Table Tennis Super League Season 2 - 22.02.19 to 24.02.19
Top players from across Tamil Nadu converged at Swargamandapam in VR Chennai, as part of Season 2 of the Tamil Nadu Table Tennis Super League, to show off their talent while representing their respective franchises. Eight teams with players from various age groups battled it out against each other in an effort to be crowned the best. The finals were held in the presence of chief guests Miss India Tamil Nadu 2017 Sherlin Seth and 8-time National Table Tennis Champion Sharath Kamal, and the Mighty Warriors walked away with the trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh.
Art Cinema - Madras Art Guild - 9 February 2019
Movie lovers from across Chennai converged at VR Chennai for a special ArtCinema showcase of the critically acclaimed film Pollock. The screening was as part of the MadrasArtGuild2019 at TheHive.
Children's Art Competition - Madras Art Guild - 26 & 27 January 2019
The 2-day long Madras Art Guild 2019 Childrens Art Competition, held in association with GlobalArt, saw participation from hundreds of talented youngsters from all over the city. Kids from the ages of 4-13 showcased their view of "My Chennai" by way of their art. The best entries were also given special awards at the end of each day.
Art Bazaar - Madras Art Guild - 2 & 3 February 2019
The MAG Art Bazaar, held as part of the Madras Art Guild at VRChennai, gave our patrons a special opportunity to shop for products crafted by artisans from across India. From traditional Tanjore paintings to Chettinad woven baskets, toys from Channapatna and more, along with unique creations by some of the city’s finest artists, the Bazaar had something for everyone to indulge in.
VR Chennai - Walkthrough
A sneak-peak at VR Chennai, the city's most awaited lifestyle destination. The development strategy of the Project is to develop a premium retail, dining & entertainment destination that attracts the larger extent of West Chennai community. VR Chennai's design is inspired by the contemporary interpretation of the ancient temples as well as bright and colourful Madras checks.
The project is spread over 8.45 acres of land area with an approximate built up area of around 2 million sq. ft.
Opening Day - 18.06.18
The day we embarked on our journey in Chennai was as special as it could be. Here’s a glimpse
Aneesh Vidyashankar Live at VR Weekends - 22.06.18
A soul-stirring concert by the Walking Violinist, Aneesh Vidyashankar set the mood for VR Weekends. The violin maestro wooed the audiences by showcasing how beautiful fusion music can be. Check out his performance here.
Festive Opening Weekend: 22.06.18 to 24.06.18
The festive opening weekend of VR Chennai was filled with celebrations galore, including live concerts, the lighting of the Mahadeepam and the unveiling of the iconic Chennai Installation. It featured eminent Chennai-ites from varied walks of life, including Dr. Kamala Selvaraj, Carnatic musician Sudha Raghunathan, Dr. Priya Selvaraj, Fitness expert Vidya Singh and philanthropist Nawab Mohammed Asif Ali. Catch a glimpse of the celebrations here.
Mahathi Live at VR Weekends - 23.06.18
The prolific Carnatic musician and award-winning playback singer, Mahathi took centre stage at VR Chennai as she gave the audiences a mesmerising performance. Her grasp of the ragas and the delicate notes, left the audiences beaming with joy as she took them on a musical journey that will be remembered for a long time. Catch glimpses for her performances here.
Pranetra Live at VR Weekends - 24.06.18
There is something magical about fusion music. It blends in home-ground notes with world music genres, leaving us with a beautiful amalgamation. Pranetra, the renowned fusion music band from the city, performed at VR Chennai leaving us spellbound with a musical memory like no other. Check out their performance here.
Oxygen Live at VR Weekends - 30.06.18
Great music and a global vibe sum up the transportive live concert by the fusion band Oxygen! The Chennai based band performed at VR Weekends and the audiences were hooked! Check out their performance here.
Christopher Guruswamy Live at VR Weekends - 01.07.18
Christopher Gurusamy, the acclaimed Bharatanatyam dancer, mesmerised the audiences with his performance. Born and raised in Australia he received his training at the illustrious Kalakshtera Foundation. Emotive, confident and impeccable in form, Christopher Gurusamy's performance was invigorating. Catch a glimpse of his act here.
Ghatam Karthick Live at VR Weekends - 07.07.18
The talented musician and composer Ghatam Karthik took center stage at VR Chennai and gave us a truly soulful musical evening, one that we would always be remembered. Witness this yourself and check out his performance here!
Deepika Varadharajan Live at VR Weekends - 08.07.18
Chennai-based vocalist Deepika Varadharajan, had a full house at VR Weekends. The Classical and Carnatic music maverick took us on a musical journey with beautiful renditions of Bollywood and Kollywood tracks, leaving the audiences mesmerized.
Karthick Iyer Live at VR Weekends - 15.07.18
The ever-popular Karthick Iyer had the crowd at VR Chennai beaming with joy with his truly inspiring performance. The exceptionally talented violinist and his crew from IndoSoul performed at VR Weekends and it was the perfect setting to wind down on a Sunday! Catch their performance here.
