Timeout 21-07-2007

Potter crazy

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 21.07.07
Potter crazy
As the much-awaited final edition of J.K. Rowling’s bestselling Harry Potter series Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows hits the shelves, Oxford Bookstore celebrates with Potter Mania, an exciting event complete with wizards, witches and other imaginary creatures and characters that adorn the pages of Harry’s world. To mark the global launch of the book, British Deputy High Commissioner Simon Wilson will introduce children to the remarkable real-life story behind the fantastic success of the series. He will bring to life the author’s own struggle as a single mother, who defeated all odds and created a legion of book fans, young and old. This will be followed by a Harry Potter themed magic show and distribution of prizes to winners of Magic Crayons and Spelling Bee competitions held at the Muggle Magic event at Oxford Junior on July 8.

Event: An introduction to celebrated author J.K. Rowling, followed by a magic show When: Today; 6 pm onwards Where: Oxford Bookstore, 17 Park Street


Till July 21 at Gallery 79; 3 pm - 8 pm: The Bard’s Dream, showcasing 20 paintings on Santiniketan by Shyamal Sen. July 21 - August 6 at Gallery with Difference, Avishek Point, 2nd floor, 152 S.P. Mukherjee Road; 2 pm - 8 pm: The inaugural exhibition features a group show by Bengal contemporary artists. Inauguration by Richa Agarwal of Art Foundation today at 5.30 pm. Till July 22 at Seagull Arts & Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road; 2 pm - 8 pm: Paintings by Faiza Huma. Till July 22 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 4th floor; 4 pm - 8 pm: A group exhibition of paintings by the members of Accord. Till July 22 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of collages by Ranjan Sarkar. Till July 22 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 2nd floor; 4 pm - 8 pm: Rainbow Family presents a group show of paintings by Bhaskar Chowdhury, Sushanta Das, Amlan Dutta, Tapas Gangopadhyay, Subhendu Ghosh, Sudip Chandra and Soumen Saha. July 22 - August 5 at Aakriti Art Gallery, 1st floor, Orbit Enclave, 12/3A Picasso Bithi (Hungerford Street), #2289-3027/5041; 3 pm - 7 pm: Birth centenary show of Gobardhan Ash (1907- 2007). Till July 23 at Gaganendra Pradarshashala; 2 pm - 8 pm: Minds in Bloom, the annual exhibition of works by students and teachers of Academy of Creative Art. Till July 23 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Paintings by Pulok Karmakar, Rajib Sur Roy and Utpal Ghosh. Till July 28 (except Sundays and public holidays) at CIMA Gallery; Mondays: 3 pm - 7 pm, Tuesdays - Saturdays: 2 pm - 7 pm: Summer Show featuring about 50 artworks from across India. Till July 28 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road; 10.30 am - 7.30 pm: The Masters of Imagination, an exhibition of paintings by Kartick Pyne, Atin Basak, Tapas Sardar, Prokash Karmakar, Ramananda Bandopadhyay, Suhas Roy, Sanatan Dinda, Bratin Khan, Aditya Basak, Subroto Gangopadhyay, Ashok Adhikary, Sibsaday, Subroto Das, Dewashish Das and others. Till August 2 at Gallery Sanskriti, 5C Alipore Park Road; 11 am - 8 pm: My Butterfly Life — an exhibition of paintings by Tapan Karmakar. Till August 5 (except Mondays) at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 1st floor; 3 pm - 8 pm: Svikriti, an exhibition of the works of six awardees in Academy’s 40th Annual Exhibition 2007. Participating artists: Animesh Dutta, Pappu Bardhan, Shuvrakanti Mitra, Koushik Coomar, Subhas Chandra Nath and Gourab Malakar. Till August 6 at Gallery K2, Supra Court, Lansdowne Terrace, #2465-1444; 11 am - 7 pm: Power of Three, showcasing paintings by Amal Ghosh of London, Dr Nabanita Javed of Calcutta and Kashmiri Khosa of Delhi.


