FYI: Music, stories, humour and more

The holiday season is just getting started and Sandhya Ramachandran tells you whats happening in the city.

Indulge your creative side with original music and entire worlds created by young filmmakers at the IndiEarth Xchange 2012 event, initiated by EarthSync at The Park, Anna Salai. From 30th November to 2nd December, you have a line up of talks, performances and film screenings that brings to the front India’s promising artists, including Padma Shankar, Karthick Iyer amongst others.

Humour goofballs Sudesh and Krishna- winners of the Comedy Circus join Rajeev Thakur and Gaurav Sharma to present three comedy sketches that’s bound to have you in splits. Catch the Comedy Circys Dhamaal at Music Academy on 7th December from 7pm onwards and chuckle away.

Eric Miller continues to enthral audiences of all ages with ‘6 Days of Stories for Children’ at Café Vanilla, RA Puram every Saturday and Sunday. Starting 7th November, Eric, who is a part of the World Storytelling Institute, has been sharing the art of storytelling with children, teachers, parents and anyone who wants to learn something new.

Make the most of this workshop, which has its last session on 13th December.

Sri Mutha Venkatasubba Rao concert hall is hosting Richard Shannon’s ‘The Lady of Burma’ this Saturday, 8th December. Based on the life of Aung San Suu Kyi, the play is about an assassination attempt on her life after the Depayin attach in Burma in 2003. If you’re drawn to political drama, then don’t miss this play.

Prajnya has been conducting the 16 Days Campaign against Gender Violence campaign since 2008. For those of you who are hearing about this for the first time, the 2012 campaign started on 25th November and will continue until 10th December. With video series, symposiums and workshops addressing issues from cyber safety to personal safety, the campaign also has three events in the line up. Take in an evening of music by Vedanth and Bindhumalini at Spaces this Sunday to celebrate freedom and the human spirit through the poetry of Kabir, Mirabai, Surdas and others. Join Anita Ratnam and Anil Srinivasan for an evening of performance, stories, movement that re-create a woman’s canvas at amethyst Café on the 5th December.

 

With such a varied choice on board, Chennai is gearing up for a fun filled start to December.



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Sandhya Ramachandran is a filmmaker and architect. When not happily lost in the world of cinema, she is talking philosophy, doodling, writing or experimenting with cooking.

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