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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014

This year, the festival is all about children

Mugdha Variyar, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, February 01, 2013
First Published: 01:37 IST(1/2/2013) | Last Updated: 01:39 IST(1/2/2013)

From Saturday till the end of the next week, the lives of many city students may be subject to change. They will not have to stick to their classrooms to learn science and mathematics.

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The Kala Ghoda Art Festival, designed this year to the theme of change will offer a wide range of workshops and activities for children this year including workshops in science, literature, cinema, mathematics, and even robotics.

"We decided to expand the activities for children this year, and move beyond the usual fare of arts and crafts workshops," said Nuriya Rao, curator of children's activities at the festival. "There are several workshops that will teach children to assemble robots and perform science experiments," she said.

The annual festival, which brings in more than a lakh of visitors will begin on February 2. "This is the first time all sections under the festival have come together to take up the theme seriously, and have designed their events accordingly," said Brinda Miller, festival director.

"We also have several new venues this year for the festival, including Kitab Khana, Starbucks and Westside," she said. 

The British Council and the Australian Consulate have collaborated with the event this year in the literature, music and dance events.  To fit with the theme, the literature events that will be conducted at David Sasoon Library and Kitab Khana, has been titled 'Books of Change', and the heritage walk, that will take participants through iconic venues in south Mumbai, is called 'Changescape'.


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