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Soulful Events - Week 2 July '23

Events for the 2nd week of July '23
Soulful Events - Week 2 July '23

Welcome to another edition of the Soulful Events newsletter! We bring you activities and events that nourish your soul.



Funkatrix - Fri, 7th Jul’23 - Sat, 8th Jul’23

Composer & Guitarist, Vinay Kaushal and Drummer, Shreyas Iyengar shared a dream of writing intense, daring, foot-tapping music that came naturally to them. And thus, in 2018, Funkatrix was born when these two musical geniuses came together to write music that is uniquely their own. The band has toured the country, performing their high energy set at iconic venues, elevating their audience’s adrenaline levels and leaving them screaming for more! Funkatrix is all set to take you on a sonic journey of groovy rhythms, modern jazz influences, and incredible soundscapes. The improvised set also features Varun Venkit on Percussion and Abhinav Kumar on Bass.

Sangamam - A Vocal Concert By T M Krishna - Sat, 8th Jul’23

Sangamam is a collaborative project by SFPI -The Shibulal Family Philanthropic Initiatives with the goal of sharing Indian classical arts with a wider audience. Our first edition was a success and we are excited to continue this journey by having Mr. T.M. Krishna join us for our second edition. Mr. T.M. Krishna is a highly respected artist who has developed some innovative techniques that will absolutely captivate the audience during his performance.

Maalavika Sundar Live - Sat, 8th Jul’23

Experience Malavika Sundar, live in concert at Grand Mercure, Gopalan Mall, Old Madras Road in collaboration with Atta Galatta! Marking a special performance for Namma Bengaluru, Maalavika is here in support of the upcoming Bengaluru Poetry Festival. This captivating concert sets the stage for the Festival to be held on August 5th-6th, at the same venue.

Rudraveena: Dhrupad Concert - Monsoon Special Ragas - Sat, 8th Jul’23

Murali Mohana Gowda , A practitioner of Dagar school of Dhrupad, will be presenting a recital on the Rudraveena. The performance will be focused on exploring Ragas in the Anibaddha format (Improvisation) using Gayaki Ang(Vocal elements). Also, through the performance the artist will be taking you back in time to explore together the elements of ancient Indian music.

Ruhaniyat - Ek Sharaayana Shaam - Sat, 8th Jul’23

Lahe Lahe invites you to be a part of this transformative experience to celebrate the universal themes of love, loss, longing and the human experience that resonate across time and borders. Rediscover the timeless wisdom of legendary poets through their profound literary work and experience Ruhaniyat like never before.

Faasle: Ghazal, Shayari, kuch baatein - Sat, 8th Jul’23

‘Faasle’ has been an integral and consistent theme in Urdu poetry. The pain of losing a beloved. The growing distances between people. The pathos in fissures. ‘Shahi Tukda’ invites you to their second event - Faasle. This time, we intend to take you to those deepest and darkest days of your lives. Let’s celebrate this darkness through music and some original poetry.


Why English? - Thu, 6th Jul’23

This 50 minute One Woman Show has been written, directed, choreographed, produced and performed by Vibhinna Ramdev. She uses a blend of contemporary dance and the spoken word to bring her story to life. She also uses a confessional informal way of speaking to the audience, infused with abstract movement, weaving the story forward with an interesting texture. It is a very personal self expression, drawing from the her real life instances, and personal stories of people that she has interacted with.

The Endless Mind - Fri, 7th Jul’23

The Endless Mind is an abstract dance and musical exploration of Annamacharya’s 15th century metaphysical poem ‘kadal udipi neeradaga…’ (You say you want to bathe when the waves subside/Is there an end to the endless mind?). Choreographed by Aranyani and danced by 6 Vyuti dancers including Aranyani, this 50-minute work depicts the narrative of the poetry through the abstraction and deconstruction within Bharatanatyam.

Asmi - I am - Sun, 9th Jul’23

Come and experience the splendor of the self. The Nrityanidhi style of dance and inspired Sufi songs fabricated around the concept of ‘Aham Brahmasmi’ - I am the Divine. A poignant expedition through emotion, aspiration, and ones’ quest toward the sublime element of the divine. Through mystifying and elevating Sufi music accompanied with the pleasant sound of ‘Ghungroos’ and visually alluring choreographic pieces in creative expression using traditional Kathak, Nrityanidhi promises to take its audience through an inward journey with ‘Sufi Kathak’!

