Welcome to another edition of the Soulful Events newsletter! We bring you activities and events that nourish your soul.
Around the World on 88 Keys - Thu, 29th Jun’23
From Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to Indian classical music and jazz, not to mention his own compositions, it’s no surprise The Hindu describes Ishaan as ‘a bridge to two cultures’. For Ishaan, there are no boundaries in music—Indian, Western, world music, popular. He sees music as a unifying force that brings people together, regardless of their background, with songs and melody as the uniting thread. Like the ancient saying, Ishaan is trying to create a world he can live in! Join at BIC for an unforgettable evening of music, melody and culture as Ishaan Leonard Rao takes his audience around the world through his 88 keys. Discover the unique versatility, virtuosity and creativity of this pianist and composer.
Indian Ocean ‘Tu Hai Tour’ - Fri, 30th Jun’23
Indian Ocean brings to you a musical event from emotional ballads to energising rock anthems, the album offers a wide variety of sounds and styles thanks to the involvement of various brilliant artists.
Saadgi: Honoring Innocence (Sufi music & Ghazals) - Sat, 1st Jul’23
The event “Saadgi”, though predominantly an evening with soulful Sufi pieces and Ghazals, is much more than that. We are celebrating the lost trait of “innocence” which probably gets lost as we become adults. It is an evening of communicating through dialogues woven into music.
The Sound of Musicals - And More! - Sat, 1st Jul’23
The Bangalore Men and Cappella Bangalore, in collaboration with pianists and soloists, present The Sound of Musicals - And More! – an evening of solos, duets, trios and choruses from some of the most beloved operas, musicals and Broadway-hits - such as Carmen, The Magic Flute, The Sound of Music, La-la Land, Hercules and others.
Immerse yourself into a musical event of songs and stories from Bhakti and Sufi poets with the voice of Vipul Rikhi who is a writer, singer, storyteller, translator, dancer and meditator, immersed in the oral traditions of Kabir and other Bhakti and Sufi poets for over a decade.
Morning Raag with Dr Ranjani Vasuki - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
Dr Ranjani Vasuki will bring about ragas blushed with a fresh aroma and brighter emotive affiance. Ragas which are bright, colourful and those which ooze joy will be picked and presented in the concert. You can expect Bhajans, Devaranamas and Kritis as compositional items. Immerse yourself in this delightful musical journey and embrace the truly magical experience it offers.
Bolava Vitthal (Bengaluru) - An Evening of Abhangs - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
Abhangs are devotional poetry sung in praise of the almighty and are exuberant expressions of the communitarian experience. Bolava Vitthal was initiated with the objective of showcasing this rare folk art of Western India across several places in India.
An Evening of Jazz - Tue, 4th Jul’23
Join BIC for an evening of Jazz by noted New York based pianist, Sharik Hasan. The programme will be explorative, using standard jazz repertoire & original compositions as a vehicle for improvisation.
Nrithya Nidhi - Fri, 30th Jun’23
An evening of rhythmic splendor and expressive grace awaits as Rashmi Uppal presents an exquisite assembly of Kathak works - both cherished pieces from her own artistic lineage as well as new choreographic brilliance blossomed under her guru Aditi Mangaldas’ guidance.
Susspire - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
Breath exists within and without us. A channel through all of humanity and perhaps ecological life, that separates and binds us at the same time. A tapestry nonetheless. Something we never think about until we have to. Why do we run out of breath? Why do we gasp, choke, scream, burp? You need to let go, we need to let go but what if there was nothing to let go of? My breath never lies. But can I fake it? What happens after?
Found in Translation - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
Found in Translation is a two-part video project aimed at bridging the thinking and the doing in dance. The first essay discusses Repertoire, Improvisation and Unlearning and the second essay discusses Language, Gesture and Voice. It is a project that embeds conceptual rigour in practice on one hand and enriches writing with a danced expression on the other, and thus the format of danced essays.
Join Mello team for an unforgettable evening of creativity and self-expression at their Open Mic and Jamming Session. Whether you’re an aspiring singer-songwriter, a talented poet or an amazing performer of cover songs, this is your chance to shine. Share your original music, mesmerizing poetry or captivating renditions of your favorite songs in a supportive and welcoming environment followed with an unforgettable night of jamming and collaboration. Mello’s dynamic energy combined with your musical talents will create an atmosphere of pure magic. So, mark your calendars and get ready to rock out with Mello at our jamming session!
