Sunday, 23 April 2017 -
11:00am to 6:00pm

23 April was designated by UNESCO as World Book Day and is observed worldwide as a wonderful celebration of books and reading.  The main aim is to encourage everyone and in particular children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.  Enjoy the day  and  participate in the below events at the British Council Pune.

Litle Librarians:

Inviting children to experience  working in the library and  gain insights into the work day  of a librarian. Get behind the desk and help visitors with information about the library, answer the questions they have, issue books to members who want to take them home , support them in filling membership forms and help new members find their way and tell them about the availability of books and other items.  You will have a jolly good time and we are there to guide you. A wonderful start to your summer holidays and a chance to gain new skills and meet new people.

Entry free and open to children 12- 14 years

Time: 11.00 1.00 p.m & 2.00 p.m to 4.00 p.m

Venue: British Council,Pune

To register please call Savitry on 4100 5317 or email

The Rest is Silence:

The Drama Queens will present a rehearsed read of a few famous last scenes and monologues from Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, Tempest, Othello, Anthony and Cleopatra to mark the end of the year long ‘Shakespeare Lives” programme organized by the British Council. The Drama Queens is a Pune based English theatre group predominantly consisting of women from various colleges who perform works from classical playwrights. The group is co-ordinated by Vasudev Menon, an alumnus of  The Royal Conservatorie, Glasgow UK. Their productions retain the original Elizabethan verse and are not adaptations.

Entry free and open to All

Time: 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m

Venue: British Council,Pune

To register please call Swati Limaye on 4100 5311 or email  

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