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Laute hue Musafir

Laute hue Musafir

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: The Stage

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Devendra Mewari

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Travel back and forth in time with Devendra Mewari (in Hindi).

The King of Exactly Nowhere

The King of Exactly Nowhere

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: The Stage

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: Parvati Sharma, Urmimala Nag

Sponsor/Supporter: Sponsored by Puffin India


Synopsis:

At 12, he was King of Fergana. At 15, he was King of Samarkand. And at 19, he had lost everything. Join Parvati Sharma and Urmimala Nag on the trail of the legendary Emperor, Babur.

Stitches that Tell Stories

Stitches that Tell Stories

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Bol Child

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Bol Child


Synopsis:

Have you ever thought of sharing your craziest ideas? Now is your chance to weave them into a unique graphic story. Who knows where they will lead? (Limited to 50)

The Letter Moves On

The Letter Moves On

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: The Gallery

Age Group: All ages

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s:

Sponsor/Supporter: Birla Academy of Art and Culture


Synopsis:

An exhibition of 21 panels of defining illustrations, profiles, notes, drawings and book covers that left a mark in Bangla children's literature.

The Letter Moves On

The Letter Moves On

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: The Gallery

Age Group: All ages

Time: 10:00

Speaker/s:

Sponsor/Supporter: Birla Academy of Art and Culture


Synopsis:

An exhibition of 21 panels of defining illustrations, profiles, notes, drawings and book covers that left a mark in Bangla children's literature.

Make a Comic

Make a Comic

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Studio

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Michael Camilleri

Sponsor/Supporter: Assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts


Synopsis:

Together with artist Michael Camilleri create a City of your wildest imaginings.

Time-Travelling with Tagore

Time-Travelling with Tagore

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Studio

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Aniruddha Mukherjee, Mamta Nainy

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Mango Books


Synopsis:

Notebook – checked, pencil – checked, suitcase – checked, chocolates – checked, chips – checked … we’re all set to blast off to the times of the greatest writer that ever lived, Rabindranath Tagore. Hop on board WHIZZZ! BANG! WHOOSH! (In Hindi and English, Limited to 50)

One Minute's Silence

One Minute's Silence

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Studio

Age Group: 12-120

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Michael Camilleri

Sponsor/Supporter: Assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts


Synopsis:

Take an in-depth look “behind-the-scenes” to discover how the illustrations for this award-winning book on World War One were created.

Suntillating

Suntillating

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Studio

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Elin Grimstad

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Norla


Synopsis:

Watch and listen as Elin brings the moon, sun and stars to life.

The Magic Needle

The Magic Needle

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Studio

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: Bol Child

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Bol Child


Synopsis:

Watch as ideas, art and children’s imagination meld and metamorphose before your eyes into a very special book.

Scroll-A-Thon

Scroll-A-Thon

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Scroll-a-Thon

Age Group:

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Akka Bakka

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Akka Bakka


Synopsis:

Help paint a giant scroll in the traditional Patua style of Bengal by re-interpreting some of your favourite books and characters. Let’s stitch together a story as never before with this timeless art. (In English and Hindi)

Scroll-A-Thon

Scroll-A-Thon

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Scroll-a-Thon

Age Group:

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Akka Bakka

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Akka Bakka


Synopsis:

Help paint a giant scroll in the traditional Patua style of Bengal by re-interpreting some of your favourite books and characters. Let’s stitch together a story as never before with this timeless art. (In English and Hindi)

Scroll-A-Thon

Scroll-A-Thon

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Scroll-a-Thon

Age Group:

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Akka Bakka

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Akka Bakka


Synopsis:

Help paint a giant scroll in the traditional Patua style of Bengal by re-interpreting some of your favourite books and characters. Let’s stitch together a story as never before with this timeless art. (In English and Hindi)

Scroll-A-Thon

Scroll-A-Thon

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Scroll-a-Thon

Age Group:

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Akka Bakka

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Akka Bakka


Synopsis:

Help paint a giant scroll in the traditional Patua style of Bengal by re-interpreting some of your favourite books and characters. Let’s stitch together a story as never before with this timeless art. (In English and Hindi)

Scroll-A-Thon

Scroll-A-Thon

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Scroll-a-Thon

Age Group:

Time: 10:00

Speaker/s: Akka Bakka

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Akka Bakka


Synopsis:

Help paint a giant scroll in the traditional Patua style of Bengal by re-interpreting some of your favourite books and characters. Let’s stitch together a story as never before with this timeless art. (In English and Hindi)

How to Plot a Murder (without killing anyone!)

