Welcome to another edition of the Soulful Events newsletter! We bring you activities and events that nourish your soul.
Boulders - Thu, 22nd Jun’23
An evening of songs written by renowned pedagogue, poet and writer Kotiganahalli Ramaiah, whose words push us to look beyond the official written word. The songs trace cultural and political land-marks from everyday experience of common folk, inviting the listener to be in touch with the spirit of the landscape.
Teri Deewani - Sun, 25th Jun’23
‘Teri Deewani’ is an intimate concert about those songs that we used to love the most but have forgotten as time passed. Ekta’s Gatherings have curated a handpicked list from some bollywood hits from early 2000 and have it performed by the most talented people starting from Joy Hanson Lobo on Vocals, Sameer on Drums, Victor Logi on Keys And Piyush Chhetri on Electric Guitar. Come, spend a cozy Sunday concert at the lovely Lahe Lahe.
Accordion Songbook - Mon, 26th Jun’23
In this solo concert, accordianist Paul Zaba will present a blend of Polish, American and Irish folk music. Later in the set, European contemporary music will be brought to the fore, with pieces and songs from Irish contemporary composer Andrew Hamilton, a piece by Anglo-French experimentalist Louis d’Heudieres, music by Paul himself, and many more surprises.
Explorations on Violin - Wed, 28th Jun’23
The Concert will be interspersed with inputs from Pt. Praveen Sheolikar about the history of violin in Hindustani Classical Music and its progressive developments. He will discuss the characteristics of Tantrakari (with a focus on layakari and taal-samvaad) and Gayaki (with a focus on Khatka, Murki, Gamakand Meend) styles of playing violin. He will also explain the patterns of tuning and techniques of fingering and bowing in the two styles.
Margam : Celebrating the Divine Feminine - Sat, 24th Jun’23
A solo Bharatanatyam Margam celebrating the divine feminine. A bouquet of some traditional & original compositions, that explore the idea of Devi as Sarvagnyam (the omnipresent). The Margam explores these hues through invoking primordial energies and celebrating Shakti as Meenakshi, Radha and Kali. Opening with an ode to Kalabhairava exploring the paradox of Ghora and Aghora, the Margam concludes with a battle of the forever body & mind metaphorically as Mahamaya slays the Mahisha within us. The Margam is a humble attempt to celebrate the divine feminine within us.
Taala Tamate - Dance Drama by Dayanand Akhilesh & Beru Foundation - Sat, 24th Jun’23
What if an instrument could actually talk to you? By pushing the boundaries between stage and space, and exploring the hierarchies of performance and people. “Taala Tamate” is based on an instrument called the Tamate (also known as Parai), one of the oldest instruments in India. Despite its rich history, this instrument has long been looked down upon and given a lower place in the hierarchical structure of music and art. As performing artists, we wish to bring this instrument into the spotlight and showcase its beauty, essence, potential, as well as the depth of its art and histories.
Stories at Sunset - Storytime for Adults - Thu, 22nd Jun’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.
Join Mello team for an unforgettable evening of creativity and self-expression at our Wednesday 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!
Love Stories for Adults : As the Sunsets - Fri, 23rd Jun’23
Time travel into a space where love existed in realms that is not defined by today’s dictionary. From folklore to mythology to tales hidden in oral literature the performance shall travel into the lesser known but strongly depicted ‘love’ in our heritage from architecture to performances to paintings to folk songs peppered with emotions garnished with prose and poetry.
A Conversation With Flow - Fri, 23rd Jun’23
Immerse yourself in an extraordinary experience with Songbird and Moonflower, as the ethereal melodies of Songbird harmonize with the elegant dance of Moonflower’s hula hoop, creating a symphony of sight and sound that will leave you spellbound.
Walkthrough by Indu Antony - Fri, 23rd Jun’23
Join the artist at MAP as she gives a guided tour of the exhibition, highlighting the stories exchanged, relationships forged and the collaborative, community-rooted process behind the evocative pieces on display at the exhibition. Feel free to jump in with your questions, thoughts and reflections during the interactive walkthrough with Indu Antony!
The Churn and Churning of the Word - Fri, 23rd Jun’23
In this session, Deepa and Madhav will discuss Da Ra Bendre and his place in Kannada and world literature. They will explore his multifaceted personality, the phenomenon of Ambikatanayadatta (the poetic shakti) and, of course, Bendre’s heaven-touched poetry. A Q&A with the audience will follow the discussion.
