Welcome to another edition of the Soulful Events newsletter! We bring you activities and events that nourish your soul.
Echoes of Earth Presents: The Cinematic Orchestra - Fri, 14th Apr’23
A one-day affair offering the unparalleled experience of Echoes. The festival aims at highlighting the local ecosystems and focusing on the successful conservation stories & the eco warriors leading the same. The Cinematic Orchestra creates a unique blend of jazz, classical, electronic, and film score music. They are known for their emotive compositions, often featuring live orchestration and vocals.
Rehmat-e-Nusrat - Fri, 14th Apr’23 - Sat, 15th Apr’23
Formed by lead vocalist & harmonium virtuoso Sarvjeet Tamta, Rehmat-e-Nusrat brings a fresh new perspective to the timeless tradition of qawwali music. These young musicians perform original compositions and qawwalis, Sufiyana kalaams by great poets, and Kabir bhajans.
Unmukt - Sat, 15th Apr’23
Unmukt is a “tatsam” word which means ‘Free’. It defines the way we perceive music. We are not bound to any genre; we look at music as a very diverse tool to express ourselves. Our performances have been mostly around Bollywood, indie-pop, folk and fusion music but we are always excited to explore more.
Hazratganj : Ghazal, Shayari, kuch baatein - Sat, 15th Apr’23
Let us take you on a stroll down simpler years in old streets when love wasn’t a commodity and time ran slow. For this, ‘Shahi Tukda’ is filled with the sweetness of nostalgia.
Shanti People Live In Concert - Sat, 15th Apr’23
Shanti People is a music band that mix EDM (electronic dance music) with Vedic Mantras. A fusion of ancient Mantras and contemporary electronic sound does attract a lot of very different people around the world.
Marma - Sat, 15th Apr’23
MARMA is a multi-lingual and multi-generic confluence of devotional, spiritual and philosophical poetry of Bhakti and Sufi saints of the Indian subcontinent presented in the style of Contemporary fusion. The compositions cover a wide range of poets such as Kabir, Purandaradasa, Andal, Sadashiva Brahmendra, Meerabai, Warkari poets and so on.
O Rangrez- Calling the Beloved - Sun, 16th Apr’23
‘O Rangreez’ - Calling the Beloved… is a soulful Intimate Slow Concert presented by Ekta Gatherings in collaboration with Lahe Lahe. Artist Joy Hanson will be performing soulful hindi songs, in his mesmerizing voice to take you into the journey of seeking the beloved.
Jugalbandi: The Crossing - Wed, 19th Apr’23
Discover the unique soundscapes when Mediterranean jazz jams with Indian Classical to create soulful symphonies of world music. From the melodies of ragas to the foot-tapping electric piano bass, this musical extravaganza promises to take you on a sonic journey like never before.
Meet Me in The Middle & Creature - Fri, 14th Apr’23
“Creature” shows us the kinship between the contemporary dance language and the archaic exoticism of folk dances. The result is a surprising piece, crazy with energy, virile, yet with self-deprecating humour, and improbable costumes like a Dadaist cabaret.
Meet Me in The Middle & Jinx 103 - Sat, 15th Apr’23
From the roots of rituals is born a dance for two men. A face-off, non-confrontational, but explorational quest for the possibility of simultaneous movement. The gesture of the ritual orbits in a way, even to allow for a drop of humor.
Odissi Enchantment - Sun, 16th Apr’23
Audiences will witness the splendour of Odissi dance when the noted Odissi dancer from Bengaluru, Madhulita Mohapatra & her acclaimed troupe, Nrityantar Dance Ensemble will bring to stage the magical beauty of the dance form as they present their two exciting dance productions.
Mehfil-e-sama (An open mic) - Fri, 14th Apr’23
Noor is a community for independent artists. Open mics with Lahe Lahe is our space to experiment with music, give budding artists a platform to perform and give the audience a new, redefined music experience.
