WHAT IS ACTING?

This coming October, we have Laurence Pang to share with us his pet subject, WHAT IS ACTING?
Highlights of the session includes :
~ The origin of acting
~ What is an actor
~ Different kinds of acting
~ Why would anybody want to be an actor?
~ Acting exercises and examples of acting
~ 15min Preview of upcoming production “The Big D”
Date : 7 Oct 2014, Tuesday
Time : 3 – 6pm
Venue : The Chamber 
Title of Talk : WHAT IS ACTING?
FREE ADMISSION
 
You are invited to attend, feel free to bring along your friends and family.
As seats are limited, please send me an email to confirm your attendance so I can reserve a seat for you. Do indicate to RSVP to u3a.carol@gmail.com to confirm attendance.

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Maritime Career Talk

Maritime-Career-Talk
This coming September, we have our member of SWA Magdalene Boon, first lady Radio Officer in Southeast Asia, to share with us her experience about Life at Sea and a promotional talk about a Seafaring Career. It will be also beneficial to inform parents on what career entails if their child should decide on a career at sea.
Date : 2nd September 2014
Time : 3 – 6pm
Venue : The Living Room at The Arts House L2
Title of Talk : Martime Career Talk by Magdalene Boon
FREE ADMISSION
On a separate note, we would like to give our support to Magdalene on her creativeness and forte in making Lantern using red packets (Angpows). We would like to invite all to YMCA every Monday 3pm, Y Cafe on Level 4, to participate and try out lantern making while meeting and making new friends. Please bring your own stapler, scissors and angpow packets (Magdalene usually have some available to pass around if case for those we do not have)
I have included the participants of the first Silver Writing group as well as the second (current) Silver Writing group in this mail.
 * As this is a cafe, we are not allowed to bring own food and drinks.

All are welcome to participate in our upcoming sharing session, please RSVP to u3a.carol@gmail.com to reserve your seat.
We will also prepare reading materials for the reserved seats (if available for the session)

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THE GOLDEN RULE : MEANING. SPIRITUALITY. ETHICS

Date : 5th August 2014

Time : 3 – 6pm

Venue : The Living Room @ The Arts House L2

Speaker : Ms Lee

All are welcome to participate in our upcoming sharing session, please RSVP to u3a.carol@gmail.com to reserve your seat.
We will also prepare reading materials for the reserved seats (if available for the session)

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Silver Writing Workshop II – Write Your Life Story

Silver Writing II

 

SILVER WRITING: WRITE YOUR LIFE STORY

Co-Presented By: The Arts House and U 3rd Age

Saturday Sessions 2pm – 5pm

16 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug

6 Sep, 13 Sep, 27 Sep

4 Oct, 11 Oct

$150 (excluding S$2 ticketing charge)

$120 (Concession for Silver Writing alumnis)

Silver Writing: Write Your Life Story is an eight-week workshop for senior citizens who are interested in writing their autobiographies.

Organised by The Arts House and U 3rd Age (University of the Third Age), the weekly workshops allow participants to explore different life themes that have been influential in shaping their lives. They will write two pages on each theme at home and bring their writings to share in a small group with others also sharing their stories.

Feel free to enquire via email to u3asingapore@gmail.com / u3a.carol@gmail.com

 

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Presented by The Arts House in collaboration with U 3rd Age (University of the Third Age)

About Silver Writing: Write Your Life Story

Silver Writing: Write Your Life Story is an eight-week workshop for senior citizens who are interested in writing their autobiographies.

When writing about our lives, it is most important to see that the story is interesting. There are many things, which we have all but forgotten as things have moved on, and our living styles have changed. Most of us live fairly ordinary lives, or, put another way, most of us do not make history, but all of us have lived through periods of enormous change.

Organised by The Arts House and in collaboration with U 3rd Age (University of the Third Age), the weekly workshops allow participants to explore different life themes that have been influential in shaping their lives. They will write two pages on each theme at home and bring their writings to share in a small group. Participants will learn skills in creative writing and how to shape and structure their stories for dramatic effect.

