Cultural Events

The Auditory Setting : A Sonic Ethnography in Film & Media Arts

Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute , Alliance française du Bengale, Radio Nopal & Culture Monks are very happy to present a webcast titled The Auditory Setting : A Sonic Ethnography in Film & Media Arts by Budhaditya Chattopadhyay who is an alumnus of SRFTI, Kolkata, on Feb 13, 2021 (Saturday) from 5 pm – 6:30 pm (India Time) This program is ... Read More »

Rêveries à Kolkata – Closing of Kolkata Express

The French Institute in India along with The Alliance française du Bengale calls for The Finale, of a month and a half long digital residency Kolkata Express “𝙍ê𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 à 𝙆𝙤𝙡𝙠𝙖𝙩𝙖”on 27th January at 7:00 pm IST. The French Illustrator Sophie Cousinié will share her journey through her artworks and how the imagination was the only driving force. She finds comfort ... Read More »

Kolkata Express

For 2020, within the framework of bilateral relations between France and India and its educational, cultural and artistic exchanges, the French Institute in India along with The Alliance Française du Bengale supports the participation of the French illustrator Ms. Sophie Cousinié (who represented France in IER 2019) in the digital residency “KOLKATA EXPRESS” planned for December 10th, 2020 to January 15th, ... Read More »

Kolkata Dialogue : Special Edition

Kolkata Dialogue Special edition: Celebrating 80 years of Alliance française in Bengal is presented by Alliance française du Bengale in association with Centre for contemporary communication, Kolkata on Friday, 20th November 2020 6:30 PM IST. Speakers for the evening will be : Prof. Chinmoy Guha (Author, Academician and Distinguished French Scholar, Chevalier des Palmes Académique, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, Chevalier de ... Read More »

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 »