Metrolife In the City

Metrolife In the City

‘Little Cloud’, AHA!’s newest programme, is bringing storytelling for children. To be held on August 26 and 27, a bouquet of stories await little ones who are in the age group of four and nine.

Padmavati Rao and Abhishek Majumdar will perform stories in their unique styles.  One needs to register for all the four sessions together. For details, call 26493982 / 26592777.

Srinidhi Arts and Crafts Foundation is organising Hasthanjali, a crafts santhe at Chitrakala Parishat till August 28. It will have live demonstrations from master craftsmen.
On sale will be Tanjore paintings, cane and bamboo products, handcrafted sarees, pure silk designer sarees, dress materials, Madhubani paintings, wooden carvings etc.
The exhibition will be open from 10 am to 8 pm. 

A discussion on ‘Can India be a global leader on human rights?’ by Salil Shetty, Secretary General, Amnesty International, will be held on September 3, 6 pm at Bangalore International Centre Auditorium, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II stage. For details, call 9886599675.

Film screening
Bangalore Film Society, in collaboration with a consortium of institutions, will be organising the 6th edition of the largest international film festival on water — ‘Voices from the Waters 2011’ till August 28 with a daylong conference on water on August 29.

The festival will be organised in six venues across Bangalore. The main venue is Alliance Francaise de Bangalore. Apart from screening of internationally acclaimed films on various water themes, the other attractions of the festival are painting and photo exhibitions, art installations, interactions with film directors, water scholars, grass root level water voices and water songs.

There will be special screenings of the films on three days for the high school students at Bal Bhavan, Cubbon Park.

Unique weaves
Sutra Handicrafts from Delhi is holding an exhibition of Chanderi and Maheshwari saris in different weaves, prints, batik, kantha and ikat on August 26, 27 and 29 at Vermillion House, 3/12,Cleveland Road Cross, Frazer Town. The exhibition is on from 10.30 am to 7 pm. For details, call 41225820
Kathalaya is organising its six-day intensive academy course from September 5 to 10. There will be two more special workshops this time along with the core-session by Beatriz Montero and Enrique Paez from the ‘International Storytellers Network Coordinators’, Tenerife, Spain.

The special workshops are going to be held on September 10. For details, call 9902977044.

Bangalore International Centre is organising an event to pay homage to Rabindranath Tagore on his 150th birth anniversary on August 29, 6 pm.  The programme is called ‘Rabindranath Tagore, A Man for All Times’ by Achala Moulik Moses.

The event will also have Rabindrasangeet by Nupur Chakraborty. The venue is Auditorium, Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, Second Cross, Domlur second stage. For details, call 9886599675.

Divya Hoskere, a student of Chithkala School of Dance, will be performing a bharatanatyam solo on August 26, 6 pm at The Indian Institute of World Culture,
 B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi for the ‘Jaya Dwarakanath Endowment Programme’.

‘Nritya Dhaare’
Ananya is presenting Nritya Dhaare-10, which will have bharatanatyam by Charles Ma and Shilpa Nanjappa and mohiniattam by Deepa Chakravarthy on August 26, 6 pm.

The venue is Sevasadan, 14th Cross, Malleswaram.

Vocal delight
The vocal concert of Priyanka C Prakash will be held on August 26, 6 pm as part of the ‘Gokulashtami’ celebrations..

She will be accompanied by Anand Viswanathan on the violin and R Raghunath on the mridangam.

The venue is Venugopalaswamy Temple, Malleswaram

Classical notes
ICCR, in collaboration with National Gallery of Modern Art and Bangalore School of Music, will be presenting a romantic light classical concert under the ‘Horizon Series’ on August 25, 7 pm by Rekha Surya.  The vocal piano duo by Sri Lankan artistes will be held on August 26, 7 pm.

The venue for both the events is NGMA Auditorium, National Gallery of Modern Art, 49, Manikyavelu Mansion, Palace Road. Entry is by invitations.  Free invitation cards are available on first come first served basis at the ICCR office, No 7/2, First Floor, 2nd Main, Palace Cross Road between 10 am and 6 pm.  For details, call 23462714 or 23462715.

Flute recital
Music Circle, Chandra Layout is organising a Carnatic flute music concert by A Chandankumar (disciple of M Gopalakrishna of Mysore and P S Narayanaswamy) on August 28, 6.15 pm at No 12, Basaveshwara HBCS, 7th cross, 2nd Main, Chandra Layout.  He will be accompanied by C N Chandrasekaran on violin, H N Sudhindra on mridangam and M Gururaj on morsing.

‘Key Tumi’
To celebrate Rabindranath Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary, Key Tumi, a imaginary musical soliloquy based on Kadambari Devi, Tagore’s sister-in-law who had a great influence on him, will be performed on August 30, 7.30 pm at Chowdiah Memorial Hall.

