Daily Archives: June 17, 2015

The Little Prince in the Dark

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint- Exupery is one of my favourite books so I was really bummed about missing The Little Prince Art Collection at the Fullerton Hotel. For some reason, I thought it only ended sometime during the June holidays so I was planning to go down with the kids but the last day was actually 31 May.

Fortunately, I didn’t make the same mistake with The Little Prince in the Dark at Alliance Francaise. The exhibition ends 20 June so I went down with Anya today. French visual artist Arnaud Nazare-Aga has created 13 all-white sculptures of scenes from The Little Prince that are presented in the dark to be discovered by the senses of touch and hearing. The first edition of a Braille version of the book, which comes with illustrations done in relief, is also on show. The exhibition is held in collaboration with the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped.

Just outside the gallery are some paintings by Kai Xu, an 8-year-old boy with Sturge Weber Syndrome, an incurable condition that primarily affects the brain causing seizures and glaucoma in the affected eye. This exhibition is intended to create awareness of this medical condition.

here for The Little Prince in the Dark

here for The Little Prince in the Dark

The Little Prince on his planet

The Little Prince on his planet

her favourite is The Drinker

her favourite is The Drinker

she likes the little bottles

she likes the little bottles

can't stop touching The Drinker!

can’t stop touching The Drinker!

the baobab tree

the baobab tree

a hat? or elephant inside a snake?

a hat? or elephant inside a snake?

feeling the raised illustrations and Braille lettering

feeling the raised illustrations and Braille lettering

paintings by Kai Xu, an 8-year-old boy with Sturge Weber Syndrome

paintings by Kai Xu, an 8-year-old boy with Sturge Weber Syndrome

posing like The Little Prince

posing like The Little Prince

While The Little Prince in the Dark is a small exhibition, it is meaningful and worth checking out if the location is not too out of the way for you, and if you like The Little Prince. You can see it at Societe Generale Gallery on the 2nd floor of Alliance Francaise at 1 Sarkies Road.

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Muse Arts June Holiday Camp

The two older kids took part in My Amazing Body, a June holiday programme by Muse Arts at Natasha Studio, City Square Mall. They had a delightful time singing, dancing, doing craft and learning amazing facts about their body. The kids were particularly enthusiastic about destroying germs! It was a drop-off class so I managed to run some errands during that time before returning in the last half hour to watch their presentation.

We are actually very keen to take part in their Jungle Rumble programme on Mon, 22 June from 10 am to 12 pm but we already have something on that day. You can get 10% off the registration fees (S$50) for the Jungle Rumble programme if you quote ‘lifeintheweehours’ when you register your child(ren) by Fri, 19 June 2015. Call them at 81332251 or email them for enquiries and registration.

what's going on here?

what’s going on here?

there are germs on our body!

there are germs on our body!

let's get rid of them

let’s get rid of them

germs are gross!

germs are gross!

doing their germbuster dance

doing their germbuster dance

with his germbuster craft

with his germbuster craft

Jungle Rumble

Jungle Rumble