Read a book, tell a story and watch a movie!

Saturday, 8 April 2017 -
10:00am to 6:30pm
Chennai

BOOK READING CLUB

It will be an engaging discussion on our own experiences of reading the book The Lord of the rings an epic high-fantasy novel written by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work. Written in stages between 1937 and 1949, The Lord of the Rings is one of the best-selling novels ever written, with over 150 million copies sold. Open for children from 10 years to 14 years old. 

Time: 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

STORY TELLING SESSION

Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare thought to have been written in 1598 and 1599, as Shakespeare was approaching the middle of his career. Much Ado About Nothing is generally considered one of Shakespeare's best comedies because it combines elements of mistaken identities, love, robust hilarity with more serious meditations on honour, shame, and court politics. Open for children from 5 years to 10 years old. 

The storytelling session will help your child:

get acquainted with the language and learn new words and phrases

be more attentive and keen to listen and understand.

be more imaginative and open to creative ideas and free thinking

meet and interact with children of similar age groups

enjoy and better understand what they are reading (this helps them in learning their subjects better too)!

Time: 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.

MOVIE SCREENING

Hunky Dory is a British independent musical film about the trials of an idealistic drama teacher as she tries to put on the end-of-year show. It was written by Laurence Coriat and directed by Welsh director Marc Evans and stars Minnie Driver, Aneurin Barnard, Kimberley Nixon and Robert Pugh. It premièred at the 55th BFI London Film Festival on 25 October 2011, and was officially released on 2 March 2012 in the UK.

Set in a Welsh comprehensive school during the long hot summer of 1976, keen drama teacher Vivienne (Minnie Driver) fights sweltering heat and general teenage apathy to put on a glam rock musical version of Shakespeare's The Tempest of which David Bowie would be proud. 

Time: 4.00 p.m. onwards

To register for all the sessions please write to Susan at susan.chettri@britishcouncil.org