Recent Events

Neera Adarkar, architect and editor of the book ‘The chawls of Mumbai’ presents an illustrated talk on the changes in the physical and community spaces once dominated by Mumbai’s mills and mill workers.

Anek Ramayan (Shikha Sen, 70 mins, English/Hindi) : Join us for a screening and a discussion with the director.

Bhopali (Van Maximilian Carlson, 89 mins, Englis/Hindi): A gripping portrait of the survivors of the Bhopal disaster.Must see!


After the attack on Balbir Krishan’s exhibition entitled ‘Out Here and Now’ in New Delhi, we at Open Space are questioning the attacks, India’s understanding of homosexuality and the larger question that seems to haunt us-the discomfort with nudity and its relationship with nakedness.

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The QFest 2011, with the theme Being Seen, Being Heard was a huge success with over 200 people for the screenings and 250 people for the cultural evening (most of whom were young college students). Particularly heartening were the parents, family and friends who turned up to support the LGBT community.

01 Dec

Writers! Do join us!

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  Written by OS Team

Join Anil Menon (author, The Beast With Nine Billion Feet) in a hands-on, in-depth exploration of some of the new developments in the way fiction, particularly speculative fiction, is written. December 12-15, daily discussion sessions on writing with guest speakers. 6pm-8pm.

05 Dec

Q Fest'11: The Schedule!

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The Q Fest is back—bigger and brighter! This year at the festival we aren’t just screening films we’re having a fantastic theatre performance from Humsafar Trust, music, a lot of shopping and poetry!

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01 Dec

Theatre at Q Fest'11

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Ek Madhav Baug written by Late Chetan Datar is one of the pioneering plays written on homosexuality and acceptance of gay community. The poignant play tells the story of a 21 year old young boy coming to terms with his sexuality.

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Q Fest’11 brings with it a weekend of film screenings, theatre, music, poetry and discussions. Our theme this year ‘Being Seen Being Heard’ deals with understanding the LGBT community in public spaces, how we are involved with and how we can collectively contribute to that change. The consequential effects of this change spills over to alter much of how we see ourselves.

Travel to the heart of Punjab. Enter a world of Sufi shrines worshipped and looked after by Dalits. Listen to B.S. Balli Qawwal Paslewale, the first generation Dalit Qawwals born out of this tradition...

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