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Welcome to My World 2018

Date/Day: 2 September 2018/Sunday
Venue: The Republic Cultural Centre (TRCC), Republic Polytechnic
Time: Fringe Activities- 130 pm to 330 pm, Concert – 4 pm to 530 pm

Welcome to My World (WTMW) 2018 – an event with a Difference!

WTMW 2018 is not a variety show but a musical! Come and watch how the hope of a VSA artist-in-the-making becomes a reality. The musical stars our up-and-coming actors from Very Special Theatrics and some of the local artistes with disabilities who performed at the True Colours Asia-Pacific Festival in March 2018. It also will showcase our new partners like Clement Chow and Jazz Association (Singapore) (JASS).

Furthermore, it is not just an inclusive musical, it is an occasion where you get to see, feel, touch and learn how a person with disability sees, feels and learns.

WTMW Fringe

Come and experience for yourself how a blind person sees the world around him. Come and learn how to sing with the deaf.Come and watch how an artist with autism creates art. Ask the questions that you have always wanted to ask about disability but never got to.

This musical is proudly brought to you by VSA Singapore. We believe that through art, people with disabilities are empowered and can contribute back to the society. Through the production of musicals/concerts/festivals, exhibitions and competitions, VSA Singapore aims to contribute to the development of understanding and inclusiveness to make our world a better place to live in through the celebration of the talents of people with disabilities.

Grab your WTMW 2018 tickets today!

Direct Purchase
VSA Art Space @ Changi
5 Changi Business Park Central 1
#03-01 Changi City Point
Singapore 486038
Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm

Online Purchase
http://www.vsa.org.sg/product/welcome-to-my-world-2018-concert-tickets/

For enquiries, please contact Ruo Xi at ruoxi@vsa.org.sg or call 66049431.

'See What I See' - VSA Singapore's Annual Art Competition 2018

The 16th edition of ‘See What I See’ – VSA Singapore’s Annual Art Competition for Children and Youths with Special Needs is back!

The Competition is open to participants aged 6 to 35 years old, so send the details to your alumni and friends!

2018 Theme: JOURNEY

Submission Deadline: 6 August 2018, 6pm

VSA Singapore’s journey in creating and providing access and opportunities for people with disabilities through the arts for the past 25 years has been wonderful, and we want our participants to share their unique journeys with us this year!

Reminder on the following:

a) Artwork MUST BE on A3 size (42.0cm x 29.7cm) paper. Framed paintings will not be accepted.

b) Don’t pre-select! Send your students/clients’ artworks even if it doesn’t look ‘perfect’ or worth the competition. You really never know!

The registration form can be found here: PDF / Word. Remember to read the ‘Rules and Regulations’ as stated on Page 2.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email peiyu@vsa.org.sg or call 6448 6275 during office hours (Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 6.00pm).

We look forward to your students/clients’ submissions!

Welcome To My World (Volume 7)

We are pleased to share with you Welcome To My World (Volume 7)

In this issue of our newsletter, you will read about:

– True Colours Festival
– ADIC International Conference
– NSA and VSA Collaboration
– 15th Year Long Service Award

Click here for the newsletter. We hope you will enjoy reading it.

If you wish us to send you hardcopies of the newsletter, please feel free to call us at 6604 9431/6448 6275 or email general@vsa.org.sg.

Alternatively, you may get it at our VSA Art Space @ Changi/Bedok on weekdays, during office hours.

VSA Singapore x No Strings Attached (NSA) Australia

VSA is proud to present to you True Colours Festival, The Asia-Pacific Celebration of Artistes with Disability;

Very Special Theatrics & No Strings Attached (NSA)

SportsSG Auditorium

24 & 25 Mar, 4pm

VSA Singapore x No Strings Attached (NSA) Australia

By No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability (Australia) + Very Special Theatrics (Singapore): World Premiere + International Collaboration

Catch the exclusive Double Bill: No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability’s world premiere I FORGOT TO REMEMBER TO FORGET and international collaboration with Very Special Theatrics’ MY HOME IS NOT A SHELL during the TRUE COLOURS FESTIVAL- the Asia Pacific Celebration of Artistes with Disabilities.

I FORGOT TO REMEMBER TO FORGET is an innovative, fun and touching exploration with performers who identify as living with ‘memory problems’. This is the world premiere of this experimental theatre piece by No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability. Be among the first to experience this amazing theatre piece.