How to Plot a Murder (without killing anyone!)

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: One Friday Think Tank

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Meghna Singhee

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Puffin India


Synopsis:

Aspiring writers and detectives, join Meghna Singhee as she shows you the tricks of the trade - both detection & writing! (Limited to 65)

Utterly Mysterious History

Utterly Mysterious History

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: One Friday Think Tank

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Subhadra Sen Gupta

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Red Turtle


Synopsis:

What are khanjar and shamsher? What is the Indian name for chess? Join Subhadra Sen Gupta in her time machine and fly around various ages from India’s history to find the answers. (Limited to 50)

Fun with Beepop

Fun with Beepop

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: One Friday Think Tank

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Annie Besant

Sponsor/Supporter: Sponsored by Harper Collins India


Synopsis:

A story, a song, some poetry, some doodling … It’s 60 minutes of action-packed adventure in the magical, wondrous world of Beebop! But don’t tell anyone because it’s a secret world. Shh!

Where Have All the Girls Gone?

Where Have All the Girls Gone?

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: One Friday Think Tank

Age Group: 14-16

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Devika Rangachari

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Duckbill


Synopsis:

What was it like to be a woman on the throne in the male-dominated Kashmir court in the 10th century? Discover all about Didda, Queen of Ice, and the challenges of writing gender-sensitive historical fiction.

Shiva Loves to Dance

Shiva Loves to Dance

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: One Friday Think Tank

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: Anita Raina Thapan

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Tota Books


Synopsis:

Put on your dancing shoes, sharpen your pencils, have your yoga mat ready as you join Anita Raina Thapan for storytelling and more. (Limited to 50)

Pangoo the Penguin

Pangoo the Penguin

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Doodle Wall

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Satomi Ichikawa

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the French Book Office


Synopsis:

Time to give your cuddly toys a little treat!

Moonalicious

Moonalicious

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Doodle Wall

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Elin Grimstad

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Norla


Synopsis:

Take a patch of sky, catch a ray of falling sunlight, add a sprinkling of stars with a dash of moondust. Mix well for a mouthwatering moonscape.

Animal Voices

Animal Voices

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Doodle Wall

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Satomi Ichikawa

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the French Book Office


Synopsis:

Mustafa’s foreign language teachers are nothing ordinary… What if a rooster taught you Hindi?

From the Ocean’s Surface to The Deep Sea

From the Ocean’s Surface to The Deep Sea

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Doodle Wall

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Lynette Morrison & Lee Kowling

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the National Arts Council of Singapore


Synopsis:

What lurks beneath the ocean’s surface in the deep sea? Time to explore the mysteries of the sea from its surface to its very depths… what will we find? (Limited to 50)

The Magical Story Tree

The Magical Story Tree

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Doodle Wall

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: Bulbul Sharma

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Paint a magical tree, add you own weird and wonderful creatures to this special storytelling tree. (In English and Hindi)

Cool Collage

Cool Collage

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Bandana Tulachan

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Have a blast cutting, pasting and creating masterpieces. (Limited to 50)

Monster Mashup

Monster Mashup

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Bandana Tulachan

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Have you ever thought about strange creatures under your bed, stealing your socks or nice friendly beings who play with you when you are alone. Let's draw our best imaginary friends and the worst monsters you can dream of. (Limited to 50)

Cardboard Capers

Cardboard Capers

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Aanchal Broca Kumar

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by TERI


Synopsis:

Come and create a carnival of crazy creatures. (In English and Hindi, Limited to 50)

Splendid Spyglass

Splendid Spyglass

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: Lynette Morrison & Lee Kowling

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the National Arts Council of Singapore


Synopsis:

A pirate is never without a spyglass to see all the exciting adventures waiting on the horizon! It could be a treasure ship or an enormous storm… come on this spyglass adventure and make your own spyglass. (Limited to 50)

Equal Footing

Equal Footing

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: The Auditorium

Age Group: 12-120

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Swati Sengupta

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Scholastic India


Synopsis:

Are people around you biased about gender, class, money, religion and notions of beauty? Ever wondered why girls and boys can't play the same sport in the same team? Question, challenge, subvert!! (Limited to 75)

Toon Factory

Toon Factory

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: The Auditorium

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Tinkle

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Tinkle


Synopsis:

Is there a budding artist or a writer inside you? Do you imagine words in dialogue bubbles and characters in the zaniest situations? Join the artists and writers of Tinkle to make your very own comic!

