Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival 2019

#DusSaalBemisaal
The festival is free for all. However, entry in the festival is by registration only. Join us for the festivities!

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E-mail: mahindrasanatkadalucknowfest@gmail.com


Day 1, Friday 1st February 2019

Schedule - all events for the day

11 am
# Weaves and Crafts Bazaar Opens

11 am
# Qaiser Bagh Heritage Walk for School Children with Adity Chakravarti
Starting at the Press Club

11 am to 1 pm
# School Tours of the Festival

11 am to 1 pm
Kids Corner - Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Masti ki Pathshala by Swatantra Talim

Swatantra Talim is a non profit organization that works to co-create learning spaces for children. The organization develops innovative education materials and methods to ignite the inate curiosity of children.

12 noon
Literary Guftugu - Salempur House
# Ritu Sethi in conversation with Jannan, Mahesh and Ali Abbas Haider practitioners of craft from Lucknow.

Jannan has been practicing the craft of the rafu or darning since he was 10. Today he is an icon in Lucknow and you would have surely seen him in Hazratganj sitting outside the Modern Laundry.

Mahesh belongs to a family of murtikars and is the only crafts person practicing the art of murtikari in Lucknow now. His miniature murtis are a work in finesse and craft.

Ali Abbas Haider is a naqqash and taziya maker. He has been a practitioner of the metal crafts for decades and has been safeguarding some of oldest methods and processes of his trade.

12.30 pm
Filmistaan, - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Weavers of Varanasi (28 min)
Directed by Indranil Lahiri , AIACA
AIACA initiated a project in Varanasi with small handloom weavers with the objective of organizing them into a collective group. Strengthening and developing wage earners as entrepreneurs through giving them trainings and access to required information or knowledge.

2.00 pm
Husn-e-Karigari-e-Awadh a series of short films on the crafts and weaves (42 min)
Directed by Sanatkada Film Studio Produced by Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival.
Films on badla, block making, rafugaars(darning), kite making, chandi ka warq , murtikaar, and home crafts

4 pm
Tahkhana, Main Chabutra Baradari
# Inauguration of Exhibition Husn e Karigari e Awadh

5 pm
Main Chabutra Baradari
# Inauguration of Festival - Dus Saal Bemisaal
# Qissa Goi by Valentina Trivedi
# Kuch Yadein Show curated By Rohini Killough

Valentina Trivedi is a avid storyteller for children and adults and Dastan Go.
Rohini Killough is a writer, feminist and been a vibrant part of the fashion industry.

6 pm
Filmistaan - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Husn-e-Karigari-e-Awadh a series of short films on the crafts and weaves (42 min)
Directed by Sanatkada Film Studio Produced by Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival.
Films on badla, block making, rafugaars, kite making, chandi ka warq, murtikaar, and home crafts.

8 pm
Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Nazariya Badlo - a Mime Show
Reshma Valliappan
Presented by CREA
"Crazy just for the way I look." Reshma tells us that since she was a child she has been outspoken, opinionated, and striving for independence. Forcing a conversation on schizophrenia in particular and mental health in general, Val Resh, as she's known, is the co-founder of Mind Arcs and runs a creative initiative called The Red Door which uses social media to address the issues of mental health and mentally ill. Through the medium of mime, Reshma draws us into a hitherto unexplored world.

Founded in 2000, CREA is a international feminist human rights organisation based in New Delhi, India.Together with partners from a diverse range of human rights movements and networks, CREA works to advance the rights of women and girls, and the sexual and reproductive freedoms of all people.


Day 2, Saturday 2nd February 2019

Schedule - all events for the day

8 am
# Car Tour : Lucknow ki Rachi Basi Tehzeeb - Baradari
Visiting the communities of Lucknow with Mehru Jaffer
This car tour takes you on a ride through the streets and mohallas of Lucknow where the various regional communities like the Bengalis, Kashmiris, Anglo Indian, Punjabis have settled, and contributed to the cultural mosaic of the city.

Mehru Jaffer is a journalist and author of the Books of Mohammad, Nizamuddin Aulia, and Moinuddin Chisti and Love and life in Lucknow. She is passionate about Lucknow.

