5 arts and culture events to enjoy this March holidays
If you are looking for creative ways to keep the young ones busy this March school holidays, don’t miss the myriad arts and culture activities available, which you can enjoy with your family. Sign up for a novel stay-home cultural camp, explore emotional well-being through a family-friendly play, or take part in fun arts and craft workshops. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture activities to keep your child engaged and inspired this March school holidays.
Enjoy a stay-home camp
Kaya And Roti: Welcome To Camp Breakfast
Surprise the young ones with a novel camping experience that marries the comfort of the home with fun and play. Build a tent in your living room and let homegrown theatre company The Theatre Practice handle the rest. Instructors and artists from The Theatre Practice Education Project will facilitate a camp filled with games, stories and creative art projects that promise to bring out the imaginative side of your child. The two-day camp, from 13 to 14 Mar, will be conducted in Mandarin. Register for Kaya And Roti: Welcome To Camp Breakfast here.
Chat about feelings
The Feelings Farm
Explore the topic of emotional well-being with the little ones through this theatre production, which is inspired by real stories and experiences of children in Singapore. The family-friendly show uses music, movement, poetry and multimedia to help children understand emotions such as joy, sadness, and compassion. The production stars actors Pam Oei and Shafiqhah Efandi, and it is staged at the Esplanade Theatre from 12 to 14 Mar. Get tickets to The Feelings Farm here.
Get creative with shapes
Playing With Shapes
Spark your child’s imagination with this 3-hour art workshop, which includes creative role-play and hands-on craft activities as participants design and build their own mini sculptural playground. Conducted by arts education company Arts Wonderland, the programme also comprises a tour of their first in-house studio showcase that features an exhibition of the works of Art Wonderland students at Middle Road. The workshop is on from 16 to 18 Mar. Learn more about Playing with Shapes here.
Make costumes together
Re-Imagine A Character! Costume-Making Workshop
Have fun with your child at this workshop as you come up with a character together and create a costume inspired by fictional stories. The workshop is led by well-known costume designers Anthony Tan and Max Tan, and held at the Esplanade Rehearsal Studio from 13 to 14 Mar. Get tickets to Re-imagine A Character! Costume-Making Workshop here.
Catch a theatrical performance
The Rattle King
Take the little ones on a music-filled adventure with this free theatre performance about a fictitious king who learns to turn noise in his life into music. The show features a 4.5m-tall puppet designed and built by Oliver Chong, and music composed by Phang Kok Jun. Directed by Danny Yeo, the production is commissioned by the Esplanade and part of its annual festival for children, March On, which coincides with the March school holidays. The show is on from 12 to 14 Mar. Learn more about The Rattle King here.
(Photos: The Theatre Practice, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Art Wonderland)