WANDERING INTO THE WONDERLAND
Date
Sunday, 22 October 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Location
Bangalore

British Council, Bengaluru, invites you to a story writing session for children called WANDERING INTO THE WONDERLAND.

It has been believed since antiquity that when reality fails us, we tend to move towards the fantastic and the magical. Considering that life is a tiring toil for children as well as adults, we must start working together to look for new escapades. The lofty routes can be new explorations, or looking back at roads travelled long time back, for we do not know what lies ahead and also behind.

A classic work of children’s literature, ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, continues to rule hearts even today. Playing upon the tropes of magic and adventure, this novel inspires the readers to be brave seekers, to be new heroes, fearless and indomitable in every sense! What Lewis Carroll intended was to give us a chance to believe in coming back victorious from every battle before us, be it a real one or a reverie. We shall walk the same path together, and in our attempt to re-read Carroll, fall in love with Alice, admire her, follow her and if needed BE HER IN OUR OWN WAYS! 

In the session, we will read excerpts from the book, discuss it, and write new narratives of Alice! It shall be a new adventure for us to play with words, emotions and thus bond with each other over the lines of creativity and connectivity! 

Age Group: 8 – 14 years

Fee: Rs 300 per child

About the facilitator:

Ritushree Sengupta is a Ph.D scholar of Department of English, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan. Her area of work is Children’s literature and she is a loved storyteller in town these days. A poet at heart, she is working on plays for children these days, for she believes that as the world is dying slowly, we need the children to restore it to its former beauty. She thinks that in order to make the earth a better place to live in, we must connect with each other, and as stories are the unseen threads of connectivity, she tries to explore it to give it a new meaning altogether!  

Please register at the Library Front Desk or by writing to purnima.krishna@in.britishcouncil.org  

(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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