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George F. Middleton
 
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Dear Readers,

It's exactly one year since we were the first monthly magazine in Bahrain to celebrate the publication of its 200th edition. Twelve months on and April, once again, is the setting for The Bahrain Grand Prix 2015, bringing with it a pulsating excitement both on and off the track. In this issue, we compile an essential preview of everything you need to know about related events taking place around town, including performances by global superstars as well as the plethora of activities taking place at the Bahrain International Circuit. We have it ALL covered.

British soul siren Joss Stone graces our front cover as she closes the Spring of Culture festival in sensational style. International rapper, musician and singer, Sean Paul, will be performing over the F1 weekend and we caught up with him in an exclusive interview to see what he has in store for his fans in Bahrain.

Also in this edition, we take a look at the special relationship between Bahrain and the UK. It's not just business and investments . We have exclusive interviews with British Ambassador Iain Lindsay and Khalid Al Zayani, chairman of the Bahrain British Business Forum. We also take a look at the best Britain has to offer tourists from the Kingdom.

In a special dining feature, we take a bite out of Bahrain's best burger joints to help you decide where to get your hands on the very finest the island has to offer. Check out snippets from our exclusive Backseat Chat interview with record-breaking Bahraini racer Salah Salahuddin. He spills the beans on entrepreneurialism, motorsport and the importance of teamwork.

Sticking with the motoring theme, we have a special SUV round up to help you find the best deals on four wheels. We take the Volkswagen Touareg for a spin in Oman and put its capability to the test.

Whatever April has in store, I hope we can all continue to enjoy the great way of life the Kingdom has to offer!