Sufiya Ahmed: Under the Great Plum Tree

Sunday 27 June, 11am.

A tale of friendship and courage from the Panchatantra, an ancient Indian collection of animal fables dated to 300 BCE. Beautifully retold by Sufiya Ahmed, whose mother first told her of a kind-hearted monkey and silly old crocodile as a child. Followed by the ‘rhymes with plum tree’ workshop.  

Under the Great Plum Tree

How to Attend

At the start date you can watch the video premiere here or on YouTube, Facebook or Instagram.

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