Kaavad Picnic

Stories, Samosas and the Smallest Theatre in the World

A free family event and a journey of traditional storytelling. Pack a picnic, bring a rug and a cushion and join us for an afternoon of captivating folktales,fables, fantasy, and complimentary samosas.Free Admission

Saturday 27th August, 3-4pm 

Hurst Green, Brightlingsea, Colchester, CO7 0EH

Sunday 28th August, 3-4pm 

Rowhedge Recreation Ground, Colchester, CO5 7HR

Monday 29th August, 3-4pm 

Old Hall Community, East Bergholt, CO7 6TG

The ancient and mysterious Kaavad box has been used by the storytellers across Rajasthan for many centuries. The Kaavad box is a small wooden shrine made up of intricately decorated panels and secret compartments that unfold revealing epic dramas of love, heartache, and war.

Master storyteller Seema Anand tells dramatic folktales and The Grand Theatre of Lemmings bring to life the Kaavad box, accompanied by the DEA Dhol Drummers.  These performances promise a veritable feast for the senses.

Project Supported by ECDP, Arts Council & Essex County Council