Aranyak to commemorate its 50 years

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Aranyak Natyadal will celebrate its 50th anniversary with several cultural events and plays.

Eminent actor Mamunur Rashid, a member of the event’s organizing committee, verified the news at the press conference on Wednesdayat Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy’s Seminar Hall.

The press conference included Aranyak’s chief editor, Mamunur Rashid, the troupe’s director and designer, Faiz Zahir, actresses Momena Chowdhury and Tamalika Karmaker, and others.

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Chanchal’s posture in Mrinal Sen biopic unveiled

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Srijit Mukherji’s Mrinal Sen biopic “Padatik” stars Chanchal Chowdhury with a new look.

An Indian magazine, Anondolok, has published the new look of Chanchal Chowdhury in the role of Mrinal Sen. In this film, Tollywood actress Monamee Ghosh will be playing the role of Mrinal Sen’s wife, Gita Sen. Her look in the film was also revealed.

The pictures have been circulating on social media. People have been commenting that Chanchal looks almost identical to the legendary director.

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Radharaman Lok Sangeet Utsab will kick off on Friday

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The Radharaman Lok Sangeet Utsab 2022 will start on Friday at the Nazrul Mancha of the Bangla Academy in the capital.

This was announced at a news conference that took place on Wednesday in the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Seminar Room.

Mahmud Selim, president of the Radharaman Sangskriti Charcha Kendra, and Bishwajit Roy, general secretary, addressed the media. Some of the notable people who attended the news conference were the singer Akramul Islam and the ex-director general of Bangladesh Betar, Narayan Chandra Shil.

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The two-day Tagore music festival kicks up this Friday

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According to a news release, the 33rd annual National Tagore Music Festival will begin on Friday at the International Mother Language Institute at Segunbagicha in the nation’s capital.

KM Khalid, minister of cultural affairs, will be the festival’s chief guest on the first day of what will be a two-day celebration.

Independence award-winning freedom fighter reciter Asraful Alam and freedom fighter singer Rafiqul Alam will be honored at the occasion.

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Ganga Jamuna cultural festival kicks off in splendour

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Ganga Jamuna Cultural Festival eventually returned to Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) at 6 pm after a year.

172 theatre troupes from Bangladesh and India will participate throughout the 11-day event. These plays will be at BSA and Mahila Samity at 7pm daily until October 31.

Every day until 4 p.m., performances will be held at Unmukta Mancha in National Theatre Hall.

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Gallery Chitrak displaying Khurshid Saleem’s aesthetics, titled ‘Hidden Beauty.’

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How often do we get to see a disorganized, yet orderly, display of 3D figures adorned in vibrant colors?

This is true of the maximalist abstractions created by artist Khurshid Saleem, which are a remarkable illustration of the fusion of geometric shapes with impromptu flowing hues.

The 80th solo show of Khurshid Saleem, “Hidden Beauty,” opened at Gallery Chitrak on October 14.

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Ekushey Padak winning artist Samarjit Roy Chowdhury dies

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Ekushey Padak-winning artist Samarjit Roy Chowdhury passed away at a hospital in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Sunday. He was 85.

The news of his death was confirmed by the artist’s son, Surajit Chowdhury. Surajit also mentioned how his father’s health had deteriorated over the past three days. Samarjit had been in the hospital since September 5. Initially, he had been taken home after a week.

However, on September 15, he was once again admitted to the hospital due to his poor physical condition. Since then, he had been in the hospital, till his passing today.

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Chhayanaut celebrates Sharat

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Cultural organisation Chhayanaut celebrated Sharat organising a programme at the Bakultala of fine arts faculty of Dhaka University on Friday. Artistes of the organisation entertained the audience singing songs and reciting poems on Sharat. Besides, the programme featured solo and group dance recitals.

‘Chhayanaut regularly tries to organise different programmes to celebrate different Bengali seasons. We have organised today’s progamme to celebrate Sharat,’ Chhayanaut general secretary Laisa Ahmed Lisa said. ‘Nowadays, very few cultural programmes are organised marking Sharat season. Such programmes can play an important role in making the younger generation aware of their roots,’ added Laisa Ahmed Lisa.