Mehfil-e sama - Sat, 24th Jun’23
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.
Dialogues Poetry Mic Koramangala - Sat, 24th Jun’23
Whether you like listening, reading or performing poems or short stories, be ready to be entertained. Dialogues Cafe are on a journey to create safe spaces for the writers in town — to share their writing with like-minded people and become part of our community. You can hold us accountable for making you have a good time!
Music & Poetry Open Mic - Sat, 24th Jun’23
Looking for a platform for your first foray into the world of music or poetry performances but worried you might break a string, lose your voice or present to a crowd who barely knows you? Better to know what it’s like to find yourself nervous unready at this stage than on one that takes a lot more organization to reach. At our open mic we encourage the musically talented or those penning their own poems to come forward and take on the spotlight try your piece and have it heard by a fresh pair of ears.
Soul Jams Anniversary Edition - Sat, 24th Jun’23
Soul jams is an event that celebrates your creative expression from your soul. We want you to be yourself, and be with friends and fellow musicians. Come and play on our stage with no fear of being judged. Bring your 6-string or guitar, drum set or djembe, microphone, and sing or rap - Or just hang out and listen to amazing performers.
Mic and Pride (Open Mic) - Sat, 24th Jun’23
Welcome to “Mic and Pride,” an extraordinary open mic event that celebrates the vibrant and diverse LGBTQ+ community while embracing the powerful message that “Love is Love.” This exhilarating gathering of talent and unity is dedicated to amplifying queer voices, fostering inclusivity and spreading love and acceptance. Whether you’re a seasoned performer or someone attending an open mic event for the first time, Mic and Pride promises an evening filled with joy, empowerment, and unforgettable moments. So join us for a night that resonates with love, celebration, and the unequivocal message that Love is Love.
Word Wings by SFTE Lit World - Sat, 24th Jun’23
Join Shivam Vig and Swati for an introduction to Fernando Pessoa and his life and work, followed by a reading of some of his writing and then the rehearsed reading of an extract from the play.
Land, Lakes and Lores : Bengaluru Storytelling Festival - Sat, 24th Jun’23
Bengaluru - a city known to be many centuries old. What stories has this city seen? What stories of this city have we experienced? Welcome to Land, Lakes and Lores. Tales of Bengaluru that shaped the city will be shared by a motley group of an archeologist, author, actor, educator and lake warrior - all through the lovely art of oral storytelling. Like the stories and this beautiful city, Land, Lakes and Lores is open to people of all ages.
Musicathon: Bangalore - Sat, 24th Jun’23
Musicathon is a unique festival that celebrates the beauty of music and the great outdoors. It is a collaborative effort between the local community, independent musicians, and a group of passionate individuals who share a love for music and nature. The festival originated in the midst of majestic mountains, and now the magic is here in Bangalore.
Homeward Bound - Sat, 24th Jun’23
Kaleidoscope presents Homeward Bound where you will be taken back to simpler days when ignorance was bliss. Roam around that courtyard where you grew up. Find those lost jigsaw pieces of the puzzle you have become. Sing those same old songs with them.
Let’s talk Travel (Travel Meetup) - Sat, 24th Jun’23
If you belong to the community of travel freaks who believe that wherever you go, it becomes a part of you and can’t stop raving about your last journey - Lahe Lahe invites you for a meet up, relive those memories and exchange stories.
Frame it for Life @ Urban Solace - Sat, 24th Jun’23 & Sun, 25th Jun’23
Bangalore’s First Pet Friendly Café invites you to a scrumptious breakfast, lunch or dinner! Treat yourself to Great Food and Great Wine and take home a signature photo frame for a special photograph with your four legged family member and then “Framing it for Life”.
The Urban Solace Weekend Breakfast Celebration - Sat, 24th Jun’23 & Sun, 25th Jun’23
The Urban Solace Breakfast Platter is an experience in English Breakfast complete with a juice, eggs of your choice, chicken sausages, baked beans with bread, butter and jam. Taking you back in time; as you enjoy the spectacular view of Ulsoor Lake and indulge yourself in the goodness of a healthy breakfast meal.
Mahabharatha Dialogues - Sun, 25th Jun’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. Immerse yourself in that world and discover the heroic deeds, complex relationships, and moral dilemmas that have enthralled audiences for centuries.