Play it Right!

Play it Right!

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: The Auditorium

Age Group: 14-16

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Vanessa Ohri

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Scholastic India


Synopsis:

Unleash that secret actor/director/playwright/costume designer lurking inside you! Discover how to put on a great production… and be a star yourself!

Find Your Folktale

Find Your Folktale

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: The Auditorium

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Amar Chitra Katha

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Amar Chitra Katha


Synopsis:

Storytelling in India goes back thousands of years. Visit the vibrant world of Indian folklore with Amar Chitra Katha! Join the magical circle of wily jackals, brave lions, foolish pigeons, clever monkeys and the occasional human!

Dear World: Stories in Letters

Dear World: Stories in Letters

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: The Auditorium

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: Mathangi Subramanian

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Young Zubaan


Synopsis:

If you could write a letter to anyone in the world, who would you write to and what would you say? Mathangi Subramanian talks about how one great letter can start an even better story. (Limited to 50)

Rumble in the Jungle

Rumble in the Jungle

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Theatre

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: DK

Sponsor/Supporter: Sponsored by DK India


Synopsis:

Meet the coolest creatures in the jungle and discover amazing facts about wild animals – find out who eats who, what your furry friends' secret abilities are, how fast a cheetah can run, and much more!

Boori Pryor presents “Shake A Leg”

Boori Pryor presents “Shake A Leg”

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Theatre

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Boori Monty Pryor

Sponsor/Supporter: Assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts


Synopsis:

Join the charismatic Boori Monty Pryor for a laughter filled hour of dance, digeridoo and stories and maybe even a visit from the Binna Binna Man! (Limited to 150)

Dastan Goopi Bagha ki

Dastan Goopi Bagha ki

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Theatre

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Fouzia, Valentina Trivedi

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Join Goopi and Bagha - two of Satyajit Ray’s most popular characters – as they are transformed from simple village bumpkins to accomplished musicians. Meet kings, princesses, a sly magician, a wicked minister, music and magic.

By the Power of the BG

By the Power of the BG

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Theatre

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Roopa Pai

Sponsor/Supporter: Sponsored by Hachette India


Synopsis:

Faced with evil cousins, as a king would you be able to destroy them in battle? No? Neither could the great warrior Arjuna. Find out how this might help in smaller personal battles.

Into the Garden of the Djinn

Into the Garden of the Djinn

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Theatre

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: Rohini Choudhury

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Have you ever met a merlion? Or a Starsprite? Come fly with Rohini to magic lands, meet these and other fantastical creatures, listen to their stories and make up some of your own. (Limited to 60)

Poetry Slam

Poetry Slam

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: The Stage

Age Group:

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Anushka Ravishankar, Boori Monty Pryor, Sampurna Chattarji, Wendy Cooling

Sponsor/Supporter: Assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, Sponsored by the British School


Synopsis:

Sway with the poetry groove as Bookaroo's incredible speakers roll out funny, serious, happy and sometimes sad poems just for you.

By the Power of the BG

By the Power of the BG

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: The Stage

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Roopa Pai

Sponsor/Supporter: Sponsored by Hachette India


Synopsis:

Faced with evil cousins as a king would you be able to destroy them in battle? No? Neither could the great warrior Arjuna. Find out more and how this might help in smaller personal battles.

Sleuthing Sherlock Style

Sleuthing Sherlock Style

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: The Stage

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Anushka Ravishankar, Bikram Ghosh, Katarina Genar, Martin Widmark

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the Embassy of Sweden and Duckbill


Synopsis:

One magnifying glass. Two countries. Four sleuths. A century of mysteries. Time to don your deerstalkers!