Stories for Adult SOI… - Fri, 30th Jun’23
Sol… (to tell) comes from my mother tongue, Tamizh. Although it also means that which is solitary like the sun, or perhaps that which is solid yet disperses in a fluid medium (many perspectives on one word)! The same way one story could have many povs’!? While Talking Turtles are more famous for puppet shows and workshops for children & adults, they also cater to adults with shows, where stories take a turn into the path that leads to romance, humour, horror and a string of other bizarre human emotions! This evening Shreedevi Sunil will present a set of stories that have travelled with her, and henceforth shall travel with you!
Kumar Gandharva, as I See Him - Fri, 30th Jun’23
Noted musician and scholar Satyasheel Deshpande, delves into and demystifies the music of his guru Padmavibhushan Pandit Kumar Gandharva (whose centenary is ongoing) in an illustrated talk. This rich, flavourful mehfil, in Hindi with some English, will begin with a recording of Kumar Gandharva, the child prodigy, before moving on to include both speech and song that span the many facets of his musical personality and ideas as they evolved from the 1950s to 1992 when he passed away.
Listeners Circle - Sat, 1st Jul’23
Listeners’ Circle in association with Lahe Lahe brings you a safe space to speak your heart out without fear of judgment and listen without judging!
Namaste India - Sat, 1st Jul’23
Witness the exquisite South Indian dance forms unfold before you while shopping from more than 250 stalls ranging from art, handloom, and food. Don’t forget to put your dance shoes on, as the most terrific DJ is ready to set the stage on fire!
Stories at Sunset - Storytime for Adults - Sat, 1st Jul’23
How about sitting in a circle and listening to stories as the sun goes down? The late evening Performance storytelling session for adults by Vikram Sridhar will explore stories from folklore, mythology, heritage , travel narratives across the country etc. over an hour. Being interactive in nature , the event’s stories will bring in emotions of love, valor, humour, joy, etc.
Beyond the Blue Dot - Sat, 1st Jul’23
Dive into ‘Beyond the Blue Dot’, a unique exploration that goes beyond traditional astronomy and space science education. Perfectly suited for both budding enthusiasts and discerning explorers, this experience promises an extraordinary journey through the cosmos, all within our comfy cafe environment. With a blend of hands-on props, immersive star projections, and insightful discussions, we unfold the mysteries of the universe.
Saaz 56-65 : A Musical Evening by Lahe Lahe - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
Welcome to an evening of music! Come along as we host 2 amazing singers/ bands from Bangalore and get mesmerized with their music ! Each performer/ band performs their music, shares their experience of how they got into music, shares their inspirations and gets candid. The audience gets to interact, questions and more. That’s not all. We will also have open mic. 3 minutes. You. Your music. A receptive audience.
All Things Love - Sat, 1st Jul’23
Embark on an enchanting evening that will tug at your heartstrings and serenade your soul as we present “All Things Love: A Heartfelt Journey Through Music and Storytelling.”
Melodies Unplugged: An Evening with the Marian Brothers - Sat, 1st Jul’23
The Marian Brothers, take the stage for an intimate acoustic set! Join them as they share the beauty of their musical journey, performing heartfelt original tracks from their upcoming album. As well as covers of some artists that they are inspired by. Support and immerse yourself in the musical world of the Marian Brothers.
Music Jamming - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
An open and free music jam for all. Stretch your musical muscles every Sunday with the refreshing and the rejuvenating vibes. An opportunity to meet, learn and work with a wide spectrum of talented musicians both formal and informal ones.
A Likely Story - Open Mic - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
Come spend your Sunday amongst the rising talents of Bengaluru! Or better yet, perform and unleash your talent upon the world! Pops of Pastel Open Mics would love to have you as a performer/audience! Poetry, Music, Storytelling, Comedy, anything you want to perform in front of an audience! No language/genre/theme restrictions.
