Thursday 4 December 2014

Hall Naming & Exhibition

Dear Goethe Friends,

On the occasion of the 10 year celebration of its presence in Hyderabad, Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad supported by the Ministry of Culture, Hamburg has the pleasure to announce the formal inauguration of its programme hall as the
Date: Thursday, 11 December 2014 Time: 5:00 pm 
Venue: Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad
Entry: Free, Open to All 

Shri. Dr. Rajiv Sharma, IAS, Chief Secretary of the Government of Telangana, will grace the occasion as Guest of Honour, while the ceremony will be officiated by 
Herr Achim Fabig, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chennai.

The formal ceremony will be followed by a Cultural programme: 
Date: Thursday, 11 December 2014 Time: 5:15 pm 
Venue: Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad
Entry: Free, Open to All 

About the Exhibition:
The exhibition is a joint effort by writer and poet Sridala Swami, and journalist Serish Nanisetti to showcase their photographs taken during their visit to Hamburg in 2008 on an invitation from the City State of Hamburg.

Sridala Swami is a poet, essayist and photographer. She was educated at the Rishi Valley School, Lady Sriram College, Delhi, and the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. Her first collection of poems, A Reluctant Survivor (2007), was published by the Sahitya Akademi/ National Academy of Letters. It was shortlisted for the Shakti Bhatt First Book Award. Swami has written four books for children, published by Pratham Books in 2009 and 2012. She was the 2011 Charles Wallace writer-in-residence at the University of Stirling, Scotland, and was a Fellow of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, 2013.

Serish Nanisetti has worked in various newspapers and also has taught in colleges for a brief while. In love with the heritage of Hyderabad and Telangaga, Serish has bigger dreams for these places. Writing is a job, while photography is a passion. The photographs of Hamburg and Hyderabad show the shared values and evolutions of cities. The location may be very different but the beating heart of these cities is the people who had similar needs, aspirations and dreams. 

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