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Play date

Rotary Club of  Pondicherry Beach Town is organising a Kids Karnival, where children have balloon sculpting, caricatures, face painting, darts, fashion show and a magic show to look forward to. The highlight is that children can take pictures with the mythological character, Chotta Bheem. At Lycee Francais, on October 6, from 3 pm onwards. Details: 9791867867

Photo fantastic

Pondy Art, an initiative by party planner Kasha Vande, together with Artika, a cafe by Karthik Sugumaran, is organising a documentary photography workshop with Yannick Cormier from France. Cormier established the agency Trikaya Photos in India to showcase emerging photographers working on sensitive issues . The workshop is divided into three sections — Access, Observation and the Documentary Image. At Artika, on October 5 and 6. Details: 9791944182

Women on canvas

How about a thought provoking canvas? A Step Ahead is a women’s group show by Aurodhan Pondicherry, featuring nine participants from the city — Seema Devi, D Sandy, D Kayalvizhi, Ch Dhanalakshmi, Saroja Thirrunavkarasu, R Sankida, D Gayathri, C Andal and G Sridalaadevi. Their work is mostly in water colours and about women. Details: 0413 2222795

Mapping the city

The book, Discovering the Statehood of Puducherry, launched on October 2, sees academician M Ramadas exploring how the city has evolved socially, politically and economically over the years. Available at leading book stores in town. Bibliophiles will also enjoy the annual book fair which comes to an end at AFT Ground, Mudaliarpet in Pondicherry this weekend. Stock up on fiction and best sellers as well as academic books for schools and colleges. Details: pondicherryinfo.in

Wrap easy

DakshinaChitra has a two-day workshop on Banjara tribal embroidery on duppattas. The embroidery is generally done by the Lambadi tribal women from Rajasthan. Participants will also learn to include mirror work on these vibrant duppattas. On October 5 and 6. The workshop is priced at `2,000. Details: 27472603

Sound and lights

Save the date, for a corporate event, Rewind, organised by Chennai-based event management company CLC Events. Expect a fashion show, featuring employees from various compnaies, an Ultraviolet show and a DJ night. The highlight will be a performance by Aadhi of Hiphop Tamizha fame. At VGP Aqua Kingdom, on October 13. Tickets are priced at `500. Details: 7299664460

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