Comm4unity

YouthLink wants to invite you to our new event called "COMM4UNITY" (Come For Unity) is an event designed to connect people in Auroville and the region with each other to display the amazing variety of opportunities. This is also complimenting YouthLink's ProSkills initiative - as a platform to display the…

VASANTHORCHAVAM

Chithirai Edu-Cultural Festival Welcoming the summer Dear Friends! VANAKKAM We are celebrating the special season of the year according to the Lunar system, the Tamil New Year’s Day to educate ourselves to appreciate the universality and spirituality present in the Tamil life with particular reference to Auroville region. There will…

International Women’s Day Celebration

We are celebrating the International Women's Day on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 From 4 pm to 8 pm at SAWCHU building, Bharat Nivas. On International Women’s Day we salute the women throughout history who have stood up against injustice in their society and those women who continue to fight for…

The Auroville Holi Tango Festival 2017

Wednesday 8th March - A feast for the senses For this occasion the cafeteria is serving a special Latin Dinner starting from 6:30 pm Then, at 8 pm on the stage: international maestros will demonstrate this Argentine art. A warm welcome to all tangueros and well-wishers of tango in Auroville.…

9th Auroville Panorama of Indian Cinema

Friday 10 February: 5.30 pm DRUMS / TEAM AGORA Directed by Jinu THOMAS Music 4’ Encounter in the deep forest… 5.35 pm ISHTI / IN SEARCH FOR SELF Directed by Dr. G. PRABHA Sanskrit / EST 1h.48’ Ishti centres around a 71-year-old Ramavikraman Namboodiri, a Vedic scholar, his family members…

Auroville’s First Food Festival

Celebrating Auroville’s rich intercultural diversity, Anveshan & Auroville Cooking School invites you to join us for the **Auroville First Food Festival** on Saturday & Sunday, February 11 & 12, 2017 from 11:00 am –8:00 pm at Visitor Centre. This event is presented by the Youth of Auroville. The Auroville First…

Pandora’s Box Fest

  Our Major Artist Lineup: - Soul Inclination - (Alt Rock/Grunge/Post Grunge) - Delhi - 30th Dec 2016 - Bianca Love - (R&B/Blues/Jazz/Soul/Gospel/Funk/Neo-Soul) - New Orleans - 30th Dec 2016 - Sleepwalker - (Deep House/ Nu Disco/ Minimal) - Pondicherry -31st Dec 2016 - J.O.B.A. (Techno) - Chennai - 31st…

Full Moon Dance

When: Wednesday, 14th December, 7-11pm, Svaram, Kottakarai Join us for a celebratory gathering on the auspicious eve of Karthikeyan Full Moon. DJ Jean Phillipe from Holland is here sharing the 'NATURAL HIGH' setup (with world music and natural local snacks/spirulina...). Let’s celebrate the collective vibe and dance to the earthly…

Festival du Féminin @ Auroville

This festival will be in Auroville in February. Images of the "Festival du Féminin" around the world moments of grace, celebration and emotions: with all my love and joy loli laurence Loli Laurence Viallard 06 51 49 20 07 ou skype : Loli Laurence Viallard Nirmala Gustave 06 80 45…

Deepawali in Upasana

    Dear friends, We will be celebrating Deepawali in Upasana on the 29th of October from 6 pm onwards till 9 pm. We invite everyone to join us for light, flowers & a light meal together. Date: 29th October - Saturday Time: 6 to 9 pm Venue: Upasana (Near…

Celebrate Deepawali

Bharat Nivas: Invites you to celebrate Deepawali on Friday, 28th October 2016 at the Bharatnivas Campus from 5 to 9 pm Participate & enjoy in all diverse activities for children and adults: Lighting the lamps, videos, kolam and origami making, flower decoration, while interacting with your friends and listening to…

4th AV Singing Festival

4th AV Singing Festival (unplugged) The 4th AV Singing Festival will take place on Saturday 8th October at Unity Pavilion from 7:30 pm onwards We will open doors at 7:15 pm. We will have about 15 songs from various cultures, as well as sing-along, jamming. All are welcome! Noeul, Ananda…

Restoring Connection – Filmfest & Dialogue

FILMFEST "Restoring Connection" 17. - 22.10. in Cinema Paradiso We will be screening documentaries and feature films about Restorative Justice from around the world, based on true stories of pain and loss of connection. People everywhere long to live in peace and harmony, and yet our human story is filled…

Lively Up Your Earth 2016 review

“I dream a private dream of returning to my Eden, there no effort is required, not even courage” -Masanobu Fukuoka If there is one sentence that could summarize the Lively Up Your Earth 2016 festival in Solitude, Auroville, this would be it. For many, Solitude symbolises organic, healthy food, but…

