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Sunaparanta is pleased to announce Pallavi Paul’s participation in The New Alphabet School’s edition on Caring by HKW (Haus der Kulturen der Welt) in Berlin. As part of our collaboration, Sunaparanta and HKW open Paul’s ongoing online participatory project #shareyourquiet to newer entries under the theme of ‘listening as care’. At a time when noise has become an index of public spirit, can quietude harness something outside overdetermined and hyper-regulated imaginations of contemporary life? Can the sharing and listening of “quietude” be a space of care and resistance? Since 26 March 2020, Paul has been inviting people to send 10-second audio clips of silence from their confined surroundings. Recordings compiled since then have been aired online as a collective symphony of quiets. As part of our collaboration, we are inviting participants to send their ‘quiet’ to info@sgcfa.org or via WhatsApp to +91 98333 03760 from 20 May – 1 June 2020. Contributions received will be broadcasted on Instagram #shareyourquiet on 12 June 2020.

Individuals of groups of women in the age group of 21 years to 50 years are invited to attend an online webinar titled ‘Fashion as a Tool for Emotional Wellness’ on May 30 at 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Google Meet. Fee: `499 (group discounts available). Resource people for the workshop include fashion designer, Nikita Kaushik and psychologist, Shobhika Jaju. The registration link for the webinar is: forms.gle/YpXFFrZmXa8m2sz27 Details: 9820091727/ 9049485444

The webinar is organised in association with the Department of Political Science, Goa University. The event is open for all to attend via a live-stream link or even participate in the discussion through Google Meet platform. Pinnacle club is an initiative led by students from Goa University. As part of its activities, the club has held discussions on various topics across the different departments of Goa University since 2018. All its discussions have been free & open for the public to attend and participate. To register visit WWW.PSGOA.ONLINE or contact Aniket Kanolkar on 7887305241.

The Entertainment Society of Goa in association with the Department of Public Health Dentistry, Goa Dental College and Hospital is organising the fourth Goa Anti-Tobacco Film Festival on May 31. Those interested should register by filling the registration form latest by April 17. The form and rules and regulation are available on www.esg.co.in. The last date for receipt of application along with supporting documents is May 15. Click here for more details.

Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts is pleased to announce episode two of our talk show series Listen In titled Maker to Market – Resurrecting the Indian Handloom Industry, together with Eka Resources. The effects of the Covid19 pandemic are being seen across manufacturing sectors in India and the world. Its effect on the handloom ecosystem has been disruptive. India has 4.5 million handloom weavers whose survival hangs in a precarious balance. This discussion brings together voices from the industry to address the key challenges faced by the sectors and to explore possible methodologies and strategies to revive it. Mr. Pramod Kumar KG, MD, Eka Resources will be in conversation with Mr. Hemang Agrawal, MD, The Surekha Group & Ms. Shalini Sharma, Co-Founder, Angasutra. It will be held on Zoom Live on 3 June 2020 at 5 pm IST. Click here to register.

Agnel Institute of Technology and Design, Assagao is organising a free webinar for students of class 10, 11 and 12 as well as diploma students and parents to guide and provide insights into various branches of engineering. The webinar will be held on June 6, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Google Meet. Details: https://aitdgoa.edu.in/careerconnect

The Literati Book Club will meet on June 9 to discuss ‘The Fourth Passenger’ by Mini Nair. In addition, the Literati Book Shop is now open for sale of books from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Participants are requested to wear protective masks before visiting the shop. Details: books@literati-goa.com

Fundacao Oriente is organising an open call for entries for the FundacaoOriente Visual Arts Award (FOVAA) 2020. The competition is open to any artist, 18 years and above, customarily residing in Goa. Both amateur and professional artists are eligible to participate. Works in the mediums of drawing, printmaking, painting, photography, sculpture, installation and video art will be accepted for this award. Submissions will be accepted between July 15 and July 31. Details: fovaa2020 @gmail.com