Events

Past Events

Kolkata International Photography Festival

Kolkata International Photography Festival (KIPF) is one single platform in Kolkata that will bring together the photographic community – the amateurs, the enthusiasts, the professionals, the viewers and the critiques alike.

At Kolkata Centre for Creativity an Exhibition as part of KIPF has been put together covering works of JYOTI BHATT, PARESH MAITY, SANJAY BHATTACHARYA, PANKAJ MISTRY, RAM RAHEEM and HABEED, and an array of INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS. During the exhibition there will be talks, film screenings, discussions around these artists.

Further details are given below:

Date: February 28 to March 6, 2019
Time
: 11 am to 8 pm
Open to All
Facebook: KCCinKolkata
Call: +91 9674140905
Email: kcc@akst.org.in
Venue: Kolkata Centre for Creativity, 777 Anandapur, E M Bypass, Near Fortis Hospital, Kolkata – 700107

Kcc Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

One of the most frequent criticisms against Wikipedia is that there are fewer, and less extensive, articles about women and topics that are important to women. This is because the dominant majority of volunteer Wikipedia editors are male. Let’s correct this oversight together, shall we?

Kolkata Centre for Creativity is committed towards equal representation of women in art and culture. We bring to you, in association with Access for All, a KCC Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon to correct the course of representation on the world’s most popular online encyclopaedia.

Join us for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects relating to gender, art and feminism. We will be focusing on female personalities from history and art of West Bengal.

This is a complimentary event. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedians, reference materials, refreshments and stimulating conversation! We look forward to having you help us make Wikipedia more equal.

Further details are given below:

Date: March 12, 2019
Age: 15 & above
Time: 12 pm to 4 pm
Open to All
Call: +91 9674140905
Email: kcc@akst.org.in

Batik Workshop

The age old art of batik printing, a technique of dyeing fabric using wax, has been popular since its use in ancient India, China and even Egypt. Come and immerse yourself in this living history.

Join us for a 2 day workshop where you’ll learn the basics of printing batik designs on cotton.

Further details are given below:

Date: March 12, 2019
Age: 15 & above
Time: 12 pm to 4 pm
Open to All
Call: +91 9674140905
Email: kcc@akst.org.in

Zoom Dada

Kolkata Centre for Creativity in collaboration with Alliance Francaise and Theatre Bascule is going to organize Zoom Dada, a shrugged theatre along with Hip Hop dance for the age group above 3 years. Parents, grandparents, caregivers all are invited on Saturday, 24th November, 2018 at 5 pm.

The theatre involves Two characters running out of ideas to draw, to draw themselves, go in search of the inspiration, their inspiration to represent themselves. At the end of their quest, their portrait will have a false air of crossed paintings, invented dances. In any case, it is certain that their drawing will be very similar to them.

Date: 24th November 2018
Timing: 5 pm
Duration: 40 mins
Age: Above 3 years along with parents, grandparents, caregivers
Venue: Kolkata Centre for Creativity, 777 Anandapur, E M Bypass, Near Fortis Hospital, Kolkata – 700107
Call: +91 9674140905
Email: kcc@akst.org.in

BEGAL’S ‘PAT’ OF GOLD

Kolkata Centre for Creativity & The Crafts Council of West Bengal Celebrating its golden jubilee Cordially invite you to the inauguration Of BENGAL’S ‘PAT’ OF GOLD

Bengal’s ‘PAT’ of GOLD is an exposition of contemporary and heritage scroll paintings.The Bengal Patachitra (scroll painting) refers to a very unique form of traditional folk painting on cloth or paper produced by the Patua or Chitrakar community.
The Exposition is Showcasing Heritage Pat along with Contemporary, as we all must know from where this tradition originated and how it developed while reflecting changing times.
The inauguration will be done by Virginie Corteval, Consul General, France.
The Guests of Honour are Jogen Chowdhury, Shuvaprasanna, Jawhar Sircar, Shanta Ghosh, Suhrid K Bhowmik, Pranabranjan Ray and Avijit Lath.

Further details are given below:

Inauguration: December 2, 2018 at 3 pm
Exhibition will continue till 23rd December, 2018
Time: 11 am – 6 pm
Open to All
Call: +91 9674140905
Email: kcc@akst.org.in

Transhumance: The Sheep are in Town

Travel to a strange and hilarious universe with Toronto-based performance group CORPUS and their extraordinary flock of sheep, that travels from Canada’s plains to the French Alps, pauses in the city to graze, and amaze! Reality meets fantasy in this wordless, live installation that recreates an idyllic country scene in a typical urban setting.

Fee: 500 INR
Date: Dec 8 – 9, 2019
Age: For all ages (Specially for children and families)
Time: 11 am & 5 pm show time
Venue: Kolkata Centre for Creativity, 777 Anandapur, E M Bypass, Near Fortis Hospital, Kolkata – 700107
For bookings: call us at +919831034463 or email at wildstrawberry.arts@gmail.com

Xylography

Two days curated for enthusiasts and lovers of textile and design to learn techniques of Block Printing. In the process create your own design and carry home a piece of your art.