At the end of the workshop, they will get to share their final works in a public showcase.

About the facilitator

Thomas Kuan is a trained facilitator in Guided Autobiography (GAB) Writing. He has facilitated the programme in voluntary and grass-root organisations from 2010-2012. He also facilitated The Arts House’s successfulSilver Writing programme for senior citizens in 2013. Thomas Kuan is a founder of U 3rd Age in Singapore.

Schedule (8 sessions)

Date, Time  Session 
16 Aug,
2 – 5pm
Welcome and introduction to Silver Writing: Write Your Life Story.Planning a story and creative writing exercise.Self-discovery – ‘Where Do You Start Your Story’.‘Outline of Your Life History – Major Branching Points of Life’.
23 Aug,
2 – 5pm
Group sharing on ‘Major Branching Points of your Life’.Teaching Activity: ‘Overcoming Obstacles to Writing’; writing tips.Discussion on ’Your Place in your Family’.Introduction to: ‘History of Your Family’.
30 Aug,
2 – 5pm
Group sharing on ‘History of Your Family’Teaching Activity: Memories joggers.Discussion on ‘adding depth and colour to writing your Life Story.Introduction to: History of Your Career / Major Life Work.
6 Sep,
2 – 5pm
Teaching Activity: Make your Story interesting – ‘unboring’ your life stories.Discussion: ’50 Life Story Themes’Introduction to ‘Romance – Your Life Story’.Group sharing on ‘History of Your Career /Major Life Work’.
13 Sep,
2 – 5pm
Teaching Activity: Writing Life StoriesDiscussion on: ‘Ageing and Retirement’Introduction to: ‘Health and Voluntary Work; your place in history’.Grouping sharing on: ‘Romance – Your Life Story’.
27 Sep,
2 – 5pm
Teaching Activity: Dark Times and Healing.Introduction to: Self-Discovery of Your Experiences with/or Ideas about Death & History of Your Spiritual Life and Values.Group sharing of your ‘experience and history of spiritual life’.
4 Oct,
2 – 5pm
Discussion: ‘Your Life Story Theme’Teaching Activity: The Final Words.Review of all your short write-ups, and joining the ‘dots’.
11 Oct,
2 – 5pm
Sharing your ‘Unfinished Story’.Appreciation of Group.Closure: Feedback and Certificate presentation.

 

 

Silver Monthly Meetings

Venue : The Arts House, The Council Room Level 2
Time : 3 – 6pm, Every 1st Tuesday of each month

Calendar of Topic Sharing
1 Apr (Tue) – Ba Zi by Thomas Kuan
6 May (Tue) – TCM by Elizabeth Tai
3 Jun (Tue) – Relationship Banking by Dexter Tai
1 Jul (Tue) –  Movie Screening “Go Grandriders” @ The Screening Room ; 2 – 5pm
5 Aug (Tue) – Ethics, Meaning and Spirituality by Mei Chuen @ The Living Room
2 Sep (Tue) – Life at Sea by Magdalene Boon @ The Living Room
7 Oct (Tue)
4 Nov (Tue)

We welcome all to join us for these sharing sessions, please drop us an email or sms Carol @ u3a.carol@gmail.com / 97810165 to register for the scheduled sessions. This is to prepare a conducive environment and ensure there is ample seats and meeting materials for a comfortable time.

For directions to The Arts House, please visit this link http://www.streetdirectory.com/sg/the-arts-house-at-the-old-parliament/1-old-parliament-lane-179429/413_12927.html

 

Session Highlights

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Go-Grandriders

SW Alumni 2014

Date : 3 March 2014
Venue : Council Room @ The Arts House, Singapore

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Date : 10 February 2014
Venue : YMCA, Singapore

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Date : 3rd February 2014
Venue : YMCA, Singapore

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Date : 30th Dec 2013
Venue : YMCA, Singapore

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