Children’s Programme – FGLF 2019

The Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2019 Children’s Programme will take place on the 19th and 20th of January at the Thomas Gall School. Aimed at a range of children from ages 2+ to 12+, this weekend event features sessions with local and international writers and performing artists. Tickets for each day are priced between Rs.1,500.00 and Rs.3,500.00.

Events include live action re-enactments of parts of the Trojan War and the Ramayana, a Mission to Mars with the Game Masters from Lanka Comic Con, literary quizzes, a treasure hunt and a safari based on endangered species in Sri Lanka. Younger participants will have storytelling sessions and interactive workshops with authors Nandana Sen, Shama Perera, Srianjali Gunasena and art therapist Shimali Perera. Older participants will also have a workshop with activist Jake Oorloff on ‘The Girl Who Lost Her Country’, which is about the increasing number of global child refugees.

The programme also features poetry sessions with Ohan Hominis and Larry T Hill and theatre workshops with Tracy Holsinger, Brandon Ingram and Kimaya de Silva.

Participants will have music sessions that investigate different cultural traditions with The Soul, who will also be performing live from 6 to 7pm on the 19th –

More details about all the sessions can be found programmes section.

To register for this free concert, email – thechildrensprogramme.fglf@gmail.com.

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