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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 Artists’ Village is screening the first episode of BBC’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 Impresssionists— Pissarro, Monet, Renoir and Bazille—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 Rajasthan’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 Française, it will showcase the top 40 photographs from last year’s international competition by the Alliance Française 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 Française 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 latter’s vision deteriorating day by day. At Alliance Française. 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 Khan’s Mudhal Mazhai, Dev Kalidhasan’s Yaadh and A R Imraan’s Recycle will be screened. At Gandhi Tidal. Free entry. Tomorrow, at 5 pm. Details: zoompondy.com

— Team Indulge (indulge@newindianexpress.com)

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