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City gets new cultural venue

Ave 29 will host four days of free workshops, stand-up nights and art shows.

art and culture Updated: Jul 25, 2012 16:09 IST
Serena Menon
Serena Menon
Hindustan Times

There’s good news for culture vultures. Mumbai’s newest venue, Ave 29, will be launched on July 27. And to contribute to the scene, for the first few days, the space will host workshops, an art show inauguration, stand-up comic nights and discussions, all for free along with complimentary food and drinks for some gigs as well. “It’s the first-of-its-kind space in South Mumbai,” says co-founder Atmika Didwania, about the address which is located on Hughes Road.

The 2,000 square foot space that thrives on natural lighting during the day, according to co-founder Pia Shivdasani, caters to the “luxury side of events”. “It’s basically a versatile events gallery. We didn’t want to limit it to any one thing and hope to make it a platform of sorts,” says Pia, who is being supported in her endeavour by friend and Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor. “Sonam understands the need for something like this and believes in creativity; that’s why she’s going to be involved,” adds Pia.

On Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the venue will host a cupcake baking and frosting session, followed by a stand-up gig by city comedians like Tanmay Bhat and Aditi Mittal, apart from the unveiling of artist Padmanabh Bendre’s newest work.

First Published: Jul 25, 2012 12:24 IST