Mahabharata Dialogues - Sat, 15th Apr’23
Embark on a captivating journey into the legendary stories of the Mahabharata. Join Dialogues Cafe for a series of live storytelling sessions that will transport you into the fascinating world of the greatest epic ever written.
Stories from the Mahabharata - Sat, 15th Apr’23
What is found here may be found elsewhere, but what is not found here cannot be found elsewhere." Few stories in the world are as intriguing as the Mahabharata, with its numerous plots and subplots and characters having strengths and flaws in equal measure. ‘Stories from the Mahabharata’ is an endeavor by Aparna Jaishankar to recreate an interest in this epic.
Stories at Sunset - Storytime for Adults - Sat, 15th Apr’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.
Dialogues with Books - Sat, 15th Apr’23
Join us for our book club meetup at Dialogues Cafe. Bring along your favorite book, the book you are currently reading, or any book that had an impact on you. Share your experience reading the book with fellow bibliophiles and participate in winding and fun discussions around the joy of reading. Do all this while sipping on coffee/tea or having a hot tasty snack from our cafe!
Tu Aur Tere Gaane - Sat, 15th Apr’23
Join us at Atta Galatta for “Tu Aur Tere Gaane” - an open mic event for singer-songwriters! Organized by Soapbox Events, our space is a safe and non-judgmental place for artists to bring their art to life and touch people through their work.
Choral Voices - Sat, 15th Apr’23
A panel of scholars and musicians will engage in a discussion with author Sebanti Chatterjee on her recent book, Choral Voices: Ethnographic Imaginations of Sound and Sacrality (published by Bloomsbury Academ. The book uses the lens of sound and musical practices to tell the stories of two Christian communities in Goa and Meghalaya and introduces voice and genre as social objects. Given the imperial pasts of both regions, the book inquires how indigenous and cosmopolitan forces shape the sacred music repositories and their manifestations.
Lotus Biscoff Cheesecake by The Yellow Pumpkin - Sat, 15th Apr’23
Learn this amazing looking and equally good in taste no baked & eggless Lotus Biscoff Cheesecake this Saturday. Let’s Learn, Eat & Have Some Fun this weekend.
Mehfil by Young Minds Publishing House - Sun, 16th Apr’23
Kavi Sammelan and Mushaira are two popular poetry recitation events which will be covered in this leg. At Kavi Sammelan, poets recite their own poetry on themes such as love and social issues, while Mushaira features Urdu poets reciting in the Sher-o-Shayari format.
Fursat Poetry and Storytelling Show Bangalore - Sun, 16th Apr’23
The Soultalk Literature Society and CurlyVibe, a Creators Community is coming with their first event in Bangalore for Literature lovers with Name “Fursat- Poetry and Storytelling Show” Bangalore Edition. In this event you will see the Beautiful Colors of Shayari, Geet, Ghazal and many other forms of Literature.
Live Laugh and French - Sun, 16th Apr’23
Bonjour! Francophone or not. Over the course of these meetings, firstly, we will navigate your introductions, then tackle a few basic phrases, learn a song, and top it up with discussions about the Francophone culture, few of the many ingredients to create an all encompassing French experience. Join in for some fun and light hearted conversations in and about French.
Oral Storytelling Meetup for Adults : BSS - Sun, 16th Apr’23
The meetup by BSS aims to revive the Oral Storytelling culture among the adults. Its one of longest running meetups in the world and in India.
Listeners Circle - Tell Your Story - Sun, 16th Apr’23
Listeners Circle is an initiative to facilitate listening without judgment, hence giving a safe space for anyone to speak their heart out without the fear of judgment.
Personal Development & Soul Nourishment
Flow Beyond | Yoga Workshop with Pranay - Fri, 14th Apr’23
An intro to Asana, Pranayama, Dhyana (meditation) and more - in a way that you have probably not experienced before. Explore infinity as we flow beyond the perceived limitations of our minds and bodies, with our breath guiding us all along. The workshop will be set in a beautiful, picturesque landscape in the gardens of The Courtyard Community. Join in as we move, groove and experience true bliss.
