Poetry festival returns to Bahrain

Colours of Life will see 20 different performers recite and perform their work

Poetry festival returns to Bahrain

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We love poetry a lot/
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If our terrible attempt at a haiku hasn’t put you off poetry for life, you’ll be pleased to know that a festival dedicated to the literary art is headed to Bahrain later this month.

The Colours of Life Poetry Festival will see twenty people perform and recite their work in the hopes of evoking moods and emotions ranging across the colour spectrum.

First launched in 2012 by The Second Circle, a sister group of the Bahrain Writers’ Circle, Colours of Life is the only poetry festival on the island that includes musical and visual accompaniments.

Performers from the Bahrain Writer’s Circle will perform in Arabic or English at LEVEL 5 inside the Riffa Views International School in Mazrowiah on September 28 from 7pm.

Writing about the festival on the event page, the organisers said: “Whether you are a poet wondering if your poems have the strength to carry across a crowded room and touch another’s heart or mind or just a community member who is interested in listening to the beautiful words of the poets living in Bahrain, this is a night you won't want to miss.”

You can find out more about the festival and grab tickets for the free event by clicking here.

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