If it’s August, it’s time for the city to celebrate. Once again there is loads of excitement as all those who love Chennai come out to party.

It’s time to celebrate your city as she turns a year older tomorrow. And guess what! The week-long celebrations have already kicked off! There are heritage walks, tree walks, talks by celebrities and experts, workshops, exhibitions, contests, quizzes and more. Not to forget the popular The Madras Quiz and the Madras Quotient Quiz for School Students. Here are a few that we’ve picked out for you.

For a complete list of events and details, go to: http://themadrasday.in/

August 21 (Tuesday)

Exhibition: Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm @ P.S.B.B., K.K. Nagar

An exhibition organised by the Madras Heritage Lovers’

Forum and a special display of Buckingham Canal pictures.

August 22 (Wednesday)

Art workshop: Time: 5 p.m. @ Hotel Green Park, Vadapalani

Spring & Zoom, KK Nagar, will teach children to make envelope puppets and enact the story “Magic Vessel – Maaya Paathiram”.

For details, contact: 9940450495 / 9940286740

August 24 (Friday)

Tree Walk: Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

@ Queen Mary’s College

Conducted by Nizhal

August 26 (Sunday)

Map Ur Way : Time: 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A learning session on how to construct and read maps followed by a walk in a neighbourhood and a presentation contest. Open to first 25 registrations only. Register at Kalaa Manjari, 6/12, First Street, Venus Colony, Alwarpet in person on or before August 22. For details, contact: 99623 87624.

Living Beside the Sea – Storytelling: Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

@ Oxford Bookstore, Haddows Road, Nungambakkam

World Storytelling Institute is organising a storytelling session by members of the Chennai Storytelling Association (English language). For more information contact: 98403 94282

September 1 (Saturday)

Madras Quotient Quiz for School Students

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. @ Vani Mahal, T. Nagar, Chennai

Murugappa Madras Quotient Quiz is for students from Stds V to XII. Details of registration at: www.murugappa.com

August 25 (Saturday)

Photowalk: Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Starting point: M.A. Ethirajulu Naidu & Sons shop, Evening Bazaar Road, Kandasamy Koil Arch. Organised by The Chennai Photowalk.

For details, call: Srinath 99625 10275 or Ram 94440 62684

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