Boori Pryor presents “Shake A Leg”

Boori Pryor presents “Shake A Leg”

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: The Stage

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Boori Monty Pryor

Sponsor/Supporter: Assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts


Synopsis:

Join the charismatic Boori Monty Pryor for a laughter filled hour of dance, digeridoo and stories and maybe even a visit from the Binna Binna Man! (Limited to 150)

Junglee Jingle

Junglee Jingle

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: The Stage

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: Vasanti Unka

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the New Zealand High Commission & New Zealand Book Council


Synopsis:

Animals live happily side by side, why can’t we? Join Vasanti Unka in a peaceful but noisy, sing-song, jungle adventure!

Why, This Incredible Cow, Why?

Why, This Incredible Cow, Why?

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 17:00

Speaker/s: Parnab Mukherjee

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Tulika Books


Synopsis:

Be the first to enjoy this extra-ordinary premiere double bill. A solo performance weaving together two tails by legendary Bangla writer Mahasweta Devi, one old, one new.

Chup! Ai Kahani!

Chup! Ai Kahani!

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Anupa Lal

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Kahan Kahan Se Ai Kahani / Aap Ka Man Behelaney! (In Hindi)

Story Ride

Story Ride

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Simi Srivastava

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Vishv Books


Synopsis:

Join Simi Srivastava for the rollercoaster ride of your life, with thrills and spills galore!

The Malaysian Trickster

The Malaysian Trickster

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Ng Kok Keong

Sponsor/Supporter: Sponsored by the British School


Synopsis:

Follow the adventures of Kancil, the mousedeer trickster as he meets Sang Harimau, the most fearful tiger and Sang Belang, the cunning crocodile, in this journey deep into the rainforest of Borneo.

Poter Gaan: The Song of the Scroll

Poter Gaan: The Song of the Scroll

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Jaba Chitrakar

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Banglanatak.com


Synopsis:

Get into the groove of the Poter Gaan in Bangla with Patua artist Jaba Chitrakar.

The Common Man

The Common Man

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Santanil Ganguly

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

A medley of myths from around the world to make you smile and ponder. (In Bangla and English)

Sabah Kadazandusun Folktales

Sabah Kadazandusun Folktales

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Ng Kok Keong

Sponsor/Supporter: Sponsored by the British School


Synopsis:

Step into Sabah - the Land Below the Wind famous for its people, traditions and colourful culture - and be sure of an adventure or two.

Chalo Chalein

Chalo Chalein

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Anupa Lal

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Chalo Chalein Kahaniyon ki Ullat Pullat Duniya mein! (In Hindi)

Ghostly Tales

Ghostly Tales

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Santanil Ganguly

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Be ready to shake in your shoes – with laughter! – when you meet these strange spectres and spirits who, far from being scary, are easily scared and rather cheery. (In Bangla and Hindi)

Kahani, Patua ki Zubani; Kahani Santhal ki Zubani

Kahani, Patua ki Zubani; Kahani Santhal ki Zubani

Date: 29 Nov 2015

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: Fouzia

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Stories from the brushes of the Patua and Magic Painters of Santhal. (Limited to 100)

Scroll-A-Thon

Scroll-A-Thon

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Scroll-a-Thon

Age Group:

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Akka Bakka

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Akka Bakka


Synopsis:

Help paint a giant scroll in the traditional Patua style of Bengal by re-interpreting some of your favourite books and characters. Let’s stitch together a story as never before with this timeless art. (In English and Hindi)

Scroll-A-Thon

Scroll-A-Thon

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Scroll-a-Thon

Age Group:

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Akka Bakka

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Akka Bakka


Synopsis:

Help paint a giant scroll in the traditional Patua style of Bengal by re-interpreting some of your favourite books and characters. Let’s stitch together a story as never before with this timeless art. (In English and Hindi)

Scroll-A-Thon

Scroll-A-Thon

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Scroll-a-Thon

Age Group:

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Akka Bakka

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Help paint a giant scroll in the traditional Patua style of Bengal by re-interpreting some of your favourite books and characters. Let’s stitch together a story as never before with this timeless art. (In English and Hindi)

Scroll-A-Thon

Scroll-A-Thon

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Scroll-a-Thon

Age Group:

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Akka Bakka

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Akka Bakka


Synopsis:

Help paint a giant scroll in the traditional Patua style of Bengal by re-interpreting some of your favourite books and characters. Let’s stitch together a story as never before with this timeless art. (In English and Hindi)

