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Photo Exhibition: Sights and Sites of Madras – Aug. 19 to 31, 2012

Venue : Seminar hall,  Dakshinachitra
Time : 10.30 am to 6  pm except Tuesdays
The Photographic Society of Madras (PSM)was founded in 1857 by Dr. Alexander Hunter and the Honorable Walter Elliot. One of the earliest photographic societies in the world, PSM has a hallowed heritage and was established to bring together photographers and enthusiasts of various hues, to create an opportunity for learning, exchanging ideas, appreciation of the art, exposition of the science, having fun travelling and exploring together.
In its long years of existence, PSM has had members who have been, were and are some of the finest photographers and cinematographers in South India.
This exhibition will have 50  photos on display.

Contact DakshinaChitra on phone no. 27472603. Email: mcfindia@gmail.com


Heritage tour of Mylapore – Aug. 25, 2012

Organised  by Namma Mylapore. Led by Dr. Chithra Madhavan. The tour by van will start at Luz Church at 7 a.m. and will end at Kapalishwara temple at approximately 9 a.m. The places covered will be Luz Church, San Thome Bascilica, two temples near Chitrakulam and  Kapalishwarar temple . Tour will end at Karpagam Mess (near Kapalishwarar temple) for coffee. The monuments will be explained from the outside only. The fee for the tour will be Rs.300/- per person.
To contact write to nammamylapore@hotmail.com or call Geetha 9941450776


Heritage tour of Mylapore – Aug. 18, 2012

Organised  by Namma Mylapore. Led by Dr. Chithra Madhavan. The tour by van will start at Luz Church at 7 a.m. and will end at Kapalishwara temple at approximately 9 a.m. The places covered will be Luz Church, San Thome Bascilica, two temples near Chitrakulam and  Kapalishwarar temple . Tour will end at Karpagam Mess (near Kapalishwarar temple) for coffee. The monuments will be explained from the outside only. The fee for the tour will be Rs.300/- per person.
To contact write to nammamylapore@hotmail.com or call Geetha 9941450776


Activity for children – Aug. 22, 2012

At Hotel Green Park, Vadapalani

5 p.m. to 6.15 p.m: Spring & Zoom, KK Nagar, an activity centre for children, welcomes children to learn to make envelope puppets and enact the story ‘Magic Vessel – Maaya Paathiram, a Tamil Nadu-based story. Resource person Nandini Sridhar is a storyteller and special education teacher. Open to children 5 years and above. Registration fee: Rs 50. Participants to bring light coloured envelopes that don’t tear easily (preferably the one used for courier with a layer of gauze inside), sketch pens, pencils, erasers, colour pencils and crayons. For more details, contact 9940450495 / 9940286740.


Madras Music Musings – Presentation by Anil Srinivasan and Biswajit Balasubramanian – Aug. 24, 2012

Forum Art Gallery in association with V.V Giri and The President Hotel presents a collaborative presentation of the Music of Madras through the ages by Anil Srinivasan and a humourous take on  music and musicians in cartoon art by Biswajit Balasubramanian.

A collection of paintings and sculpture from the gallery collection will also be on view.

Venue -The President Hotel, 25, Dr. Radhakrishnan Road, Chennai 600004
Tiffin – 6.30 pm to 7 pm. Performance 7 pm to 8 pm followed by cocktails and snacks by the poolside

102 years of the Royal Madras Yacht Club – How the harbour developed – Tour – Aug. 26, 2012

Tour by van, foot and boat, followed by breakfast. Guide: Sriram V. Starts at 6.30 a.m.
Charges: Rs 850 per head. Optional: Lunch at the RMYC and a speed boat journey in the sea at Rs 200 extra.
Bookings for this walk close on 19th August. Those interested must furnish copy of proof of identity along with payment.

A Madras Musings Heritage Tour. For booking, email to editor@madrasmusings.com