The first virtual edition of the Get Set Parent with Pallavi Children’s Literature, Art and Music Festival in association with Vishwarang is being organized by Dr. Pallavi Chaturvedi, a popular parenting coach through her YouTube channel ‘Get Set Parent with Pallavi.’ The event will be held from 22nd to 29th November as part of Vishwarang 2020, the second edition of the unique literature, art, and music festival in India that focuses on art and literature not only in English but in Hindi and regional languages as well.
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.
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 the 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 favorite authors while sitting safely in the comfort of their homes.” – Dr. Pallavi Rao Chaturvedi, founder of Founder of Get Set Parent & the Director of Vishwarang Children’s Literature, Art and Music Festival.
Highlights of the Vishwarang Children’s Festival:
The week-long fun-filled carnival for children will open with an interactive session with Ruskin Bond, who is one of India’s most loved children’s writers. Moreover, bestselling Indian mythological fiction writer Anand Neelakantan will be interacting with the audience during the closing session on the last day of the event, i.e 29th November 2020.
Veteran writer-illustrator Ashok Rajagopalan, who is the creator of hilarious children’s book series ‘Gajapati Kulapati’; Nandini Nayar, who is the award-winning author of over fifty books for children of all ages; actor and storyteller Janaki Sabesh; and Bangalore-based international academy of storytelling ‘Kathalaya’ will host storytelling sessions during the Festival. Priya Narayanan, whose book ‘Friend of Numbers’ is the winner of the Neev Book Award 2020 in the ‘Emerging Reader’ category, will also be interacting with the audience in one of the sessions.
Art Appreciation and Painting Workshops
The other major highlights of Vishwarang Children’s Literature, Art & Music Festival 2020 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 storybook by Singapore-based, Kirkus Best Prize-nominated illustrator and graphic novelist Debasmita Dasgupta as well as Theatre Workshop by Helen O’Grady International, which is the world’s largest after-school developmental drama program.
There will also be scintillating performances by the Puppet Art Theatre Company as well as Tholpavakoothu & Puppet Center. Those who are interested in learning puppet making can also attend a Puppet Creation Workshop. The week-long extravaganza will come to an end on a high note with an energy-filled Special Children’s Medley performance by the Shillong Chamber Choir.
As part of the Festival, Get Set Parent with Pallavi has also announced singing, storytelling, and poetry competitions in Hindi and English for children of 4-12 years age group. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd position winners of each competition will be rewarded with attractive prizes and certificates of appreciation. All the other participants will be given participation certificates. The last date to register for the competitions is 16th November while the results will be announced on 29th November. The rules and regulations for the competitions are available at https://vishwarang.com/childrensLitfest and interested children can also register for the competition by visiting this link.
There will also be scintillating performances by International Performers and National Award Winners. The week-long extravaganza will come to an end on a high note with an energy-filled Special Children’s Medley performance.
Registration cost: FREE
Last date to Register for competitions: 16th November
Results announcement: 30th November
Festival Dates: 22nd to 29th November 2020
Registration lin: https://vishwarang.com/childrensLitfest
More info: https://vishwarang.com/