Story telling session
Sunday, 15 October 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

British Council Bengaluru invites you to a storytelling session for children called Lights and Legends.


No matter where we live in this vast country and what faith we belong to, if there’s one festival that connects us together, it’s Diwali. Of course, being the diverse country India is, every community, every region, every culture has its own way of celebrating this festival of lights. Starting from Dhanteras, followed by Naraka Chaturdashi, then Diwali, Bhai Dooj, the traditions and celebrations are many. And so are the stories! Mythology and folklore go hand in hand and we often find different versions of mythological legends behind Diwali woven into the folklore.

In this storytelling session let us share some fascinating stories behind the celebrations. The session is open for all story lovers 5 years and above. Parents are welcome.

Fee: Rs 300 per child

About the Storyteller, Ms Shreya Biswas:

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.

Please register at the Library Front Desk or by writing to

Payment can be made on the day of the event.

You can also reach us on 0120-4569000 / 0120-6684353 for details.

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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