Stage ALIVE! Drama Workshop – Sign up now

Ignite Your Passion in Drama! 

Welcome all to sign up for our drama workshop starting on 29 October 2014. For more information, do refer to the below flyer or contact us.
For registration, you may call or email us.

Kindly bring along $20 for the registration fee, do arrive 15 mins before class starts at 3pm. There is no dress code, just be comfortable and enjoy yourself!

Feel free to share and invite your family and friends to join in the fun.

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Promoting this year’s drama production by Ageless Theatre ~ The Big ‘D’

Tickets on sale now, please contact any of the members listed in the flyer below.

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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

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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

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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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SWA 6th May ~ TCM6 SWA 6th May ~ TCM21

SWA 6TH MAY ~ TCM03

SWA 6TH MAY ~ TCM09SWA 6TH MAY ~ TCM07SWA 6TH MAY ~ TCM05SWA 6TH MAY ~ TCM10

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Go-Grandriders

SING LIT 101 @ The Arts House

SING LIT 101: INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE LITERATURE 新华文学101

Literary scholar and poet Dr Tan Chee Lay will be giving three lectures on poetry, novel and essay with each lecture focusing on contemporary Singapore Chinese literary works. Join Dr Tan as he takes you on a literary journey to understand and appreciate Singapore Chinese literature. He will be introducing you to three prolific Singaporean writers – Zhou Can, Yeng Pway Ngon and Wong Yoon Wah. If you have always wanted to learn more about Chinese literature, here’s a great way to start!

Please note all sessions will be held in English.

Sing Lit 101 is an ongoing literary series at The Arts House that celebrates the life and power of Singapore literature in the four languages and in different genres. The series includes talks by noted scholars and writers, as well as discussions to help audiences gain a deeper understanding of Singapore literature.

陈博士将在这三堂课介绍诗词、小说和散文。每一堂课将讨论不同的新华文学题材。陈博士将邀请本地著名作家出席,便研讨作家们的名作。

让陈博士以及备受推崇的几位新加坡华文作家,以三堂有关诗歌、小说和散文的文学鉴赏课,带领您潜入他们的文学海洋,在文海的徜徉与悠游中收获深刻的感动!陈博士将用英语及华语带领您走一趟沁心的文学之旅(并提供适当翻译),让您对新华文学有全新的体认。您或许对新华文学与新英文学之间所存在的异同不会感到讶异,但您肯定会在分析和讨论当中得到灵感与启发。

这三堂讲座都将以英语进行。

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SESSION

Apr 19,
11am – 1pm
Introducing Singapore Chinese Essay: Reading Zhou Can 周粲In the Chinese literary world, essay and prose are considered a major genre. Dr Tan Chee Lay will kickstart the first session with Cultural Medallion winner Zhou Can’s essay Two Wooden Trunk Boxes (两口箱子). The widely acclaimed writer has published more than 80 works including poetry, short stories, essays and children’s literature. Dr Tan will be sharing more about Zhou Can’s simple yet profound writing accompanied by recordings.散文是华文文学中较受重视的一种文体。这期的活动将讨论新加坡文化奖得主周粲的《两口箱子》。这篇散文表现出他成熟与高超的写作风格。周粲通过两个代代相传的箱子,讨论了情感包袱、回忆和家庭传统等主题。陈志锐博士将运用周粲的录音对他的其他作品及本地文学进行分析。 
Apr 26,
11am – 1pm
Introducing Singapore Chinese Short Story: Reading Yeng Pway Ngon 英培安Yeng Pway Ngon (1947 – ), poet, novelist, playwright and critic, is one of Singapore’s most internationally acclaimed authors, having published over 25 volumes of poetry, essays, fiction, plays and literary criticisms. He has been translated to English, Malay and Dutch. In this second session, Dr Tan will be discussing Yeng’s short story The Misdelivered Mail (寄错的邮件), which has garnered much attention and discussion. The author will be present to answer some questions during the lecture.英培安被誉为本地最有国际地位的华文作家。他创作了超过25本小说、诗词、文学评论及散文。英培安的《寄错的邮件》得到许多关注与讨论。英培安将出席这堂课与陈志锐博士分析以及讨论《寄错的邮件》深刻的意义。
May 3,
11am – 1pm
Introducing Singapore Chinese Poetry: Reading Wong Yoon Wah 王润华Prof Wong Yoon Wah (1941 – ), veteran writer, contemporary poet and scholar, has published over 20 books and over 50 articles on Chinese literature. Join Dr Tan as he closes this Sing Lit 101 season on Chinese literature with a focus on Wong’s poems on raintrees (samanea saman). Raintrees are large and majestic trees that are typically seen along Singapore roads. The lecture will be accompanied by first-hand research materials and video recordings of Wong.王润华博士在中华联邦中是一位著名的学者。陈志锐博士将朗读以及讨论王润华博士具有南洋特色的诗词。他将参考王润华博士的作品,并以《雨树神话》为新华文学101作总结。这首诗描绘了新加坡路上富有代表性的雄伟大树。