One Indian Story Told In Seven Different Ways

Saptan Stories


Till September 16

This is one story, where everyone with a creative edge can be a part of. Launched by the British Council India, Saptan Stories is a creative project by Aardman Animations, commissioned as part of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017.

It is a first-of-its kind online campaign bringing together seven celebrated artists and the public to create a story for India. Saptan Stories is a mass collaborative arts event that will engage the Indian public to generate a unique crowd-sourced short story, illustrated by seven talented artists from India and the UK. The artists are Gemma Correll (UK), Tom Mead (UK), Aditra Das (India), Janine Shroff (India/ UK), Gavin Strange (UK), Saloni Sinha (India) and Priyesh Trivedi aka ‘adarsh balak’ (India).

The storytellers from Aardman have written the first line of Saptan Stories and it is up to the contributor to write the rest. From August 2, over a period of seven weeks, the public can participate via the Saptan Stories website where they can enter their story line ideas, and vote for a winner.

Each week, a submitted storyline will have the chance to be  illustrated by the visual artists.