MY HOME IS NOT A SHELL is a collaborative work in progress by No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability (NSA) and Very Special Theatrics (VST), an inclusive performing company. Co-organised by Very Special Arts (Singapore) and Singapore International Foundation (SIF), the collaboration includes workshops conducted in February 2018 which were led by artistic directors, Alirio Zavarce from NSA and R. Chandran from VST. The international exchange and learning culminates in a creative showcase featuring VST performers.

Date: 24 and 25 March 2018 (Saturday and Sunday)

Time: 3-5pm

Venue: SportsSG Auditorium (6 Stadium Walk Singapore 397698) (https://goo.gl/maps/RCzczvFep4x)

*Free admission

*Free seating which is wheelchair accessible

*Sign interpretation will be provided during the performance

*Live English language Audio Description (for blind & vision-impaired patrons) will be provided during the performance

Find out more about I FORGOT TO REMEMBER TO FORGET at http://bit.ly/nsatworldpremiere, True Colours Festival at https://truecolours.sg/no-strings-attached, and SIF’s support for the world premiere and international collaboration at http://bit.ly/sifnsatcf.

** Please note the 8.30-9.30pm sessions of the world premiere have been updated to the current timings. Thank you.

True Colours Festival

VSA is proud to present to you True Colours Festival, The Asia-Pacific Celebration of Artistes with Disability. It comprises the following: 

(1) Indoor Concert – presenting artistes from the Asia-Pacific and some guest countries. Happening at Singapore Indoor Stadium.

23 Mar: 8 – 9.30 pm

24 & 25 Mar : 6 – 7.30 pm

For more information, please visit here: https://truecolours.sg/

(2) Arts & Disability International Conference 2018 (ADIC2018) –

22 Mar : 8 am to 6 pm, Sands Expo and Convention Centre (MBS)

23 Mar : 8.30 am to 1.30 pm, Enabling Village

Day 1 Conference Package costs $150 per pax

Day 2 Workshop at $50 per pax or Lecture at $20 per pax

Conference fee includes free entry to Indoor Concert

For more information, please visit here: https://adic2018.sg/eng/pages/content/Registration/Registration

(3) Outdoor Festival Village @ OCBC Square – Booths from other VWOs, Interactive booths- Ask Me Anything!, Guide Dogs, Walking in the Dark, Stage Performances, Film Screenings that features/ are directed/produced by people with disabilities.

23 Mar, 5 pm to 8 pm

24 & 25 Mar, 11am to 7pm

(4) Visual Art Exhibition @ Visitor’s Centre, Kallang

23 Mar, 5 pm to 8 pm

24 & 25 Mar, 11 am to 7 pm

(5) Theatre @ SportsSG Auditorium 

Very Special Theatrics & No Strings Attached (NSA) Matinee – 24 & 25 Mar, 4 pm

No String Attached’s World Premier, 24 & 25 Mar, 3 pm

(Note: Information is accurate at time of print and may be subject to changes)

Make a difference with Very Special Theatrics

Hire us to perform at your event! 

Are you planning a party in the office or a corporate festive get-together?

Hire the Very Special Theatrics Christmas production and support our very special budding artistes. All the proceeds will go to VST’s training and future productions. Your support will go a long way in making a difference in someone’s life. 

For more information, please contact Victoria at 6604 9431 or email victoria@vsa.org.sg

Also, look out for our upcoming production in collaboration with No Strings Attached (NSA) from Australia during the True Colours Festival 2018!

Citi-YMCA Youth For Causes (YFC)
- Volunteer With VSA

Do you want to be the master of your own project? Do you want to gain first-hand experience in organising events to champion a worthy cause? If you want to learn lessons outside of the classrooms or if you want to spark your entrepreneurial spirit and be developed into socially responsible community leaders, this is the best platform for you!

Calling youths aged 15 – 25 years old! Embark on your self-initiated project as a team of four, to raise public awareness and raise funds for a worthy cause of helping people with disabilities in our community through the arts. Put your ideas into action and make your mark with Very Special Art Singapore! Click here to know more.

YFC complements the “Values in Action” (VIA) programme as part of Ministry of Education’s Character and Citizenship Education.

Visit http://youthforcauses.com/ to find out more and/or sign up for Youth for Causes 2018.

Call Victoria at 6604 9431; email general@vsa.org.sg

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A world where people with disabilities are empowered through the arts, contribute to and integrate with the community

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