‘What is Auroville’, a month-long festival of arts and culture will be held across various locations in Chennai during March 2015! Auroville is a universal and experimental township located in Tamil Nadu.
The festival intends to showcase Auroville in a nutshell, giving the participants a direct experience of the flavour and essence of ‘What is Auroville’. It aims to provide a wide range of lively information and insights through its many events, cultural programmes, exhibitions, workshops, discussion forums and seminars.
Some of the key highlights of the festival include – an international adult and children’s choir held at the SMVR Concert Hall on March 7th, Exhibition of works by 20 Aurovilian artists at Lalit Kala Akademi on March 8th, Seminar and Panel discussion about a “Sustainable Future for our Cities” at Kasturi Hall, Music Academy on March 11th and a series of lectures about “Auroville: a multicultural society for the development of human unity at Lalit Kala Akademi on March 16 from 10:30 to 12:30.
Some of our Honourable Guests will include:
1. Dr. Karan Singh, MP, Chairman of the Board of Auroville Foundation, (Former Union Minister)
2. Sir Willian Mark Tully, Member of the International Advisory Council of Auroville Foundation, (Former Chief of Bureau of BBC, New Delhi)
3. Dr. Vishakha N Desai, Member of the International Advisory Council of Auroville Foundation, Renowned scholar with a focus on art, culture, policy, and women’s rights
Period: March 1, 2015 – April 12, 2015