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How and Why Stories from Malaysia

How and Why Stories from Malaysia

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Ng Kok Keong

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Synopsis:

Ever wondered why the Malayan tapir has a patch of white? Why bamboo weakens snakes? Where does the catfish in paddy field come from? Discover the answer with Ng. (In English)(Limited to 150)

50, Not Out

50, Not Out

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: Activity Corner

Age Group: All Ages

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Amar Chitra Katha

Sponsor/Supporter: Sponsored by Amar Chitra Katha


Synopsis:

Myths, histories, jokes, fantasies and even nutty ghost stories! There could be no better way to celebrate five decades of Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle. Join the party! (ALL DAY LONG)

Painted Stories

Painted Stories

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: The Doodle Wall

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Roshni Vyam

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Synopsis:

Start with a dot, add a dash and a splash of colour, bring nature to life with the traditional patterns of Gond Art. (In English and Hindi)

Here Be Monsters

Here Be Monsters

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: The Doodle Wall

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Priya Kuriyan

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Synopsis:

Monsters can be scary! Monsters can be funny! Monsters are cute - like you! But can you draw a monster? (In English)(Limited to 50)

Painted Stories

Painted Stories

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: The Doodle Wall

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Roshni Vyam

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Synopsis:

Start with a dot, add a dash and a splash of colour, bring nature to life with the traditional patterns of Gond Art. (In English and Hindi)

Here Be Monsters

Here Be Monsters

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: The Doodle Wall

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Priya Kuriyan

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Duckbill


Synopsis:

Creep or crawl.. draw on a wall.. monsters for all! (PS: You're not allowed to bawl) (In English)(Limited to 50)

Flying High!

Flying High!

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Shruti Bhat

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Synopsis:

Make your mark in traditional Madhubani style. (In English, Hindi, Kannada and Marathi)(Limited to 50)

Monsters Rock!

Monsters Rock!

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Surabhi Singh

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Synopsis:

Who said Monsters were scary? Take a journey with Surabhi to create colourful monsters who rock! (In English) (Limited to 50)

Monsters Rock!

Monsters Rock!

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Surabhi Singh

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Synopsis:

Who said Monsters were scary? Take a journey with Surabhi to create colourful monsters who rock! (In English) (Limited to 50)

Monkeying Around

Monkeying Around

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Shruti Bhat

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Synopsis:

Bring the Bookaroo monkey to life. (In English, Hindi, Kannada and Marathi) (Limited to 50)

The Serpent Hunters in the Backyard

The Serpent Hunters in the Backyard

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: The Studio

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Arefa Tehsin

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Who is the venomous 100-legger in your bathroom? Who lives in your kitchen but can survive a nuclear bomb attack? Whose home is it? Wildlife isn’t confined to forests, check out the backyard with Arefa. (In English)

Compelling Characters

Compelling Characters

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: The Studio

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Xie Shi Min

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


Synopsis:

What makes a character tick? Find out in this workshop with Shi Min Xie. (In English)

Into the Heart of Darkness

Into the Heart of Darkness

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: The Studio

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Arefa Tehsin

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Synopsis:

Follow in the footsteps of renowned naturalist, Raza H Tehsin deep into the wilderness in the dead of night, hear the sounds carried on the wind. Are those anklet bells tinkling? Is that chattering laughter? (In English)

Describing Worlds

Describing Worlds

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: The Studio

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Xie Shi Min

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


Synopsis:

Want to know how to create a compelling world? Join Shi Min Xie as she reveals the tricks of the trade to help you create your own universe. (In English)

Poetry Slam

Poetry Slam

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: The Amphitheatre

Age Group: All ages

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Ameen ul Haque

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Synopsis:

Sway with the poetry groove as Bookaroo's incredible speakers roll out funny, serious, happy and sometime sad poems just for you. (In all languages)

Fully Booked!

Fully Booked!

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: The Amphitheatre

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Bookalore

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Synopsis:

Get hooked to books with Bookalore! Listen to songs, stories and rhymes and see the magic of books unfold. Reading is fun!

Of Football, Forever Friends and Fun

Of Football, Forever Friends and Fun

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: The Amphitheatre

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Ramendra Kumar

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Duckbill


Synopsis:

Kartik loves and lives football. But in his new school, he is not allowed to play football. This session is about facing and overcoming challenges - physical and mental - and the importance of friends. (In English and Hindi)

It's One Big Circus!

It's One Big Circus!