Reiki Level 1 - Fri, 14th Apr’23 - Sat, 15th Apr’23
Reiki, a Japanese word for ‘Universal Life Force’, is the vital energy that flows through all of us. This healing modality found by Usui Shiki Ryoho, uses the technique of vibrational energy transfer to melt the blocks within our physical, emotional, mental and auric levels. Being a holistic healing system, it can gently guide us to follow our paths with ease and clarity.
Conscious Communication Workshop - Sat, 15th Apr’23
Come join us at Lahe Lahe for this 2-hour introductory workshop where you will get a taste of what life could be like with ‘Conscious Communication’. Conscious Communication is a toolkit that helps you be more self-aware, empathic, and have more capacity to express yourself and your desires. It can be a game-changer for your life.
Active States : Dance Workshop - Sat, 15th Apr’23
Active States is a dance workshop for people with all backgrounds. In the workshop, we will explore improvisational tools to help get us moving. We will then access simple movement exercises adapted for the people in the room. The workshop will culminate in a layered and rhythmic movement phrase that we will learn and dance together.
Art, Body & Soul - Community Healing Space - Sat, 15th Apr’23 10am & Sun, 16th Apr’23 10am
ABS is a community space curated for all individuals above the age of 12, to come share your story with us by diving into different forms of arts. The workshop involves storytelling with movement, visual art exploration and bringing the words from our heart to the paper. All this in the presence of a community that intends to create a holistic space for all of us to feel safe and strong in our own skin.
Mental Health - Sat, 15th Apr’23
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make healthy choices. In this session, we will understand the tools and techniques on how to maintain Mental health and well-being. Join us for an informative and experiential learning.
Act One - 1-Weekend Theatre Workshop - Sat, 15th Apr’23 - Sun, 16th Apr’23
Tahatto’s Act One is a 1-weekend introductory theatre workshop that’s designed around theatre exercises & activities to let individuals get the first-hand experience of theatre. Whether it is to enhance your awareness and confidence as a public speaker, presenter or performer, this workshop is focused on getting you started, and on the floors.
Limitless - Sun, 16th Apr’23
Limitless is an amazing family entertainment experience along with a mixture of Shocking illusions, fantastic comedy and fascinating mental magic, the show that aims to showcase great illusion tricks crafted only for Bengalurians by internationally renowned German Mentalist and Master of Illusion, Nicolai Friedrich.
Awaken BLR Sundays @ Cubbon | Breathwork, Yoga, Arts, Sound - Sun, 16th Apr’23
Breathe in fresh summer air as we practice the powerful PRANA KRIYA Breathwork along with SOUND Healing Meditation. 1. Pranayama Breathwork 2. Meditation Kriya 3. Mantra & Mudra 4. Chakra balancing with Sound bowls + Gong.
Understanding Societal Systems
House of the People - Fri, 14th Apr’23
While there is overwhelming support for democracy in India and voter turnout is higher than in many Western democracies, there are low levels of trust in political parties and elected representatives. House of the People: Parliament and the Making of Indian Democracy, written by Ronojoy Sen, looks beyond Indian elections, which has increasingly occupied analysts and commentators, and focuses on the Lok Sabha. The book examines two broad questions: Is the Indian Parliament, which has the unenviable task of representing a diverse nation of a billion-plus people, working, if not in an exemplary manner, at least reasonably well, to articulate the diverse demands of the electorate and translate them into legislation and policy?
