What’s On

Plan for peace

The Aseema Trust is planning a Youth for Peace festival on January 28, 29 and 30, 2011. Please click on the link below for details. We welcome ideas, comments and partnerships. For details log on to: www.aseematrust.org


Let's bead


@ Cafe Lingua, Besant Nagar

When: Sep 26

Beads is presenting a workshop on Handcrafted Jewellery. The number of participants is limited to 15. For details, call 9444671351


You can

Entries are invited for the “Design a t-shirt contest” on the subject of Autism. Last date for receipt of entries: Sept 26. Do visit the following links to know more about autism — a developmental disability: www.wecanindia.org; www.autism-india.org; www.nimh.nih.gov

For any other queries e-mail: wecantrust@rediffmail.com or call: Hema Jairam : 9884044731 and Gita Srikanth: 98400 23867. Address: We CAN, No.5, Blue Beach Road, Neelangarai, Chennai – 600 041. Ph: 044 65461010; website: www.wecanindia.org


World fare

Education fair

@ The Park, Nungambakkam

When: Sept 29

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Prominent institutions from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore and Switzerland will be present under one roof for the World Education Fair organised by Edwise. Pre-registration with Edwise is mandatory for personal interviews with university delegates. Aspiring candidates can bring academic originals with five sets of photocopies for Jan / Sep 2011 intake before September 25 to Edwise office.

For free registration Call Edwise Overseas Education Consultant on: Chennai: (044) 42928200 or SMS “ED WCN” to 56161. Register On-Line: www.worldeducationfair.com


Celebrate the champions

Food fest

@ Mocha Mojo, Adyar

When: Till Spet 26

Feast with Mocha Mojo's specially created menu dedicated to the League's participating teams — Chennai Super Kings stuffed mushrooms, Royal Challengers chicken kibbeh and Mumbai Indians honey and mustard glazed chicken. One can also choose from the Victorian Bushrangers vegetable fritters, Highveld Lions bean and chilli nachos, Warriors Barbeque chicken wings.

Pair it with refreshing beverages like the South Australian Redbacks Vanilla Plain Jane, Wayamba Eleven Berry Blast, Guyana Choco Latte and for the winner — Champions Ultimate Hot Chocolate. Any of these drinks can be added to your snacks at just Rs. 75 + taxes.


Go wild

When: Sept 30 to Oct 07

Wildlife Week celebrations jointly organised by British Council, Madras Naturalists' Society and WWF, India: Tamil Nadu State Office will be on at the British Council, Chennai.


Sept 30

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Inauguration of Wildlife Week Celebrations and Photographic Exhibition; Screening of “Truth About Tigers” — a film by Shekar Dattatri, renowned Nature Film-maker.

Oct 01

9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Film-making Workshop by Shekar Dattari for Viscom Students

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Poster Presentation on the theme: “Celebrating Biodiversity” by school students.

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Film Screening

Oct 04

9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Seminar on “Restoration Ecology” — Joss Brooks, Founder, Pitchandikulam Bioresource Centre presents Restoration of Pitchandikulam Forest Ecosystem and Adyar Poonga and Dr. L. Tilak, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Zoology, Madras Christian College presents Restoration of Pulicat Brackish Water Ecosystem

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Debate — ‘Is social disparity a barrier to conservation efforts?' for college students

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Wildlife quiz followed by film screening

Oct 05

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Film screening

Oct 06

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Media Workshop for School Children organised by the International Climate Champions

3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Puppetry Workshop for eight to 15-year-olds

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Film screening

Oct 07

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Encounters in the Wild — Storytelling


Tiger watch

Film screening

@ DIGI Sound Studio, Ground Floor, 1, Crescent Avenue Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar

When: Sept 25

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Duration: 40 minutes.

YOCee, a website for Chennai's young people and DIGI Sound Studio, Adyar jointly organise screening of the film ‘The Truth About Tigers' an educational documentary by Shekar Dattatri, an award-winning wildlife and conservation filmmaker.

The event is free and open to all, however, the film is recommended for viewers aged 10 years and above. For more details contact Revathi on 98405 44629 and Baba Prasad on 98841 45966


Watch them play!


@ Ethiraj College Auditorium

When: Sept 25 (1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and 26 (10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

Bharti Airtel teams up with Evam for ‘Airtel Theatricals'. In the second edition, the Chennai Centre finals will feature 15 college teams who will each put up 30-min performances.

After three months of auditions and numerous workshops, our Chennai teams will perform modern interpretations of the Mahabharata involving song and dance set in the language of their choice. All are invited to watch the 15 college teams take the stage and support youth theatre! For more details, call: 9940438669

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