Lively Up Your Earth festival 2016

24th September Solitude Farm is hosting the 5th “LUYE” eco – music festival. The festival is going to focus on workshops and kids activities, music and food. There will be many opportunities to learn fun things and celebrate our collective creativity. At the end of the workshops there will be…

Bioregional Women’s Festival

The Bioregional Women’s Festival: a unique experience! You are all invited to join us for the fourth day of the Annual Women’s Festival at Auroville Village Action Group the 7th of September from 10 am to 4 pm In AVAG premise You will see beautiful traditional folk dances as well…

Bangladesh | Crack International Art Camp 2016

Deadline: August 30, 2016 Website: http://crackbd.org/call-for-artists/ Call for artists across disciplines to apply to join CRACK INTERNATIONAL ART CAMP (CIAC) 2016 taking place in Kushtia, Bangladesh in December 2016. CIAC focuses on promoting young artists & thinkers by giving them space & momentum for flourishing their talent on an international…

Bucharest International Dance Film Festival | call for entries

Deadline: September 1, 2016 Website: http://www.bidff.ro/eng#submissions Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (9-13 November 2016) invites film directors, choreographers, digital artists and other artists to submit their dance films and digital installations to the second edition of Bucharest International Dance Film Festival, taking place in Romania. The competition is open for…

Thank you from Adishakti

from Adishakti We thank you all! Dear friends, supporters, donors, trustees, participants and audience members for being with us and seeing us through the ‘Remembering Veenapani‘ festival last month. We dreamed for a month long festival in the name of our teacher, Veenapani Chawla to celebrate our memory of her.…

4th AV Singing Festival – open for applications

4th AV SINGING FESTIVAL(unplugged) Dear friends, This year the Auroville Singing Festival will probably take place during the first 2 weeks of October 2016. It will be more simple and modest and will last only one evening. We propose that participants perform alone or in small groups songs with simple…

Invitation – FLUID 2016

Invitation - FLUID 2016 Dear Members of Auroville, We are a group of artists and art enthusiasts who have created a platform called FLUID which encourages and promotes offbeat arts and artists. Every year, offbeat artists from all over the country assemble in one place to display, promote and appreciate…

Remembering Veenapani – a month-long weekend festival

from Adishakti: Dear Friends, It has been nearly two years since Veenapani left us. But she left us her guiding spirit, her tangible energy and her commitment to excellence. And Adishakti has been growing in leaps and bounds in terms of performances, programs and incessant growth. To celebrate the undying…

Shilpataru Art Event

Inauguration on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 at 5 p.m at ART BEAT daily 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Event continues up to Tuesday 8th March, 2016 73, Perumal Koil Street, Pondicherry - 605001 phone: 0413 2221052 | shilpataru@auromail.com | www.shilpataru.org 2nd to 5th March: Interactive discussions to identify the art…

Kalabhumi Festival

On Saturday February 20th in Kalabhumi will take place a very joyful event! From 3:30 pm till night there will be Live Music, Food, Dance, DJ and entertainment for adults and kids as well. Take note of it and share it with your friends... Programme From 3:30 pm onward small…

First Full Moon Festival

The First Full Moon Festival We are happy to invite you to a North-Eastern Asian cultural event.  Traditionally, the first full moon of the lunar calendar is celebrated as the start of the agricultural year. This year it falls on the 22nd of February, and the zodiac symbol is the…

Hibiscus Music Festival

/  Feb 13, 2016  /  05:30 PM /  Well Cafe Sve-Dame 7 Bands in Concert ! 5:30 pm to 12 am @ "Well Café" Let it Go ! 5:30 pm - Alain (Cornemuse) 6 pm - Francois & Friends (Balkan Folk) 6:30 pm - Magic Laurent 7 pm - Dinner…

Chennai Photo Biennale

26 February - 13 March 2016 MRTS Station | Lalit Kala Academy | Public Parks Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Chennai Photo Biennale - an exciting and significant community public-art project, bringing together world-renowned photographers from India and abroad. A collaboration between the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan and Travelling…

Le Bateau de Marco

Here is a short film on Marco’s boat installation at the Auroville Film Festival 2015. The film was made by Danielle de Diesbach and edited by Yatra E. Srinivassan.  

