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MUSIC , DANCE AND DRAMA

IN  HONOUR OF LEGENDARY ACTRESS P. KANNAMBA
Vintage heritage presents ‘Anbil vilaintha amudamae’ a special programme on legendary actress P. Kannamba on July 21.  Song and action sequences from select films in which she acted will be screened. Special mementoes will be given to actress Rajasree and Sachu. At P. S. School, Mylapore. 6.15 p.m. Contact 24728396, 9444411091, 9444047714.

TRIBUTE TO THE ‘BEATLES’
Join the ‘Bluebirds.’ Rock and roll and sing along with them. The group is paying a tribute to the legendary Beatles. On July 26. At Bay 146, Hotel Savera, Mylapore. 9 p.m. onwards.

DRAMA FESTIVAL
Inaugural function of the 17th year drama festival of Mylapore Fine Arts Club.  Title of Nataka Kala Nipuna will be conferred on stage actor S. V. Shekher. Abaswaram Ramjhi will felicitate. Event to be followed by Thamizh play ‘Nandri Meendum Vanga’. On July 20. At  Mylapore Fine Arts Club, Musiri Subramaniam Road, Mylapore. 6 p.m. Thamizh plays will be staged daily in the evening at 6.45 p.m. Till July 25.

MISCELLANEOUS

ON DEVELOPING INDIA.
A talk on ‘How to walk the path to prosperity’ will be rendered by Atanu Dey, an economist with a background in development. He will explore why India remains so poor and what needs to be done to change that fact. On July 21. At CPR Convention Centre, Alwarpet. 6 p.m.

TALK BY JIDDU KRISHNAMURTHY
Screening of a recorded talk by philosopher J. Krishnamurthy. The theme is ‘Why do we live with unresolved problems’.  At KFI Vasanth Vihar, Greenways Road, R. A. Puram. On July 21. 6 p.m.

FOR SENIORS
Tehneer Arangam will be held for senior citizens on July 24, 25 and 26. Spoken Hindi and choir practice  on July 24, Bhagavad Gita by Iskcon on July 25 and screening of short films on July 26. At Srinivasa Gandhi Nilayam, 332, Ambujammal street, T. T. K Road, Alwarpet. 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Registration free. Contact 26210363, 9840395943, 7550207456.

WORKSHOPS

INTRODUCTION TO MENTAL SPACE PSYCHOLOGY
Indian ambassador of Mental Space Psychology (MSP), Dr Bhavana Nissima, will be on a 6-city tour to promote awareness of MSP as the new paradigm of psychology. Participants can choose to take one or two days of the workshops to sample MSP. At Wandering Artiste, R. A. Puram. July 20. 6 p.m.

ON DESIGN THINKING
Pinwheel Design Studio presents a creative workshop on design thinking. This is for children above 13 years.  On July 20 and 21. Saturday: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Venue: Sprouts Montessori House of Children, Luz Avenue, Mylapore. For details call 9884430424.

DECOPAUGE COASTERS
Aarthi Sivaram  will hold a workshop on Decopauge coasters for beginners. On July 20. At the Madras Art Store, Mookambika Complex, C. P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet. 10.30 p.m. – 1 p.m. Contact 9790995771. Hosted by Hindustan Trading Company.

CHARCOAL ART
Gazal will hold a workshop on art in black and white charcoal for beginners. On July 20. At the Madras Art Store, Mookambika Complex, C. P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet. 2.30 p.m. – 5.30  p.m. Contact 9790995771. Hosted by Hindustan Trading Company.

EATING OUT

KONGUNADU FESTIVAL
Taste the cuisine which was famous decades ago; During the time of the Cheras, Cholas, Vijayanagara and Madurai Nayaks and the Mysore Maharajas at the Kongunadu fest which is on till July 28. At Mahamudra, Luz Church Road, Luz. 12 noon to 4 p.m.

SHOPPING

TEXTILES FROM MURA COLLECTIVE
A wide range of sarees, dress materials, dupattas, and kurtis crafted using the Shibori method are available from Delhi based Mura Collective. The collection will be on for sale for three weeks. At Shilpi boutique. C. P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ph: 24997526.

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