Mouthful of Stories - Sun, 25th Jun’23
Join Vikram Sridhar on a delightful journey as we hop onto the Story Carpet! Immerse yourself in a 60-minute adventure, exploring fascinating tales of food, people, animals, birds, and trees. From folktales to mythology, from history to oral narratives, get ready to be captivated at Ranga Shankara. When the carpet touches down, both you and your kids will be filled with joy, smiles, and happiness.
Zabaani Daani - Sun, 25th Jun’23
Urdu has been an enigmatic language for many people since years, both because of its beauty and its reputation in Ghazal world. Amit Joshi will discuss various nuances of Urdu language and it’s exemplary use in Poetry, through the great sher-o-shayari and nazms of someone the greatest urdu poets/Writers. You can expect to develop a better understanding through simple hindi/English translations, while listening to the delectable sound of urdu by Amit Joshi.
Speaking Souls – Bengaluru Open Mic - Sun, 25th Jun’23
Come join us for Speaking Souls Open Mic in Bengaluru this June! We welcome all artists, regardless of language, theme, or genre, to share their talents with us. Each performing slot is five minutes, giving you plenty of time to showcase your unique style and creativity. Whether you’re a seasoned performer or just starting out, we invite you to share your voice with our supportive community. Our open mic is the perfect opportunity to connect with other artists and gain exposure for your work. So mark your calendar and come join us for a memorable evening of creativity and expression.
Soapbox – Spotlight Open Mic Sessions - Sun, 25th Jun’23
At Spotlight Session, there are no boundaries or limitations. Whether you’re a poet with a penchant for limericks, a guitarist who strums to the rhythm of laughter, or a dancer who pirouettes to the beats of chaos, we invite you to grace our stage. This is your chance to showcase your offbeat talents and revel in the embrace of an audience that appreciates the extraordinary.
Personal Development & Soul Nourishment
Meraki - Mindfulness Through Meditation - Thu, 22nd Jun’23
‘Meraki’ is a Greek word that means “essence of ourselves”. It cannot be translated in one word but it means “something done with one’s soul, with creativity, effort and a lot of love”. True to this translation, HerMoveMeant are here to offer mindfully curated meditative and creative spaces for individuals to connect with themselves. We, as social animals, are constantly acknowledging and attending to the needs of those around us. But how often do we take the time to ask ourselves ‘How am I feeling today?’ If this question made you think, this workshop is for you! So come join at Dialogues Café - Koramangala, to feel relaxed, rejuvenated and recharged.
Drum Circle with Arjun - Thu, 22nd Jun’23
This Thursday, groove along as you unwind and recharge with the power of rhythmic drumming at Lahe Lahe, Indiranagar! All you need to know is how to listen and groove along to the beat! It’s open to everyone and doesn’t require any prior drumming knowledge. We will be drumming along to simple rhythms and using rhythm as a form of active meditation to bring us to the moment. The session will also incorporate a few Pranayama techniques to energise and balance us.
Explore Tarot - Fri, 23rd Jun’23
Let Tarot guide you to the world of answers. Anyone can participate in this group reading & explore the limitless possibilities with Devika & Pankaj. The evening would start by introducing the participants to the world of Tarot and how it helps us resolve issues of life. Followed by a small meditation transporting all of us to the world of Tarot & eventually start the reading. The participants will be divided into two groups & their readings will be shared.
Journaling For Self Expression - Sat, 24th Jun’23
Journaling is a form of self-expression, like dancing, singing, sketching etc. Journaling can be an individual and group activity. There are various types of journaling - Prompt Based Journaling, Bullet journaling, Sprint Journaling, Diary entry, Letter writing, Doodle Journaling etc. You can journal on a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly basis or whenever you feel like. During the session you will work on Prompt Based Journaling. Take some time off through this workshop, to introspect and gather your thoughts. It could be the much needed breather you need.
Prana: Breathwork and Meditation - Sat, 24th Jun’23
Breathwork and meditation are powerful tools that allow us to tap into the infinite wellspring of inner peace that resides within us. By incorporating these practices into our daily routines, we can experience numerous benefits, such as stress reduction, increased focus, emotional balance, and improved overall well-being. As we navigate the complexities of modern life, the practice of breathwork and meditation can serve as a sanctuary, providing solace amidst the chaos and empowering us to live more consciously and authentically. Embrace these ancient practices, and embark on a transformative journey towards a calmer, more harmonious existence.
