Collaborative Storytelling and Art Creation

Collaborative Storytelling and Art Creation


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As part of the SAPTAN Stories project, British Council and Aardman Animations UK invite 11 - 16 year olds for a session on Collaborative Storytelling and Art Creation

This is an activity based session which uses the idea of collaborative storytelling and art creation to inspire young minds. This is not meant as an in-depth story structure lessons, but a way to introduce children to story writing in a fun, collaborative way. It’s a way for children to get their ideas down quickly, and share the creation process with their peers. These lesson activities develop the students’ writing, drawing and collaboration skills in group creation.

Through this session we aim to focus on developing core skills of creativity and imagination, communication and collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving. The collaborative approach of SAPTAN Stories project not only adds a fun twist to the creativity, it helps children to interact and bond. As they get to work with a team they also learn to build team spirit and develop interpersonal skills.

Age group:11 - 16 years
Date: Sunday, 27th August 2017
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Fee: Rs 300 per head
Venue: British Council, 23,Prestige Takt, Kasturba Road Cross,Bangalore

This programme is facilitated by Shreya Biswas, who is the founder of Katharangam. Shreya is a trained storyteller, a story lover, and a firm believer in the power of stories. A graduate in chemistry from Calcutta University, her love for children made her an early childhood educator. An alumna of Children's Little Theatre, Kolkata, it was a natural transition for her from being a teacher, to being a storyteller and performer. Shreya has an amazing ability to make an instant connection with children. She often uses visual art as an aid for storytelling, and her performances are a treat for the senses, as she brings her stories alive with songs, picture cards, glove puppets, and paintings. Shreya trains teachers to help integrate stories into education. She also trains aspiring storytellers, both adult and children. Shreya spreads the magic of stories through her dream initiative, Katharangam.

What is SAPTAN Stories Project: SAPTAN Stories is part of UK/India 2017; a year-long celebration of modern-day India and its 70 year relationship with the UK. SAPTAN Stories is a mass collaborative arts event that will inclusively engage the Indian public to generate a unique crowd-sourced story which will then be individually interpreted and illustrated by seven standout artists from India and the UK. The story will be written and voted on by the public and aims to extract surprising glimpses of Indian life. Saptan Stories is a giant game of consequences taking place online over seven weeks, and with it we aim to inspire creative writing, thinking and participation all over India. This programme is appropriate for people aged 18 years and above. For more information please visit our website

This storytelling session is inspired by the SAPTAN Stories project.

The British Council believes that all children have potential and that every child matters – everywhere in the world. The British Council affirms the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC 1989.


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