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Ages  3 to 8
Date: 27th April – 1st May 2015
Time: 10.00 am – 12.30 pm
Science Factoty 27th april to 1st may
Ages 9 and above
Date: 27th April – 1st May 2015
Time: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Public Speaking 27th april - 1st may
Ages 9-12
(Evening Session)
Date: 27th April – 1st May 2015
Time: 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm
monday evening workshop egypt

Dussera Workshop @ Hippocampus Chennai 15th October 2012

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Poetry & Theatre workshop with Shaan Katari Libby.

Date:  Sat 25th August ’12|| Time: 10.30 am – 12:00 pm||

Poetry workshops are fun! Theatre workshops are exciting!! When they merge, what else can it be but simply awesome!!!

Join the fun with Shaan, the founder of A to Zee Creativity. She has been involved with theatre for over 20 years, performing with The Madras Players in several productions, as also with The Boardwalkers, Loyola Theatre Society, Oxford University Asian Society and other groups.

F is for Fractured Fairytales 

Date: Sat 25th August ’12|| Time: 4.00  – 5.30 pm||

Join Praba Ram for some hilarious re-telling of classic Grimm’s Tales –

Rapunzel and The Frog Prince!

Praba worked initially for NGOs and government agencies, focusing on disability issues and early childhood education policy. Back in 2006, she started Saffron Tree, an award-winning website, dedicated to reviewing children’s books from India and the US, particularly with a strong multi-cultural thrust.

“Captain Planet” by Arun Krishnamurthy, EFI

Date: Sun 26th August ’12|| Time: 10.30 – 12.00 pm||

 Arun could talk about urban eco-responsibility or lake restoration or sparrow re-introduction or plastic free cities or again zoo volunteering. Or all of them! You never can tell once he gets going on his pet themes.The programme aims at inspiring children, the future conservationists.

Environmentalist Foundation of India is a Not for Profit focusing on wildlifeconservation and habitat restoration in 5 cities across India. With 18 projects and close to 872 volunteers, EFI is one of the youngest NGOs in India.

Adventures from Chennai to Berlin with Love !!

Date: Sun 26th August ’12|| Time: 4.00pm – 5.30 pm||

Date: Sun 2nd September’12|| Time: 4.00pm – 5.30 pm||

A theatrical creative movement session involving kids to create their own interpretation as tourists visiting Germany and exploring cultural differences. Props and musical influences will play a pivotal role during this session. Every child will be actively involved, as they become the props in this movement story. Acrobatic and physical moves will be interspersed with touristic highlights from Chennai and Berlin.

Andrea Jacob started her dance career as a child. A passionate dancer, she is equally passionate about sharing her knowledge and skills in the performing arts, creative movement and fitness tools with others, especially children.

Storigami by Latha Subramanian.
Date: Sat 1st September ’12|| Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm
A session of colour, creativity and concentration. An exciting, fun-filled Story-origami session
Story-origami is the art of combining paper folding (origami) with storytelling. With some really colorful origami exhibits displayed in the background, children will not only get to create origami models but will also be encouraged to come up with stories of their own.

 Latha Subramaniam’s interest in learning about child development was reinforced when she completed a month-long training program at the Madras Dyslexia Association. The idea of becoming a professional storyteller came about when she decided to explore how story-telling can be used as a tool to understand children.

Puppetry with R.Bhanumathi

Date: Sat 1st September ’12|| Time: 4.00 – 5.30pm

Children will learn how to make finger puppets with Dr. R.Bhanumathi

while learning more about nature and wildlife and how they can help with


 Bag of Stories

Date: Sun 2nd  September ’12|| Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm

Book Lovers’ Program for Schools BLPS*

What can be more marvellous for children than a mix of storytelling, drawing/colouring activities and reading sessions? Join the fun with Shilpa Krishnan and Karthika Gopalakrishnan, who will use actions, songs and dance along with a few props to keep the session lively and interesting.

For further details and information contact Chandni @ 42116417/ 9444049175 or write in to


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Date: Sat 4th August ’12|| Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm|| Ages 5-8 Years

 An exciting, fun-filled Story-origami session that will teach children how to create an origami model using just a story .

Origami is the Japanese word for paper folding. ORI means to fold and KAMI means paper. Children will not only get to create an origami model,but will also be encouraged to come up with stories of their own. 

Join us for an interactive story hour, filled with colour,creativity and concentration.


Creative Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired @ Hippocampus

Date: Fri 3rd August ’12|| Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm|| 

We at Hippocampus will now be housing books for the visually impaired too.This is an initiative by the Karadi Cultural Alliance Trust and supported by Sir Ratan Tata Trust Fund.

 We would be delighted if you could be a part of the launch and support this venture. A first step towards inclusion and making reading easily accessible and fun for them.


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 Hippocampus Children’s Book Fair 2012!

 World Book Day is a celebration of Reading and Books , it’s all about getting kids into book shops and libraries.

 Come along and celebrate World Book Day at Hippocampus with Books, Visits by Authors, Book Promotions,Activites, Contests, Food and a Whole lot of Fun for Children!! 

Date: 21st & 22nd April’12

Time: 11:00 AM Onwards

Entry Fee: Rs 20 per head

Venue: Hippocampus , 3rd Avenue, Indiranagar,Adyar, Chennai.


Saturday @11.00 am

Ages 3to 5 Years

Book Reading and Storytime with Annie Besant author of “Mala’s Anklets” and “Sam’s Christmas Present”.

Dress up as your favourite character.Design your Book Mark.

Saturday @ 4.30 pm

Ages 8 & above

Join the Great Taranaut Puzzle Pentathlon,Get Code cracking,Memory – Testing,Wits- Matching,Number crunching, and Puzzle solving with Taranauts!

Join us for a Skype session with “Roopa Pai” the Author of the Taranauts series.Get a sneak peek in to the 6th book.Participate in the “Draw A Kolaverabot” contest.

Sunday @ 11.00 am

Ages 6 to 8 Years

Tails Up!

Three Monkeys stories from Tulika Woven together by Book Lover’s Programme for Schools


Make a paper foldable craft.

Pre  Registrations will be Required for these ativities.  


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Making the Spirit of Paper Come to life!

Date: Sat 31st March’12|| Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm|| Age: 5 – 8 yrs


Explore the Art of Paper folding.Make some simple Origami Animals and create a Farm Scene.

Made of two words “Ori” – means to Fold and “Kami”  – means Paper. Origami is the Japanese art of capturing  the essence of something beautiful and symbolic through Paper Sculputures.

Join us for a Unique telling of “The Paper Crane”.The Japanese consider the Paper Cranes to be Lucky. Molly Bang in this book tells a Wonderful Story of a family who expereinces the luck of a Paper Crane.

Transform a Piece of Paper and Transform Yourself!



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Paper Filligree !

paper quilling

 Date: Sat Feb 18th || Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm|| Age; 7 & above

Get Rolling, Coiling and Creating !!

Quilling is a great hobby that hasbeautiful results. Learn the art of rolling , shaping and gluing paper to create amazing designs. Make a beautiful one of a kind card with Sheela Venkat .

Explore the amazing art of paper quilling and shape delicate strips of paper into intricate designs.

Come, Curl…Create with HOO!!


 Musical Moments ! 

Date: Sat Feb 19th || Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm|| Age; 3 – 6 yrs

Rhyme Time with Janaki Sabesh

 Clap your hands, Tap your feet , Groove to the Beat . Come along and Sing popular Traditional Rhymes in Hindi, Tamil and English.

Janaki, a Bollywood artiste and a playback singer has recorded quite a few nursery Rhyme Cd’s and will be at Hippocampus to entertain us .