Penned Peeps organized its first event in March 2018 and has never looked back. It has grown immensely through event organizing, meeting new people, having a wonderful team, all the while providing a stage to the deserving talent. The following points highlight our journey.
We’ve organized 20+ events, catering to over 10K+ participants throughout India. Although most of these events were organized in Delhi NCR, by the team and in collaboration with partnered schools and colleges, we’ve also organized events in Panipat, and more recently a few online events too.
Rhythm: Open Mic 11.0 was an event that witnessed Penned Peeps celebrating its two years anniversary, but that was not all. It was also featured in India Book of Records when one of our participants beatboxed the rhythm of 50 Bollywood songs in about 20 minutes. Later, it was also cited as one of the Top 20 records of 2019 by World Records University for its uniqueness.
We’ve worked with 100+ partners and sponsors when organizing event on large scale. These include HDFC Mutual Fund, DB International Stock Brokers Limited, Shikshya Namah (NGO), etc. We’ve also worked with schools and college societies in organizing annual fests and departmental events, and collaborated with other communities like ours across India to provide our stage to a wider audience.
Parvaaz Open Mic 14.0 was organized in collaboration with House of Words, an organization providing platform to young performers. With collected efforts of two teams, the event was a huge success as young and talented performers joined us to introduce the world to their artistic side. The performances were vibrant and explored different versions and emotions of human relations. The event was fun-filled and we look forward to more such collaborations in the future!
To help drive away the Corona blues, the first ever non-Delhi based Open Mic event, Lehza Open Mic 13.0 was organized in Panipat. Lehza was the first event Penned Peeps organized since the Coronavirus pandemic gripped the nation in December 2020. The efforts of the team members gave successful results as a number of performers joined us to make the evening memorable with gripping stories, meaningful poetry, and soulful music.
Date: December 26, 2020 Venue: D War Dance Studio, Panipat
Aagaaz’20, the annual social fest of NSS, Daulat Ram College was our latest collaborative event in DU. From Slam Poetry to Nukkad Natak and Talent Hunt to Doodle making, it was packed with loads of creative, and fun events. The broad theme of the fest was Climate Change and how we could improve our efforts to tackle the impending danger. The perfect coordination, enthusiastic participation and dedicated volunteers made for yet another successful event!
Date: March 04, 2020 Venue: Daulat Ram College, Delhi University
For writers, the diary is their happy place; for singers, it’s the music; and similarly for any artist, his or her art is their safe, happy place, a reflection of their passion and personality. And a gathering of artists, well you can imagine how soulful and refreshing that was!
Well those who were there, don’t need to know. They experienced it at the twelfth edition of our open mic series, महफ़िल: Open Mic 12.0
Hunar-e-Dilli is the annual flagship event of Penned Peeps which creates a platform for artists of all ages and categories. With its third edition, we’ve put our focus towards our younger audience to provide their talent the level of exposure it deserves. The entire event was divided into three rounds:
It was definitely difficult to conduct the event on such a large scale and manage everything, but at the end of the day, the bright smiles on the face of our performers made all the work seem worth the effort!
Date: Jan-Feb 2020 Venue: CoHo, Gurugram; Himalaya International School, Rohini.
We collaborated with Department of English, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, for organizing their Annual Fest: NOVELLA 2020. Different events were organized under the annual fest including Black Out Poetry, Book Cover Designing, Singing, Slam Poetry, Dancing and Stand Up Comedy.
It was one long hard day, NOT :p
Date: Feb 04, 2020
Venue: Daulat Ram College, Delhi University
The latest open mic, named after the record attempt it featured in its itinerary, was a special event. Penned Peeps completed its two years anniversary on the day. And to celebrate the two years anniversary, we organized an open mic event. But it wasn’t just a simple open mic. Special performers were invited from previous events, those who had been coming in our events from long and knew us well now! And lastly, to set a new precedent, we organized an India Book of Records Attempt too! Felt really awesome when the record attempt was successful!
And frankly how many communities can say “Been there, Done that!” when we say we organized a successful India Book of Records Attempt! :p
Expression is the essence of being human. Expression of our emotions and feelings, is what we all wish for. And a convoy of emotions, protected by words, was what we had in the tenth edition of our open mic series.
Expressing emotions makes us free. It helps us declutter our lives. Isn’t that why it’s always advised to rant and vent out whatever you’re thinking instead of holding back. Express and feel better!
Reconciliation always brings great happiness, especially with the long lost friends. And on the occasion of friendship’s day, it’s just what you need to do! Sitting together over a cup of coffee and some cheese maggi, nostalgia hitting you hard as you remember the old stories! Memories, some make us laugh and others leave crying! This open mic saw opening of the old, dusty notebooks, the poetry written years ago!
This event, a collaboration with another community, a ‘Milap’ of its own sort, was perhaps one of the better partnered events, opening avenues for future associations!