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ArtsEquator’s “Keep the Kids Happy” list for July – August 2018

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There are definitely lists of shows, workshops, exhibitions and much more for the adults, well, what about the kids?

Parental units, fear not! Arts Equator has come up with a list arts events to keep your beloved children occupied  from July to August that are exciting, fun-filled and especially for the young ones! From workshops, exhibitions and even shows, there is definitely something out there for the children and young at heart.

 

Children’s listings for July:

Cultural Week & Discovery Sessions by Mulberry Learning, 25 June – 7 July 2018

Join Mulberry Learning on an educational journey of kneading, crafting, colouring and munching to a greater understanding of the different ethnic groups in Singapore! From 25 June – 7 July, not only are there an array of traditional snacks and activities, but there are also attractive promotional fees just for this period especially for the young ones!

More information here.

 

The Jungle Adventure: A romp on the Wild Side! By ArtBeatz Pte Ltd., 21 – 29 July 2018

Another original production by ArtBeatz, the exciting premiere of “The Jungle Adventure” ventures into the jungles of Southeast Asia. An enthralling musical puppet show, delve into its action-packed plot, captivating characters, and spirited music. It is an exhilarating and dynamic theatre experience for the young and the young at heart.

 

More information here.

 

《寸草灵煦》 The Greatest Good by Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre, 20 – 21 July

As part of Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre’s (SCDT) sixth core production, “The Greatest Good”, an adaption from a Chinese mythology, tells a story of a wise man who reincarnated as a filial son, Zhen Zi, to a kind old village couple. This performance tells the story of filial piety, gratitude and respect while having love and compassion for people and the things around us.

More information here.

 

Journey to the West: Treasures from the Dragon Palace by Esplanade, 3 – 6 July 2018

Adapted from a classical Chinese epic, Journey to the West: Treasures from the Dragon Palace is the storythe Monkey King, his master Xuanzang, and his friend Pigsy. Watch the legendary story of the Monkey King come alive through an array of traditional hand puppets and puppetry techniques. The audience will be invited to participate in an interactive hands-on segment to learn more about the evolution of traditional hand puppetry and its techniques.

 

More information here.

 

The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playground 1930 – 2030 by National Museum of Singapore, 20 April – 30 September 2018

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930 – 2030, this year’s Children’s Season at the National Museum invites young visitors to explore different types of play experience at the museum.

Below is a list of play experience that are still ongoing and available at the National Museum:

 

The Dynamic Lines of Our Nest by Matali Crasset (FR)

Daily, 20 Apr to 30 Sep | 10am to 6pm | Rotunda, Level 1

This art installation by French artist Matali Crasset pays tribute to the awakening of our curiosity. It can transform into a colourful mobile for toddlers in a central playpen below.

The More We Play Together! – A Playbook for the Young and Young at Heart

20 Apr – 30 Sep | Free

A playbook full of quiet activities and fun facts for children and the young at heart! The activity is filled with fun facts about Singapore’s playgrounds and the museum’s historic grounds.

Children’s Season Special: Timmy and Tammy at the Dragon Playground – Storytelling Session by Esther Eio

Saturday, 2, 16 & 22 Jun and 1 & 7 Sep 2018 | 2.30 pm – 3pm | Stamford Gallery, Level 1

Come and listen to the story of Singapore’s favourite dragon playground – the guardian of friendships!

More information here.

Imaginarium: Into the Space and Time by Singapore Art Museum, 6 May – 26 August 2018

Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time, is Singapore Art Museum’s annual family-friendly exhibition. In this exhibition, we can discover what the fourth dimension means to different people and cultures, while exploring the myths and theories that shape our memories and future.

 

More information here.

2018 June Holiday Drama Workshop by ACT3 Drama Academy, 7 June – 27 July 2018

The  ACT 3 Drama Academy June Holiday Workshops to be held from 7 June to 27 July 2018 based on Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book that is filled with important life lessons and moral values. Children are encouraged to develop creativity, language and speaking skills, as well as confidence and empathy. In addition, there will be a presentation to families after the workshops for children 3 years old and above.

 

More information here.

 

Children’s listings for August:

 

The Bird Who Was Afraid Of Heights by Esplanade 11-26 August

Adapted from the children’s book by Farah Bagharib-Kaltz, this show is recommended for children ages two to six. A mynah named Eddie is afraid of heights.  His friend Matt was captured by the big, black crow. So what will Eddie do? Find out in this bravest rescue ever in the history of bird-kind in this delightful performance.

 

More information here.

 

The Rainbow Fish by ACT3 International (20 – 29 August)

Adapted from the book by Marcus Pfister, this children’s theatre adaption brings the story of the fish who learns to share his most prized possessions to the Singapore stage as part of their Asian premiere. The production uses black light and puppetry to bring the tale to life presented by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. This show is recommended for ages three to eight.

More information here.

The Little Prince: Behind the Story by Singapore Philatelic Museum, 8 June 2018 – 17 March 2019

Based on the book The Little Prince written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the exhibition celebrates the 75th anniversary of the publication.  Discover how the well-loved story came about and the unusual man behind its creation. Meet unforgettable characters from The Little Prince and experience its iconic moments.  On display are stamps and philatelic materials, personal belongings of the author, illustrations, books, as well as sculptures by Arnaud Nazare-Aga.

More Information here.

 

 

Going Play-ces at Playeum, Children’s Centre for Creativity 15 May 2018 – 19 April 2019

Going Play-ces is Playeum’s fifth hands-on interactive exhibition. Co-created with Participate In Design and artists from D/SINI and The Animal Book Co, the exhibition  provides opportunities for visitors to sail through and explore through various landscapes. Children are able to experience and engage with their imagination in this interactive exhibition.

More information here.

 

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All About Dogs: Children’s Exhibition by Singapore Philatelic Museum 14 Feb – 1 Dec 2018

Dogs, originating from their wolf ancestors, are usually associated as animals that can provide protection and assistance. This amazing animal is more than just a pet to many. In this exhibition, children can learn more about dogs and what the dog year has in store for all 12 animals of the zodiac.

More information here.

 

Rolling @ TAG by The Artground 19 April – 19 August 2018

Rolling @ TAG is a smart-interactive playspace that is designed by educator, Daiya Aida from Japan. The interactive play area encourages spontaneous play and aims to prompt children to take ownership of the space and most importantly feel comfortable while creating their own versions of play. There are many slopes, curved surfaces and tunnels that is enhanced with media technology that create sounds and lights when triggered. It is a fun experience for children with no rules on how to explore or experience the space.

More information here.

 

Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes by Art Science Museum 9 June – 30 September 2018

Marvel studios have continued to thrill the audience and break new records. Marvel Studios presents this tenth anniversary exhibition that features installations on all the major characters that has been introduced in the first decade of the Marvel Cinematic universe. The exhibition will also include engaging displays curated by the museum that highlights the art, science and technology behind each Marvel film. Relive a decade of heroes at Art Science Museum that is both for the young and young at heart!

More information here.

 

 

 

Children’s listings from July to August 2018 is presented by ArtsEquator.

 

Note: All information is correct at the time of publication. Please confirm directly with the organisers/event websites. ArtsEquator is not responsible for any changes to the schedule of events. If you have an event you’d like us to highlight, please email events[at]artsequator.com.

 

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