Yoga For Humanity - Sat, 24th Jun’23
“Yoga for Humanity.” What does it mean? What do “Tapah”, “Svadhaya” and “Isvarapranidhana” mean? Discover these ideas this Yoga Day with Prerna Ramanathan and Hariprasad Varma as they lead you to engage the intensity of one’s inner drama meaningfully.
Aerial Yoga Workshop For Beginners - Sat, 24th Jun’23
This workshop is a great opportunity to learn about the basics of aerial yoga, and to discover how this unique form of yoga can help you to improve your flexibility, strength, and overall well-being. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a beginner, this workshop is designed to help you explore the world of aerial yoga in a safe, supportive environment.
A Contemporary Movement Experience - Sat, 24th Jun’23
This workshop will introduce participants to contemporary movement practice which is informed by contemporary dance, and also draws its grammar and structure from embodied movement and somatic practices such as Yoga, Kalaripayattu, and Bharatanatyam. The instructors will take participants through this 3-hour long workshop. They will acquaint participants with fundamental and foundational movement vocabularies. Participants will be invited to explore a relationship of their bodies with these essential movement phrases. They will also be encouraged to train their focus on specific choreographic sets taken from Attakkalari’s creative repertory.
Active States: Contemporary Dance Workshop - Sat, 24th Jun’23
Active States is a contemporary dance class open to people of all ages and movement backgrounds. Using movement to enhance our sense of well-being and freedom. The class is a way for Ainesh Madan to share the tools accumulated over the past decade of studying and practicing dance and other somatic practices. It promises to be a fun and playful movement experience without compromising on depth and rigor.
Conscious Dating III - Sat, 24th Jun’23
In this age of arbitrary swiping, mundane small talk, and awkward dates, connections fizzle out as quickly as they appear. If you’re looking to seek out something authentic, real, and wholesome, then look no further! Ahamkara Therapy and Ekta’s Gatherings are back for their third and final rendition of “Conscious Dating”! They invite you to join as they lead a workshop around becoming aware of your deeper relationship needs, followed by an intentional mixer where you’ll have the chance to practice naming those needs with other like-minded people.
Ecstatic Dance - Sat, 24th Jun’23
Join for an Ecstatic Dance and Tibetan Sound Healing on the night of crescent moon! This event involves 1. An opening circle to set intentions. 2. Breath work to open your heart and mind. 3. Ecstatic dance to move and express yourself. 4. Tibetan Sound Healing to balance and harmonise the body. 5. A closing circle to share your experience.
Conscious Commitment to your Dreams - Sat, 24th Jun’23 & Sun, 25th Jun’23
Join Hema Badlanii for this 2 day workshop “Conscious Commitment to Your Dreams” and access the deepest part of you, become purposeful of your dreams and co-create the life you have always desired.
The Pursuit of Joy - Sun, 25th Jun’23
What would it feel like to offer some respite to the soul and take our hearts out to picnic in a comfy and cozy space. Come join Antrima Mandhan and Swaruti Tamang for an experiential workshop at your very own Atta Galatta to Pause and immerse in the energy of Play through Presence. Take a pause from the continuous on-goings of your life to reflect and embark on a day long experiential journey to joy and explore your deeper inhibitions in experiencing a life full of childlike play.
The Calm Collective - Sun, 25th Jun’23
This workshop will include interactive games, yoga therapy, and a guided meditation session. Join at Dialogues Cafe and meet new people and learn some new techniques to help you feel more calm and centred.
Airo Yoga Workshop for Beginners - Sun, 25th Jun’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. Come and experience the bliss and benefits of yoga in a unique and exciting way.
The Art of Coping - Sun, 25th Jun’23
Lahe Lahe invites you for a fun filled interactive mind-shift workshop with Neelam Kamall. They say - ‘when life throws you lemons, make lemonade’. But how do you catch these lemons? And how do you like your lemonade? At ‘The Art of Coping’, Neelam Kamall will help you discover a recipe or two through many fun-filled, interactive, mindful group exercises.
Angika - Workshop by Neha Mondal Chakravarty - Sun, 25th Jun’23
Dive into the world of body alignment and movement! Discover the beauty and intricacies of different postures, while understanding the underlying anatomy. “ Angika”- A workshop by Neha Mondal Charavarty, Bharatanatyam performer from Kalakshetra, to delve into the fusion of anatomy and aesthetics in Adavu.
