HOO’s Tales is a week-long international storytelling carnival that is being organized by Hippocampus – the reading library. Established by Mr. Umesh Malhotra, a former IIT graduate. Hippocampus recognizes that reading amongst children is a dying habit and therefore, the need to inculcate and re-instate greater acceptance to this habit by blending the fun element. Thus HOO’s Tales brings stories to life by bringing together story tellers and artists of repute and allowing their performances to revive the long forgotten magic of reading stories.
International storytellers like Craig Jenkins or our very own and much loved Jeeva Raghunath will be seen enthralling the audiences with their stories alongside intriguing cultural performances like the Yakshagana, Katkatha Puppet Theatre to name a few. The event aims to promote a healthy mix of genres and performance styles, both national and international. The idea is to introduce children to a variety of stories with an objective to inspire children to read and for parents & teachers to adopt ‘reading’ as an important learning tool. Attached is the schedule for your reference. Find below the key event highlights.
HOO’s Tales is spread across Bangalore and Chennai from February 20, 2010 till February 27, 2010. In Bangalore, the festival is happening in various places like Bal Haven, Opus, British Council Alliance De Francais and other venues of public interest. In Chennai, the festival is happening in various places like the Russian Cultural Centre, Shivagami Pettachi Auditorium and Nageshwar Rao Park.
This year, Hoo’s Tales brings you an omnibus of storytellers from the UK, Germany, Singapore, and India… …each spreading the magic of stories through their individual styles with performances, workshops and stories to go for children and adults.
For details visit www.hoostales.in
Double Bill Performance
Thursday, Feb 25th
The Little Blue Planet by
Katkatha Puppet Theatre &
The Wicked Wisdom of Western
Fairy Tales by Craig Jenkins
@ Smt. Sivagami Pethachiauditorium, Mylapore, Chennai , on Thursday, Feb 25th 2010, 6.30pm to 8pm, Rs 250/-, Rs 150/-
Workshop on puppetry for children
Friday, Feb 26th
with Katkatha Puppet Theatre @ Hippocampus, Nandanam, Chennai
on Friday, Feb 26th, 2010, 5pm to 6.30pm Ages 4 to 6,
Rs 500/- per participant
A Carnival of Stories!
Saturday, Feb 27th
Flying Flower by Katkatha, Tell a tale by Richard Martin & Story Masala by Jeeva Raghunath
@ Russian Cultural Centre, Kasturi Ranga Road, Chennai on Saturday Feb 27th 2010, 10am-12pm
Rs 150/- per ticket
Workshop on storytelling
Saturday, Feb 27th
for teachers/ parents/ actors/storytellers/ students
with Jeeva Raghunath & Craig Jenkins @ Chandralekha’s Spaces, No 1, Elliot’s Beach Road, on Saturday Feb 27th 2010, 10am to 4pm – Rs 1500/- per participant
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