Kattankaappiyum Kavithayum, the Malayalam literary group of MAUK is organising an event to felicitate Sicily George, the author of the recently published Malayalam novel “Pakshi Pathalam” on Sunday, the 26 of January 2014 at Tamil Sangham,High Street North,ManorPark, E12. The event will start at 1pm.
We are delighted to introduce the first ever Chenda class for kids in the UK, starting from February 2014. One hour classes are offered on every Saturdays for boys and girls aged between 5 and 14 years old. The classes will be conducted by Mr. Vinodkumar - famous percussionist from Kerala and teacher of MAUK. The qualified students will get the chance to perform at MAUK’s mega festival Onam 2014.
For registration and further information, interested parents please contact:
Jayan - 07826099526 or Vinod - 07805192891
There is an exciting opportunity to acquire some free taster lessons of Bharathanatyam classes provided by MAUK Dance classes on Saturdays from 10 to 12 noon. The sessions are under the tutelage of Ms Annapoorani, alias Ms Shantha.
MAUK and Sangeetha of the UK jointly hosting Malayalam literary meeting (കട്ടൻകാപ്പിയും കവിതയും) on Sunday 19th January 2014 at Croydon. Venue: Archbishop Lanfranc School, Mitcham Road, CR9 3AS. Time: 4pm. This FREE event is open for all.
Hope you all had a wonderful festive season. Whilst most of you were immersed in the spirit of the festivities and enjoyed a well-deserved break, the KHRP team was hard at work trying to speed up the reopening of Kerala House. Our builders took just two days off and the team members were busy planning the fine details of the work, obtaining estimates and raising funds.
The first surgery / open day for members to come and discuss any issues was held on Sunday, 19th October 2013. It was an informal and interactive session. The community were keen to know about MAUK's flagship project for 2013 - Kerala house renovation. MAUK promised that the details of the plans will be published via MAUK website.
Membership benefit was also discussed, and plans of looking at implementing membership cards that can be used in local shops, leisure centres.
Onam programme was discussed in detail and lack of time for Ganamela at the expense of other programmes like the drama was highlighted alongside issues with sound.
MAUK director board will look at the suggestions and will update the community via the website over the next few months.
The people who attended were happy that MAUK has started this surgery which gave an opportunity for the community to engage. A new volunteer also emerged who has agreed to coach the Women's badminton group (that runs every Friday evening).
Our Story Movie Night was a thrilling experience for all present at Kerala House for the event on 27th July. The movie showed was the most voted 'Diamond Necklace' by Lal Jose, starring Fahad Fazil and Samvritha Sunil. This movie is unique in itself that it is a sitcom with a lot of heart filled moments and that it gets the opportunity to show a lot of family relationships in different shades. A good number of the younger Malayalee generation joined the night, making it a very wonderful event.
MAUK drama division Drishyakala has been invited to perform "THIRUVONAKAAZCHA' on 7th September 2013 at Bournemouth in Association with CHETHANA UK on their annual family meet and Onam celebration."THIRUVONAKAAZCHA' is a musical drama directed by Sasi S Kulamada, that evokes nostalgia for a true Malayalee on Onam.