The Non-Violinist Project Live at VR Weekends - 21.07.18
The strikingly talented Non-violinist Project took centre stage at VR Chennai and gave us an evening to remember. Lead by the violinist and composer Shravan Sridhar, the band tugged at our heartstrings with their music. Here’s a glimpse of performance. #VRWeekends
Saindhavi Live at VR Weekends, 02.09.2018
An accomplished playback singer, Saindhavi is known for her exceptional talent and versatility that covers a variety of genres, including classical, film songs and even Hindustani. Here's a glimpse of her live performance on September 2, 2018, at Swargamandapam in #VRChennai. #VRWeekends #VRCommunity #Live #Concert #AnnaNagar #Chennai
Namma Ooru Boy Band at VR Weekends, 08.09.2018
The pioneers of Tamil Pop, Namma Ooru Boy Band, led by Josh Vivian, set the stage alight with their energetic performance on Saturday, September 8. Here is a small sneak peek into what was a truly mesmerising evening of music.
Raag the Band at VR Weekends, 15.09.2018
Raag the Band, the Chennai based pop group known for their wonderful rendition of Bollywood songs, performed live at VR Chennai on Saturday, September 15 as part of the Centre's signature VR Weekends event. Here are some glimpses from their concert.
MJ Sriram at VR Weekends, 16.09.2018
The vocal talents of MJ Sriram and his melodious mashup of popular Tamil movie songs mesmerised the crowd during his VR Weekends concert on September 16, 2018. Here's a glimpse of that musical evening from VR Chennai.
Stevie & Band Live at VR Weekends, 29.09.2018
Stevie, the Chennai-based singer and songwriter and his band, was live on 29.09.18 at Swargamandapam in VR Chennai. Their energetic performance set the VR Weekends stage alight and gave shoppers a memorable experience. Here is a throwback to the evening.
Sean Roldan & TuneStation Band at VR Weekends, 30.09.2018
Sean Roldan, the celebrated composer, was in conversation with us about his views on music, his upcoming concert in Chennai, and much more. The tete-a-tete was followed by a special performance by the city-based Tunestation Band.
VR Street Stars, 06.10.2018
A team of professional street performers enthralled shoppers in VR Chennai by showcasing their mesmerising array of tricks and skills. Here's a peek into the eye-catching performance by VR Street Stars on October 6, 2018.
Veetu Golu, 10.10.2018
The Golu Festival is an important part of South Indian culture and heralds the beginning of the festive season. As part of the celebrations, a special 24-foot, three-tiered Golu Padi was set up at VR Chennai which narrated various tales from Indian mythology, representations of which can also be found across the Centre. The festive display was inaugurated by Mr. Mark Van De Vreken, the Belgian Consul General.
Bharatnatyam Flash Mob at VR Weekends, 13.10.18
As part of the Veetu Golu celebrations in VR Chennai, a special Bharatnatyam Flash Mob was held by members of the Athma Academy of Dance. In a truly remarkable performance, the artistes danced across the Centre before the grand finale on the VR Weekends stage.
Orlando & Medium Rare Band at VR Weekends, 27.10.2018
The versatile musical talents of Orlando and the Medium Rare Band were on full display during their VR Weekends performance on Saturday, October 27. The band regaled visitors to VR Chennai during a musical evening where they performed retro, western hits across a variety of genres, from classic rock to reggae, jazz, pop, disco and blues.
Kathak Performance Live at VR Weekends, 28.10.18
A team of artistes from the Athma Academy of Dance in Chennai put on a wonderful performance of the classical Indian dance form, Kathak, in Swargamandapam at VR Chennai. Here is a glimpse into the spectacular VR Weekends performance from 28 October, 2018.
Children's Fashion Weekend Day 1, 10.11.2018
As part of the Children's Day celebrations, VR Chennai hosted a special Children's Fashion Weekend on November 10th and 11th. The two-day event showcased the latest trends in kids' fashion and was curated by seven of the finest brands in the country, including Lifestyle, Pantaloons, Trends, and more. Here's a look at Day 1 of the event.
Children's Fashion Weekend Day 2 - 11.11.2018
As part of the Children's Day celebrations, VR Chennai hosted a special Children's Fashion Weekend on November 10th and 11th. The two-day event showcased the latest trends in kids' fashion and was curated by seven of the finest brands in the country, including Lifestyle, Pantaloons, Trends, and more. Here's a look at Day 2 of the event.
Arctic Exploration with Lego City - 16.11.18 to 18.11.18
The international toy brand, LEGO, known for their distinctive building blocks, held their "Arctic Explorer" event, as part of our Children's Day celebrations. A large play-area was set up at Swargamandapam and children were encouraged to unleash their creativity. During the 3-day event, the Centre reverberated with the giggles of the excited young ones. All participants also got vouchers from our retail partners Hamleys, Fun City and GAP Kids, adding to their joy.