# Francisi Awadhi Ta'alluqaat
Car tour of Claude Martin's country houses and townhouses, including La Martiniere School with Naseema Aziz
Nasima Aziz is a poet, author, playwright and has written a cookbook on vegetarian cuisine in India. Her avid interest in Lucknow has resulted in her latest book "My Wanderings in the Lanes of History".

10 am
# Heritage Walk of Qaiser Bagh and its Homes with Amit Misra
Press Club, Qaiser Bagh
Amit Misra is a scientist at the Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) . He is passionate about History, literature, music and theatre.

11 am
Literary Guftugu - Salempur House
# A Handcrafted Diversity by Laila Taybji
Focusing on the role of craft persons in the 21st century as part of our cultural diversity, and how it is relevant and of value today.

An artist, designer, craft revivalist, social media blogger & activist, Laila Tyabji is a multifaceted, multi-dimensional woman in the arena of crafts & aesthetics. Dastkar, now a household name has been nurtured by her since the early 80s. Her efforts and her massive body of work with artisans and craft persons from all over the country were recognized when she was awarded the Padma Shri in 2001.

11 am
# Qaiser Bagh Heritage Walk for School Children with Adity Chakravarti
Starting at the Press Club
# School Tours of the Festival - Baradari

11 am to 1 pm
Kids Corner Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Masti ki Pathshala by Swatantra Talim
Swatantra Talim is a non profit organization that works to co-create learning spaces for children. The organization develops innovative education materials and methods to ignite the inate curiosity of children

12 noon to 1pm
Awadh Crafts Bazaar, Entrance Chabutra, Baradari
# Workshop Kite Making with Tauseef
Rs 500 (includes materials)
Tauseef a national award winner in kite making from Rampur. He introduces us to techniques in kite making with different materials like paper and cloth. Open to children (above 8 yrs) adults and children

12.30 pm
Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Nazariya Badlo - a Mime Show
Reshma Valliappan
Presented by CREA

12.30 pm
Filmistaan - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra Baradari
# Tanko Bole Chhe (12 min 5 sec)
Directed by Nina Sabnani , Produced by Judy Frater
Tanko Bole Chhe is an animated documentary which celebrates the art and passion of artisans of the Kutch region. Through conversations and memories, four voices share their involvement in the evolution of a craft tradition. The film is an animated documentary which celebrates the art and passion of the Kutch artisans.

# Black Gold of Bidar ( 23 min)
Directed by Dinesh Lakhanpal. A film by Chatrapati Maharaj Vastu Sanghralaya, Mumbai
In India, traditional arts and crafts have been practised using precious stones,diamonds,pearls as well as gold and silver for nearly five thousand years. Bidriware is one such craft known to have started sometime in the 15th century.The film is an in depth study of the craft and its struggle to survive.

1 pm
Literary Guftugu - Salempur House
# Sarover Zaidi
Tools in the hands of gods' - thinking and working with Karigars
Explores specifically the Alam and the Panja, extensively deployed during Muharram for the veneration of the family of the prophet. Exploring the relationship with the karigars who navigate iconography debates; provide innovative designs and work towards the survival and continuation of a tradition and its popularity.

Sarover Zaidi is a social anthropologist, working on religion, architecture, craftsmanship and urbanism. She studied philosophy at St. Stephen's College and Sociology and Social Anthropology at the Delhi School of Economics, and the Max Planck Institute, Germany. She has worked extensively on rural development, iconography, art, Islamic studies etc. She runs an interdisciplinary forum in Delhi called 'Elementary Forms', and currently teaches at the Jindal School of Art and Architecture, Sonipat.

1 pm
# Home cooked meal at Azam Ali ki Kothi 16 Tulsidas Marg, Chowk

1 pm
# Home cooked meal with Sheeba Iqbal at Dallan Saudagar ki Kothi
Nakhas, Victoria Street
Rs 1200 per head
Experience an authentic home cooked Awadhi meal at a typical 80 year kothi with the most beautiful Angan. The menu will include Kakori and Galawati Kebab, Moong gosht , Chicken qorma, mutton biryani , Paneer tikka, veg kebabs,qorma soya bean, paneer ki sabzi with assorted rotis including sheermal and khameeri roti. For Deserts Kheer and doodh ki barfi.

