After the Interior Ministry urged bodies across Bahrain not to organise public gatherings for the next two weeks, a number of events have been cancelled or postponed.
Here we’ve rounded up the rescheduled dates and how to get refunds if you’ve already bought tickets.
We'll be updated the article as more postponements are announced.
Agam Unplugged South Indian rock band
Agam were due to perform at the Crowne Plaza Bahrain on February 27, but the event has been postponed.
In a statement on Instagram, ticket vendor WanasaTime’s team said, “We deeply regret to inform you that the “Agam Unplugged” concert, scheduled on February 27, has been postponed due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus in Bahrain.
“The current circumstances make it impossible for us to announce the new date of the event. But don’t worry! We will be back with more updates soon.”
You can call the team on +973 3371 9639 with any questions or to organise a refund.
The Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) was meant to host an archaeology walk on February 29, but it has been postponed. No new date has been announced.
BACA said in a statement on Facebook, “Dear participants of the “Archaeology Walkathon” event, we regret to inform that the event, scheduled on Saturday the 29th of February, has been postponed until a later date.”
Bahrain Food Festival
The first stage of the Bahrain Food Festival went ahead as planned between February 20 and February 29, and the second stage was initially postponed for a week until March 12.
It has now been cancelled.
The 19th edition of the Bahrain International Book Fair was due to take place between March 25 and April 4, but has now been postponed. No new dates have been announced.
The Dilmun Club's family-friendly rock festival, due to take place on March 13, has been postponed. It will now take place later this year on May 29. If you can't make the new date, you can call the Dilmun Club Reception on 1769 9026 for a refund.
The Rotary Club of Salmaniya’s annual charity raft race at Al Bander Resort, due to take place on April 17, has been postponed. The race will now take place in October.
Ezio Gribaudo exhibition
The solo exhibition for Italian artist Ezio Gribaudo, due to launch on March 1, has been postponed. No new opening date has been announced.
Spring of Culture staff said in a tweet, “Dear followers, please note the exhibition opening night of celebrated Italian artist “Ezio Gribaudo”, scheduled on Sunday 1 March has been postponed until further notice.”
Festival of Colours
Al Dar Islands was set to host a festival of colours on March 6, but it has been postponed, with no new dates announced.
The organisers said in a statement on Facebook, “Festivals of Colours 2020 is postponed in light of the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.
“The safety and well-being of our participants, employees and partners are of utmost importance to us. We hope for your kindness and patience as we continue to monitor the situation. Please stay tuned for further announcement of the rescheduled date.”
Mr Men and Little Miss
The Mr Men and Little Miss shows, scheduled for March 4, 5 and 7, have been postponed. No new date has been announced.
Omar Kamal and Banah concert
Singers Omar Kamal and Banah were due to perform in Bahrain on Friday (March 6), but the concert has now been rescheduled for Thursday April 16.
You can get a refund by emailing Helpcenter@platinumlist.net with your order number before March 6.
Rangeela Colour Festival
The colour festival planned at Coral Bay for March 6 has been postponed, with no new date announced yet.
WanasaTime said on Facebook, “We regret to announce that the event, scheduled on March 6 at Coral Bay, is being postponed. The decision was taken considering the safety of our people. We will be back with more updates shortly. Stay tuned!”