Cultural Activities

Small Town to Big City - Thu, 6th Jul’23

In this conversation with short story writer and publisher, Indira Chandrasekhar, who is also his translator, Dadapeer will discuss individual works in the collection. Through this examination, they hope to bring to the fore the journey of a young Muslim writer from a specific marginalised subgroup, part of the Queer Poets Collective, who has moved from a small village in Bellary district to the growing megapolis of Bangalore.

Mello’s Open Mic and Jamming Session - Thu, 6th Jul’23

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!

Mehfil-e samā (An open mic by Noor House) - Sat, 8th Jul’23

Welcome to Open Mic Night at Go Native, where you’ll witness a gathering of the city’s most talented indie artists. Prepare to be captivated by an evening filled with amazing music that will leave you in awe. Immerse yourself in the immaculate vibes as artists take the stage, showcasing their unique sounds and captivating performances. With multi-genre acts, you’ll experience a diverse range of musical styles, from soulful melodies to energetic rock anthems and everything in between. This Open Mic Night is a celebration of local talent, promising an unforgettable evening of extraordinary performances and a true appreciation for the power of music.

Bookmarks-Lahe Lahe Reading Club - Sat, 8th Jul’23

What are you reading these days? Is there an author or a poet that you have been amazed by recently? Or a book that changed your life. We would love to hear about it. Let’s meet and share the magic of some wordsmiths who not only influenced us but shaped our lives in some way.

Dialogues with Travel (A Moment Captured) - Sat, 8th Jul’23

If you are not traveling outside Bangalore this third Saturday, then travel to Dialogues for this exciting event where you meet fellow travelers, share your adventurous stories, listen to tales about untrodden places and ultimately celebrate wanderlust!!

Slam Dunk Saturdays - Life stories from Sports - Sat, 8th Jul’23

First Drop Theatre presents Slam Dunk Saturdays - a sports based storytelling event where we look at different stories from the world of sport. Join Bejoy at Lahe Lahe who would be narrating a couple of stories on a theme and then open it up for an interactive session with the audience.

Explore the Real Bengaluru - Its Nature and Heritage - Sun, 9th Jul’23

Though you have been living in Bangalore, have you really met the soul of the city? Have you explored and indulged in the beautiful oasis of nature and heritage in the middle of the city’s chaos? Every weekend do you crave for relaxation, meaningful connection but end up packing your days with more things to eat, see and do? To only wonder why am I feeling empty and exhausted. Are you bored of spending weekends in indoor spaces like a mall, theatre or a restaurant? If this strikes a chord - don’t miss the chance to join Shruti Soumya on an Immersive Nature And Heritage Tour!

The Merchants of Happiness - Sun, 9th Jul’23

Bangalore’s 1st ever Child Led Flea Market focuses on encouraging children to bring their Skills, Passion & Art by displaying their Handmade Products, Curated Activities and Creativity to the table. Here you will witness Specially Abled children showcasing their handmade jewellery, 9 year olds selling Tye and Dye products, a 5 year old that Baked with his mother, Pre Loved Toys and Books, a group of 17 kids representing their school, an 11 year old performing, Origami, Craft, Jewellery and so much more! Come witness the magic on when Children run the show at Airlines Hotel, Bangalore!

The Urban Solace Book Lovers’ Club - Sun, 9th Jul’23

The Urban Solace Book Lovers’ Club invites you to their monthly book reading and reviewing meet. This month, the club will be discussing Atonement which is a 2001 British metafictional novel written by Ian McEwan.

Kavitayon Ki Dastak - Sun, 9th Jul’23

Dialogues Cafe brings to you a Sunday full of kavitā and shāyari! If you love writing or just listening to Hindi poetry or couplets of shāyari or lyrical ghazals, we invite you to a poetic sundowner filled with hindi writing and sher-shāyari. Let’s get together for ‘Kavitāyon Ki Dastak’, an open mic or rather an open mehfil to set your mood and make you feel wholesome.

