A Morning of Brazilian Children's Music with Marcelo Schmidt
Jun
17
11:00am11:00am

A Morning of Brazilian Children's Music with Marcelo Schmidt

Brazilian composer, musician and poet Marcelo Schmidt will be at Words for a performance of his children's songs.

Schmidt is part of the musical group Jardim de Cataventos, and has published five childrens books which celebrate storytelling, legends and the music of Brazil.  He is also a part in the project Mala de Herança  (Portuguese as a Heritage Language), a project that promotes expansion of the Portuguese language vocabulary for children who live abroad.

http://jardimdecataventos.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/maladeheranca/
All are welcome!

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The Wraperie's 2017 Ramadan Pop Up
Jun
2
to Jun 3

The Wraperie's 2017 Ramadan Pop Up

Friday, June 2nd to Saturday, June 3rd: 10am to 6pm AND 9pm to 11pm

Join us for a visual delight with The Wraperie's 2017 Ramadan collection!

In its fifth annual season of color, The Wraperie will showcase its new Gergaoun collection, Ramadan hospitality gifts,  as well as baskets and trays that you can purchase and fill with your choice of items!

Now an annual tradition, the #wraperieramadan collection is sourced from around the world and boasts an unrivalled selection of the world's most colorful baskets, boxes and other items.

All are welcome!

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Natural Art of Bahrain - An Art Exhibition with Eva Graf
May
29
to May 30

Natural Art of Bahrain - An Art Exhibition with Eva Graf

Opening Night - Monday, May 29th: 7pm to 9pm
Tuesday, May 30th: 10am to 6pm

German artist Eva Graf will introduce her latest series of exclusive artworks including mini sculptures, objects and large wall montages. 

A Bahrain resident, Eva will for the first time present an entire collection of works created from natural material of Bahrain which has been the inspiration for her work. 

Eva will be available to talk about her work on Tuesday, May 30th.

All are welcome!

www.facebook.com/ARTbyEVAGRAF
www.pinterest.com/ARTbyEVAGRAF
www.twitter.com/ARTbyEVAGRAF
www.instagram.com/ARTbyEVAGRAF



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An Art Exhibition with Nasim Javid
May
21
to May 24

An Art Exhibition with Nasim Javid

Opening Night - Sunday, May 21st: 7pm to 9pm
Monday, May 22nd to Wednesday, May 24th: 10am to 6pm


Nasim Javid was introduced to traditional forms of arts from a very young age and as a child growing up in Iran she began taking courses in Islamic Arts and Miniatures. Although the restrictions and rigidness of the Islamic Art’s style were tremendously challenging for a young artist, these trainings deeply impacted her future artworks when she ventured back to her roots.

Her travels as a young adult in various countries enabled her to enrich her art knowledge  and she developed an interest in mixed-media.  She began to push her boundaries by experimenting with various mediums and techniques combined with her knowledge of Islamic art. By delving into the details of Islamic art, she understood the philosophy and the complexity that lies behind, where each color and line was deliberately employed to present harmony and unity and referred to a superior source.

In her recent artworks, she uses a more simplified version of Arabesque patterns, traditional motives and miniatures to give more freedom and energy to her work. This has enabled her to display the magnificence of Islamic art with a more contemporary approach.

All are welcome!

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CookBook BookClub
May
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

CookBook BookClub

Soframiz by Ana Sortun and Maura Kilpatrick

A charming collection of 100 recipes from Cambridge’s Sofra Bakery and Cafe, showcasing modern Middle Eastern spices and flavors with exotic yet accessible sweet and savory dishes geared toward everyday cooking and entertaining.

Ana Sortun and Maura Kilpatrick have traveled extensively throughout Turkey and the Middle East, researching recipes and gaining inspiration for their uber-popular cafe and bakery, Sofra. In their first cookbook together, the two demystify and explore the flavors of this popular region, creating accessible, fun recipes for everyday eating and entertaining. With a primer on essential ingredients and techniques, and recipes such as Morning Buns with Orange Blossom Glaze, Whipped Feta with Sweet and Hot Peppers, Eggplant Manoushe with Labne and Za’atar, and Sesame Caramel Cashews, Soframiz will transport readers to the markets and kitchens of the Middle East.

The rules of our CookBook Club are simple. Look through the book, pick a recipe to prepare, and bring the finished dish to our meeting where we will all indulge in a glorious feast! 

Please email us at info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number if you would like to join us and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

CookBook BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

All are welcome.  

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Words Ramadan Pop Up
May
10
to May 17

Words Ramadan Pop Up

Wednesday, May 10th to Wednesday, May 17th: 10am to 6pm

Join us for a festive collection of local vendors to celebrate Ramadan 2017.

