What: To all the artists in the capital, join in for an afternoon of poetry reading and appreciation. Organised by Verse of Silence, ‘Rhapsodies Chapter 1’, brings to you an engrossing discussion on creative writing and its scope in India. Founder of Delhi Poetry Festival Ms Dolly Singh will also be a part of this meet.
When: July 22 (10:45 am – 1pm)
Where: Café de Art, G-14, Connaught Place
What: From rare historical drawings to contemporary urban aboriginal art, here is the chance to witness artworks from Australia going all the way back to the 1800s. As a prelude to Australia fest in India, the exhibition ‘Indigenous Australia: Masterworks from National Gallery of Australia’, presents significant works produced by Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Their oeuvre is one of the oldest, richest and most complex forms of creative expression in human history and is still alive today. More than 100 artworks are on display and take varied forms including paintings on canvas and bark, weaving and sculpture, new media, prints and photography.
When: June 16 – August 26 (11 am – 6:30 pm)
Where: National Gallery of Modern Art, Sher Shah Road
Music and more
What: Music lovers of the city, don’t miss out on new, fresh and original compositions by independent local musicians. Organised by Hootenanny, an art community that aims to promote local independent artists of various art forms, the event provides young talent with a platform to showcase their own music. ‘Whose Song Is It Anyway?’ makes an attempt to bring together some amazingly talented musicians who write and compose their own music under one roof to perform for an appreciative audience. Join in and let them surprise you with their tunes.
When: July 15 (1 – 3 pm)
Where: The Piano Man Jazz Club, Safdarjung Enclave
What: Bath & Body Works has launched its first two stores in Delhi-NCR. About time, as this multinational brand already has over 1,800 outlets across the world. Set up about 25 years ago, it has been quite successful in the market for fragrance and skincare products. The range of products includes body lotion, body cream, body wash, hand soap and fine fragrance mist.
Where: Select Citywalk, Saket; DLF Mall of India, Noida
What: “The artist may die, but the art never dies”. The story of ‘Hanoosh’, portrays the life of a lock maker whose aim of making a clock is fulfilled after 17 years. However, on the king’s order, his eyes are removed so that he cannot make a clock of the same kind ever. The play tries to bring to light that there is a Hanoosh in all parts of the world even today, who strives to create something new with single-minded commitment. He endures all insults and nothing deters him. However, his efforts are only recognised when he is no longer alive to relish the recognition.
When: July 23 (7 pm)
Where: Shri Ram Centre, Mandi House