Local Events

Dec 112019
The Reading Room Trivandrum hosts a workshop "An Open Mic Evening" to present your ideas and creations.
 Third International Conference on Advanced Functional Materials (ICAFM 2019) organized by CSIR National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology in association with the Indian Ceramic Society, Kerala Chapter and the Material Research Society of India, Thiruvananthapuram. Prof. Takeo Yamaguchi of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, will inaugurate the third ICAFM 2019 at the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR-NIIST), Pappanamcode. 
"Space" organizes an Odissi workshop led by Bangalore-based dancer Abhayalakshmi ( Chokas and Tribhangis). A senior student of Sharmila Mukerjee, a disciple of the legendary Kelucharan Mohapatra, Odissi practitioner Abhayalakshmi is a Doordarshan graded artist. Abhayalakshmi has attended many workshops and interacted with greats in Odissi like Sujata Mohapatra and Aruna Mohanty. The one-day workshop is for those who would like to be introduced to this graceful dance form. The programme is open to beginners and classical dance enthusiasts. Registration fee is ₹699.
Warblers and Waders and Kerala Forest and Wildlife Department hold a bird/butterfly/dragonfly trail on December 8. Get set to spot and learn about these winged creatures at Arippa Ammayambalam Pacha reserve forest that borders Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts. Participants should assemble at Arippa Ammayambalam Pacha Siva Temple by 7.30 am. Do not wear any colourful, fluorescent, stripped or black and white clothes. Instead, come dressed in clothes in shades of grey, green, blue or brown and wear comfortable shoes. Avoid using perfumes and other cosmetics for the day.
Ganesham Surya Nataka Kalari hosts "Moksha" A Mohiniyattom Festival by Sneha Ajith who portrays Droupadi, Devika Thulasi as Bheema, and Sreelakshmi, Krishna R Nath, Anjali Anju, Jyothisree Padmanabhan are the other artists on stage.
This Saturday, the state capital is gearing up for a stellar concert which might open a new chapter in its Western rock music scene. Old-time musicians and pioneers are taking the stage to celebrate the music of the 70s and 80s while performing their original compositions as well. Their community, named Trivandrum Rockers Group (TRG) will perform at 'Revive Vol 1'. The invite-only event will be held at Vyloppilli Samskrithi Bhavan amphitheatre.
The collection by Rema Kumar explores the world of India’s diverse and celebrated surface detail techniques on different weaves – Ajrakh, Batik, Handblocks, Kantha, Patti Ka Kaam and Kalamkari. As has always been part of her repertoire, Rema’s collections are a happy fusion and coming together of different weaves and detailing, each creation speaking a narrative that is so unique and compelling to the viewer.
Banner Film Society organises a one-day film festival on the theme of ‘Courtroom Films’ on November 17. While Suresh Gopi-starrer Melvilasam, directed by Madhav Ramadasan and written by Soorya Krishnamoorthy, will be screened at 9.30 am, acclaimed courtroom drama 12 Angry Men starring Henry Fonda will be screened at 11.30 am.
Goethe Zentrum Trivandrum organizes four-piece German jazz band Lisbeth Quartett. It is all set to take you on a musical ride with a concert on November 20 (Wednesday). Headlined by saxophonist and composer Charlotte Greve, the other members of the Berlin-based band are New York-based pianist Manuel Schmiedel, clarinettist Igor Spallati and drummer Moritz Baumgärtner. Lisbeth Quartett has released five albums and won the Echo Jazz Prize in 2012 and 2018.
EDAPPALLY MUSIC FESTIVAL organized by Edappally Sangeetha Sadas every year. The Music fete begins from 15th November is one of the most awaited events by the Carnatic music rasikas. Started 10 years ago as 4 days festival, the duration of the festival was increased every year & this year it has become a 9-day music feast featuring music vidwans & upcoming talents.
Kerala Media Academy launches a portal https://www.newspages.in, for publishing works by journalism students in the State, will be launched on Friday. R. Rajagopal, Editor, The Telegraph, will launch the portal at the Vylopilly Samskrithi Bhavan. Stories, poems, articles and videos will be available on the portal. Venue: Vylopilli Samskriti Bhavan, Plammoodu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Date: 15th November 2019. Time: 2 PM onwards. Contact: 0484 242 2275.

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