A Gardener and a Gentleman: Rao Bahadur HC Javaraya - Fri, 14th Apr’23
This programme features a screening of a documentary film and a discussion of a biographical book on the illustrious life and career of Rao Bahadur HC Javaraya (1889-1946), the first Indian Superintendent of Lalbagh Botanical Garden and the first Indian Director of Horticulture in the princely state of Mysore. The book, titled A Gardener and a Gentleman by noted historian Meera Iyer, and the film, by Ganesh Shankar Raj, outline Javaraya’s vital and lasting contributions to the city of Bangalore, to the erstwhile state of Mysore, and indeed, to the country.
Can Western Classical Music Be Decolonised? - Mon, 17th Apr’23
For almost a decade, institutions in the West have tried to understand, question and mitigate their roles, whether explicit or implicit, in the West’s history of colonisation and its legacies. Thus, universities, museums, and theatres have attempted to ‘decolonize’ their curricula, exhibitions and programmes to varying degrees of success and public censure. In the case of Western classical music, this has usually resulted in research and performances that reach beyond the mainstream canon, and embrace hitherto sidelined musicians affected by colonisation and its aftermath. However, assuming that indigenous culture should be preeminent, few attempts have been made to consider how Western music might be decolonised in post-colonial societies. In this groundbreaking lecture, Karl Lutchmayer poses that very question with specific reference to India, and proposes ethical and exciting solutions to this important 21st-century quandary.
Art & Craft
ArtDelight invites you for a painting workshop on floral texture and acrylic. Whether you are amateur, first time painter, non painter or any art enthusiast, everything is told step by step while having fun and you take your own made masterpiece.
Macrame Workshop - Sat, 15th Apr’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.
Acrylic Painting (classic) Workshop - Sat, 15th Apr’23
Learn how to recreate a classic on canvas using acrylic paints and take home a beautiful abstract art & loads of memories and pictures.
Sip & Paint - Sat, 15th Apr’23
Celebrate this World’s Art Day with a fun painting workshop and together we paint a “Bonfire by the Lake”.
World Art Day – Sip n’ Paint - Sat, 15th Apr’23
Come celebrate World Art Day with Susan Halfhide at Seven Rivers, Taj MG Road Bangalore! With a premium poolside experience, fresh craft beers and delectable bites, unwind yourself to a therapeutic session with your brush & strokes.
What To Expect: All the materials will be provided at the venue, explore the basics of resin, learn about mixing ratios and use the tools and techniques to create resin clock and beach art.
Shadow Box Miniature Workshop - Sun, 16th Apr’23
Miniature art is a very old art technique of creating small paintings, sculptures etc from medieval age. Artists use paper, clay, marble, wooden sticks etc to make their art pieces. In this workshop brought to you by ArtDelight Group, we will be illustrating room miniature.
Canvas/Dot Mandala Art Meetup - Sun, 16th Apr’23
Learn the art form of Mandala with guidance from the artist in a relaxed environment.
Wall as your Canvas - Sun, 16th Apr’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, get Polaroids of your painting session and take home memories with other like minded people, and the fact that you made the world that much brighter.
Film & Theater
All That Breathes - Thu, 13th Apr’23
In this film, one of the world’s most populated cities, two brothers — Nadeem and Saud — devote their lives to the quixotic effort of protecting the black kite, a majestic bird of prey essential to the ecosystem of New Delhi that has been falling from the sky at alarming rates. Amid environmental toxicity and social unrest, the ‘kite brothers’ spend day and night caring for the creatures in their makeshift avian basement hospital.
Mohabbat Zindabad - The Jai Singh Show - Sat, 15th Apr’23
A story about the artist’s life experiences spanning over a decade. A story of Mohabbat, of brothers, of friends, of parents and even grandparents. The show will feel like a warm hug one moment and a ton of bricks in the next; a complete roller coaster of emotions.
Fun and Games
Good Ol’ Games Night - Sat, 15th Apr’23
Good 'ol Game Night brings back your favourite house party games to a unique setting where there can be only one winner. Visit your childhood days where we play multiple house party games but with Twists. Compete with the group to reach the top of the score board and win a special prize.