2 pm
Filmistaan - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra Baradari
# Husn-e-Karigari-e-Awadh a series of short films on the crafts and weaves (42 min)
Directed by Sanatkada Film Studio Produced by Mahindra Sanatkada Film Studio
Films on badla, block making, rafugaars, kite making, chandi ka warq, murtikaar, and home crafts.

3 pm
# Lucknow Lectern - Salempur House
A Talk by Prof. P. Balaram
Prof. P. Balaram is among the foremost scientists of the country. A Padma Bhushan recipient, he is a former Director of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore where he is Emeritus Professor. He was extensively engaged with the interface of science, education, ethics and society.

3 pm
# Walk around Residency with Roobaroo Walks and Deep Dive India
Begins at Residency, Qaiser Bagh
Rs 700 per head
War Chronicles: An exploratory narrative of the 148 day siege of the British Residency.
Fascinating anecdotes & unbelievable stories related to the Indian uprising of 1857 and of interwoven events from the wider theatre of war across 'Hindustan'.
Roobaroo Walks and Deep Dive India
A team of spirited individuals who love exploring India & creating immersive experiences to help you better understand this incredible civilization!

3 pm
Filmistaan, Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Lucknow ki Chikankari (12 min)
Directed by Muzaffar Ali & Produced by UP Tourism.
# Anjuman (2hr 20 min)
Directed & Produced by Muzaffar Ali
Directed by Lucknow's very own Muzaffar Ali, Anjuman is a social melodrama about the plight of chikan embroiderers in decaying Lucknow. The story about a young girl who dares to dream of changing her life and the lives of those around her, and about the Chikan workers of Lucknow.

5 pm
Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Rehman Shah - Jaadugar
Kathputli Basti in Delhi is home to magicians, snake charmers, acrobats, singers, dancers, actors, traditional healers and musicians as well as puppeteers, and make up what it probably the largest congregation of street performers in the world. Rahman Shah exemplifies a dwindling genre of street magicians, bringing back memories of childhood.

6 pm
Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Nazariya Badlo - a Mime Show
Reshma Valliappan
Presented by CREA

6 pm
Filmistaan - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra
Husn-e-Karigari-e-Awadh a series of short films on the crafts and weaves (42 min)
Directed by Sanatkada Film Studio Produced by Mahindra Sanatkada Film Studio
Films on badla, block making, rafugaars, kite making, chandi ka warq, murtikaar, and home crafts.

7 pm
Salempur House
# Lucknow Letters
Saman Habib and Sanjay Muttoo
Illustrated Readings 'Lucknow in Letters: Endeavours, Achievements and Tragedies' is a multilingual (English/Urdu/Hindi) reading of personal letters written to/from Lucknow that provide glimpses of the living experience of the city since the 'Ghadar' of 1857 to present times. The event has been conceived as a labour of love for the city and its syncretic culture.

Saman Habib is a scientist at the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow. She is passionate about literature and poetry.

Sanjay Muttoo is a media professional from Lucknow who now lives and teaches in Delhi.

8.30 pm
Car Tour
# Begum Akhtar's Mazaar, Pasand Bagh, Thakur Ganj
A magical night visit to pay respects at the tomb of the iconic feminist Ghazal singer. This is the only space that marks the singer in the city.

9:30 pm
Lebua Lucknow Saraca Estate, 19 Mall Avenue
# Night Performances - Vijay Kumar and Party
Hum Bihar Mein Chunav Lad Rahe Hai
Vijay Kumar, Theatre Group Manch
In collaboration with Lebua Lucknow is a Luxury Boutique property, located in central Lucknow and conceptualised as a sprawling traditional bungalow. It reflects and personifies the "Art Deco" architecture prevailing in the early 1900's. This 1936 Bungalow has been lovingly restored to reflect the ganga jamuni tehzeeb of Lucknow.


