Vishwarang Children’s Literature, Art & Music Festival to be Held Online From November 22 to 29
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Entertainment | November 10, 2020 | News
Get Set Parent with Pallavi Vishwarang Children’s Literature, Art & Music Festival
The debut edition of Vishwarang Children's Literature, Art & Music Festival will be organised by ‘Get Set Parent with Pallavi’, a parenting YouTube channel in India, from November 22 to 29. It will be part of Vishwarang 2020, the second edition of the literature, art and music festival in India that focuses on art and literature in English, Hindi and regional languages.
Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be hosted online for two hours every day on Get Set Parent with Pallavi YouTube channel. The festival is targeted towards kids in the age group of 4-12 years and registrations for the festival will be free of cost. The week-long carnival for children will open with an interactive session with noted writer Ruskin Bond. Mythological fiction writer Anand Neelakantan will interac with the audience during the closing session on the last day of the event.
Dr Pallavi Rao Chaturvedi, Founder of Get Set Parent and Director of Vishwarang Children's Literature, Art and Music Festival, said, “Most people across the world have been confined to their homes for over eight months now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The lockdown period has been especially tough for children, who are always inquisitive, have an active imagination and are eager to go out and explore everything around them. This sheer curiosity is what we want to celebrate through this online festival during World Children's Day week. This week-long event will open a window of opportunity to kids and they will get to learn a variety of art forms as well as interact with their favourite authors while sitting safely in the comfort of their homes.”
Veteran writer-illustrator Ashok Rajagopalan, Nandini Nayar, actor and story-teller Janaki Sabesh; and Bangalore-based international academy of story-telling 'Kathalaya' will host story-telling sessions during the festival. Author Priya Narayanan will also be interacting with the audience in one of the sessions.
The other major highlights of the festival will be Claude Monet Painting Workshop and Gond Art Workshop by Akanksha Goenka of art advisory and appreciation company 'Artlinks', Warli Art and Madhubani Art Workshops by Arty Bits' founder and art tutor Salomi Parekh, Doodle Workshop on making your own story book by Singapore-based illustrator and graphic novelist Debasmita Dasgupta as well as Theatre Workshop by Helen O'Grady International.
There will also be performances by the Puppet Art Theatre Company as well as Tholpavakoothu and Puppet Centre. Those who are interested in learning puppet making can also attend a Puppet Creation Workshop. The week-long carnival for children will open with an interactive session with noted writer Ruskin Bond. Mythological fiction writer Anand Neelakantan will interact with the audience during the closing session on the last day of the event.
As part of the festival, Get Set Parent with Pallavi has also announced singing, story-telling and poetry competitions in Hindi and English for children of the 4-12 years age group. All participants will be given participation certificates. The last date to register for the competitions is November 16, and competition results will be announced on November 29.
Parenting YouTube channel ‘Get Set Parent with Pallavi’ to organise the festival from November 22 to 29, for kids of 4-12 years. It opens with an interactive session with noted writer Ruskin Bond.