Mahabharata Dialogues - Sun, 9th Jul’23

Embark on a captivating journey into the legendary stories of the Mahabharata. Join Abhilash Purohit for a series of live storytelling sessions that will transport you into the fascinating world of the greatest epic ever written. Immerse yourself in that world and discover the heroic deeds, complex relationships, and moral dilemmas that have enthralled audiences for centuries.

Lahe Lahe Open Mic (Open to all genres) - Sun, 9th Jul’23

In sync with the vibe of the space - Lahe Lahe presents “Lahe Lahe Open Mic”. You get to have a mic, a stage, an audience and 4 minutes each where you can express yourself. Gender no bar, Genre no bar, Language no bar, Age no bar.

Open Mic Bangalore - Sun, 9th Jul’23

You get to have a mic, a stage, an audience and 4 minutes each where you can express yourself. Gender no bar, Genre no bar, Language no bar, Age no bar.

Bending Reality - Magic, Mentalism & Mischief - Sun, 9th Jul’23

With the success of the previous show ‘Bending Reality’, Waseem and Sanjay got Mahesh Naik on board for this combined creative force to curate a blend of magic and mentalism in an interactive form for this show, Bending Reality. Come, live and witness their unique performance in Bending Reality.

My Guru, My Art - Mon, 10th Jul’23

Join at BIC as Vidushi Aditi Kaikini Upadhya and her disciple Priya Purushothaman reflect on the Guru-Shishya tradition within their rich musical parampara. Tracing back to Pandit Bhatkhande, Pandit SN Ratanjankar, and Pandit Dinkar Kaikini, this musical lineage is known for scholarship, composition, and an intentional pedagogical approach. Aditiji will share her thoughts about the nature of taalim and the rigorous training she received from her gurus, Smt Shashikala Kaikini and Pandit Dinkar Kaikini. In dialogue with Priya, she will discuss her shishya’s taalim experience and how this process takes shape in the modern day. Along with conversation and anecdotes, the presentation will showcase special compositions and musical exchanges that highlight the way creative knowledge is transferred in this art form.

Save the Tree, That’s a Wood Nymph You See - Tue, 11th Jul’23

India’s mythmaker and Jnanpith awardee Chandrashekhar Kambar’s work has not only enriched Kannada writing but placed the country on the global literary map. The recent translation of his collection of folk tales and a charming play Pushparani titled When the Wind God Fell Sick and Other Folk Tales opens up new and exciting vistas in children’s literature. The book also highlights urgent environmental concerns like saving trees, conserving forests, and keeping our planet green and clean. It leads young readers, and those young at heart, into fantastical worlds where gods, demons, princesses, sorcerers and common people co-exist. What is more, it makes them feel crucially connected with all the animate and the inanimate realms of Nature. Krishna Manavalli’s English translation (Rupa, 2023) brings the folk sensibility and a vibrant Kannada idiom to young adults from diverse cultures across the world. The evening will feature the writer, translator, and critic on a collective journey of exploration in this folk wonderland.

The Edge of Nutrition Summit by Happiest Health - Tue, 11th Jul’23 & Wed, 12th Jul’23

Get ready for a world-class nutrition experience at “The Edge Of Nutrition” summit! Join health-conscious individuals and experts as they dive into the world of nutrition, exploring how it can prevent diseases, help us manage our weight and stay fit and boost our well-being. Brace yourself for mind-blowing talks by amazing researchers and witness how can you utilize the power of game-changing breakthroughs to change your life.

Open Mic Event - Wed, 12th Jul’23

StoryZone presents “Let It Go” Open mic event where you will be provided with the stage, Mic & Speakers to bring out your creativity in the form of Storytelling, Acting, Poetry, Shayari, Dance, Mime, Stand up comedy, Singing and Musical Performance.

Personal Development & Soul Nourishment

Sound Bath and Guided Meditation - Fri, 7th Jul’23

In the sound bath, Anjali will pair guided meditations with her angel chimes, rattles, rain stick, shaman drum and more to invite inner exploration and a sense of restfulness. In the session, participants will be able to meet themselves at a deeper level, and open up previously unexplored parts of their psyche.

