Octoburst – a fun and exciting 3-day festival for all children is back for the 3rd year at The Esplanade! We can expect free and ticketed performances showcasing young talents, enriching parent-child workshops and fun activities for the whole family. This year’s offerings look bigger and better so have your smart phones (or calendars) ready to mark these dates and timings down!
|Octoburst: 3 to 6 October 2014 at The Esplanade|
1) TICKETED PERFORMANCE:
Something Very Far Away by Unicorn Theatre (UK)
An award-winning UK production that uses puppetry, music, sound and live animation to explore the themes of love, loss, space and time. It tells of the story of Kepler, an ordinary man who loves two things beyond all others: the cosmos and his wife Tomasina. After a sudden and tragic loss, he looks to the stars for answers and journeys deep into space to keep the thing most precious to him alive.
*Recommended for 6 years and up. Tickets from Esplanade Box Office and SISTIC.
Introduction to Ballet Classics by Singapore Dance Theatre
An hour-long performance specially created to introduce young audiences to the world’s most famous classical ballets including Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and Nutcracker.
2) PARENT-CHILD WORKSHOPS AT ESPLANADE BAY ROOM
Fun activities for parents and children to learn something together, from learning how to make pinhole cameras to pop-up cards. Tickets at SGD28 per Adult-Child Pair. Available on Sistic.
Pinhole Monster by Wang Ruobing. Recommended for children aged 6 – 12
4 Oct, Sat, 2.30pm
Get ready to find out what you and the kids can make with cardboard pieces and a monster-sized imagination. Tap into the creative minds of your little Da Vincis and Einsteins in this workshop that blends science and art by creating a “Pinhole Monster”, a pinhole camera that projects the view from the outside into a black box.
Kamishibai Storycrafting by Kamini Ramachandran.
5 Oct, Sun, 2.30pm
Gather around and listen closely as master storyteller Kamini Ramachandran weaves tales of wonder and magic through the Japanese art of kamishibai, a visual form of storytelling. After the storytelling session, take on the role of a storyteller for the day. Children and their adults will get a chance to illustrate their own story by making kamishibai story cards and also spin their own fantastical tale.
Kirigami Pop-Up Card Making by Chiho Tamura and Maya Takahashi
6 Oct, Mon, 2.30pm
Learn kirigami, the Japanese art of paper cutting and folding by magically transforming a plain piece of paper into a 3D pop-up card filled with intricate shapes, unique designs and vibrant colours. After creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, write a message and send the card to a loved one for a surprise that leaps out from your handmade card.
3) ON THE SPOT DRAWING COMPETITION (for 5 to 12 years old)
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4) PLENTY OF FREE PERFORMANCES & ACTIVITIES! Here are 5 of our picks:
|Join in this Live and Interactive Game Show!|
|A group of talent young musicians performing Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf .|
|Frozen in Singapore? Gotta check this out.|
|A giant maze right outside The Esplanade!|
|This should be fun – a Book Swop!|
Thanks to Octoburst, we have a pair of “Something Very Far Away” Tickets for Friday, 3 October 2014, 2pm show to be won by one lucky PrincessDanaDiaries reader! To qualify, simply do the following:
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This giveaway is open to all readers residing in Singapore and ends midnight of 26 September 2014. An advanced Happy Children’s Day!
|For more information, visit Octoburst’s Website!|