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  • An exhibition of Kantha Embroidery, Wooden Dolls, Sabai and Basketry at Sushila Birla Girls’ School, Kolkata, from 2 to 4 August. Time: 7:30 am to 2:45 pm. Entry restricted. Contact school authorities to visit.
  • A 8 member traditional folk performing team of Bengal comprising of 5 Chau artists led by Jagannath Kalindi, Hajra Chitrakar representing Patachitra artform, Afroja Khatun representing Kantha Embroidary and Mithurani Jana representing Madur weaving tradition are invited to perform and showcasing the artform at the third India Summer Days Festival in Karlsruhe, Germany on July 13 and 14, 2019.
  • Folks of Bengal represented by Debalina Bhowmick, Dipannita Acharya, Sadhu Das, Kangal Das and Khokan Das and a 5 member chau team led by Jagannath Chaudhuri and Biren Kalindi will be performing at Urkult festival in Sweden in Aug 2019. In addition, Kantha artist Tajkira Begam from Nanoor, Birbhum - will also be there to conduct workshop and showcasing the embroidery of Bengal.
  • A 5-member Folks of Bengal music team will perform at Urkult Festival in Sweden on August 4, while two Madur artists from Bengal will conduct a workshop at the fest from 2 to 4 August.
  • Folk performance and handicraft demonstration at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata on 15 April.
  • 25 Baul singers, Dokra & Patachitra artists are participating in cultural exchange with young students from US under Communities Connecting Heritage programme.
  • Chandan Shil and Sumanta Das Baul will perform Baul songs at Biswa Bangla Haat on April 7 - 8, 2018.
  • Bengali New Year celebration with Raibenshe performance and Chau dance at Biswa Bangla Haat on April 14 - 15, 2018.
  • A four-member team of Baul singers and musicians will participate in a music festival in Britanny, France, from May 5 to 10, 2018.

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  • 20 Dec

    Chau Jhumur Utsav at Maldi, Balarampur, Purulia on December 20 - 22, 2019

    Chau Jhumur Utsav at Maldi, Balarampur, Purulia on December 20 - 22, 2019

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  • 06 Dec

    Wooden Doll Mela at Natungram, Purba Bardhaman on December 6 - 8, 2019

    Wooden Doll Mela at Natungram, Purba Bardhaman on December 6 - 8, 2019

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  • 22 Nov

    Baul Fakiri Utsav at Tepantar, Purba Bardhaman on November 22 - 24, 2019

    Baul Fakiri Utsav at Tepantar, Purba Bardhaman on November 22 - 24, 2019

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  • 27 Dec

    Sundarban Folk Festival at Pakhiralay, Gosaba, South 24 Parganas on December 27 - 29, 2019

    Sundarban Folk Festival at Pakhiralay, Gosaba, South 24 Parganas on December 27 - 29, 2019

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  • 15 Nov

    POT Maya festival at Naya, Pingla, Paschim Medinipur on November 15 - 17, 2019

    POT Maya festival at Naya, Pingla, Paschim Medinipur on November 15 - 17, 2019

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  • 08 Nov

    Mukha Mela at Kushmandi, Dakshin Dinajpur on Nov 8 - 10, 2019

    Mukha Mela at Kushmandi, Dakshin Dinajpur on Nov 8 - 10, 2019

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  • 01 Nov

    Dokra Mela at Bikna, Bankura on November 1 - 3, 2019

    Dokra Mela at Bikna, Bankura on November 1 - 3, 2019

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  • 01 Nov

    Bhawaiya Utsav at Salkumar, Alipurduar on November 1 - 3, 2019

    Bhawaiya Utsav at Salkumar, Alipurduar on November 1 - 3, 2019

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  • 22 Aug

    The Monsoon Mela of Dastkar in New Delhi will showcase Handloom weaving of Kenjakura, Kantha embroidery work of Nanoor and Patachitra scroll painting of Pingla from August 22 to September 2, 2019.

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  • 15 Aug

    Patachitra artist Manimala Chitrakar from pingla & Madur artist Gauri Rani Jana from Sabang will present an exhibition at Hungary Heritage House & will participate at handicraft fair at Buda Castle, Hungary during August 13 to 21.

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  • 17 Jul

    The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Kolkata & banglanatak dot com present an exhibitionon Shola craft of Bengal on July 17, 2019 at 5.00 pm at Bengal Art Gallery, ICCR, Kolkata.

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  • 13 Jul

    A 8 member traditional folk performing team of Bengal comprising of 5 Chau artists led by Jagannath Kalindi, Hajra Chitrakar representing Patachitra artform, Afroja Khatun representing Kantha Embroidary and Mithurani Jana representing Madur weaving tradition are invited to perform and showcasing the artform at the third India Summer Days Festival in Karlsruhe, Germany on July 13 and 14, 2019.

