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Celebrating art and culture


Date:10 September to 12 October, 2019

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Time: Daylong

Venue: Bengal Shilpalay, House #42, Road #16 (Old 27), Sheikh Kamal Sarani, Dhanmondi

National Crafts Council of Bangladesh and Bengal Foundation are pleased to invite you to the Jamdani Festival, a celebration of the proud heritage of Jamdani weaving in Bangladesh. The organisers hope that through this showcase, the outstanding skill and artistic finesse of present-day weavers will come in the forefront.

The exhibition is open to all on all days (except Sunday) — 12PM to 8PM.

Google Maps: https://g.page/bengalshilpalay?share



Date: 13 September to 27 September, 2019

Venue: La Galerie, Alliance Francaise

The conventional archetypes of the patriarchy has been prevalent from ancient society through feudalism to capitalism until today.

Bangladesh is no exception.

In many cases, Bangladeshi men have a gated perception of the women, and society perpetuates this absurdity multifariously. All in all, this often results in practices that systematise psychological dysfunction, leading to social problems.

One such practice, as we have been documenting in Dhaka since 2015, is defacing faces of woman models in public banners, posters. or advertisements. These scratched-out faces constitute the central theme of the exhibition.

Sudeepto Salam is an award-winning photographer, currently working at the daily Prothom Alo.



Date: Friday, September 13, 2019

Time: 7PM – 10PM

Venue: Jatra Biroti, 60 Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani

Quazi Krishnakali Islam is a Bangladeshi singer and lyricist. She won a National Award winner as the Best Female Playback Singer for the film Monpura. Krishnakali trained under Shadhon Ghosh (Tagore songs) and Basudeb Biswas (classical music). She enrolled in Chhayanat in 1998, and was a student in the Rabindra Sangeet Department for three years. Currently, the artiste works in the audio-visual media. She is working on scripts for TV plays and writing, composing songs for films.

Tickets are priced at Tk 500. Students can avail discounted price of Tk 300 by providing student’s ID.




Date: Saturday, 14 September, 2019

Time: 6PM – 9PM

Venue: Manas, House #96, Road #13/C, Block E, Banani

Cafe Shanchayita welcomes you to a magical evening of celebration in the month of Bhadra, in an exclusive edition of their popular ‘Cha Chakra’.

This promises to be one special evening of music, poetry, chitchat, while sipping flavoured tea — a scene straight from pages of Tagore’s Shanchayita. This exclusive edition shall also have some enticing surprises for the lovely guests.

Due to space constraint, registration is a pre-requisite. For tickets and more information, call +880 1672-704823, +880 1824-850938.



Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019

Time: 12:30PM – 2:30PM

Venue: Clay Station Dhaka, House 28, Road 20, Block K, Banani

Try your hand at the beautiful work of handmade pottery and learn the A,B,Cs of how to make yourself  functional homewares, step by step.

In this session, the moderators will walk you through on how to knead clay body, and prepare for your dish in mind, how to make a slab tray then imprint your design on it and eventually paint it with ceramic glaze to make it functional, in terms of serving food and heating it in the oven.

Each participant will be taking one ceramic functional ware home with them.

Note — you can take your finished piece after 12 days of making it and you will know why when you attend the workshop! Although this workshop is based on lace designs, you can bring anything that you want to imprint on your ceramic tray. Examples include a lace design (dupatta, table mat, leaves, dry flowers, etc.).

Please avoid bringing too many things as less is more, and for your first session it’s best to focus on one design.

Registration fees for the two-hour session is Tk 2,500 per participant.

Last date of registration is 13 September, 2019.

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