Tuesday, September 1, 2020

September 2020 - Arts Calendar for Children and Young People

This month we have information about some new workshops for children, a premiering performance and a workshop for teachers.





Katkatha' presents its new children’s show 

Teelapur Ka Rakshasha 

on 5th, 6th September at 6.30 p.m. and 5.p.m. respectively. 

The show is a co-production supported by Helios Theatre, Hamm, Germany

Teelapur is a town on a hill. A perfectly ordinary town, ruled over by an extremely popular King. A town which people leave in droves, in fear of a monster that terrifies it. A town at war, where people are banned from reading books of their choice. In this town lives Guddu, separated from his family after the monster's attack. In this town lives Chhotu, who reads books in secret, and asks dangerous questions. When Teelapur's warriors return from a war they no longer understand, they join hands with Chhotu and Guddu to take on the monster.

Register at https://artsquarefeet.live/show/GnaSMqYGLVMjpIkzV0M5



Pomegranate SWERVE presents Antigone 24x7, a play entirely re-imagined by young adult actors and writers!

What has Sophocles' 500 BC tragic heroine, Antigone, been doing during the lockdown? We beam her right down to the present entirely reimagined by young adult actors and writers (17-19 years) who inhabit the lives of characters, some of them no older than themselves in this classical Greek tragedy. Rife with curfews and isolation as the world falls apart around them, they struggle to keep up shards of relationships and ideals. Bringing alive a universal text and setting it right in the middle of a lockdown, these performers shape a new way of theatre that transcends the stage and enters our homes

Produced entirely as a Zoom Play set in the city of Thebes, Antigone 24x7 delves into the motivations of emperor Creon, his son Haemon torn between the love of his life and his father, the daughters of Oedipus determined to protect their family honour and finally Antigone herself, driven by a mission to overcome the odds.

With a hauntingly original music score and an interactive audience experience, Antigone 24/7 is an immersive exploration of the 'virtual' possibilities of theatre.

Directed by Gerish Khemani

This unique online adaptation is by the same cast that adapted and performed the play at NCPA in 2014 and 2016. These teens have literally grown with the play as they adapted it at different points in their growing years and is a unique reflection of their own journeys as young adults

Please Note that this Digital Stream will be followed by a Live Interaction with the Cast and the Director of the play on Zoom

Show Dates: 12th and 13th September
Time: 6pm

For Ages 14 years and above
Tickets on www.insider.in




Presented by The ThinkArts Corner, Weekend of Stories is a way to celebrate stories in all forms - reading, creating and sharing.

For All Ages:
Read-Alouds: Participants can select any favourite book and read aloud a section from it, and send us the video, which will be uploaded over the two days.
Note: The video cannot be more than 5 minutes.

Ages 6 to 9:
5th September, Saturday (11 am - 12:30 pm):  Imagine Objects Speaking

An interactive story-building session, where the participants will create stories by personifying every-day objects (such as books, paper, pens, pencils) and imagining what they have to share.

Ages 10 to 14:
6th September, Sunday (11 am - 12:30 pm): My Story Our Story

A collaborative story-writing session, where the participants will inhabit a favourite character from a story of their choosing and write dialogues from the characters' perspectives, which will be strung together to create a story made jointly by all participants.

Registration fees (for each of the two sessions): Between Rs.100 to Rs. 300, depending on the preference of the contributor.

Write to programmes@thinkarts.co.in for further details!



Theatre Course

The Creative Arts is an 18 year old Arts Institute. We have regular courses in Theatre and various Art Forms and we also hold different workshops and events for children and adults!

As of right now, we have New Batches for Theatre Courses beginning September 2020 (Virtual)!

Course Details:

The Creative Arts announces Admissions On for New Batches of our Theatre Course, beginning September 2020
All children and young adults, come delve into the exciting world of Theatre with our certified courses from the Introductory Level to the Advanced level, and learn enriching life skills! 

Juniors - (5 - 10 years) - Saturday 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Seniors - (11 - 15 years) - Wednesday 5:00 - 6:00 PM

For Registration, kindly fill the given form: https://forms.gle/d4J9KhDfaEaV7xHr7

For Queries, Contact: +91 9830775677 or Email: thecreativearts02@gmail.com
Instagram: @tcacalcutta https://instagram.com/tcacalcutta?igshid=17y75lrn3qng3

Facebook: @tcacalcutta  https://m.facebook.com/tcacalcutta/



Mirror Mirror on the Wall, an online drama club for 8-13 years - This starts on Saturday 29th August for September, 4 Saturdays

I Spy with My Little Eye, an online drama workshops for 5-7 years - This is every Monday for 3 weeks from 14th September 



A Photo Making workshop with photographer Zahra Amiruddin - over three days participants will play with and discover light to make photos and find their eye! 17th, 18th & 19th September, with a showing/exhibition on 20th. 