Day 3, Sunday 3rd February 2019

Schedule - all events for the day

5.45 am
Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Sahar: Dawn Concert by Shruti Sadolikar
Born in Kolhapur and trained in the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana of Hindustani classical music, a vocal exponent par excellence. Shruti Sadolikar Katkar is renowned for her versatility in performing a wide range of classical & semi classical music from thumri & tappa to natya sangeet, thereby continuing the legacy of her first guru, her father Wamanrao Sadolikar. She is the serving Vice Chancellor of Bhatkhande Deemed University.

8 am
Car Tour, Baradari
# Feminists of Awadh Par Salaam with Saman Habib
A tour of the homes, educational institution, mohallas of a generation of Feminist like Attiya Hosain, Begum Akhtar, Pratibha Nagar 'B'', Ismat Chugtai, and many others
Saman Habib is a feminist scientist at Central Drug Research Institute and the curator performer of Lucknow Letters.

# Lucknow ki Reha'ish with Adity Chakravarthi
A car tour of the homes of Lucknow,the havelis, kothis and bungalows where you have a special preview to the lifestyles of the old families of the city.
Adity Chakravarti is a professional artist and blogger. Over the last 30 years she has lived across the globe working with different artists. She writes a blog about the rapidly disappearing old homes in India. She is the author of the book Reha'ish at home in Lucknow

# Filmi Duniya mein Awadh with Mehru Jaffer
A car tour of the cinema halls, film locations and homes of film artists . A look at Lucknow through its connection to Hindi cinema.
Mehru Jaffer is a journalist and author of the Books of Mohammad, Nizamuddin Aulia, and Moinuddin Chisti and Love and life in Lucknow. She is passionate about Lucknow.

8 am
# Walk around Residency with Roobaroo Walks and Deep Dive India
Residency, Qaiser Bagh
War Chronicles: An exploratory narrative of the 148 day siege of the British Residency.
Fascinating anecdotes & unbelievable stories related to the Indian uprising of 1857 and of interwoven events from the wider theatre of war across 'Hindustan'.

Roobaroo Walks and Deep Dive India
A team of spirited individuals who love exploring India & creating immersive experiences to help you better understand this incredible civilization!

11 am
Literary Guftugu - Salempur House
# Lucknow in the Victoria and Albert Museum
A talk by Susan Stronge
A world authority on decorative arts in South Asia, Susan Stronge is a highly respected senior curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. A prolific researcher, her many publications include "Bidri Ware - Inlaid Metalwork from India"; "The Arts of the Sikh Kingdoms"; "Tipu's Tigers" and "Painting for the Mughal Emperor"; "Made for Mughal Emperors: Royal Treasures from Hindustan" and "Bejewelled: Treasures from the Al-Thani Collection".

12 noon to 1 pm
Awadh Crafts Bazaar, Entrance Chabutra, Baradari
# Workshop Kite Making with Tauseef
Rs 500 (includes materials)
Tauseef a national award winner in kite making from Rampur. He introduces us to techniques in kite making with different materials like paper and cloth. Open to children (above 8 yrs) adults and children

12.00 noon
Main Chabutra, Baradari
Nazariya Badlo - a Mime Show
Reshma Valliappan
Presented by CREA

12.30 pm
Filmistaan, Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Chikankari Perspective and Tradition (10: 51 min)
Directed by Sanatkada Film Studio edited by Reena Mohan and Produced by Bharvis Chikan

# Husn-e-Karigari-e-Awadh a series of short films on the crafts and weaves (42 min)
Directed by Sanatkada Film Studio Produced by Mahindra Sanatkada Film Studio
Films on badla, block making, rafugaars, kite making, chandi ka warq, murtikaar, and home crafts.

1 pm
Saleempur House
# Awadhi Home Cooked Food Festival
Awadhi Home cooked Food Festival is the highlight of the Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival. Recipes come down over generations make the food a rare treat for foodies from Lucknow and across the country. Old Favourites like Rann, Lal mirch ka qeema, qorma, murshidabad biryani, bundeli and marwari thali and many new dishes. For the lovers of sweet we have channe ki daal ka halwa, phirni, shahi tukda.