The musical soliloquy will also deliberate on the beauty and depth of Rabindra Sangeet. While the lead role will be played by actress Sharmila Tagore, the songs will be rendered by vocalists Lopamudra Mitra and Paromita Bandopadhyay.

It is written and directed by Amit Ranjan Biswas. For online booking, you can log into or call 42064969.  Tickets will be available from August 25 at Bancharam, Koramangala (40967340/41) and Cambridge Layout (25360030), K C Das, Church Street (25592021), Calypso, Jayanagar (22452368).

Carnatic strains
Raghav Shreyas Foundation for Arts is organising its annual music concert with a Carnatic recital by Bhavana Iyer on August 28, 5 pm. He will be accompanied by R Raghuram on violin and N Vasudeva on mridangam.  The venue is Raghav Shreyas Memorial Hall, Young Creators’ Den, No 4, 7th Cross, Ashoknagar, Banashankari Ist Stage.

Mixed treat
Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha is presenting a vocal concert by Trichur V Ramachandran and team on September 10, 5.30 pm and a flute performance by A P Sarvothama and team on September 24, 5.30 pm.  The venue is Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha, Purandara Bhavana, 8th Main Road, HAL Second Stage. For details, call 25215525.

‘Soorya Festival’
The ‘Good Knight Soorya Festival’ will be held in the City from September 15 to 20 at Sevasadan, Malleswaram with an aim to promote  Indian culture.  The festival will showcase varied art forms from bharatanatyam to odissi  and Hindustani vocal to Carnatic music by esteemed artistes.

Veena concert
A veena concert by R A Dakshina Murthy, accompanied on mridangam by M Nagaraj and on ghatam by R P Ravi Shankar, will be held on  August 27, 6.30 pm at Sri Venkataramana Swamy Temple premises, Sajjan Rao Circle, Visveswarapuram. For details, call 26673390.

Spic Macay will be hosting Virasat 2011 in the City. The artistes scheduled to perform over the next four months include T V Shankaranarayanan (Carnatic vocal), Mysore Nagaraj and Mysore Manjunath (Carnatic violin), Shri Keremane Shivananda Hegde (yakshagana), Madan Gopal Singh (sufi), Shri Margi Madhu (koodiyattam), Ustad Bahauddin Dagar (rudra veena), Ghanakanta Bora and troupe (sattriya dance). For details, call 9845722014.

‘Bridge’, will be playing at Hard Rock Café, St Mark’s Road on August 25, 8.30 pm. The performance will be a tribute to ‘Deep Purple’, and ‘Bridge’ will take you through all the grooving and famous tracks by ‘Deep Purple’. The band ‘Bridge’ is a five-piece rock, metal; instrumental band based out of Bangalore. 

The band has been influenced by the 80s glam rock, 60s and 70s classic rock as well as 90s alternative/ grunge. The band has been performing in the Bangalore rock music scene for two years now.You are holding an event and want the City to know about it? Send us the details of the programme, date and time, along with a photo to get it listed in our ‘In the City’ column. Our email id:

Creative strokes
Renaissance Gallerie is hosting a group art show till August 29. On display will be paintings by John Peter, Ravi Pujari, Suresh S aghmore and Chandrakanth S K.

Genesis Art Gallerie is presenting ‘Inception’, an exhibition showcasing the works of art by Jatin Das, S G Vasudev, Yusuf Arakkal, Milind Nayak, Tapan Kumar Dash, G R Miishra, Nikhil Ranjan Pal, Tejender Singh Baoni, Babu Eshwar Prasad, Pratul Dash and Bheemaraya Devikeri. The exhibition will be on till August 26, from 11 am to 7 pm. The venue is 12/25, 11th Main Road, 3rd Block, Jayanagar.

‘Siddis: A Lost Tribe’ a photography exhibition by K Venkatesh is being held at Chitrakala Parishat till August 25, 10 am to 7 pm.   

Group show
Galleryske is presenting ‘Synesthesia’, a group show featuring works of Andrea Anastasio, Luigi Anastasio and Avinash Veeraraghavan,  till September 3.

On stage
The dance drama ‘The Dream Fulfilled – Swapana Sakaram’ will be presented at Ravindra Kalakshetra on September 3, 7 pm.

‘Lets Dig In'
Head Start Educational Academy is presenting ‘Lets Dig In', an English
play, devised by Samta Vij and Subhashim Goswami on August 25, 4 pm and 7.30 pm at Alliance Francaise.

Tickets are available at Head Start, Koramangala. For telebookings, call 9980799613.

For online bookings, log on to,     

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