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Voyage of Dreams 2013: Only Believe {13 Oct, Central Library}


What’s Voyage of Dreams?
Voyage of Dreams: Only Believe 
is a community celebration of hopes and dreams that children and families have. It is also about celebrating the importance of family and creating special family memories through play, and with DIY playthings created out of cardboard. Families that play together stay together!

Voyage of Dreams grew out of Cardboard Dreams, my first community cardboard play picnic, held last year at the Botanic Gardens. Cardboard Dreams was inspired by the viral video, Caine’s Arcade, and Imagination Foundation’s Global Cardboard Challenge.

This year, the passion for encouraging families to create and play together as well as to celebrate each other’s creativity and imagination continues in this Voyage of Dreams.

Why ‘Only Believe’?

Because every journey has to begin with that single step of faith, and the destination is reached by faith.
Because all dreams need someone to believe in them enough for them to become a reality.

Please Meet This VIP – Very Important Partner

This event has also been very much a ‘Voyage of Dreams’ in many ways.  VoD could not have begun nor journeyed so far without the generous support of  my chief play-laborator (play collaborator)  – Public Libraries Singapore.

I am very excited and honoured to have the support of Public Libraries Singapore as my co-organiser in this year’s event. The libraries in Singapore have ALWAYS been a significant part of my life, and I totally love what they have done, and continue to do to build up our people with their passion for living knowledge! It sounds dramatic but I’ve got to say this – that without their generous support and willingness to join me on this adventure of attempting something so crazy, I wouldn’t be able to make this a reality. So thank you very much, Public Libraries and the fantastic arts and culture team, especially Krist and Sonja.

NOW, MORE about Voyage of Dreams 2013.


When? 13 October 2013, Sunday

Where? Central Library ( Bugis) . Please click here for map and directions.

Time?  The day of Fun begins at 10am until 5.30 pm. See below for details.

Other Important Notes:

  • All events are FREE to the public (thanks to the funding by Public Libraries ).
  • However, there are several activities which require you to make bookings via the Library’s e-booking service as seats are limited. So be sure to hop on over to GoLibrary Bounce to book your space!  
Here is a summary of the activity highlights from VoD.
Click on the individual programme categories below to find out more!

Event Highlights include:

Note: All sessions, except Dreams On Parade, are limited ONE-SESSION only with limited seats.
So please remember to book your seats early via the library booking system.
Dreams On Parade {Your DIY Craft Creativity Corner}
Everyone is creative! We’re making a cardboard ship for this Voyage of Dreams.
Come and do your part in creating a cardboard animals to add to the cardboard ship display.

Dreams: Now Playing {Key Event! Back by popular demand!}
Family cardboard games playdate ala ‘kampong’ style at The Pod (Level 16). Create a game out of cardboard or other recycled materials, and bring it on down to share with others.  It’s amazing how fun multiplies when everyone shares their stuff.
Find out how to participate here.

Dream With Me {Parent-Child Workshops for parents with kids aged 2 – 12}
Together with your child, let your hair down and set your imagination free! Our playful experts will guide you through the exploration of new crafts to make, new ways to play and new dreams to dream together.  More details here.

Catch A Dream {Storytelling For All Ages} 12.30 – 1.00pm
Listen to stories of dreamers who dared pursued their dreams.
A one-session only  event by our master librarian storyteller.

Sing Me A Dream  {Special Musical Storytelling Session}
 Folk singer-songwriter Dawn Fung shares original songs where impossible things happen.

Download and share this E-INVITE to all you know!

Share This Fun With Your Friends & Family!

E-Invite to Voyage of Dreams

P.S. If you love our colourful  event logo, and this publicity banner, you’ll have to hop over and show some blog love to Dee of Prune+Nurture. Thanks Dee for supporting us with your creative design talent and time!

Special thanks also to Jean Angus of Wee Stories for her invaluable help in preparing the media release.




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