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EVENTS OF THE WEEK

Art of writing

What: For all those who are fascinated with calligraphy, a workshop on Devanagari brings to you the most interesting design and style of lettering, which is more of a visual art or expression. Get the opportunity to learn the most used and adopted writing script in the world. The workshop will also help participants to explore various mediums such as twig, brush, pen and other writing instruments. It will not just help in improving writing skills but will also improve the understanding of indigenous language.
When: August 4-5 (10 am – 5 pm)
Where: Craft Village, 19B, Shivaji Marg, Ranpuri

Theatre’s distress

What: Highlighting the inner conflict and struggle of a theatre artist, Hindi play Kaal Kothri, depicts the personal life of theatre actors. It also portrays other issues, especially the corruption in culture. Rajat is a theatre artist who is following his passion for acting. But his art gets affected when money becomes the sole measure of success. In trying to make ends meet, he faces a tough time with his son and wife. His retired father and unmarried sister take up work to support the family. Rajat is forced to find another job, but unfortunately, he fails. Watch the heart-wrenching drama unfold with Kaal Kothri.
When: August 19 (7:30 pm)
Where: Shri Ram Centre, Safdar Hashmi Marg, Mandi House

Spin the wheel

What: Are you ready to get your hands muddy on the potter’s wheel? Indulge in a deeply meditative, inspirational and creative workshop of pottery, dedicated to molding clay into different shapes and forms. Have fun as you learn to prepare clay and rolling slabs and get introduced to a variety of slab-forming techniques by well-known potter Neha Gupta. It is all about hands-on learning, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes that you won’t mind getting soiled.
When: August 12 (9:45 am – 4:30 pm)
Where: Zorba the Buddha, 7 Tropical Drive, Ghitorni

Rock and Roll

What: Delhiites, gear up to groove to Bangalore Rock with Thermal and a Quarter. Touring across the country this month for their eighth upcoming album, the band is set to perform on themes inspired by hyper-nationalism, right-wing rhetoric, injustice, intolerance, hatred, corruption and climate change. From spontaneous jams to vast soundscapes, tight prog-rock to slick jazz-rock, the audience can expect everything held together by superlative musicianship and hard-hitting lyrics in a politically and ideologically charged set of songs. Join them to enjoy an eclectic mix of genres with the essence of South Indian culture.
When: August 3 (9 pm)
Where: Saint N Sinners, GF-21, Golf Course Road, Sector-23, Gurgaon

Nocturnal scenes

What: If you are new to the city, here’s a chance to explore the night life of the capital. Organised by Delhi Photo Tour, experience how different parts of the city offer different sights at night with this night photography tour. The tour will cover different points of interest in both Old and New Delhi. From markets of Old Delhi bustling with people well past midnight, to the hangouts open till late night in New Delhi — you will get to capture the city after the sun goes down.
When: August 9 (6 pm- 11 pm)
Where: Pickup from Central Delhi