Experimenta 2015

EXPERIMENTA, the international festival celebrating experimental film and moving image art in India is now in its 9th edition. This groundbreaking festival will showcase over 100 films and videos from across the world, host artist talks, special curated programmes and installations over 5 days at the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller…

AV Singing Festival 2015

The AV Singing Festival was a big success and also a big thanks to all the people who helped organize the Singing Festival. Here are some links to videos and pictures from the festival by Manohar:       https://www.flickr.com/…/manohar_aur…/sets/72157659342773599 https://www.flickr.com/…/manohar_aur…/sets/72157659866284682 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdZhban_c-4&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R40PW9WzddY&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T6zbFKyHyQ&feature=youtu.be

Baul Festival at Aurodhan

Welcome to the Baul Festival at Aurodhan Pondicherry. The Bauls will be performing on Sunday, Oct 18, at 8.15 pm at the Kritashraya Garden. Their facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/BaulRetreat

Auroville Film Festival 2015

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! and welcome to the Auroville Film Festival ‘15! The aim of this festival is to connect with people and cultures within and beyond Auroville and to further the aspiration of Human Unity by showcasing films that develop this theme. We feature films that are created in and…

Baul Retreat

ekathara kalari & Aurodhan present BAUL RETREAT 13th -18th October 2015 at Aurodhan Pondicherry Conducted by Baul Masters Shahjahan Munshi (Bangladesh) Parvathy Baul Biswanath Das Baul Lakshman Das Baul Nitai Chandra Das (Shree Khol) For enquiries and registration contact: ekatharakalari@gmail.com Venue: 33 rue francois martin Kuruchikuppam Pondicherry 605012

Human Rights Human Dignity Travelling Film Festival

Invitation Indianostrum is proud to host the Human Rights Human Dignity Travelling Film Festival,in Pondicherry. This record-breaking film festival in South East Asia is annually held in Myanmar every year. This Travelling Film Festival is one of the sub-activities of Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival. Human Rights Human…

Remembering Veenapani

A month-long festival at Adishakti to celebrate Veenapani Chawla's birth anniversary on April 5 FEATURING KIRTANA KRISHNA JAZZ CONCERT SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 7 p.m. Original compositions performed by jazz singer Kirtana Krishna.     RAJA SUYA YAGAM AND PRAHALATHA CHARITHRAN THERAKOOTHU PERFORMANCES SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 9:30 p.m. Arulmigu Sri Iyyappan…

Auroville Festival begins

from The Hindu: Through the month of March, members of the international community of Auroville will spend time in Chennai, to help people here understand their culture through the ‘Auroville festival’, which began on Sunday. Inaugurating the event, Governor K. Rosaiah said: “Right from its establishment, it has been striving…

Rtu Samrit festival

from Bharat Nivas: Namashkar Friends, Happily, the first festival of Rtu Samrit, the season of coming together is here! I hope all of you can visit the 150 artists from North East this year at Bharat Nivas Wed. 25th to Sat. 28th Feb. 10 AM to 9:30 PM bringing their…

Auroville Festival website launched

The Auroville Festival website is launched! http://festival.auroville.org/ Auroville, the experimental city in the making at the Coromandel coast some 3 hours drive below Chennai, has been quietly building itself for almost 50 years and now looks forward to give Chennaiites some insights into its unique functioning, challenges and achievements. The…

City of Dawn to descend on Chennai

from The Hindu, Feb 15, 2015 Auroville Festival set to unravel its idea of sustainable existence Art and the universal township of Auroville have a link that go beyond its conducive, green and multicultural environment. Sri Aurobindo, whose teachings resonate in the intrinsic fabric of this ‘City of Dawn,’ had…

7th Panorama of Contemporary Indian Cinema

7th Panorama of Contemporary Indian Cinema 13-14-15 February - Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas Vanakkom, Namasté, Hello to All, Bonjour à toutes et tous, Aurofilm has the great pleasure to inform you and invite you to its annual 7th Panorama of Contemporary Indian Cinema which will take place at the…

Film Festival on Visual Art

Multimedia Center (MMC) Auditorium /Cinema Paradiso Group, Auroville Art Service, Auroville Film Festival, and Lalit Kala Akademi present: Film Festival on Visual Art Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th February 2015 @ Cinema Paradiso See detailed program below. Our heartiest thanks to Dorothea Machingal and her husband, who while pursuing different…

“Mutation in Progress” video @ IGNITE! 2015

The video Mutation in Progress made by Christoph will be screened as part of the Dance on Screen series at the IGNITE! Festival for Contemporary Dance 2015. IGNITE! is being held in New Delhi from 11-18 January 2015. The festival is dedicated towards creating avenues for contemporary dance within multiple…

IGNITE! 2015 – festival of contemporary dance

IGNITE! Festival of Contemporary Dance was started in 2010, the 3rd Edition is set to take place in January 2015. It is organised by the GATI Dance Forum, which works to create a vibrant engagement with contemporary dance through interrogation, experimentation, innovation and reflection. This year the biennial is back…

A City at the Edge of the Horizon: The 2014 Kochi-Muziris Biennale

from MutualArt.com: A City at the Edge of the Horizon: The 2014 Kochi-Muziris Biennale The ancient port city of Muziris, perched at the mouth of the Periyar River near the tip of the Indian subcontinent, offered harbor to merchant fleets of Greece, Rome, Phoenicia, and Egypt in the earliest centuries…

