Workshops

Let’s make a Story

 

Children will be taken through theatre-based fun games and activities. The children will understand and appreciate what goes in to make an interesting story  over the period of the workshop and will end with the spark to build their own story and share it at home.

 

Speaker:

Vikram Sridhar is a performance storyteller who believes in oral storytelling as a strong medium for conservation. Vikram combines his work and interest in theatre and conservation in his storytelling. An engineering and management graduate from premier institutes, he performs at various public and private spaces to audience of various age groups and capacities. Around The Story Tree is his initiative to connect modern listeners to the environment around us through the power of stories and arts.

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Date:  
14 January, 2017
Time:  
11.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon
Fee:  
Rs.1000
Participants Limit:  
30
Age Group:  
5 - 8

The Never-Ending Story Ever

 

The Never-Ending Story Ever wondered how writers get ideas? How do they make them into a story? And most importantly, why does a story end? Why can’t it just go on and on and on? At this workshop with Andaleeb, you will learn to use your wildest ideas, string them together and come up with stories that might or might not end.

 

Speaker:

Andaleeb Wajid is the author of nine novels including Kite Strings, Blinkers Off, My Brother’s Wedding, More than Just Biryani and The Tamanna Trilogy. Her Young Adult novel When She Went Away was published in October, 2015 and Asmara’s Summer in April 2016. Andaleeb enjoys writing about food, relationships and sometimes even weddings. Until recently, Andaleeb used to head the marketing department of a software company. As of March 2016, she returned to full-time writing and is also a creative writing facilitator at Nutcracker Workshops.

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Time:  
10.00 am to 11.00 am
Date:  
14 January, 2017
Fee:  
Rs 1000
Age Group:  
5-8
Participants Limit:  
50

Stories on Stage

 

Stories on Stage: Forum Theatre and Conflict Resolution The session will involve story building exercises that enables the participants develop an idea into tangible form of performance. The session will begin with an interactive performance, followed by an explanation of the key objective of making the story come alive on stage – i.e. to engage your audience to participate in a forum understanding the conflict in the story, and look towards working towards a solution together. That way they will understand how the world is a stage, and everyone in it are its players.

 

Speaker:

Crea-shakthi began in March 2012 and has evolved into a theatre Institution, under which operate a Community Theatre House, international standard theatre training centres for youngsters across South India, theatre-based learning solutions and consultancy to schools, colleges and corporate. 

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Age Group:  
5 - 8
Date:  
14 January, 2017
Fee:  
Rs.1000
Participants Limit:  
50
Time:  
12 noon - 1.00 pm

Crazy Characters

 

Crazy Characters A fun primer on how to make your own storybook characters, in your own style.

 

Speaker:

Vinayak Varma is a Bengaluru-based illustrator, writer and editor. He is the author of Jadav and the Tree-Place and Up Down and the founder-editor of Brainwave magazine. His articles and short stories have been published in The New Indian Express, DNA, Deccan Herald, The Hindu, Muse India and Out of Print magazine. He has illustrated books for Penguin, Harper Collins, Hachette, Scholastic, Duckbill and Pratham Books.

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Age Group:  
5 - 8
Date:  
14 January, 2017
Fee:  
Rs.1000
Participants Limit:  
50
Time:  
2:00-3:00 pm

Fun with Science

 

Fun with Science Witness a range of science experiments that demonstrat the simplicity of the concept behind each one.A burning currency note that doesn’t burn, colour changing liquids, a ball suspended in the air and poking a skewer through an inflated balloon are some of the demonstrations that will leave the crowd’s asking for more. The kids will also be introduced to science concepts like air Pressure, liquids and indicators, and states of matter.

 

Speaker:

ScienceUtsav is a creative parallel education programme that promotes Edu-tainment for children between five and 14 years. ScienceUtsav’s main mission is to kindle reasoning and logical thinking among kids. 

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Age Group:  
5 - 8
Date:  
15 January, 2017
Fee:  
Rs.1000
Participants Limit:  
50
Time:  
10:00-11:00 am

Books & Music

 

Books & Music Popular children’s stories will be brought alive through rhythm and tunes with the help of musical instruments and songs. A live recital of two stories of Julia Donaldson will be followed by an interactive activity. Children will be given ample opportunity to produce rhythm, and rhyme as they follow the visual narrative aided by sounds played from live musical instruments. An interactive activity will enable them to explore a musical instrument as they compose their own music to narrate the story. Reading becomes a pleasurable experience for children as the workshop will help children read books using rhythm and rhyme. 

