For one night only, sample the tastes and sounds of Persia in our Garden Café with food from our neighbour Simi of Simi’s Kitchen and traditional Middle Eastern folk music from Mazaj. Inspired by our new display, Bath to Baghdad: A Collection of Middle Eastern Art, this event will bring to life the Persian world as experienced by nineteenth-century traveller, Ellen Tanner.
Bath-based Simi’s Kitchen provides customised classes celebrating the food of Iran. Simi has been featured in the Guardian, the Foodie Bugle, Kinfolk and Crumbs Magazine.
Mazaj play a combination of Traditional Art and Folk music from the Middle East, on Oud, Arabic Percussion and Arabic Nay Flute, Egyptian Mizmar & Saxophone. They have performed at Glastonbury Festival UK, WOMAD Festival UK, Bergen Festival (Norway), Bristol Colston Hall, Oxford University, The Namaste Club (Ibiza) and The Lazy Lizard (Faralya, Turkey).