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What’s on this weekend: 20 – 22 Jan 2017

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This weekend, unleash your child’s storytelling skills, hear from a National Geographic photographer on photographing marine creatures and learn about Singapore’s past through dramatic tales.

Bring out the storyteller in your child
The Singapore Art Week kicked off last week and one of the kid-friendly activities in the lineup is ‘The Art of Stories’ by Playeum at Children’s Centre for Creativity. As its title states, stories take centre stage, with interactive installations for kids to try their hand at being story creators. Experienced storyteller Ana Sousa Gavin will be conducting storytelling sessions on Asian folklore. Kids can also go on a trail around Gillman Barracks and discover different shapes, and tell stories by drawing characters and settings on a die. For children aged one to 12.

21 Jan 2017. Click here for more information.

Hear from an award-winning National Geographic shutterbug on photographing sea creatures
Want to know what it’s like to photograph sharks, fish, sting rays and other deep sea creatures? Then don’t miss National Geographic photographer Thomas Peschak, who’s in town to share his underwater experiences, from kayaking alongside great white sharks in South Africa to swimming among hundreds of manta rays. The marine biologist-turned-photographer will be exhibiting his award-winning images and take questions from the audience, as well as sign copies of his book, Wild Seas, Secret Shores.

Jan 22 2017. For more information, click here.

Learn about Singapore’s history and heritage through dramatic storytelling sessions
Storytelling is in the spotlight again in ‘Once Upon a Time in Singapore – Growing Up Years’ by the National Museum of Singapore. This programme aims to engage children through interactive and dramatic tales from Singapore’s past, as well as introduce them to Singapore’s history and heritage. Children will get to handle artefacts from the museum’s collection and participate in fun craft activities at the end of the session. The sessions are free with on-site registration.

21 Jan – 25 Mar 2017. Visit the National Museum of Singapore’s website for more information.

Go on quests to find a mysterious shark
Part of KidsFest, this musical from Edinburgh promises to be a fin-tastic affair for the whole family. Follow the hero Timothy Pope as he embarks on three exciting quests to find a mysterious shark. Based on the ‘Shark in the Park’ books by Nick Sharrat, the show will delight kids aged two and above.

19 – 22 Jan 2017. More information and tickets from Sistic.

Turn paper cups into colourful rooster cups
Recycle paper cups into colourful and quirky rooster cups – perfect for holding Chinese New Year sweets, trinkets or stationery. All it takes is some paper, scissors, glue and colour pencils.

1 – 28 Feb 2017. Click here for more information.

Enjoy art, performances, live music and more at Goodman Arts Centre
Also part of Singapore Art Week, the Tanjong Goodman Open House is back for two days of art, exhibitions, performances, talks, film screenings and more. Sign up for a guided tour of the artist studios, rummage for art and craft knick knacks at the art market and catch local bands. For the little ones, there are pottery workshops, hip hop and jazz classes.     

21 & 22 Jan 2017. Check out the full programme here.

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