Cultural Events

Theatre ADDA : Park Street sessions presents “Designs of Desire”

Theatre Adda: Park Street Sessions presents ‘ Designs of Desire’ – a session of lecture & performance as a tribute to Gustave Flaubert and Jean Genet. This session is presented by Drishya, Culture Monks & Alliance Française du Bengale. Originally planned to be staged in December 2017 to commemorate the birth month of both the authors, we are extremely delighted ... Read More »

Ciné Club December 2017: Une soirée pleine d’animation !

Une soirée pleine d’animation ! ‘Tis the season to revisit your childhood!  Le Luthier by Vincent Debuire        2013 – 4 mn A “Luthier” – a maker of violins- lives alone in the forest. One day, he discovers a mysterious violin with a seed inside; he is quick to disdain and reject it. Little by little, he comes to realize ... Read More »

Joie de Vivre : An Evening of French Surrealist Poetry

AN EVENING OF FRENCH SURREALIST POETRY   With the horrors of World War I still in Europe, art had been controlled by politics keeping the revolution at bay. A group or artists and poets sought to overcome the contradictions of the conscious and unconscious by creating bizarre stories full of juxtapositions. Founded by André Breton (1896-1966), surrealism evolved as an ... Read More »

8th Calcutta International Classical Guitar Festival 2017

  LE MAESTRIO , for the first time in India!! A special trio from the south of France featuring a combination of Gypsy Jazz, Flamenco & Classical Guitar. Le Meastrio is a band of three individual guitarists Pierre Louyriac, Pierre Bernon and Symon Savignoni – classical guitar, flamenco guitar and jazz guitar! Pierre Bernon – classical guitar Gold Medal of ... Read More »

Exploring the Human Condition: French Moralists of the 17th Century

• RENDEZ-VOUS PHILOSOPHIQUE• Chinmoy Guha is a Professor and former Head of Department of English at the University of Calcutta, an essayist and translator, and a scholar of French language and literature. On this occasion, Mr. Guha will talk about the outstanding thinkers and Moralists of Seventeenth Century France, notably Blaise Pascal, La Bruyère and La Rochefoucauld. He will also speak of their ... Read More »

Ciné Club December 2017: Une soirée de courts métrages

Une soirée de courts métrages The concluding evening of the Film Workshop 2.0 Screening of 3 short movies directed by the participants of our very own film workshop! (For more information, click here) This will be followed by a vote (the audience is welcome to participate) and a prize distribution for the participants! Then, screening of short movies The Quest ... Read More »

Jazz Festival 2017 – Presenting Erik Truffaz with Riatsu & EYM Trio ft. Mirande Shah

  Bonjour India in collaboration with Kolkata Jazz Fest 2017 presents the renowned French jazz trumpeter Erik Truffaz for a collaborative performance with contemporary urban musician Riatsu  &  jazz group EYM Trio for collaboration with  Hindustani classical singer Mirande Shah. French jazz trumpeter Erik Truffaz is renowned worldwide for his compositions that are infused with elements of hip-hop, rock and electronic music. Truffaz had ... Read More »

Abhind “From Kolkata” – Album launch concert

Abhind is an avant-garde jazz trio from Kolkata, India which is composed of : – Pierre-Antoine Lasnier – Aniruddh Saha – Shonai  The group creates an eclectic mix of music, which cannot be reduced to a single format or a particular shape. The sound is magnified through the dialogue of human interactions and experiments with new sounds in search of fresh ... Read More »

Ciné Club December 2017: Santa Claus is coming to town!

Le Père Noël by Alexandre Coffre    2014 – 1 h 20 mn This Christmas Eve, six year old Antoine has only one idea in mind: to meet Santa and go on a sleigh ride with him and his reindeer. Antoine’s wish comes true when a burglar disguised as Santa breaks into his house to steal valuables! Despite all of “Santa’s” ... Read More »

“The Synthesis of Scientific discovery and Spiritual experience” A talk by Marie-France Latronche

“The Synthesis of Scientific discovery and Spiritual experience” A talk by Marie-France Latronche Marie-France Latronche was born and raised in France. She studied at Sorbonne University in Paris where she received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. Some of her publications include: The Influence of Gandhi in France from 1919 to present and Journey to Inner India. Her translation of Swami ... Read More »