Kala ghoda Art Festival 2014


“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

-Pablo Picasso


At Kala Ghoda Arts Festival the little people have special precedence - a space where they can learn, laugh, dance and play. Come and participate in workshops and shows that are specially designed to interest curious and cheerful minds. We take no registrations and the children are welcome on first come - first serve basis.

Our thematic for the 2014 festival is 'MINI MOMENTUM’. We look forward to seeing you at our workshops at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maha Vastu Sangrahalaya Gardens.

This year for the first time at the Children's venue, we have...

The exhibit will be held at the Museum Gardens and will be open to the public from Feb 1st to 9th. The Installations will be done by students of various schools and also individual children who will be exhibiting as well as competing for the best Installation trophy! 
The schools participating include - Aditya Birla World Academy, Ascend Int. School, B.D.Somani Int. School, Dhirubhai Ambani Int. School, Ecole Mondiale  Fazlani L'Academie Globale, Hillspring Int. School, MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul, Shardabai Pawar Vidya Niketan, Singapore Int., St. Mary's School ICSE, Pali Chimbai Municipal School (Aseema Charitable Trust), Utpal Sanghvi School. Individual Entries - Avantika Avalokitaa, Chayn S. Kohli, Leia Tyebjee, Vihaan S. Kohli, Mallika Viniet.

Kitab Khana is where we host several children's literature workshops.

Please register with your child's name and age at litkidskgaf14@gmail.com for all the Kitab Khana programs.

Acknowledgements : mycity4kids.com, Saevus Wildlife India, Aarti Gambhir, Arushi Khandelwal, Radhika Warerkar

Acknowledgements for Children's Literature : Parinita Shetty, Sonali Jain, Kitab Khana, Society of Children's Writers & Illustrators (SWBWI-India), French Embassy & French Institute, DSP Limited Singapore and Sangeeta Bhansali (Kahani Tree).

All registrations for Children's Events will begin half an hour before each workshop time at the Museum Gardens Venue.

Jump Into The Ramayana

11:00 am to 12 noon at Museum Gardens

With Saker Mistry and Mamta Mangaldas.

Age Group: 7 to 14 years

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12 noon to 1:30 pm at Museum Gardens

mycity4kids.com presents: A peek into the world of robotics, and a chance to assemble your own robot!.

Age Group: 8 to 14 years

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All The World's A Stage

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at Museum Gardens

Apni Shala sets up a stage where children use the joy of interactive theatre to analyse, problem-solve and express their ideas in this fun-filled workshop!  

Age group: 10 to 14 years


3:30 pm to 5:00 pm at Museum Gardens

With sculptor Arzan Khambatta.

Age group: 9 to14 years

Martial Arts and Self Defence

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Museum Gardens

Defense moves for you and me, young and old with Martial Artist Suman Basu. 

Age Group: 5 to 50 years

Nagada Dhol Garba

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Museum Gardens

Authentic Garba on original music and Bollywood song choreography with Simran Ahuja, winner of 14 titles the world over.

Age Group: all ages.

Wildlife photography with Bittu Sahgal

10:30 am to 12:30 pm at KitabKhana

Explore the basics of wildlife photography with Bittu Sahgal and award-winning photographers from Sanctuary Asia.

Age Group: 10 yrs to teenagers

Hot off the Press - Book launch of My Gandhi Story

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm at KitabKhana

Nina Sabnani and Ankit Chadha present a very visual story of Gandhi for young children, a book that came out in a unique collaboration between a Warli artist, a filmmaker and a story teller visual story of Gandhi.

Age Group: 5 years and above

Phiss Phuss Boom

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at KitabKhana

Can a fart change a life? Award-winning author Jerry Pinto gets the wind up on this hilarious collection of fart stories by Jerry, Anushka Ravishankar and Sayoni Basu.

Age Group: 8 years and above