Scroll-A-Thon

Scroll-A-Thon

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Scroll-a-Thon

Age Group:

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: Akka Bakka

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Akka Bakka


Synopsis:

Help paint a giant scroll in the traditional Patua style of Bengal by re-interpreting some of your favourite books and characters. Let’s stitch together a story as never before with this timeless art. (In English and Hindi)

Bringing up Grandparents

Bringing up Grandparents

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: One Friday Think Tank

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Ranjit Lal

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Red Turtle


Synopsis:

Are your Nana-Nani and Dada-Dadi the funniest and kindest people you know? Or are they a little bit nuts and you wonder how they will manage without you? Hear all about one nutcase Nana. (Limited to 50)

Wordygurdyboom

Wordygurdyboom

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: One Friday Think Tank

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Sampurna Chattarji

Sponsor/Supporter: Sponsored by the British School


Synopsis:

Come discover what makes nonsense verse so pun-riddled and fun-fiddled, so exciting to write, and so delightful to read. Invent your own nonsense-character and write your very own brand of nonsense! (Limited to 50)

The Talking Bird

The Talking Bird

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: One Friday Think Tank

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Swati Sengupta

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Tulika Books


Synopsis:

Be ready for mayhem, muddle, mischief and mishaps galore in the busy streets of Kolkata. (Limited to 75)

The Wonderful and Whimsical Pittodrie Pirates!

The Wonderful and Whimsical Pittodrie Pirates!

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: One Friday Think Tank

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Lynette Morrison & Lee Kowling

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the National Arts Council of Singapore


Synopsis:

Arrr have ye seen the mystical creature called the Blue Furry? On this story voyage, come journey to a strange island with lollipop trees and orange moss. Ye’ll also learn to draw a pirate ship! (Limited to 50)

Creating Stories Through Art

Creating Stories Through Art

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: One Friday Think Tank

Age Group: All ages

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: Jaba Chitrakar

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Banglanatak.com


Synopsis:

Find out how you too can make story-songs in Patua style with artist Jaba Chitrakar. (Limited to 30)

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Doodle Wall

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 16:00

Speaker/s: Satomi Ichikawa

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the French Book Office


Synopsis:

Have you ever seen a bear in Africa? Giraffes in India? No? Seeing is believing.

Cityaroo

Cityaroo

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Doodle Wall

Age Group: 14-16

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Michael Camilleri

Sponsor/Supporter: Assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts


Synopsis:

Together with artist Michael Camilleri create the City of your wildest imaginings.

The Magic Tree

The Magic Tree

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Doodle Wall

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Lynette Morrison & Lee Kowling

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the National Arts Council of Singapore


Synopsis:

Have ye seen a magic tree before? What can it do? What kind of fruit grow on the tree? Come to the Doodle Wall where you’ll discover and draw the story of the magic tree! (Limited to 50)

Garden Party

Garden Party

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Doodle Wall

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Satomi Ichikawa

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the French Book Office


Synopsis:

Come and create a magical kitchen garden!

Doodle Your Dream

Doodle Your Dream

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Doodle Wall

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 10:00

Speaker/s: Tinkle

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Tinkle


Synopsis:

Welcome to the wall...The wall of your dreams.

Stitches that Tell Stories

Stitches that Tell Stories

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Bol Child

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Bol Child


Synopsis:

Have you ever thought of sharing your craziest ideas? Now is your chance to weave them into a unique graphic story. Who knows where they will lead? (Limited to 50)

In-Animate

In-Animate

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Bandana Tulachan

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Take pieces of junk from around you and transform them into characters out of your imagination. (Limited to 50)

Moonaroo

Moonaroo

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Elin Grimstad

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Norla


Synopsis:

Create your very own wonderland in this unique paper workshop. (Limited to 50)

Jungle Mein Mor Naacha Kisi Ne Na Dekha

Jungle Mein Mor Naacha Kisi Ne Na Dekha

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Ankon Mitra

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Origami ki baarish hote hi Mor jhoom uthe! (In Hindi, limited to 50)

Rock Face

Rock Face

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: Bandana Tulachan

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Add eyes, ears, a nose and a mouth to your ….. rock, what or who do you see? (Limited to 50)

Find Your Folktale

Find Your Folktale

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: The Auditorium

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Amar Chitra Katha

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Stripes! No Spots

Stripes! No Spots

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: The Auditorium

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Vasanti Unka

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the New Zealand High Commission & New Zealand Book Council


Synopsis:

Tiger and Leopard disagree on who looks best. As the argument gets out of hand, the jungle turns to mayhem. Discover the clever twist and how to draw your own (not scary) tiger or leopard.

