All events start at 4.00pm at The Centre unless otherwise stated.
Sunday 26 July, 6.30pm start
An Evening of Rabindrasangeet
A celebration for all the family featuring poetry reading, dance and sketches stemming from or about Rabindranath Tagore and his work.
Whether you’re an academic on Tagore or a complete novice, please don’t miss out on this evening.
Rudolph Steiner Theatre
35 Park Road
London NW1 6XT
(Tube: Baker Street)
Tel: 0207 723 4400
For tickets, please call:
The Tagore Centre 0208 444 6751
Sandra (Admin) 07806 770991
Dr K Kundu (Chairperson) 0208 368 4302
Sunday 2 August, 4pm start
Dwarkananth Tagore – A talk by Sumit Mitra
Sumit Mitra was among the first wave of journalists of the newsmagazine India Today. He also edited the Sunday newspaper Sunday Mail, and worked for Sunday, a newsmagazine published from Calcutta. He now occasionally contributes to the English press, including the Times of India and the Hindustan Times, and regularly writes for Desh, the reputed Bengali periodical.
In 2009, Sumit returned to Kolkata to work on a new biography of Dwarkanath Tagore (1794-1846), grandfather of Rabindranath Tagore. For the last six years he has been intensively researching in libraries and archives in Kolkata, Delhi, London and Scotland.
In this talk, Sumit will examine the intriguingly apathetic attitude of Rabindranath towards his unmet grandfather, and attempt to solve some of the riddles that ran through the generations in what was perhaps the most notable family of colonial Bengal.
CHIEF GUEST: Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya Kt.CBE FREng FRS
Sushanta Kumar Bhattacharyya, Baron Bhattacharyya Kt. CBE FREng FRS (born 6 June 1040) is an Indian British engineer, educator and government advisor.
He studied Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur before coming to the UK in the 1960s. In 1980 he moved to the University of Warwick and founded WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group) of which he is now Chairman.
Prof Bhattacharyya was appointed CBE in 1997 and knighted in 2003. In 2004, he was made a life peer as Baron Bhattacharyya, of Moseley in the West Midlands. In 2014, he was elected as a Fellow of The Royal Society. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a number of other professional bodies.
THE PROGRAMME WILL CONCLUDE WITH A MUSICAL TREAT FROM THE WELL KNOWN ARTIST MAMATA LAHIRI
Sunday 6 September (12pm onwards)
The Tagore Centre Garden Party
Venue in Cockfosters, EN4
Come and join us for our annual garden party with food, music and games. There is off street parking, with easy access.
Venue details to be disclosed post ticket purchase.
£15.00 per adult;
£7.50 for children under 12;
£40.00 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children.
Please send a cheque to The Tagore Centre UK, providing your name (and of course each family member if applicable) and your email. Please do inform us if you have any special dietary requirements.
Mail: Garden Party 2015, The Tagore Centre UK, Alexandra Park Library, Alexandra Park Road, London N22 7UJ
Queries contact: 020 8444 6751
Sunday 1 November
Save the date for the AGM
Details to follow.