Breathing Room - For Queer Bodies - Sun, 25th Jun’23
Join Akamsha at Astitva for a Chakra Yin session that explores yin postures and meditative movement that correspond to each chakra—allowing us to cultivate balance, harmony, and a deeper connection to our queer bodies.
Drum Circle - Sun, 25th Jun’23
Drum circles and open jams are a vibrant gathering where individuals unite to drum, dance, and groove together, creating infectious rhythms that fill the air.
It is an ‘inclusive’ space where people of all backgrounds come together to express themselves through the universal language of rhythms :)This energetic and collaborative experience fosters a sense of connection, joy, and creative expression within the community.
Dances of Universal Peace - Sun, 25th Jun’23
The Dances of Universal Peace a.re simple yet powerful movement practices that invoke an embodied sense of togetherness, presence, and love. We come together in a sacred circle and sing songs from different spiritual traditions across the world while moving through meditative steps. The Dances are for everyone, easy to learn, easy to sing and easiest to feel. Come join at Blr Creative Circus.
Understanding Societal Systems
Global Startups Club - Startup Networking - Sat, 24th Jun’23
Introducing Global Startups Club a one-of-a-kind member only networking hub & community that will meet once a month over tea & good coffee. Our mission is to bring together talented founders expert consultants and influential leaders and startup professionals. Members will come together for a well curated and agenda driven 1.5 hrs offline meet showcasing their investor decks business pitches beta tech / platforms network for business referrals and attend joint workshops from industry experts.
India Street Lettering - Sat, 24th Jun’23
Typeface and graphic designer Pooja Saxena has been photographing and publicly chronicling street lettering from different cities and towns of India for over a decade. Bangalore, which she once called home, kickstarted this undertaking and continues to be one of its focal points. The documentation and accompanying type walks are an indispensable part of her practice, acting as catalyst for both her research and design work. In a free-wheeling talk set against the backdrop of striking images from her archive — India Street Lettering — Pooja will share the impetus for this record and outreach, the methods and perspectives she employs to make meaning from her ever-growing collection of photographs, and the many enquiries and dialogues it helps initiate.
Indian Artists and the Modernist Living Tradition - Sat, 24th Jun’23
In this talk, designer and art historian Annapurna Garimella, using Mukerjee and Subramanyan as bookends, will delve into how artists have approached traditions and art forms in India. Artists, for generations, have adopted textures, forms, colours, techniques, images, and labour from community-specific art forms into their own work, giving their practice and these traditions new meanings. In this talk, Garimella will uncover what life is possible for a tradition once it enters the studio.
The Beginning of the End of Design: Design at the End of the World - Sun, 25th Jun’23
The seductive allure of consumer culture has been made only possible through design; a formal, necessary, complementary role to its counterpart of functional. This has been design’s dominant mode, one whose collusion in the acceleration of capitalism, and consequently, the destructive impact of the anthropocene, cannot be denied. This talk will historcise design as a discipline in order to contextualise its potential future directions, paying particular attention to how these might play out in India, with its promise of what has been glibly described as “the next billion users.” Padmini Ray Murray will draw on lessons she has learnt from her experiences and thinking around Design Beku, a design justice and digital rights collective she founded in 2018, to suggest provocations and challenges to how we might perceive and define design at this critical and crucial moment, and explore the tension between a more capacious understanding of what design could be as opposed to doing away with it altogether.
On Imagination, Memory and the Future - Wed, 28th Jun’23
Philosophical debates over ‘Imagination’ and ‘Memory’ have been around for a long time. Thomas Hobbes demonised Imagination as an evil force in the 17th century. While two centuries later, Samuel Taylor Coleridge passionately defended Imagination, turning Memory into the arch villain in contexts of creative expression. Memory has been at the centre of major classics and masterpieces in the arts. Sigmund Freud highlighted its significance to the creative process. Yet, philosophers are not quite sure if Memory is a delusion; a make-belief gathering of things gone-past; or an innate cognitive mechanism gifted to man’s recursive brain. Is it a natural way of remembering things or an illusion? In this lecture, G. N. Devy will present these conflicting positions and comment on the place of memory in art, culture and politics. The lecture will draw upon the cultural and linguistic traditions of India as well as Europe to arrive at a formulation about the future of human memory.
