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.

Puppet Show

11:30 - 12:30 pm at Museum gardens

Performed by Teacher Trainees of Tridha, Waldorf Steiner School.

The Sunday Science School- ''Hands on Science'' Program

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

mycity4kids.com presents: A workshop to give children an opportunity to perform, understand and appreciate science in simple things around them and stimulate scientific inquisitiveness. 

Age Group: 9 to 15 years

Musical Storytelling - "Dashavatara"

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Museum Gardens

Storytelling based on Indian mythology where presentation is woven with poetry, music, dance and drama. By Deepa Kiran. 

Age group: 6 years and above

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Dare to be different and Friends Forever

4:00 pm to 4:45 pm at KitabKhana

Do boys have to behave a certain way? And what happens if a third person breaks up a pair of chaddi buddies? Film-maker and artist Gautam Benegal does a unique illustrated story-telling of two charming picture books The SuSu Pals and The Unboy boy.

Age Group: 4 years and above

Dream up a Cephalopod with Shalini Srinivasan, author of Vanamala and the Cephalopod

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm at KitabKhana

Who is the Cephalopod? Join author Shalini Srinivasan as she reads the weird and wonderful fables from her book. Help her give voices to the characters, and draw and make up a story about your own Cephalopod. 

Age Group: 10 years and above

Destination Mars

6:00 pm to 6:45 pm at KitabKhana

Scientists from ISRO share little-known facts from the book Destination Mars – Secrets of the Red Planet.

Age Group: 9 years and above