62nd Art Festival at Kalakshetra

Kalakshetra Foundation takes pleasure in inviting you to the 62nd Annual Art Festival time: December 20th to 31st Inauguration on 20th December, 5.30pm place: Rukmini Arangam, Kalakshetra Foundation, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai by Padma Bhushan Awardee Dr.Padma Subrahmanyam All are Welcome! contact: Kalakshetra Foundation Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai 600041, India +91-44-24520836, +91-44-24521169/70 www.kalakshetra.in

Deepam celebration

DEEPAM CELEBRATION at Deepam School Friday 5th December at 6 pm On full moon we will light more than a thousand oil-lamps which create a celestial atmosphere. Karthigai Deepam has for centuries been celebrated. It originates from the legend of Lord Shiva who had transformed himself into a divine flame.…

An evening with Akash Kapur at Alliance Française

SEE Literature An evening with Akash Kapur and William Dalrymple. 17th October at AFP Auditorium in Suffren Street, 19.00h Here the full cultural program at Alliance Française Pondicherry for October 2014: The French Volunteer Day and the launch of “EspaceVolontaires” in South India On October 1, we are proud to…

CMS Vatavaran Environment & Wildlife Film Festival & Forum

A FILM FESTIVAL FROM NEW DELHI October 7 - 10, 2014 Auroville and Pondicherry have the pleasure of hosting the travelling CMS Vatavaran Environment & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum. This festival, based in New Delhi, is organizing film screenings and panel discussions here, in collaboration with Pondicherry University, PondyCAN…

Sing for the Climate

SING FOR THE CLIMATE: 'DO IT NOW' Auroville will "Sing for the Climate" on October 11th during the Singing Festival... where we will try to gather as many people possible (!!! We will need your help for that!!!! ) from Auroville and around to sing together, as an audiovisual petition…

Video-Dance Works for IGNITE! Festival of Contemporary Dance 2015

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Inviting Video-Dance Works for IGNITE! Festival of Contemporary Dance 2015 13-18 January 2015, New Delhi Deadline for Submissions: 30 September 2014 We are most excited to bring to you the 3rd edition of IGNITE! Festival of Contemporary Dance in New Delhi from 13-18 January 2015. IGNITE! is…

meet the artist: Bose Krishnamachari

KALA KENDRA BHARAT NIVAS PAVILION OF INDIA as part of Kerala Week at Bharat Nivas Wednesday: 3rd September, 2014 Meet the Artist : 3.00 - 4.30 pm KALA KENDRA Artists gathering to meet Bose Krishnamachari An artist and independent curator, Krishnamachari’s diverse artistic and curatorial practice includes drawing, painting, sculpture,…

Kerala Week at Bharat Nivas campus

Bharat Nivas campus invites you for a Kerala Week, to coincide with the Onam Festival that happens at this time of the year. This mini-fest brings together dance, folk theatre, Kalaripayet and drums, as well as films and presentations on its cultural journey and contemporary art spread across different venues.…

Greetings from ONE ASIA

Greetings from the ONE ASIA project Team ! We are happy to inform you that “ONE ASIA 2014 in Taipei” is taking place from 25th October to 5th November in Taipei. The dream of “ONE ASIA" is to bring Asia together on one platform through Art and Culture , as…

3 art projects seeking funds

We'd like to bring to your attention these 3 art projects currently seeking for funds, all part of this new Auroville fundraising webpage: The Baul Festival The Baul Festival will take place in Auroville in mid October 2014. It will comprise of 3 nights of open air performances and 4…

participation in the AV Singing Festival 2014

AV SINGING FESTIVAL 2014 One community One family Coming back from our summer vacation we will continue to organize our Auroville Singing Festival. It will be on the 10th and 11th of October (7~9pm) in Bharat Nivas. A new challenge, a new stage in a new form... It will bring…

The Jazz Music Festival in Chennai

News from the Madras Jazz Festival: It's on the 7th and 8th of June. All are welcome! The festival is set at the Phoenix Market City, Vellachery Chennai. For more information go to the Madras Jazz Festival's facebook site.

Films that develop the theme of Human Unity

The Auroville Film Festival ’15 is looking for suggestions of films that develop the theme of human unity and have been produced from January 2012 onwards. As we all know, unity refers to that which is one and cannot be divided; associated with humanity it refers to all that is…

Transformation – A group show of Auroville artists in Delhi

Transformation was the art exhibition within the Auroville Festival taking place September 14 – 21, 2012 at the India International Center (IIC), Delhi. This event marked the initiation of the Auroville Art Service in action. See more photos of the Auroville Festival and the Transformation art exhibition taken by Vimal…