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  • Harry Potter Festival takes off in Bangladesh

    The festival will be hosted in three different phases through five public libraries in Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Khulna and Rajshahi as part of its collaboration with Libraries Unlimited, which is another British Council project in partnership with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and supported by the Department of Public Libraries.

  • Int'l Children's Film Festival

    Int'l Children's Film Festival opens Call for Entries

    The International Children's Film Festival, that will see its 11th edition next year in Dhaka, has opened its call for entries.

  • “Celebration of Bangladesh” in Washington

    The Bangladesh Embassy in the USA held a colourful programme on Thursday at Bangabandhu Auditorium at the Embassy in Washington DC in partnership with the Embassy Series and Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) America, according to a press release.

  • “Sweet Country” leads APSA nominations

    Australian film “Sweet Country” is the leading contender at this year's Asia Pacific Screen Awards, the premier film award of the region. The race tension drama directed by Warwick Thornton received nominations in three categories, including best film.

  • Bangladesh Film Festival in Bishkek

    Deputy Minister for Culture of Kyrgyz Republic, Bektenaliev Muktaly Abdybekovich and DG, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ulan Djusupov were present at the inaugural occasion.

  • Bidya Sinha Mim

    Mim sets off on the 'Road'

    National Film Award-winning actress Bidya Sinha Mim has packed her bags and is ready to hit the road today for a new adventure.

  • Ganga-Jamuna Fest opens today

    The Ganga-Jamuna Theatre and Cultural Festival, one of the biggest theatre festivals of the country, will see its curtains rise at the

  • AKM Zakaria birth centenary celebrated at Bakultala

    To celebrate the birth centenary of archaeologist, puNthi exponent, anthropologist, historian and sports organiser Abul Kalam Mohammed Zakaria, “Dhaka 'r Sthapatya Bishoyok Grontho Pronoyon Committee” organised a two day (October 1-2) programme at Bakultala, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka.

  • Melodic rhythm and visual poetry at SAMF

    The penultimate night (September 23) of the maiden South Asian Music Festival, held at MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, set off with the wonderful performance of Tagore songs by eminent Bangladeshi exponent

  • “Gohin Baluchor” OST launched

    Badrul Anam Saud's upcoming film “Gohin Baluchor” released the album of its soundtrack, in a ceremony in the capital on Saturday. The album contains five songs – all composed by Emon Shaha, that have been used in the film.

  • Chanchal Khan's Tagore album “Maharaj” released

    Tagore singer and researcher Chanchal Khan released his latest Rabindra Sangeet album, titled “Maharaj” at the Channel i premises on Saturday, says a press release.

  • Tributes paid to Razzak and Abdul Jabbar in M'singh

    Artistes of Sandipon Sangskritik Sangstha, a leading cultural troupe of Mymensingh, paid rich tributes to the two great figures of

  • Celebrating Life fest at CU

    The “Celebrating Life” festival, jointly organised by The Daily Star and Standard Chartered Bank was held at Chittagong University (CU)

  • Swanon celebrates 32nd anniversary

    In the cultural sphere, poetry recitation is revered, and yet not widely practiced. For 32 years, poetry elocution group Swanon has taken

  • Representing Bangladeshi music worldwide

    Four renowned Bangladeshi singers -- Rezwana Choudhury Bannya, Laisa Ahmed Lisa, Shama Rahman and Luva Nahid Choudhury -- are taking part in the South Asian Music Festival to be held from September 21-24, 2017 at MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

  • Putting Bangladesh on the global art map

    Rajeeb and Nadia Samdani, masterminds behind the Dhaka Art Summit, become the first recipients of the prestigious Montblanc de la

  • Turongomi in Vietnam for Int'l Dance Festival

    Dance troupe Turongomi, led by Pooja Sengupta, will be travelling to Vietnam to take part in International Dance Festival 2017, to be

  • Four-day Sultan Utshob concludes

    Crowds milled about both sides of Narail's Chitra riverbanks despite scorching afternoon heat, as ardent devotees of SM Sultan

  • BNSS to conclude National level dance competition '17

    Starting today, from September 7-12, Bangladesh Nritya Shilpi Shangstha will complete their district wide preliminary competition.

  • Nazrul death anniv observed in Barisal

    The observance of 41 death anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam in Barisal ended in the week prior to Eid.

  • Aly Zaker and Mofidul Haque to receive Shaheed Altaf Mahmud Padak

    Veteran actor and media personality Aly Zaker and celebrated researcher-essayist Mofidul Hoque have been named recipients of the Shaheed Altaf Mahmud Padak this year.

  • Nazrul Award 2017 conferred

    This year's Nazrul Award was conferred yesterday to three reputed Nazrul singers and researchers - Ferdous Ara, Fatema Tuz Zohra and Dr. Leena Taposhi Khan. Like every year, the Cultural Affairs Ministry and Nazrul Institute honoured the artistes working to disperse the work of Nazrul among the masses and award them with the prestigious award.

  • Chhayanaut's musical tribute to the National Poet

    Marking the 41st death anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, Chhayanaut organised a programme featuring solo and choral songs with recitations from the literary creations of the poet on August 25.

  • Eid celebrations at Fantasy Kingdom and Foy's Lake

    Theme parks Fantasy Kingdom and Water Kingdom, situated in Ashulia near Dhaka, and Foy's Lake Amusement World located in the heart of Chittagong, draw a large number of people on vacations, and Eid-ul Azha is no different.

  • Aly Zaker receives Selim Al-Deen Padak

    On the concluding day of the Selim-Al-Deen Utshab on Wednesday, the Selim-Al-Deen Padak was conferred on eminent theatre personality Aly Zaker. Aly Zaker was not able to attend the programme on the opening day.

  • The Poet of Non-Conformity

    Kazi Nazrul's legacy as the Rebel Poet was well established during the colonial era. Openly dissenting against the British dominion in India, he was also critical of the Indian Independence Movement, and disagreed with Gandhi's non-violent acts of civil disobedience.

  • Government launches e-Copyright to protect Intellectual Property Rights

    The Access to Information (a2i) Programme of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and the Bangladesh Copyright Office under the Ministry of Cultural Affairs jointly launched an 'e-Copyright system' on Wednesday, August 23, to make it easier for anyone to copyright their intellectual property. The programme, held at the PMO had Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor as chief guest.

  • Dhaka Theatre's Selim Al Deen Festival begins

    Dhaka Theatre's six-day Selim Al Deen Festival opened yesterday at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, featuring an array of plays and other programmes.

  • Streax-Anandadhara Hairstyling Competition ends

    The Streax-Anandadhara Hairstyling Competition, which featured 12 upcoming and talented beauticians and photographers competing in an attempt to produce the perfect makeover and snapshots, came to an end yesterday.

  • ZAHIR RAIHAN Film Fest opens today

    Bangladesh Udichi Shilpi Goshthi is organising a two-day film festival beginning tomorrow to mark the 82nd birth anniversary of avant-garde Bangladeshi filmmaker and a torchbearer of progressive cultural movement in pre-Liberation Bangladesh, Zahir Raihan.

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