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The Kathakars are back!

November 1, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you were wondering what to do this Children's Day then here is our bouquet of stories for children and adults alike!

Ghummakkad Narain travels back with the 6th edition of Kathakar - the International Storytellers Festival. It will be hosted at the IGNCA, New Delhi from 11 to 13 November 2016, at the IGNCA Bengaluru on 14 November 2016 and at the CSMVS Mumbai on 17 November 2016.  The festival will host morning sessions for school children, afternoon for NGOs and evening for the public. 

The festival brings together storytellers Sarah Rundle, Katy Cawkwell and Giles Abbott from the UK and Spice Arthur 702 Kamishibai group from Japan. From India we'll have Danish Husain with his Qissebazi and storytellers from Kerala.

The event is free and on first come first serve basis, appropriate for adults and children above the age of 7 years. School sessions need to be pre-registered.

Organized by Nivesh and HHACH in collaboration with the IGNCA. Supporting partner BookASmile.


DELHI

at the Central Lawns, IGNCA, 11 Mansingh road, New Delhi
Friday, 11th November 2016
5 pm – 5:35 pm – ‘Open Mic’ speed storytelling with amateur kids and adults moderated by Shaguna Gahilote
5:40 pm – 5:55 pm – ‘Ekatma’ – life and journey of Deendayal Upadhyay (India)
6 pm – 6:45 pm – Stories from Turkey and Iraq by Sarah Rundle (U.K)
6:50 pm – 7:35 pm – Kambha Ramayanam by Tholpavakoothu Sangam (Kerala shadow puppetry) (India)
7:40 pm – 8:25 pm – Tin Soldier and other stories by Spice Arthur Kamishibai group (Japan) 


Saturday, 12th November 2016
5 pm – 5:35 pm - ‘Contemporising stories’ Panel discussion with Prarthna Gahilote, Mangalam Swaminathan, Katy Cawkwell and Giles Abbott
5:40 pm – 5:55 pm – ‘Ekatma’ – life and journey of Deendayal Upadhyay (India)
6 pm – 6:45 pm – Extraordinary Birds by Katy Cawkwell (U.K)
6:50 pm – 7:35 pm – Folklore and literary stories by Jaishree Sethi (India)
7:40 pm – 8:25 pm – Caught on the Horns by Giles Abbott (U.K) 


Sunday, 13th November 2016
5 pm – 5:30 pm – ‘Give and Take’ and informal discussion on what may work for your storytelling with Naomi Imai and Katy Cawkwell moderated by Rachna Bisht
5:35 am – 5:50 am – ‘Ekatma’ – life and journey of Deendayal Upadhyay (India)
6 pm – 6:45 pm – Frankenstien and other stories by Spice Arthur Kamishibai group (Japan) 
6:50 pm – 7:35 pm – Qissebazi by Danish Husain (India)
7:40 pm – 8:25 pm – The Boy and His Horse by Katy Cawkwell (U.K) 

 

GURUGRAM

at the Heritage Transport Museum, Manesar, Gurugram
Sunday, 13th November 2016

11 am – 11:45 am: The Prince Who Wouldn’t Stop Talking and the Boy with No Brains by Katy Cawkwell (U.K)

12 pm – 12:45 pm: Issun Samurai, The Tin Soldier, Hikkyaku Hana-chan by Spice Arthur Kamishibai group (Japan)

Museum ticket will have to be purchased   


The festival then travels to Bengaluru on 14th November 2016 and to Mumbai on 17th November 2016.

 

BENGALURU

at the IGNCA, Kengunte Circle, Mallathahalli, Jnanabharati Post, Bengaluru

Monday, 14th November 2016

6:00 pm – 6:15 pm - ‘Ekatma’ – life and journey of Deendayal Upadhyay (India)

6:15 pm – 6:55 pm – Stories from the Silk Route by Sarah Rundle (U.K)

7:00 pm – 7:40 pm – Soothrada Gombe Sara by students of Swamy Vivekananda Education Society (India)

7:45 pm – 8:30 pm – East of the Sun, West of the Moon by Giles Abbott (U.K)

 

 

MUMBAI

at the CSMVS, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai

Thursday, 17th November 2016

6:00 pm – 6:15 pm – ‘Ekatma’ – life and journey of Deendayal Upadhyay (India)

6:15 pm – 7:00 pm – Extraordinary Birds by Katy Cawkwell (U.K)

7:00 pm – 7:45 pm – Dastan-goi by Namash Bhardwaj (India)

7:45 pm – 8:30 pm – Greek myth – Caught on the Horns by Giles Abbott (U.K)


There are special sessions for schools, NGOs and the disabled on invitation basis do contact the organizers for more details. For volunteering, amateur storytelling, participating and collaborating too, contact the festival organizers. 

Special thanks to the IGNCA, BookASmile, CSMVS, British Council and the Japan Foundation.

For further information contact: nivesh.india@gmail.com, ghummakkadnarain@gmail.com or visit www.ghummakkadnarain.org

Come join the storytellers!

 

 

 

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