July 21 at Padatik’s Buildwell Theatre, 6/7 AJC Bose Road; 7 pm: Nritya Sangeet Sandhya, a Padatik Dance Centre presentation. Choreography performance: Mitul Ghose Sengupta. July 21 at Jibanananda Sabhaghar; 5 pm: On the occasion of fourth anniversary of Aajker Esha, an evening of discussions, recitation, story-reading and poetry-reading featuring Pranab Chattopadhyay, Siddhartha Singha, Bijoylakshmi Choudhury, Kajal Ghosh and others.


July 21 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Nandikar presents Rater Kutum (Story: Ashapurna Devi) and Barda (Story: Munshi Premchand; Music: Swatilekha Sengupta). Direction: Goutam Halder. July 22 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Hawa Badal, a Howrah Dakshinayan production, directed by Kunal Mukhopadhyay. July 22 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Pratyay presents Mon Mela. Direction: Tapas Singha. July 22 at Mukta Angan Rangalaya; 6.30 pm: Shouvanik presents Abalilakrome. Drama & direction: Bimal Bandopadhayay. July 22 at Academy of Fine Arts; 7 pm: Rangakarmee will stage its popular production, Kashinama. Direction: Usha Ganguli. July 22 at Padatik Little Theatre, 6/7 AJC Bose Road; 7 pm: Padatik and Rikh present Ho Sakta Hai Do Aadmi Do Kursiyaan, a play in Hindi directed by Vinay Sharma.

harry potter events

July 21 at Crossword Bookstore, 8 Elgin Road; 12 noon: Bickram Ghosh will formally launch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and distribute prizes for various Harry Potter events. To be followed by Harry Potter fancy-dress competition (12.15 pm - 1 pm), Get Yourself A Harry Potter Tattoo (2 pm - 3 pm) and a magic show (3 pm - 4 pm). July 21 at Starmark, 3 Lord Sinha Road; 6 pm: Kathakars will read out extracts from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Music, poetry and art competitions will also be held. Details with Gayatri (#9830170296).


July 21 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 6 pm: Swami Girishananda will speak on Swami Sishya Sambad. July 21 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6 pm: Samiran Chandra Chakraborty will speak in Bengali on Mulyabodher Ekal O Sekal. July 21 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan; 6.15 pm: Dr Sitangshu Kumar Chakraborty will speak on Spirituality, Science and Society. July 21 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Swami Paramatmananda will speak in Bengali on Manovijnan O Atmatattwa. July 21 at Ramakrishna Math, Baranagar; 7.15 pm: Swami Satprabhanandaji Maharaj will discourse on Sri Adhyatma Ramayanam.


July 21 at Seagull Bookstore; 5 pm: Thespo, a theatre group youth festival (Mumbai), with the support of city-based Theatrewala, a theatre and entertainment initiative, hosts an orientation meeting in keeping with its plans to extend its annual festival to the city and start a Calcutta chapter.


Till July 26 at Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India, 7 Chowringhee Road: A jewellery exhibition where leading city models will showcase jewellery crafted by master craftsmen from different regions of our country.


July 22 at Jibanananda Sabhaghar, Nandan complex; 10.30 am: Forum of Film Studies and Allied Arts hosts a day-long seminar on The Future of the Film Society Movement in India.


July 22 at Academy of Fine Arts; 10.15 am: Swami Somatmanandaji of Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture will inaugurate a year-long birth centenary celebration of Dadabhai. On this occasion, Prem O Pronami, a music album (produced by Bhavna Records & Cassettes) of 14 songs of Dadabhai will be released by Tejendra Narayan Majumdar. Songs are rendered by Rudra Roy, Shampa Kundu, Falguni Roy, Anshuman Chatterjee, Shukti Shubhra Dey, Amitava Banerjee, Minakshi Laha and Sudakshina Deb. Hosted by Piyushalok.


July 22 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 11 am: Professor P. Lal reads Sanjaya’s report of Drona’s horrific decapitation described by Kripa to Asvatthaman, who resolves to release the all-annihilating Narayana missile against the guilty Pandavas, in the 383rd weekly session of his sloka-by-sloka English transcreation of Vyasa’s Mahabharata.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

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