Sound Bath - Sat, 8th Jul’23

Justbe invites you to a healing Sound Bath session providing you with an immersive and relaxing experience with 35+ instruments from across the globe.

Intuitive and Extensive Dance Practices - Sat, 8th Jul’23

Damini invites you to tune into our body and minds with a workshop on intuitive and extensive dance practices. She will share her own practice which revolves around accessible art-making practices, improvisations based on sensations in the body and finding a community through dancing. You will spend time doing repetitive and full body tuning practices, guided exercises, improvisations based on body sensations and describing movements through voice.

Airo Yoga Beginner Workshop - Sat, 8th Jul’23

Airo Yoga is a fresh, new, playful spin on aerial yoga, combining elements from Vinyasa Yoga, Pilates and Acro-Play with a custom-designed swing. Designed for the modern-day Yogi, Airo Yoga is accessible to all levels of fitness and is a fantastic complimentary system to other sports and movement practices. Come and experience the bliss and benefits of yoga in a unique and exciting way.

Natureville Sustainability Fest - Sat, 8th Jul’23

Natureville Holistic Wellness Center brings a fest on Sustainability comprising a day filled with educational workshops with many sustainable brands here to help you make more mindful choices! Don’t miss your chance to learn ways to make this world a better place.

Mid-Career Transition Workshop - Sat, 8th Jul’23

Are you looking for a plan to transition into cross-functional leadership roles? This workshop is for You! Understand how to move into new roles in the midst of your career with a personalized career anchor assessment. Leading industry practitioners will help you put together a plan to go from tactical managerial roles to strategic & cross-functional leadership roles.

Pawga - Sat, 8th Jul’23 & Sun, 9th Jul’23

Unleash your inner zen and join us for a unique and heart-warming experience - Yoga with Rescue Puppies! This event combines the calming and rejuvenating effects of yoga with the joy and playfulness of puppies. Our yoga instructor will guide you through a beginner-friendly yoga class, while adorable rescue puppies roam around and interact with you. Not only will you get a great workout, but you will also have the opportunity to bond with these furry friends and learn about animal rescue and adoption.

Contemporary movement workshop for non-performers - Sat, 8th Jul’23 - Sun, 9th Jul’23

In this 2-hours workshop, Diya Naidu will be sharing physical tools that create increased access to the entire integrated self. You will play, practice, explore, analyse, share, report and investigate together to understand your bodies - breath, muscles, joints, nervous systems, thoughts and feelings, patterns, strengths and fragilities better and to work with and through them in the practice.

Breathwork Circle - Sun, 9th Jul’23

In this workshop, Tanvi will guide you through gentle movements to help you release tension stored in your body. This workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to deepen their connection with themselves, learn mindfulness techniques and cultivate inner peace.

Airo Yoga Workshop - Sun, 9th Jul’23

Airo Yoga is a fresh, new and playful spin on aerial yoga, combining elements from Vinyasa Yoga, Pilates and Acro-Play with a custom-designed swing. Designed for the modern-day Yogi, Airo Yoga is accessible to all levels of fitness, and is a fantastic complimentary system to other sports and movement practices.

Mindtalk Music - Sun, 9th Jul’23

Spend an evening with Mindtalk and enjoy the moving performances by Bangalore-based indie artists, L’nee and Aanchal Bordoloi. Let us also introduce you to your first guided music therapy session, held by a trained professional.

Immersive Drums and Movement - Sun, 9th Jul’23

Step into a world of rhythm and movement at our immersive Drums & Movement Experience workshop in Bangalore! Let the beats of the drums ignite your soul and guide your body in a mesmerizing dance journey. This unique workshop blends the power of percussion with the fluidity of movement, allowing you to express yourself freely and connect with the music on a deeper level.

Understanding Societal Systems

Intersections: Arts, Culture & Technology - Fri, 7th Jul’23

In collaboration with UNESCO, FICCI, Bangalore International Centre, Avid Learning, TeamWorks Art and Art Links Learning, MAP invites you to The Bengaluru Cultural Tracker: Intersections: Arts and Culture, a conference organised as part of the Culture Working Group under India’s G20 Presidency. In this day-long conference, industry experts, policymakers, and cultural practitioners will come together to advance the dialogue on the journey from analog to digital platforms, and on the use of digital technologies for the protection and preservation of cultural heritage. The dialogues and discussions will address key policy issues, challenges and solutions that drive the cultural sector. This will in turn be summed up by UNESCO and presented as a white paper at the forthcoming G-20 Cultural Tracker.

