Cultural Events

Celebrating 80 years of Alliance française in Bengal

To mark the celebration of the 80th year of Alliance française in Bengal, India, we have  collaborated with Institut Français India and Bingsha Shatabdi and organised an online reading & drawing event on 25 September at 6:30 pm IST with Ms. Karthika Naïr, Ms. Joëlle Jolivet and Ms. Bijal Vachharajani. Mr. Emmanuel LEBRUN-DAMIENS – Counsellor for Education, Science and Culture, ... Read More »

Soirée pleine d’histoires

Une Soirée pleine d’histoires – An Evening of Stories, is an yearly storytelling event which has been jointly organised by Alliance française du Bengale and Culture Monks since 2016. This year we are going virtual over 2 days. The storytelling sessions and workshops will be held online through ZOOM. The sessions will be held on September 19 & 20, 2020. ... Read More »

Environmental Agenda for Kolkata

Environmental agenda for Kolkata Kolkata Dialogue 4 | 28 August | 7:00 pm | Facebook LIVE The panel will raise the question as to why an agenda is needed, what it could mean in the context of Kolkata and what we as citizens could do to make it happen. Kolkata Dialogue is presented to you by Alliance française du Bengale ... Read More »

Poetic Journeys

The collaboration between France-based visual artist Livia Dudouit and Kolkata-based fashion designer Abhishek Dutta started taking its form amidst the pandemic when the markets were shut and we were locked up but creativity didn’t really take a back seat! The concept of connection between the two takes inspiration from their roots, to create a collection which is global. The collection ... Read More »

La Patrie (Homeland) – Chat show with cast & crew

Where is our homeland? What is a homeland, actually? In this age of global relocation and migration, does the word homeland and its relevance really matters? Anindya Chatterjee’s latest movie, La Patrie – Homeland addresses this issue and more through the lives of a motley young group of expatriates. Starring Parambtata Chatterjee and other international actors, this multilingual film released ... Read More »

Bastille Day Celebrations 2020

Fête Nationale celebrations are going to continue for a while and they call for some indulgence in good food – like a soups, salads, crêpes, bourride, crème caramel and of course when it comes to celebrating France, you can never have too much cheese! While we continue to maintain social distance, let’s devour in delectable French food. Book yourself a ... Read More »

Sundarbans, the climate canary – Kolkata Dialogue Episode 3

Alliance française du Bengale in association with Centre for Contemporary Communication Kolkata present KOLKATA DIALOGUE – Episode 3 on Friday, 3 July 2020 at 5 pm. The conversation will take place on Zoom and will be livestreamed on our Facebook page. To expect from the conversation : 1. Importance of the Sundarbans (intrinsic as well as instrumental) 2. History of ... Read More »

Faites de la Musique – National Competition

Dear aspiring singers/musicians, celebrate World Music Day with us! Participate in FAITES DE LA MUSIQUE – a National Competition brought to you by Alliance française du Bengale with the network of AF in India. Last date of submission has been EXTENDED to 15 June 2020 ! Fill the online form to participate : For any queries, write to [email protected] . Read More »

PARIS as told by graphic designers

  Central Saint Martins London Alumna, Aditi Jhunjhunwala will be conducting an online workshop where one can explore the world of French graphic designs. Recently awarded the young achiever’s award for YFLO under the education section and chosen as the best entrepreneur in the Silicon India Magazine, May 2020 edition, Aditi will take us on a journey with Paris! Read More »

Kolkata Dialogue – Episode 2

After a successful inaugural episode of Kolkata Dialogue in May, we are back with yet another episode and this time it is about the city’s air quality. We have heard and often participated in discussion related to the air quality of our country and city in specific. No wonder that the city’s air quality has always been poor until however ... Read More »