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French artist, Ana Bloom’s artwork Souffles, Breath was added to the Museum’s collection. The artwork will be available for viewing through mid-July. The piece derives meaning from the philosophies of interconnectedness that are attributed to the Indian subcontinent. “I am the daughter of a two times political refugee father,” says Bloom when talking about the inspiration behind her work. “This family history impacted very strongly my relationship and questioning about the world we live in and my artistic research.” In her introductory text to Souffles, Breath, art curator, Lina Vincent, writes, “Ana’s ‘Breath’ series,  is as hard-hitting as it is painterly in visualisation – it brings together nuances of physical experiences with layers of philosophical and spiritual conceptualisation. In the interplay of concealment and revelation, the still images bring to life anonymous beings through the surging, bubbling water. The artwork captures essences of individual breath from across the globe – raising questions on the human condition, evoking degrees of separation and migration in the contemporary world. The artwork becomes more relevant today in Goa when the state is realising migration-related issues of its own. Ana Bloom’s work along with all the other pieces at the Museum will be available for viewing during regular Museum hours.

Fundação Oriente will be hosting its 5th Goan Short Story Competition 2019. Any person 18 years and above and customarily residing in Goa, amateur as well as professional writers (including previous winners) are eligible. Entries will be accepted between July 1 and August 30. Details: 2019gssc@gmail.com

The festival which would be held from 4th July to 18th July 2019 would be a bonanza of films from all over Europe. The movies will be screened at Auditorium 1, Maquinez Palace, ESG Complex, Panaji. This festival is open to the public and the seating availability would be on a first come first serve basis. A total of 23 films will be screened over a period of 15 days. To make it convenient for the general public, the films will be screened at 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm. No Date Time Country Film Director Duration 1 04/07/2019 THURSDAY 6:30 pm Portugal Diamantino (Opening Film) Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt 92′   2 05/07/2019 FRIDAY 5:30 pm Austria Styx Wolfgang Fischer 94′ 3 7:30 pm Bulgaria Bubblegum Stanislav Todorov Rogi 104′   4 06/07/2019 SATURDAY 5:30 pm Czech Republic Tender Waves Jiří Vejdělek 94′ 5 7:30 pm Italy Drive Me Home Simone Catania 100′   6 07/07/2019 SUNDAY 5:30 pm Malta Of Time and the Sea Peter Sant 94′ 7 7:30 pm Cyprus Rosemarie Adonis Floridis 113′   8 08/07/2019 MONDAY 5:30 pm Belgium King of the Belgians Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth 93′ 9 7:30 pm Germany Me and Kaminski […]

Youth Hostels Association of India, Porvorim unit is organising a one-day trek to Pali waterfalls at Valpoi, Sattari on July 14. The bus will depart from Porvorim at 7:30 a.m., from Panjim at 8 a.m. and from Mapusa at 8:20 a.m. Details: 9423888820/9823758456

The India Foundation for the Arts in collaboration with Goa Chitra, Benaulim is organising ‘Unravelling Stories’ curated by Lina Vincent which will be held from July 14 to July 19 at Carpe Diem, Majorda and ‘Layers’ curated by Aparajita Bhasin which will be held from July 14 to July 17 at Goa Chitra, Benaulim.

Cakes & Cakes Goa will host a workshop titled ‘Dudhacho falar’ on crafting delicious milk treats on July 14 in Mapusa. Learn to make sweets in the shape of different fruits and vegetables. Details: 7588445518 (Contact given number for exact location)

Discover Old Goa at a free walking tour with Ramchandra Prabhu Salgaonkar as your guide on July 14, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Prior registration is mandatory. Details: 9923388999 (Get exact location from the given contact number)

Soul Travelling is hosting a special walk in the capital city ‘Explore Panaji’ on July 13 and July 14, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Discover the making of Panaji and its nooks and corners – with a special focus on Fontainhas. Details: 7378301863/info@soultravelling.in (Contact given number for exact location)

Join us this Sunday for the screening of Remembering Kurdi – a film by Saumyananda Sahi followed by a discussion with the editor of the filmTanushree Das on the 14 of July, 2019 from 11:30 AM– 12:30 PM at Museum of Goa, Pilerne Industrial Estate, Pilerne, Bardez, Goa. Brief on the film: Ever since the Salaulim Dam submerged the Kurdi census town in South Goa over three decades ago, 550 families have had to relocate and forge new lives elsewhere. However, every year the waters recede and the ruins resurface for a few short weeks before the rains. During this time, past inhabitants return to what is left of their homes, to perform rituals, have picnics and remember their dead. Gurucharan Kurdikar has vivid memories of his childhood in Kurdi – but now lives in a city far away. Venisha Fernandes was born after the submergence, but has grown up listening to stories of a lost paradise. Both return to search for where they belong – in places imagined and places real. As Gurucharan and Venisha converse with a whole array of people, different aspects of the landscape and prior societal inter-relationships begin to emerge. The harsh memories of caste and feudal injustice are discussed with as much curiosity and fervor as personal […]

Learn the art of paper quilling at a workshop for beginners on July 14, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Patto. Details: 9552518650 (Contact given number for exact location)

A fresh offering of organic fruit and vegetables, from seasonal citrus fruit and mangoes to local fresh gluten-free breads, raw papayas, baby potatoes, sweet limes, organic grains, pulses, cold pressed oils, freshly baked goods, organic home care and body care products and more on July 14, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at OMO, behind GPO, Sao Tome, Panaji. Details: 9820059914

A creative writing programme for students between 9 to 14 years will commence on July 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at YMCA Hall, Panaji. The programme covers thinking creatively, organising your thoughts, numerous demos, practice sessions on essays, short stories, poems. Details: 7774032774.