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HOW about keeping your hands busy this summer? Try the Manasthala Foundation's summer camp. The week May 5-10 has a Puppet/Mask making workshop from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. The cost is Rs. 750 inclusive of materials For further details, contact Manasthala Foundation Ph: 24470748; E-mail: manasthala@vsnl.net

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THE story of Michal, a young woman in an abusive relationship, is the subject of a monologue "Flowers Aren't Enough". Originally produced under the auspices of the Israeli Ministry of Welfare, the monologue draws upon true stories and actual incidents and is performed by Naomi Ackerman. In Chennai, the Prakriti Foundation in association with the Consulate General of Israel, Mumbai and the Prevention of Crime and Victim Care presents the play on May 9 and May 10 (7.00 p.m.) at IMAGE Auditorium, MRC Nagar.

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INTEGRATING reading, creative writing, art and craft, storytelling, music, movement, puppetry, animation is "Know Chennai", a unique month-long interactive programme. Organised by Goodbooks Bookstore through May, the workshop brings various personalities who share their insights and perceptions with children. To add to the fun is guided tours twice a week. To register, call Goodbooks Bookstore and Resource Centre 24986618/2498 6619 or e-mail: goodbuks@vsnl.com

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THE theme of the photography exhibition by French photographer Olivier Gazal is "Faces of Indian Literature". Eminent Indian writers like Ajeet Caur, Bhisham Sahni, Prapancham, Qurratulain Haider, Amitav Ghosh among others are featured in this show, which is currently on at the Alliance Francaise Gallery till May 12.This exhibition is part of the Les Belles Etrangeres, a literary festival in france that invites the public to discover foreign literature.

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AN interactive workshop for the between 11 and 17 year olds on motivational self-development will help the kids improve their communication and inter-personal skills and physical fitness. Conducted by the ACE Training Foundation between May 5 and May 11, at Indian Society for Training and Development at Nelson Manickam Road. To register, call 24958118 or 98401-36239.

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KIDS between six and 10 years have some fun lined up next week. The Bookpoint in association with theatre group Magic Lantern is holding a workshop from May 12-23. This will involve the basics of acting and folk dance and encourage children to develop and perform their own story. For further details, contact The Bookpoint, 160, Anna Salai. Ph: 28523019/28523346.

R. KRITHIKA

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