Farmers’ Market - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
Bangalore Creative Circus presents to you the 18th edition of our monthly Farmers’ Market! As always, we are excited to host local farmers and producers selling fresh fruits and veggies, homemade pickles and jams, vegan desserts, traditional games, pet adoption, and more. Come along with your friends and family!
Tree Walk with A Green Venture - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
BCC invites you for a walk through an old location of Bangalore Yeshwanthpur side, listen to tree facts, knowledge, history of Bangalore’s horticulture, how to identify trees and plants, lots of anecdotes on plants and start your Sunday morning, outside.
Beyond Bollywood: 2000 Years of Dance in Art - Wed, 5th Jul’23
Dance is pivotal to Indian culture, spanning generations and forms, from the sacred dance of a god bringing the world into being to the elegance of a courtly performer before a maharaja to the glamour of modern Bollywood. Join us for a talk by Forrest McGill, Senior Curator at the Asian Art Museum, as he takes us through an insider’s view of the ongoing exhibition Beyond Bollywood at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, through encounters with artworks across Asia, South East Asia and the Himalayas, revealing the enduring capacity of dance to inspire a diverse range of artists and audiences alike. The exhibition combines video, custom lighting and sound effects and special environments with 120 traditional artworks from 20 of the finest museums and private collections to create an immersive experience.
Personal Development & Soul Nourishment
Vachika Voice Essentials - Fri, 30th Jun’23 - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
Your voice is as unique as your fingerprint, shaped by a lifetime of experiences. In this transformative workshop, discover how to unlock your full creative potential through voice, breath and body. Integrate your physical, emotional and imaginative capacities using practical explorations developed over three decades. Award-winning actor and director Mallika brings her expertise as an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework® and founder of Vāchikā Voicework to guide you on an enriching adventure into sound and silence.
Relationship Realignment - Sat, 1st Jul’23
This intensive 12 hour workshop is designed for couples of all orientations in all stages of relationship. It is limited to 6 couples to foster intimacy and individualized attention from the facilitators. First, you will be introduced to Jungian archetypes which Jung believed are facets of our personality that have varying degrees of influence on our lives. You will identify your primary archetypes. Once identified, you will understand the specific aspect of your life they hold sway with the expert guidance of our Vedic astrology facilitator. A deep understanding of your archetypes will then be shared with your partner and you will be guided to understand how your archetypes influence your relationship. This process brings awareness to both the potential and challenges within your partnership and provides a solid foundation for communicating needs and hopes.
Something Sufi - Sat, 1st Jul’23
Join at Lahe Lahe for ‘Something Sufi: Unveiling the Mystical Way of Rumi’, an immersive offline workshop that will guide you through the profound teachings of Sufi mystic Mevlânâ Rumi. Led by the exceptional facilitator, Shaurya Singh, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to tap into Shaurya’s own spiritual journey, gaining wisdom and insights along the way. Over three captivating hours, we’ll delve into the themes of love, freedom, and light, ultimately guiding you to the divine language of silence. Engage in thoughtfully designed activities, such as exploring Rumi’s poetry, experiencing the Sufi Golden Heart Guided Meditation, engaging in the transformative Fire Ritual of Purging Guilt and Resentments, and immersing yourself in the captivating Sufi Whirling Meditation. These experiences will take you on a transformative journey of self-discovery and inner peace.
Introduction to New Age Healing Energy - Sat, 1st Jul’23
Join at GoNative for a transformative event hosted by Gladys and Natasha, as they offer a captivating Introduction to New Age Energy Healing Practices! Discover the power of harnessing energy for holistic healing and inner harmony. Whether you’re a curious beginner or seeking to deepen your understanding, this event is the perfect opportunity to explore the realm of energy healing. Through interactive workshops, insightful discussions, and experiential exercises, Gladys and Natasha will guide you on a profound journey of self-discovery and connection. Don’t miss this chance to unlock your potential and tap into the boundless energy that surrounds us all.
Enhancing Women’s Wellbeing with Cacao - Sat, 1st Jul’23
Osmosis Events are excited to team up with the amazing Patricia Cosma of The Indian Cacao & Craft Chocolate Festival to bring together this amazing workshop where we’ll be talking all about the health benefits of cacao and how to implement it in our day to day lives to enhance our wellbeing. Cacao is a powerful antioxidant and superfood, packed with incredible healing benefits plus who doesn’t love some delicious chocolate that’s made out of this amazing little bean! We’ll also be sampling some medicinal mushroom chocolate and delicious cacao during the workshop.
