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With summer upon us, choose between a French movie and a photography contest. Or sign up for painting and swimming workshops

Flashback in colour
The Cholamandal Artistsa�� Village is screening the first episode of BBCa��s four-part series, Gang of Four, which is based on the Impressionist Movement. Art writer Waldemar Januszczak delves into the lives and times of the four most famous Impresssionistsa�� Pissarro, Monet, Renoir and Bazillea��and how they changed art forever. Free entry. At Cholamandal Centre for Contemporary Art, today 7 pm. Details: 24490092

Tamil connect
Meena, a Tamil Aurovilian, will help you rediscover your cultural roots. Participants will get to learn authentic Tamil Nadu cooking, rangoli and henna designs, tailoring, flower garland making and how to tie a sari. At Courage Gate, Auroville. On Sunday, from 9 am to 12 pm. Details: 9787702180

Rajput files
This weekend, learn Rajasthana��s Marwar style of painting, which uses sumptuous colours. DakshinaChitra is organising a painting workshop for adults on this miniature paintings form. At Rs2,000. Tomorrow and Sunday, from 10 am to 5.30 pm. Details: 27472603

Photo finish
The fifth edition of the international photography exhibition, Jobs of the World, is here. Held by Alliance FranA�aise, it will showcase the top 40 photographs from last yeara��s international competition by the Alliance FranA�aise Foundation. At Maison Colombani. Till April 12, from 9 am to 7 pm. Details: 0413 2334351

French love
Block your Sunday for a French movie as Alliance FranA�aise is screening Les Amants Du Pont Neuf. Directed by Leos Carax, the 126-minute movie is a love story between two young itinerants, a circus performer and a painter, with the lattera��s vision deteriorating day by day. At Alliance FranA�aise. Sunday, 6.30 pm onwards. Details: alliancefrancaisepodicherry.com

Calling the shorts
Pondicherry Independent Filmmakers is screening 10 short films as part of their Filmathon 2014 Q2 festival. Movies like J Harshath Khana��s Mudhal Mazhai, Dev Kalidhasana��s Yaadh and A R Imraana��s Recycle will be screened. At Gandhi Tidal. Free entry. Tomorrow, at 5 pm. Details: zoompondy.com

a�� Team Indulge (indulge@newindianexpress.com)

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