Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival 2018

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

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Contact: 09936914134, 09415104361
E-mail: mahindrasanatkadalucknowfest@gmail.com


Day 1, Friday 2nd February 2018

Schedule - all events for the day
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM - Main Chabutra, Everyday

# Sanatkada Samajik Pehel - proudly brings to you a series of gender sensitisation games called "Khel Khel Mein". These youth oriented games are aimed at sending out powerful messages in a fun filled environment. We'll be playing a few of these games to start the festival on the right note and to understand gender and identity

11:00 AM - 10:00 PM - Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh, Everyday

# Photo Exhibition - Out of Frame - Collection of Photographs from Niépce Musuem, France, in Collaboration with Bonjour India, Alliance Française de Lucknow and Salempur House.
Out of Frame is an Indo French photography festival on the theme of 'Awakening.' An invocation to the origins of photography in France and its evolving strains in India, this exhibition showcases the cross cultural potential of the medium of photography.

# CREA Photo Booth - Nazariya Badlo
Nazariya Badlo is CREA's latest campaign that explores different judgments around the body, gender, sexuality, disability etc. The campaign uses campaigning method of distributing parchas in public spaces and engaging in conversations and dialogue with audiences on their beliefs, thoughts, biases, and judgments. CREA is a feminist human rights organisation, based in New Delhi, that works to advance the rights of women and girls, and the sexual and reproductive freedoms of all people.

11:00 AM Kids' Corner & Storytelling for Kids

# Swantantra Talim: Masti Ki Pathshala by Rahul and Ridhi
# Heritage Walk for School Children conducted by Adity Chakravarti

12:00 Noon Filmistan Screen Room, Baradari Filmistaan

# 9-month stretch - a 2013 French film, - 82mn - Comedy, Directed by Albert Dupontel, http://en.unifrance.org/movie/35091/9-month-stretch

3:00 PM Filmistan Screen Room, Baradari, Filmistaan

# Queen (106 min) - Directed by Vikas Bahl (Hindi Film with a French Connection)

5:00 PM, Inauguration, Baradari

Opening of the Festival - Francisi Awadhi Ta'alluqaat
# Readings from Allan Sealy's Trotter-Nama by Valentina Trivedi
# Reflections from Syed Ahmad Ali Ambalavi's 'Luqma Laziz Bara e Farang' by Noor Khan


7:30 PM - La Martiniere College

Inaugural Performance in Collaboration with La Martiniere College

# Sriyah: A Decade of Dance Making - Presented by Nrityagram.

Sriyah, performed by Surupa Sen, Bijayini Satpathy, Pavithra Reddy, Akshiti Roychowdhury, is an 'Odissi' dance presentation featuring a selection of new and old works created over a decade. It has been presented at the Edinburgh International Festival, Lincoln Center's White Light Festival, Sydney Opera House and Cairo Opera House.

Speaking of love and union between human and divine, the performance takes viewers to enchanted worlds of magic and spirituality. <> Choreographed by Surupa Sen, Sriyah is set to an original live score composed by Pt. Raghunath Panigrahi.

Weaves and Crafts Bazaar, Baradari, QaiserBagh opens to visitors.


Day 2, Saturday 3rd February 2018

Schedule - all events for the day
8:00 AM Heritage Walk & Tours

# Car Tour: Lucknow ki Reha'ish - Visiting homes of Lucknow with Adity Chakravarti. (Needs prior registration Charge: Rs 500 per head)

# Car Tour: Claude Martin's town house and country house with Nimra Rizvi and Dr Neeta Das (Needs prior registration Charge: Rs 500 per head

10:30 AM La Martiniere College Literary Guftugu

# Sarmaya presents French Connection with the architecture of Awadh | Talk by Abha Lambah

11:00 AM - 10:00 PM - Main Chabutra, Everyday

# Sanatkada Samajik Pehel - "Khel Khel Mein"

11:00 AM - 10:00 PM - Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh, Everyday

# Photo Exhibition - Out of Frame - Collection of Photographs from Niépce Musuem, France

# CREA Photo Booth - Nazariya Badlo

11:00 AM Kids' Corner & Storytelling for Kids

# Swantantra Talim: Masti Ki Pathshala by Rahul and Ridhi
# Heritage Walk for School Children conducted by ITIHAAS

12:00 Noon - Filmistan Screen Room, Baradari Filmistaan

# A Few Hours of Spring - a 2011 French Film- (109 min) - Drama - Directed by Stéphane Brizé http://en.unifrance.org/movie/32545/a-few-hours-of-spring