Hands-on, Smart Goal Setting Workshop - Sat, 1st Jul’23
This empowering event is designed to help you achieve success and fulfillment in four key areas of life: Health, Wealth, Relationships, and Mental Peace. Through an interactive session, our expert facilitator will guide you in setting SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) goals tailored to your unique aspirations. Explore strategies to enhance your physical well-being, unlock financial abundance, nurture meaningful connections, and cultivate inner serenity. Gain valuable insights into overcoming obstacles that hinder clarity, empowering you to overcome challenges and live a life of purpose.
Sustainability Circle - Sat, 1st Jul’23
Are you passionate about sustainability and environmental issues? Do you want to connect with like-minded individuals and learn about sustainable practices? Look no further! EcoDhaga is thrilled to invite you to our Sustainability Circle. This event aims to bring together a community of environmentally conscious individuals who are committed to making a positive impact.
Breathwork Circle - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
Tanvi Khemsra is a internationally trained professional who guides individuals through a specific type of breathwork designed to increase awareness, promote relaxation, and release emotional and physical tension. This type of breathwork involves a continuous and connected pattern of breathing, which can lead to a variety of physical and emotional responses. A Conscious Connected Breathwork Facilitator has the skills and knowledge to support clients through these experiences, and to help them integrate the insights and healing that can come from the practice.
Let’s Talk Emotions - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
Lets talk emotions gives you a space to open your heart out and express yourself. When was the last time you were allowed to be yourself completely let your shadow self come up without being judged. It is a talk therapy and counseling session where we will understand the intricate emotions and how to handle it with love.
Spiritual Sundays at Urban Solace - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
Join Abhilash, Vidya and Chaithra who are certified RTT (Rapid Transformation Therapy) specialists from The Freedom Couch to experience this powerful and scientific technique which brings in extraordinary results which are rapid, powerful and everlasting.
Full Moon Meditation - Mon, 3rd Jul’23
Pyramid Valley welcomes you all to Celebrate Guru Poornima in the Intensive Energies at Maitreya Buddha Pyramid by participating in Satsang followed by 2-hours of live Music Meditation.
Weekday Creativity and Theater Workshop (8 days) - Wed, 5th Jul’23 - Fri, 14th Jul’23
Yours Truly Theatre presents Weekday Creativity and Theatre Workshop (At Studio). It’s time to learn the art of creativity & losing inhibitions in expressing ourselves. Key Focus Areas 1. Breaking habitual bound thinking 2. Fun game-based activities 3. Working with Rhythms & Patterns 4. Understanding the language of Expressions 5. Exploring Transformations 6. Understanding & Exploring - Improvisation & Characterization.
Understanding Societal Systems
Moral Tales for Good Citizens - Fri, 30th Jun’23
Roopa and Nitin will discuss ideas of the duties, morality and practice of citizenship from the Nitopadesha. The scope of the conversation will cover how citizens can achieve happiness, well-being and prosperity for themselves and future generations through the proper exercise of their power as ordinary citizens. Unlike the Arthashastra and the Panchatantra, which are texts meant for rulers & princes, the stories from the Nitopadesha are meant for citizens of all ages.
Inclusion in Cultural Organisations - Sat, 1st Jul’23
The Museum of Art & Photography (MAP) in Bengaluru invites you to a one-day conference on inclusion in cultural organisations. We are bringing together experts from the arts, as well as the broader development sector to highlight and demystify the complexities of inclusion within the arts. The day-long conference will feature conversations on the status of inclusion in cultural organisations, the built environment, fostering a meaningful audience engagement, representation within the workforce, and the need for a strategic effort by funders to move towards a more inclusive art sector. The conference will also feature an introductory session on Indian Sign Language and will conclude with a networking reception.
