Events

WORKSHOP | Jugaad Puppetry

In partnership with Ecole Française Internationale de Bombay, we present to you the first Jugaad Puppetry meeting conducted by Frédéric Simon. The goal is to eventually conduct a series of puppetry workshops which will enable the participants to present a show at the end of the academic year based on the story Flix by Tomi Ungerer. Exclusively for students of Ecole Française Internationale de Bombay In partnership with Ecole Française Internationale de Bombay Read More »

CONCERT | The Gipsy Kings

Gipsy Kings consist of two sets of brothers: the Reyes (Nicolas, Canut, Paul, Patchai, André) and Baliardos (Tonino, Paco, Diego). For their maiden concert in India, André Reyes (guitar and vocals) will sing in different styles including elements of flamenco and rumba. The performance will also feature luxury guests like Mario Reyes and Chico Castillo to make everyone dance to great hits such as “Bamboleo”, “Volare”, and “La Dona” amongst others. Tickets via BookMyShow and the NCPA Box Office Co-sponsored ... Read More »

PLAY READING | Bobin and Mikado

It’s time to bring some drama to your life – French drama that is! In partnership with St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy & Performing Arts (SAPP), we bring you readings of French plays translated in English. For the seventh set of readings, we will focus on Adeline Picault’s play Bobin and Mikado which is a love triangle shot with tragedy. Free and open to everyone | No registration needed | Event in English Please refer to the Facebook Event via this ... Read More »

AF @ DR. BHAU DAJI LAD MUSEUM – Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard

Le Pélerinage à l’île de Cynthère / Pilgrimage to the Isle of Cythera by Watteau (1717) La Raie / The Ray by Chardin (1728) Le Verrou / The Lock by Fragonard (1775-1777) Le Pélerinage à l’île de Cynthère portrays a “fête galante”; an amorous celebration or party enjoyed by the aristocracy of France during the Régence after the death of Louis XIV, which is generally seen as a period of dissipation and pleasure. La Raie is a still life painting ... Read More »

DATE CHANGED – PLAY READING | ELLE EST LA

Please note that this event will take place on Feb 27, 2019 (Wed) Please note that this event will take place on Feb 27, 2019 (Wed) It’s time to bring some drama to your life – French drama that is! In partnership with St. Andrew’s Centre for Philosophy & Performing Arts (SAPP), we bring you readings of French plays translated in English. For the sixth set of readings, we will focus on Nathalie Sarraute’s play Elle est là. Free and open ... Read More »

MY FRANCOPHONIE – LE CORBUSIER

MY FRANCOPHONIE LE CORBUSIER Join us for the fifth session of My francophonie – a series of workshops that will give you a taste of different aspects of francophone cultures! For this session, we will focus on Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, renowned as Le Corbusier, who was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. Free and open to everyone | No registration needed Read More »

POETRY READING | For A World Without Walls

In solidarity with the ‘World Poetry Movement’, 523 poetry readings have been ratified in 115 nations in February 2019 to stand together for a world free of all discriminations.   The Mumbai Chapter of the same has been conceived by Bina Sarkar Ellias (Editor/Publisher/Poet/Curator, International Gallerie) and will feature several poets including Anjali Purohit, Anju Makhija, Ashwani Kumar, Jane Bhandari, Linda Ashok, Mustansir Dalvi, Prabodh Parikh, Rochelle Potkar, Sanjeev Khandekar, Smeetha Bhowmik, Smita Sahay, Suhit Kelkar, and Vinita Agarwal.   ... Read More »

PRESERVING WISDOM | Using Digital Technology to Rescue Ancient Texts

Preserving Wisdom – Using Digital Technology to Rescue Ancient Texts Dr. David Katz Sacred manuscripts from India’s great spiritual heritage are being lost due to changing climate, indifference, and a lack of awareness. Conscious of the urgent need to preserve this timeless knowledge, the non-profit organisation Muktabodha Indological Research Institute (MIRI) has been identifying endangered Sanskrit manuscripts and preserving them through digitisation. These digitised texts are then freely disseminated to seekers and scholars around the world.   Come and hear ... Read More »

FRENCH CINEMA | Michael Kohlhaas

Michael Kohlhaas by Arnaud des Pallières (125′) Michael Kohlhaas, who leads a good family life, wages war against an unjust Lord to uphold his rights. For members of AF Bombay only ♦ Trailer ♦ In partnership with Institut Français Read More »

DOCUMENTARY | Two Flags

Two Flags by Pankaj Rishi Kumar (86′) Two Flags chronicles the life and politics of a quaint French town: Pondicherry (India). As 4,600 Tamil French people gear up for the French Presidential elections of 2017, the film explores the idea of identity, citizenship, and home in the postcolonial era. It is a visual journey through Pondicherry, its homes and its people, and a witness to the unfolding of an absurd play of history. Subtitled in English | Free and open to everyone | No ... Read More »