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A project by eminent British photographer, author and environmental campaigner Mark Edwards, Hard Rain is a photography exhibition interpreting Bob Dylan’s prophetic song A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall. The exhibition showcases exclusive pictures taken and compiled from around the globe by Edwards, to bring alive our global problems and show how they are all connected by cause and effect. It highlights the issues defining the 21st century; poverty, habitat loss, human rights as linked to the pressing issue of climate change. A moving and unforgettable exploration of the state of our planet at this critical time, it shows that the world has little chance left to solve the problems related to poverty, waste of resources, habitat and species loss and, the summation of our problems, climate change, unless they are all tackled simultaneously. Launched at the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK in mid-2006, this exhibition drew public and critical acclaim, attracting the support and endorsement of political and environmental leaders across the world. It was exhibited at the UNO building in New York and also shown at outdoor locations in principal cities on every continent to over 12 million people. In India, the exhibition has already been held in Mumbai and will also be travelling to Bangalore. Hosted by British Council.

Event: An exhibition of photographs by British photographer Mark Edwards highlighting global problems When: Till December 20; 10 am - 5 pm Where: Birla Industrial and Technological Museum, 19A Gurusaday Road

ART

Till January 9 (except Sundays and public holidays) at CIMA Gallery; 3 pm - 7 pm (Mondays) & 2 pm - 7 pm (Tuesdays to Saturdays): In Search of a Context, an exhibition about the relation of art to its setting of time, place, social and historical moorings. Artworks include paintings, sculptures, drawings, collage, films and video. Featuring works of Manas Acharya, Samir Aich, Rashmi Bagchi Sarkar, Sumitro Basak, Rameshwar Broota, Shreyasi Chatterjee, Swarna Chitrakar, Jogen Chowdhury, Sougata Das, Partha Pratim Deb, Meera Devidayal, Early Bengal School, Anita Gopal, Subodh Gupta, Anup Mondal, Binode Behari Mukherjee, Ravinder G. Reddy, Satyajit Roy, Kingshuk Sarkar, Shakila, Shuvaprasanna, Mayank Kumar Shyam, Arpita Singh, J. Swaminathan, Rabindranath Tagore, Manish Waghdare, Ancient South Indian Sculpture, and Cinematic Installation by Rituparno Ghosh and Mainak Bhaumik. December 14 at Aakriti Art Gallery, 12/3A Hungerford Street; #2289 3027/5041; 6 pm: Not so long ago, a sculpture show celebrating the golden jubilee of The Society of Contemporary Artists, will be inaugurated by Sarala Birla, chairperson of Birla Academy of Art & Culture, this evening at 6. The show will be on till December 31, except Sundays, from 12 noon to 7 pm. December 14 - 20 at Taj Bengal, Promenade Lounge; 10 am - 11 pm: Recent works by Kuntal Dutta. The artist will be painting live from 3 pm to 6 pm. December 14 - 22 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road, #2475 2275; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings on Kali. Till December 19 at Gallery K2, Supra Court, 35 Lansdowne Terrace, #2465 1444; 11 am - 7 pm: My World in Colours (Part 2) — an exhibition of recent works by Atri Sen. Till December 19 at Gallery Kolkata, 41 Shakespeare Sarani, Duckback House, #2287 3377/88; 11 am - 7 pm: Mother and Child — an exhibition of paintings and sculptures conceptualised by Sunil Das. Participating artists: Anjali Ela Menon, Suhas Roy, Jogen Chowdhury, Prakash Karmakar, Sunil Das, Shuvaprasanna, Vasundhara Tewari Broota, Partha Pratim Deb, Sunil Kumar Das, Prasanta Sahu, Debabrata De, Chandrima Bhattacharya, Arunangshu Choudhury, Pratul Das, Murli Cheeroth, T.M. Aziz, Pradip L. Mishra, Debraj Goswami, Samir Aich, Mahjabin I Majumdar, Babu Ishwar Prasad, Ranjan Krishnan and C.F. John. Till December 20 at Art Walk, South City Mall; 12 noon - 8 pm: Artistic Impression presents an art exhibition. Till December 20 at Sanskriti Art Gallery, 5C Alipore Park Road: An exhibition of sculptures by Debabrata De. Till December 26 (except Sunday) at Galerie 88, 28B Shakespeare Sarani, #22902274; 11 am - 7 pm, Mon - 2 pm to 7 pm: Modern Continuous — Works by Bikash Bhattacharjee, Dharmanarayan Dasgupta, Dipak Banerjee, Ganesh Pyne, Jogen Chowdhury, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Mee- ra Mukherjee, Paritosh Sen and Somnath Hore. Till December 26 (except Sunday) at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, #2465 3212; 11 am - 7 pm: A Study in Abstraction — an exhibition featuring works of Manjari Chakravarti, Shridhar Iyer, Prabhakar Kolte, Manish Pushkale, Deepak Rajvar, Partha Shaw, S. Harsha Vardhana, Deepak Tandon and Neha Chandria. Till December 27 (except Monday and December 25) at Birla Academy of Art and Culture; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition to mark the golden jubilee of Society of Contemporary Artists. Till December 28 at Starmark, South City Mall; 11 am - 8 pm: Paintings by Nina Das. Till December 30 (except Mondays) at Ahuja Museum for Arts, 26 Lee Road, #40034974, 22894745; 11:30 am – 7:30 pm: Indian Masters I – an exhibition of painting and sculpture by M.F. Husain, S H Raza, A. Ramachandran, Chintan Upadhyay, Laxma Goud, T Vaikuntam, Yusuf Arakkal, Naynaa Kanodia, Manu Parekh, Satish Gujral, Lalitha Lajmi, Dilip Ranade, Gogi Saroj Pal, C. Jagdish, Badrinaryan, Arpana Caur and Maya Burman from the Museum’s collection. Till January 2 (Sundays by appointment) at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road, #65508418; 10.30 am - 6.30 pm: Portals of Perception — an exhibition of paintings by Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Chandrima Ray, Aditya Basak, Sanatan Dinda, Sukanta Das, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Subrata Das, Suhas Roy, Samir Paul, Gourango Beshai, Sibsaday Chaudhuri and others. Till January 3 (except Monday) at Bose Pacia, Stephens Court, 18 Park Street, #40010148; 11 am - 7 pm: B-Swarga — new works by Jayanta Roy. Till January 16 (except Sunday) at 2/1 Hindusthan Road; 11 am - 7 pm: Experimenter presents Freedom is Notional — works of three of South Asia’s finest artists: Shilpa Gupta, Bani Abidi and Naeem Mohaiemen.