3 pm
Filmistaan, Tahkhaana, Main Chabutra
# Susman (2 hr 20 min)
Directed and Produced by Shyam Benegal
A story about the "Ikat" handloom weavers of Pochampally through the master weaver Ramulu and his family struggle in time of mass-production.
The film was selected for the Indian Panorama at Filmotsav 1987, Invited to the London Film Festival, the Chicago Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Sydney & Melbourne Film Festivals 1987. It was remade as Kancheevaram in Tamil by Priyadarshan.

4 pm
Literary Guftugu - Salempur House
# Chikankari: Flawless Craftsmanship, Refined Elegance'
A talk by Paola Manfredi
Italian by birth and an ethnologist by training, Paola Manfredi began her tryst with the intricacies of Chikankari in the early 80s. Of particular interest was the reflection of the Lucknawi ethos in this most delicate & complex of embroidery traditions. Her passion for this craft has resulted in a painstakingly researched & beautifully presented book called "Chikankari - A Lucknawi Tradition", a reflection of its history & traditions.

4 pm
Car Tour from Baradari
# Husn e karigari e Awadh
Visiting the Karigars of Lucknow their homes and workplaces with Noor Khan and Arundhati Tewari. By foot, e-rickshaw, and car through the bylanes of Chowk in Purana Lucknow.
Noor Khan an educationist and the retired Principal of Karamat Hussain Degree College . Cook and oral history documentation of Lucknow are amongst her passions.
Arundhati is a student of history and design and a theatre artist. She has been responsible for theme documentation, social media and design for the MSLF 2019.

4-6 pm
Kids Corner - Main Chubatra, Baradari
# Masti ki Pathshala by Swatantra Talim
Swatantra Talim is a non profit organization that works to co-create learning spaces for children. The organization develops innovative education materials and methods to ignite the inate curiosity of children.

5 pm
Amritlal Nagar Qissa Goi Takht, - Chabutra, Baradari
# Bait Bazi
Students of Karamat Hussein Muslim Girls College vs Shia Degree College
Two womens teams
Bait Baazi is a verbal game and genre of urdu poetry played by composing verses of urdu poetry, Much like Antakshari it is a recitation of couplets in response to the opposing teams couplets.

6 pm
Filmistaan - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Jhini Jhini ( 30 min)
Directed by Angana Jhaveri Produced by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vaastu Sanghralay, Mumbai
The evocative documentary tells us about what every colour in the fabric signifies and how families and different communities come together to weave a cloth. Textiles are a generative activity which signify growth.

# Husn-e-Karigari-e-Awadh a series of short films on the crafts and weaves (42 min)
Directed by Sanatkada Film Studio Produced by Mahindra Sanatkada Film Studio
Films on badla, block making, rafugaars, kite making, chandi ka warq, murtikaar, and home crafts.

7 pm
Salempur House
# Qawwali by Mohammad Ahmad Khan Warsi and party, Rampur
Mohammad Ahmed Warsi is one of north India's finest traditional Qawwals. He and his team hail from Rampur in Uttar Pradesh that has been home to rich musical traditions, including classical institutions like Rampur-Seheswan gharana.

8:30 pm
Car Tour
# Begum Akhtar's Mazaar

9:30 pm
Night Performances - Kala Kothi, home of the Khunkhunji Family
# Women of Rhythm
Ghatam performance by
Sukkanya Rajgopal and Sumana Chandrashekhar
Playing the ghatam in the Carnatic style, Sukanya Ramgopal & her student Sumana Chandrashekhar, have broken stereotypes & deep rooted notions of feminity in the classical space. Sukanya devised a unique reinterpretation of the instrument, and in 1994 she designed a performance concept she named 'Ghata Tharang', which involves playing six to seven ghatams of different shrutis to give it a broad melodic dimension. By pushing the limits of the ghatam, Sukanya has brought the ghatam and the ghatam player from the margins to the centre stage, giving both a new identity.

