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Weaving magic


DAKSHINACHITRA BRINGS you an enchanting collection of handcrafted weaves at an exhibition, which opens today (November 4), 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., at DBS Galleria, 31, Cathedral Garden Road, Kodambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam.

On display will be saris [Chettinad and Kanchipuram cotton, embroidered and embellished ones, Kota, Hyderabad Pallavi cotton, paper and tussar silk, ikat, Gadwal, Kalamkari silk and organdy], short tops, kurtas and wraparounds. Children will be delighted to see the paavadai chattai in Mangalgiri and polycot. Besides, there will be a special collection of temple, lac and silver jewellery to add sparkle to Deepavali. The exhibition is on till November 6.

Theatre, a teaching tool

In an attempt to help teachers create a good learning atmosphere, DakshinaChitra is organising a workshop titled "Education through children theatre" on November 5 and 6 at Chettinad Vidyashram, R. A. Puram. A teacher has to constantly explore ways to sustain the interest of her wards in the classroom. Like a theatre artiste who helps audience visualise a mountain or a sea with his body movements and sound effects, a teacher can turn a boring classroom ambience into an interesting one, using the theatrical techniques. For details about the workshop, call 98414 23149 or 24918943.

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