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Programmed by Sync, organised by Very Special Arts Singapore, British Council, Singapore International Foundation and National Arts Council and venue partner Mediacorp Enable Fund, Sync Singapore Programme is a training programme specially designed for artists and arts managers with disability wanting to make a difference in and through the arts.

If it sounds interesting to you, do not hesitate to start your life-changing journey by visiting https://www.vsa.org.sg/syncsingaporeprogramme (or click on poster) for more information and application form download!

Registration starts from 2 to 24 May 2019.

For any queries about the programme, please email syncsingaporeprogramme@vsa.org.sg or call 6448 6275.

Peter and The Wolf: An Inclusive Theatre Production

Very Special Theatrics is back again with their latest inclusive production, Peter & The Wolf!

Set in a farm and surrounding fields, the story focuses on Peter’s brave attempt to save a hungry wolf from some hunters. The play will also feature some of Peter’s animal friends who help in his adventure.

Watch as our storyteller, actors and music composer come together to bring this classic tale to life!

Synopsis:

This production is an adaptation of the classic children’s story, Peter and the Wolf.

Set in a farm and surrounding fields, the story focuses on Peter’s brave attempt to save a hungry wolf from some hunters.

The play will also feature some of Peter’s animal friends who help in his adventure.

As our storyteller narrates, our actors will bring the words to life. The musical score will play a critical role in dramatizing the scene.

Get your tickets now or scan the QR code within the poster! https://eventnook.com/event/peterandthewolf 

VSA Charity Evening @ IKYU

There will NOT be any physical or self-collection of tickets (please disregard the shipping option shown on paypal). Our VSA staff will contact you after payment with further details.

“Live for Art, Live to Eat!”

Come join us for a night of good food, great art, and even better company at VSA’s inaugural Charity Evening!

For just $120 per person, IKYU will tantalise your taste-buds with their new Japanese-inspired Tapas and top it all off with free flow of Sake, Craft Beer, and Wine. Free seating/standing available. Featuring artworks on display done by our very own amazing artists, as well as live painting and performances by Joshua Tang and Robert Tan.

For over 25 years, VSA aims to empower persons with physical and intellectual disabilities to make a living through the arts. All donations go towards funding our programs and events for our beneficiaries.

We hope to see you there!

Date & time: 25th May 2019, 6-8 pm or 8:30-10:30 pm

Price: $120/person (eligible to 250% tax deduction), limited to 75 guests per seating

Venue: IKYU, 5 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168643

Get your tickets here! https://www.vsa.org.sg/events/

Welcome To My World (Volume 8)

We are pleased to share with you Welcome To My World (Volume 8)

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

– Signing of LOC with NAFA CLE for our VOICES programme students

– Singapore – Hong Kong Link Up through Artlink 

– VSA’s involvement in Concert with a HEART and Singapore Pool’s 50th Year celebration

– Visit to Chiltern House

– Animal Plank Art as part of PAssionArts Festival 

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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