Find trays, tea sets, porcelain, place mats, coasters, acrylic nut and candy boxes and much more to decorate your Ramadan tables.  There will also be caftans, handicrafts from Syria and soft home furnishings.

All are welcome!

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Anime, Manga & Comic Illustration Exhibition & Workshops
May
3
to May 6

Anime, Manga & Comic Illustration Exhibition & Workshops

Exhibition:
Wednesday, May 3rd: 6pm to 8pm
Thursday, May 4th to Saturday, May 6th: 10am to 6pm


Workshops:

Saturday, May, 6th: 10am to 1pm

Saturday, May, 6th: 4pm to 7pm

(BD30 for 1 workshop or BD50 for both, payable in advance to Words)


Now accepting  Anime/ Manga/ Comic Illustration submissions for an art show at More Words!  Deadline to enter is Wednesday, April 26th by 12 midnight!

We are interested in artworks inspired by Undertale, FNAF, Pokemon, Attack on Titan, RWBY, Vocaloids, various anime, video games  and any other fandoms. Crossover art is also welcome.  All Mediums accepted: oil, acrylic, inks, pens, crayon, charcoal, chalk. Mixed media also accepted. Two dimensional ORIGINAL art will be accepted. Each artist may submit to three entries.

 There will be also be two workshops run by graphic novelist Anna Thackray, author of The Awakening of Shamal.

Saturday, May, 6th, 10am to 1pm: Design Your Own Character - this will be an introductory course using "Manga Studio"

Saturday, May, 6th, 4pm to 7pm: Create Your Own Character - students will learn how to create their original characters - using their own choice of medium: clay or through drawing.

(BD30 for 1 workshop or BD50 for both, payable in advance to Words)

For all questions and submissions contact Christy Burton at christyleeburton@hotmail.com or WhatsApp at 32299793

All are welcome!

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Book Signing with Saman Sohail
Apr
29
5:00pm 5:00pm

Book Signing with Saman Sohail

Visual Words

Join the conversation on art, poetry and all things beautiful and meet one half of the duo behind Visual Words, the artist Saman Sohail.  Visual Words is a stunning art and poetry book featuring a dictionary of soulful words from the English language illustrated in watercolours. 

Art by Saman Sohail, Poetry by Anushka Gupta.

www.visualwordsbook.com
instagram: @visualwordsbook
facebook: Visual Words Book

All are welcome!

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Kids BookClub (for 10-13 year olds)
Apr
29
12:00pm12:00pm

Kids BookClub (for 10-13 year olds)

'Awkward' by Svetlana Chmakova

Cardinal rule #1 for surviving school: Don't get noticed by the mean kids.

Cardinal rule #2 for surviving school: Seek out groups with similar interests and join them.

On her first day at her new school, Penelope--Peppi--Torres reminds herself of these basics. But when she trips into a quiet boy in the hall, Jaime Thompson, she's already broken the first rule, and the mean kids start calling her the "nerder girlfriend." How does she handle this crisis? By shoving poor Jaime and running away!

Falling back on rule two and surrounding herself with new friends in the art club, Peppi still can't help feeling ashamed about the way she treated Jaime. Things are already awkward enough between the two, but to make matters worse, he's a member of her own club's archrivals--the science club! And when the two clubs go to war, Peppi realizes that sometimes you have to break the rules to survive middle school!

Please email us at  info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your child's name and mobile number and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

All are welcome.  

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Monday Night BookClub
Apr
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Monday Night BookClub

The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan

As a Gracekeeper, Callanish administers shoreside burials, laying the dead to their final resting place deep in the depths of the ocean. Alone on her island, she has exiled herself to a life of tending watery graves as penance for a long-ago mistake that still haunts her. Meanwhile, North works as a circus performer with the Excalibur, a floating troupe of acrobats, clowns, dancers, and trainers who sail from one archipelago to the next, entertaining in exchange for sustenance.

Inspired in part by Scottish myths and fairytales, The Gracekeepers tells a modern story of an irreparably changed world: one that harbors the same isolation and sadness, but also joys and marvels of our own age.


Please email us at  info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your name and mobile number if you would like to join us and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  


BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

All are welcome.  

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True Cost Screening & Clothing Swap
Apr
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

True Cost Screening & Clothing Swap

Join us for the first Fashion Revolution event in Bahrain! 

Fashion Revolution is a global movement calling for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry.

The Bahrain chapter of Fashion Revolution aims to unite the fashion industry and ignite a revolution to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and purchased, so that what the world wears has been made in a safe, clean and fair way.

