Events

PRE FESTIVAL EVENTS:

Photowalk for children - Dec. 25, 2010

Learn about local heritage of Mylapore. Shoot great pictures and get a chance to exhibit the best of your pictures during the festival.
A photowalk around the Mada streets of Mylapore.
On Dec. 25, 2010. Starts at 3.30 pm at the 16 pillar mandapam on the eastern side of Sri Kapali temple.
The walk is for one hour and ends at Hotel Karpagam on South Mada street. Open to all school students. Bring your own digital camera with additional batteries fully charged.
Resource 'Poochi' Venkat. Register your name with Revathi on mobile number 98405 44629.

PRE FESTIVAL CONTESTS - Dec. 12, 2010 and Jan. 2, 2011

Design a T.Shirt contest, Design a Souvenir contest, Discover Mylapore Contest, Kolam drawing contest for kids. On Dec. 12, 2010 and Jan. 2, 2011.
Click here for the details of the contests.

FESTIVAL EVENTS:

MAIN STAGE (eastern side of Sri Kapali Temple)

Over 30 events. 10 venues. Across four days. Jan. 6, 7, 8, and 9, 2011.

Click here to see special features of the festival . . .

Day : 1 – January 6, 2011

Event

Venue

Time

Nadaswaram - Students of Mylai Rajendran

In front of 16 pillar mandapam

7.00 pm

Music by Youth - Students of Ram Sangeetha Vidyalaya. Guru Anasuya Ashok Kumar

In front of 16 pillar mandapam

7.30 pm

Dance by Youth – Students of Gokula Kalalaya – Guru Shanthi Sriram

In front of 16 pillar mandapam

7.45 pm

Jaya Jaya Bharatham – thematic dance presentation by students of Kala Sadhanalaya. Guru Revathi Ramachandran

In front of 16 pillar mandapam

8.00 pm

Day : 2 – January 7, 2011

Event

Venue

Time

Nadaswaram - Students of Mylai Rajendran

In front of 16 pillar mandapam

7.00 pm

Music by Youth - Students of PSBB, Nungambakkam

In front of 16 pillar mandapam

7.30 pm

Folk dance by students of Rasoham. Guru: Lasya and Lavanya Narasimhachari

In front of 16 pillar mandapam

7.45 pm

Dance Drama -‘Andal Kalyanam’ by students of Rukmini Devi Natyakshetra Foundation, Mogappair. Guru Premnath

In front of 16 pillar mandapam

8.00 pm

Day : 3 – January 08, 2011

Event

Venue

Time

Nadaswaram - Students of Mylai Rajendran

In front of 16 pillar mandapam

5.30 pm

Street Play by students of Dept. of Journalism, University of Madras

In front of 16 pillar mandapam

6.00 pm

Music by Youth - SaReGaa choir trained by Sudha Raja

In front of 16 pillar mandapam

6.45 pm

Dance by Youth - Students of Natyakshtra, Tiruvottiyur. Guru : Senthil Kumar

In front of 16 pillar mandapam

7.00 pm

Dance Drama - ‘Kaatrinile Varum Geetham’ Dance Drama by Students of Bharatha Kalalayam, Guru Hemalatha Ramachandran

In front of 16 pillar mandapam

7.30 pm

Day : 4 – January 09, 2011

Event

Venue

Time

Nadaswaram - Students of Mylai Rajendran

In front of 16 pillar mandapam

5.00 pm

Street Play by students of Dept. of Journalism, University of Madras

In front of 16 pillar mandapam

5.30 pm

Music by Youth - Students of Hyderabad Siva, Villivakkam

In front of 16 pillar mandapam

6.15 pm

Dance by youth : Students of Guru Deepa Babaprasad

In front of 16 pillar mandapam

6.30 pm

‘Shanmatham’ Bharathanatyam by Students of Kaladiksha School of Bharatanatyam. Guru – Meenakshi Chittaranjan

In front of 16 pillar mandapam

6.45 pm

St. Louis Orchestra of the Blind - Vintage Film Music

In front of 16 pillar mandapam

8.00 pm

DAILY EVENTS:
AT NAGESWARA RAO PARK

• Classical Concerts by children – 6.30 am - Jan. 6, 2011 - Nadaswaram by Students of Tamil Isai Kalloori - Jan. 7, 2011 - Group singing by students of Ganamrutha Music School - Jan. 8, 2011 - Group singing by students of Mrs. Prabha Rajaram - Jan. 9, 2011 - Group singing by students of Radha Ramji's T.K.G Gurukulam
• Painting contest for Kids – 5 pm (On Jan. 8) and at 4.30 pm (On Jan. 9). Limited to first 30.  Participants need to bring basic art materials and colours.

KAPALI TEMPLE ZONE:

Classical dance inside Sri Kapali temple – 6.30 pm.
- Jan. 6, 2011 - Students of Nrithya Sudha : Guru Vijayakumar & Sudha Vijayakumar
- Jan. 7, 2011 - Students of Manasi Arts Academy : Guru Gayathri Sasidharan
- Jan. 8, 2011 - Students of Bala Natya Manjari : Guru Prof. Sikkil Vasanthakumari
- Jan. 9, 2011 - Students of Sree Nrityam : Guru Veena Ramakrishnan

• Handicrafts Bazaar on all four evenings – 5.30 to 10 pm.
• Traditional Food Street on all four evenings on Sundareswarar Street
• Art Street created by young people. Exhibition, sale and demo. On all four evenings 6 pm onwards.
• Tamil Books Exhibition and sale by leading publishers. On the street along temple tank.

WEEKEND EVENTS:

1. CHESS CONTEST for kids :
Jan. 8 and 9, 2011. At 7.45 am.
Venue: Chess Square, Nageswara Rao Park. Open to first 52 children in the 8 to 12 age group.
For registration, contact Sharanya K at 99622 05236 (10am-5pm Weekdays)

2. ORIGAMI WORKSHOP for kids :
Jan. 08, 2011. At 7.45 am. Venue: Nageswara Rao Park.
Open to first 30 children in the 8-12 age group. For registrations contact Madhu Shalini @ 94450 34483 (10am-5pm Weekdays)

3. Pot painting workshop for kids:
Jan 9 at 7.45 am. At Nageswara Rao Park (Open to first 30 children in the 8-12 age group. For registrations contact Dharshana N at 94450 34491 (10am-5pm Weekdays)

SPECIAL EVENTS: 1. HERITAGE TOURS

• Jan. 9 : Legacy of Edward Elliots. Led by V. Sriram.
Starts at 6 am. For 2 hrs. At Gandhi Statue. Ends at The Music Academy. By foot. Reservation by E-mail :

• Jan. 9 : Cycle Rickshaw tour of Mylapore
At 7 am. For 1 hr. Starts at Church in Luz. Open to first 10 people only. Register by E-mail :

2. Golden Ther Procession (Inside Sri Kapali temple)

On Jan. 9, at 7 pm. The festival hosts this event in conjunction with Sri Kapali Temple