Timeout 10-03-2011

Lord of thrills

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 10.03.11
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Lord of thrills
The first novel in The Clifton Chronicles, Jeffrey Archer’s gripping new family saga Only Time Will Tell takes us from the ravages of the Great War to the outbreak of the Second World War, when Harry Clifton, the protagonist, must decide whether to take his place at Oxford or go to war against Hitler’s Germany. Archer leads the reader on a thrilling journey which climaxes in a final twist in the tale. This evening, Starmark, in association with Pan Macmillan India and The Telegraph, will host the launch of Only Time Will Tell. To be followed by a conversation between the author and Sujata Sen, director, East India, British Council, where Archer will talk about ideas that have inspired his works. Entry by invitation only.

Event: Launch of Jeffrey Archer’s latest novel Only Time Will Tell When: Today at 6.30pm Where: South City International School Auditorium, 375 Prince Anwar Shah Road

ART

Till March 18 (except Sundays & public holidays) at Studio 21, 17L Dover Terrace, 24866735; Monday: 3pm-7 pm, Tuesday-Saturday: 11am - 7pm: Asthir: Art on the move, an exhibition of recent digital works by Amrita Bagchi and Priyanka Majumdar Till March 31 (except Mondays) in the Portrait Gallery of Victoria Memorial; 10am - 5pm: To celebrate the birth centenary of Mother Teresa, Victoria Memorial Hall hosts twenty 20 Paintings, an exhibition of paintings on Mother by M.F. Husain and Sunita Kumar. Till March 10 at Gaganendra Pradarshashala; 4pm - 8pm: The Group, an association of women artists, presents an exhibition of paintings and sculptures. March 10 - 14 at Chemould Gallery, 12F park Street; 2pm - 7pm: An exhibition of paintings by Pradip Mazumder, Chinmoy Chakraborty and Pradip Chowdhury. Till March 13 at Taj Bengal; 10 am - 11 pm: A solo exhibition of paintings by Suman Dey. Till March 13 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 4th floor; 4pm - 8pm: Bindaas presents an exhibition of art and sculpture. Participating artists: Prabhat C. Sen, Anjan Sengupta, Goutam Kundu, Sekhar Das, Manas Jana, Manik Lal Seal and Subhajit Talapatra. Till March 13 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 4pm - 8pm: An exhibition of paintings hosted by Roop-Aroop. Till March 14 (except Sunday) at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, 24653212; 11 am - 7 pm: Liberation, an exhibition of recent works by Shahabuddin Ahmed. Till March 15 at Town Hall; 11am - 6pm: An exhibition of sculptures by Haru Midday, an eminent artist of Santiniketan. Till March 15 at ECA Art Walk, South City Mall; 12 noon - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Kalyan Sundar Gupta, Dr Jakir Hossain, Gopinath Basu and Rana Roy. Till March 17 at Shobhaghar, Bharatiyam Sanskriti Angan, IB 201, Sector 3, Salt Lake; 11am - 5pm: To mark Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary, Eastern Zonal Cultural centre presents an art exhibition, Rabindra Srishtitey Nari. Till March 18 at The Spanish Café, 7 Sudder Street; 10 am - 8 pm: An exhibition of prints and paintings by Babita Das. Till March 26 at Gallery Kolkata, 2nd floor, Duckback House, 41 Shakespeare Sarani, 22873377; 11 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of drawings, paintings and sculptures by Sunil Das. Till March 31 at St Thomas’ Chapel, Bishop’s College, 224 AJC Bose Road; 2 pm - 8 pm: The Seagull Foundation for the Arts, in association with Bishop’s College, Calcutta, presents The Last Supper, a series of reverse paintings on acrylic by Madhvi Parekh. Till March 31 (except Sundays) at Ahuja Museum for Arts, 26 Lee Road, 40034974, 22894745; 10.30 am - 7 pm: World Art – with a focus on France, an exhibition of paintings by artists from France, Argentina, Brazil, the UK, Congo, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Singapore and the US from the Museum’s collection.

DRAMA

March 10 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30pm: Kathakriti presents Mukhar Ratri. Story: Ashapurna Devi. Direction: Sanjib Roy. March 10 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Dumdum Shabdomugdho Naatyokendra presents Sandhya Sarey Chhota, directed by Rakesh Ghosh. March 10 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Blind Opera presents two plays, Kamalasagar and Sundar. Direction: Ashok Pramanik. Till March 12 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Nandipat presents Narir Mancha, a festival of plays by women directors. Today: Bohurupee presents Birja Sulka. Direction: Tulika Das. March 10 & 11 at Rabindra Sadan; 6 pm: West Bengal government’s department of information & cultural affairs presents the Minerva Natyasamskriti Chanrcha Kendra Repertory production, Raja Lear, with Soumitra Chatterjee in the lead role. Direction: Suman Mukhopadhyay. March 11 at Purbashree, EZCC, IB 201, Sector III, Salt Lake; 6 pm: Tagore’s Jogajog, produced by Paschimbanga Natya Academy. Direction: Ashok Mukhopadhyay. March 11 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Bratyajan will stage its two new productions: Canvasser (based on a story by Bibhutibhusan Bandyopadhyay) and Byomkesh (based on a story by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay). Direction: Bratya Basu. March 12 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Nehru Children’s Museum will stage a full-length drama, Luxemberger Lakshmi, directed by Late Rama Prasad Banik. March 12 at Academy of Fine Arts; 7 pm: Rangakarmee presents its latest production, Manasi (in Bengali). Concept & direction: Usha Ganguli. March 12 at Minerva Theatre; 6.30 pm: To mark the 34th death anniversary of theatre personality Keya Chakrabarti, Uhinee Kolkata will stage Amar Atmahatyakaleen Jabanbandi.