'We believe in an industry that values people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure. Our mission is to bring everyone together to make that happen.'

Fashion Revolution Week's #whomademyclothes campaign coincides with the anniversary of the horrific Rana Plaza factory collapse in which 1,138 people were killed and many more injured on 24th April 2013.

'We use this week to encourage millions of people to ask brands ‘Who made my clothes’ and demand greater transparency in the fashion supply chain.

Come with an open mind, a piece of clothing you are willing to swap, and the “story” behind that piece of clothing written down on a small piece of paper. 

The story can be as simple as a favorite memory in that item, who bought you the item, how you came across it, etc. The idea is that the garment has value and should be cared for as such by its next owner.

We look forward to seeing you, hearing the story behind your garment, and having a short discussion on the True Cost and Fashion Revolution after the screening.'

Get ready to think about #WhoMadeMyClothes.

You can see more at: http://fashionrevolution.org/

All are welcome!

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Parenting BookClub with Eman Alghawas
Apr
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Parenting BookClub with Eman Alghawas

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids by Dr Laura Markham

Join Eman Alghawas,  the force behind the storytelling company Bookworms and a member of 'The Mums Support Group' for a Parenting Bookclub!

This month's book selection is Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids by Dr. Laura Markham.

Backed up with extensive research, Dr. Laura Markham’s book is a remarkable guide that will help parents better understand their own emotions—and keep them in check—so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. 

If you’re tired of power struggles and  tantrums, this may be the bookclub for you! 

To join the bookclub or order the bookclub books, contact Eman on 36063666

Instagram: @bookwormsbh
Snapchat: bookwormsbh

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The Benefits Of Fasting & Purification with Dejana Subsol
Apr
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Benefits Of Fasting & Purification with Dejana Subsol

Fasting is the first principle of medicine; fast and see the strength of the spirit reveal itself  ~ Rumi

This one hour talk with naturopath and iridologist, Dejana Subsol, will cover:

  • The history of fasting 
  • Understanding how we are designed 
  • The Physiology of Fasting
  • What happens when we fast
  • Physical, mental and emotional benefits
  • Spiritual and religious benefits
  • Different types of fasting
  • Precautions for Fasting
  • Enhancing the benefits of fasting
  • The optimum timing for a fast and how to break a fast
  • Fasting and Life Stage
  • Weight loss and fasting
  • Fasting to treat a disease
  • Altering your genetics with fasting
  • Fasting for longer life and staying young

We hope you can join us for this very interesting and timely talk!
All are welcome.  

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Yalla Habibi Pop Up Shop
Mar
29
to Apr 1

Yalla Habibi Pop Up Shop

Wednesday, March 29th, 6pm to 8pm
Thursday, March 30th to Saturday, April 1st, 10am to 6pm

Yalla Habibi launches their 2017 collection at More Words!

Specialising in blending the traditional with the modern, Yalla Habibi produces stunning art objects for the home made by traditional local craftsmen. 

In the latest collection of embroidered art cushions, Yalla Habibi continues working with artists like Ahmed Anan, Mohamed Sharkawy and Jenine Sharabi, while welcoming new contributions from Perry Elashmawi and Ali Al Mahmeed. The fabric used in framing this art is designed and hand woven in Bani Jamrah, cradle of Bahrain’s textile traditions.

Nathaly, founder of Yalla Habibi, has also started working with the skilled craftsmen of Syria, who have used her original designs to produce a collection of exquisitely ornate wall hangings, wooden boxes and trays, all decorated in mother of pearl, ceramic or silver.

All are welcome!

http://yalla-habibi.net/

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The History of Yoga I - A talk by Eva Burns
Mar
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

The History of Yoga I - A talk by Eva Burns

History of Yoga I

Curious about where Yoga began? This talk will investigate Yoga’s roots within India’s early spiritual and philosophical history. Starting in the Indus Valley before 2000 BCE, we will discover archaeological evidence of a proto-yoga. From there, Yoga’s origins within the rishis’ Vedic texts, the Buddha’s teachings and the Jain traditions will be traced up through the Classical period when the polymath, Patañjali, composed The Yoga Sūtras. 
 
About Eva, RYT-200 • M.A. in Yoga Studies, Loyola Marymount University • @cosmicgrape

All are welcome!

