Kahani Arts Workshops Yr 3 - 6

Kahani Arts Workshops Yr 3 - 6

Kahani Arts Workshops

Playwriting, songwriting and percussion for children in Year 3 - Year 6.

Friday 30th October

10am- 1pm / 2pm - 5pm

3 hour workshop £20

To register please fill out our application form here.


An introduction into the world of dramatic writing. All you need is pen, paper and an imagination. In this workshop you’ll create a story for the stage in the form of a monologue or duologue and have everything you need to start writing a play of your own!

Led by Sumerah Srivastav-  a local playwright and screenwriter. Her theatre credits include two plays written for teenage audiences called Jigsaw (Migration Museum) and Veiled & Vinegar (Redbridge Drama Centre) as well as Sketching (Wiltons) and #846Live (Stratford East). For telly she has written episodes for Eastenders, Casualty and upcoming Netflix show Lupin.


An introduction into writing song lyrics. Learn the fundamentals of writing a song. All you need is pen, paper and interest in rhyming words. In this workshop you’ll create the verse and/or chorus of an original song that you’ll be able to finish at home.

Led by Ajay Srivastav - a singer, songwriter and composer. His work includes recording sessions with Jamiroquai and Gregory Isaacs; to short films and documentaries (Soulmates, Flying Sikhs, Wake Up Bollywood), Bollywood films (Karzz, Golmaal Returns, Bhool Bhulaiya), and Theatre (Cymbeline, The Perfect Ganesh).


This workshop is an introduction into Indian rhythm used in playing tabla and dhol. During this session you will learn how to count beats and use maths to make music. All you’ll need are your hands to clap along and follow the combinations given by Vinod. You’ll also take away a handout to keep practising at home.

Led by Vinod Kerai - a percussionist with over 20 years of experience. His teachers have included Ustad Yousuf Ali Khan, Pandit Shankar Ghosh & Pandit Nayan Ghosh. He has performed with a wide variety of artists ranging from Hindustani Classical, to Fusion to Pop including Jah Wobble, the Grand Union Orchestra, Botown, Clem Alford, Imran Khan and Jay Sean. He is also a regular on BBC Asian Network and BBC Live sessions and has performed at prestigious venues around the world including the Royal Festival Hall, Ronnie Scotts and La Salle des Etoiles (Monte Carlo).

Workshops led by Kahani Arts - Asian Performing Arts company resident at Kenneth More Theatre in Ilford, London.


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