"Storytelling about Beach and Ocean Eco-systems"


3 Storytellers at each event!

(9 Storytellers are participating in this project.)


The Poster is here.


All dates are in August.

All timings are 4:30-6:00pm.



Date: Sat 10th.

The Glow Worm Club.

No. 56/34, 8th Cross Street

(behind Chinthamani Circle),

Shenoy Nagar West.

Ph: 4217 0507.

Admission: Rs 100 for Members, Rs 150 for Non-Members.

Storytellers: Asha, Sheetal, Vasugi.



Date: Fri 16th.

Little Millenium.

Blossom Minds Play School,

No. 1, Thumbu Swamy Road

(opp Motcham Theatre),


Ph: 98400 91290.

Admission: Rs 150 per person.

Storytellers: Alvin, Sheetal, Vasugi.



Date: Sat 17th.


No. 4/11, 3rd Avenue,

Indira Nagar, Adyar.

Ph: 94440 49175.

Admission: Rs 100 for Members, Rs 150 for Non-Members.

Adults free if accompanied by a Child.

Storytellers: Alvin, Asha, Banu.



Date: Wed 21st.

Kalaa Manjari.

No. 6/12, 1st Street, Venus Colony

(around the corner from Tangerine Restaurant),


Ph: 98404 21305.

Admission: Rs 100 per person.

Storytellers: Banu, Eric, Vasugi.



Date: Fri 23rd.


No. 94, Sathyadev Avenue

(next to Chettinad Vidyasharam School),

MRC Nagar.

Ph: 4900 1000.

Admission: Rs 150 per person.

Storytellers: Eric, Lavanya, Sandhya.



Date: Sat 24th.

InKo (Indo Korean Cultural and Information Centre)

No. 51, 6th Main Road

(near Greenways Road),

RA Puram.

Ph: 98401 77215.

Admission: Rs 150 per person.

Storytellers: Lavanya, Sandhya, Sudha.




Reservations are not required.  Please arrive

early to ensure getting seats.


Teenagers and Adults unaccompanied by

Children are welcome!




These 6 programs are presented by the

World Storytelling Institute &

Chennai Storytelling Association.

For additional info: 98403 94282,





Regarding the Storytellers

(in alphabetical order):


1) Alvin --

Has worked in the business world.


2) Asha --

Has been a school teacher and principal.  Directs

"Tale Spin" (in Anna Nager).


3) Banu --

Has been a teacher.


4) Eric --

Co-founded the WSI, PhD in Folklore, part-time college



5) Lavanya --

Does Soft-Skills Training in Human Resource contexts.       


6) Sheetal --

Teaches Phonetics and other early-education subjects

to children.  Directs "Square Heads".


7) Sandhya --

Does Soft-Skills Training in Human Resource contexts.

Directs "Eloquens".


8) Sudha --   

Writes books for children, and is a journalist.  


9) Vasugi --  

Directs "Madras Story Works" (in Egmore).




Regarding the Stories


There would be a mix of types of stories, such

as animal fables, grandmother stories (including

folk tales told by members of Chennai's sea-fishing

communities), fairy tales, episodes of epics, myths,

historical stories, and personal experiences -- all

on the theme of Beach and Ocean Eco-Systems.


Some storytellers are telling the "Story of Amaiyur"

(the history of Chennai's beaches, the Place of

Turtles), including the story of Sagarika the Turtle.


Some are telling the "Story of Seydu Samuthiram

(the Ocean of the Bridge between India and Sri Lanka)",

including the story from the Ramayana epic of how the

Squirrel helped make the land bridge.


Both of these stories end with debates between

imaginary characters regarding what might happen

in the future.