Bringing Stories to Life

Bringing Stories to Life

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: The Auditorium

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Amar Chitra Katha

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Amar Chitra Katha


Synopsis:

Have you ever met a bottle that laughs when you fill it with water, or a pencil that dances as you write with it? Bring to life characters that you thought couldn't move or speak.

Myths, Ideas and Characters

Myths, Ideas and Characters

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: The Auditorium

Age Group: 14-16

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Paras Joshi

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Fingerprint


Synopsis:

Join Paras Joshi to discover the inside story on the complete writing process from ideation through creation to publication. (Limited to 50)

SPACEmania!

SPACEmania!

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: The Auditorium

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: DK

Sponsor/Supporter: Sponsored by DK India


Synopsis:

Blast off into outer space with DK SPACEmania – our interactive session for curious, would-be astronauts. Discover how a rocket flies, Explore moons and planets, and Find Out what lies beyond our Solar System!

Superhero

Superhero

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Theatre

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Jyotin Goel

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Red Turtle


Synopsis:

You don't have to be born on Krypton. A radioactive spider needn't bite you. This session reveals clues hidden in superhero stories highlighting everyday qualities that hint at superpowers. You could be a superhero, too! (Limited to 100)

The Day the Crayons Quit

The Day the Crayons Quit

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Theatre

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s:

Sponsor/Supporter: Sponsored by Harper Collins India


Synopsis:

Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown, Blue needs a break from colouring in all that water. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other…

Boori Pryor presents “Shake A Leg”

Boori Pryor presents “Shake A Leg”

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Theatre

Age Group: 14-16

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Boori Monty Pryor

Sponsor/Supporter: Assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts


Synopsis:

Join the charismatic Boori Monty Pryor for a laughter filled hour of dance, digeridoo and stories and maybe even a visit from the Binna Binna Man! (Limited to 150)

Word Play!

Word Play!

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Theatre

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s:

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the New Zealand High Commission & New Zealand Book Council


Synopsis:

Just like you and me, words want to have adventures too! How can we set words free to have fun? Come and find out with Vasanti Unka.

One Day in Kaziranga

One Day in Kaziranga

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Theatre

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: Sharada Kolluru

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

What happens when an earthquake interrupts a celebration in the jungle of Kaziranga?

Ray Redux

Ray Redux

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Studio

Age Group: 14-16

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Parnab Mukherjee

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

A solo performance dedicated to the great Bangla film-maker and maestro of world cinema, Satyajit Ray. An unique opportunity to watch his forgotten film classic Two, a meditation on the aspirations of children. (English/Bangla)

An Adventure in the World's Most Horrid School

An Adventure in the World's Most Horrid School

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Studio

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Payal Kapadia

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Puffin India


Synopsis:

Imagine being principal of the world’s most horrid school, or cooking up the most revolting recipes! Join award-winning author Payal Kapadia for a little bit of word-play and plenty of horridness! (Limited to 100)

Noor and Sultan

Noor and Sultan

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Studio

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Kamla Bhasin

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Tulika Books


Synopsis:

Follow Noor, the tigress, and her cub Sultan deep into the Ranthambore forests to discover the enduring ties of a mother and her son and their intriguing bond with a human being.

Drawing Light, Shade and Faces

Drawing Light, Shade and Faces

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Studio

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Michael Camilleri

Sponsor/Supporter: Assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts


Synopsis:

Join Michael to discover the classic traditional secrets of drawing light and shadow. Start from basic shapes and work up to drawing someone’s face!

Moonazing

Moonazing

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Studio

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: Elin Grimstad

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Norla


Synopsis:

Let Elin open your eyes to the mysteries and magic of the moon.

