Free lion dance crash course, upcycling workshops & performances at S’pore Chinese Cultural Centre from Jan. 12 – 13

Rare chance to be the lion head.

Joshua Lee | January 11, 03:40 pm

In case you’re looking for something to do this weekend, the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) is having a series of Chinese New Year programmes for the family.

Here are some of the more exciting events we picked out.

1. Take a crash course in lion dancing

The Feng Yi Dragon and Lion Dance Entertainment troupe will be conducting crash courses for lion dance performances on January 12, Saturday at the SCCC Ho Bee Concourse. There you will be taught the basics of lion dance, and practise working as a team to execute a performance.

Members of the public can join a slot from 3.30pm to 5.30pm while parents and their kids can take a morning session from 11.30am to 1.30pm.

Admission is free and interested participants have to pre-register.

2. Upcycle your old stuff into new craft

Terra SG, an eco-outreach social enterprise, will be holding workshops on January 12 and 13 on how to reuse your old stuff to create something of higher value. There you will learn how to create the following craft:

  • Upcycled Pallet Board Yarn Art: 10am, 11am, 2.30pm, 3.15pm
  • Upcycled Fabric Tissue Pouch: 12pm, 12.30pm, 1pm
  • Upcycled Red Container Night Light: 4pm, 4.40pm, 5.20pm

At the same time, Terra SG is holding a collection drive for recycling. Items such as milk and juice paper cartons, 2-litre plastic bottles, small PET bottles, disused t-shirts and short and round glass jars are welcome.

The workshops are held at SSSCI Multi-Purpose Hall, Level 7. Admission is free and interested participants have to pre-register.

3. Enjoy cultural performances and activities

The SCCC will also be hosting cultural performances such as lion dance, guzheng and pipa performances and a fengshui talk among others. Here’s the schedule of activities:

12 Jan 2019 (Stage activities)

10.50am: Lion Dance Opening by Feng Yi Dragon & Lion Dance Entertainment troupe

11am: Guzheng and Pipa Chinese Music Performance by Cheah Pei Qi & Cheah Xue Qi

1pm: CNY Skit To Come Home” by “Miss Mole” Ho Ai Ling

2.30pm: Fengshui Talk: Your Ultimate Guide to Year of the Pig by Master Goh Guan Leong

5pm: Mini Concert featuring Tay Sia Yeun, Peng Chi Sheng and Aaron Matthew Lim by Intune Music

13 Jan 2019 (Stage activities)

10.50am: Chinese Wind and Percussion Opening by Reverberance

11am: The Fun of Riddle by Riddles Association

1pm: Ocarina Performance by Ocarina House 3pm: Hokkien Opera Performance by Do Opera

5pm: The Fun of Riddle by Riddles Association

12 & 13 Jan 2019 (Fringe activities)

1pm 5pm: Finger Painting by Event Arts and Chinese Calligraphy by Life Arts Society

1.30pm 4.30pm: Muah Chee, Kacang Puteh and popcorn food-tasting stations

These stage and fringe activities will be held at the SCCCI Multi-Purpose Hall Foyer, Level 7. Admission is free and no pre-registration is required.

Check out more CNY-related events by SCCC here.

Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre CNY Family Fun 2019

Dates: January 12 – 13, 2019

Time: 10am – 8pm

Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906 (map)

All images courtesy of SCCC.

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