Storytelling Festival-14th to 28th September 2013

Hounslow basked in stories in Septemeber with the first ever south Asian Storytelling Festival featuring traditional forms of Sutradharaa, Rajastahani and Bhavai to contemporary approaches such as rap as well as the many diverse ways of telling stories for example - gestural Kathak.

The Festival brought UK’s foremost storytellers - Peter Chand, Roop Singh, Vayu Naidu Co, Rez Kabir and Seema Anand to Hounslow, while it showcased local talent of Shaida Mehrban, Beant Sachar and Brij Haldani.

We made an impact within a community whose culture is steeped in the tradition of oral story-telling with its various manifestations and diversity, and for the community to re-discover this rich tradition within a context of contemporary culture  -- not just to archive but to make storytelling a living cultural tradition!  And not just to celebrate, but also to share…

The StoryLand Festival was funded with the support of Arts Council of England, and developed by The Artta (arts development partnership of zeroculture and Collage Arts). It was been generously supported by the White House Surgery.

The Festival's activities are detailed on our Facebook page  -- follow it here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Festival Programme

Previous events

Date Event Location
Mother & Daughter SHAIDA MEHRBAN with REZ KABIR Paul Robeson Theatre , Hounslow TW3 1ES Paul Robeson Theatre , Hounslow TW3 1ES
People who live in the Skies AMINA KHAYYAM DANCE CO Paul Robeson Theatre , Hounslow TW3 1ES Paul Robeson Theatre , Hounslow TW3 1ES
Hounslow Story SEEMA ANAND Paul Robeson Theatre , Hounslow TW3 1ES Paul Robeson Theatre , Hounslow TW3 1ES
SHAIDA MEHRBAN RESIDENCY Wellington Day Centre, Hounslow Wellington Day Centre, Hounslow
SHAIDA MEHRBAN RESIDENCY Age UK Hounslow, Brentford, TW8 0NE Age UK Hounslow, Brentford, TW8 0NE
The Tale of Ala Al-Din and the Wonderful Lamp TELL TALE Isleworth Library , Hounslow, TW7 7EU Isleworth Library , Hounslow, TW7 7EU
SHAIDA MEHRBAN RESIDENCY Ekta/Pope John Centre, TW5 0HB Ekta/Pope John Centre, TW5 0HB
The Maharajah & Kohinoor ZEROPLUS Hounslow Singh Sabha, TW3 3UA Hounslow Singh Sabha, TW3 3UA
BEANT SACCHAR at GOLDY GOLDY WOMEN’S GROUP Heston Community Centre , TW3 3UA Heston Community Centre , TW3 3UA
Journey Tales PETER CHAND Alice Way, Hounslow, TW3 3UA Alice Way, Hounslow, TW3 3UA
Sadai Moksham RANI NAGULENDRAM Tamil Community Centre, Hounslow, TW1 1LA Tamil Community Centre, Hounslow, TW1 1LA
Wise Men & Fools PETER CHAND Feltham Library, Hounslow, TW3 4GU Feltham Library, Hounslow, TW3 4GU
A Feast of Stories VARIOUS STORYTELLERS Feltham Library, TW3 4GU Feltham Library, TW3 4GU
The Wizard of the Moon REZ KABIR Cranford Community College, Hounslow, TW5 9TL Cranford Community College, Hounslow, TW5 9TL
TALES AND RIDDLES FROM INDIA with Peter Chand Paul Robeson Theatre, Hounslow, TW3 1ES Paul Robeson Theatre, Hounslow, TW3 1ES
INDIAN REGIONAL STYLES with Brij Haldania and Kiran Purohit Paul Robeson Theatre, TW3 1ES Paul Robeson Theatre, TW3 1ES
BRING YOUR OWN STORY with Rez Kabir and Arjun Rayait Conservation Centre Cranford Community College, TW5 9PD Conservation Centre Cranford Community College, TW5 9PD
HEER with Nishi Malhotra Age Concern UK, Brentford, TW8 ONE Age Concern UK, Brentford, TW8 ONE
TUM KYA JANO with The Truth Cranford Community College, Hounslow, TW5 9PD Cranford Community College, Hounslow, TW5 9PD
TEARS BEHIND THE VEIL with Shaida Mehrban Ekta/Pope John Centre , TW5 0HB Ekta/Pope John Centre , TW5 0HB
 

Follow the Festival on