Art & Craft
Charcoal On Paper Workshop - Sat, 24th Jun’23
Charcoal, a magical crumbly material made of carbon used by artists for creating beautiful art pieces. This medium is fantastic for exploring light and contrast. Artists can develop rich tonal values using charcoal.
Tie & Dye - Sat, 24th Jun’23
In this workshop, you will learn the basics of T-shirt knots and patterns - 4 patterns on handkerchief and 1 pattern on T-shirt, how to prepare dye/color and mixing process and take home a masterpiece made by you.
Paint A Pot - Sat, 24th Jun’23
Join for Paint A Pot with Dipali Modhvadia, a creative pot painting workshop with a cause.
Sip and Paint Workshop - Sat, 24th Jun’23
Discover a world of artistic expression while treating your taste buds at our Eat, Sip, and Paint event! Indulge in delectable food and drinks as you paint your own masterpiece under the guidance of our talented instructors. Join GoNative for an unforgettable evening of creativity and relaxation.
Paint with Fluid (Pouring art) - Sat, 24th Jun’23
Learn the captivating techniques of fluid painting, a dynamic art form that emphasizes the unpredictable and mesmerizing flow of colors. Discover the joy of pouring, tilting, and manipulating the paint, allowing it to glide and merge in beautiful and unexpected ways.
Pink Blossoms Canvas Painting Workshop - Sat, 24th Jun’23
Bangalore Drawing Room invites you to a fun laid back Art Gathering! Discover the artist in you as you paint your version of “Pink Blossoms”. 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.
Dot Mandala Stone Art Workshop - Sat, 24th Jun’23
Join Nartika Creatives for a creative and relaxing Dot Mandala Workshop. Learn the basics of dot mandala art and create beautiful designs using simple dotting techniques. Immerse yourself in the therapeutic experience of dotting and take home a unique piece of art.
Wall as your Canvas – Glow in the dark Mural - Sat, 24th Jun’23
During this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of mural creation, from concept development to design execution. Discover the power of illumination as Bhoomika Ananth teaches 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.
Pottery Santé - Sat, 24th Jun’23
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.
Water Colour Workshop - Sat, 24th Jun’23
A watercolour workshop is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the beautiful and meditative art of watercolour painting. This workshop is designed to help you tap into your creativity and create slow, mindful artwork that you can take home and cherish.
Alcohol Ink Workshop - Sat, 24th Jun’23
Alcohol ink refers to both as the painting medium and the fluid painting technique. Painting with alcohol ink is very fun, and it creates very interesting and unique artworks. Alcohol inks are richly pigmented and glide easily around non-absorbent surfaces. This allows you to create all sorts of swirls, blotches, marbling patterns, and other designs on your surface of choice.
Explore the basics of resin, learn about mixing ratios & use the tools and techniques to create clock and beach art!
Macrame Workshop - Sat, 24th Jun’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.
French Dessert Tour - Sat, 24th Jun’23
Cooking is easy when you know how. That’s why Academy of Pastry and Culinary Arts (APCA) are here for teaching you the hands-on “how’s” and all-important “whys” of food. Come cook and learn all about food from various parts of the world with our expert chefs and instructors, in the same kitchens where our graduates get their start.
Intro to Salsa Dance - Sat, 24th Jun’23
In this workshop, you will be introduced to the rhythm, timing and basic patterns of salsa dancing. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the fundamental footwork, body movement and partner connection, helping you build confidence and dance skills. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer, this workshop is the perfect place to get started and enjoy the vibrant and exciting world of salsa dancing.
Make at MAP - Sun, 25th Jun’23
Looking for a fun and creative way to engage with museum exhibits? Our drop-in session allows you to create and take home a special souvenir of your visit. With the help of MAP’s Education team, unpack and look closely at a chosen museum exhibit to unleash your creativity and explore our collection in an exciting manner.
Painting with Acrylic - Sun, 25th Jun’23
Lahe Lahe conducts live art together under Bharat’s guidelines such that you get a beautiful art which you can take to your home to decorate your wall with the painting/image.
Sip & Paint - Sun, 25th Jun’23
Join Tania for a creative afternoon of some beginner friendly painting workshop with step by step guidance along with your friends/family.
