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4 creative activities to try this month

  • Published at 06:24 pm August 19th, 2016
4 creative activities to try this month
1. Calligraphy We live in a digital age, when the art of penmanship is on the wane. Calligraphy is a skill that takes practice, but once you master it, you can create objects of real beauty. There are multiple courses online that can help you learn calligraphy, but you can also sign up at a class, which is also a great way to meet people with similar interests. Need some inspiration to get started? There’s an event starting in town today that should get your juices flowing.


An exhibition of beautiful Bangla, English and Arabic calligraphy by amateur artists are up on display. The exhibition is a culmination of a calligraphy contest held earlier this month. The winning entries will be shown at the festival.

When: August 19-28, 2016

Where: Bangladesh Arts Academy

Cordoba Foundation

Al-Bashir Plaza (5th floor)

20155 Fakirapul (box culverts Road), Dhaka-1000

Mobile: 01711 356 852

E-mail: [email protected] calligraphy 2. Make Your Own Cookbook Part of being Bengali means having a deep relationship with food. Our most poignant memories are inextricably intertwined with certain food items, be it a particular halwa served during Shab-e-Baraat, or that hot steaming plate of khichuri on the first rainy day of the year. As we grow and age, we come across many dishes, some old, some new, each ripe with meaning. Creating your own cookbook is a great way to go down memory lane, and be creative at the same time. Use a binder or a fancy notebook to put all your recipes together. Throw in some pictures, and you’ve got yourself a masterpiece that can easily become a treasured heirloom. 3. Dance…Or Learn A New Type Of Dance Dancing is not only a creative activity, but it also allows you to move and relieve stress. You can try a dancing class, learn on your own, or go out to dance with your friends. You won't regret trying something new! And if you need a little more motivation, here’s a cool event to try:

What : Young choreographers will present a contemporary dance exposition that was choreographed collectively to see what 6 souls unite and produce. The initiator of the performance was Lamia Mela, who previously had worked with most of the dancers. The other performers include Mahabub Hossain, Mashrur Rahman and Anandita Khan. The elements they worked with were tied to the human body through its ‘isolation’. A crucial aspect as it is, the human body’s inevitable choice of becoming isolated both cognitively and bodily through growth and age is a belief mostly unnoticed. Other themes they explored were limitations to bodies, the point at which bodies seize to commute, the longings to be heard, and the overcoming of cultural and social barriers. The dancers wanted to collectively put together their own ideas and renditions of bodily movements and provoking thoughts to put a 35 minute presentation. The performance aims to evoke the semblance of ‘Isolations’ within ourselves, and within our minds. Where: EMK Centre, Rd 27, Dhanmondi

When: Saturday, August 20, 7-9pm How: Tickets, priced at Tk100 will be available at the venue. Free for EMK Centre/American Centre members upon presentation of ID card.

4. Write Letters Writing letters is also a creative activity that you can try this month. Choose beautiful stationary, write with your most precious pen, and send it to a loved one, or a stranger. Or better still, write to us! We’ll print some of the nicest ones next month. Send to: Features Department Dhaka Tribune FR Tower 8/C Panthapath Dhaka 1207
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