Madras Week Ahead

August 15-29: Gallery Sri Parvati, Eldams Road
Madras: Impressions from 18th to 20th Century. A drawing and painting exhibition by national award winning art director P. Krishnamoorthy
August 18-22: Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School, Nungambakkam

Exhibition titled ‘A Peep into Chennai that was Madras’

August 18: Inauguration at 10.00 am; Randor Guy speaks

August 20: Olde Madras - Live demo of food, clothes, lifestyle, dance, music etc.

August 22: Valedictory at 2.30 pm; Chief Guest: Chitra Madhavan speaks

August 19-23, 2008: C. P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation

August 19, 2008, 11.00 am : the C. P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation republishes Dr. K. V. Raman’s book on The Early History of the Madras Region (first published in 1959) and organizes an exhibition on Early Portraits of Madras – Etchings, Engravings and Aquatints from the private collection of V. Narayan Swami at The Art Gallery, C. P. Art Centre, 1, Eldams Road, Alwarpet. Inauguration and book release by S. Muthiah.

The exhibition will remain open from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. from August 20 to 23, 2008.

August 20, Wednesday: Jaigopal Garodia Vivekananda Vidyalaya Matriculation HS School, Anna Nagar

Early Imprints of the Madras Region: a presentation by G. Sundar, Director, Roja Muthiah Research Library.

August 22-24: Hotel Green Park, Vadapalani

Cuisines of the Madras Presidency – A Journey into the Past: G. Amsa Raju, Executive Chef, will organise a food festival.

Aug 22-23: Vanilla, Mylapore

Vanilla Children’s Place and Storytrails presents ‘Stories on Madras’ for children aged 6yrs-12 yrs; 4 - 6pm, 15- 20 seats only. For more details, contact 9841050581.
August 23, Saturday: Hotel Green Park, Vadapalani

2.30 pm to 4.30 pm: Wildlife in Chennai: R. Bhanumathy, Pavai Centre for Puppetry; will conduct a session on simple puppet making based on Chennai's wildlife, to create awareness about wildlife in and around Chennai, its importance as natural heritage of the city and the role of children in protecting and conserving them. Children in the age group 5-12 years can participate. Children interested in participating can contact 9444486497.

5.30 to 6.30 pm: Chennai is the Cultural Capital – a thematic dance presentation by Sheela Unnikrishnan and troupe.

7 pm: Temples of Chennai – a presentation by Chitra Madhavan
August 23, Saturday: Jaigopal Garodia Vivekananda Vidyalaya Matriculation HS School, Anna Nagar

IT Revolution and Beyond – Chennai in the 21st Century: Kiruba Shankar talks on the effects of new media.

August 23, Saturday: Hippocampus, R.A. Puram

Hippocampus will conduct a cultural extravaganza for kids, a celebration of folk art, music and dance. Members of Koothupattarai will perform the Devarattam, a folk dance, and the thudumbu, a typical folk art of Tamil Nadu, where drums are used to produce rhythm and stories told using masks and music. Karagam, Kavadi attam, Poikal guthurai, popular forms of folk dance will be performed by Manikandan and his group.

There will be various competitions such as ‘Kolam’, ‘String a flower garland’, ‘Best dressed Mami’, and ‘Pavadai Doll’. Children can display their talent in music or dance.

While a potter will teach kids to rotate the wheel and make tiny little pots, a gypsy will show them how to string beads. A mami will fill make hot filter coffee, vadai, sundal, and mysore pak.

For more details and to register, call Hippocampus at 9444049175 or 24661544.



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