Sip and Paint - Sun, 25th Jun’23
Discover the artist within you and immerse yourself in the vibrant world of canvas painting! Join Priyanka Jain for an exciting painting workshop where you will work with acrylic paints on canvas. Set in the cozy ambiance of a Third wave coffee in Bangalore, this workshop offers the perfect blend of creativity, relaxation, and socializing.
Knife Painting Workshop - Sun, 25th Jun’23
Unleash your creativity at the Knife Painting Workshop this weekend! Join Dipali for a beginner-friendly session where you’ll learn the art of palette knife painting. No experience needed. She will guide you through different techniques and styles to create a stunning decor-worthy painting.
Resin Clock Workshop - Sun, 25th Jun’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.
Dot Mandala Workshop - Sun, 25th Jun’23
Art Commune Bengaluru presents Dot Mandala workshop which is an enjoyable, relaxing, meditative workshop where you will be oriented to Mandala art, learn Dot Mandala painting techniques and take home a self painted dot mandala to hang on your wall.
Canvas/Dot Mandala Art Meetup - Sun, 25th Jun’23
Learn the art form of mandala in a relaxing environment with step by step instructions by the artist Nisha.
The Basics of Oil Painting Workshop - Sun, 25th Jun’23
With no prior painting experience required, this will be a guided session, shedding light on the strokes, sketches and techniques and helping you paint this “Sail Away”, getting in touch with the artist within. Oil Painting is considered to be the master medium for painting, since centuries this is used for painting. From Leonardo Da Vinci to Van Gogh all used Oil as a medium.
Punch Needle Workshop - Sun, 25th Jun’23
Punch needle is an embroidery technique which uses a special needle (called the punch needle) to push the thread/yarn through a piece of cloth. It leaves a loop at the other side of cloth. You can create patterns, pictures, lettering and more using this technique.
Cork Basketry Workshop - Sun, 25th Jun’23
Immerse yourself in the world of craft at upcoming workshop on Cork Basketry at Lahe Lahe by Elementum Crafts. Experience the art of basket weaving using the versatile and eco-friendly material—cork. During this hands-on workshop, you will have the opportunity to connect with fellow craft enthusiasts, collaborate on creative projects and craft beautiful baskets.
Film & Theater
City Lights - Fri, 23rd Jun’23
A lot can happen even without a single word spoken. Driven by love for a blind flower girl on the streets of the bustling city, our beloved hero goes to great lengths to restore her vision. But what will happen when she finally sees him for what he truly is?
Achalayatana - Fri, 23rd Jun’23
Rabindranath Tagore’s Achalayatan (1912) presents an arena of conflicting faiths. Built on a story of resistance to the naturalness of life, Mahapanchak’s ‘Achalayatan’, representing a quest of dry wisdom, turns into a petrified land of illusion and immobility. On the other hand, the Sonpangshus are work addicts to the extent that they mistake work for the end and not the means, while the Darvaks remain happy with their simple, unquestioning, selfless devotion. All three fail to realise that life is to be tasted in its totality. Knowledge, power to work, and devotion are to be assimilated to achieve the true version of life. And for that, the Guru’s help becomes imperative. In essence the play is a strong indictment of our ethico-religious and educational systems drained of all meaning and rendered bloodless, dry and sterile through over-emphasising rules for rules’ sake.
Shakkar ke Paanch Daane - Sat, 24th Jun’23
It’s a story of a man named Raj Kumar. He is looking for something, not sure if you have it or if you can help him find it. We tend to make our lives complicated, we take problems as our biggest weakness but Raj Kumar has a different logic to it, he doesn’t think that problems add complications to life instead he feels it adds flavour to it! He is here to talk about life; his life, your life, the lives of a lot of middle class families and how we are entangled with the thoughts of the society and the people we live with.
Daklakatha Devikavya - Sat, 24th Jun’23
Daklakatha Devikavya is an experimental play drawing on the epic poetry and stories of the important Kannada writer and founder-member of the Dalit Sangharsha Samiti, K.B. Siddaiah. This experimental piece begins with a re- reading of a cosmogonic myth from a community that is oppressed even amongst the oppressed narrating the origins of the world and of life on it. The play progresses through weaving and unravelling untouchable rituals, beliefs, hunger and desires through song and storytelling. For untouchable communities nudi (speech, sound, voice, and word) is like breath that cannot be separated from the body. The play uses instruments such as the areye and tamte as vines of nudi that enmesh the narrative and sprout new directions from within. Thereby opening up the untouchable world as a world of deep sonic imprints. In a context such as this, the play confronts what happens when the ‘written word’ that has so far been unreachable collides with and becomes an organ of the untouchable body, giving rise to a new relationship of intimacy and struggle. The play provokes how the received insights through the experience of untouchability and the ‘written word’ force us to confront what it means to be human in the depths of our being.
