HIGHLIGHTS

Cultural Events

AF Cinema: Comme un Lion (Little Lion)

Mitri is fifteen and lives in a Senegalese village. Like all boys his age, he plays football and dreams of Barça and of Chelsea. When a recruiting agent picks him up out, Mitri believes his chance has come. But to get seen by the great European football clubs, one has to pay. His family chips in and puts itself into ... Read More »

Book Launch – “Soulspace” by Vidyashankar Hoskere

Event organised by International Arts & Cultural Foundation, in collaboration with Alliance Francaise. ‘Soulspace’ is an anthology of essays reflecting upon various aspects of life and in some measure is a personal journal of the impersonal.  It is an expression of the author who shares his experience and the lessons that he has absorbed from life while seeking to unravel ... Read More »

La Fête de la Photo –Festival of Photo

Making art, in particular, photography, accessible to the masses is the idea that gave birth to this festival. To take art out of museums and galleries and present it in street settings for the general public, that may or may not have access to this art. The photographs will be displayed on the streets, around parks and buildings. In Bangalore we ... Read More »

The Bangalore Queer Film Festival

The Bangalore Queer Film Festival (BQFF) is hosting its 6th edition this year. The BQFF 2014 celebrates cinema on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, hijra, intersex (LGBT) and other sexual and gender minorities in India. As one of the more popular queer film festivals in India, BQFF will showcase over 50 international films, a photo exhibition, panel discussions on important issues and cultural performances over the ... Read More »

Concert: Saugaat by Mir Mukhtiyar Ali

Known for his soaring voice, Sufi singer Mir Mukhtiyar Ali from Rajasthan will perform at a concert organised by Kalkeri Sangeet Vidyalaya to raise funds for its residential school in Dharwad that provides free musical and academic education to children from marginalised families. The concert, organised in collaboration with Sarojini Trust for Music, Art, Culture and Welfare, is here at ... Read More »

Concert: Austrian Duo

Marialena Fernandes and Ranko Markovic the Piano Duo (One Piano – 4 Hands) will perform at the AFB: Program “Viennese Waltz Export”  A sophisticated and entertaining piano duo programme featuring music by Viennese and Non-Viennese composers and their approach to the famous Austrian Idiom. Entry by donor cards: Rs 300 and Rs 200   Read More »

Concert: Naila

Naila Joseph, a Trinidadian born singer, did her first recording at the tender age of 3. Being a daughter of a pastor and a music teacher, Naila’s earliest musical influences were due to her exposure to gospel and classical music within her household. She recalls her childhood home as being always filled with students coming in and out for lessons, ... Read More »

Play: Me, My Wife and Katrina

A man is cheating on his wife with a mistress called Katrina. Gulshan’s wife walks on him and this leads to Gulshan having to make up a story on the spot to convince his wife to stay with him.  Look at the ridiculous and humorous stories that Gulshan comes out with. Tickets: Rs. 250, Contact: 9449596883 Shows: 5.30pm and 7.30pm Read More »

Photography workshop by Kshitij Garg

Come to the Alliance Française Photography Workshop to learn firsthand from Kshitij Garg, a professional photographer and let your camera become a form of self expression. All you need is a camera with a manual “M” mode and some imagination. Kshitij Garg studied photography under the photography miester Helmuth Conz. His passion for capturing light took him forward in this field and today, having left ... Read More »

My City, My Valentine: Clean-up Drive of Thimmaiah Road

Streets littered with garbage, dysfunctional streetlights, broken pavements et all. We’ve all heard such complaints ad nauseam, but did any of us take charge of the problems we face in the city we love? This Valentine’s Day, Alliance Française along with www.ichangemycity.com an initiative by Janaagraha offers you a chance to be the change you want to see. Take ownership of civic ... Read More »