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AKLF – Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival

The Alliance française du Bengale is happy to be once again a partner of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF), for its 6th edition in Kolkata from 14 to 18 January 2015.   The AKLF unveils the city’s complex layeredness, its vibrancy of thought, its engagement with the literary world at large with signature events, exploring literature at the city’s magnificent heritage sites and Oxford Bookstore. For this ... Read More »

India International Guitar Festival 2015

The Alliance française du Bengale is happy to be partner of Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya on the occasion of the first edition of the India International Guitar Festival “Vasundhara Mahotsav” India International Guitar Festival is an event of universal Guitar, with a variety of cultural activities for five days, from 7 to 11 January 2015. The festival will be inaugurated by Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma (Santoor Maestro), Pandit Brij Bhushan Kabra (Guitar Maestro), Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty, Bickram Ghosh, Tanmoy Bose and the ... Read More »

Indian Troops During WWI

Alliance française du Bengale is pleased to welcome Dominique WAAG, Historian and director of Alliance française de Chandigarh, on a conference to mark 100 years of World War I to depict the lives of Indian soldiers during the war.     Over the past one year, Waag has collected rare pictures of Indian soldiers at the war in the form of ... Read More »


The Amazing Science exhibition aims to introduce scientific research, breaking away from the original cultural codes, the image of science being sometimes inaccessible and by investing the territories of popular imagination. Discover and understand through fun, explain and transmit through metamorphosis : this is the dual challenge of Amazing Science.   The writer Claude Ecken lent Amazing Science his sharp ... Read More »

Poetic Circus Show

In a playground in which big black and white boxes are placed, 3 characters successively arrive. A rather unusual book bursts in their relationship, telling their own story, in a moment to share with the audience. Through a series of visual painting, the 3 artists move in this geometrically variable space, mixing acrobatics and handling of objects. This show is ... Read More »

Safar-Nama: Journeys through a Kalamkari Hanging

  SAFAR NAMA, presented by Alliance française du Bengale in association with the Indian Museum, Ambedkar University,the  Craft Council-West Bengal, Les Amis de la France and Akar Prakar, is a journey through a Kalamkari Hanging. The 25 “Tapis Moghol” from Museum of Printed Textiles, Mulhouse- France, represent a visual mapping of a journey of ideas, concepts and symbols in the Kalamkari ... Read More »


The Victoria Memorial Hall and the Alliance française du Bengale invite you to a screening of Noise and Fury, a film by Jean-François DELASSUS. This is a documentary of World War I, exploring how soldiers accepted their conditions in the trenches when no clear reason had been given for the fight.   film courtesy : INPUT Society. Read More »

War and Colonies Exhibition

On the occasion of the commemoration of the centenary of outbreak of the First World War (1914-2014), the Alliance française du Bengale and the Victoria Memorial Hall invite you to the exhibition of photographs “War and Colonies“. With 35 rare photographs of colonial troops (African, North African, Irish, Indian and Indo-Chinese soldiers) during the Great War, the exhibition brings to focus ... Read More »

Black metal concert – Plebeian Grandstand

Friday 31 October 2014 at Princeton Club : Plebeian Grandstand concert. Opening set by “Not yet decided”. Plebeian Grandstand is a French four-piece metal band formed in Toulouse in 2005. Their music is a dissonant blend of black metal blasting, hardcore rage and chaotic atmosphere. After their first EP in 2008, first album in 2010, some 200 shows across USA, ... Read More »

Cine Club : Les femmes du 6e étage

Les femmes du 6e étage (2011)           A film by Philippe Le Guay SYNOPSIS Paris, in the early 1960s. Jean-Louis Joubert is a serious but uptight stockbroker, married to Suzanne, a starchy class-conscious woman. The affluent man lives a steady yet boring life. At least until, due to fortuitous circumstances, Maria, the charming new maid at ... Read More »