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    Cult-snip-1Serbian screen time
    The Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation, in association with the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia, New Delhi, is organising a Serbian Film Festival. Including films like Montevideo: Taste of a Dream—on a young man who has to choose between his job and football—and Redemption Street—a story of post-war revenge, it’s on from September 8-11, at the Russian Centre of Science & Culture. Details: 28212652

     

     

    Cult-snip-2New line of thought
    Bringing a linear language into painting is Yusuf’s new collection, Sounds of Silence. According to renowned artist S H Raza, “The ‘line’ is an alive entity (in his paintings) that radiates energy. Yusuf’s is a vision of great authenticity, with origins deep rooted in the different facets of Indian thought.” The paintings will be exhibited at Apparao Galleries, from September 3-28. Details: 9941012385

     

     

    chennai-whats-onColour me pretty
    Helping keep little hands busy is Kangaroo Kids Club & Preschool, which is conducting a tie and dye workshop for children between the ages of three and 15. The programme is created to help kids make bright, beautiful art on cloth, while developing motor skills and learning about colour harmonies and blending. Tomorrow, at the centre in Anna Nagar, from 3 pm to 5 pm. Rs.150. Details: 9789455993

     

     

    Cult-snip-4-1Message in a flower
    Painter Vidya Sundar explores femininity through her art—exploring a woman’s strength, creativity, fertility, willpower and wisdom, through the symbol of a lotus. Her new collection of paintings, Silent Songs, is being exhibited at La Galerie D’Expression, at the Ambassador Pallava in Egmore, till September 14, from 11.30 am to 8 pm. Details: 28554476

     

     

    Cult-snip-5Run for the city
    Celebrations for the city’s 375th anniversary are still on. The Madras Heritage Marathon, on September 14, will get people to run along the Marina coast, which also boasts some of the city’s oldest heritage monuments. The proceeds will go to the Prastara Public Charitable Trust, which works for heritage conservation. Starting from Queen Mary’s College, at  6 am, the marathon has 3 km, 5 km and 10 km. Rs.690. Details: madrasheritagemarathon.com

     

     

    Cult-snip-6Celebrating love
    Combining dance and music, Chakra – A Myriad of the Four Seasons, is a multilingual musical tracing the love story of a young couple as they journey through life. Presented by danseuse Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala, it has choreography by L Narendra Kumarand music by big names like Rajkumar Bharathi and Rajesh Vaidhya. On Sunday, at the Music Academy, from 6 pm. Rs.300 onwards. Details: in.bookmyshow.com

     

     

    socsnip1Learn to survive
    Don’t miss Israeli adventurer, author and speaker, Yossi Ghinsberg, who will be delivering a seminar on surviving adversity and change. The author of best-seller Jungle, Ghinsberg’s talk is directed towards CEOs and corporate managers. On September 27, at The Leela Palace. Tickets, from Rs.7,000 onwards, on ceolifestyle.in

     

     

    socsnip2For the tots
    Hansel & Gretel Kids, in association with Sporty Beans, is organising a session focussing on the development of skills for ball sports such as balance, strength, co-ordination, timing, etc. On September 14, from 10 am to 11.30 am for three to five year olds, and 11.30 am to 1 pm for kids of five and above. Details: 43533073

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    • Karthik Mohan

      Message in a Flower Ambassador Pallava by one artist named Vidya Sundar.
      I was at this show. Terrible. Waste of time. Arrogant woman.