A scene from Lokkrishti’s play Biley
Mrinal Sen will be the chief guest tonight at the inauguration of the 15th anniversary edition of Lokkrishti Theatre Festival. To be held at Purbashree auditorium of EZCC till February 12, the festival will bring on stage productions of Sayak, Natyanan, Natarang and Nandikar, other than host theatre group Lokkrishti which will be staging its recent production Biley, based on the life of Swami Vivekananda.
On Friday, thespians Sabitri Chatterjee, Swatilekha Sengupta, Meghnad Bhattacharya, Debshankar Haldar and Chandan Sen will be felicitated alongside Mrinal Sen.
Lokkrishti’s annual theatre magazine Manchamukhar will also be unveiled on Friday evening.
Evening of music
CB Block held a musical evening for its residents at its community hall recently. The event featured songs, recitation and instrumental music.
The show started with some Jagjit Singh ghazals rendered by Monimala Paul Chowdhury. Sanaya Sardar, a Class VIII student of Loreto House, played songs like Anandalokey and Jab koi baat bigad jaye on the synthesiser. Some residents followed it up with the English version of the latter song — 500 miles.
There were some busy performers who stood up and took calls on their mobile phones on the stage occasionally winking at the audience!
“In this world threatened by terror music provides us peace. That was the objective behind holding the event,” said Manjusri Dutta, an organiser.
SOURENDRA KUMAR DAS
If you’ve got plants in your garden that you’re proud of, you could take them for a flower show this weekend.
Bidhannagar Horticultural Society will organise Pushpa Mela 2013 at BB Block on February 9 and 10. The event will be held in association with BB Block Residents’ Association and will be held in the field adjoining BB Block community hall.
The event is open to all, both for participation and viewing. Those interested in participating can take their pots to the venue on Saturday morning and register.
There will be contests in categories like seasonal flowers, foliage, vegetables, fruits, cacti, succulents, bonsai etc. There will also be a flower arrangement contest.
The inauguration of the show will take place at 3pm on Saturday and the exhibition will be on till 8pm. On Sunday, the show will be open from 10am to 8pm. Contact 9433729064 for details.