CULTURAL activities being organised by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (Baca) are back after the Ramadan break.
A creative interactive workshop on the art of Palm Tree Leaves Weaving has been planned on Saturday, at Al Jasra Handicrafts Centre from 10am to 1pm.
The traditional handicraft, which has been practised by women to make household accessories and tools, from dining mats and storage baskets to small dishes, hand-held fans and chicken coops, is still practised in several villages throughout the island.
The art is most prevalent in the villages of Karbabad, Jasra and Budaiya.
During the workshop, participants will learn how to purpose wicker and palm sticks as well as how to sew using them.
The workshop will continue on May 14, 21 and 28. It costs BD25 and is open to adults.
A Boat Making Workshop will be held on the same day at the handicrafts centre, from 10am to 12pm. Shipbuilding is another traditional industry that Bahrain has been known for since ancient times.
Bahrainis have left their mark on the creation of various kinds of ships including Al-banush (dhow), Abloom, Albaghlah and many other types, which are used for fishing, diving, pearling and passenger and cargo transportation.
Participants will learn how to identify the different types of wood used for manufacturing ship models, how to chop wood to create a model, how to draw and carve the wood, sanding and how to mould the ship’s accessories.
The workshop, which is open to adults, costs BD25 and will continue on May 14, 21 and 28.
The Art of Video Production will be highlighted during a special workshop on Saturday from 4pm to 8pm. The event is targeted at those who want to learn about video communication using professional editing software Adobe Premiere Pro.
Attendees will learn how to create and produce high quality, professional videos to communicate to diverse audiences for various purposes.
They will also be instructed on the different shot types and sizes, good film composition and the power of storytelling all while using their smartphones as their main video camera.
The workshop will be held at the Art Centre in Manama and is open to those aged 14 to 19.
Costing BD100, the workshop will resume on May 14 from 4pm to 8pm, May 21 from 4pm to 7pm and May 28 from 6pm to 8pm.
For more information and to register, visit culture.gov.bh.