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Fleeting Moments

A performance to welcome people living with dementia and their companions.

This family and dementia friendly, heart warming, joyous dance and music performance has evolved in consultation & collaboration with people living with dementia and their caregivers.

‘Fleeting moments to lift our collective spirits.’

There will be three short sections of Indian, Chinese and Contemporary dance to live music, with two breaks and opportunities for sensitively led audience participation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGbEfT-7un0

Friday 5th September 2014 | 2 – 3.30 pm | £7/£5 (concessions available to those living in care, or with dementia) |  The Bluecoat, School Lane , Liverpool | Tickets and Information 0151 702 5324 

Friday, September 5, 2014
Chaturangan
Fleeting Moments

A performance to welcome people living with dementia and their companions.

This family and dementia friendly, heart warming, joyous dance and music performance has evolved in consultation & collaboration with people living with dementia and their caregivers.

‘Fleeting moments to lift our collective spirits.’

There will be three short sections of Indian, Chinese and Contemporary dance to live music, with two breaks and opportunities for sensitively led audience participation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGbEfT-7un0

Friday 5th September 2014 | 2 – 3.30 pm | £7/£5 (concessions available to those living in care, or with dementia) |  The Bluecoat, School Lane , Liverpool | Tickets and Information 0151 702 5324 

On Sunday 14th September Bisakha Sarker will be leading a workshop at the Elixir Festival at Sadlers Wells.  

From 12 – 15 September 2014, Sadler's Wells' renowned Company of elders hosts a four day festival feature dance performances, international artists, seminars, masterclasses and workshops.

The festival will celebrate lifelong creativity and the legacy of older artists whos cataloge of work has changed the art form and continues to influence the future of dance.

Sunday 14th September 2014 | Sadlers Wells

Friday, September 5, 2014
Bisakha Sarker
Charulata (The Lonely Wife)

The last two weeks of the BFI's run of Charulata.

Satyajit Ray’s own favourite of his films, set in late 19th-century Bengal, boasts a marvellously vital Victorian heroine: Charulata, spellbindingly portrayed by Madhabi Mukherjee, is beautiful, intellectual and dangerously bored.

Now newly restored, Ray’s masterpiece will be released in UK cinemas on 22 August.

Racing from window to window in her vast, ornate mansion, Charulata spies hungrily on the outside world through opera glasses. Her wealthy husband Bhupati (Sailen Mukherjee), the high-minded editor of a political journal, is too preoccupied with the latest tax legislation and the forthcoming English election (Disraeli v Gladstone) to pay much attention to his wife. Somewhat unwisely, he invites his charming younger cousin Amal (Soumitra Chatterjee, who previously starred in Ray’s The World of Apu) to come and keep her company. An aspiring writer who shares Charulata’s passion for poetry, Amal is keen to encourage her literary talent …

This is a household of seething, suppressed emotions, subtly revealed by Subrata Mitra’s eloquent camera. A richly atmospheric soundtrack – bird song, horses’ hooves, the cry of the kulfi vendor – evokes the wider world, while Ray’s wistful score and the romantic songs beloved of Charulata and Amal heighten the sense of longing.

Adapted from a 1901 novella, Nastanirh (The Broken Nest) by the great Bengali writer Rabindranath Tagore, Charulata was described by its director as ‘the one film I would make the same way if I had to do it again’. Enthusiastically received at home and abroad, Charulata was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Direction at the Berlin Film Festival of 1965. Fifty years on, this big screen revival should not be missed.

Friday 22 August – Thursday 18 September 2014 | BFI Southbank

22-28 August | Irish Film Institute, Dublin

22-28 August | Watershed, Bristol

18 September | Hebden Bridge Picturehouse

28 September New Park Chichester

13 October Saffron Screen

22 October Plough Arts Centre

Monday, September 8, 2014
The Shroud

The Shroud is a two-man, miniature epic about loss, time and the things that connect us.

A father writes letters to his homesick son. A Kolkata potter shapes clay goddesses from the silt of the Ganges. A young man circles the funeral pyre. Drawing on Hindu rituals, memories and personal letters, The Shroud is composed as a series of interweaving dialogues between the poets and theatre-makers Siddhartha Bose and Avaes Mohammad. The ancient and the modern combine to create an inventive, quietly beautiful meditation on death, ritual, fathers and sons.

Performed by Siddhartha Bose & Avaes Mohammad, directed by Russell Bender.

Produced by Penned in the Margins, supported by Arts Council England.

Presented with Gateshead Council.

