Friday, November 02, 2007


CAPTION: Executive Director, children Care for the Environment, CARE and coordinator of the LABAF Children Section, Sola Alamutu directing the children with the LABAF06 Children Special Guest and Mentor, the actor Richard Mofe-Damijo.

CAPTION: Richard Mofe Damijo (left) and ElderArtsMan, Steve Rhodes with the children at the last feast

CAPTION: At last year's feast for the young ones... the actor, Richard Mofe Damijo (towering above all); the Story Teller and Children mentor, Noma Sodipo (right), and the environmental activist for the young, Sola Alamutu (left) with the children

Children Takes on Soyinka's AKE, Discuss NLNG PRIZE winning Books at the
9th Lagos Book & Art festival

The 9th Lagos Book & Art Festival organized annually by Commitee For Relevant Art (CORA) to mark the National Creativity Day, will take place from 9th – 11th of November 2007 at the National Theatre, Iganmu Lagos.
This year, the children’s programme organized in collaboration with Children And The Environment (CATE) will feature four events.

According to Sola Alamutu, E.D. of CATE, and Co-ordinator of the Children’s section of the Festival, ‘Over 40 Public and Private schools in Lagos State have been invited to the event which kicks off on Friday 9th of November with Dr. Reuben Abati as the Chief Motivator of the children with an address entitled, “My Encounter With The Book” at 9am’.

“Talking Books” at 10 a.m. will feature excerpts of 4 environmental books namely; “Tell It To Mr. President” by Tony Marinho, “Adaba & Other Stories” by Wale Okediran, “Village Girl in Town” by Yemisi Egunjobi, and “Poems on the Environment” by Toun Mohammed to be read and discussed by the authors with Ropo Ewenla and ‘Deleke Adeyemi as moderators. Poetry recitals and a question and answer section follow this. The day ends with a Festival Tour’.

Alamutu further said ‘On Saturday 10th of November by 10am, ten children between the ages of 13 and 17 yrs will hold a roundtable discussion around “AKE – The Childhood Years” by Wole Soyinka. Another roundtable discussion of the 3 shortlisted books for the NLNG Prize for Children’s Literature, “Sam & The Wallet” by Uche Peter Umez; “My Cousin Sammy” by Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo; “Readers’ Theatre” by Mabel Segun to be moderated by 11yr old Omolola Amira for Children ages 8-15yrs takes place at 11am.

Nike Adesuyi, assistant co-ordinator added that ‘The Green Festival 2 workshops will start by 1pm and is open to children ages 3 to 17yrs with “Tell Tales” with Ropo Ewenla & Tope Ogun, “Paint Pictures” with Edosa Oguigo & Rosalie Modder, “Click Cameras” with Chydy Njere & Ife Omotayo, “Perform Poems” with Nike Adesuyi & ‘Deleke Adeyemi, “Tie Dye”, “Make Mats’ and “Hand Print” with Wale Asubiojo & Partners and Create Crafts with Tolu Okieimen (specially for 5yrs & under)

The Festival rounds-up on Sunday 11th November by 1pm, with a ‘Creativity Talk’ by Biodun Omolayo of ‘Young-At-Art and a public presentation and exhibition of the Creative Workshops by the children at 1:30pm. Portrait Paintings by C.A.V.E Atelier ends the festival.

Registration is on and interested participants should please call:
Aunty Sola Alamutu - 0802 308 7725, 0702 819 1848
Aunty Nike Adesuyi - 0802 315 7882, 01 – 8726301
Folayemi Akinwole - 0808 2090 211


1 comment:

uche peter umez said...

Sola Alamutu is doing a great job in re-instilling positivevalues in today's children; she needs all our support.

keep the flag flying.

God's grace over your footsteps!!

uche peter umez