Daldal - Sun, 25th Jun’23
Daldal is a story of a migrant worker, Abhimanyu, who gets into a situation where the question arises, if he would be able to save his family or not? There’s something going on, amongst all the chaos of life, amongst the pandemic, it is a matter of survival and how far one can go to make that even! The dilemma of what’s real and what’s unreal. The question of what exists and what does not.
Old Man and the Sea - Sun, 25th Jun’23
This play is based on Ernest Hemingway’s novella. This is the story of an epic struggle between an old, seasoned fisherman and the greatest catch of his life. For 84 days he has returned home empty-handed. On the 85th day he sets out far beyond into the sea and drops his lines. At noon, a big fish, which he calls Mari takes the bait but the old man cannot pull it out. Instead, the fish begins to pull the boat. For five days the old man struggles with the fish, with sharks and with the sea, to survive and get back home.
Chirate Bantu Chirate - Mon, 26th Jun’23
The content of the film is based on the phenomenon of symbiosis which exists in Nature right from the creation of the Universe. This concept depicts the theory of coexistence and Live and Let Live among living beings. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the Director, CR Krishnamurthy, Producer, Jagadish Malnad and Actor & Activist, Mohan Rao.
Amma Mathu Suhail - Wed, 28th Jun’23
Amma mattu Suhail is an ode to queer love. It is a meditation on the values of Empathy and dialogue as powerful agents to bring estranged minds together. The narrative traverses through moments of Passion, anger, sadness and love in its raw human element. The characters attempt to interrogate, understand and acknowledge each other and in this process unveil the universality of all emotions as being the same irrespective of gender and orientation. The play tries to deconstruct and lay open the psychological and emotional baggage of the characters who are but symbols of the divided humanity that we are today. An interfaith gay couple and A mother of one of the characters, venture on a journey of understanding one another rather light heartedly through uncomfortable conversations, only to explore depths which they never knew or imagined would be possible to unearth.
That Cloud Never Left - Wed, 28th Jun’23
In Daspara, a village 200 km outside of Calcutta, hundreds of toys are produced every day: rattles, whistles, windmills, all made by hand. The raw materials used are old strips of film, detritus from the archives of Bollywood. What matters isn’t so much the pictures that are used by the workers, but rather the material and the clicking sound that the strips of film make. As the villagers follow this routine with uninterrupted monotony, a few narratives leak out from the shredded analogues of film and infuse the place with phantasmagoria. After the screening, the director, Yashaswini Raghunandan and the Cinematographer, Paromita Dhar will be in conversation with Sunanda Bhat.
Peter Pan - Fri, 23rd Jun’23 & Sat, 24th Jun’23
Join Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up, on his extraordinary adventures alongside his feisty fairy sidekick, Tinker Bell. Together, they lead a band of mischievous Lost Boys, engaging in daring escapades and epic battles against the villainous Captain Hook and his bumbling pirates. With captivating songs, lively dances, and a dash of pixie dust, this musical extravaganza will have children and parents alike tapping their feet and singing along.
Painting for Kids - Sat, 24th Jun’23
Lahe Lahe will be conducting live art together under the artist’s guidelines where kids will get to paint on canvas.
Paint Bar - Guided Painting Workshops For Kids - Sun, 25th Jun’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!
Mimi The Selfish Kitten - Sun, 25th Jun’23
A young kitten does not want to share her toys, but she soon finds out that it is much better to share. Get ready for an enchanting session of Stories blended with music with Vanessa Kandukuri & Lorraine Das. Come watch this enchanting story unfold.
Junior Smart Coder - Reliance Digital MasterClass - Sun, 25th Jun’23
If you are 6+ and love games and want to learn how to make them, then this workshop will really help you down that path. Making games is a creative and technical art form. In this course, you will familiarize yourself with the tools and practices of game development. You will get started developing your own videogames using the industry-standard game development tools, including the variables block and operator block. At the end of the course, you will have completed four hands-on projects and will be able to leverage an array of game development techniques to create your own basic games. This course is for individuals interested in becoming game designers, game artists, or game programmers.