How Indians Won the Silicon Valley - Tue, 4th Jul’23
Shivanand Kanavi has deeply researched and written about the evolution of digital technology and seminal contributions made by Indians to the same. A part of it was presented in his award winning book Sand to Silicon: The amazing story of digital technology (2004 Tata-McGraw-Hill, 2007 Rupa). He will present a talk on the breadth and depth of Indian contribution to digital technology. It will cover seminal Indian contributions to semiconductors, chips, lasers, fibre optics, telecom, computing, optical networking and the Internet by briefly profiling 35-40 outstanding Indian individuals and their contributions. Mr. Kanavi will make a presentation, following which Dr. AS Kiran Kumar, former chairman of ISRO, will offer his insights and remarks. A Q&A with the audience will follow.
Art & Craft
Kathak Workshop by Rashmi Uppal - Intermediate - Thu, 29th Jun’23
Take the next step in your Kathak journey and prepare to be transported. Deepen your practice of Teental and discover rhythmic nuances as you explore new taals. Give expression to melody incarnate through intricate taranas, feel thumri’s emotions stir your soul and surrender to bhajan’s devotional call. Here theory and practice unite as philosophy is made flesh - hand and foot painting passion’s portrait.
Acrylic painting on canvas - Beach landscape - Sat, 1st Jul’23
Join Art Beat for an amazing Acrylic on canvas workshop at the beautiful Art Beat studio. No prior experience is required. This workshop is made for beginners. Learn how to paint on canvas using acrylic paint creating a beach landscape on canvas using acrylic paints.
Remembering Frida Kahlo Painting Workshop - Sat, 1st Jul’23
Bangalore Drawing Room invites you to explore your creativity and express yourself through art, at the Remembering Frida Kahlo- Painting Party. With no prior painting experience required, this will be a guided session, shedding light on the basic strokes, sketches and techniques and helping you paint, getting in touch with the artist within.
Mandala Art Workshop with OwlStar - Sat, 1st Jul’23
Mandala art is known for its meditative properties. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a long day or to spend a quiet afternoon at home. As you focus on creating your mandala designs, you’ll find yourself feeling more relaxed and centered.
Art Therapy - Mindfulness & Relaxation - Sat, 1st Jul’23
Experience the Soothing Blend of Art and Nature in a Relaxing Art Therapy Session by iDare X Madhoomita. Immerse yourself in the healing power of nature and mindfulness as you explore the therapeutic benefits of engaging with art. Let your creativity flow as you connect with the beauty of the natural world, allowing it to inspire and nurture your soul. Join us for a rejuvenating experience that harmonizes art, nature, and self-discovery.
Sips & Swirls : The Classic - Sat, 1st Jul’23
Create an artistic acrylic painting on canvas with ARTery while you sip drinks and relish food from Bistro Claytopia Koramangala
Paint Together with your loved one - Sat, 1st Jul’23
Lahe Lahe will be conducting live art together under the guidelines of the artist where this time each couple will get to paint on one canvas together so that they get to express the love towards each other while painting on the canvas together.
Wall as your Canvas : Glow in the Dark - Sat, 1st Jul’23
During this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of mural creation, from concept development to design execution. Discover the power of illumination as we teach you how to seamlessly blend traditional painting techniques with the luminescent magic of glow-in-the-dark paints. Explore different styles, textures, and brushwork, and learn how to incorporate light and shadow to enhance the overall visual impact of your mural.
Explore the basics of resin, learn about mixing ratios & use the tools and techniques to create clock and beach art!
Texture Painting On Canvas - Sat, 1st Jul’23
Use your hands and your creativity and paint an amazing masterpiece on canvas using texture and acrylic paints.
Tote Bag Painting - Sat, 1st Jul’23
Unleash your creativity at an exciting Tote Bag Painting Workshop hosted by the talented Sruthi! Join her for a fun-filled session where you’ll learn to transform a simple tote bag into a personalized work of art. Discover various painting techniques, unleash your imagination and let your artistic flair shine through.
Tie Dye with Nature - Sat, 1st Jul’23
Dive into the world of vibrant colors and sustainable fashion at “Tie Dye with Nature: An Introduction to Natural Dyeing,” an event hosted by the talented Kruthika! Join her for an immersive workshop where you’ll explore the art of dyeing using natural materials sourced from Mother Earth. Discover the beauty and eco-friendliness of natural dyes while creating your unique tie-dye masterpiece. From organic cotton to silk, learn the techniques and secrets of achieving stunning patterns with nature’s own palette. Embrace sustainable practices and add a touch of natural beauty to your wardrobe.
