Children’s Theatre Festival – CHITFOK

— Photos from the event are posted below. Scroll down 🙂 —

It was heartening to see along the railway station road, good-looking posters of something interesting. Especially when you come back home after being away for some days. Not just the posters of Amen, but CHITFOK – a Children’s Theatre Festival.


Scheduled for 13th – 17th April 2013, everyday at 6.30 pm, the festival is organized by our local National Award winner Mr. Joshy Mathew. He has been actively involved with children’s theatre/art/film for long now.

Entry to the event is not restricted but regulated. You can contact Mr. Joshy Mathew to get the free entry tickets (+91 944 705 6416).
Also, tickets will most probably be available at the venue during the event.


Go over to The Hindu for more information and schedule of plays.
An excerpt from the article:

The five-day festival would open with the Chavittu Natakam ‘Thoma Sleeha Charitham’ to be presented by students of St George’s Higher Secondary School, Kaipuzha.

The following plays will be performed over the course of the five days:
‘Ponmanathu Manikal’, which will be presented by children’s theatre group Arangasree, Thanjavoor, Tamil Nadu;
‘Heddaynana’ by Koshika, Uduppi, Karnataka;
‘Akasha Paravakal’ by Navarang, Palakkad;
‘Chipko Chikpko’ by Mazhavallu, Kochi;
‘Kuttiyum Salabhavaum’ by Rangaprabhath, Thiruvananthapuram,;
‘Cocoon’ by Suhruth Nataka Kalari, Vithura;
‘Lutappi’ by Navyug, Kottayam.

Arangasree Tanjore
From ‘Ponmanathu Manikal’ by Arangasree, Tanjore

chavittu nadakam
From ‘Thomasleeha Charitham’ (chavittu nadakam) by St. George HSS, Kaipuzha.
(This team has won 1st place with A grade at the State Youth Festival 2012-13)

After 14 Years, School Kalolsavam Comes to Kottayam

The Kerala School Kalolsavam (Youth Festival) for the year 2010-2011 is just weeks away — 17 18th to 23rd January 2011.

UPDATE: Read the newer post with details about the Preparations

10,000 participants accompanied by about 30,000 teachers/parents.
216 events. 16 venues. 7 Days & 6 Nights.
Over a lakh visitors.

The Police Club Ground adjacent to the Civil Station will be the main venue. The remaining venues will be at the main educational institutions in town. These are not finalized yet.

Since the dates & venues coincide, the Darsana International Book Fair and the Flower Show/Food Fest might be rescheduled.
The 27th Darsana Book Fair 2011 will be held from 28th Jan – 06th Feb, at Thirunakkara Grounds.
The annual Flower Show will be held from January 13-16 at Nagampadom Grounds. Kalolsavam will begin the very next day.
The 2011 Food Fest will be held from 03rd February – 06th February at Nagampadom Grounds.

The months of December and January have always been the epitome of activities and fests. This time, the presence of Asia’s biggest youth festival is sure to make things massive indeed. The necessary planning and arrangements have started.

UPDATE: Read the newer post with details about the Preparations