Power of play - kiri mama

Power of Play

Tuesday 27 September 2016
15:30 to 16:30
British Council Library - Colombo

Don’t miss out when Power of Play (Pvt) Ltd brings one of Sybil Wettasinghe’s best-loved tales to life through puppetry, dialogues, audience interactions, music and movement. Discover the rib-tickling story behind the mysteriously vanishing umbrellas, be a part of a raucous market scene and have the time of your life! Participants will join Kiri Mama’s journey from the village to the city and solve a fantastic conundrum to track down the wily Umbrella Thief. Please bring your own umbrellas and become a part of Kiri Mama's fascinating adventure! 


Date: Tuesday 27 September 2016

Time: 03.30 p.m. – 04.30 p.m.

Venue: British Council Library, Colombo

Age group: 06 – 10 years

Registration: Free (Open to all)

Free seating available on a first-come first served basis. Register at the library Membership Desk.



For more details contact the Library Help Desk on (011) 4521521

About the play

An internationally renowned children's author, Sybil Wettasinghe has written and illustrated over 300 stories that have won her numerous national and international awards. Her first book, 'The Umbrella Thief' was published in 1956 and raised the standards for children's literature by intertwining her characteristic illustrations with a charming story that became a Sri Lankan classic. It won Best Foreign Children's Story (Japan, 1986), Most Popular Children's Book (Tokyo Children's Library, 1987) and was published in 12 countries. Her 'Vesak Lantern' won the Isobel Hutton Award (Great Britain, 1965) and 'Runaway Beard' won the Best Designed Children's Book (SAARC, 2003). She continues to write and inspire current generations with her love for rural village culture and unique illustrations.