Margazhi Event Curtain Raiser - 24.11.18
The Art Festival by Kartik Fine Arts is an annual event held during the Margazhi month of the Tamil calendar. A celebration of the art and culture of South India, this 35-day festival attracts renowned musicians and performers from across the region. VR Chennai is the main sponsor for this year's art festival and hosted a special curtain raiser which was attended by stalwarts like Sri. L Sabaretnam and Sri. K M Narasimhan. The Association also announced their annual awards and the winners were felicitated at the event. This was followed by a Bharatnatyam recital by 'Natya Chudar' Akila Subramanium. The 44th Year Art Festival by Kartik Fine Arts will be held from December 1 - January 5 at the Narada Gana Sabha and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Chennai.
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony - 25.11.2018
The Holiday Season kicked off with a tree-lighting ceremony at Swargamandapam. The lights of the magnificent 50-foot tree was turned on by students from Suyam Charitable Trust and Siragu Montessori School.
My Little Pony - 22 and 23 December, 2018
Over the holiday season, #VRChennai hosted a special #MyLittlePony event in association with #Hasbro. The young visitors to the Centre got a chance to interact with #PinkiePie and participate in a number of My Little Pony themed events games and activities, including a special children’s art hour, carpet games, treasure hunt, and much more. All participants also got special gifts from #FunCity, #Hamleys and #GAPKids.
Santa Parade - Holiday Splendour - 25.12.2018
Santa and his team of merry elves visited #VRChennai with a special parade of jugglers, magicians, and more, on Christmas Day. The #HolidaySplendour special Santa Parade gave shoppers a unique opportunity to interact with Father Christmas himself and have a #jolly good time.
Punjab Art Initiative - Countdown to Madras Art Guild 2019
The Punjab Art Initiative (Estd. 2017) at VR Punjab, is the largest community art festival in the state. Organised by the VR Art Programmes, it features a wonderful collection of FineArt, Installations and more by some of the most promising and prominent artists from across India. It also provides a platform for art students from Punjab and beyond to showcase their Art.
The inaugural edition of the Madras Art Guild, starting January 10 at VR Chennai, also gives students from art colleges in and around Chennai, an opportunity to bring their art to a larger audience.
VR Art Programmes - Countdown to Madras Art Guild 2019
The VR Art Programmes, established in 2013, has enriched the cultural calendar of several Indian cities. Held in collaboration with eminent artists and renowned institutions. These #art initiatives namely Dumas Art Project (est. 2013), Whitefield Art Collective (est. 2016) and Punjab Art Initiative (est. 2017) are deeply rooted in the ethos of their respective cities.
The Madras Art Guild the latest edition to this pan India programme is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary art festival that aims to reinforce Chennai’s position as one of India’s premier art and culture destinations
Whitefield Art Collective - Countdown to Madras Art Guild 2019
The Whitefield Art Collective (WAC) (Est. 2016) at VR Bengaluru is one of the largest community art festivals in Bengaluru. An initiative by the VR Art Programmes, the multi-disciplinary art initiative is known for giving a wide platform for emerging artists from the city and beyond.
At the inaugural edition of the #MadrasArtGuild, starting on January 10 at VR Chennai, you will be able to explore murals, sculptures and other art installations by some of the finest up-and-coming artists from Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu.
Preethi Ramaprasad Live - Margazhi Special VR Weekends - 05.01.19
The culmination of the Margazhi season was celebrated at VR Chennai with a special Bharatnatyam performance by Preethi Ramaprasad. VRWeekends is among the most looked-forward-to cultural events in the city, and this Margazhi Special edition held at Madras Circle was well-attended by art lovers from Anna Nagar and beyond.
VR Art Car - Madras Art Guild 2019
The VR Art Car has been an integral part of all public art festivals organised by the VR Art Programmes since its inception in 2013. In line with the art at the Madras Art Guild, the MAG Art Car has also be crafted to capture the culture and ethos of Chennai. The legendary Ambassador was chosen for its historical association with the city which was once its home. Painted by M. Senathipathi, President of Cholamandal Artists’ Village, this particular art piece is set to be one of the VR Art Programmes’ cherished possessions.
Pongal Celebrations with Shakthisree Gopalan - 15.01.19
The Pongal Celebrations at VR Chennai also coincided with the Madras Art Guild 2019, a celebration of art from Chennai and beyond. As part of the event, the Pongal live-art installation, created by students from the Government College of Fine Arts, Kumbakonam, was unveiled by the famous vocalist Shakthisree Gopalan. This was followed by live performances of #traditional #tamil art forms such as Poikal Kuthirai, Mayilattam & Maadu Aatam.
Dumas Art Project - Countdown to Madras Art Guild 2019
The Dumas Art Project (Est. 2013), VR Surat was the first VR Art Programmes. A reflection of Virtuous Retail's philosophy of Connecting Communities, it has been a celebration of the #art and culture of the magnificent city of Surat and has become a highlight in the city’s social calendar.
Starting on January 10, the Madras Art Guild 2019 at VR Chennai is the latest addition to the list of VR Art Programmes and aims to encourage creative explorations that express Chennai’s spirit and aesthetic.
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