Home Brewing - Sat, 1st Jul’23
Join HumbleBean for a hands-on course on how to brew coffee at home using four popular methods: Pour over, Chemex, French press, and Aeropress. This is for coffee enthusiasts who want to explore the different brewing techniques that can bring out unique flavor profiles and textures from the same coffee beans.
Photography Course - 3 Months - Sat, 1st Jul’23
Join Pradeep Raj in this Photography program planned and designed for anyone interested to be an expert photographer by learning on weekends, where you will be immersed in photography forover in 03 months and 170+ hours. Beginners and hobby photographers not only get to learn how to control exposure, shutter speed, aperture and other settings in different light conditions etc but also learn the nuances in lighting for Portraits, Products, Fashion etc. The advantage of this Weekend photography course is that professional guidance is at your disposal on all the days of the program not only during theory sessions but also during the photowalks and live shoots on these days. One of the greatest pleasures of going to a photography course is that you also get to meet fellow participants who are just as much in love with photography as you are or, perhaps even more.
Rain in Paris Canvas Painting Workshop - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
Bangalore Drawing Room invites you to a fun laid back Art Gathering! Discover the artist in you as you paint your version of “Rain in Paris”. Never painted before? not to worry, you will be guided by an Artist. With no prior painting experience required, this will be a guided session, shedding light on the basic strokes, sketches and techniques and helping you paint, getting in touch with the artist within.
Mini Canvas Painting Workshop - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
Embark on a creative journey with us in this engaging workshop, where we will guide you through the step-by-step process of crafting a stunning landscape acrylic painting on a mini canvas. Discover the joys of painting as you delve into the world of landscapes, learning essential techniques and brushstrokes along the way.
Sip & Paint - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
Enjoy a creative afternoon of painting and socialising along with yum food & drinks where you will create an Acrylic painting on canvas board with step-by-step guidance provided by the artist Tania.
Sustainable art : Abstract Portrait Painting Workshop - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
In today’s fast moving world with ever changing faces, indulge in a workshop with sustainable art materials and learn the art of painting portraits. Over the course of 2 hours, Bhoomika Ananth will cover for tones, techniques and hacks to painting an abstract Portrait where you will paint on the canvas which is handmade from our (Creatibeeti) team, in association with Trash2Cash, Bangalore.
Canvas/Dot Mandala Art Meetup - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
Learn the art form of mandala in a relaxing environment with step by step instructions by the artist Nisha.
Coffee Arches - A Blank Canvas Event - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
Experience our “Coffee Arches”, a texture art workshop by Salony workshop - the intoxicating fusion of coffee and creativity. Unwind while learning texture painting techniques using coffee’s rich hues. Craft elegant arches under our skilled guidance. Discover coffee’s power to evoke beauty and meaning. Find tranquility, connect with your creative spirit. Take home your memento: a story of renewal and imaginative escape to share.
Terrarium Making Workshop - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
Join Saloni for a unique and restorative experience where we take you through the history of terrariums, materials you need, care & maintenance and step by step demo to design your own one-of-a-kind terrarium.
Clay Miniature Keychain & Fridge Magnet Workshop - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
Wouldn’t it be lovely to create miniatures of your favourite food packets, dishes and snacks which are true-to-life and extremely adorable? Then this is the right workshop for you to learn all the intricate details involved in it. Learn the trending art of clay food miniature in the form of Kurkure and Lays keychains & fridge magnets to adorn your premises with.
Macrame Mirror - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
Join at GoNative for a mesmerizing event hosted by Priyanka, where you’ll dive into the world of Macramé Mirror-making! Discover the ancient art of knotting and create a stunning decorative mirror using macramé techniques. Let your creativity soar as you learn various knots and patterns, transforming simple materials into a unique piece of functional art.
Artful Flames Candle Holder Making Workshop - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
Discover the beautiful art of Kolam and immerse yourself in a unique candle holder making experience. In this workshop, learn the history and significance of Kolam art as we guide you through crafting your own Kolam-inspired candle holder. Create stunning designs with intricate patterns.
