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Octoburst 2020: A Children’s Festival At Esplanade

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Octoburst 2020, a children’s festival at Esplanade Theatres on the Bay brings the celebrations online with a variety of programmes for kids and families.

This year, Octoburst 2020 takes place from 5 to 18 October. The long-running festival for children covers music, theatre and other activities. Here are some highlights of this year’s children’s festival at Esplanade Theatres on the Bay.


Highlights of Octoburst 2020 at Esplanade

Hold My Hand

By Paper Monkey Theatre and Jean Tay, Hold My Hand is a tale about an older brother, Boy, and his younger sister, Girl. They set off on their journey home and ordinary encounters turn into extraordinary ones with a dash of the imagination. It is a story about sibling as Boy learns to take on the responsibility of caring for his sister while Girl learns to face her fears and trust her brother. This Octoburst 2020 programme can be viewed online.


The Putu Piring Incident of Batu Bulat

Inspired by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s The Danger of a Single Story, this work by Adib Kosnan was created in the 2018 edition of Octoburst! to encourage empathy, active listening and compassion amongst its audience members. In the digital version for Octoburst online 2020, the three characters share their respective versions of what happened that fateful day and maybe, just maybe, they might learn something new from each other.


BURSTing with Curiosity! A Self-Guided Trail of the Esplanade

Octoburst 2020: A Children's Festival at Esplanade

From 9 to 11 October 2020, go on a self-guided tour of Esplanade as part of Octoburst 2020. The guide can be obtained from the Esplanade Box Office and Information Counter (Mezzanine Level). Learn bits of trivia about Singapore’s Durian as well as information about the various art pieces in the building. Explore the various venues of Esplanade as a family at your own time.


Elastic Plastic Crew

Let loose in a fun session at Octoburst 2020’s virtual dance party hosted by Elastic Plastic Crew. Pick up some silly dance moves to some serious dance music made locally and played by the Elastic Plastic Crew DJ!


Alice’s Topsy Turvy Tea Party: Digital Dance Experience

Presented to the he Kueh Tutus, this interactive digital dance experience targets children aged 4 to 9 years old and their parents or caregiver. Taking place on 11 October, the one-hour online experience is by invitation only.

For more on Octoburst 2020, visit the website here.

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