Timeout 17-06-2010

Summer style and substance

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 17.06.10
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Summer style and substance
Concern India Foundation, a charitable non-profit organisation, is hosting the third edition of Pause for a Cause, a three-day exhibition of fine textiles, apparels and accessories. A fund-raising initiative, it was started in Delhi six years ago. With its quality products, it has, over the years, positioned itself as a show with a niche clientele and has been a major success in Delhi, Chandigarh, Gurgaon and Mumbai. Last year it was introduced for the first time in Bangalore and Calcutta. Titled Summer Shimmer, the exhibition, which is a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary India, will showcase an impressive array of silks, dress materials, handloom suits, saris, shawls, stoles and so on. Accessories like jewellery and bags will also be a part of the collection. Classy and elegant products representing different states of India like Maheshwari, Tussore, Chanderi, Chikankari, Kantha, Jamdani, brocade, Bagru prints and other weaves and designer jute bags will be on display. Also, hand-spun tunics, hand and block-prints, hand-embroidery on suits and saris will be another attraction of the show. Trendy costume jewellery will vie with traditional silver, kundan and semi-precious stone work. The exhibition will have participants from Mumbai, Calcutta, Delhi, Chanderi, Jaipur, Lucknow, Bhagalpur, Aligarh, and Jharkhand.

Event: An exhibition of garments, textiles and accessories hosted by Concern India Foundation When: June 18 - 20; 11 am - 7 pm Where: Birla Academy of Art & Culture

ART

Till August 14 (except Sundays & public holidays) at CIMA Gallery, Sunny Towers (2nd floor), 43 Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue, #2485 8717 / 2485 8509; Mondays: 3 pm - 7 pm, Tuesdays - Saturdays: 2 pm - 7 pm: Summer Show 2010. Featuring works by Manas Acharya, Akhilesh, Rashmi Bagchi Sarkar, Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Sumitro Basak, Shipra Bhattacharya, Bhuribai, Tapas Biswas, Sakti Burman, Jayasri Burman, Shreyasi Chatterjee, Jogen Chowdhury, Sougata Das, Chandan Das, Meera Devidayal, Anju Dodiya, Debraj Goswami, Ramendranath Kastha, Bhupen Khakhar, Goutam Khamaru, Bimal Kundu, Subrata Kundu, Paresh Maity, Chittrovanu Mazumdar, Asim Pal, Niranjan Pradhan, Mona Rai, Satyajit Roy, Suhas Roy, Sarbari Roy Chowdhury, Kingshuk Sarkar, Ajit Seal, Shakila, Lalu Prosad Shaw, Shuvaprasanna, Mayank Kumar Shyam, Paramjit Singh, T. Vaikuntam, Yusuf and others. June 17 - 23 at Academy of Fine Arts, Central Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Hooghly Chinsurah Art Forum presents an exhibition of paintings and sculptures. June 17 - 23 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South ‘A’ Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Radha — an exhibition of paintings by Ananda Das. Till June 19 at Masters Collection Art Gallery, G-7 Malayalay Apts, 3 Woodburn Park Road, #30534053 / 30584060; 11 am - 7 pm: Hyderabad Hues — an exhibition of art works by eminent artists of Hyderabad. Featuring works by Laxma Goud, T. Vaikuntam, Surya Prakash, Sachin Jaltare, Tailor Srinivas, Jagdish Chintala, Chippa Sudhakar, Ramesh Gorjala, Laxman Aelay, Fawad Tamkanat, K.S. Chari, Sreenivas Kurva & others. Till June 20 at Metropolitan Art Salon, Suite 18, 7 Jawaharlal Nehru Road; 2 pm - 7 pm: Paintings by Uttam Debnath, Kashimuddin, Sunil Thapa, Kishore Ghosh and Hemonto Shahu. Till June 30 (except Sundays & public holidays) at Tejas Gallery, 11 Mayfair Road, #98300 49825; 12.30 pm - 7.30 pm: Annual Summer Show of mixed artworks. Till July 10 at Gallery K2, 35 Lansdowne Terrace; 11 am - 7 pm: Continuing to Dream — an exhibition of recent works by Katayun Saklat Till July 14 (except Sundays) at Gallery Nakshatra, 2nd floor, 2/1 Outram Street, #2289 2982; 11.30 am - 7.30 pm: Soundaryam — an exhibition of paintings by eminent artists from south India. Till July 24 (except Sundays & national holidays) at Harrington Mansions, Suite 5+25B, 2nd floor, 8 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, #22829220/21; 12 noon - 8 pm: The Harrington Street Arts Centre presents Writing Visuals, an exhibition of drawings curated by Adip Dutta. Featuring works by Vivan Sundaram, Jogen Chowdhury, Partha Pratim Deb, Kishore Chatterjee, Jayashree Chakraborty, Samir Roy, N.N. Rimzon, Dilip Ranade, Alex Matthew, Sudhir Patwardhan, Mithu Sen, Adip Dutta, Debnath Basu, Paula Sengupta and Manisha Parekh. Till July 31 (except Sundays) at Ahuja Museum for Arts, 26 Lee Road, #40034974, 2289 4745; 12 noon - 7 pm: Indian Masters II — works by Ashoke Mullick, Biren De, Gagendranath Tagore, Ganesh Haloi, Gopal Sanyal, Jamini Roy, Kanchan Dasgupta, Katayun Saklat, L.M. Sen, Nandalal Bose, Nikhil Biswas, Paritosh Sen, Partha Pratim Deb, Prakash Karmakar, Rabin Mondal, Samir Aich, Sanat Kar, Shipra Bhattacharya, Subrata Saha, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Suhas Roy, Sunil Das and Wasim Kapoor.