Hula Hoop Workshop - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
During the workshop, you’ll be introduced to different types of hula hoops and learn which one suits you best. Through engaging demonstrations and hands-on practice, you’ll discover how to maintain momentum, control the hoop, and perform impressive tricks. Our instructor Tejaswini will break down each move, ensuring you grasp the fundamentals while encouraging your creativity to flow.
IndieFlow Sundays – Flow Arts Workshop - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
Embark on a mesmerizing dance journey and experience the magic of Flow Frenzy! Discover the art of Poi spinning, master the mesmerizing moves of Hula Hoop,and unleash your inner warrior with Dapostar. Join at IndieFlow Studio for an unforgettable day filled with exhilarating dance styles that will ignite your passion and leave you in awe. Get ready to move, groove, and let the rhythm guide your every step at this sensational event!
The Art of Bellydance – Bellydance workshop - Tue, 4th Jul’23
Belly dance; also sometimes referred to as Raqs Sharqi is an Arabic expressive and artistic dance that originated in the Middle East. Through belly dance, you can train your muscles like no other activity can do, strengthen your core, develop flexibility and achieve graceful and fluid body movements.
Film & Theater
Gode - Thu, 29th Jun’23
In Form Theater team is experimenting with a wall play based on the short story ‘Le Moor’ (The Wall) by Jean-Paul Sartre, the pioneer of existentialism, which questions the existence of human life. Set in World War II, three young men arrested during the Spanish Civil War are sentenced to be shot. The crux of the play is the tension between the three who face death the whole night and the unexpected twists and turns.
Writing With Fire - Fri, 30th Jun’23
In a cluttered news landscape, dominated by men, emerges India’s only newspaper led by marginalised women. Armed with smartphones, wit and tenacity, chief reporter Meera and her journalists break traditions, be it on the frontlines of India’s biggest issues or within the confines of their homes, redefining what it means to be powerful. Watch how the story unfolds in a special screening of the film Writing With Fire by Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh, where ideas of resilience and sense of community are held together amid chaos and social unrest.
Bhoomija Presents Girish Karnad’s Tughlaq - Fri, 30th Jun’23 & Sat, 1st Jul’23
Girish Karnad’s Tughlaq is one of the greatest plays of Indian theatre. This play, which revolves around an eccentric ruler in Indian history and the events of that time, can never be irrelevant. Political strategies, religious intrigues, religious-political conflicts, and personal relationships are interlocked in the play. This presentation of the play is an attempt to bring it closer to contemporary times, to 2023, both inwardly and externally, inwardly by examining Tughlaq’s personal turmoil, and his relationships, and externally by bringing up contemporary events. It is an attempt to see Tughlaq as an ordinary man rather than as a king, thereby understanding the present in both general and political contexts. At one end there is the king, the king’s stepmother, and his statesman, while at the other end, there is a swindler, a thief, some rich men, and priests. It is also an attempt to understand what impact the orders of the palace have on the population at large.
What are souls? What is their purpose? What is their connection with us? Is the soul the only entity that can bring harmony and peace in a world with so much chaos and mayhem and injustice? Is it time for us to now listen to them and feel their presence, for our own good? Come, let us discover, in this spectacular journey of introspection and conflict through dance, theatre, film.
Chouboli - Sat, 1st Jul’23
Performed in the oral tradition of storytelling, this Hindi adaptation of a folktale (originally written in Rajasthani by Vijaydan Detha) is a funny, satirical take on complexities of human life in its myriad forms. It weaves timeless, lyrical riddles of ethical and philosophical dilemmas, and preferences, in a story within a story format.
No Strings Attached - Mon, 3rd Jul’23
The format of the show is written in the style of a contemporary vaudeville or variety entertainment show. The performance initially starts with the character Hasan, who engages the audience directly in conversation. This interaction initiates the human element of the piece until he is rudely interrupted by his artistic partner. It then descends into chaos as the two characters become a bickering couple. As No Strings Attached suggests, this is the beginning of the breakdown of the fabric of social values. An inability to stay connected with each other on a personal and communal level. We show three different periods of time to reflect those breakdowns. The present as mentioned, the past presents the loggerhead of two opposing cultures, and the piece finally declines into a dystopic future, one in which we view the potential of where Artificial Intelligence could lead us.