Boori Pryor presents “Shake A Leg”

Boori Pryor presents “Shake A Leg”

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: The Stage

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Boori Monty Pryor

Sponsor/Supporter: Assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts


Synopsis:

Join the charismatic Boori Monty Pryor for a laughter filled hour of dance, digeridoo and stories and maybe even a visit from the Binna Binna Man! (Limited to 150)

The BG and Youji

The BG and Youji

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: The Stage

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Roopa Pai

Sponsor/Supporter: Sponsored by Hachette India


Synopsis:

The Bhagavad Gita –an old book for old people, right? Wrong! The Gita is a book for everyone, full of tips and tricks about everyday life-stuff like joy, anger, love, hate, disappointment, competition (even exams!).

Be a Crime Buster

Be a Crime Buster

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: The Stage

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Ketaki Karnik

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Jaico Books


Synopsis:

Find out whether you are an ace detective! Create your own trail from the crime scene. Identify the criminal from a line-up of suspects. Unearth tips from the Crime Busters’ League.

Sleuthing Sherlock Style

Sleuthing Sherlock Style

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: The Stage

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Anushka Ravishankar, Bikram Ghosh, Katarina Genar, Martin Widmark

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the Embassy of Sweden and Duckbill


Synopsis:

One magnifying glass. Two countries. Four sleuths. A century of mysteries. Time to don your deerstalkers!

The Adventurous Tomato

The Adventurous Tomato

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 17:00

Speaker/s: Bharati Jagannathan

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

"लाली है एक सुर्ख लाल, गोल-मटोल, जिज्ञासु टमाटर. चलें लाली के साथ एक रोमांचक सफर पर और पता करें कि कुछ टमाटर क्यों आराम से बैठ ही नहीं सकते, और हमेशा लुढक कर कहीं दूर को चले जाते हैं."

Playtime with Beepop

Playtime with Beepop

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 16:30

Speaker/s: Annie Besant

Sponsor/Supporter: Sponsored by Harper Collins India


Synopsis:

"Tickle your memory and dive into fantasy as you seek our characters hiding or simply unjumble the pieces of lovely pictures. Follow the path of the buzzzz of the Beebop!"

Tell a Tail

Tell a Tail

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Vandana Mathur

Sponsor/Supporter: Sponsored by Amiown


Synopsis:

Have you ever seen an animal without a tail? Are tails really important? Is there any use for them? Join Vandana to find out the answers.

How and Why Stories from Malaysia

How and Why Stories from Malaysia

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 15:00

Speaker/s: Ng Kok Keong

Sponsor/Supporter: Sponsored by the British School


Synopsis:

Ever wondered why the Malayan tapir has a patch of white? Why bamboo weakens snakes? Where does the catfish in paddy fields come from? Discover the answers with Ng.

Poter Gaan: The Song of the Scroll

Poter Gaan: The Song of the Scroll

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Jaba Chitrakar

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Banglanatak.com


Synopsis:

Get into the groove of the Poter Gaan in Bangla with Patua artist Jaba Chitrakar.

Tales of Bengal

Tales of Bengal

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 12-14

Time: 13:30

Speaker/s: Santanil Ganguly

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Drift lazily along the waterways with Santanil Ganguly to capture the sights and sounds of this rain-drenched land in days of yore.

The Long and the Short of It!

The Long and the Short of It!

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Razi Gandhi

Sponsor/Supporter: Sponsored by Amiown


Synopsis:

Be ready for some surprises in this hilarious tale about the Annual Haircut Day!

Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 12:00

Speaker/s: Sampurna Chattarji, Wendy Cooling

Sponsor/Supporter: Sponsored by the British School


Synopsis:

Join Alice on her journey down the rabbit hole into a fantastical world filled with wondrous characters.

Weird and Wonderful

Weird and Wonderful

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Santanil Ganguly

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Step into the thrilling and surprising world of Satyajit Ray where anything can – and does! – happen. (In Bangla/English)

Strange Tales from the Chinese Studio

Strange Tales from the Chinese Studio

Date: 28 Nov 2015

Location: Amiown Kahani Tree

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 10:30

Speaker/s: Ng Kok Keong

Sponsor/Supporter: Sponsored by the British School


Synopsis:

Join Ng for a journey into the supernatural world with these tales from China. A monk, a magical pear, a fox-spirit, money falling from heaven are just some of the strange encounters which await you.