Events of the week

ByProma Chakraborty

Oct 11, 2019

Flute fest

What: Dedicated to peace and good, the 10th edition of Raasrang World Flute Festival 2019 is back. The festival focuses on various genres of music, with the flute at the core of the rendition. Across multiple editions, it has drawn attention to the flute, an instrument of divine seduction, which brings at its core rhythm and the melodious music of the soul. This edition brings to the fore talented tribal and folk musicians from Uttarakhand, Manipur, Rajasthan and Chile. Rare and heritage wind instruments in collaboration with Sikkim University will also be part of this. This year Manipur will display wide variety of bamboos that are under threat of extinction. It will also share the importance of bamboo on economy and ecology.

When: October 11 – 13 (6pm)

Where: Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri

Just terracotta 

What: Bringing together the finest terracotta artisans from all over the country, Delhi Blue Pottery Trust is back again with Terrafest. A good thing too, as faced with competition from plastic and metal ware, terracotta is fighting for survival. Starting with only 12 artisans in 2015, this year the festival will be showcasing 21 artisans. It aims at providing a platform for them to showcase a range of earthenware, to market not only products but also skills. It’s an occasion where they interact with each other, as well as with ceramic artists, collectors, and the many members of the general public who appreciate their work. This edition will see terracotta artisans presenting their work from 10 states: Manipur, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Tamil Nadu. Like in previous years, a number of workshops are being organised during the Terrafest, all of which are open for public participation.

When: October 11–16 (11 am – 7 pm)

Where: Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg

Comic relief

What: Pierrot’s Troupe is all set to stage ‘Big B’ – a dramatic and comic version of Munshi Premchand’s noted short story Bade Bhai Sahib. A rip-roaring comedy, this is a first-of-its- kind play about the “Hindustanisation” of English as demonstrated by two school students – the ‘studious’ Kamta Prasad and the ‘sporty’ Samta Prasad from Banaras in their battle with a foreign language.  The play revolves around hockey and history, cricket and chemistry, gulli danda and geography. With 185 shows to its credit, the play is running since 2002, and has been performed all over India and abroad.

When: October 18 -19

Where: Silly Souls Studio/ LTG Auditorium