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ACE! Festival 2012: Arts & creativity for everyone!

By Farhan ShafieEvents - 14 May 2012 12:43 PM | Updated 10:17 AM

ACE! Festival 2012: Arts & creativity for everyone!

A scene from 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark'

The ACE! Festival makes a return after a one-year hiatus!

Singapore’s only family-focused performing arts fair (last held in 2010) will run for 24 days and feature up to 135 shows from both local and international acts.

From 18 May to 10 June, witness a wonderful melting pot of theatre productions, creative workshops and fascinating fringe activities that will entice the young and old in lieu with this year’s theme of “Explorations”.

Organized by I Theatre, one of the region’s premiere professional production companies for family-oriented entertainment, ‘ACE!’ (which stands for Arts and Creativity for Everyone) will take place at the new Goodman Arts Centre and Alliance Française Theatre.

Check out highlights from the upcoming event:

Hare Brain
A scene from 'Hare Brain'

Act!

Seven top class ticketed offerings from Singapore, Australia, United Kingdom and more with up to three or four productions performances happening every day throughout the duration of the festival. Look out for Just So? (18-31 May); a fun-filled musical littered with pearls of wisdom, Our Island(2-10 Jun); an international collaboration showcasing physical comedy at its finest and Hare Brain(29 May-3 Jun); a critically acclaimed re-telling of the classic Aesop’s fable The Hare and the Tortoise.

Create!

Let your imagination run wild with a selection of multi-sensory experiences designed to unlock the creative muse in you. Try your hand at pottery (20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 June), create beautiful batik designs (18-20, 25-27 May; 1-3, 8-10 Jun) and craft recyclable pieces (18 May-10 Jun) of art from your very own trash – this is but a sampling of unique workshops that will be on hand.

Excite!

Lastly, fringe activities (18-20; 25-27 May; 1-3; 8-10 June; 11am-5pm) round up the schedule of events to complement, enrich and illuminate the festival. From roving magicians, balloon sculptures to fun station games, get in on the fun and lose yourself in ACE!’s carnival atmosphere!

Ace Festival 2012 runs from 18 May to 10 June at Goodman Arts Centre and Alliance Francaise Theatre. Tickets from $28 available at Sistic.

Click here for detailed listings on ACE! Festival 2012.