Evening in Collaboration with Kala Kothi, one of the most magical kothis built over 80 years ago on the banks of the River Gomti. Traditionally the summer house of the esteemed Khunkhunji family of Chowk Used as a home for learned sants and seers who would come to give discourses, and for innumerable family functions. The Kothi now refurbished is run by Bina Agarwal Khunkhunji as a space for weddings and functions.


Day 4, Monday 4th February 2019

Schedule - all events for the day

8 am
Car Tour
# Lucknow ki Reha'ish with Adity Chakravarthi
A car tour of the homes of Lucknow,the havelis, kothis and bungalows where you have a special preview to the lifestyles of the old families of the city.
Adity Chakravarti is a professional artist and blogger. Over the last 30 years she has lived across the globe working with different artists. She writes a blog about the rapidly disappearing old homes in India. She is the author of the book Reha'ish at home in Lucknow.

10 am
# Qaiser Bagh Heritage Walk for School Children with Robaroo Walks and Deep Dive India.
Starting at the Press Club
A team of spirited individuals who love exploring India & creating immersive experiences to help you better understand this incredible civilization!

11 am to 1 pm
Kids Corner - Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Masti ki Pathshala by Swatantra Talim
Swatantra Talim is a non profit organization that works to co-create learning spaces for children. The organization develops innovative education materials and methods to ignite the inate curiosity of children.

11 am to 1 pm
# School Tours of the Festival

12 noon
Literary Guftugu - - Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Book Release: Wanderings in the Lanes of History
Mehru Jaffer in conversation with the author Nasima Aziz
"'An insiders look at the Nawabi court, the firangi fortune seekers and a refined public that created the cultured life of Lucknow "
Nasima Aziz is a poet, author, playwright and has written a cook book on vegetarian cuisine in India. She has been the editor of a series of Sanatkada books documenting the oral history of Lucknow .
Mehru Jaffer is a journalist and author of the Books of Mohammad, Nizamuddin Aulia, and Moinuddin Chisti and Love and life in Lucknow. She is passionate about Lucknow

12.30 pm
Filmistaan - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Handmade in India (26 min 40 sec)
Directed by Malati Rao, Produced by Rajiv Mehrotra
In a world that has become increasingly mechanized, the uniquely skilled crafts persons deserve a special place. It is the nuance of being an artisan that the film represents, through the experiences of traditional crafts persons and their connection to the land which gave them identity, recognition and acknowledgment.

12.30 pm
Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Nazariya Badlo - a Mime Show
Reshma Valliappan
Presented by CREA

2 pm
Filmistaan - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari # Husn-e-Karigari-e-Awadh a series of short films on the crafts and weaves (42 min)
Directed by Sanatkada Film Studio Produced by Mahindra Sanatkada Film Studio
Films on badla, block making, rafugaars, kite making, chandi ka warq, murtikaar, and home crafts.

3 pm to 5 pm
Karkhana, Baradari
# Workshop: Water Colour Painting with Chandrakanta Das
An introduction to painting in Watercolour "I will introduce them to the various methods of painting on paper: still life, wet on wet, and with caran d'ache pencil"
Chandrakanta Das is a restoration artist of repute and a painter with her trademark paintings of birds she has converted into stationary. She is from Lucknow and lives and works between Delhi, Mumbai, Ramgarh and Lucknow.

3 pm
Filmistaan, Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Sui Dhaga ( 2hours 2 min)
Directed by Sharat Kataria Produced by Aditya Chopra
Mauji (Varun Dhawan) is a simple guy who earns money working part-time acting as dog, bear at lavish parties. One day his wife Mamta (Anushka) gets to know about his profession and suggests him to live a life of respect through self-employment by using his tailoring skills. The couple together sets out on a mission to establish an embroidery business.

4 pm
Literary Guftugu - Salempur House
# Book Release - Akhtari: Soz aur Saaz ka Afsana
Edited by Yatindra Mishra
A conversation with Yatindra Mishra, a poet, editor and scholar of music and cinema. His work on Lata Mangeshkar, Lata: Sur Gath won him the Swarna Kamal award at the 64th National Film Awards. He is the first person from Uttar Pradesh to have won this award.

