Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival
January 5 - 8, 2006

Venues: All around Sri Kapali Temple

The Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival, an annual event, is held to celebrate heritage and tradition, art and culture, in the Mylapore area


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January 5, 2006 - Thursday

Event

Venue

Time

Concert in the park - Classical Carnatic music

Nageswara Rao Park

6.30am

Classical dance

Velleeswarar Temple, South Mada Street

6.00pm

Nadaswaram - Mylai R. Mahendran & party

RASI store Quadrangle

6.30pm

40 Violin Concert by C. A Rajasekhar Violin Academy

RASI store Quadrangle

7.15pm

Folk Arts Show

RASI store Quadrangle

8.15pm

January 6, 2006 - Friday

Event

Venue

Time

Concert in the park - Classical Carnatic music

Nageswara Rao Park

6.30am

Classical dance

Velleeswarar Temple, South Mada Street

6.00pm

Puppetry Show –  ‘Seethanveshanam’ by Indian Puppeteers (Dir: S. Seethalakshmi)

RASI store Quadrangle

7.00pm

Folk Arts Show

RASI store Quadrangle

8.00pm

January 7, 2006 - Saturday

Event

Venue

Time

Concert in the park - Classical Carnatic music

Nageswara Rao Park

6.30am

Mylapore Heritage Tour - Kids (By Rickshaw)

Starts from Luz Church

7.00am

Kolam Contest

North Mada Street

3.30pm

Kokkalikattai - Stilt show

North Mada Street

5.00pm

Classical dance

Velleeswarar Temple, South Mada Street

6.00pm

Tamil Street Theatre by Chennai Kalai Kuzhu

RASI store Quadrangle

6.00pm

'Ramayanithil Oru Iravu' Tamil Mythological Drama by Ananda Vinayaka Nataka Mandram

RASI store Quadrangle

6.30pm

'The History of The Music Academy: 1927 to 1962' Talk by V. Sriram

Lady Sivaswamy Iyer Girls School, Opp. R. R. Sabha

6.30pm

January 8, 2006 - Sunday

Event

Venue

Time

Concert in the park - Classical Carnatic music

Nageswara Rao Park

6.30am

Mylapore Heritage Tour - Adults (By Rickshaw)

Starts from Luz Church

7.00am

Tamil Nadu Quiz - Open to all

Lady Sivaswamy Iyer Girls School, Opp. R. R. Sabha

1.30pm (Prelims)

3.00pm (Finals)

Kolam Contest

North Mada Street

3.30pm

Kokkalikattai - Stilt show North Mada Street 4.45pm

Bharatanatyam and Kalaripayattu performance by children from TamilNadu and Kerala (Aseema Trust presentation)

RASI store Quadrangle

5.30pm

Classical dance

Velleeswarar Temple, South Mada Street

7.00pm

'Legal Eagles of Mylapore' Talk by Randor Guy

Lady Sivaswamy Iyer Girls School, Opp. R. R. Sabha

6.00pm

Tamil Street Theatre by Chennai Kalai Kuzhu

RASI store Quadrangle

6.00pm

Vintage Tamil Film music by Madhu's Viswaraag - Ezhisai Mannarin Ezhisai Geethangal (T.M. Soundararajan special)

RASI store Quadrangle

6.30pm

OTHER EVENTS:

  • Crafts workshop for women - Jan.7 and 8 (Saturday and Sunday)
    at Lady Sivaswamy School campus - Call Vasantha at 52076921
  • Thematic Arts Exhibition - Co-ordinated by S. Suresndranath, Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Foundation on all four evenings at Lady Sivaswamy School campus
  • Handicrafts Bazaar by Tamilnadu Corporation for Development of Women Ltd., on all four evenings on Sundareswarar Street
  • Traditional Food Festival by 'Shubham' Ganesan on all four evenings on Sundareswarar Street

  • An exhibition on varieties of coffee beans and powder by Coffee Board on all four evenings.

  • Art Street created by students of Fine Arts Department, Stella Maris College on Pitchupillai Street.
    On all four evenings
  • Tamil Books Exhibition and sale by leading publishers on the Kapali East Tank Street.
    On all four evenings, co-ordinated by Kizhakku Pathippakam.
  • Old Mylapore Photo Exhibition. On all four evenings
    at Lady Sivaswamy School campus


  • Folk Arts show sponsored by South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur

  • At Nageswara Rao Park, on all four days, photo exhibition brought to you by The Embassy of France in India and Alliance Française, Chennai.
    This exibition is titled 'Indian Wisdom'
  • An exhibition on varieties of coffee beans and powder by Coffee Board
  • Sale of Handloom saris and materials by Loom World, Dept of Handlooms, Tamil Nadu Government.
  • Painting on Mylapore theme by Chettinad Vidyashram students guided by art teacher Sasi Krishnan.
  • Kai murukku making demo. On all four evenings. At Sundareswarar Street.
  • Heritage Walks : Rs. 50. Register and pay in advance – Call Vasantha at 52076921

  CONTESTS:

  • Painting Contest for kids. On all four evenings. At 5 pm.
    at Lady Sivaswamy School campus
  • Photo Contest on festival events - all four days - advance registration
  • Tamil Nadu Quiz at Lady Sivaswamy School campus. Jan.8, 2006, Sunday at 1.30pm - Log on to mylaporefestival.com and register your team
  • Painting contest for kids by Namma Mylapore. Jan.8, 4pm inside temple tank off South Mada Street.