12:00 Noon Filmistan Screen Room, Baradari, Filmistaan

# An Evening in Paris (168 min) - Directed by Shakti Samanta (Hindi Film with a French Connection)

12:00 Noon - Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh Literary Guftugu

# Claude Martin: The Gentleman Architect - Talk by Neeta Das

12:30 PM & 4:30 PM Main Chabutra, Baradari, Cultural Performance

In Collaboration with Alliance Française de Lucknow
# Juggling & Dance performance by Francois Chat

1:00 PM - City Tour by Tornos Heritage Walk & Tours

# This tour takes you around Lucknow and its historic architecture. (Needs Prior Registration: Tour is free of charge.)

1:00 PM - Heritage WalkHeritage Walk & Tours

# Heritage Walk: Qaiser Bagh and its homes - Conducted by Amit Misra. (Needs Prior Registration: Tour is free of charge.)

3:00 PM - Main Chabutra, Baradari Kids' Corner & Storytelling for Kids

# Ka Se Kavita: Hindi Studio - Lucknow

3:00 PM Filmistan Screen Room, Baradari Filmistaan

# Tamara - a 2016 French Film - (100 min) Comedy - Directed by Alexandre Castagnetti http://en.unifrance.org/movie/41179/tamara

3:00 PM Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh Literary Guftugu

# How firangi were the first firangis in India? Talk by Jonathan Gil Harris

5:00 PM - Main Chabutra, Baradari Qissagoi

# Bait Baazi

7:30 PM Main Chabutra, Baradari, Cultural Performance

In collaboration with La Martiniere College and Salempur House
# Badaa Bhaand, based on a story by Vijaydan Detha
Directed and performed by Ajay Kumar.

9:00 PM - Car Tour: Begum Akhtar's Mazaar Heritage Walk & Tours

# Car Tour: The Mazaar is the only memorial to the feminist iconic singer in the city. (Needs prior registration Charge: Rs 500 per head

Weaves and Crafts Bazaar, Daily Food Stalls at Baradari, QaiserBagh open whole day.


Day 3, Sunday 4th February 2018

Schedule - all events for the day
6:00 AM Main Chabutra, Baradari, Cultural Performance

# Sahar: Vocal Recital at Dawn by Padma Talwalkar

8:00 AM Heritage Walk & Tours

# Car Tour: Lucknow ki Reha'ish - Visiting homes of Lucknow with Adity Chakravarti. (Needs prior registration Charge: Rs 500 per head)

# Car Tour: Claude Martin's town house and country house with Nimra Rizvi and Dr Neeta Das (Needs prior registration Charge: Rs 500 per head

11:00 AM - 10:00 PM - Main Chabutra, Everyday

# Sanatkada Samajik Pehel - "Khel Khel Mein"

11:00 AM - 10:00 PM - Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh, Everyday

# Photo Exhibition - Out of Frame - Collection of Photographs from Niépce Musuem, France

# CREA Photo Booth - Nazariya Badlo

11:00 AM Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh Literary Guftugu

# An Extraordinary Painting by Johann Zoffany at Lucknow - Talk by Naman Ahuja

12:30 PM & 4:30 PM Main Chabutra, Baradari, Cultural Performance

In Collaboration with Alliance Française de Lucknow
# Juggling & Dance performance by Francois Chat

1.00 PM Salempur House, Awadhi Home Cooked Food Festival Food Festival

# Traditional recipes of families of Lucknow.

3:00 PM - City Tour by Tornos Heritage Walk & Tours

# This tour takes you around Lucknow and its historic architecture. (Needs Prior Registration: Tour is free of charge.)

3:00 PM - Heritage WalkHeritage Walk & Tours

# Heritage Walk: Qaiser Bagh and its homes - Conducted by Amit Misra. (Needs Prior Registration: Tour is free of charge.)

3:00 PM Kids' Corner & Storytelling for Kids

# Swantantra Talim: Masti Ki Pathshala by Rahul and Ridhi

3:00 PM Filmistan Screen Room, Baradari Filmistaan

# Corniche Kennedy a 2016 French film- (94 min) Drama- Directed by Bohinique Cabrera, http://en.unifrance.org/movie/40983/corniche-kennedy

4:00 PM Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh Literary Guftugu

# 'French Effect on Drama and Fiction in Awadh' - Shama Zaidi in conversation with Saman Habib

5:00 PM - Main Chabutra, Baradari Qissagoi

# Saif Mehmood se Mulaqat: Chand Ashaar aur Kuchh Qisse

7:30 PM Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh, Cultural Performance

# Mehfil-e-Mushaira

9:00 PM - Car Tour: Begum Akhtar's Mazaar Heritage Walk & Tours

# Car Tour: The Mazaar is the only memorial to the feminist iconic singer in the city. (Needs prior registration Charge: Rs 500 per head

Weaves and Crafts Bazaar, Daily Food Stalls at Baradari, QaiserBagh open whole day.


