(Detailed calendar is at www.themadrasday.in – please refer this calendar for more details).
Photo featured here is of a Tree Walk held last weekend by Nizhal on the Marina.
<< 6.30pm – Screening on 2 docu-films on famed Madras artists. At Gallery Sri Parvati, Eldams Road, Alwarpet. Two documentaries ‘Golden Flute’ and ‘Kamadhenu’ are on Alphonso Arul Doss and Veera Santhanam; the films are directed by Gita, city based painter and film-maker. The screening will be followed by interaction with artists.
<< 5.30 pm – Talk – ‘ Chennai History through Church Architectural Styles’. By Dr. Rev. Amaladass Anand, Jesuit scholar-writer. At Dhyana Ashram, Madha Church Rd, Mandaveli. Open to all. One hour.
<< 6.00am – Walk: British Blueprints 1- Lighthouse to War Memorial. Discover colonial Madras through the buildings the British left behind.
Reporting venue: Gandhi statue on Marina. To register, write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call 9940040215.
<< 11.00am – Talk: ‘Sir CPR in Madras’ by V. Sriram. At C P Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation, Eldams Rd., Alwarpet.
<< 5.30pm – Talk: ‘Jesuit Participation in Chennai history’ by Dr. Amaladass Anand, Jesuit-priest scholar and writer. At Dhyana Ashram, Madha Church Rd, Mandaveli. One hour. Open to all.
6 am – ‘Houses of Mylapore’ – theme Walk. Focuses on the heritage houses and buildings of this area. Led by professional architects. 2 hours. Start point – East gopuram of Sri Kapali Temple. Guests need to donate – details on FB page – https://www.facebook.com/events/177983595949005/
9.30am – Heritage of Chennai – Multimedia Presentation Contest for City Schools. Theme; Streetscapes. Student teams study a street in the city, document it and present it.
At Srinivasa Sastri Hall, Luz. Supported by Mylapore Times and SINA.
6 pm onwards – Armenians in Chennai – exhibition. Inauguration on Aug. 24 – will be open to public from Aug.25 to 27, 10 a.m to 5 p.m. on Aug.24 evening, talks on ‘Armenian Culture’ by Ashken Khachatryan, ‘ by Girija Raghavan on ‘ History of Madras’, etc. Open to all.
At Russian Cultural Centre, Kasturi Ranga Road, Alwarpet.
1:30pm – Storytelling. Theme; Madras Nalla Madras At Savera Hotel. Stories by professional storyteller Jeeva Ragunath. One hour. Call 918939276561 to register.
4.00pm – Food Walk / Mylapore
Starting point: Mylapore Head Post Office, Kutchery Road. Open to all. Guests pay for what they order and eat!. Organiser: Sridhar Venkataraman (Contact – 97909 57208)
<< 10:30am – Talk: History of Madras – from indigenous sources and folklore. By writer-historian K. R. A. Narasiah. At C. P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation, Alwarpet. Open to all.
<< 1:30pm – Quiz on Madras/ Chennai – in Thamizh. Open to teams from Tamil medium schools. At Lady Sivaswamy Ayyar Girls School, Mylapore. Hosted by Mylapore Times. Quizmaster – R. Revathi
<< 6 am – Houses of Mylapore – theme Walk. Focuses on the heritage houses and buildings of this area. Led by professional architects. 2 hours. Start point – East gopuram of Sri Kapali Temple. Guests need to donate – details on FB page of ‘ Houses of Mylapore’.
<< 6.30am – Heritage tour-talk: At Sri Kapaleeswarar temple, Mylapore. Theme – History, Art, Architecture and traditional games – by Dr Chithra Madhavan, historian with Vinita Sidhartha of Kreeda. During this session, Vinita will talk on the games and their link to life as we know it today. Guests will be encouraged to find the boards when they visit the temple.
Organised by Namma Mylapore. Fee Rs.300 per person. To register, contact email@example.com
<< 6:30am – Photowalk for Kids. Theme: The Battle of Adyar. Covers Quibble Island, MRC Nagar, Raja Annamalai Puram. Hosted by Yocee (http://yocee.in) and led by N. Ramaswamy / Chennai Daily Photo & Chennai Photowalk. Free tour. Register with Revathi at 9840544629. Open only to first 25 registrations.
The sixth edition of The Murugappa Madras Quotient Quiz will be held on Saturday, 3rd September 2016 at St. Bede’s Auditorium, Santhome. This Quiz will be conducted by Dr Navin Jayakumar.
· The Quiz is open to school children between classes 5 and 12 in and around the city of Madras. Prizes worth Rs. 1 lakh to be won Last date to register – 31st August 2016. For more details on registration and participation, is available at www.murugappa.com
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