Socialist Futures - Sat, 8th Jul’23

The Essential UR Ananthamurthy is a five-part compendium of select fictional and non-fictional works, poetry, and autobiographical writings from one of India’s most illustrious and outspoken writers. The section ‘Novels’ portrays characters in conflict with tradition, idealism, and modernity in a rapidly changing independent India through excerpts from powerful novels such as Samskara, Bharathipura, Avasthe, and Bhava. ‘Poetry’ presents five evocative poems on the themes of power and politics. ‘Short Stories’ highlights the chief themes that preoccupied Ananthamurthy—the constraints of the traditional order, the cultural dominance of the West, the sinister workings of power, and the creativity of political dissent. ‘Essays and Speeches’ captures the range and depth of Ananthamurthy’s democratic imagination through his writings on cultural identity and literature, community and creativity, linguistic and nationalist politics, and on figures such as Mahatma Gandhi and Ram Manohar Lohia. And, the final section, ‘Memoirs’, gathers Ananthamurthy’s memories of family, friendships, work, and travel from the different phases of his life. The Essential UR Ananthamurthy offers a rich glimpse into the mind of one of modern India’s most profound writers and thinkers and demonstrates why Ananthamurthy’s works will endure for generations to come. The book has been edited by Manu Chakravarthy and Chandan Gowda. The panel discussion will feature NS Gundur, Anjum Hasan, HS Raghavendra Rao, Nithyananda Shetty and the editors of the book. A Q&A with the audience will follow.

Experiments in Public Administration - Sun, 9th Jul’23

In this autobiography, As Good as My Word, KM Chandrasekhar paints an intimate picture of the UPA government during one of its toughest phases and his own, crucial, role in steering India through some of her most severe crises – the Great Recession of 2008, the oilmen’s strike in 2009 and the 26/11 Mumbai attacks – and scams – the 2G Spectrum case and the 2010 Commonwealth Games corruption scandal. The book describes Chandrasekhar’s experiments in public administration, cutting his teeth in trade diplomacy as the Indian ambassador to the World Trade Organization, his excellent working equation with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, his run-ins with some prominent ministers of the time, and his reflections on Indian democracy, economy and defence. The author will be in conversation with Uma Mahadevan and Sudhir Krishnaswamy. A Q&A with the audience will follow.

Art & Craft

Acrylic painting on canvas - Night Sky - Sat, 8th Jul’23

Learn how to paint on canvas using acrylic paint creating a beautiful landscape (night sky) on canvas using acrylic paints.

Window Knife Painting Party - Sat, 8th Jul’23

ArtDelight brings to you knife painting party where people socialize over art. Come, sit, relax, sip and paint. Rejuvenate yourself, paint with fun and do something different on weekend.

Canvas Painting Party - Sat, 8th Jul’23

Unleash your creativity at our Canvas Painting Party facilitated by Shalini Aditya where you will be provided all materials and delicious food and beverages. Take home your masterpiece and enjoy a fun-filled evening with friends. Let your inner artist shine!

Sip and Draw : Bygone Bangalore - Sat, 8th Jul’23

Join Parinitha Konanur for a relaxing sip and draw session where you will paint some beautiful watercolours while sipping on a drink. This session is to create an experience through art, where you get to spend some time with like-minded individuals exchange stories and connect with a community.

Wall as your Canvas - Sat, 8th Jul’23

Over the course of 7 hours, you’ll be able to learn the basics of Wall paintings including the kind of paints to use and unconventional methods to get textures, meet mural artists who will guide you through a session to paint 6 wall panels of a government school, get Polaroids of your painting session, take home memories with other like minded people and the fact you brightened up the world of tiny school kids!

Alcohol Ink Workshop - Sat, 8th Jul’23

You will be introduced to color theory and mixing techniques, tips for keeping all the colors vibrant in spite of dilution, moving the canvas appropriately around to create patterns, understanding how different colors will look when they interact with one another.

