SCREENING OF SHIRAZ: A ROMANCE OF INDIA
1 November Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad
3 November Sangit Kala Mandir, Kolkata
4 November Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi
5 November Sri Shanmukhananda Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Auditorium, Mumbai
The restored movie Shiraz: A Romance of India will tour four Indian cities as part of the UK/India 2017 Year of Culture. Shiraz tells the love story of the 17th century princess who inspired the construction of the Taj Mahal. Shiraz was adapted from Niranjan Pal’s play, the first Indian playwright to have his work performed in the West End. Franz Osten’s silent Indian classic has been remastered by the conservation team at the BFI National Archive. The screening will be accompanied by live performance of a specially commissioned score by Grammy® -nominated leading contemporary Indian composer and sitar player, Anoushka Shankar and an orchestral ensemble.
Tickets for the live score screenings of Shiraz can be bought on BookMyShow and via a process of pre-registration.
ELP (EAT, LOVE, PARTY) FOOD FEST IN NOIDA
A family carnival, this is where you can find food, comedy shows, silent movie screening, live cooking sessions by celebrity chefs, and more live performances.
Participants include Ministry of Beer, Local, The Junction, The Flying Saucer, Wiser Miser, The Lanterns, Bombay Bar, Imly and more. Musical shows and performances by Guru Ranhawa, Hiten Panwar, Akhil Sachdeva, DJ Sumit Sethi and more. Enjoy movies such as Bhaag Jihny Bhaag, Patiala House, Aashiqui, Aashiqui 2 , Sanam Re, All is Well, Bhool Bhulaiya, Ready , Tum Bin, Airlift and more. (at no extra cost)
5th NORTHEAST FESTIVAL
IGNCA (Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts), Janpath, New Delhi-110001
Entry free from Gate No. 1 (Janpath), Gate No. 3 (Dr Rajendra Prasad Road), Gate No. 11 (Man Singh Road)
Organised by the socio-cultural trust Trend MMS in association with IGNCA, it has music, culture, fashion, food, carnival and business sessions too.
DIVYALOK, A DANCE PERFORMANCE DEDICATED TO THE SWACHH BHARAT MISSION
Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Padma Vibhushan awardee Dr Sonal Mansingh’s Centre for Indian Classical Dances is bringing a dance performance titled ‘Divyalok’. It will have three episodes: Devi begins Creation (from Devi Puran), Kaaliya Mardan: Example of Pollution Control (from Bhagvat Puran) and Asura & the Enchantress: How to destroy EGO of those who want to destroy Creation (from Shiva Puran). It will feature Centre’s Repertory dancers with music by Shubhendra Rao, Saskia Rao and Ariane Gray Hubert.
AHIMSA FESTIVAL 2017
26 October-12 November
Check http://theahimsafest.org/event-directory/ for details
The second edition of The Ahimsa Festival has festivities running across 18 days to create awareness about the power of compassion and living a cruelty free life. In two weeks more than 100 satellite events–film workshops, talks, webinars and seminars, treks, a run and cyclothon, potlucks–will be held across Mumbai. The festival will conclude with an Ahimsa Carnival.
THE KOREA FESTIVAL
The Leela Ambience Hotel & Residences, Gurugram
Organised by Korea Tourism Organisation, the two-day extravaganza will give a glimpse into the rich Korean culture. Dig into Korean food from the live counters, enjoy face and mask painting, hangeul calligraphy and walk through the video gallery displaying Korean history and cultural assets. There will be live stage performances by Korean Pop groups and non-verbal artists.