Registrations open 5th September.

A workshop exploring moving images and storytelling through animation with Upasana Nattoji Roy of Switch studio. Over the course of two weeks, participants will discover movement and magic in possibly everything around them, for ages 10 - 13, from 21st September to 4th October, on alternate days.

Registrations open 10th September.

For Registration and other details please write to programmes@sphereartseducation.in or call 9820480583. 






The Online Drama for Learning Certification is an interactive series of three workshops that introduces teachers to a number of Drama tools and methods. Together, we will brainstorm and explore the many ways that one can adapt these to daily online lessons. There will be opportunities to build and reflect on these tools to ensure that the learners are engaged effectively. 

The 3 workshops will be spread over 3 weeks to allow for application between each workshop. The teachers will be given Optional Practise to encourage them to bring back their learning to the Drama Specialists and receive Feedback to enable Peer-Learning and coaching.

Please click here to register and for more details



Saturday, August 1, 2020

August 2020 - Arts Calendar for Children & Young People

As we move into August, more arts educators and performers are creating online engagements for children and young people, as well as for educators and parents.

Here are some that may interest you:

The Buguri Podcast by Radio Active 90.4MHz
The exclusive radio show for children.
Stories, songs and activities for children. 
Runs thrice a week. 
Stories for children (Gujrati)
Bachpan Ki Urdu by Theatre I-entertainment
Stories for children (Urdu)


Storytellers’ StudiOH

Writing Workshops for 15 and above! 

We’ve been stuck inside for too long, right?
Our adventures are limited to discovering half-eaten food in the refrigerator or to those in our favourite shows and books. Well, it's time to dive into the stories you want to tell, stories that stay in your mind as ideas that you wish to write.
Here's a window for you. Storytellers’ StudiOH is conducting writing workshops for beginners to let their creativity flow. Senior citizens and students are especially encouraged to attend.

Limited seats, so grab yours soon!
For more details contact- Om +91 7499604464 | Kiran +91 90494 26191

*If your child loves stories, then this is for them!*
Story Train is storytelling of course, but so much more! 
In addition to sharing stories, we try to understand the characters, their goals, and what they’re trying to teach us.  Our goals are to instill a love of reading and to develop humane qualities among the children. It is an appreciation of the fact that each one of us is entirely unique in the world– there will never, ever be another person exactly like any one of us. That means all of us have something important to contribute. And it all starts with a story!

To apply into the programme, kindly go through all the details and fill up the form here-- https://forms.gle/MyK1Vki1JWaheyrc9

▶️ Only 10 students in the batch 
▶️ Admission on first come, first serve basis. 
▶️ Registration closes on 10th August.
▶️ Course begins on 17th August 2020 via ZOOM app.
▶️ Open to participants from all around the world.


  • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, an online drama club for 8-13 year olds
  • It's All in your Head - a writing a wellbeing workshop for 14-18 year olds
For details and registration https://www.facebook.com/aakaara/

Drama Skills Weekend Learning Program for Children (ONLINE)Duration :- Once a week for 3 months (14 Sessions)
One session of 1.5 hours every Saturday morning
Age groups : 7 years to 10 years and 11 years to 15 years
(Separate batches for each age group)
7 years - 10 years [Every Saturday 9.00 AM to 10.30 AM]
11 years - 15 years [Every Saturday 11.30 AM to 1 PM]

The medium of instruction : Marathi, Hindi and English
Starting from 1st August 2020
Program Fees : ₹ 2500/-
Early-bird registration : ₹ 2100/- (valid up-to 25th July 2020)
For registration : https://rangabhasha.com/

For more details :
Call us on 9284698586 or write to us at rangabhasha@gmail.com



Theatre Professionals Education

Please click here to register and for more details


Sphere Arts
Announcing our first open workshop for in-service teachers of grades 1 to 5!
As schools and educators around the country grapple with the possibility of an extended period of online learning, we bring to you a specially crafted module for online pedagogy for teachers - Leaping Out of Boxes

Come learn creative strategies borrowed from Visual Arts, Drama, Film, Photography and Literature to help you plan and execute online classes that are engaging, interactive and dynamic!
Details in the image. LIMITED SEATS!

Contact via https://www.facebook.com/sphereartseducation


Saturday, June 6, 2020

Online Theatre Engagements for Children June 2020

Many of us are looking for arts and theatre based activities for children. Be it workshops, performances, drama clubs or activity pages.

Here is a list of some Indian theatre artists and companies offering a variety of engagements for children and youth.

You can visit their websites / social media pages / youtube channels / apps and get contact details.

Gillo is not officially presenting any projects with the listed organisations. This is a post for parents and teachers who are looking for resources.

Have a safe and happy monsoon!

Team Gillo
(If any artist would like to contact information to be changed or deleted, please do let us know)