From the Post is a weekly cultural event that’s being held in the Kingdom with the aim of highlighting some of the many layers of the historic capital city of Manama.
The event is focused around the Post Office Museum which housed the Manama Post Office during the 1940s. It takes place every Saturday and will run until March 11. Rediscover the port city as you learn and engage with some of its main elements such as its architecture, markets, gold craftsmanship, fashion and many cuisines through a variety of different activities from walks to talks, music and workshops.
Activity Lineup On March 4:
A tour titled Crafts, Skills, and Taste will explore some important shops and commercial activities in the city. It takes place from 9am to 11am starting at the Post Office Museum. Registration fee is BD5. A children’s workshop titled Design & Mail A Postcard will include a guided tour of Manama Souq followed by an art workshop where children can design a postcard with a Manama landmark of their choice and send it to family or friends. It takes place from 10am to 12.30pm starting at the Post Office Museum. Registration fee is BD5.
A tour and live cooking event titled Flavours of the Capital with Chef Mahdi Taheri Mahdi will lead a tour of Manama, passing by the spice markets, traditional kitchenware, the local butcher and then head back to Bab Al Bahrain to create a special meal. It takes place from 3.30pm to 6.30pm starting at the Post Office Museum. Registration fee is BD10.
A photo walk titled Old Souq – New Souq held by Faris Algosaibi, a Bahraini photographer. It takes place from 4pm to 6pm starting at the Post Office Museum. Registration fee is BD10.
A five-kilometre Manama Bike Tour. It starts from 4pm at the Post Office Museum and features prominent landmarks such as AlFadhel Mosque and the Hindu temple. Registration fee is BD7.
A panel discussion titled The History of Manama Souq tracing the changes that have occurred within the city’s commercial sector over the years. It happens from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at the Post Office Museum.
A musical act by Mohamed Aseeri, a well-known singer and qanoon player. The event will start at 7.30pm and will be held at Bab Al Bahrain. ✤
GO: VISIT WWW.CULTURE.GOV.BH FOR MORE INFORMATION ON AGE ELEGIBITY, FUTURE LINEUPS AND TO REGISTER.