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: The Amphitheatre

Age Group:

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Parvathi Ramkumar

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Hachette India


Synopsis:

One elephant, a lion, a fox, two chimpanzees, two tigers, two bears, seven camels and seven horses are waiting for YOU! Discover the behind-the-scenes story of the famous Koman Circus… and your own special talents! (In English) (Limited to 100)

The Witch's Staff

The Witch's Staff

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 16:00

Speaker/s: Nandini Rammohan

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Synopsis:

On the far side of the singing sands, where the sound of one step upon the shining white grains can be heard a hundred miles away, lived an evil witch who liked to steal children… (In English, Hindi and Kannada)

Sabah Kadazandusun Folktales

Sabah Kadazandusun Folktales

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Ng Kok Keong

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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. (In English)(Limited to 50)

Mathu Kathe (ಮಾತು - ಕಥೆ )

Mathu Kathe (ಮಾತು - ಕಥೆ )

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 14:30

Speaker/s: Arun Kumar Gonal

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Stories to make you laugh, stories to make you think, stories to make you wonder, stories to give you a fright…..!!! (In Kannada)

The Treasure Seeker

The Treasure Seeker

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Nandini Rammohan

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Synopsis:

Follow the young prince as he sets out on his quest to find the missing golden mangoes. Who will he meet? What will he find? (In English/Hindi/Kannada)

Ondaanondu Kaaladali (ಒಂದಾನೊಂದು ಕಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ )

Ondaanondu Kaaladali (ಒಂದಾನೊಂದು ಕಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ )

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 13:00

Speaker/s: Trupti Srikanth

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Synopsis:

Travel back in time to lands far, far away long, long ago where once upon a time... (In Kannada)

Finding Frank

Finding Frank

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: C G Salamander, Karishma Mahbubani

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Ms Moochie


Synopsis:

Frank is missing and no one knows where to find him, not even the author of this story. Where on earth could Frank be? Only you can solve this mystery. (In English)

Majaa Stories

Majaa Stories

Date: 03 Sep 2017

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 11:30

Speaker/s: Trupti Srikanth

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Synopsis:

Fasten your seat-belts and hold tight for some serious Majaa as Trupti from Storywallahs takes you on a magical ride over mountains, through forests and across rivers. (In Kannada)

50, Not Out

50, Not Out

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: Activity Corner

Age Group: All Ages

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Amar Chitra Katha

Sponsor/Supporter: Sponsored by Amar Chitra Katha


Synopsis:

Myths, histories, jokes, fantasies and even nutty ghost stories! There could be no better way to celebrate five decades of Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle. Join the party! (ALL DAY)

How Not to Draw a Line

How Not to Draw a Line

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: The Doodle Wall

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Roshni Vyam

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

How to depict Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar's unquenchable thirst? Like many in India, Durgabai Vyam and Subhash Vyam knew little about this maker of modern India. How then did they go about making Bhimayana? (In English and Hindi)

Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: The Doodle Wall

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Tanvi Bhat

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Synopsis:

Join Tanvi Bhat to create an enchanted garden full of animals, critters, plants and flowers. The only rule? Everything you draw must be imaginary! (In English and Hindi)

How Not to Draw a Line

How Not to Draw a Line

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: The Doodle Wall

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Roshni Vyam

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

How to depict Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar's unquenchable thirst? Like many in India, Durgabai Vyam and Subhash Vyam knew little about this maker of modern India. How then did they go about making Bhimayana? (In English and Hindi)

Magical Garden

Magical Garden

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: The Doodle Wall

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Tanvi Bhat

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Synopsis:

Join Tanvi Bhat to create an enchanted garden full of animals, critters, plants and flowers. The only rule? Everything you draw must be imaginary! (In English and Hindi)

Tea Monsters

Tea Monsters

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Surabhi Singh

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Monsters appear out of nowhere! They go wherever they want and look like whoever they want to look like. Take those tea bags and let your imagination flow. (In English) (Limited to 50)

Princess Easy Pleasy

Princess Easy Pleasy

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Priya Kuriyan

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Karadi Tales


Synopsis:

Princess Easy Pleasy is all but easy to please and making pictures of her could be a royal challenge. Are you up for it? (In English) (Limited to 50)

Tea Monsters

Tea Monsters

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Surabhi Singh

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Monsters appear out of nowhere! They go wherever they want and look like whoever they want to look like. Take those tea bags and let your imagination flow. (In English) (Limited to 50)

Go Green Eco-camp

Go Green Eco-camp

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: Crafty Corner

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Vijaylakshmi Nagaraj

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by TERI


Synopsis:

Bring the jungle to life with Vijaylakshmi Nagaraj. (In English)(Limited to 50)

Do Tigers Drink Blood and Other Mysteries of Nature

Do Tigers Drink Blood and Other Mysteries of Nature

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: The Studio

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Arefa Tehsin

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Do tigers drink blood? Does the 'flying snake' fly? Were the 'Elephant Bird' or ‘Roc’ eggs that Sindbad the sailor saw a myth or reality? Let’s get to the bottom of some of the mysteries of nature! (In English)

Fantasy Worlds - Why Do We Love Them?