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Book Signing with Melissa Van Maasdyk
Mar
25
12:00pm12:00pm

Book Signing with Melissa Van Maasdyk

Love Apples

Why get married? London-based food writer Kate Richmond can conceive of no good reason. She's seen where it got her mother and so has written her own recipe for life, relishing her career, with men on the side – including a delicious love match in Daniel Price. But when a cyclone curdles her plans for the summer issue ofBe magazine while on assignment in Mauritius, she manipulates love to save her career, setting herself on a tempestuous course that will upturn some long-held beliefs. Set in the glamorous, racy world of magazines and suffused with sensual descriptions of food – plus recipes – Love Apples delves into love, marriage, infidelity, and why people continue to invest in a convention so prone to failure.

About the Author

Melissa van Maasdyk has worked as a writer, sub-editor and editor on various magazines, including Marie Claire in South Africa, Elle Decoration in the U.K., and Time Out in Bahrain, where she also wrote the travel guide Streetsmart Bahrain. Food writing has featured prominently in her career, nurturing her passion for cooking, and adding flavor to Love Apples, her first novel. Melissa currently lives in Abu Dhabi with her husband.

Website: www.loveapplesnovel.com

Instagram: @bymelissa_vm

All are welcome.

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Positive Parenting Workshop: Harmony at Home
Mar
22
10:00am10:00am

Positive Parenting Workshop: Harmony at Home

BD20 payable in advance to Words

In this workshop we will look deeper into the energetic relationship between the parent and the child. At birth the baby shares the energy system of the mother and during the first seven years we gradually become more independent energetically as we learn and evolve through the lessons we learn together in the energetic field that we share as a family. We all grow in seven year cycles and the first seven years of our life is one of the most important phases of growth and development that has a effect on us for the rest of our lives. 

We will learn how to use this energetic connection to deal with inappropriate behaviours effectively and motivate your child to become more responsible, mature and independent. This will include challenging behaviours like tantrums. Ultimately we will discuss creating harmony in the home by getting children to follow the routine, structure and key times like eating, sleeping, homework, bath time and other times that they like to resist. 

Understanding the seven year cycles of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth of human beings really help us connect to our selves and children in a deeper way. 

All are welcome!

www.innerconnectionconsulting.com

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Photography Exhibition with Kevin Andrews
Mar
18
10:00am10:00am

Photography Exhibition with Kevin Andrews

Kevin Andrews, an American photographer living in Bahrain, focuses primarily on landscape and street photography, providing unique perspectives to interesting places throughout the Middle East.  While the majority of his recent work documents life in the Gulf such as Bahrain and UAE, he has traveled extensively throughout Europe and of course the USA.  His work reflects many different aspects of photography, from long-exposure landscapes to back alley portraits.

All are welcome!

500px.com/nukoland-photography/galleries

www.instagram.com/nukolandphotography/

www.facebook.com/nukolandphotography/

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Photography Exhibition with Kevin Andrews
Mar
17
10:00am10:00am

Photography Exhibition with Kevin Andrews

Kevin Andrews, an American photographer living in Bahrain, focuses primarily on landscape and street photography, providing unique perspectives to interesting places throughout the Middle East.  While the majority of his recent work documents life in the Gulf such as Bahrain and UAE, he has traveled extensively throughout Europe and of course the USA.  His work reflects many different aspects of photography, from long-exposure landscapes to back alley portraits.

All are welcome!

500px.com/nukoland-photography/galleries

www.instagram.com/nukolandphotography/

www.facebook.com/nukolandphotography/

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Photography Exhibition with Kevin Andrews
Mar
16
10:00am10:00am

Photography Exhibition with Kevin Andrews

Kevin Andrews, an American photographer living in Bahrain, focuses primarily on landscape and street photography, providing unique perspectives to interesting places throughout the Middle East.  While the majority of his recent work documents life in the Gulf such as Bahrain and UAE, he has traveled extensively throughout Europe and of course the USA.  His work reflects many different aspects of photography, from long-exposure landscapes to back alley portraits.

All are welcome!

500px.com/nukoland-photography/galleries

www.instagram.com/nukolandphotography/

www.facebook.com/nukolandphotography/

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Photography Exhibition with Kevin Andrews
Mar
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Photography Exhibition with Kevin Andrews

Kevin Andrews, an American photographer living in Bahrain, focuses primarily on landscape and street photography, providing unique perspectives to interesting places throughout the Middle East.  While the majority of his recent work documents life in the Gulf such as Bahrain and UAE, he has traveled extensively throughout Europe and of course the USA.  His work reflects many different aspects of photography, from long-exposure landscapes to back alley portraits.
 
All are welcome!

500px.com/nukoland-photography/galleries
www.instagram.com/nukolandphotography/
www.facebook.com/nukolandphotography/

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Balance your Hormones Naturally - A talk with Dejana Subsol
Mar
13
10:00am10:00am

Balance your Hormones Naturally - A talk with Dejana Subsol

Join naturopath and iridologist, Dejana Subsol, for a free talk on women's hormonal health.

