The Healing Power of Stories by Susan Perrow

Explore the possibilities of therapeutic storytelling with Susan Perrow whose sessions and books have been described as “fun, educational and inspiring”. Her lecture will draw from more than 15 years of experience writing therapeutic stories and running training for educators, caregivers and health professionals  (including therapists and school counsellors).

If you’re new to therapeutic storytelling, this one hour lecture will be a great starting point. Techniques and methods from the lecture may be used with children, teens and adults. 

Date: 8 July 2021
Time: 9am
Duration: 1 hour

Introduction to Sensory Stories by Joanna Grace

Interested in creating a more inclusive classroom, performance space, or home? Then join us for an hour to discover how to create sensory stories! Sensory stories can break down barriers to learning and understanding for children with different educational needs.

In this lecture, Joanna shares how you can use sensory stories to support an engagement with narrative for differently abled children. Drawing on years of experience working with children in mainstream and special settings, she will also suggest ways sensory stories can be used therapeutically to support people preparing for new experiences, exploring different sensations, going to hospital, and as an aid to sleep and nightime positioning.

A note on sensory stories.
Sensory stories hold particular benefits for children with profound and multiple learning disabilities, sensory processing disorder, autism and other forms of special educational needs.

Date: 1 July 2021
Time: 4pm
Duration: 1 hour

Into The Woods - Dance Workshop 2

Come May 2021, Maya Dance Theatre’s Diverse Abilities Dance Collective (DADC) descends on Woodlands Regional Library with Into the Woods, a visual exhibition from their recent production, Mighty Mousedeer of the Forest; a dance theatre production of how the cunning mousedeer, Sang Kanchil, who uses her wits to outsmart the ferocious tiger bent on eating her.

Watch the animals come to life as they dance along with you through the interactive videos and a featured special dance workshop on 2 May 2021 from 2:00pm-2:30pm and 3:00-3:30pm.

Date: 2 May 2021
Time: 2:00-2:30pm and 3pm-3:30pm
Duration: 30 minutes

Into The Woods - Dance Workshop 1

Come May 2021, Maya Dance Theatre’s Diverse Abilities Dance Collective (DADC) descends on Woodlands Regional Library with Into the Woods, a visual exhibition from their recent production, Mighty Mousedeer of the Forest; a dance theatre production of how the cunning mousedeer, Sang Kanchil, who uses her wits to outsmart the ferocious tiger bent on eating her.

Watch the animals come to life as they dance along with you through the interactive videos and a featured special dance workshop on 2 May 2021 from 2:00pm-2:30pm and 3:00-3:30pm.

Date: 2 May 2021
Time: 3pm-3:30pm
Duration: 30 minutes

Sensory Storytime @ Woodlands Regional Library

Join us for a special storytime tailored to engage the different senses. This programme is designed to support children with special needs.

Families with typically developing children are also welcome.

Limited to 7 parent-child pairs and each registration is a parent-child pair.

Date: 2 May 2021
Time: 9:30am-10:00am
Duration: 30 minutes

Happy Owl @ Woodlands Regional Library

The library opens early for persons with special needs to roam and explore the library without the buzz of the crowd! We usually open at 10am.

Come and enjoy the calmer experience compared to typical opening hours, and feel free to invite any friends with special needs too!

Registration will be required and admission will be from 9.00am - 9.15am.

Registration is free.

Date: 2 May 2021
Time: 9am-10am
Duration: 1 hour

Open Call: Singapore International Foundation’s Arts for Good Projects 2021

The Singapore International Foundation’s Arts for Good Projects is a programme that brings together artists and different sectors of society to collaborate on arts-based initiatives for social good.

We are looking for projects that

  • Connect Singapore and global communities creatively for social good through the arts in view of social distancing practices and travel restrictions
  • Facilitate active engagement with or participation by different communities across borders
  • Feature digital means of production, presentation, collaboration or community engagement
  • Promote cross-cultural understanding, international collaboration and positive social change

Projects should commence after 1 July 2021 and be completed by 31 December 2021. Successful applicants may receive up to $20,000 per project. Applications close on 6 May 2021.

Date: 8 April - 6 May

The Launch of the Inclusive Young Company (iYC)

SRT is partnering with Access Path Productions to launch their very first theatre training programme for diverse needs and abilities. iYC is a holistic acting programme for young persons and adults between the ages of 16 – 35, who identify as persons with disabilities. Sharing its goals with SRT’s acclaimed The Young Company (TYC) acting programme, it aims to equip and nurture selected actors-in-training with the confidence, transferable employment skills, and communication techniques that they will need to shine onstage, as well as in their career of choice. It features professional masterclasses and mentorship – led by international artist Grace Lee-Khoo – which will provide a platform for the development of participants' creative potential as independent performers and theatre-makers. 

Express your interest in joining us here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=UHgks5zCuUCyWsP-vobxDQ2mmYg840lGnWfVhjCl5SZUNjJKWk1aOFVUWDVDVTVRNkhYSTNTQzNHViQlQCN0PWcu.