4 pm
Car Tours from Baradari
# Husn e karigari e Awadh
Visiting the Karigars of Lucknow their homes and workplaces with Noor Khan and Arundhati Tewari. By foot, e rickshaw, and car through the bylanes of Chowk in Purana Lucknow.
Noor Khan an educationist and the retired Principal of Karamat Hussain Degree College. Cook and oral history documentation of Lucknow are amongst her passions.
Arundhati is a student of history and design and a theatre artist. She has been responsible for theme documentation, social media and design for the MSLF 2019

5 pm
Amritlal Nagar Qissa Goi Takht
# Qisse Awadh ke Karigari ke
Sabiha Anwar and Begum Masroor Jahan
Sabiha Anwar is a writer and retired as the Prncipal of Karamat Husein Muslim Girls Degree College.
Begum Masroor Jahan a prolific writer has written 65 novels and over 500 short stories.

6 pm
Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Nazariya Badlo - a Mime Show
Reshma Valliappan
Presented by CREA

6 pm
Filmistaan - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Husn-e-Karigari-e-Awadh a series of short films on the crafts and weaves (42 min)
Directed by Sanatkada Film Studio Produced by Mahindra Sanatkada Film Studio
Films on badla, block making, rafugaars, kite making, chandi ka warq, murtikaar, and home crafts.

7 pm
Salempur House
# Jashn-e-Talat
Jashn-e-Talat celebrates the life and works of Bollywood playback singer and ghazal legend Talat Mahmood (1923-1998). Lucknow has the pleasure of listening to Dr. Radhika Chopra's distinct renditions, as she transports us back to the golden age of Bollywood and its haunting melodies. A commentary by Sahar Zaman.
Born and brought up in Jammu, Radhika started learning music at a very young age from Pt. J.R.Sharma and started performing on stage and for All India Radio Jammu. Faculty of music and fine arts, Delhi University for post graduation in Hindustani classical music. She topped the university and also did her M.Phil. And Ph.D. from the faculty itself. She learnt Thumri, Dadra and Ghazal from the most eminent guru, Smt. Shanti Hiranand, renowned disciple of Begum Akhtar.
Sahar Zaman is an India Independent Arts Journalist, newscaster, television anchor, art curator, creative entrepreneur, guest lecturer and jewelry designer. She is the founder of Asia first Web TV Channel on arts, food and travel 'Hunar TV'. She is the grand niece of Talat Mahmood.

8:30 pm
Car Tour
# Begum Akhtar's Mazaar

9:30 pm
# Azam Ali ki Kothi
"Plan D" by Manjari Kaul
A Delhi based performer, director and teacher, Manjari is a Core Artist at DUENDE (an international performance ensemble), a graduate of the DUENDE School of Ensemble Physical Theatre and has a Masters degree from The School of Arts & Aesthetics (JNU). Her solo show, "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" which has been previously performed in London, Athens, Delhi, Bangalore and Lucknow.

# Sheeba Iqbal will offer a dinner of Khichdra (both vegetarian and non vegetarian) before the performance.


Day 5, Tuesday 5th February 2019

Schedule - all events for the day

8 am
Car Tour
# Lucknow ki Reha'ish with Adity Chakravarti
A car tour of the homes of Lucknow, the havelis, kothis and bungalows where you have a special preview to the lifestyles of the old families of the city.
Adity Chakravarti is a professional artist and blogger. Over the last 30 years she has lived across the globe working with different artists. She writes a blog about the rapidly disappearing old homes in India. She is the author of the book Reha'ish at home in Lucknow

10 am
# Qaiser Bagh Heritage Walk for School Children with Robaroo Walks and Deep Dive India
Starting at the Press Club
Roobaroo Walks and Deep Dive India a team of spirited individuals who love exploring India & creating immersive experiences to help you better understand this incredible civilization!

11 am to 1 pm
# School Tours of the Festival

11 am
Kids Corner - Main Chubatra, Baradari
# Masti ki Pathshala by Swatantra Talim
Swatantra Talim is a non profit organization that works to co-create learning spaces for children. The organization develops innovative education materials and methods to ignite the inate curiosity of children.

