Sign the kids up for a stencil-making workshop or visit an art exhibition. Also, check out what Hidesign has recently achieved with leather.
Art on the street
Do you enjoy seeing art in public spaces or like to create/fund one? Drop by Art Beat on Perumal Koil Street and brainstorm with artists at Shilpataru’s week-long event to raise awareness on public art. Till March 8, from 10 am to 7 pm. The event concludes with the screening of a film on street artist Banksy, at 6.30 pm
on Tuesday. Free entry.
Details: 0413 2221052
Some memories refuse to fade from our collective consciousness. Like the mass exodus of the Sindhi Hindus during the Partition. Author Saaz Aggarwal revisits the traumatic event and their memories of the lives and land they left behind—through first-hand accounts and insights provided by her mother—in Sindh: Stories from a Vanished Homeland. She will be in Pondicherry on Sunday to discuss her book. At Palais de Mahe, from 6 pm onwards. Details: 0413 2345611
Call of the wanderer
This Saturday, sit back or swing to the tunes of gypsy jazz. Featuring Lithuanian artiste Nadaprem—who is trained in Hindustani and western classical music—it includes to the viola and the flute at the weekly Pondy Night Out live music show. From 8 pm. At Kasha ki Aasha on Rue Surcouf. Entry at Rs 100. Details: 0413 2222963
Up your fashion game with Hidesign’s new arrivals, for both men and women. From briefcases to wallets, they come in woven emboss, croco, lamb and other leather variants. Choose from an assortment of bags like crossbody, shoulder, duffle and slings, in shades of blue, red, brown, aubergine and more. The range starts from Rs 1,095. Details: 0413 2229944
Love of print
Engage children in a stencil making and T-shirt printing workshop at DakshinaChitra tomorrow. They can pick a design of their choice and Chennai-based Prabhu Balakrishnan will teach them the art of making the stencil (using a hobby knife) and printing the same on cloth. Materials will be provided. Rs 800 (including transport and refreshments). From 10 am to 4 pm. Details: 24462435
Knock on wood
Kalinka Art Gallery will be the venue for The Life of Celeste B—paintings and wood etchings by France-based artist Celeste Bollack. Watch her world come alive through oil on canvas featuring her brother, a friend and others — all portraying stories of life and femininity. Around 14 paintings, four lithographs and 15 prints of wood etchings will be showcased. Till April 14 (every Tuesday to Sunday), from 10 am to 1 pm and 3.30 pm to 8 pm. Details: 7094956976