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What’s on this weekend: 17 – 18 June 2017

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Engage your senses with music from Hansel and Gretel, travel back in time to uncover Singapore’s heritage, try your hand at making a planter for dad and more.

Catch an orchestra performance of songs from Hansel and Gretel
Enjoy the lush orchestral songs of the classic Grimm Brothers fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel, performed by a cast of local and international singers. This memorable performance promises to be a riveting musical adventure for the whole family!

16 & 17 June 2017, 7.30pm (16 June) and 5pm (17 June), Esplanade Concert Hall. Click here for more information and get tickets here.

Hear the adventures of a bold little boy
Part of PIP’s PLAYbox, this weekend’s storytelling session focuses on Koko The Great, about a young boy named Koko who boldly ventures beyond his kampung’s confines. Written by Natalie Hennedige and illustrated by Twistii, come hear the friendly readers bring the story to life.

17 & 18 June 2017, 3pm, PIP’s PLAYbox, Esplanade Theatres on the Bay. More details here.

Take a trip back in time to Singapore’s past
Children’s Season continues and it’s all about revisiting Singapore’s past this weekend with not one, but two activities designed to take you back in time. In GosTan Back, follow the adventures of a young boy who journeys to the past to save the future in an interactive theatrical experience for all ages. Then learn about the history of the police through a workshop and play dress up in kid-sized uniforms at the Police Heritage Centre. Great for children aged three to nine.

Gostan Back: from now until 25 June 2017, 10.30am – noon, National Museum of Singapore. Register for GosTan Back here.

I Want To Be A Policeman: From now until 25 June 2017, various timings, Police Heritage Centre. Find out more here.

Make your own stop-motion animation
This family workshop focuses on the basics of stop-motion animation and teaches you how to create characters and miniature film sets from craft materials. At the end of the workshop, bring home your own animated film in a USB drive! Suitable for parents and children aged seven to nine. It costs $45 per parent-child pair and includes all materials.

17 June 2017, 11am – 1.30pm, National Museum of Singapore. Register here.

Show your love for dad with a handmade planter
Fathers can be tough to shop for, so how about something low maintenance and pretty to brighten up dad’s workdesk? Make a creative planter he’ll definitely appreciative at this hands-on workshop. Suitable for children in K1 to Primary 6.

17 June 2017, 10am – 11.30am, Botany Centre, Tanglin Core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Click here for more information and to register.

Create your own form of biodiversity
Learn about the importance of biodiversity and how you can help preserve the world’s biodiversity in this talk by Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. You’ll also get to create your own form of biodiversity with the craft materials provided. Good for children aged three to 12.

17 & 18 June 2017, 11am – 3pm, Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. More details here.

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