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)

1:30pm - 2:30pm
L1, Plaza – Creative Corner

Portrait Me! (For 4-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years, Young Adult)

Melissa Tan (PaintInks by Melt) (Illustrator )

Catch the Festival Artists at a live portrait session to get a free illustation of you and your friends and family!

4:15pm - 4:45pm
L1, 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 Ho from Singapore. 

18 May 2017 (Thu)

12:50pm - 1:00pm
L1, Plaza Country of Focus

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 demonstrates how there are many reasons to strive for harmony between countries.

3:30pm - 3:45pm
B1, My Tree House Country of Focus

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

Gladys Gwyneth Quincy (Storyteller), Natashya 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. Join this storytelling session and help Mouse Deer and Turtle think of a creative way to solve this problem!

3:45pm - 4:00pm
B1, 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 come 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
L1, 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 ), Mas Shafreen (Compulsive Doodler)

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
B1, 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
B1, My Tree House Country of Focus

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

Gladys Gwyneth Quincy (Storyteller), Natashya 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 folktale of how Suwidak Loro met the King, and how her life changed forever.

3:45pm - 4:00pm
B1, 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)

10:30am - 11:00am
L1, Plaza

Singerella the Getaisical (For 5-7 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years)

inwardBOUND (Drama School )


Singerella is the retelling of the classic fairytale of Cinderella set in a getai stage. Ella spends her days and nights preparing costumes for her stepmother and stepsisters, divas of the getai, dreaming of the day she will be able to step onto the stage herself. A glimmer of hope is seen when the dashing Getai Prince comes into the picture. Follow Ella’s struggles and breakthroughs as she tries to chase her dreams. Will Ella have her happy ending?
 

11:00am - 11:30am
L1, Plaza

Karung Guni Boy (For 4-6 years, 5-7 years, 7-9 years)
Based on the picture book "Karung Guni Boy"

inwardBOUND (Drama School )

Come see a beautiful picture book come alive as creative Ming becomes inspired by the Karung Guni man and makes things out of objects he collects. Find out what he'll invent that will make his neighbours so pleased!

11:00am - 11:45am
Jurong Regional Library – B1 Stage Area 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 learn how to start your own puppet shows at home!

2:00pm - 2:15pm
L1, 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
L1, 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? Don't miss this wonderful staging of the Shakespearan play, 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)

 How can an ordinary sarong be transformed for many uses? Don't miss this storytelling session filled with interactive activities! 

1:10pm - 1:55pm
L1, Plaza

Tale of Bukit Merah and the Legend of Sang Kuriang (Gamelan X Illustration X Storytelling) (For 5-7 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years)

BronzAge Gamelan (Music group), Joyce Teo (Gamelan Music Teacher, Lecturer), Rosemarie Somaiah (Storyteller ), James Mayhew (Author and Illustrator)

The art of storytelling accompanied by music is an ancient tradition practised across Asia. This performance, presented by BronzAge Gamelan (music), Rosemarie Somaiah (storyteller) and James Mayhew (illustrator) is a contemporary take on this tradition and features two well-known legends from Singapore and Indonesia. This performance features original songs composed by Zachary Chan (Tale of Bukit Merah) and arrangements of Sundanese folksongs by Joyce Teo (Legend of Sang Kuriang). Be mesmerised by the Tale of Bukit Merah and the Legend of Sang Kuriang!