From songs and skits to artistry duels, AFCC brings you a myriad of activities that you and your family can enjoy!

17 May 2017 (Wed)

4:15pm - 4:45pm
Plaza

Duelling Illustrators (For 4-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years)

Briony Stewart (Author and Illustrator), Heidi Shamsuddin (Author), Stephanie Raphaela Ho (Muffinsaurs) (Illustrator, Graphic Designer)

Don't miss this age-old battle of the illustrators at AFCC! With Heidi Shamsuddin as the Voice of the arena, illustrator Briony Stewart from Australia meets head-on with Stephanie Wong from Singapore. 

18 May 2017 (Thu)

12:50pm - 1:00pm
Plaza

Tarunajaya Dance I (For 4-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years)

Kadek Suartaya (Kadek) (Performer, Art Lecturer, Art Director), Sri Ayu Pradnya Larasari (Laras) (Dancer and Storyteller), I Bagus Wijna Bratanatyam (Natya) (Performer)

The Tarunajaya Dance depicts youths as peacemakers. This energetic and dynamic dance shows that while there may be many reasons to go to war, there are many more reasons to strive for harmony between countries.

3:30pm - 3:45pm
My Tree House Country of Focus

Mouse Deer and Turtle (For 4-6 years, 7-9 years)
Storytelling

Gladys Gwyneth Quincy (Storyteller), Natasha Annabella Quincy (Storyteller)

Tiger and other bigger animals are picking on Mouse Deer and Turtle, stealing the many fishes they catch. But Mouse Deer and Turtle are putting their foot down. Come for this storytelling and help Mouse Deer and Turtle think of a creative way to solve this problem!

3:45pm - 4:00pm
My Tree House Country of Focus

Senggutru (For 4-6 years, 7-9 years)
Storytelling

Riyanto, S,Sn (Director, Theatre Actor, Film Actor, Writer, Stage Manager, Head of Production), Sulthan Tufail (Teenage Storyteller)

Are you scared of the evil, hungry giant? Fear not! Indonesian storytellers, Sultan and his father, will tell you of a story of a little girl called Senggutru, who came face-t-to-face with the giant. Find out how Senggutru's wit and quick thinking helped to save her village from the giant's grasp.

4:15pm - 4:45pm
Plaza

Illustrationary (For 4-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years)

Sierra Mae Paraan (Author, Education Specialist), Varsha Seshan (Author), Claudine Fernandez (Founder and Principal Instructor, Artistic Strategies Academy), Melissa Tan (PaintInks by Melt) (Illustrator )

We know illustrators can draw. But can authors draw? In a game of Illustrationary, we put both children's authors and illustrators to the test. 

19 May 2017 (Fri)

12.45pm - 1.00pm
My Tree House Country of Focus

Batu Badaong (For 4-6 years, 7-9 years)

Christian Tamaela (Ethnomusicologist, Lecturer and Musician), Alfen Tamaela (Student and Performer), Janes Maryon Silooy (Student and Performer), Vondie Clementin Silooy (Student and Performer)

In this musical performance unlike any other, leaves and sounds of nature are used in a one-of-a-kind storytelling. With music and poetry, musicians from Ambon regale a folktale of a poor girl who sang the Batu Badaong song to a rock, which is said to hold the spirits of her ancestors. Join this enthralling performance and find out if she will be saved from her miseries. 

3:30pm - 3:45pm
My Tree House Country of Focus

Suwidak Loro (For 4-6 years, 7-9 years)
Storytelling

Gladys Gwyneth Quincy (Storyteller), Natasha Annabella Quincy (Storyteller)

Unlike the princesses in other fairy tales, the main character, Suwidak Loro, was not very pretty. In fact, she only had 62 strands of hair. Join us for this storytelling of an Indonesian folktales of how Suwidak Loro met the King and her life changed forever.

3:45pm - 4:00pm
My Tree House Country of Focus

Madeh and His Four Friends (For 4-6 years, 7-9 years)
Storytelling

Riyanto, S,Sn (Director, Theatre Actor, Film Actor, Writer, Stage Manager, Head of Production), Sulthan Tufail (Teenage Storyteller)

Meet a frog, a squirrel, a mouse deer and a rooster together with Madeh, as he goes on a journey to replace his father’s goats, which he lost. Help Madeh and his friends escape from the hungry giant looking for a meal. Can they wiggle their way out of this dangerous situation? Find out at the storytelling of a Balinese folktale.

20 May 2017 (Sat)

11:00am - 11:45am
Plaza Country of Focus

Anoman Mahawira (Ramayana Story) (For 7-9 years, 10-12 years)

I Bagus Wijna Bratanatyam (Natya) (Performer), Kadek Suartaya (Kadek) (Performer, Art Lecturer, Art Director), Sri Ayu Pradnya Larasari (Laras) (Dancer and Storyteller)

Balinese performers unveil the Ramayana Story of how Anoman, the monkey warrior, helped King Rama to get his wife, Sita, back from the evil giant from Alengka. Children, don't miss this rare chance to create a paper puppet based on the Ramayana story, and start your own puppet shows at home.

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Plaza Country of Focus

Tarunajaya Dance II (For 4-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years)

Kadek Suartaya (Kadek) (Performer, Art Lecturer, Art Director), Sri Ayu Pradnya Larasari (Laras) (Dancer and Storyteller), I Bagus Wijna Bratanatyam (Natya) (Performer)

The Tarunajaya Dance depicts youths as peacemakers. This energetic and dynamic dance shows that while there may be many reasons to go to war, there are many more reasons to strive for harmony between countries. 

3:15pm - 3:45pm
Plaza

The Merchant of Venice: A Retelling (For 10-12 years)

Students from DAS (Students, Speech and Drama Arts Programme, Dyslexia Association of Singapore)

A young man named Bassanio borrows money from a money lender, Shylock, to pursue his beloved Portia. His friend Antonio agrees to be the guarantor despite a nasty condition set by Shylock. Will Shylock get his revenge on Antonio, whom he dislikes? Will anyone be able to alter the fate of poor Antonio? Only one way to find out- come down to watch the staging of The Merchant of Venice!

21 May 2017 (Sun)

11:15am – 11:45am

The Amazing Sarong Party (For 4-6 years)

Quek Hong Shin (Freelance Graphic Designer/Illustrator)

Is the sarong just an ordinary piece of cloth? We see how an ordinary object can be transformed for many uses. A fun-filled storytelling session with interactive activities.