Film screenings, poetry writing and art exhibitions in Bahrain this month
Time Out Bahrain staff
Film screenings July 4 and 11 During the Holy Month of Ramadan, Malja Bahrain is opening its doors for movie screenings on Saturdays from 8pm to 10pm. Films on the current schedule including art house flick Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) and Bahrain’s Hamad and the Pirates (1971). Malja, Amwaj Islands (www.maljabahrain.com).
Bahrain Writers’ Circle July 13 Join this enthusiastic writers group at their monthly meeting in Coral Bay from 7.30pm. www.bahrainwriterscircle.org.
Bahrain Writers’ Poetry Circle July 15 An offshoot of the Bahrain Writers’ Circle is this poetry circle who meet regularly to share their love of verse. It’s at Coral Bay, on the Al Fateh Corniche, from 7.30pm. www.bahrainwriterscircle.org.
Bahrain Writers’ Creative Workshop July 20 Have a passion for writing but don’t know who to share it with? Then join this creative workshop by the Bahrain Writers’ Circle and learn a thing or two about your craft. It’s at Coral Bay from 7.30pm. www.bahrainwriterscircle.org.
Double Tap 3 Until July 31 Double Tap presents a variety of digital and ‘traditional’ mediums in a unified exhibition, exploring how social media can act as a bridge between the two worlds of physical and digital art. In this instalment of the ongoing exhibition, the intriguing work of Los Angeles-based artist Casey Kauffman is presented. Malja, Amwaj Islands (www.maljabahrain.com).
The Sicily of the Leopard in Piraino’s Collection Until July 21 The prestigious Piraino collection encompasses a wide variety of costumes, headdresses and accessories from Sicily and Europe, which date from the 18th century and first half of the 20th century. It also includes some rare examples from fashion houses Christian Dior and Worth. The selection illustrates the craftsmanship of the artisans of that time. Bahrain National Museum, Al Fateh Corniche (www.moc.gov.bh).
Journeys Until August 31 Bahrain-based photographer Gaye Bentham shows a selection of photographs taken in Bahrain, India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Morocco, Cambodia, the UK and the US. She aims to capture emotive images which communicate the beauty, wonder, mystery and quirkiness she finds in the world. InTouch Gallery, InTouch Integrate Chiropractic Spine Centre, Al Wesam Centre, Saar (1769 0100).
Kalila Wa Dimna Until September 30 This brand new interactive art exhibition at the Bahrain National Museum uses stories from the famous collection of fables known as Kalila Wa Dimna or ‘Fables of Time’. It brings to life the characters, their relationships and lessons learned through digitally reproduced manuscripts from across the world, alongside original illustrations and a digital guide to these stories. The exhibit originated in the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis, US and will travel to various destinations across America after its premiere in Bahrain. It’s free to enter and an educational programme also accompanies the exhibition Bahrain National Museum, Al Fateh Corniche (www.culture.gov.bh).