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Drawing session – August 23, 2017

World Storytelling Institute is holding “A Drawing Session” for people of all ages.
For relaxation, creativity, and imagination.

Participants would be invited to draw their impressions of Madras/Chennai — characters, buildings, events, etc.

Wednesday 23 August 2017.
Please come by anytime from 5:30 pm to 8 pm.

Come and draw, chat, read, and have a cup of coffee.

Hosted by Dr. Eric Miller, Director, World Storytelling Institute.

Address:
World Storytelling Institute
No. 14, Second Ave, Harrington Road, Chetpet.

Directions:
On Harrington Road, at French Loaf turn onto Second Ave.
No 14 is near the end of Second Ave on one’s right.

Admission: Rs 100 per person
(includes drawing materials and tea/coffee).

Contact:
98403 94282
info@storytellinginstitute.org
http://storytellinginstitute.org

Presentation on the built-up heritage edifices of Mylapore and Royapettah – Aug. 30, 2017

To commemorate the architectural history of Madras, Ashvita Foundation will host a presentation on the built-up heritage edifices of Mylapore and Royapettah. This event will mark the culmination of the first phase of the Vanishing Heritage Project.

The Vanishing Heritage Project is an Ashvita Foundation initiative to document the extant heritage structures of Royapettah and Mylapore. This Madras week we present the culmination of phase-1 of the visual documentation done by our research teams in a step towards protection, conservation and rehabilitation of tangible (particularly built) heritage.

At Ashvita Bistro, 11, Bawa Rd, Sriram Colony, Alwarpet
From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Open to all.
Contact: Nahshon Benjamin, 90941 87411 / 90033 65436

Release of Special Postal Cover – Aug. 22, 2016

Madras Heritage Lovers’ Forum and Archaeological Survey of India, Chennai Circle celebrate the 377th Founding Day of Madras with the release of a special postal cover with the image of First Madras Exchange Light House. This year marks the 220 years of this LightHouse.

The special cover will be released by Dr. CharlesLobo, Chief Postmaster General, Tamil Nadu Circle and the first cover will be received by ‘NalliKuppuswamy Chetti, the guest of honour of the occasion.

Keynote address by Amarnath Ramakrishna, Superintending Archaeologist, ASI (Chennai).

Venue: ASI Building, Fort St. George.
Time: 11.05 a.m.
Event supported by Nalli.

Contact D. Hemachandra Rao. Phone: 9840870172

Book Release: Chennai Pattanam Mannum Makkalum – Aug. 21, 2016

Book by Ramachandra Vaidyanath, writer of novels, novelettes, short stories, poems, articles and a large number of translations. He has extensively studied on the pre-history, history of Chennai with special emphasis on the formation of the city and emergence of its citizens. He has dealt with eminent people and ordinary people who lived here ,visited here and created various streams of thought .He has extensively dealt with on the various struggles including struggle for independence. In a way he has placed Chennai City in national historical perspective.

Venue: SBIOA Instotute, Parrys Corner. At 10 a.m.

The event will be presided over by Sri A. Soundarrajan Ex MLA, an eminent trade unionist and president ,CITU. the book will be released by Sri Nalli Kuppusamy Chetty who has himself authored book on Chennai and written preface to the book. The book is received by Sri S.A.Perumal editor, Semmalar. Eminent Chennai historians Sri K.R.A. Narasiah and Sri V.Sriram place their views on the book.