Cultural Events

Literary Sessions with Franco-Lebanese Graphic Novelist Joseph Safieddine and Illustrator Thomas Cadène

 Programme Author Joseph Safieddine in conversation with illustrator Thomas Cadène About the authors Joseph Safieddine isn’t the same person as Gabriel El Chatawi, the hero of his last album, but he could be. Born in France to a Franco-Lebanese family, and dividing his life between Paris, and Beirut and Tyre in Lebanon, the graphic novel “Yallah Bye” (Le Lombard 2015, ... Read More »

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Synopsis : To commemmorate the International Holocaust day, Indian Pluralism Foundation in association with Alliance Française du Bengale, American Jewish Committee and Foundation for Ethnic Understanding presents <TORN FROM HOME>. With the aim of spreading peace and harmony, as well as to honour the Holocaust victims, it will be an evening of pledge to fight racism and end xenophobia. Program ... Read More »

AKLF 2019 : Café Litteraire

Program: 18.1.2019 : Still the Second Sex? Sixty years after her pioneering feminist text, can we learn anything from Simone de Beauvoir? Join the discussion with Ruchira Gupta, Paromita Chakravarti and Saikat Majumdar.  19.1.2019 : Chinmoy Guha, one of India’s foremost French scholars will deliver a talk on modern French poetry.  20.1.2019 : Leonora Miano, the widely celebrated French author who is currently ... Read More »

Exhibition : Livre En Vie

Program : An exhibition of 50 excellent photographs by Jean-Marc GODÈS that reflects an artistic melange of books and our daily life About the artist : Jean-Marc GODÈS is an artist photographer. His artistic research is entirely dedicated to the promotion of the book through photography. On the borders of the real and the imaginary, Jean Marc GODÈS’s photographic productions ... Read More »

Pt Ranajit Sengupta Trio feat. Andre Krengel

Program : Siddha Foundation in collaboration with Alliance Française du Bengale hosts in a music concert Pt Ranajit Sengupta on sarode and Mandolin, Andre Krengel on guitar and Kousik Banerjee on tabla. About the musicians : Pandit Ranajit Sengupta is one of the youngest top grade sarode performers and music composers of India. An All India Radio artiste, he has ... Read More »

Screening of ‘The Lighthouse, The Ocean and The Sea’: A Documentary by Ashoke Viswanathan

    Program – Screening of the documentary ‘The Lighthouse, The Ocean and The Sea’ by internationally acclaimed film director Ashoke Viswanathan. – It will be followed by a discussion among Dr. Hari Shankar Vasudevan, Prof. Ashoke Viswanathan and Dr. Chinmoy Guha. About the director Ashoke Viswanathan is a Bengali Indian filmmaker and theatre personality, based in Kolkata, India. Viswanathan is ... Read More »

Exhibition & Short Films Screening by Marie-France Annasse

Program  Alliance Française du Bengale begins its 2019 league of events with an exhibition and the screening of three short films by a French artist-fimmaker, Marie-France Annasse. The filming of Marie-France’s ‘Prologue’, ‘La Journée d’un Dieu’ and ‘Indian Blue Kiss’ took place in Paris, Varanasi and Pondicherry connecting the two countries, France and India. Influenced by the Indian mythological character ... Read More »

Launch of FABRIQUE DE L’ART – A Magazine by Trimukhi Platform

FABRIQUE DE L‘ART With each new issue of FABRICATE (FABRIC OF) ART • FABRIQUE DE L‘ART, you have something to relish through out the year. The printed book (730 gr., 28 x 20 cm., 192 pp.) is to be read and look at slowly, by small bits, a few pages at a time. And then, once stimulated, your mind works, wanders, derails or launches into multiple paths. A ... Read More »

A Piano Recital by Olivier Moulin – Tribute to Debussy and Hazrat  Inayat  Khan

The french pianist Olivier Moulin studied under Eric Heidsieck and Gery Moutier at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Lyon, where he was unanimously awarded first prize with honors. First noticed when he won the Radio-France’s Royaume de la Musique competition, Olivier Moulin is also prizewinner of the Epinal International Piano Competition and the Jeunesses Musicales de France Prize, ... Read More »