Sign up for classes on paper making or kalamkari printing. Or let an animated French movie take you around the world.
Do it yourself
Perfect for those who love their stationery, this month can be spent learning the art of making handmade paper. The workshop by Auroville Papers will be conducted by one of the executives of the company Herve. It will include everything from preparing the fibres to colouring the paper. On June 17-18. Rs 6,000. Details: 0413 262122
Make time for an animated film in French, Prince et Princesses, directed by Michel Ocelot . The movie showcases six adventurous stories and each takes place in different countries like Japan and Egypt. At Alliance Francaise. On June 8. 4 pm onwards. Details: 0413 2334351
Discover how plants have driven some of the biggest changes in the Earth’s make-up in the BBC production How to Grow a Planet: The Challenger. The documentary, featuring geologist Ian Stewart, will be screened by the Eco Club at Sadhana Forest, followed by an organic vegan dinner at 8 pm today. Details: 0413 2677682
Learn the art of kalamkari hand-printing at the two day workshop that will be conducted by Vijaya Kumar from Srikalahasti in Tirupati. Get instructed in everything about kalamkari from preparation of natural dyes to hand printing. On June 4 and 5, at DakshinaChitra, 10.30 am-5 pm. Material will be provided. Fees Rs 2,000.
Jazz by the bay
This Saturday, catch up with guitarist and singer Kirtana Krishna as she croons some classical jazz at Kasha ki Aasha. The sole performer at the Pondy Night Out acoustic concert, Krishna will also throw in some of her original compositions. From 8 pm. Entry Rs 100. Details: 0413 2222963
We beat the heat with the swimming camp at Sunway Manor. The camp will conduct 15 classes where resident trainer Raja, will teach you the basics of swimming like freestyle and breast stroke. There will be two batches every day, from 9am-10am and from 6pm-7pm. Till June 30. Rs 4,000. Details: 9600234567