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Aug 182019
Margi Natyagriham hosts a special Kootiyattam Performance by Margi Sajeev Chakyar.With the early training of Koodiyattam under his father, Guru Moozhikulam Kochukuttan Chakyar, he joined Margi Kood
A special Koodiyattam Performance by Kapila Venu at Vivekananda Cultural Institute.  She is a practitioner of Kutiyattam and a disciple of the Kutiyattam maestro Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar. She is being mentored by Kutiyattam exponent and actor trainer Gopalan Nair Venu, also known as G Venu, who is also her father.
The annual music fete organised by Chembai Memorial Trust is from August 21 to August 30. The Chembai Memorial Trust observes the silver jubilee of the Chembai trust, and the 123rd birth anniversary of the late Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar, this year.
Banner Film Society screens The Resistance Banker, Loving Vincent, The Wife and Laugh or Die.
Rang Mahal, a weavers’ organisation of West Bengal, is in the city with its annual Onam collection. The theme this year is ‘The designs you like at the prices you love’. This year’s collection is a tribute to the people of Kerala and their never-say-die spirit that helped them overcome the devastation wrought by the flood last year. Flora and fauna, folk art, images of gods and goddesses, and geometric patterns feature as motifs on the saris and the colour palette varies from tango oranges and vermilion red to lavender and ivory white.
Ganesham Surya Nataka Kalari hosts the Swathi Sougandhikam festival. Soorya and Shantha Ratii Initiatives based in Singapore conceptualise ‘Swati Sougandhikam’, a dance festival featuring the works of Swathi Thirunal. The event has Kuchipudi by Shantha Ratii, Bharatanatyam by Rama Vaidyanathan and Mohiniyattam by Gopika Varma. Admission is open for Surya members and 100 non-members. Date: 14th August 2019. Time: 7 pm onwards. Venue: Ganesham Soorya Nataka Kalari, Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Contact: 9447968009.
International Autism Conference
The second edition of "International Autism Conference" will be held at Leela Raviz, Kovalam, from August 16 to 18. The three-day event, hosted by Centre for Autism and Other Disabilities Rehabilitation Research and Education (CADRRE), will bring together autism experts from across the world. This edition is based around the theme, ‘Accountability and evidence-based practices’.
A film festival organised in connection with the ninth death anniversary of music director and singer M.G. Radhakrishnan got under way at Bharat Bhavan on Tuesday. Minister for Tourism Kadakampally Surendran inaugurated the remembrance function, organised under the aegis of the Bharat Bhavan. Actor Nedumudi Venu delivered the keynote address. Singer Kallara Gopan, Pandalam Balan, former Mayor K. Chandrika, Radhakrishnan’s sister K. Omanakutty and wife Padmaja Radhakrishnan, and Jeevan Sathyan spoke.
A short film encapsulating the life and works of cultural activist Soorya Krishnamoorthy will be screened at Tagore Theatre. The 45-minute film, which has been produced by some of Soorya Krishnamoorthy’s mentors, colleagues and disciples, is unique in that its central subject does not make an on-screen appearance and it moves forward through narratives by people who have worked with him closely.
Kalam hosts an acting workshop led by actor and writer Jayaprakash Kulur. He is an actor and writer, known for Aidondla Aidu (2011), Aidu Ondala Aidu (2010) and Basmati Blues (2017). Open to those aged 14 and above. Venue: Kalam, Kannammoola, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. Date: June 24 to 27, 2019. Time: 6 pm to 9 pm. Contact: 8593033111.
Deliverance 2019 a scene dominated by music from the movies. A gathering to celebrate the work of hardworking independent bands around the country. The second edition of the much-acclaimed music festival will happen on the 30th of June 2019.  The lineup for 2019 includes OLAM (Fort Kochi). Primal Abuse (Hyderabad). SteelRush (Mumbai). DIRGE (Mumbai). Ticketed event. Entry - 500/-

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Jun 252019
Veyil Marangal (Trees Under the Sun), directed by Bijukumar Damodaran, won the award for ‘Outstanding Artistic Achievement’ at the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival, becoming the first Indi