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art and culture Updated: Nov 23, 2012 22:46 IST

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The Art Value gallery presents a group exhibition of five artists offering many artworks at affordable prices. Patrons can look forward to getting to see art pieces done by Prasanta Acharjee, Aparna Banerjee, Polly Kaur and Sajid Premi. Jayanta Khan's artworks will also be exhibited at the south Delhi gallery. The aesthetic is essentially Indian and the work evokes a distinct sense of identity of each of the artists.

11 am to 7 pm, till November 26, The Art Value, 125-A, 1st Floor, Shahpur Jat. For more details call: 41029323

Drawing from Indian art narratives, a few British artists have come together for workshops and an exhibition in a blend of art and education. The lecture- and seminar-based workshop will be conducted by Dr Grant Pooke of University of Kent. In a parallel art exhibition, seven reputed British artists will exhibit artworks in a group show featuring works of Angus Pryor, Mavernie Cunningham, and others.

10am - 7pm, November 27-30, Visual Arts Gallery, IHC. For details; call: 43662024

Striking the right chord
Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra presents a festival of music and dance offering various renditions of traditional Indian dances like the Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Chhau and Odissi, and a spectrum of music ranging from Hindustani vocal to tabla and sitar presented by the Kendra's finest students under the tutelage of eminent gurus of the likes of Sonia Roy, Manjeet Singh, Jyotika Dayal Paust and Gundecha Brothers. The audience can look forward to a day immersed in tradition and a presentation of the student’s dedication to the arts brought forth in the heart of the city.

10.30am-4pm, November 28, Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House. For details, call: 43503351


Championing womanhood
The film festival “Our Lives...To Live - No! To Gender Violence is being put up by IAWRT or The International Association of Women in Radio and Television in collaboration with various non-governmental organisations, universities, colleges and cultural institutions all over the country. The festival aims to bring together larger, common themes of violence towards women and to understand women not as a universal category but also as individuals and communities seen through the lens of class, caste, age, ability, geographical location and sexuality.

10am-7pm, till November 25, Siddhartha Hall, Max Mueller Bhavan. For details, call: 23471100

From Russia
A week-long Russian Film Festival is being jointly organised by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in India and the Russian Centre of Science and Culture. Seven films from the past two years are being screened. Among those being featured are the Oscar-nominated war sci-fi film White Tiger by Karen Shakhnazarov while another acclaimed film is The Conductor where director Pavel Lungin explores extreme emotions, in this case the death of the son of a conductor, film's protagonist.

6pm, till November 25, Russian Centre for Science & Culture, 24, Ferozeshah Road. For details, call: 23329102

Also playing

Let’s have a little fun
Promising entertainment and humours, Spoofhmania is a festival celebrating spoofs and parodies

10.30am-9pm, till November 25, Various venues. Check with organisers at 9810213633

The divine flautist
Sanjay Bhattacharyya’s solo exhibition on 17 canvasses,10 photographs and two sculptures revolves around Krishna the flautist as its central theme.

11 am-7 pm, till December 19, Religare Art Gallery, Saket. Call 39126922

Fluidic expressions of solids
The Play of Life is a solo exhibition by Ankit Patel, a dynamic sculptor who makes solid matter into curvaceous movement. The curves seek to suggest that solids are liquids. His forms create human rhythms of bodies which are elastic and suggest elasticity of the human body where flesh is breathing. His kinetic creations which exude form in every movement can only be revealed by his skill and presentation. Though Patel has worked with various mediums, bronze has been a favourite and that shows in this expression of his art.

11am-7pm, from November 27, Chawla Art Gallery, Square One Mall. Call: 29561819

For the love of reading
The 5th edition of Bookaroo Children’s Literature Festival brings together storytellers such as Ruskin Bond, Jerry Pinto, Ranjit Lal, Paro Anand, Marcia Williams, Penny Dolan and Frane Lessac.

11 am - 5 pm, November 24-25, Sanskriti Kendra, MG Road. Call 26863631