Bali with Kids - Guidebook


Not to Be Missed!

Children and Youth Programme at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, October 3rd to 7th

Ubud Kids

This is a unique chance to meet real authors and experience literature in its various forms, have fun and meet other kids from different backgrounds. And it’s FREE!!

This rich programme offers 18 workshops for children from 5 to 18 years old and is designed for individuals, school groups and families. The activities will broaden your horizons such as “Travel to Mexico in a Whisper” to hear all about this amazing country and make colourful Mexican handcrafts. Budding artists will want to attend the Comic Making or the Drawing with Charcoal workshops. If they want to learn more, why not turn up to the session called Comics – More Than Just Pictures held at the Marketing Museum.

For kids who like hands on activities, they can play and make unique creations with clay or use mixed media to make book illustrations. To learn the savoir-faire of well-known writers, listen to Dub Leffler, a writer and illustrator from Australia who will introduce his book ‘Once There Was a Boy’ and share the secrets of illustrating for children’s books.

Film is the way to go this year and this is your chance to turn your 'Big Idea' into a short film. Did you know that a new genre is currently emerging for 'indie' filmmakers using smart phones, music videos and 'on the spot' journalism? So let your arty or geeky teenagers come along and learn from Allan Tolhurst how to work a concept, then shoot, edit and release a film. Short films will be judged for the local film festival BALINALE 2012.

Children from 6 to 12 years old can discover Plastic Bag, a Feldenkrais Method/Psychodrama based workshop where they will work creatively with the plastic material in dancing moves to express themselves. And now, for a healthy holistic message, listen to the story of People Who Hug Trees. Susan Allen and Susiawan will tell children a true story about a small group of villagers from India who protect their forest by hugging the trees and children can learn to make their own puppets.

And there is more… To make a fun and informed choice of events, visit www. ubudwritersfestival.com and browse through the program. Sessions can be in English, Indonesian or bilingual and they cater for specific age groups. To avoid disappointment, book your place by email. See you there!