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Art Bangla Foundation starts new journey

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The official launch of a new art platform titled Art Bangla Foundation took place on September 17, 2022 with the inauguration ceremony of a group exhibition, ‘Pratibimba Parampara’

State Minister of Cultural Affairs, K M Khalid attended this event as the chief guest. The Director General of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Liaquat Ali, the managing director of Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited Rupali Chowdhury, and the Dean of the Dhaka University’s Fine Arts, Prof. Nisar Hossain, were present as special guests. Prominent actor and Member of Parliament Asaduzzaman Noor graced the ceremony as well.

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Solo exhibition that explores nature and women’s emancipation

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In a solo exhibition currently on view at the Edge Gallery in Gulshan in the capital, painter and printmaker Rokeya Sultana illustrates nature and women’s emancipation.

The exhibition titled An Ode to Joy: Fire, Water and the Essence of Life that features 51 artworks were produced using a variety of techniques, including tempera, lithograph, intaglio, and others.

In her works, Rokeya Sultana—who is also a professor of printmaking at the fine arts department of Dhaka University—has experimented with a variety of colors as well as shapes, concepts, and topics.

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Bangladeshi artworks exhibited in Nepal

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Bangladesh Embassy in Kathmandu, in association with the Siddhartha Art Gallery, is organising an art exhibition in Nepal as part of the celebration of 50 years of Nepal-Bangladesh diplomatic relations.

The event, titled “Spirit of Friendship”, will exhibit artworks and paintings by renowned Bangladeshi artists at the exhibition hall of the Gallery.

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Strengthening cultural awareness

Gram Theatre commemorates anniversary through a boat ride

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The Bangladesh Gram Theater held a cultural boat ride to commemorate its 40th anniversary in Rajshahi on Saturday. The boat ride was called ‘Bangla Natyaer Naujatra’.

Theater President Nasiruddin Yousuf Bachchu opened the journey from the Alupatty top of the Padma River in Rajshahi at 11:00 am.

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National Poet Nazrul’s 46th death anniversary today

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Today is the 46th anniversary of the death of the national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.

The death anniversary of Nazrul, widely known as the rebel poet, is observed in Bangladesh on Bhadra 12 according to the Bangladeshi Bangla calendar.

Different government and socio-cultural organisations, television channels and radio stations have chalked out elaborate programmes marking the day.

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Pathshala opens the door for ‘Expanded’

Exhibition underway at DrikPath Bhobon

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In the capital’s DrikPath Bhobon at Panthapath, the Pathshala South Asian Media Institute on Friday officially opened an exhibition named Expanded.

The show, which has been organized to celebrate World Photography Day, August 19, features the works of eight emerging photographers from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

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Conservationist organization hosts three-day art camp in Khagrachhari

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A nonprofit organization named Pittachhara Forest and Biodiversity Conservation Initiative works to protect Bangladesh’s biological diversity and raise community awareness of how to coexist peacefully with nature in some of the country’s most isolated and rural areas.

A three-day art camp with a focus on saving the environment has been organized by the group in Utitila, East Khedachhora, Matiranga of Khagrachhari.

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Tareque Masud remembered

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People from different walks of life in Manikganj remembered renowned filmmaker Tareque Masud and journalist Mishuk Munier with respect and love on their 11 death anniversary yesterday (August 13, 2022).

Wreaths were placed this morning at the memorial built in their memory at Joka area of Ghior upazila of Manikganj on the Dhaka-Aricha highway. A human chain and a tree plantation programme were also held marking the day.

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Kazi Nazrul’s birth anniv today

Today is the 123rd birth anniversary of the national poet, Kazi Nazrul Islam.
The birth anniversary of Nazrul, widely known as the rebel poet, is observed in Bangladesh on Jaishtha 11 according to the Bangladeshi Bangla calendar.
A poet, lyricist, composer, playwright, novelist, revolutionary and journalist, Nazrul sang equally for freedom and love.
In his short artistic career of just over

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Happy Days staged at Shilpakala Academy

Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days was staged at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday.
Translated by Kabir Chowdhury and adapted and directed by Shuvashis Sinha, the play is a take on the absurdity of life, an investigation into meaning and meaninglessness of human existence.
Although the original play contains two

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Star Cineplex’s branch at Bangabandhu Military Museum opens

Star Cineplex is set to open their branch at Bangabandhu Military Museum today. There will be one screen at this outlet, with state-of-the-art sound system and 183 seats, according to a press release.
The popular cinema hall franchise’s Chattogram branch will be launched at the Bali Arcade this summer, while the Bogura branch will be opened in fall.
Star Cineplex was first launched on

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