Out of the rest of the events that keep happening throughout the year, we have our top 4 recurring highlights! Some of which are starting out this year and we’re excited to bring them before you.
Bulbule Festival - Bulbule Festival is a one of its kind 2-day family festival that brings children and their parents, artists, and educators together for a larger-than-life visual and performing art experience - all at one place! From storytelling to music, from workshops to games, from music to puppetry, the festival promises to be packed with fun and frolic.
For this year, the festival is taking place on the 14th and 15th of July at Sangeet Natak Academy, Lucknow.
Kala Yatra - We kickstarted the celebrations of our 10th year, by embarking on our very first Kala Yatra! Kala Yatra is a journey which will go beyond art, and through the ones who create it - to the artisans! We will meet traditional artisans from various walks of life and understand from them what makes art for them what it is. We want to understand what drives them, and know them deeply. Hoping we come back motivated, overjoyed and inspired
For this year’s Kala Yatra, we took over the city of Varanasi :)
Swatantra Talim in collaboration with UP Education Department organises an annual function in one of the partner government schools in the Lucknow district. The function is called ‘Aashaayein’, which means hope, a hope for the future of our children, one that sees them through in their journeys as empowered and wise individuals. The function has an array of special acts, games and performances like puppet shows, art and presentation of different poems through contextual material and pop-up books. The students not only got together to put the function together but also actively participated in it wholeheartedly. Our biggest takeaways from Aashaayein is usually ‘collaboration’ and the fact that if people with shared goals got together with their abilities, ideas and hard work, beautiful things happen!
Tooti Tata evenings began as a way to make space for more art, games and stories in people’s hearts. But they’re turning into a fortnightly celebration of our children, supporters and friends. And we’re so glad to have created this mini world for us all, bounded and guarded by magic. These happen bi-monthly at our Design Studio in Lucknow.