DRAMA

June 17 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: The fourth day of Little Thespian’s Katha Collage Utsav features Ek Vrishchik Ki Diary (dir: Uma Jhunjhunwala) by Sheo Kumar Jhunjhunwala; Bajjia Tum Kyon Roti Ho (dir: Uma Jhunjhunwala) by Prof. Muzaffar Hanafi; Thanda Gosht (dir: S.M. Azhar Alam) by Saadat Hassan Manto; and Bade Bhaisahab (dir: Uma Jhunjhunwala) by Premchand. June 17 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Pratham Paath — an Ajantrik production, written and directed by Ramaprosad Banik. June 17 at Minerva Theatre; 6.30 pm: Binodan Kolkata will stage its latest production, Chunilal - The Indian Robinhood, written by Pritam Mukhapadhya and directed by Rajat Gangapadhya. June 19 at Ramgopal Mancha (Howrah); 6.30 pm: Natadha will stage Tagore’s Achalayatan. Direction: Arna Mukhopadhyay. June 20 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Nandikar will stage its latest production, Madhabi. Drama: Bhisma Sahani. Adaptation, music & direction: Swatilekha Sengupta. Cast: Rudraprasad Sengupta, Debshankar Haldar, Parthapratim Deb, Sumanta Ganguly and Sohini Sengupta. June 20 at Minerva Theatre; 6.30 pm: Sayak will stage Jnan Briksher Phal, based on Tolstoy’s Fruits of Culture. Playwright: Chandan Sen. Direction: Meghnad Bhattacharya.

SCREENING/PERFORMANCE

June 17 at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6 pm: Screening of Jayanta Chattopadhyay’s documentary Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan - Ekti Anweshan, to be followed by a sitar recital by Pandit Debu Chaudhuri and Prateek Chaudhuri with Abhijit Banerjee on the tabla. ayanta Chattopadhyay took the initiative to document the life and music of the eminent sitarist of Jaipur Senia gharana, Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan, a friend of his father Sangeetacharya Vishmadev Chattopadhyay. He had to put in a lot of effort to obtain authentic research material and hence the title of the film.

PERFORMING ARTS

June 17 at Sisir Mancha; 5.30 pm: Jhoro Hawa presents Hridaye Rabindranath, an evening of Tagore songs and reading. Participants: Dr Tania Das, Madhumita Basu, Sathi Dasgupta, Dr Krishnakali Basu, Basabi Bagchi and Madhuchhanda Tarafdar. June 17 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6 pm: Bhavna presents a programme of Tagore songs and readings by Pranati Thakur, Rakhi Sen, Sharmila Basu and Sasha Ghoshal. Also, excerpts from Aapon Gaan featuring Srikanto Acharya in songs and Soumitra Chattopadhyay in reading. Tickets at hall or call 24557845. June 17 at Rabindra Sadan; 6 pm: Odissi Ashram, in association with EZCC, presents classical Odissi dances and Tagore’s Natir Puja in the form of a dance-drama. Choreography & direction: Guru Giridhari Nayak. June 18 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Jahnavi Centre for Performing Arts will present Rabindranath Tagore’s Raktakarobi as an experimental dance theatre through mime, masks, music, choreography, etc. Concept, direction and choreography: Madhuboni Chatterjee. Music composition: Manoj Murali Nair. June 19 at Rabindra Sadan; 6 pm: Parampara presents Tumi Je Surer Aagun and Tasher Desh. Direction: Suchitra Mitra. Assisted by Robin Mukhopadhyay, Aditya Mitra and Anital Pal. Reading by Subir Mitra and Anita Pal. June 20 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Programme of recitation by Bhowanipur Sisikshu. Direction: Bijoylakshmi Barman.

TALK

June 17 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra; 7 pm: Krishna Chatterjee will speak on Mayer Katha. June 17 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math; 7 pm: Swami Paramatmananda will speak on Mandukayakarika. June 17 at Ramakrishna Math, Baranagar; 7.10 pm: Swami Vamanananda will speak on Message of the Gita and Modern Society.

EXHIBITION

Till June 17 at Singhi Palace, 48/1G Gariahat Road: Maruti, an association of women, hosts an exhibition of fashion and lifestyle products including sarees, cholis, salwars, designer kurtis and jewellery. Till June 25 at XNY Chromosome, 139B Rashbehari Avenue, #9830243337; 11.30 am - 8.30 pm: A wide range of semi-formal and formal Western wear in plus sizes. Till June 30 at Sasha shop, 27 Mirza Ghalib Street, #22521586; 10 am - 7 pm, Sunday: 10 am - 1 pm: Special display of patchwork bedspreads, beautiful bags and batuas in mirror work.

WORKSHOP

June 18 - 20 at Sourav’s, Park Street; 10 am onwards: Kolkatamodels.com is organising a three-day general & model grooming workshop. The grooming sessions will see the likes of designer Agnimitra Paul, lensman Biswajit Chatterjee and model Jessica, and other sessions will be conducted by some of the leading names of the industry. For details, contact Shakila Josh (93301 65588) or Trisha Poddar (98307 47292).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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