Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Bookwallah

The Bookwallah cordially invites you to a very special event on Sunday 11th November at 7pm I An evening of Poetry and Song with Shabnam Virmani and Readings from Six Indian Poets

The Bookwallah is India's first roving writers festival, taking five writers and an ingenious travelling library across India by train. Sudeep Sen, Annie Zaidi and Chandrahas Choudhury join Australian writers Benjamin Law and Kirsty Murray on a three-week exploration of southern India. Along the way they present free events, connect with local writers, and explore some of India’s most thought-provoking places. 
The writers are accompanied by unique luggage: a portable, pop-up library. The library travels in exquisite hand-made suitcases that open and transform into bookcases, filled with hundreds of new Australian books. The book cases will be on display on Sunday 11th November, for your browsing pleasure.

Event Details:
Date and time: SUNDAY NOV 11th , 7-9pm
Venue: 1.Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery, Shanthi Nagar, Bangalore- 560027 

An evening of poetry and song with Sufi singer Shabnam Virmani, and poets Vipul Rikhi, Annie Zaidi, Mamta Sagar, Anita Nair, Anjum Hasan and hosted by Sudeep Sen. 

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Friday, November 2, 2012

 "Bangalore for Beginners" is a collaboration between U.S. visual artist , Kianga Ford, a group of musicians hailing from various cities in India, Iran, and Belgium, and a group of young women living at Jagruthi NGO, at 1.Shanthiroad Studio.Together they have explored neighborhoods across Bangalore, which are both the motivation and the backdrop for a set of fictional stories and soundtracks about characters who live in Bangalore.

This project is supported by the smARTpowerThe Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY 10456

smARTpoweran initiative of the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by The Bronx Museum of the Arts—will send fifteen American artists abroad to work with local artists and young people around the world to create community-based art projects.