Strengthening Community Through Story
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The beautiful Enabling Village at Lengkok Bahru is the site and inspiration for this two-day Carnival. As Singapore’s moves to becoming more accessible, offering opportunities to those of us who are differently abled, Story Connection is proud to celebrate what makes a community ‘Inclusive’ with an exciting, entertaining and hopefully enlightening programme of events. There’ll be stories told in words, in song and in mime. Craft workshops that prepare you for a stories in which you can participate. Face painting. A bouncy castle. Photo booth!
The Enabling Village
(5 mins from Rehill MRT)
GOPHI NATHAN is a wonderful mime performer/trainer who began his career with HI! THEATRE of the Deaf as a teenager back in the 1990’s. He performed alongside Roger Jenkins and Gillian Tan at the 2013 Esplanade FYI , and in last year’s 398.2 Storytelling Festival telling bi-lingually in sign language. With his terrific sense of humour and warm personality, Gophi is a most engaging performer and trainer whose expressive face, gestures and signs are easily understood.
Some of the tellers lined up include:
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With the support of
While Story Connection was created in order to manage the 398.2 Storytelling Festival and oversee its future development as the leading story festival in Asia, the company is keen to present community-based story programmes throughout the year. We are delighted that SG ENABLE, which manages the Village, has agreed to be our Venue sponsor for this new initiative which celebrates the spirit of Inclusion here in Singapore.
I will be telling some stories with GOPHI NATHAN that incorporate sign language and voice; LILY GOH, who was recently profiled in the Straits Times for her involvement in this year’s NDP; and JAFFAR ISMAIL, a talented visually-impaired msucian will join Lily in the concert being organised VIVIENNE WONG who gave us such a great concert in last year’s 398,2 Festival.