Recommended age 14+

Saturday 13th September 2014 | 7.30 pm | £7 (conc. £5) | Caedmon Hall, Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE8 4LN | Box Office: 01914336965

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Avaes Mohammad, Siddhartha Bose
Rhythm Diaries

British-Austrian drummer Bernhard Schimpelsberger is a rhythmic visionary who has unified the percussion traditions of India and the West.

In Rhythm Diaries, Bernhard takes his audience on an exciting voyage through melody and rhythm, weaving together stories of his extensive travels, encounters with many great musicians and how these influences have shaped his personal journey today.

Tuesday 16th September 2014 | 7.30 pm | £5 (£4 concessions) | New Art Exchange, Nottingham

Tuesday 23rd September 2014 | 8:00pm - 11:00pm | £10 adv / £12 door | Vortex Jazz Club, London

Thursday 30th October | 7.30pm | £10 / £5 | Embrace Arts, Leicester

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Bernhard Schimpelsberger
Darbar Festival

DARBAR FESTIVAL

Indian classical music’s rich and expressive tradition contains a number of schools and styles – all of which can be explored at the Darbar Festival.

Now a regular part of Southbank Centre's classical music season, Darbar Festival returns to bring the best of Indian classical music to London.

Indian Classical Music Course for beginners.  With Jameela Sidiqqi

Wednesday 17th September – Sunday 21st September 2014 | Southbank Centre

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Ajay Joglekar, Bharat Bhushan Goswami, Kousic Sen, Nityanand Haldipur, Prabhu Edouard, Prashant Mallick, Prem Kumar Mallick, Suhbhankar Banerjee, Surdarshan Chana, Vinayak Torvi
Jagao Sudharobey –The Awakening

Jagao Sudharobey – The Awakening is based on selected Tagore songs and dances that adhere to the theme of awakening – both as observed within nature and within the human soul.

Featuring an ensemble of established and emerging singers, dancers, musicians and Tagore enthusiasts from London, this programme will be presented and conducted in English, to make it more universally accessible.

This is a new production by The Tagoreans – one of the oldest Bengali cultural organisations established in London and forms a precursor to the golden jubilee celebrations next year as The Tagoreans prepares to celebrate 50 years of its dedicated service to propagating and promoting Tagore's creative works across London and the UK.

Saturday 20th September 2014 | 6.30pm – 9.30pm | Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London

Tea and snacks will be available for sale during the interval

For tickets please contact Gairika Gupta (01707 696 343), Manoshi Barua (07754 889 469), Jyotsna Mukherjee (020 8807 0550), Aparna Gupta (020 8447 0850), Nivedita Bose (07957 323 756 or Jayanta Ray (07776 164 973)

Saturday, September 20, 2014
The Tagoreans
United Rhythms

Birmingham-born, classically trained tabla player and composer Mendi Mohinder Singh brings his  new work to The Drum as part of its 20th Anniversary celebrations.

Mendi will perform alongside Birmingham Conservatoire’s Percussion Ensemble further to teaming up with them to produce three original compositions purely for orchestral percussion. Drawing on African, South American, American and Arabic styles and written in a Western classical context, this innovative work showcases his multi-skilled repertoire.

They will be joined by 7th Dan Samurai expert Fay Goodman, who will be demonstrating a four-hundred-year-old Japanese kata (choreographed martial art) , accompanied by Mendi playing the dhrupad style of Indian classical rhythm on tabla.

Supported by sampad and the Arts Council England

Saturday 20th September 2014 | 7.30pm| £8 (£6 concs) | Birmingham, The Drum

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Mendi Mohinder Singh
Sitar Recital

Partha Bose is a much respected sitar player from India. Specialising in contemporary Hindustani classical music, he has been playing to international audiences for over two decades and has become renowned for his ability to weave technical virtuosity with emotional expression.

He will be accompanied by tabla player Shiv Shankar Ray.

Saturday 20 September 20141pm | £12 / £10 concessions | The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester  

Saturday 27 September 20141pm | Free | The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool

 

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Partha Bose, Shiv Shankar Ray
Sarod Recital

Debashis Bhattacharya is a master of the sarod. He performs a selection of ragas with great skill, displaying the instrument’s myriad of timbres and sub-note inflections. He is accompanied by tabla maestro Shahbaz Hussain.

Please note: this is the sarod player, not the Calcuttan slide guitar player of the same name.

Sunday 21st September 2014 | 7pm |£10 | Sage Gateshead 

Ticket Offers Available Family Ticket 4 tickets for £25 (Must include at least one child ticket) Multibuy Offer – Buy tickets for Debashish Bhattacharya and Jyoti Hegde and receive £2 off each individual ticket. Please call Ticket office to book, not available online.

Sunday, September 21, 2014
Debashis Bhattacaharya, Shahbaz Hussain