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2021 Schedule of Events

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EXHIBITION: Five French Settlements in India (Pondicherry, Chandranagore, Mahe, Karaikal, Yanam)

19 JANUARY TO 28 JANUARY | 9:00 AM TO 5:30 PM | IFP, 11 SAINT LOUIS STREET

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PRESS MEET: Pondicherry Heritage Festival 2021 organisers and partners meet with the Press (by invitation only)

THURSDAY, 21 JANUARY | 11:00 AM TO 12:00 PM |AFP |58 SUFFREN STREET
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MADE IN PONDY

Opening

FRIDAY, 22 JANUARY | 11:AM TO 11:30 AM | 14 BAZAAR SAINT LAURENT

Ongoing Display and Sales

22 JANUARY TO 21 FEBRUARY | TIMING ACCORDING TO EACH PARTICIPANT’S STORE TIMINGS | PONDY AND AUROVILLE

See the full list of participating producers and merchants and find them on the map.

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MUSIC CONCERT: Musical Flavours of India, devotional songs of the poets saints of India by Shobha Ramesh | limited seating by booking and invitation only

FRIDAY, 22 JANUARY | 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM | KARIAPPA HOUSE, 22 PILLIYAR KOIL STREET, VAITHIKUPPAM
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TALK/DISCUSSION: Thinnai Transpositions: When an architectural element became a virtual platform with Ananya Jahanara Kabir and Ari Gautier

Saturday, 30 January | 4:00 PM | ONLINE VIA ZOOM

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PHOTO EXHIBITION: Local Wetlands

Inauguration of the exhibition and prize distribution for the competition (by invitation only)

SUNDAY, 31 JANUARY | 11:00 AM | IFP, 11 SAINT LOUIS STREET

Open Gallery

1 FEBRUARY TO 28 FEBRUARY (MON-FRI) | 9:00 AM TO 5:30 PM | IFP, 11 SAINT LOUIS STREET

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CONFERENCE: The Politics of the Pink Flamingo (Politiques du flammant rose)

TUESDAY, 02 FEBRUARY | 06:30 PM TO 08:00 PM | AFP AUDITORIUM |58 SUFFREN STREET 

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HERITAGE WALK: Pondicherry’s Tamil Heritage walking tour with storyteller.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 06 & 07 FEB | 08:00 AM TO 10:00 AM & 04:00 PM TO 06:00 PM | INDIAN COFFEE HOUSE, JN STREET  | Advanced Booking Required

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CONFERENCE: Road to UNESCO Nomination, Puducherry Heritage Conservation with Government officials from Puducherry and experts from across the country

SATURDAY, 06 FEBRUARY | 3:00 PM ONWARDS | ONLINE

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LECTURE & DEMONSTRATION: Natural Dyes

FriDAY, 12 FEBRUARY | 10:00 AM ONWARDS | LAL | BOMMAYARAPALAYAM | By Invitation Only

WORKSHOP: Natural Dying Technique

SATURDAY, 13 FEBRUARY | 10:00 AM ONWARDS | LAL | BomMayarapalayam | ADVANCED BOOKING REQUIRED

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CYCLE TOUR: The Talking Walls, Pondy Street Art Cycle Tour

SATURDAY, 13 FEBRUARY | 10:00 AM ONWARDS | SITA CULTURAL CENTER | Advanced Booking Required

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HERITAGE WALK: Pondicherry’s Tamil Heritage walking tour with storyteller

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 13 & 14 FEB | 08:00 AM TO 10:00 AM & 04:00 PM TO 06:00 PM |INDIAN COFFEE HOUSE, JN STREET  | ADVANCED BOOKING REQUIRED

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VIDEOS: Talking streets of Pondicherry through the eyes of the residents

WednesDAY, 17 FEBRUARY | 3:00 PM | ONLINE Via Zoom

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Public Exhibition: Exploring the fishing villages of Kuruchikuppam and Vaithikuppam

THURSDAY, 18 FEBRUARY | ALL DAY | Vaithikuppam

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PRESENTATION AND WORKSHOP: Heritage building techniques for civil engineers

ThurSDAY, 18 FEBRUARY | 9:30 AM TO 5:00 PM | ARYAN BUILDERS, YATRA ART AND CULTURE, Kuilapalayam, Auroville

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HERITAGE WALK: Pondicherry’s Tamil Heritage walking tour with storyteller

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 20 & 21 FEB | 08:00 AM TO 10:00 AM & 04:00 PM TO 06:00 PM |INDIAN COFFEE HOUSE, JN STREET  | ADVANCED BOOKING REQUIRED

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BIO-REGION TOUR: Organised paid tour, which includes transport and lunch.

SATURDAY, 20 FEBRAURY | 06:30 AM TO 05:00 PM | START LOCATION: ASHRAM POST OFFICE | Advanced Booking Required

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