 

Amelio Early Education Pvt Ltd focuses on providing high-quality early learning centres by ensuring high standards of safety and hygiene. Amelio’s World of Discovery curriculum combines the best practices of internationally renowned curriculum methods to facilitate development in children. A healthy teacher-to-child ratio of 1:6 renders focused attention on each child while they learn through exploring their environment within the boundaries of safety.

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Age Group:  
5 - 8
Date:  
15 January, 2017
Fee:  
Rs.1000
Participants Limit:  
25
Time:  
2:00-3:00 pm

Have Fun With Stories

 

Have Fun With Stories The children will listen to and create the story singing and dancing along with the storyteller. The workshop will introduce the children to the wonderful world of stories and to an age when we used to sit, share and enact stories to them.

 

Speaker:

Vikram Sridhar is a performance storyteller who believes in oral storytelling as a strong medium for conservation. Vikram combines his work and interest in theatre and conservation in his storytelling. An engineering and management graduate from premier institutes, he performs at various public and private spaces to audience of various age groups and capacities. Around The Story Tree is his initiative to connect modern listeners to the environment around us through the power of stories and arts.

Book now

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Age Group:  
9 - 12
Date:  
14 January, 2017
Fee:  
Rs.1000
Participants Limit:  
30
Time:  
9:45-10:45 am

The Never-Ending Story Ever

 

The Never-Ending Story Ever wondered how writers get ideas? How do they make them into a story? And most importantly, why does a story end? Why can’t it just go on and on and on? At this workshop with Andaleeb, you will learn to use your wildest ideas, string them together and come up with stories that might or might not end. 

 

Speaker:

Andaleeb Wajid is the author of nine novels including Kite Strings, Blinkers Off, My Brother’s Wedding, More than Just Biryani and The Tamanna Trilogy. Her Young Adult novel When She Went Away was published in October, 2015 and Asmara’s Summer in April 2016. Andaleeb enjoys writing about food, relationships and sometimes even weddings. Until recently, Andaleeb used to head the marketing department of a software company. As of March 2016, she returned to full-time writing and is also a creative writing facilitator at Nutcracker Workshops.

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Age Group:  
9 - 12
Date:  
14 January, 2017
Fee:  
Rs.1000
Participants Limit:  
50
Time:  
11:00 am to 12:00 noon

Jungle Books: Do tigers and leopards drink blood?

 

Jungle Books Do tigers and leopards drink blood? How 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!

 

Speakers

Arefa Tehsin is an author, columnist and ex-Honorary Wildlife Warden, Udaipur and the author of books like Iora & the Quest of Five, Do Tigers Drink Blood & 13 Other Mysteries of Nature, The Land of the Setting Sun & Other Nature Tales, Tales from the Wild, Steed of the Jungle God and The Elephant Bird. Her latest book is Wild in the Backyard. 

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Age Group:  
9 - 12
Date:  
14 January, 2017
Fee:  
Rs.1000
Participants Limit:  
50
Time:  
2:00 to 3:00 pm

Crazy Characters

 

Crazy Characters A fun primer on how to make your own storybook characters, in your own style.

 

Speaker:

Vinayak Varma is a Bengaluru-based illustrator, writer and editor. He is the author of Jadav and the Tree-Place and Up Down and the founder-editor of Brainwave magazine. His articles and short stories have been published in The New Indian Express, DNA, Deccan Herald, The Hindu, Muse India and Out of Print magazine. He has illustrated books for Penguin, Harper Collins, Hachette, Scholastic, Duckbill and Pratham Books.

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Age Group:  
9 - 12
Date:  
14 January, 2017
Fee:  
Rs.1000
Participants Limit:  
50
Time:  
12:00-1:00 pm

Jungle Books: Snake – A Foe or a Friend?

 

Jungle Books: Snake – A Foe or a Friend? What comes to your mind when you think of a snake? Fangs? A slithering creep? Or a giant anaconda of Hollywood movies? And what comes to your mind when you think of a mouse? The cute Jerry of Tom and Jerry? Let’s find out who’s the deadlier of the two.

