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Shakespeare and all the greats have been reborn in the remarkable silhouette that is the Esplanade Singapore. Built for the specific purpose for art and culture, the Esplanade is a hub for everything and everything to do with plays, performances and the artistic pulse. The calendar in the esplanade is choked full of local and international performances all year round, so your literary tastes will be fulfilled.
No square inch of the esplanade is wasted. First we move into the concert halls, which has been home and will be home to many magnificent performances. Seating close to 2, 000 people at any one time and designed with the best acoustics – the concert hall has seen many diverse range of music performances from budding local performers to international concerto’s and full orchestra performances.
There is also a theatre and a theatre studio within the premises, also with a seating capacity of about 2, 000 people. Boasting the largest and most expansive performing stage in Singapore, the theatre is also a chameleon – able to adapt to any performance of any size, shape, form and orientation. With excellent lighting, state of the art staging equipment and acoustics that ensure you hear every shudder and whisper of the performer, the Esplanade theatre is a locale for live entertainment like you have never seen. A recital studio is also available within its durian like enclosure, for those intimate performances by speakers, poets and even cosy jazz recitals for crowds below 200.
The fun doesn’t stop there. With more than 20 other locations indoors and outdoors against fantastic views of the bay, the Esplanade is just a promise of fun and entertainment for anyone – however innovative, creative or experimental.
A quick visit to the webpage and clicking the ‘Whats on’ icon will show you a whole list of current attractions, events, performances as well as upcoming slots in the future. Anything from visual arts, theatre, concerts as well as multi arts performances will be displayed with a short blurb describing the event and what you can expect from it. The website is highly detailed and they can narrow down your search by time, place, and type of event/performance – you don’t have to run through the entire detailed list to find the sort of thing you would like to do. If you are in the mood for a Shakespearean sonnet or even a modern take on Jeffrey Chaucer, then all you have to do is key in the appropriate words and voila!, you will be taken to a page with your desires displayed in colourful icons.
Signing up for their weekly electronic newsletter is also highly recommended, as you get to be in the know of the latest happenings in esplanade and event highlights. You also get preferential treatment in some cases and access to special events and performances. The esplanade is the vindication of Singapore and the Arts Council efforts to raise the arts scene to another level and 20 years later after its initial planning is an epicentre of performance, a place where art thrives and flourish – all for the benefit for anyone who chooses to pass through its unique walls and grand performances.

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With its strengthening role as a cultural and arts hub, Hong Kong fascinates with colour and energy during summer where International Arts Carnival takes place between July and August each year. This six weeks festival takes place at various locations in the city enabling every family to enjoy a culture filled summer. This event hosts around 500 international performances and is recognized as an entertaining event for the whole family. Dance, drama, magic, clowning, comedy, puppetry and acrobats are among the popular performances of this carnival where the performers are from countries like Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Spain while the majority is local. It is recognized as an excellent opportunity for local and international performers to show their talents and be internationally acclaimed. Over 150000 performers take part in this event which aid in adding colour to it.Apart form these performances this carnival also boasts of hosting workshops, design competitions, outdoor fun days, exhibitions and school tours to different cultural venues for youngsters to obtain a real experience. A Graphic Design Competition is also open to all primary and secondary school students with one day camps. The carnival also marks the anniversary of Hong Kong’s establishment as a special administrative region.It is an excellent way to indulge in entertainment during ones summer as well as learning about international cultures and customs. While indulging yourself in entertainment by visiting International Arts Carnival find your accommodation in s 5 star hotel in Hong Kong. One such hotel would be Langham Place Hotel Hong Kong which is an ideal location to have a leisurely break.




The Prosper Chamber of Commerce has announced its 3rd Annual Arts and Music Festival to be held on Saturday October 3 from 10 AM to 7 PM at the Prosper Town Center at Preston Rd and Broadway.  This family event drew over 3000 people last year and is expected to exceed that number this year.


Bill Remington, Prosper Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman and owner of Remington Realty Group stated “The Town of Prosper like other areas of Collin County is undergoing large population growth and we are poised to see some dramatic changes in our community over the next several years.  The Chamber believes this is an excellent time to showcase our town with the art, music and entertainment that we have here and in the surrounding communities.”


This Festival is becoming the signature event in Prosper and the Chamber of Commerce believes that while it is a family event it also demonstrates the business community spirit and therefore becomes attractive for new businesses to relocate here. Prosper is a family town and it is a vibrant one too.


The artists and crafters participating in the Festival are not only extremely talented but unique.  From origin original paintings, woodworking and stained glass to handcrafted jewelry, there will be something of interest to all event-goers.


While parents are visiting the booths, the children will be entertained by the special Kids Corner.  Linda Guthrie, Committee Chair of the Kids Corner says that we want the children who visit the Festival to have fun and find their inner artist.  Pony rides, a barrel train, pumpkin painting, and a petting zoo will be provided.  There will be an interactive crafts area.


The Scottish Rite Hospital will host a children’s health and safety booth with a face painter and special crafts.  Members of several local groups will volunteer to make this Festival take place.


The entertainment portion of the Festival will be provided by a wide array of local talented musicians and dancers.  Festival-goers can relax under a large tent, listen to the music and sample the cuisine from several vendors as well as the restaurants located within the Town Center itself.  From barbeque, Mexican food to funnel cakes, there will be something to tempt everyone.


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Going on a family trip can be a great adventure but for young children it isn’t all fun and games. Most children get bored easily, especially when they are already excited and anxious about reaching a destination. Some parents have started using in-car DVD players and other types of technology to keep their children entertained on these road trips but a better solution does exist: arts and crafts for kids.
Why Choose Art Supplies for a Trip
Although that Sponge Bob DVD may do the trick and keep your child quiet for a little while, he or she is merely being passively entertained. The show isn’t providing any real mental stimulation and isn’t contributing to improved physical or intellectual development. It’s just a way to keep your little one occupied so you can focus on the road signs.
arts and crafts for kids are a better choice because they captivate your child more completely and actually do contribute to real improvements in overall performance. For example, some arts and crafts for kids can improve small motor movements and dexterity. Plus, these activities encourage children to be creative and to have fun during the trip. They can also still carry on conversations with the rest of the family which is a positive method of social bonding that passive television viewing can never replace.
Types of Supplies to Consider
When you’re looking at arts and crafts for kids that would be good choices for travel, there are several that come to mind. One of the most highly recommended are lacing cards. These are item-shaped cards which have small holes around the exterior of the shape. Kids can string colored laces through these holes to creatively embellish the card.
There are several benefits to using lacing cards. For one, your children will improve their hand and eye coordination and their small motor skills because getting those laces through the small holes isn’t as easy as you might think. Plus, it can be easy to do even over bumpy roads or in airplanes when not much room is available. They are also small and easy to slip into a carry on bag.
Other Good Reasons to Use Lacing Cards
As arts and crafts for kids, lacing cards have other advantages, too. For example, the cards can be instruments of learning. For example, Smalltime Child offers a set of lacing cards in the shape of insects. As the child works on each of these arts and crafts for kids, you can provide information about the type of bug or encourage your child to read about the bug in an encyclopedia.
Easy Travel Entertainment
Whether you choose lacing cards or some other type of arts and crafts kids for your next family trip, remember to choose something that has few parts which can be lost in the car or plane. Remember that you should choose arts and crafts for kids that are appropriate. You don’t want to have to worry about your child choking on beads while you’re focused on the road ahead.

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Hudson Black arts, cultural fest Saturday
THE ANNUAL Hudson Black Arts and Cultural Festival and Parade will kick off at 2 p.m. Saturday on Warren Street in Hudson with a parade ending at the Hudson River Riverfront Park and featuring Stephanie Monseu of Bindlestiff Family Cirkus with local youth stilt walkers.

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Mount Hope hosting car show, performing arts USO show
GAYLORD — A spectacular all-day event will take place Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Mount Hope Church, one mile east of Gaylord on M-32. It offers fun-filled entertainment for people of all ages and interests.

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