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A lab for linguists, a dance workshop and a retreat. Plus there’s a walk for happy snappers, along the seaboard

Foreign accents
Being able to speak multiple languages is always an advantage. You can learn Spanish, German and many other languages now, at Auroville Language Lab, where you have access to world class learning material and a multi media library. You’ll also get to choose between one on one sessions or a group session with the teacher. Priced at Rs.1,250. Details: 0413 2623661

Follow the lens
Budding photographers must bring out their cameras and join Light Art Academy for a photo walk on September 14 at 3.30 pm in Maraimalai Adigal Salai. All the photographs you take during the walk can be sent to the Academy after which the best photograph will be displayed on their website and the photographer will get a chance to work with them on future projects. Details: 9677304898

Street view
Catch different scenes from the streets of India as photographers Dhruv Dhakan (Ahmedabad-based) and Swarat Ghosh (Hyderabad-based) present The Big Indian Street Picture, a photographic exhibition. While Dhakan will present colour photgraphs, you’ll find black and white images in Ghosh’s works. From September 13 to October 7 at Old Distillery, Beach Road. Details: pondy.art1@gmail.com

Actor’s studio
Perfect for aspiring theatre artistes who want to hone their acting skills, the actor’s workshop by Adishakti performance company will teach you the basic techniques. Learn breathing, emoting, rhythm and voice modulation at their workshop headed by Vinaykumar K J. September 12-22. Priced at Rs.30,000. Details: 9443389962

Join the rhythm
SecSatPondy’s latest edition is back. While playback singer Kavita Thomas will be performing numbers by Adele, Maroon 5, Gnarls Barkley and other international artistes, Chennai-band  Club Rules Apply will give you a taste of top hits by Pharell Williams, One Republic and Bruno Mars. G R RHYTHMS, from NASA, will render cinema songs. At PTDC Seagulls Restaurant. Details: 0413 2358576

Daily health
Improve your lung efficiency and get revitalised by enrolling for the health and happiness retreat facilitated by yoga instructor JV at the Auroville Retreat, Saracon. You’ll be taught exercises that can be executed in about 30 minutes and easily incorporated in your busy lifestyles. On September 13-14. Priced at Rs.3,800. Details: 9843948288