Once Upon a Time in Semmozhi Poonga

Published: 15th July 2015 04:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th July 2015 04:15 AM   |  A+A-

Semmozhi Poonga

Why should stories set amid the beauty of nature be told within four walls of a room? Storyteller Priti’s initiative — Story Voyage — aims to merge the concept of a picnic and stories. In the first edition of the event, she will be taking a bunch of kids and their parents to Semmozhi Poonga, and tell them  stories about the significance of planting samplings and enjoying nature’s beauty.

“The concept this time is greenery. So, I will be taking them to the park, where they can see trees and plants, and probably relate to the stories about kids sowing seeds and so on. Listening to stories at places where they are set helps one experience it better,” explains Priti. “Apart from stories, we will also have theatrical games like tongue twisters, concentration games and Dumb C among others, which will help participants with their vocabulary and concentration,” she adds.

The story voyage is slated to kick off next week at Royapettah behind Deccan Plaza at 4.30 pm. The participants assembled at the spot will be taken to Semmozhi Poonga, from where, after interesting sessions of games and stories, they will be dropped back. “The event will begin in the bus itself. By the time, the kids would have reached the park, the story would have sunk in,” she says with a smile.

The registration fee for the event on July 25 is `300 per head. The event, a first of a series, will begin at 4.30 pm, and is planned to take place every fourth Saturday of the month. For details, contact 9962714870.

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