Knife Painting Workshop - Sat, 8th Jul’23

In this 3 hour workshop, you are going to explore different techniques, patterns and style using palette knife and create a decor worthy painting with tons of memories!

Sculpture Painting - Sat, 8th Jul’23

In this workshop, you will be guided by Bala Nivetha, a fashion designer turned art educator to create a beautiful Sculpture painting and bring out the artist in you.

Resin Geode - Sat, 8th Jul’23

Join Geode Resin Workshop at Studio Chhavi and dive into the captivating world of creating stunning geode-inspired art pieces with resin. Immerse yourself in this hands-on experience where you’ll learn the techniques, tips, and tricks to craft mesmerizing geode designs that mimic the beauty of natural crystals.

Glass Painting Workshop - Sat, 8th Jul’23

Looking for a new, creative craft? You may want to try glass painting. It is an excellent art form for people of all ages. Glass painting enables you to add texture and color to any kind of glass materials.

Pottery Santé - Sat, 8th Jul’23

This one-day pottery workshop is a hands-on experience that will introduce participants to the basic techniques of creating functional and decorative pottery pieces. The workshop will cover essential pottery-making skills, such as clay preparation, wheel throwing, and hand-building. Participants will learn how to create various forms, including bowls, cups, and plates, and explore decorative techniques such as carving, stamping, and glazing.

Lippan Art Workshop - Sat, 8th Jul’23

Mud and Mirror Work (also known as Lippan Kaam) is a traditional mural craft of Kutch, Gujarat, India. Our instructor will be teaching you how to make a lippan hanging for your home using lippan art technique. Give yourself some me time and try what you always wanted to do. This is the best time to pick your brush again and unleash your creativity. No need to be a born artist or painter. All you need is a bit of enthusiasm and creativity.

Handmade Fabric Jewelry Workshop - Sat, 8th Jul’23

In this workshop, you will learn the art of reusing your fabric into stunning handmade jewelries and the basic elements you need to put together jewelries and create your own jewelries!

Open Terrarium Making Workshop – Succulent - Sat, 8th Jul’23

Calling all nature enthusiasts and DIY lovers! Join Vikash Verma for an immersive Terrarium Workshop and unlock the secrets of creating your own mini-green oasis. Discover the Art of Terrarium-Making by indulging your creativity and learn the fascinating art of crafting your own Terrarium.

Glass Product Making - Beginner’s workshop - Sat, 8th Jul’23

Beginners Workshop on professional glass product making is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive introduction to the art and techniques of creating professional glass based products and art work. Whether you’re a complete beginner or have some basic experience with glass, this workshop will take you on a journey into the fascinating world of glass craftsmanship.

Full Circle - Hula Hoop Workshop with Songbird & Moonflower - Sat, 8th Jul’23

Immerse yourself in the rhythmic flow of Full Circle, a transformative event at the Bangalore Creative Circus. Engage in the mesmerizing hula hoop flow workshop, an open invitation for everyone, irrespective of age or fitness level. Let the hoop’s flow guide your movements, as you become one with the rhythm and the pulse of the dance. You need not have prior experience, newbies are welcome in more love and more light!

Coffee 101: Brew Your Own and Get Certified! - Sat, 8th Jul’23

Ever wondered why and what the different types of brewings are or what the different levels of roasting mean?! Join at SLAY Coffee and you will be taken on an interesting journey: from roasting of beans, to grinding, to brewing methods. Brew your own coffee and be certified as “SLAY Coffee Connoisseur”!

Art and Craft events at StoryZone - Sat, 8th Jul’23 & Sun, 9th Jul’23

StoryZone brings you 2-days of art and craft events facilitated by Nisha Jyoti Sharma where you can enroll for Doodling, Pour Painting, Dot Mandala Art Event, Resin Beach & Clock Art, Zentangle Art, Name Plate Decoupage Art Workshop, Upcycling Decoupage Art Workshop, Coaster Decoupage Art Workshop, Watercolor illustration workshop, Coffee Painting Event, Canvas painting – Beginner level, Canvas Painting Event, Dot Mandala Art Event, Finger Painting Event, Brush pen calligraphy workshop, Lippan Art Event, Tie & Dye Event, Texture Painting Event, Macrame Craft Event and Pour Painting Event and will be guided step by step to bring out the artist within you.