DRAMA

Till December 20 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Kolkata Comedy Carnival hosts a festival of comedy plays. Today: Howrah Dakshinayan’s Hawa Badal. Dir: Kunal Mukhopadhyay. December 15 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Nandikar presents its latest production, Ajnatobass, directed by Sumanta Gangopadhyay. Directorial advisor: Rudraprasad Sengupta. December 15 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Renaissance will stage its latest Hindi production, Kaal-Kothri, written by Swadesh Dipak and directed by Aloke Chakravorty. December 16 - 25 at Academy of Fine Arts: Nandikar’s 26th National Theatre Festival. Remembering Habib Tanvir.

PERFORMING ARTS

December 14 at Madhusudan Mancha complex; 4 pm: Sheeter Haoaye Laglo Nachan..., an evening of recitation and songs presented by Kabyaloke. December 14 at Abanindra Sabhagriha; 6 pm: Shruta Sanglap hosts the release of a book of poems, Proloy, Tomake, the first published work by teenager Soumi. Along with a potery-reading session from Soumi’s book and an audio-drama, Pratidwandi.

FESTIVAL

December 16 (4 pm) & December 17 (5 pm) at Rabindra Sadan complex: Poush Utsav, organised by Rabindra Sadan and I&CA department, Government of West Bengal. Featuring Tagore songs, dances, recitations along with various forms of folk songs of Bengal amidst a handicrafts fair and Poush-parbon delicacies.

FESTIVAL OF FRANCE

Till December 16: Littératures: A French Festival of Letters. Today at 4 pm - Seminar room, Asiatic Society, 1 Park Street: Olivier Germain-Thomas with Prof. Biswanath Bandopadhyay. At 7 pm - Tagore Centre, ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani: Script generation with Philippe Vasset in conversation with Ruchir Joshi.

DANCE FESTIVAL

December 14 at Rabindra Sadan & Rabindra Sadan complex: The concluding day of Uday Shankar Nrityotsav 2009, hosted by West Bengal State Music Academy, Department of Information and Cultural Affairs, Government of West Bengal, in association with EZCC and West Bengal Dance Group Federation. At Rabindra Sadan, 5 pm: Natyalok (dir: Kalamandalam Piyal), Ayona Bhaduri (Odissi), Vandana Alase Hazra (Bharata Natyam), Rhythamosaic (dir: Ronny and Mitul Sengupta), Saveri Odissi Dance School (dir: Nandini Ghoshal), Ananda Shankar Centre for Performing Arts (dir: Tanusree Shankar), and Shibur Omkar (dir: Malabika Mitra). At Rabindra Sadan complex, 5.30 pm: Aroopa Lahiri (Bharata Natyam), Sanjukta Roy (Odissi), Kabita Chattopadhyay (Bharata Natyam), Debanjan Roy & troupe, Amita Seal and Yagnaseni Chatterjee (Bharata Natyam), and Pushpak (dir: Aalokparna Guha).

TALK

December 14 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 5.30 pm: Swami Amiteshananda will speak on Practical Vedanta. December 14 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Ritananda will speak in Bengali on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Lilaprasanga. December 14 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra, DD-44 Salt Lake; 6 pm: Debes Paul will speak on Turianandajir Patrabali.

BOOK exhibition

Till December 15 at Starmark (Lord Sinha Road, South City Mall, Mani Square and City Centre); 11 am - 8 pm: Children’s book exhibition offers a wide range of titles.

EXHIBITION

Till December 15 at 8/2 Loudon Street, 2nd floor, #9830257819; 10 am - 7 pm: Earthy Myths presents its annual exhibition of saris and outfits.All those who wish events to be included in this column should write not less than a week ahead to: Time out, The Telegraph, 6 Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta-700 001; Fax: 2234-8244

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