Malayala Kalagramam, the renowned centre for arts and culture sponsored
by the A.P.Kunhiraman Trust Chennai, is situated at New Mahe, about 29
km from Kannur. The center started functioning in 1994 and conducts courses
in painting, sculpture, music, dance and pottery. Besides these, seminars,
symposia, extension lectures, in-service programmes and special projects
in different fields of art and humanities are conducted by the Fraternity
centre of the Kalagramam. It also provides Kalari (stage) for children
and youngsters to practice and perform all forms of fine arts. Yoga and
Sanskrit are also taught here. The views and ideas of celebrities like
M.Govindan, M.P.Damodaran, K.A.Kodungalloor, Dr. K.B.Menon and A.N.Nambiar,
are the sources of motivation behind the creation of the Kalagramam. Each
of these persons has proved their worth in different fields, contributing
to humanity. There is also a library here.
The courses conducted here are :
1. Bharatha Natyam- Daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m
2. Carnatic Music- Daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m
3. Painting, Drawing,- 3 days a week.
Sculpturing and Murals
4. Musical Instruments- Friday, Saturday & Sunday
from 3 p.m.
5. Yoga Classes- 8 a.m. on Sundays
Visitors are allowed to watch the classes with prior permission from the
Director. The Malayala Kalagramam remains closed on all Thursdays.