Acrylic Painting Workshop - Sun, 9th Jul’23

This 3 hour workshop is a perfect match for your relaxing weekend. Join Dipali and rejuvenate your creativity while you master painting with Acrylics. You will explore on what colors to use, how to easily blend them together, different strokes to create while painting with brushes and much more in this detailed workshop.

Landscape Painting - Sun, 9th Jul’23

During this hands-on workshop, our experienced artist will guide you through the step-by-step process of creating your own masterpiece. No prior painting experience is required. All materials will be provided, ensuring a hassle-free experience. You only need to bring your enthusiasm and eagerness to explore your artistic side.

Coffee Art: Sip & Paint at Blr Creative Circus - Sun, 9th Jul’23

In this workshop, you will explore this most unique medium, create beautiful textures and hues and learn to make your own masterpiece painting using just coffee - a new planet friendly art form that involves using natural colours instead of its toxic alternatives! So come on over, bring a friend too, it’ll be a relaxing Sunday Funday!

Fluid Art Workshop - Sun, 9th Jul’23

Fluid art workshop is a fun learning experience which let’s you experiment with warm and under tones,let’s you experiment, explore and discover new techniques and gives immensely freedom to enjoy with colors and paints.

Gold Foiling Workshop - Sun, 9th Jul’23

In this workshop, you will learn the unique art technique of gold foiling and create beautiful artworks using it! Reha Jain will guide you to create a design first and subsequently paint it with the use of gold foil. The end result is a mesmerising one and the process in itself is very calming and satisfying and finally you get to carry the beautiful artwork created by you!

Travel Sketching - Sun, 9th Jul’23

If you love to travel, trek and have wanderlust, come along and join in, for this fun and unique Travel sketching Workshop. Here you will learn how to sketch all those amazing places you visit, be it a temple in Bali or a lovely waterfall in Vietnam, be it a café in Europe or even a museum. This is a Kickstarter workshop for newbies who are starting their sketching journey. Bring your travel buddy and join in!!

Resin Clock Workshop - Sun, 9th Jul’23

Resin is a two-part compound that hardens to give a clear and glossy finish. In this workshop, you will learn how to work with the epoxy resin and how to mix colours and techniques for applying and creating designs.

Macrame Plant Hanger – Workshop - Sun, 9th Jul’23

In this workshop, Alpana & Vikash will guide you through the step-by-step process of knotting, starting from the basics and gradually building your skills. You don’t need any prior experience or expertise. By the end of the session, you’ll have a completed Plant Hanger that you can proudly display in your home or gift to a loved one.

Macrame Workshop - Sun, 9th Jul’23

Macrame is the art of knotting threads. Different kind of knots are made to make different patterns and different products. Macrame doesn’t require any kind of tool like needles etc. It can be done using any kind of thread. Give yourself some me time and try something new. This is the best time to unleash your creativity.

Hula Hoop with IndieFlow - Sun, 9th Jul’23

Discover the joy of movement and unleash your inner dancer at our Hula Hoop Workshop! Join IndieFlow for a fun-filled session where you’ll learn the art of hula hooping, master mesmerizing tricks, and explore the rhythm of this vibrant activity. Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience, this workshop is perfect for all skill levels. Come twirl, spin, and experience the thrill of hula hooping while connecting with a community of hoop enthusiasts. Get ready to embrace the flow and let the hoop become an extension of your body!

Dhrupad Workshop - Sun, 9th Jul’23

The workshop aims at introducing the basic concepts and techniques of Dhrupad. By the end of the workshop, you would have the conceptual and experiential understanding of Dhrupad and Indian music in general. It will be an interactive session that includes exercises and demonstrations. The topics covered are, a) Understanding the basic differences between Dhrupad and others forms of Indian Classical music, b) Origin of Dhrupad, c) How to get started with basic exercises, d) understanding the concept of Ragas, e) compositions.

Eggless Master Class - Mon, 10th Jul’23 - Fri, 14th Jul’23

In this 5-days workshop by APCA, you will be learning Eggless Baking including Recipes, Chef Apron and Ingredients. The academy uses cutting-edge technology, mixed with ingenious techniques, specifically designed to teach the art, science, and techniques of creating good food and methods needed to excel in the food industry.

