Online Arts Festival Children in Lockdown

Children in Lockdown © stages theatre group

Fr, 26.11.2021 - Mo, 29.11.2021

Online

The Children in Lockdown Arts Festival, presented by stages theatre group, is a virtual arts festival that will premier artworks and conduct workshops and panel discussions on the issues faced by children and families during the pandemic.
 
At the festival we will have artists, children and child-care professionals directly address a range of pandemic related themes - from online schooling to the changes that occurred in our homes, from domestic violence to digital wellbeing, from health-care challenges to special needs challenges. Many of the much-talked-about and some of the hardly-talked-about issues will be brought to light through artworks and discussions. 
 

Festival Schedule



Day 1
Friday 26 November

09:00 AM - 01:00 PM, Schooling in the pandemic

 
Featured Artworks and Artist Talk 09.00 AM - 10.30 AM

Zoom Gloom: all my teachers hate me – film by Stages Junior Ensemble

A Cat Named Mouse – reading by Urvi Perera

Artist Talk – Ramithu Sellahewa

Panel Discussion and interactive public conversation 10.30 AM - 01.00 PM
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04:00 PM - 08:30 PM, Abuse during the pandemic 

Featured Artworks and Artist Talk 04.00 PM - 05.30 PM

Teacup - Contemporary dance by Pathum Dharmartne

Petals - Script reading by Inoka Perera

Artist Talk - Selvaraj Leelawathy

Panel Discussion and interactive public conversation. 05.30 PM - 08.00 PM
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Day 2 Saturday 27 November

09:00 AM - 01:00 PM, Vulnerable children in the pandemic 


Featured Artworks and Artist Talk 09.00 AM - 10.30 AM

Departures – short film by Isabel and Lucky Irfan

Pillaihaley Eluveer – performance by estate community children

Artist Talk – Umeshi Rajeendra

Panel Discussion and interactive public conversation 10.30 AM - 01.00 PM
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02:00 - 03:30 PM, Magic for kids 

Magic show for families 
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04:00 - 08:00 PM, Health and wellbeing during the pandemic 

Featured Artworks and Artist Talk 04.00 PM - 05.30 PM

Am I Ready to Die? – testimonial art video by Natalie Soysa and Shayne Seneviratne

Thotti Meengal – short film by N. Manivanan

Artist Talk – Shavindri Peiris

Panel Discussion and interactive public conversation 05.30PM - 08.00PM
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Day 3
Sunday 28 November 


09:00 AM - 01:00 PM, Families during the pandemic 

Featured Artworks and Artist Talk 09.00 AM - 10.30 AM

Unmask – short film by King Ratnam

Mahadenamuththayi Coronawayi – short film by Power of Play

Artist Talk – Sulochana Dissanayake

Panel Discussion and interactive public conversation 10.30 AM - 01.00 PM
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04:00 PM - 09:00 PM, Digital wellbeing in the pandemic  

Featured Artworks and Artist Talk 04.00 PM - 05.30 PM

quaranTEEN – performance by Leeth Singhage

Trapped – art installation by Encelletta Solomon

#ReconnectUs – PSA videos by the Digital Wellbeing Initiative

Artist Talk - Maleen Jayasuriya

Panel Discussion and interactive public conversation 05.30 PM - 08.00 PM

Featured Artworks 08.00 PM - 09.00 PM

'Chatroom 2021' – Play directed by Tasmin Anthonisz
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Festival Workshops

Friday, 26 November, 02:00 - 03:30 PM, Schooling in the pandemic 

Workshop 1 - for Teachers 02.00 PM to 03.30 PM

Workshop 2 - for Children 02.00 PM to 03.30 PM
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Sunday 28 November, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM, Families during the pandemic 

‘THAATHTHA GE WAARE’ : Workshop for fathers and children 02.00 PM - 03.30 PM
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Join us from the 26th - 28th November. The festival will be hosted on Zoom and live streamed on YouTube and FB Live. The team will monitor the comments sections on all planforms to capture audience participation during discussions. Live interpretations for the spoken languages and sign language will be available.
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