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March 15 - March 21,2023
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Gulf Weekly Mai Al Khatib-Camille
By Mai Al Khatib-Camille

The end of the Spring of Culture festivities may be right around the corner but do not fret as there are still a few events to enjoy.

The 17th edition, which runs until the end of this month, features the following programmes:

* Inaash, a Lebanese organisation producing the finest quality hand-made artisanal products, is featuring an exhibition with the history of Palestine in every embroidery stitch, colour and motif from March 15 to 17, from 10am to 6pm. Inaash has trained and empowered more than 200 women in refugee camps across Lebanon and provides work for more than 400 women.

Venue: House of Poetry - Ebrahim Al Arrayed.

* Italian curator and designer Federica Sala is staging a lecture on March 15 on ‘The quality that enlightens; the energy of design for people and the environment’ at 8pm on the occasion of Italian Design Day, promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Bahrain. Federica will focus on the basic ingredients of Italian design, quality and research.

Venue: Shaikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Centre for Culture and Research.

* An event by Diego Valdivia featuring music from his Aromas Del Sur album will be held on March 16 at 8pm. In 2021, Diego was awarded the Novia del Sol Award for culture in Algeciras, and in 2022, he was named the Ambassador of the Campo de Gibraltar Region.

Venue: Cultural Hall

* The Bahrain Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by maestro Mubarak Najem will take the audience on a nostalgic journey on March 17 at 8pm with a set of classical pieces, along with Bahraini and Khaleeji tunes.

Venue: Bahrain National Theatre.

* Dar Al Riffa Al Sagheera, famous for reviving songs sung during the wheat harvest season, as well as Mjailsi and Al-Wda’a during the last days of Ramadan, will perform at 8pm on March 18.

Venue: Dar Al Riffa.

* Egyptian artist Nouran Abutaleb, who specialises in Opera and Arabic songs, will entertain citizens and residents on March 20 at 8pm.

Venue: Shaikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Centre for Culture and Research.

* Celebrate Arab and world poetry day on March 21 at 8pm.

Venue: Bahrain National Museum.

* The Shaikha Hessa Girls’ School IB Visual Arts students will feature their work for all to see on March 21 at 11am and the showcase will continue until January 23, 2024 (open from 9am to 8pm daily).

Venue: Art Centre. Visit for details.

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