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  • 27 Jun

    A 10 member Raibenshe Team from Murshidabad is invited to perform at the 8th edition of “Festival v ulicich”, Ostrava during 28-29th of June 2019.

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  • 28 May

    Folks of Bengal represented by Debalina Bhowmick, Dipannita Acharya, Sadhu Das, Kangal Das and Khokan Das and a 5 member Chau team led by Jagannath Chaudhuri and Biren Kalindi will be performing at Urkult festival in Sweden from 1-3 Aug 2019. In addition, Kantha artist Tajkira Begam from Nanoor, Birbhum - will also be there to conduct workshop and showcasing the embroidery of Bengal.

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  • 12 May

    An exhibition “Pot-O-Poribesh”: Unfolding Nature Stories through Patachitras of Bengal” will be held at the National Museum, New Delhi from April 29 to May 12, 2019.

    An exhibition “Pot-O-Poribesh”: Unfolding Nature Stories through Patachitras of Bengal” will be held at the National Museum, New Delhi from April 29 to May 12, 2019.

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  • 31 May

    Weekend MusiCal evenings at Akhra@Baitanik. Click to see schedule for May. Entry is free.

    Weekend MusiCal evenings at Akhra@Baitanik. Click to see schedule for May. Entry is free.

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  • 14 Apr

    Choit Parab will be celebrated at the heritage building “Galleria 1910” located at 7, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata-700029 from April 13 to 14.

    Choit Parab will be celebrated at the heritage building “Galleria 1910” located at 7, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata-700029 from April 13 to 14.

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  • 29 Dec

    Festival Calendar 2019

    Rural Craft & Cultural Hubs in Bengal organize their own annual Melas between winter and spring. Check out their Village Festival Calendar for 2018-19.

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  • 09 Feb

    Sur jahan 2019 Delhi

    Sur jahan 2019 Delhi

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  • 01 Feb

    Sur Jahan 2019 Kolkata

    Sur Jahan 2019 Kolkata

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  • 06 Feb

    Sur jahan 2019 Goa

    Sur jahan 2019 Goa

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  • 18 Jan

    Explore the world of woodcraft at Wooden Doll Mela in Natungram from 18 to 20 January.

    Explore the world of woodcraft at Wooden Doll Mela in Natungram from 18 to 20 January.

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  • 16 Dec

    Welcome to Darjeeling Hills Folk Festival in Kolkata at Rabindratirtha in New Town.

    Experience the colourful songs and dances of Darjeeling at Rabindratirtha, New Town on December 15 - 16, 2018 at 6 pm to 7.30 pm.

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  • 28 Dec

    Bengal's biggest Chau-Jhumur music & dance festival begins at Bamnia in Purulia on December 22 - 28, 2018

    Bengal's biggest Chau-Jhumur music & dance festival begins at Bamnia in Purulia on December 22 - 28, 2018

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  • 28 Dec

    Celebrate the year-end with Sunderbans Utsav at Pakhiralaya, Gosaba.

    Celebrate the year-end with Sunderbans Utsav at Pakhiralaya, Gosaba from Dec 28 - 30, 2018

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  • 14 Dec

    Three-day Chau Mask festival at Charida in Purulia begins on December 14

    Three-day Chau Mask festival at Charida in Purulia from December 14 to December 16, 2018.

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  • 02 Aug

    An exhibition of Kantha Embroidery, Wooden Dolls, Sabai and Basketry to promote Bengal’s folk arts and crafts among students at Sushila Birla Girls’ School, Kolkata, from 2 to 4 August. Time: 7:30 am to 2:45 pm. Entry restricted. Contact school authorities to visit.

    An exhibition of Kantha Embroidery, Wooden Dolls, Sabai and Basketry to promote Bengal’s folk arts and crafts among students at Sushila Birla Girls’ School, Kolkata, from 2 to 4 August. Time: 7:30 am to 2:45 pm. Entry restricted. Contact school authorities to visit.

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  • 04 Aug

    A 5-member Folks of Bengal music team will perform at Urkult Festival in Sweden on August 4, while two Madur artists from Bengal will conduct a workshop at the fest from 2 to 4 August.

    A 5-member Folks of Bengal music team will perform at Urkult Festival in Sweden on August 4, while two Madur artists from Bengal will conduct a workshop at the fest from 2 to 4 August.

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  • 30 May

    Patachitra Presentation by Swarna Chitrakar at 7th General Assembly of UNESCO on 4 - 5 June, 2018 in Paris

    Patachitra Presentation on 4-5 June, 2018 at UNESCO, Paris

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  • 30 Mar

    Festival Calender

    Festival Calendar

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Folk Art Centres at the hubs serve as community centres for practising the art and promoting cultural tourism, including heritage tourism. These centres have permanent exhibitions of the local art and craft genres. They also offer accommodation and local cuisine, on request, for visitors.

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