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My first encounter with art was when my mom enrolled me in a Mongolian dance class when I was four years old. Despite the physically demanding training sessions, I fell in love with the strong yet elegant dance moves as well as the beautiful notes of the Mongolian folk music that to me, showed a delicate side of the Mongolian people and their culture. Two decades and a lifetime later, I’m still intrigued. 🙂

What about you? What is your earliest experience with art?

If you haven’t had one, then you must read today’s post about the PAssionArts Month 2013 which is all about bringing people together, creating the spark to ignite their passions for the Arts. May it be musical performances, circus arts, ceramic art making or Jazz bands performances.

Now click to enter the realm of art and of course, discover your inner artist!

“Everyone can make a difference (M.A.D), and be an artist, or musician in their own way, as long as they have a PAssion for the arts”.

Life is a journey, take a break and let Arts take the centre stage this 13th and 14th April at Whampoa and Jalan Besar!

Passion Arts Musical @ Whampoa

Date: Saturday, 13 April 2013
Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Whampoa Makan Place (Block 92, Whampoa Drive)

Interaction with community artists/performers

Former Mediacorp Personality 杨光 engaging the audience

Former Mediacorp personalities performing Saxophone serenade

Whampoa Presents “Art with a Heart” For the Needy

In line with the PAssion Arts Month festivities, Whampoa is doing their part to reach out to the needy within the community. On Saturday, 13 April 2013, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at Block 91, Whampoa Drive (Beside Whampoa Makan Place), a series of ceramic and visual art demonstrations, and a fusion heartland musical performed by professional, and community artist would take place in Whampoa.

Along with the stellar musical performances, there will also be a ceramic and visual art charity flea market. All proceeds will be donated back to the community through various VWOs, and needy households. This event is indeed a treat for the eyes, as well as a way to give something back to the community. Do join us for this event fit for the whole family!

Artsy Fartsy @ Jalan Besar

Date: 14th April 2013
Time: 9am – 2pm
Venue:
9am-9.30am (Geylang West CC) pavement in front of Blk 16→
10am-10.30am (Jalan Besar CC) Lavendar MRT Exit B in front of Wendy’s →
11am- 2pm (Kallang CC) Boon Keng MRT Exit B open Space (Event final stop and highpoint)

Follow Jalan Besar’s unique Arts journey, starting at 9am at Block 16 Upper Boon Keng Road. Be entertained and have a drumming good time by home grown performing groups featuring Samba, African and Chinese drums. Residents can enjoy the event when they are doing their marketing and breakfast at this time.

At 10am, see the open space in front of Wendy’s (Lavender MRT exit B) come alive by Line Dancers. Discover the various hidden talents within Jalan Besar that you never knew existed!

The final stop of this Arts journey takes place at Boon Keng MRT station open space at 11am. Evergreen Choir and Kallang Jazz Band will be belting out evergreen hits to warm us up for 3 hours of Arts attack! All participating groups will gather here at Jalan Besar’s Arts Village.

Wowee! It’s gonna be a fun-filled artsy weekend! I’m certainly looking out for the ceramic and visual art demonstrations as well as the performing groups!

Let’s samba!

Your friend,
Juliana

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