 

Speaker

Arefa Tehsin is an author, columnist and ex-Honorary Wildlife Warden, Udaipur and the author of books like Iora & the Quest of Five, Do Tigers Drink Blood & 13 Other Mysteries of Nature, The Land of the Setting Sun & Other Nature Tales, Tales from the Wild, Steed of the Jungle God and The Elephant Bird. Her latest book is Wild in the Backyard. 

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Age Group:  
9 - 12
Date:  
15 January, 2017
Fee:  
Rs.1000
Participants Limit:  
50
Time:  
10:00 to 11:00 am

Fun with Science

 

Fun with Science Witness a range of science experiments demonstrated with the simplicity of the concept behind the experiment. It is a totally unique concept wherein the kids just have fun and are amazed by the wonderful world of Science. A burning currency note that doesn’t burn, colour changing liquids, a ball suspended in the air and poking a skewer through an inflated balloon are some of the demonstrations that will leave the crowd’s asking for more. The kids will also be introduced to concepts like air pressure, liquids and indicators, states of matter behind the experiments demonstrated.

 

Speaker:

ScienceUtsav is a creative parallel education programme that promotes Edu-tainment for children between five and 14 years. Children are encouraged to ask questions about science through interactive and innovative programmes with hands-on activities, science experiments and games, fun projects, puzzles and expeditions. The process of finding answers is both practical and thought provoking. ScienceUtsav’s main mission is to kindle reasoning and logical thinking among kids. Supreetha Juliet Gonsalves, an entrepreneur and educator, has been an integral part of ScienceUtsav for the past year.

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Age Group:  
9 - 12
Date:  
15 January, 2017
Fee:  
Rs.1000
Participants Limit:  
50
Time:  
2:00 -3:00 pm

Stories on Stage

 

Stories on Stage: Forum Theatre and Conflict Resolution The session will involve story building exercises that would enable the participant to develop an idea into tangible form of performance. Crea-Shakthi will facilitate this process, by starting off the session with an interactive performance, followed by which they shall explain the key objective of making the story come alive on stage – i.e. to engage your audience to participate in a forum understanding the conflict in the story, and look towards working towards a solution together. That way, we make them understand how the world is a stage, and everyone in it are its players.

 

Speaker:

Crea-shakthi began in March 2012 and has evolved into a theatre Institution, under which operate a Community Theatre House, international standard theatre training centres for youngsters across South India, theatre-based learning solutions and consultancy to schools, colleges and corporate. 

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Age Group:  
9 - 12
Date:  
16 January, 2017
Fee:  
Rs.1000
Participants Limit:  
50
Time:  
10:00 - 11:00 am

Poetry Appreciation

 

Poetry Appreciation What makes a poem a poem? Looking for subjects and images from life. Using rhyme, rhythm and metre. Writing free verse. Line breaks in poetry. Presentations on the following, with relevant examples for each aspect, followed by a writing exercise and a feedback session. Reading Materials: To be made available to participants at the workshop.

 

Speaker:

K Srilata is a poet and fiction writer and a Professor of English at IIT-Madras. She has to her credit four poetry collections — Bookmarking the Oasis, Writing Octopus, Arriving Shortly and Seablue Child — a novel Table for Four, longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize 2009, and translations of R Vatsala’s Tamil novel Once There Was A Girl and of women’s writing from the Self-Respect movement The Other Half of the Coconut: Women Writing Self-Respect History.

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Age Group:  
9 - 12
Date:  
16 January, 2017
Fee:  
Rs.1000
Participants Limit:  
30
Time:  
11.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon

Understanding India’s Water Ecology

 

Understanding India’s Water Ecology Making youngsters water literate.  A workshop that will help participating students understand freshwater habitats and their role in the modern world. 

 

Speaker:

Arun Krishnamurthy is the founder of the Environmentalist Foundation of India. Through EFI, he has helped clean up and reclaim 86 water habitats in the country and works with young minds to take the work forward

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Age Group:  
5 - 12
Date:  
16 January, 2017
Fee:  
Rs.1000
Participants Limit:  
50
Time:  
11:00 a.m. -1:00 pm