Bombay Theatre Group presents Saadat Hasan Manto’s ‘Jaam-e-Shahadat’ by Can & Able Productions. It explores the corruption of human values and morals during the turbulent time of India’s partition when millions of people migrated to Pakistan, not knowing what to expect in this new land. Some profited from the distress while many suffered the consequences of this tragedy.
Fernando and His Grandmother - Wed, 5th Jul’23
This will be an introductory talk on Fernando Pessoa – poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher. The remarkable characteristic of Pessoa was that he donned multiple personalities, and wrote in different and distinctive styles under each identity or heteronym. Latha Reddy has spent a total of nine years in Portugal, spread out over three decades, during her diplomatic career, and speaks Portuguese fluently. She will present a selection of Pessoa’s work which will illustrate his complex personality. This introduction will provide a meaningful prelude to the play “Fernando and his Grandmother “ which will follow the talk. Fernando and his Grandmother is a play based on the life of the well known Portuguese poet, Fernando Pessoa. Inventive and heartwarming, the play is based on the close relationship between Pessoa and his grandmother. It presents the dark themes of mental illness, political censorship and death, with large brushstrokes of humour, offering us a window into the unique and fascinating world of Pessoa and his many heteronyms.
Fun and Games
Play: Circle Games for Adults - Sat, 1st Jul’23
There is a saying - “We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.” It’s true, why should play be attached to a particular age? Fun should not have any limit, so should play too. We adults needs that fun too; play is all about life skills, body, mind, soul and connecting with yourself. Once you connect with yourself, your heart and mind will open to connect with others, too. Ruchika’s Play Factory, aims to bring people (Age 13 plus) together and connect back with their lost inner child; learn ways to keep that child alive to connect with others and life. Be part of it with your family and friends, to enjoy your ‘live in the moment’, moment.
Chess Connect / Bangalore Chess Club - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
Are you tired of playing chess online and looking for a way to play friendly games in person over-the-board? We have you covered. Bangalore Chess Club is here with another Chess Connect. Do you need to be a professional? NO. We have players from all age and rating categories! So book now for some fun-filled chess hours!
Pottery Workshop for Kids at Lahe Lahe - Fri, 30th Jun’23
An Experience not to be missed by your kid, to be in connect with the earth, to play with clay, let’s open their ideation & creativity with the most beautiful art form of pottery.
Puppets & Stories by Talking Turtles - Sat, 1st Jul’23
A story with a sprinkle of magic, a dash of humour, and a problem to resolve told by your puppet friends! What’s the name of that Tree? : A story from the Bantu people, listen to the story of an unlikely hero who is slow but sure of his purpose & a hero in his own right! Let’s follow this story with a hilarious adaptation of the classic The Emperor’s New Clothes! Yet another unlikely hero sets the emperor right!
Dum Dama Dum - Day Pass - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
The Theatre and Reading festival by Atta Galatta that began in 2017 unites two beautiful things in a child’s life, the love for drama and reading . The festival will have plays for children from various renowned theatre groups while on another level they can enter into a world of books from their favourite authors and publishers. The Day Pass includes access to all 4 scheduled plays (11am, 3pm, 4:30pm and 6pm).
Interconnected Tales - Sun, 2nd Jul’23
The stories that we create and share capture the wisdom of our lives and our environments. Over thousands of years, many stories and many different traditions of telling them have evolved and disappeared. One such 400-year-old tradition, on the brink of extinction today, is the Kaavad Katha from Rajasthan that brings together storytelling and visual craft to portray religious, mythological, social and contemporary narratives. Traditionally, the form uses a portable wooden box (also called a kaavad) that serves as a visual aid. Each box holds numerous stories that are brought to life by specialised storytellers. This month’s Stories at MAP series brings Interconnected Tales – a session that explores this unique storytelling tradition with theatre artist Akhshay Gandhi. Through this session, children get introduced to the fundamental principles of this rich tradition, the craft of story building, and its performative aspects. They also get to make and take back their own kaavads!