Saturday, July 25, 2009

Caring for Calcutta

On Monday July 27th, AngloInfo will host an informal Q&A with Dr. Gazi Rahaman, the newly elected CEO of Calcutta Rescue, an Indian NGO providing medical, social and educational services to the desperately poor in the slums of Calcutta and rural West Bengal.
The event will be held in the first-floor parlor of the Brasserie des Deux Garçons (53 Cours Mirabeau) in Aix, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A 5€ per person charge includes a drink. A table has been reserved for those who wish to talk further with Dr. Rahaman over dinner.

The following day, Tuesday July 28, there will be a show and sale of 30 watercolors painted by Calcutta street children to benefit Calcutta Rescue. The paining above, Man Fishing by 12-year-old Madha Singh, is part of the show. Also on view will be photos of the children and the city by Belgian photographer Dominique David. The free exhibit, Expression of Hope, is at the Presbytère of the church in Grambois, about 45 minutes north of Aix. The show opens at 5 p.m., with a apertif at 7 p.m.

For more info on the Monday evening event event in Aix, call Peter Gillespie: 04-42-27-51-48.

For info or directions to the Tuesday evening exhibit in Grambois, contact Glen Kendall: 04-90-77-94-72 or

For info on Calcutta Rescue:

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