Discover how hormones influence your energy levels, mood and weight and learn why so many common health conditions are linked to hormonal imbalances.  Dejana will explain how diet plays a role in your hormonal health and help you uncover the first  signs of hormone imbalance: fatigue, grumpiness, depression, acne, and weight.  You will come away with a better understanding of what the symptoms look like and how to treat them naturally.

All are welcome.

For more information on Dejana Subsol, please visit http://www.dsnaturopathy.com/

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Book Signing with Johanna Handley
Mar
11
12:00pm12:00pm

Book Signing with Johanna Handley

The Burning of Juniper Slaide

Qatar-based author Johanna will be signing copies of her thriller, The Burning of Juniper Slaide, described as 'a Gone Girl for teenagers', as well as  talking about her writing process and her experiences in getting her books published.
 
Juniper Slaide is the sole survivor of an arson attack that destroyed her home and killed her family.  Nine years later she’s worked hard at putting the past behind her.  She clings to her best friend James, the only person she’s been able to trust since the fire.

But one day James disappears.

Juniper tries to find her friend, but she uncovers more than she bargained for.  As tensions grow and friendships are tested, she begins to realise that James wasn’t who she thought he was.
And worst of all, his disappearance is connected to her somehow, and what happened to her all those years ago …
 
 
Johanna Handley grew up running around on the beaches of two islands, the Isle of Wight in the UK and the Ile de Re in France. She now lives in Qatar with her husband and four-year old daughter, and spends her time writing and collecting stray animals. She writes with two cats on her desk, a dog at her feet and three birds in her ear. She is currently working on her third novel.

All are welcome!

www.johannahandley.com

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Swayta Sha Jewellery Exhibition
Mar
10
10:00am10:00am

Swayta Sha Jewellery Exhibition

Timeless treasures for a lifetime and beyond.

Join us for Swayta Sha's Spring 2017 collection of vibrant semi-precious jewels and unique sparkling diamonds, named Dancing Diamonds, beautifully designed by Swayta Toolisdass.

Swayta's love of jewellery started at a young age as she watched members of her own family create fine pieces. Her great grandfather was a jeweller to the Nizam of Hyderabad in 1890 and his jewellery sold across the globe. With the pedigree of this knowledge she has launched her own brand Swayta Sha.

In the words of the designer herself, Swayta, said: “For me, my brand Swayta Sha, represents the epitome of wisdom and beauty, that today's woman stands for. Wearing my pieces, a woman will have the confidence to let that inner brilliance shine and light up any room. I design for the true woman, I design to celebrate womanhood.”

All are welcome!

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Swayta Sha Jewellery Exhibition
Mar
9
10:00am10:00am

Swayta Sha Jewellery Exhibition

Timeless treasures for a lifetime and beyond.

Join us for Swayta Sha's Spring 2017 collection of vibrant semi-precious jewels and unique sparkling diamonds, named Dancing Diamonds, beautifully designed by Swayta Toolisdass.

Swayta's love of jewellery started at a young age as she watched members of her own family create fine pieces. Her great grandfather was a jeweller to the Nizam of Hyderabad in 1890 and his jewellery sold across the globe. With the pedigree of this knowledge she has launched her own brand Swayta Sha.

In the words of the designer herself, Swayta, said: “For me, my brand Swayta Sha, represents the epitome of wisdom and beauty, that today's woman stands for. Wearing my pieces, a woman will have the confidence to let that inner brilliance shine and light up any room. I design for the true woman, I design to celebrate womanhood.”

All are welcome!

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Twin Hearts Talk & Meditation
Mar
6
10:00am10:00am

Twin Hearts Talk & Meditation

Feeling tired and stressed? Would you like to experience calmness and stillness?

Join Muneera Obaidli and Maria Liasides of the Pranic Healing & Arhatic Yoga Center, Bahrain, for a free talk on the benefits of meditation and breathing. They will introduce a simple yet effective system of energy healing called pranic healing, using prana or life force to balance, harmonize and transform the body’s energy processes. The talk will be followed by a short meditation on twin hearts for peace and illumination. 

All are welcome!

www.instagram.com/pranichealingbahrain/

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Kids BookClub (for 10-13 year olds)
Mar
4
12:00pm12:00pm

Kids BookClub (for 10-13 year olds)

'Walk on Earth a Stranger' by Rae Carson

The first book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Rae Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold Rush era America. Walk on Earth a Stranger begins an epic saga from one of the finest writers of young adult literature.

Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety?


Please email us at  info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your child's name and mobile number and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  


BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

All are welcome.  

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