Fun with storytelling
With the first edition of the Kahani Karnival, an event of stories for children, kickstarting in the city over the weekend, The GUIDE lists the must-attend activities during the fest that the little ones should not miss. Read on!
>> Author Mirabelle D’Cunha will engage children in a session titled Mumbai Milestones that revolves around her book, 366 words in Mumbai. D’Cunha plans to share anecdotes and get the tots to find their favourite Mumbai spot with hidden clues.
Puppeteer Shaizia Jifri
>> Author Shabnam Minwalla, who has written the book, The Six Spellmakers of Dorabji Street, will use the venue as the spot to conduct a whodunit. In her session, Clue Do, children would have to crack clues, puzzles, codes; find magical objects and symbols scattered in the grounds of the Museum.
>> Puppeteer Shaizia Jifri will take children on a walk through the Natural History gallery along with her French muppet Francois. Titled Walk the Talk, kids will learn facts with fun.
>> Theatre person Timira Gupta will nudge kids to break out of their little shells and celebrate their spontaneity. Titled Clowning Glory, the workshop will include juggling, clowning and theatre.
>> Artist Madhumita Srivastava is hosting a workshop, titled Mythimagic, which is inspired by the fantastical animals of the Panchatantra. It will delve on myths and get children to create fantastical creatures with art and imagination.
>> In author Payal Kapadia’s session, titled The Super Story Scuttle, little writers will get to jog their imagination, brainstorm for ideas, formulate structure, find their heroes and create a story nobody has
>> Varun Verma and Sunny Hinduja, alumnis from FTII Pune, will stage Munshi Premchand’s Bade Bhai Sahab, a poignant-yet-funny tale that examines the relationship between two school-going siblings with diverse personalities.
>> Children can enter the land of make-believe with Tram Theatre’s stage version of Lewis Carroll’s famous children’s book, Alice in Wonderland.
On: January 25
At: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda.