StoryFest 2019: Workshop - Reflections: Storytelling through Memories by Ana Maria Lines (Brazil)

Explore how to write and tell a story from your life. Our lives are puzzles made up of thousands of moments. Using a personal photo that is important to you, be transported back to one special moment in your life. Your story matters, it is your identity. Take a trip down memory lane and experiment with different storytelling techniques to express your life through the creative arts. Relive your story through old photographs.

Production: Co-Presented By The Arts House
Event venue: Chamber
Buy Link: https://storytellingthroughmemories.peatix.com/
Event price: $20
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Event Date(s): 2019-06-22 14:00:00
Event start date: 2019-06-22 06:00
Event end date: 2019-06-22 06:00
Custom Event Date(s): 22 Jun 2019, Sat
Custom Event Time(s): 2pm - 4pm
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About Ana Maria Lines

Ana Maria Lines is a storyteller, researcher and workshop leader with an international reputation, vast repertoire and captivating style. She was born in São Paulo, Brazil and grew up in a multicultural environment surrounded by stories, myths and traditions. She has developed her unique storytelling style by observing tribes and their relationship with traditional stories, dance and music. Through this enriching background and a vast repertoire of South American tales, she is comfortable sharing Brazilian mythology as well as adaptations of real-life stories.

She studied Social Communication, Journalism and Marketing and as a journalist, she worked for radio stations, newspapers and magazines while in Brazil. To foster the exchange of personal and traditional stories in the various communities she visited, she developed projects on storytelling and reading. As a trainer in the corporate sector, she used storytelling techniques to encourage motivation, creativity, memory and building relationships between groups.

Ana moved to England in 2017 and is the organiser of the Stafford Knot Storytelling Club. She performs regularly in storytelling clubs, schools and arts festivals. Renowned for her performance Barbecued Husbands and her one-woman show Reflecting Fridas, she has captivated audiences with the myths of Brazilian indigenous tribes and the life story of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. She conducts storytelling workshops and applies storytelling in community projects and health organisations. Representing Brazil and England, she has performed in international festival in Mexico, Cuba, Spain, Italy, Scotland and England. 

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StoryFest 2019: Workshop - The Doll Maker's Narrative by Rachel Yang (Singapore)

Doll making can have significant therapeutic value. In this workshop, attention is placed on the process of creation, development and reflection on the meaning of the doll and the stories within them. This fully experiential workshop supports participants in engaging in a sensory, cognitive and emotional journey of self-discovery.

Production: Co-presented by The Arts House
Event venue: Living Room
Buy Link: https://dollmakersnarrative.peatix.com/
Event price: $35
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Event Date(s): 2019-06-22 11:00:00
Event start date: 2019-06-22 03:00
Event end date: 2019-06-22 03:00
Custom Event Date(s): 22 Jun 2019, Sat
Custom Event Time(s): 11am - 1pm
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About Rachel Yang

Rachel is a registered art therapist (AThR) with an MA Art Therapy (LASALLE), BA Graphic Design (Camberwell College of the Arts), certificate in developmental play therapy (CreateCatt) and is a certified SandPlay therapist (Expressive Therapies Institute of Australia). Currently president of Art Therapists’ Association (Singapore) she is the managing partner of Daylight Creative Therapies. Her practice addresses complex trauma, attachment disorders, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, relational and self-esteem issues, emotional distress and anger. 

She is passionate about engaging and fostering supportive therapeutic encounters that offer her client’s opportunities to recognise their strengths and become empowered through their process of creative expression. 

Since 2015, Rachel has mentored young women and children in developing and nurturing their strengths to creatively express themselves through mindful art processes that support development and enhance resilience and self-confidence. She is dedicated to working with the community to build stronger ties with others through art, play and creativity. 

Her professional interests are focused on the expressive arts therapies, which include painting, writing, drawing, sewing, poetry, guided imagery, movement and music; these naturally lend themselves well to both her practitioner and artistic pursuits. She develops and facilitates staff self-care art therapy sessions to promote team-bonding and creative exploration. Rachel’s practice is both culturally relevant and informed. 

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Bullet Journaling Workshop

Bullet journaling is not just about making pretty lists and elaborated decorated pages. It is about practicing mindfulness and focus. Stephanie Tan aka Stephtcreates takes you through the basics of bullet journaling, how to get started and how to aspiring and established writers can use it for their creative process. 

This workshop is designed for beginners and will cover the following topics: 

  • Concept of Bullet Journaling
  • Lifestyle Journaling
  • Creative Presentation
  • Suitable Tools & Materials
  • Fixing of mistakes
  • Sample layouts
  • Journaling Prompts
  • Hands-on session


Each participant will bring home a basic dotted notebook and an ink pen; and will also be provided with some sharing materials for the hands-on session. Participants also have the option to top up $35 more to receive a Leuchtturm1917 A5 Hard Cover Dotted Notebook with name embossing (up to 18 characters, total value worth $52) instead, as the recommended notebook for bullet journaling.

Partipants may print along photos and other decorative items. If you bring your existing planners, Stephanie will work with you on migrating it into the bullet journal system. 

Please note all tickets sold are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.

Production: Presented by The Arts House
Event venue: Council Room
Event price: $50
Event start date: 2019-01-26 02:00
Event end date: 2019-03-09 02:00
Custom Event Date(s): 9 Mar 2019, Sat
Custom Event Time(s): 5pm - 6.30pm
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About the facilitator 
Stephtcreates is a creative label by Stephanie Tan from Singapore.

Her love for lettering and doodling on books and cards started back in her school days. Her curiosity then led her to learn from numerous mentors to further master the knowledge and skills to develop her artistic interest, which is expressed creatively in her bullet journal, especially through difficult days.

Knowing exactly how keeping a journal could be useful to anyone who wants to improve their lifestyle and mindset, she is very supportive when she was invited to host various bullet journaling and brush lettering workshops; which she hopes to inspire more people to embark on the journaling journey together.

For the past two years, she started receiving occasional commissions to do various artworks, including wedding invitations, message cards and portraits. She has also launched her first set of Christmas postcards last year, where buyers encouraged her to launch more Christmas designs this year. View her regular updates over at: http://www.instagram.com/stephtcreates/

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StoryFest 2019: Workshop - Transforming Tales: Adapting Ancient Tales for Today’s Audience by Daniel Allison (Scotland)

How do you adapt ancient stories for performance or fiction writing? Author and storyteller Daniel Allison has spent many years writing fiction inspired by oral stories while using his practice as a writer to shape his storytelling. Using his novel ‘The Bone Flute’ as a case study, he will share techniques and lead discussions on various aspects of the adaptation process. He will also refer to stories from the Celtic and European traditions. Participants will come away equipped with new ways to get under the skin of a story and make it their own. 

Production: Co-presented by The Arts House
Event venue: Blue Room
Event price: $20
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Event Date(s): 2019-06-22 11:00:00
Event start date: 2019-06-22 03:00
Event end date: 2019-06-22 03:00
Custom Event Date(s): 22 Jun 2019, Sat
Custom Event Time(s): 11am - 1pm
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About Dr. Edmund Chow

Daniel Allison is a storyteller and author. Known for his evocative style and lyrical language, he has performed at countless schools, venues and campfires across the UK as well as in the USA, Portugal, Turkey, the UAE and India. His performances bring together Celtic legends with stories from the many diverse cultures he has explored and are woven together with spellbinding didgeridoo music. 

A fascination with the ancient Celtic bards has led Daniel to walk coast-to-coast across Scotland twice, camping in the hills by night and sharing stories by day, in order to understand better the life of a travelling storyteller.

Daniel is a regular performer at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh, where he has debuted performances including The Wilderness Within, a reimagining of the life of the naturalist John Muir; The Missing Lynx, a sell-out exploration of rewilding through storytelling; and the sell-out Dark Tales, a strictly-for-adults evening of horror stories from around the world.

Daniel is the author of the forthcoming collection ‘Finn and the Fianna: Celtic Legends Retold’, a new retelling of the Finn MacCoull stories, available from the History Press in 2020. He is currently at work on a series of children’s novels set in prehistoric Scotland while creating a storytelling podcast and training full-time to be a Muay Thai fighter. 

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A Night of Terrifying Tales

Master storyteller Kamini Ramachandran and a team of storytellers present a spooky experience filled will thrills and chills. The audience will visit five locations on level two of the House to hear five incredible tales inspired by Singapore’s best-selling series, True Singapore Ghost Stories.

For audiences aged 16 and above. Advisory (Supernatural Content)
Meeting point: Main entrance of The Arts House.

Producer: Moonshadow Stories 
Adaptation: Kamini Ramachandran
Cast: Charlotte Lau and Fahim Murshed, Daisy Mitchell, Derrick Tay, Jeremy Leong and Kamini Ramachandran
Illustration by David Portwood

Please note all tickets sold are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.

Production: Presented by The Arts House
Event venue: Second Floor
Event price: $20
Event start date: 2019-01-26 02:00
Event end date: 2019-03-09 02:00
Custom Event Date(s): 9 Mar 2019, Sat
Custom Event Time(s): 9.30pm - 11pm
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Charlotte Lau
From a young age, Charlotte has been comfortable on stage and continues to act, sing and dance. She has performed in a wide variety of shows, from immersive theatre productions such as Andsoforth’s Alice in Wonderland and Tales of Grimmsneyland to storytelling for children in the Story House during StoryFest 2018. She was also part of Storytelling Speed Dating at Goodman B-Sides. She continues her passion for the stage as she studies for her Diploma in Performance at LASALLE School of the Arts.

Daisy Mitchell 
Daisy is an Associate Young Storyteller at The Storytelling Centre Ltd under the mentorship of Kamini Ramachandran. Her storytelling credits include The Hidden (Dir. Kamini Ramachandran for Singapore International Festival of Arts 2018), A Caravan of Stories for StoryFest 2018 and she performs weekly at The Artground and Gateway Theatres. Graduating with distinction from Diploma in Performance, she is pursuing her BA in Musical Theatre at LASALLE. She has acted in Fiddler on The Roof, Furthest North Deepest South and an adaption of My Name Is Rachel Corrie.

Derrick Tay 
A versatile performer Derrick is a musician, vocalist, actor and educator who is currently coaching voice and music at The Music Clinic. He has performed on screen and stage, directed a musical for SG50 celebration and sung at Hua Yi Festival, Asian TV Awards and Singapore Arts Festival. His storytelling performances usually include musical accompaniment such a flute, piano and other instruments that enhance the story. He accompanied Kamini Ramachandran for the Singapore International Festival of Arts 2018 commission The Hidden and for Shapeshifter Stories in 2017.

Fahim Murshed 
Fahim was in primary school when he first stood on stage, wearing a pair of gray mouse ears as he played Grandpa Mouse in the play Belling the Cat. Since then he has performed in shows like Marie and the Nutcracker by Andsoforth and A Caravan of Stories for The Young Storytellers Showcase during StoryFest 2018. He was also part of Storytelling Speed Dating at Goodman B-Sides. He continues his love for performing as he studies for his Diploma in Performance at LASALLE School of the Arts. 

Jeremy Leong 
A graduate from LASALLE School of the Arts, Jeremy is an actor and storyteller. His passion for stories drives his enthusiasm for the stage. His storytelling credits include The Hidden (Dir. Kamini Ramachandran for Singapore International Festival of Arts 2018). He has also performed in Melbourne, Australia where he shared the Singapore folktale of Badang. His acting credits include The Greatest Treasure in the World for National Museum of Singapore and WonderWords, a school touring show.

Kamini Ramachandran
Renowned for her repertoire of darker tales exploring supernatural themes and uncommon folklore, Kamini breathes life into stories. Through her work in Moonshadow Stories she has promoted storytelling for adult audiences in Singapore. Commissioned by the Singapore International Festival of Arts 2018, she produced The Hidden, a site-specific storytelling experience at The Armenian Church.

To complement her love for literature she is comfortable adapting books for storytelling and has worked with publishers, authors and literary festivals. Her love for folklore extends to her work in museums and heritage centres. Through her monthly programme Stories in Art at National Gallery Singapore she connects oral and visual storytelling for family audiences. Kamini’s knowledge of Asian mythology has taken her on travels to international festivals around the world.

Her recent sensory storytelling performances for Artwalk Little India 2019 enchanted and captivated both audiences and reviewers alike. She has collaborated with musicians, dancers and visual artists combining her myths and legends. She is a teaching artist who applies storytelling skills for performance, narrative therapy and communications studies.

Kamini set up the non-profit organization The Storytelling Centre Ltd to support emerging talents through the Young Storytellers Mentorship Programme to ensure the sustainability of storytelling. She is also creative producer of StoryFest: International Storytelling Festival Singapore.

Moonshadow Stories 
MoonShadow Stories was founded in November 2004 with the sole aim of promoting the lost art of the oral narrative tradition. MoonShadow Stories strongly believes that if the beauty and wonder of storytelling can be reintroduced to adults, then children will benefit. MoonShadow Stories is the first contemporary storytelling entity in Singapore to spearhead storytelling for adults and performance storytelling. MoonShadow Stories passionately promotes the tradition of storytelling through re-telling and sharing of oral stories to a variety of audiences both young and old, in Singapore and in other countries.

MoonShadow Stories organizes storytelling performances and workshops for both adults and children. They provide customized storytelling training and storytelling content creation for private organizations and government entities, educational and commercial institutions, literary and storytelling festivals, counselling and therapeutic agencies as well as provide publications and research advice.

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