Saptan Stories was a creative collaboration between Aardman & British Council as a part of UK/India 2017; a year-long celebration of modern-day India and its 70 year relationship with the UK. We aimed to inspire creative writing, thinking and participation with a giant game of consequences played out over all of India.
We brought together 7 standout artists from India and UK who interpreted Saptan Stories in their own varied styles. Our artists were Adrita Das, Gavin Strange, Gemma Correll, Janine Shroff, Mr Mead, Priyesh Trivedi, and Saloni Sinha.
UK/India 2017 is a year-long celebration of modern-day India and its 70 year relationship with the UK. Working with a huge number of partners and institutions in both countries, the British Council has developed a programme of cultural activity which will connect and inspire people in both countries; and strengthen and celebrate the UK and India’s cultural ties.
Oscar® award-winning Aardman Animations have been inspiring and nurturing creative talent for over 40 years, you might know them as the creators of Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Chicken Run. Their body of work uses storytelling, humour, painstaking craft and the latest technology to create original entertainment, and share it with the international community.
British Council is the United Kingdom's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. They create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. They do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.