pERFORMING ARTS

March 10 at Calcutta School of Music; 4pm: Calcutta Classical Guitar Society, in association with Calcutta School of Music and Bhattacharya School of Universal Music, presents launch of Avtaar — a Meeting of Celestial Strings, a Live in Concert series where 14 leading musicians from India and abroad are collaborating for a week, creating new compositions based on ragas and Western classical music, to be premiered in three concerts. Grammy nominee Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya, Johannes Möller, Nutavut Ratanakarn, Matthias Muller, Biplaw Singh, Subhashish Bhattacharya, Mike McCormick and Charu Hariharan, amongst others, will grace the occasion. March 10 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6pm: In memory of Suchitra Mitra and to mark Late Roma Mandal’s birth anniversary, Roma-Ramyabeena presents Tagore’s dance-drama Chitrangada. Dance direction: Dona Ganguly, Music direction: Sreenanda Mukhopadhyay. Background music by Biplab Mandal. Participants: Sreenanda Mukhopadhyay, Pramit Sen, Koel Adhikary and artistes of Roma-Ramyabeena in songs, and Dona Ganguly and her troupe in dance. Narration: Subir Mitra and Sutapa Bandyopadhyay. March 10 at Purbashree, EZCC, IB 201, Sector III, Salt Lake; 6 pm: Basanta Writu Aayee, a celebration of the spring season with vocal and instrumental music. Participants: Partha Basu (sitar), Indranil Mullick (tabla), Debashis Dey (vocal), Apurba Mukherjee (tabla) and Sanatan Goswami (harmonium). March 11 at Padatik’s Buildwell Theatre, 6/7 AJC Bose Road; 7pm: Padatik Dance Centre presents Ramaprosad Chattopadhyay in a solo Kathak dance recital. March 12 at Kala Kunj; 6 pm: The 26th annual cultural function, In-Nichi Bunkasai, the Indo-Japan cultural festival by Nihongo Kaiwa Kyookai Society and Consulate General of Japan, Calcutta. March 12 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6.30pm: To raise funds for the educational sponsorship of children from the backward class, Jodhpur Park Wee presents a sarod recital by Amitabh Majumdar with Bickram Ghosh on the tabla.

TALK

March 10 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6 pm: Swami Atmapriyananda will speak in English on Kena Upanishad. March 10 at Ramakrishna Mancha, Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda’s Ancestral House and Cultural Centre, 3 Gour Mohan Mukherjee Street; 6.30 pm: Swami Niyatatmananda will speak on Mayer Katha. March 10 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra, DD-44 Salt Lake City; 6.30 pm: Anjali Banerjee will speak on Sri Sri Sarada Devi. March 10 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, Abhedananda Memorial Lecture Hall; 7 pm: Swami Buddhatmananda will speak on Swami Abhedananda Darshan.

SPORT

Till March 12 at CC&FC: Give in to the cricket fever with Royal Challenge presents The Telegraph Cup Cricket 2011 for corporates. Matches start at 5.30 pm.

ALBUM LAUNCH

March 10 at Music World, Park Street; 3pm: AlienZ launches its debut album, Swapno Noe, produced by Purple Music. Participants: Raj (vocals, guitars), Joy (guitars), Tamal (keyboards, vocals), Sankho (bass, vocals), Appu (drums) and Srijib (management). March 10 at Crossword, 8 Elgin Road; 6.30pm: CD launch of Mahabishwe Mohakashe: Albert Einstein and Rabindranath Tagore - A shared philosophy (Concept & script: Dr Sudeshna Basu; Narration: Barun Chanda; Songs: Sudeshna Basu). The album will be released by Srabani Sen, to be followed by a short performance by Dr Sudeshna Basu and Barun Chanda.

EXHIBITION

Till March 10 at Ice Skating Rink; 10am - 8pm: Temptations Plus, a lifestyle exhibition in association with t2. Organised by Inner Wheel Club of Central Calcutta. Till March 10 at Ice Skating Rink, Stall no. 68, 9831030737; 10am - 8pm: Jo’s exhibits kurtis, patialas and dupattas. Till March 11 at Ekdalia Banquet, 9836898328; 11am - 8pm: Sampurna presents Spring Fete, a collection of designer saris, kurtis, salwar-suits and costume jewellery. Till March 26 at Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Ltd, 7 Jawaharlal Nehru Road: An indoor exhibition-cum-sale of furniture. Till March 28 (except Sundays) at Azura, CNK Tower, 3 Royd Street, 22272219, 22298651; Monday - Friday: 11am - 6pm, Saturday: 11am - 4pm: Fashion designer Farhana Chowdhury showcases Tunic Bazaar, which includes a range of tunics in intricate cuts and distinct styles in an exclusive colour palette befitting season from floral to abstract tones.

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