Explore with TROY - Thu, 13th Apr’23 - Fri, 14th Apr’23
Welcome to Troy Workshop! Our workshop is designed to provide a fun and engaging learning experience for children. We offer five different themes that cater to the interests and skills of children, ensuring that they will have a great time while also learning new things. Here are our five themes: Ancient Egypt, Railway station, Airport, Castle, Farm house.
Baking Workshop for Children - Fri, 14th Apr’23 - Sun, 16th Apr’23
In this 3-day workshop, learn hands-on techniques that can be applied in any recipe in your home oven in a relaxed and fun way on a lovely rooftop baking studio and discover the joys of baking a variety of goods.
Chouboli- A Modern Folk Epic - Sat, 15th Apr’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. It takes on patriarchy and masculinity and celebrates femininity and female bonding with its eclectic mix of fantasy and realism, magic and logic, and fact and fiction!
Build With Troy - Sat, 15th Apr’23 - Sun, 16th Apr’23
Block play is also a great way to encourage movement and physical activity. Children can use their whole body as they build and manipulate the blocks, developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination in the process.
Kukdukoo Fest - Bengaluru - Sat, 15th Apr’23 - Sun, 16th Apr’23
The Bengaluru edition of Kukdukoo Fest is a 2-day family festival that brings children & their parents, artists, and educators together for the larger-than-life literature, visual, and performing art experience at one place.
Mouthful of Stories - Sat, 15th Apr’23
On a beautiful Saturday evening let’s get on to a Story Carpet with Vikram Sridhar and travel on a 60 minute journey across India through stories of food, people, animals, birds and trees. With stories ranging from folktales, history and oral narratives, when the carpet lands back at the Bangalore International Centre, the children will be left with loads of laughter, smiles, and happiness.
Colours with Radha Krishna - Sun, 16th Apr’23
Atta Galatta and AdiDev Press invite you and your child to the book launch event for Colours with Radha Krishna, a bilingual book in Hindi and English for young readers. With storytelling, art and music on the cards, it promises to be a fun evening for all!
The Singing and Ringing Tree - Sun, 16th Apr’23
A Fairy Tale of true love, caring & sharing! A story that brings to you, a gamut of emotions, enchanting characters, lovely landscapes and soulful music in a magic land.
Summer playdate by The LooRoo Club - Sun, 16th Apr’23
The LooRoo Club is bringing its suitcase of leaves, flowers, twigs, seed pods and nature play over to The Mello Experience Centre at HSR this Sunday! Drawing inspiration from our nostalgic childhood memories of summer vacations, this event will feature engaging storytelling, hands-on messy play, and opportunities to create nature-inspired art. It’s the perfect opportunity to relive some fond memories and make some new ones with your children.
6-days Summer Camp by Art Commune Bengaluru in collaboration with Bangalore Creative Circus - Mon, 17th Apr’23 - Sat, 22nd Apr’23
The course is designed to facilitate the overall development of the child with lots of fun activities and experiential learning which will focus on both their left and right brain and involving both mind and body. 6-day summer camp culminates with a ceremony by awarding the certificates to all the participants and also showcasing their creative learnings during the summer camp.
A fun summer Camp - Sunny side up (Bangalore) - Mon, 17th Apr’23 (3 or 5 weeks at Multiple Venues)
Presenting Sunny Side Up – an exciting age-appropriate fun summer camp program, designed to spark a love of science, art, music, and dance in young minds through hands-on exploration, adventure, and discovery.
The Summer Nook - Mon, 17th Apr’23 - Wed, 31st May’23
It’s a six-week program that gets children to explore, create, and make things in a fun and exciting setting. At the Nook, children will have the opportunity to connect with others, ground themselves in their surroundings, and share what matters to them most.
Did you enjoy any event you visited last week? Or is there an event you wished to have been included in the newletter? Leave a comment to let us know.