1. MUST READS WORKSHOP
‘Must Reads’ is being conducted at Easy Library Bangalore, in collaboration with Kathalaya. Even with children who are readers, classics and good literature go un-picked. So this 5 day workshop introduces works by writers Ruskin Bond, Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, E.B.White, and R.K.Narayan. Geeta Ramanujam will start the session by drawing a parallel between these writers and why they write for children. She will read excerpts from each of these writers. Followed by this, trained storytellers from Kathalaya, who are also avid readers themselves, will read aloud works from one of the above writers stressing on language and constructs, and also point out literary nuances that a child might miss while reading on their own. Children will be encouraged to read more at home for a discussion the next day. The workshop is nominally priced at Rs. 500 per child for 5 days, starting from the 14th of April.**********
2. IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS : STORIES FROM SHANTI BHAVAN’S YOUTH
Via Aurora Masum-Javed’s Facebook event
Date and Time : Saturday, April 16 · 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Location : Jaaga, No. 16/1, Rhenius Street, Off Richmond Road, Opp Hockey Stadium Shanthinagar, Bangalore,
“Impossible Dreams” is a play written, produced, and directed by the 11th grade class of Shanti Bhavan. By dramatizing personal pieces about their own lives, they have created an awe-inspiring production that demonstrates the complexity and beauty of Indian youth.
Shanti Bhavan is a school that provides a safe haven and quality, college-bound education to the most impoverished children in Southern India. Located in a village near Hosur, the school offers medical services, clothing, housing, food, arts enrichment, sports opportunities, and full-day education to its 200+ students.
Via The Hindu
The international theatre festival for children, ‘The Little Festival’, is back for its second edition. It will be held from July 1 to 10 at the Museum Theatre, Egmore, and promises to be bigger and better.
The festival features productions for children by adults from different countries, with one production by children for children.
The Goethe Institut and InKo Centre are festival partners, bringing in international productions. The Little Theatre will also be producing an original musical.
The festival this year will be curated, and the theme is ‘Moving…’
Children from all city schools can also participate in three competitions leading up to the festival. The contests include drawing for students in Classes I to V, short story with illustrations (maximum of 1,500 words) for those in Classes VI to X, and short film (maximum 10 minutes) for those in Classes XI and XII, all centred on the festival’s theme.
There are a whole host of awards to be won, and the top entries for each contest will be displayed at the theatre during the festival.
Registration opens on April 15.
For details on the festival and the competitions, check out http://www.thelittlefestival.com/.
4. SUMMER WORKSHOPS AT BOOKWORM, GOA
We’ve posted this a little late, but if you live in Goa your child can still make it for the ‘story writing, illustrating and bookmaking workshop’.
Via Kavade, Bangalore