Date: 17 May till 23 August
Venue: TSC, Dhaka University, or online: sroteabritti.org
Srote Abritti Shangshad is organising its 31st Abritti Kormoshala from 17 May, 2013. The duration of this workshop is 4 months and classes will be held on Fridays and Saturdays. Course fee is Tk 800.
Clear Street Soccer 2013
Date: 22 — 25 May, 2013
Venue: Physical Training College, Lalmatia (Opposite of City Hospital)
Paperfox presents a grand football carnival, “Clear Street Soccer 2013,” which would make the football-lovers go crazy. For girls, it’s the time to show up in the battlefield and beat the boys.
But that is not all. There will be a friendly match between ‘Cryptic Fate’ and ‘Shunno’ to boost up the participants’ energy level and live performances by these two leading bands and other independent artists. There will be a 160 x 8 feet graffiti, which will be the longest graffiti ever in Bangladesh done by the students of Charukola, BRAC University and IUT. Colour partner for the graffiti is Berger Paints. The title sponsor for the event is Clear and co-sponsors are Pepsi, Nescafe, Nestea, Bellissimo and Knorr.
The last date of registration is 18 May. For registration, please contact: 0167 474 4222. For more details and updates, visit their Facebook page: facebook.com/events/ 425203270907268/?fref=ts
Film show at Red Shift
Date: Sunday, 19 May and Friday, 24 May
Time: 7pm on Sunday; 4pm on Friday
Venue: Red Shift Coffee Lounge, Radius Centre, 5th Floor, Bay’s Galleria , 57 Gulshan Avenue, Gulshan
“Zindagi na Milegi Dobara” is an astounding Indian film which came out about a year ago. It was set in the wonderful surroundings of Spain but it is also a deeply philosophical essay on the meaning and values which go into making a good life. Starring Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif, this film has Urdu, Hindi, English and even Spanish, but with excellent English subtitles!
For details on viewing, please contact Shiuly #883 3471-3 or 0173 005 4403.
Date: Friday, 17 May
Venue: Alliance Francaise, Dhaka
On the occasion of the publication of Rimbauder Kobita (Poems of Rimbaud) by Panthojon (presented and translated into Bangla by Dr Binoy Barman, Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of English, Daffodil International University), Alliance Française de Dhaka organises a special poetry evening devoted to the Man with Soles of Wind, perhaps the greatest of all French poets. Dr Binoy Rahman, students of Alliance Française and several other people will read some of Rimbaud’s poems in French and Bangla. This poetry evening is organised in collaboration with the Writers Association of Bangladesh (WAB).
European Film Festival
Date: 18 to 25 May
Venue: Alliance Francaise, Dhaka
9 May was Europe Day, an annual celebration of peace and unity in Europe. Under the aegis of the European Delegation to Bangladesh this Film Festival will offer viewers a heady cocktail of cultural diversity of the kind Europe is known for. The selection of films is bound together by one central thread, the telling of stories about Europe, the countries, languages and histories that make it.
Further information will be available shortly on the home pages of the websites of the participating European embassies and cultural institutes.
50th Anniversary of the Franco-German Elysée
Date: 18 May to 8 Jun
Venue: Goethe-Institut Bangladesh/La Galerie, House #10, Road #9 (new), Dhanmondi
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Franco-German Elysée (Friendship) Treaty, Alliances Françaises in Dhaka and Chittagong, and Goethe-Institut Bangladesh are organising a three-week-long fashion design workshop from the month of May. Aimed at young Bangladeshi fashion designers, this workshop will be conducted by internationally renowned fashion designers Sakina M’SA from France, Michael Sontag from Germany, and Bibi Russell from Bangladesh. The outcome of the workshop will be the designing of a unique collection of original and eco-friendly pieces of clothing that respect the mutual traditions and the creative inspiration of the participants from Bangladesh, France and Germany.
The Collection, worn by non-professional models, will be presented to the press, professionals and the general public during three fashion shows in June in Dhaka and Chittagong. A unique event for a unique occasion, not to be missed!