Tea Party The café’s going to be transformed into a tea party setting for the first event of the new season where for BD5 adults can enjoy a finger buffet and get ten per cent off ceramic products and kids can paint their own piece of pottery. Sep 8, Café Ceramique, Al Aali Shopping Complex. Call (17 583 500).
A taste of Spain Aimed at those thinking of taking up Spanish with Want to Learn Spanish at the Sheikh Ebrahim Centre, would-be students can try a free ten-minute lesson to see what they’re letting themselves in for. The event kicks of with Cuban coffee and traditional cakes from Spain and Latin America and the organisers are hoping to include taster sessions of salsa and/or flamenco dancing too. At noon there’ll be the chance to sample traditional Spanish tortilla (tortilla de patata), accompanied by juices and gazpacho and at the later session there’ll be Spanish chocolate and traditional sweets. Teachers and existing students will be on hand throughout to answer questions and chat about the courses. Sep 8, The Poetry House, Manama, 10am-noon and 4-6pm
Writers’ get together This month’s meeting of the Bahrain Writers’ Circle is on Sunday followed by a poetry workshop on Tuesday. The circle is the biggest group of writers in the Gulf and has wide international membership with encouragement and advice readily available. So, if you think it might be time to start that novel, this is the place for you. Sep 9 & 11, Café Ceramique, Al Aali Shopping Complex. Call (38 357 801).
Movie magic If your taste runs to the more eclectic rather than the current crop of blockbusters, give Bahrain Cinema Club a try. Every Wednesday they show something that you’d have no hope of finding in the mainstream cinemas from a wide range of international directors. Everything’s got English sub-titles, but check out the feature on p16 and soon you might not need them. Sep 12, Bahrain Cinema Club, Juffair, 7pm. Call (39 682 323).