PUNE, barely two and a half hours from Mumbai by road, is the venue of the British Council's Education Week (January 29- 31) a prelude to the Education U.K. Exhibition to be hosted in Mumbai in February. Highlights include a lecture by Sir Rob Young, the British High Commissioner and seminars on accessing British education, scholarships and research links between Britain and India. Also, a short film festival and a concert with Sreekant Krishnamurty.
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MAX MUELLER BHAVAN Mumbai is organising a short film programme similar to the "Short and Sweet" filmfest that took place last March. This time, the MMB will present a cross-section of short films from Germany alongside short films by Indian filmmakers. Those interested may send VHS copies of their films (animations are also welcome) not exceeding 20 min. The last date is February 15, 2003. A maximum of 12 films will be selected and presented in March. Selected films will be presented as part of the International Short Film Festival Hamburg from June 4- 9.Contact MMB (22027710 or 22027542) for details. E-mail: email@example.com
THE ongoing 6th Camlin Western Region Art Exhibition in Mumbai at the Nehru Centre Art Gallery closes tomorrow. (Jan 27) This is an annual exhibition organised by the Camlin Art Foundation which was set up in 1988 to promote art activities in India and provide a platform for amateur and professional artists, and art students to display their talent and gain recognition. The artists displaying the best paintings are rewarded with cash prizes and qualify for national selection to sponsorship by Camlin for the Europe Art Tour 2003. This covers visits to the famous art galleries and art schools in Paris, London and Amsterdam.
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A NEW British comedy "Anita & Me" is touted to hit the theatres in the metro any day now. Based on Meera Syal's book , "Anita & Me" captures the trials and minor triumphs of 12-year-old Meera growing up in a working class neighbourhood of 1960s England. The film is currently among the top 10 on the U.K. charts. Ayesha Dharker plays the protagonist's mother trying to raise her daughter as best as she can .
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