be lots of unusual local foods to sample as well as all the restaurants in the area some of which will be putting on their own special menus to mark the occasion.
Journeys of the wooden bus Sat, December 7, 11am-1pm A map-making workshop with Ksenia in which participants will learn about the wooden bus and make their own maps of Bahrain.
Theatre workshop Who’s afraid of Umm i7mar? Sat, December 7, 3pm-5pm Ruqaya Aamer will lead young participants in theatre games and activities to learn about dramatic skills. They will use traditional Bahraini tales and ceremonies to produce their own original performance.
Crafts workshop Sat, December 14, 11am-1pm Hanin Ishaq with work with youngsters showing them how to create things out of wood.
Music workshop Sat, December 14, 3pm-5pm A session with Mohammed Alhaddad in which kids will learn to use mirwas drums and percussive clapping to re-produce and record a popular Bahraini song from the past. They will then use technology to electronically remix what has been recorded, exploring ways to re-produce traditional sounds.
Thu, December 5 The Relocators Bahraini alternative rock 'n' roll band featuring drummer Ali Al-Qaseer, vocalist and guitarist Faisal Amin and Romeriko Canlas on bass. In a very short period of time, they have become one of Bahrain's favourite and most exciting live bands. The members have individually had a fair amount of TV and radio playtime and they've also opened for international names such as 'the Heavy' and 'Legends Of Ska'. Their music is usually uptempo and energetic, carved with vintage guitar tones, bluesy vocals and luring bass lines.
Thu, December 12 A group of local artists will be teaming up for a one-off performance with Yousef Al Jabri, on vocals, Abdulla Haji on clarinet/saxophone, Mohamed Tulfat, on drums, Mohamed Assiri on qanoon, Mohamed Al-Hasan on keyboards and Saad Al Abaar on guitar. These guys are multi-talented so this should be great.
Until December 15 Thursdays and Fridays 5pm-11pm Saturdays 11am-5pm Sunday-Wednesday 5pm-9pm