Saturday, 25 February 2023

Storytelling, an ancient art form that was present in most parts of the world especially India, underwent a revival in the 1980s in the UK. Today, storytelling stimulates creativity in schools, galleries, museums, theatres and on the radio for both children and adult audiences in the UK.

British Council and World Storytelling Institute is conducting  11th annual edition of Hybrid Storytelling Festival 2023 with leading storytellers Chennai, UK, and Norway. We welcome you, your family, and friends to hear stories on folktales. 

Date: Saturday, 25 February 2023

Time: 4.30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Venue: British Council,  Chennai 

Audience: Open for 10 years and above (Audience below age of 18 should be accompanied by parent/guardian)

 Entry is free. Click here to register. 

 Storytellers performing through digital platform 

Name of the storyteller  Story title 
Sally Pomme Clayton Ash Lad - A male variant of Cinderella 
Tim Sheppard   The joys of life 
Angela Halvorsen Bogo  Warmth of the Fire 

Storytellers performing face to face

Name of the storyteller  Story title 
Sudha Umashankar 

Panchatantra stories on The Three Fishes How Sparrow avenged the elephant 

Ambujavalli N  and Debjani Badhuri Chitrangada from the Mahabharata and Tale of a warrior princess by Rabindranath Tagore
Geetanjali Javed The princess and the Rabbi - Jewish folktale 

Please note that the registration is mandatory and is on first come first basis.

For any queries, write to susan at  susan.chettri@britishcouncil.og or call 8933731721/22


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