The world’s best international writing project for children! Welcome to the blog of Soho Theatre and Jagriti Theatre India Exchange 2012. Here you will find stories, photos and videos of our workshops, events and the wonderful theatre performances that feature the work of school children in London England and Bangalore India.
The night before.
Just getting ready to get my flight to Bangalore tomorrow and really looking forward to it. I will bring the greetings of all at Soho Theatre and all the children in the London primary schools that we are working with. It should be great! Temperatures in Bengaluru – 32 to 34 degrees!
Wonderful India !
After a day of travel I am now in Bangalore, India, and what a beautiful place it is. The people here are very friendly, and the city is amazing, full of energy and bustling with activity. Tomorrow we start rehearsing the workshops with the actors from Jagriti Theatre and then on Thursday we are going to The International School Bangalore. I am really looking forward to it !
I have been exploring the local area around Jagriti Theatre – the area is called Whitefield
This is the interior of Jagriti Theatre. It is lovely and light and airy.
This is the front of an Indian school – the front is decorated with the colours of the Indian flag: green white and saffron, which is a shade of orange.
India has lots of religious shrines, statues and temples. This is a picture of a small roadside shrine. On the front of the shrine you can see Lord Ganesha, with the head of an elephant, to the right, and on the left hand side is Lord Hanuman, who is the monkey god. At the top is Lord Brahma, who has four faces, one on each side of his head.
This is a stall selling religious statues. How many statues of Lord Ganesha can you see? His statues are very popular as he is said to bring good luck and to protect those who are devoted to him.