Fantasy Worlds - Why Do We Love Them?

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: The Studio

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Mini Shrinivasan

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the Parag Initiative of Tata Trusts


Synopsis:

Hogwarts, Narnia and Olympus … we love to escape to these worlds. Worlds apart from home and school and playground. Or are they? What draws us to them even after we have outgrown fairy tales? (In English) (Limited to 100)

Snake - Foe or Friend?

Snake - Foe or Friend?

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: The Studio

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Arefa Tehsin

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

What comes to mind when you think of …a snake? Fangs? A slithering creep? Or a giant anaconda? … a mouse? The cute Jerry of Tom and Jerry? But who is the deadlier of the two? (In English)

Children Like Us - Too Boring to Read About?

Children Like Us - Too Boring to Read About?

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: The Studio

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Mini Shrinivasan

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by the Parag Initiative of Tata Trusts


Synopsis:

A story about a child like us, going to school, doing homework, playing cricket, watching TV….boring! Discover how realistic fiction can be fun and fascinating rather than totally tedious. (In English)

Rat-A-Cat

Rat-A-Cat

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: The Amphitheatre

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Namkampani

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Namkampani


Synopsis:

A chef cooking his chefness, a purr longing for a cat, a spice wanting to grill. A dessert flavoured with laughter. (In Kannada and English)

Describing Worlds

Describing Worlds

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: The Amphitheatre

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Xie Shi Min

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


Synopsis:

Want to know how to create a compelling world? Join Shi Min Xie as she reveals the tricks of the trade to help you create your own universe. (In English)

City of Rubble

City of Rubble

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: The Amphitheatre

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: C G Salamander

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Ms Moochie


Synopsis:

What happens when all the buildings in your city wake up one day and walk away? Join C G Salamander to discuss and consider possible options. (In English)

Compelling Characters

Compelling Characters

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: The Amphitheatre

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Xie Shi Min

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


Synopsis:

What makes a character tick? Find out in this workshop with Shi Min Xie. (In English)

The Roar of the Cheetah

The Roar of the Cheetah

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 16:00

Speaker/s: Ramendra Kumar

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

A vegetarian Cheetah, a mellifluous donkey and an angry elephant together create a hilarious riot - be prepared to sing, dance, yell and yes, roar... (In English and Hindi)

Strange Tales from the Chinese Studio

Strange Tales from the Chinese Studio

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 10-12

Time: 15:30

Speaker/s: Ng Kok Keong

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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. (In English)

Kathegalu from Alli-Illi

Kathegalu from Alli-Illi

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 14:30

Speaker/s: Trupti Srikanth

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Synopsis:

Ahoy there! Climb aboard for stories from here, there and everywhere! (In Kannada)

A Perfect Match

A Perfect Match

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 8-10

Time: 14:00

Speaker/s: Ramendra Kumar

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Synopsis:

When the Halwas and the Jalebis are playing against each other, it is more than just a hockey match. With 60 plus mentors and tween-age players it is a game full of thrills and chills. (In English and Hindi)

The Malaysian Trickster

The Malaysian Trickster

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 13:00

Speaker/s: Ng Kok Keong

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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. (In English) (Limited to 150)

Can You Sit Still?

Can You Sit Still?

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 4-6

Time: 12:30

Speaker/s: Karishma Mahbubani

Sponsor/Supporter: Supported by Ms Moochie


Synopsis:

Whee! Whee! Tap your little feet! Join Karishma Mahbubani, the author of the read-aloud romp Sit Still, for a rollicking storytelling session filled with fun and frolic. (In English)

Paplu the Giant

Paplu the Giant

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 11:30

Speaker/s: Ramendra Kumar

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Synopsis:

Paplu is a rather unusual giant, small, kind and peace-loving. That is until the day his beloved villagers are in danger… (In English and Hindi)

Kelrappo Keli (ಕೇಳ್ರಪ್ಪೋ ಕೇಳಿ)

Kelrappo Keli (ಕೇಳ್ರಪ್ಪೋ ಕೇಳಿ)

Date: 02 Sep 2017

Location: Kahani Tree

Age Group: 6-8

Time: 11:00

Speaker/s: Arun Kumar Gonal

Sponsor/Supporter:


Synopsis:

Join Arun for some story fun! (In Kannada)