Film & Theater

A Goddess Dream - Fri, 7th Jul’23

Infusing the spiritual in everyday activity has been at the core of many schools of Indic thought. But even as one attempts to travel inward, the outer world and its chaos can be dominating. How does a woman navigate these apparently contrasting worlds? Should she ask the women of the past or those that stand around her today? Should she question the Gods or ask her Goddess? Who, What and Where is her Goddess? Manoeuvring through the worlds of real and fictitious women, in questions that you or I would ask of these women are questions that we must answer ourselves. Everytime, one circles back to the very beginning, finding a newer perspective. A Goddess’ Dream is that space of awakening for each one of us.

Of the Book and Other Stories - Fri, 7th Jul’23

Of the Book and Other Stories documents insights from some of the lives Seagull has touched over the last four decades: Romila Thapar, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Ravish Kumar, Anjum Katyal, Urvashi Butalia, Rick Simonson, Peter Maravelis, Alice Attie, Namita Gokhale, Siddharth Basu, Sanjoy Roy, Sumit Lai Roy, Katy Lai Roy, Samik Bandyopadhyay and Jeff Deutsch among others. Also featuring interviews with the Seagull team, especially Naveen Kishore who shares fragments of his extraordinary journey from theatre-lighting designer to publisher, the film explores how Seagull Books remains proudly at home in Calcutta but is truly a publisher for and of the world.

Chavundaraya - Fri, 7th Jul’23

Chavundaraya is a historical play. Chavundaraya Maharaja was a commander, chief minister, loyal friend of Marasimha. The one who led life believing that ideal life is greater than power.

Kannada Play ‘Suddenaag Sathodre?!’ - Sat, 8th Jul’23

Every Human is chained to a commitment and is busy working towards it. Some are ready to sacrifice anything over money and some are tired of earning and have no zeal for happiness. If this beautiful journey of life is just meant to earn or follow the mechanical schedule or grieve over the past , what is the point in living such a life? To support this state of mind as the ‘Ideal’ one , we find some people very positive, relaxed, happy, ever smiling… how can that be possible? This clearly proves that it is the state of mind that matters and not the situation which brings him down. This play ‘Suddenaag Sathodre?!’’ written and directed by Shylesh Kumar MM deals with this issue. This play enlightens the audience with its message and mainly serves the tonic of laughter to them.

4 Play - Sat, 8th Jul’23 & Sun, 9th Jul’23

Ever thought of wacky “What if’s” when you’re in the shower or sitting in an exam hall, bored and out of answers? What if Shakespeare rewrote his works? What if aliens walk amongst us and are spreading false information? What if the Internet is an actual circus, putting on a grand show every day? What if we can hear each other’s thoughts all the time? The human tendency to think of extraordinary “what ifs” is our way of escaping the mundane. So join Mirrorz Theatre in our anthology of 4 plays that explore a “What if”… and see how we plan to take it a little too far.

Fun and Games

Board Games at StoryZone - Sun, 9th Jul’23

In Board Games Meetup, you will be playing a variety of board games ranging from simple ones like scrabble & UNO to moderate ones like Dice City & 7 Wonders to complex ones like Merchants & Marauders. The games played will be based on the participants’ interests and overall game-day vibes! All you need to do is show up!

With Kids

Paint Bar - Coffee Painting And Brewing Workshop - Sat, 8th Jul’23 & Wed, 12th Jul’23

Hey there! Looking to do something super fun and new on weekends? Come by and paint with us at Paint Bar! With step by step instructions and all materials provided, we make it easy for you to paint, even if you have never painted before!

Open Mic - Kids Got Talent - Sun, 9th Jul’23

Is your child a budding star in the making? Do they love to sing, dance, tell stories or act? Then it’s time to let their talent shine at our upcoming event, “Kids Got Talent”! Our talent show is open to kids aged between 5-13 and offers a platform for them to showcase their skills in music, dance, story-telling, and theatre. But that’s not all! All kid performers will receive a free professional video of their performance, so they can cherish their special moment forever.