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Singapore Writers Festival 2017 – Aram

Singapore Writers Festival 2017 - SWF for Families 2017

Details

Start:
3 November 2017
End:
12 November 2017
Website:
https://www.singaporewritersfestival.com/

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Venue

Civic District
The Arts House, Victoria Theatre and surrounding areas
Singapore

In this 2017 edition, the National Arts Council (NAC) presents the Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) in the Civic District from 3–12 November with the theme ‘Aram’ (pronounced ah-ruhm). This year’s theme takes its inspiration from a word used in the ancient text – Thirukkural, widely revered as the most influential literary work in Tamil. Meaning “goodness” and “doing good”, Aram envisions an ideal which humanity can aspire to – in thought, word and action.

SWF for Families (SWF3 )

SWF3 will include a range of programmes that span music, storytelling, different forms of play and reading targeted specifically at young children and their families.

What to look out for:

Philip Ardagh: In Celebration Of Oddballs | Free
Saturday 4 November, 10am–11am | The Arts House, Living Room
Find out where British author Philip Ardagh gets the inspiration for his bestselling series The Grunts, the Eddie Dickens trilogy and, most recently, The Secret Diary of John Drawbridge.This session is suitable for ages 7 and up.

Shape a Story with your Body! | Free
Saturday 4 November, 11am–11.45am |Tent@Empress
Morph into different objects, animals and more – using just your body! Expect fun and dramatic activities that will nurture creative self-expression, in this delightful session with theatre practioner R Chandran .This session is suitable for ages 2 to 6. Parent and child participation.

Jay Kristoff: Constructing Fantasy Worlds | Free
Saturday 11 November, 1.30pm–2.30pm | SWF HideOut@Funan Showsuite
Hear from Jay Kristoff, co-writer of The Illuminae Files trilogy, one of the bestselling scifi series, as he talks about how he builds the dynamic and varied worlds featured in his works such as The Lotus War and The Nevernight Chronicle.

Unleash Your Writing Superpowers | $10
Saturday 11 November, 10.30am–12pm | Timbre Music Academy Hall
Level-up in this workshop by A.L. Tait, the Australian author behind the bestselling series The Mapmaker Chronicles. Pick up tips on how to create exciting plotlines, build mysterious characters, and develop a keen editorial eye. This session is suitable for ages 9 to 13.

Make A Fun Family Portrait | $5 per person
Saturday 11 November, 4.30pm–6pm | Tent@Empress
Israeli mixed-media artist Hanoch Piven is best known for his celebrity caricatures using everyday objects. Enjoy some family fun and expand your creativity as parents and children get in on the action, making their own family portrait together. This session is a family activity and is suitable for ages 4 and up. It is made possible with the assistance of the Embassy of Israel.

Ticketing information:
Festival Passes and tickets to SWF Stage events, SWF Class workshops and masterclasses and the SWF tours can be purchased via SISTIC: www.sistic.com.sg.

Tickets to SWF3 can be purchased via Peatix at www.peatix.com.

For all other ticketing details, please refer to the programme write ups on the SWF website at https://www.singaporewritersfestival.com/.

For a more comprehensive schedule of the events taking place during SWF3 from 3 to 12 November 2017, download Little Day Out’s Guide to Singapore Writers Festival For Families 2017 below.

Little Day Out Singapore Writers Festival for Families Guide 2017

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