NEW WORD ORDER PRESENTS I LOVE TO GO A-WANDERING

Presented by The Arts House

New Word Order presents visual artist Esther Ng, who uses shadow puppets, amongst other innovative surprises, to tell a story of ourselves.

The piece, titled I Love to Go A-Wandering, is about where we come from and where we are heading to as an individual, as a society, and as a human race living on a planet that is already weary of supporting our many aspirations. With so many possibilities of what we can do and who we can be, the youths of this generation are facing decisions of the apocalyptic kind, where we continually question the purpose of our academic pursuit which have dominated our lives thus far, and more importantly, what's next after the end of school. Are we simply swept up by the fast moving winds of the times before we can form a clear vision of our end, or are we left behind knocking and bruising our way through in the dark?

This 35-minute performance, followed by a talkback session, uses only the "old-school" overhead projector, a simple screen and shadow puppets made lovingly by the artist. But unlike the wayang kulit, this short tale has no epic adventures, mythical creatures and heroes to entertain and amaze the audience. It has however, a projection of our natural world that we hope will do the same because it is already magical in itself. It is also a reflection of our arrival at modernity along with its daily comforts, as well as our continual movement towards a utopian world made possible perhaps at a very high price.

Event venue: Play Den
Event price: FREE
Event start date: 2011-09-11 20:00
Event end date: 2011-09-11 20:00
Custom Event Date(s): 1 SEP 2011, FRI
Custom Event Time(s): 8PM
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About Esther Ng

Esther Ng graduated with a BA in English Literature from the National University of Singapore. She went on to explore the joys of being an illustrator, a zoo keeper and a teacher, all of which informed and inspired her art. She is currently studying the Fine Arts at LASALLE College of the Arts.

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NEW WORD ORDER PRESENTS WONG HOONG AN OF HUNGRYGOWHERE.COM

Presented by The Arts House

Since it was launched three years, HungryGoWhere.com has grown to become Singapore's most popular food website. With 800,000 unique monthly visitors, one of the secrets to their success is in keeping the website constantly updated with clear and informative reviews of restaurants in a variety of cuisines. Come meet Wong Hoong An, the man behind the website as he discusses the history and future of the site as well as give pointers on writing a good review.

Event venue: Living Room
Event price: FREE
Event start date: 2011-11-11 19:30
Event end date: 2011-11-11 19:30
Custom Event Date(s): 11 NOV 2011, FRI
Custom Event Time(s): 7:30PM
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NEW WORD ORDER PRESENTS AH GUO

Presented by The Arts House

New Word Order begins the year with picture book illustrator and writer, Ah Guo (Lee Kow Fong). With his distinct aesthetic, Ah Guo's picture books encapsulate his love of Chinese creative writing and illustration as a means to promote visual literacy. Come discover his creative process and learn how to put your own picture book together. This session will be bilingual.

Event venue: Living Hall
Event price: FREE
Event start date: 2012-01-07 16:00
Event end date: 2012-01-07 16:00
Custom Event Date(s): 7 JAN 2012, SAT
Custom Event Time(s): 4PM
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About New Word Order

New Word Order seeks to discover emerging talents in the literary arts scene, giving a voice to new Singaporean writers and artistes exploring new ways of approaching the written word.

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NEW WORD ORDER PRESENTS CUT A LONG STORY SHORT

Presented by The Arts House

Three award-winning authors from the Young Reader Club will adapt their stories for your listening pleasure. Whether it’s a mystery or fantasy tale that warms your heart; there is something for everyone. All you need to bring is yourself, an open mind and a willingness to be transported into other realms!

Event venue: The Hall
Event price: FREE
Event start date: 2011-12-09 19:30
Event end date: 2011-12-09 19:30
Custom Event Date(s): 9 DEC 2011, FRI
Custom Event Time(s): 7:30PM
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About Young Reader Club

The Young Reader Club founded by Janus Education Services and published by Experiments and Experiences, is a bi-monthly magazine for kids and youths, aged 10 to 16 years old, to provide them with a fresh perspective on writing, literature and creativity. With the aim of being a voice and platform for the youths, the Young Reader Club works on incorporating social awareness and strengthening confidence in Singapore’s literary market by building a library of Asian literature through its youth.

About New Word Order

New Word Order seeks to discover emerging talents in the literary arts scene, giving a voice to new Singaporean writers and artistes exploring new ways of approaching the written word.

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NEW WORD ORDER PRESENTS THE KAMISHIBAI MAN

Presented by The Arts House and ELIS

Let the gaito kamishibaiya or Kamishibai storyteller transport you back to 12th century Japan when he would cycle into town and enthrall all the children with his didactic tales of adventure.

Kamishibai or “paper-theatre” is a form of Japanese storytelling that is conducted through illustrated picture cards. This New Word Order workshop will also look at how parents and educators can use Kamishibai to develop writing and oracy at home or in school. Participants will get hands-on experiences in telling a story with and without a Kamishibai stage.

This programme is suitable for families with young children.

This session will be facilitated by Mrs Joyce Lim Joon Hoon, Ms Mary Martha Campos and Ms Soh Mei Qi from the English Language Institute of Singapore (ELIS).

Event venue: Living Hall
Event price: FREE
Event start date: 2012-02-18 16:00
Event end date: 2012-02-18 16:00
Custom Event Date(s): 18 FEB 2012, SAT
Custom Event Time(s): 4PM
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About New Word Order

New Word Order seeks to discover emerging talents in the literary arts scene, giving a voice to new Singaporean writers and artistes exploring new ways of approaching the written word.

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