Day 4, Monday 5th February 2018

Schedule - all events for the day
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM - Main Chabutra, Everyday

# Sanatkada Samajik Pehel - "Khel Khel Mein"

11:00 AM - 10:00 PM - Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh, Everyday

# Photo Exhibition - Out of Frame - Collection of Photographs from Niépce Musuem, France

# CREA Photo Booth - Nazariya Badlo

11:00 AM Kids' Corner & Storytelling for Kids

# Swantantra Talim: Masti Ki Pathshala by Rahul and Ridhi
# Heritage Walk for School Children conducted by Adity Chakravarti

12:00 Noon Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh Literary Guftugu

# Poets, Performers and Artists: The Patwas of Bengal | Talk by Ritu Sethi

12:00 Noon - Filmistan Screen Room, Baradari Filmistaan

# Villa Amalia -a 2008 French film (91 min)- Drama- Directed by Benoit Jacquot http://en.unifrance.org/movie/29899/villa-amalia

12:30 PM & 4:30 PM Main Chabutra, Baradari, Cultural Performance

In Collaboration with Alliance Française de Lucknow
# Juggling & Dance performance by Francois Chat

3:00 PM - City Tour by Tornos Heritage Walk & Tours

# This tour takes you around Lucknow and its historic architecture. (Needs Prior Registration: Tour is free of charge.)

3:00 PM - Main Chabutra, Baradari Kids' Corner & Storytelling for Kids

# Storytelling Session by Monika Kacker
# The World of Puppets: Puppet Making Workshop by Neha Kaul

3.00 PM Filmistan Screen Room, Baradari Filmistaan

# The Boss's Daughter- a 2015 French film- (98 min)- Comedy- Directed by Olivier Loustau http://en.unifrance.org/movie/38543/the-boss-s-daughter

3:00 PM Filmistan Screen Room, Baradari, Filmistaan

# Befikre (130 min) - Directed by Aditya Chopra (Hindi Film with a French Connection)

3:30 PM Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh Literary Guftugu

# Book Release: Fida-e-Lucknow - Parveen Talha, translated by Sabiha Anwar, Discussants: Saeed Naqvi, Zakia Mashhadi

5:00 PM - Main Chabutra, Baradari Qissagoi

# Haqiqat aur Khwaab - Presented by Raschakra

7:30 PM Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh, Cultural Performance

# Dohri Zindagi: A Play based on a story by Vijaydan Detha, Directed by Gurleen Judge, Play On Productions

9:00 PM - Car Tour: Begum Akhtar's Mazaar Heritage Walk & Tours

# Car Tour: The Mazaar is the only memorial to the feminist iconic singer in the city. (Needs prior registration Charge: Rs 500 per head

Weaves and Crafts Bazaar, Daily Food Stalls at Baradari, QaiserBagh open whole day.


Day 5, Tuesday 6th February 2018

Schedule - all events for the day
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM - Main Chabutra, Everyday

# Sanatkada Samajik Pehel - "Khel Khel Mein"

11:00 AM - 10:00 PM - Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh, Everyday

# Photo Exhibition - Out of Frame - Collection of Photographs from Niépce Musuem, France

# CREA Photo Booth - Nazariya Badlo

11:00 AM Kids' Corner & Storytelling for Kids

# Heritage Walk for School Children conducted by Adity Chakravarti

12:00 Noon Filmistan Screen Room, Baradari Filmistaan

# Corporate- a 2017 French film- (95 min)- Drama- Directed by Nicolas Silhol http://en.unifrance.org/movie/41543/corporate

3:00 PM - Main Chabutra, Baradari Kids' Corner & Storytelling for Kids

# Storytelling Session by Monika Kacker
# Dastangoi and Short Plays based on stories by Rabindranath Tagore by KK Academy

3:30 PM Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh Literary Guftugu

# Book Release: The Lucknow Cook Book by Chand Sur and Sunita Kohli, Discussants: Mehru Jaffer, Nasima Aziz, Indira Baptista Gupta. Moderated by: Parveen Talha

5:00 PM - Main Chabutra, Baradari Qissagoi

# Qissa Goi by Naseem Iqtidar Ali and Sabiha Anwar

7:30 PM Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh, Cultural Performance

In Collaboration with Bonjour India and Alliance Française de Lucknow
# An Evening of Jazz by Mezcal Jazz Unit and Bickram Ghosh

Weaves and Crafts Bazaar, Daily Food Stalls at Baradari, QaiserBagh open whole day.