Theatre, Music, Dance, Visual Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival

PEEKABOO!

Organised by: Superhero Me
  • Date:
    9 - 30 Mar 2019, Saturdays
  • Venue:
    Rainbow Center Singapore - Margaret Drive
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  • Language:
    English
  • Admission:
    Children Inclusive Arts Workshops and Camp : peekaboofestival.peatix.com
    Parents for Parents Workshops : parentsatpeekaboo.peatix.com/
    Free Public Guided tours : bit.ly/peekabootours (limited slots available for walk-ins)
  • Advisory:
    Suitable for all ages

Synopsis:

PEEKABOO! is an inclusive arts festival boldly reinventing classic hide-and-seek.

Its mission: Bring children alien to each other, together. Set in Rainbow Centre, a school that serves children with disabilities, this festival is a labour of love born from a five-month arts residency programme involving six artists, 20 arts facilitators and the Rainbow Centre community to explore themes of identity and place in the world.

PRODUCED BY: Superhero Me in partnership with Rainbow Centre
SUPPORTED BY: Lien Foundation & National Arts Council

WHERE, WHEN, WHAT?
FOR PUBLIC : Free scheduled Guided Tours run on Saturdays (9, 16, 23, 30 Mar) There is no age limit and everyone is welcome to enjoy PEEKABOO!
Sign up: bit.ly/peekabootours (limited slots available for walk-ins)

FOR CHILDREN: Inclusive Arts Workshops and Camps run every Saturday and through the school holidays, led by Superhero Me artists. Sign up: peekaboofestival.peatix.com

PARENTS for PARENTS WORKSHOPS A community initiative to empower caregivers and push for progress on inclusion through 4 parent-led workshops. Sign up: parentsatpeekaboo.peatix.com/

Download Brochure at: http://bit.ly/guidetopeekaboo

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
Singapore has a long way to go in becoming a truly inclusive society, where all children, regardless of ability, can grow to achieve their full potential, and be as self-reliant, productive and meaningfully engaged as they possibly can be. The Lien Foundation's Inclusive Attitudes survey in 2016 found that only 30 per cent of 1,000 people felt Singapore was an inclusive society. Nearly two-thirds polled said they were willing to share spaces with children with special needs, but were not willing to interact with them. Indeed, many children with special needs lead lives of minimal promise and thwarted potential even as they struggle to find acceptance in a high-achieving country where children are lauded the world over for their stellar exam grades. 1

We must raise our expectations and develop more optimistic convictions about the abilities of children with special needs. After all, human development is plastic and a function of practice, training, motivation and stimulation. Beyond efforts to change attitudes towards these children, it's also time to consider educational reform, so some day, all children can learn and play together, regardless of their abilities. In fact, research has shown that the early years are an opportune time to educate children about diversity and those in inclusive classrooms typically score higher on social and emotional behaviours. Building a fair and inclusive Singapore is frequently cited as a national goal, where no one gets left behind. It's time to make this rhetoric a reality.

We hope you'll join us on our creative efforts towards a more inclusive Singapore and hope to see you there!

How to Join Us:

FOR PUBLIC:

· Free scheduled Guided Tours run on Saturdays (9, 16, 23, 30 Mar)

· There is no age limit and everyone is welcome to enjoy PEEKABOO!

· Sign up: bit.ly/peekabootours (limited slots available for walk-ins)

FOR CHILDREN:

· Inclusive Arts Workshops and Camps run every Saturday and through the school holidays led by Superhero Me artists. Sign up: peekaboofestival.peatix.com

PARENTS for PARENTS WORKSHOPS

· A community initiative to empower caregivers and push for progress on inclusion through 4 parent-led workshops. Sign up: parentsatpeekaboo.peatix.com/

PEEKABOO!


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