Further details are given below:

Fee: 1500 INR
Date: Jan 29 – 30, 2019
Age: Adults
Time: 11 pm to 3 pm
Venue: Kolkata Centre for Creativity, 777 Anandapur, E M Bypass, Near Fortis Hospital, Kolkata – 700107
Call: +91 9674140905
Email: kcc@akst.org.in

Gold Dust Of Begum Sultans

We are organising an exhibition ‘Gold Dust of Begum Sultan’ in collaboration with Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival and Khwaja Ahmad Abbas Memorial Trust at KCC. The exhibition is a captivating tale of Rampur Nawab’s Feudal life. It tries to capture the cultural heritage of Rampur State including their grand lifestyle and fascinating narratives of the powerful women of the zenana.

Further details are given below:

Date: Jan 20 – 27, 2019
Time: 11 am – 7 pm
Open to All
Call: +91 9674140905
Email: kcc@akst.org.in

Swim into stories, A writing workshop by Vikram Sridhar

Kolkata Centre for Creativity is organizing a wonderful tool, “Writing” to express a child’s world’.

Vikram Sridhar will conduct the workshop using fun theatre games, making the kids exercise their brains and have them rationally think and appreciate the joy of writing.

Further details are given below:

Fees: Rs. 500/-
Date: 17th February
Time: 11 am – 12:30 pm | 90 minutes
For ages: 10 to 13 years
Call: +91 9674140905
Email: kcc@akst.org.in

A mouthful of stories – Vikram Sridhar

Kolkata Centre for Creativity is organizing an exciting story telling workshop by Vikram Sridhar, who has discovered our rich heritage of oral literature using folktales as a medium.

Vikram will take you on to a Story Carpet, a 60 mins journey, with stories from folktales, mythology, history and oral narratives, when the carpet lands back in Kolkata, the kids and parents will be left with loads of laughter, smiles, and happiness.

Further details are given below:

Fees: Rs 200/- per child and Rs. 100/- per parent/Guardian/Caregiver
Date: 16th February
Time: 6-7 pm | 60 minutes
For ages: 4 and above
Call: +91 9674140905
Email: kcc@akst.org.in

JAPANESE EXPRESSIONS

Kolkata Centre for Creativity and Consulate General of Japan presents ‘JAPANESE EXPRESSIONS’, as part of the KOLKATA FESTIVAL 2019. Japanese Expressions showcases two artists, Prof. Yoshinobu Nochiaka, who is exhibiting photographic works and Ms. Misako Shin-e, who is showcasing B&W series and a few paintings in turquoise colour.

Prof. Yoshinobu Nochiaka, in his body of works JAPAN AS BEAUTY, has beautifully captured the interlink between ‘Maiko’ & ‘Traditional Japanese Gardens’ through his photographs.

MISAKO SHIN-E, in her works shown in FLOWERS AND NOSTALGIA she has tried to draw the essence of flowers with ink.

Further details are given below:

Date: February 3 to 10, 2019
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Open to All
Call: +91 9674140905
Email: kcc@akst.org.in

WORK IN PROGRESS SHARING ‘HERE & NOW’

Kolkata Centre for Creativity is organizing a WORK IN PROGRESS Theatre piece for children and parents devised by Mary-Frances Doherty from Northern Ireland, who is an internationally acclaimed actress & theatre maker.

Further details are given below:

Date: 31st January
Time: 6-7 pm
For ages: 10+
Call: +91 9674140905
Email: kcc@akst.org.in

LA NADA

Art Exhibition and Installation by three Artists Swarup Dutta (Indian) (Scenographer), Sybilla de Uray – Ura (Australian) (restoration artist and designer) and Shubha Kenworthy (Indian) (artist, choreographer, model).

La Nada the definition in English ‘the nothingness, empty space, nothing, nothingness, the void’ (Kuchh nahin). In Hindi interestingly ‘Nada’in ancient metaphysics is the spiritual sound that fills the whole cosmos. This exhibition explores La Nada from both of these perspectives through the eyes of three artists.

Further details are given below:

Date: February 10 to 23, 2019
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Open to All
Call: +91 9674140905
Email: kcc@akst.org.in

Masterclasses & Workshops

Unlock Design

Sumesh Dugar
Feb 12, 11am – 12:30pm
Venue: Kolkata Center for Creativity
Cost: Rs. 750
17 – 30 yrs (for all design enthusiasts)
An introduction to Design Thinking, Design Aesthetics UX, & UI

WE BREATHE

by Swati & Ritika
Feb 12, 1pm – 4pm
Venue: Kolkata Center for Creativity
Cost: Rs 850
Open to all professionals in various fields, NGOs, designers & engineers.
Use the principles of Design Thinking to solve a current crisis (air pollution or waste management)

Sticky Bits

– by Swati & Ritika
Feb 15, 4pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Kolkata Center for Creativity
We believe everyone is creative. This fun workshop is open to anyone who is 5 yrs+
We encourage sign ups in twos!
Cost: Rs. 450
Let’s Dab, Stick & Build with Sticky Bits!

  • 4 – 5 different activities
  • Takeaway whatever you build
  • Technology free workshop

Let’s Talk EVERYTHING DESIGN

– by Swati & Ritika
a design seminar with industry professionals, in association with Kyoorius & Kolkata Centre for Creativity

Hear them talk about UX, UI, AI, product, interiors, graphic design and more at Kolkata Center for Creativity.
Date: Feb 16
Time: 10am – 6pm
Cost for students: 1,000
Professionals: 3,000
(coffee & lunch included)
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Call to register, passes need to be collected: +91 96747 14720