12.30 pm
Main Chabutra, Baradari
Nazariya Badlo - a Mime Show
Reshma Valliappan
Presented by CREA

12.30 pm
Filmistaan - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Indian Crafts Journey (62 min)
Directed by S. Balachandran and S Mahendra Kumar Produced by Dastakari Haat Samiti
The film is made on Exhibition of its artistic crafts maps. Ms. Jaya Jailtly, its Founder President takes you through the Exhibition which highlights the Arts, Crafts and Handmade Textiles of India. It gives an insight about how a practicing artisan displays the ancient and the contemporariness of tradition through the work done by her\his dexterous hands.

2 pm
Filmistaan - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Husn-e-Karigari-e-Awadh a series of short films on the crafts and weaves (42 min)
Directed by Sanatkada Film Studio Produced by Mahindra Sanatkada Film Studio
Films on badla, block making, rafugaars, kite making, chandi ka warq, murtikaar, and home crafts.

3 pm
Literary Guftugu- Salempur House
# Book Release - Qissa Qissa Lakhnowwa: Lucknow ke Awami Qisse
Shiraz Hussain in conversation with the author Himanshu Bajpai
Himanshu Bajpai is a freelance journalist, dastango and storyteller. His writings and recitations are centred on the culture and society of Lucknow.
In an effort to revive forgotten poetry of Ismat Chughtai, Majaz Lakhnawi and Ramadhir Singh 'Dinkar', Shiraz Hussain paints post-cards, t-shirts, tote bags, diaries, etc. with their poetry. A professor at the Applied Arts department, Jamia Millia University, Hussain's creativity straddles diverse elements of the visual arts. Through the Khwaab Tanha Collective, he produces affordable & practical 'art'.

3 pm
Filmistaan - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Saanjhi Traditional Kalakaar (74 min)
Directed by Devika Gamkhar
An independent film on the traditional artists of Saanjhi art, done in the Braj region (Mathura, Vrindavan and Govardhan) of India. With focus on one family, the film flows in the natural relationship of the art in life, and the life in art and is a tribute to the traditional artists of India. Originating as decorative patterns for enticing Lord Krishna, Saanjhi Art was made of cowdung on village walls by unmarried girls. This ritual worship and celebration of Radha and Krishna found its beauty and designs in 17th century temple traditions and it became a temple art by the 19th century.

3 pm
Karkhana, Baradari
# Workshop: Water Colour Painting with Chandrakanta Das,br> An introduction to painting in Watercolour "I will introduce them to the various methods of painting on paper: still life, wet on wet, and with caran d'ache pencil"
Chandrakanta Das is a restoration artist of repute and a painter with her trademark paintings of birds she has converted into stationary. She is from Lucknow and lives and works between Delhi, Mumbai, Ramgarh and Lucknow.

5 pm
Amritlal Nagar Qissa Goi Takht - Chabutra Baradari
# Qisse Zinda Virasaat ke Sohail Hashmi
Sohail Hashmi's work straddles Western and Islamic moral and political philosophy. He was amongst the earliest scholars to specialize in ethics and international relations, which developed as an interdisciplinary field during the 1980s and 1990s. Hashmi explores the Islamic ethics of diverse issues in contemporary international relations, including war and peace, humanitarian intervention, civil society, tolerance, boundaries and poverty relief.

6 pm
Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Nazariya Badlo - a Mime Show
Reshma Valliappan
Presented by CREA

6 pm
Filmistaan - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Husn-e-Karigari-e-Awadh a series of short films on the crafts and weaves (42 min)
Directed by Sanatkada Film Studio Produced by Mahindra Sanatkada Film Studio
Films on badla, block making, rafugaars, kite making, chandi ka warq, murtikaar, and home crafts.

7 pm
Salempur House
# Dastaan Live
Defying traditional definitions of classical genres, the band Dastaan Live fuses the visual & auditory to bring to its Lucknow audience, a foot stomping night. To quote lead guitarist Sumant Balakrishnan, "Art has the power to talk without preaching by playing with metaphors. It is evocative without being in your face."