ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE SINGAPOUR’S 70th ANNIVERSARY!
Saturday 12 October 2019
Join the fun and enjoy a day of festive activities with the whole family!
This year, Alliance Française de Singapour is hitting a milestone, celebrating 70 years of operation in the city-state!
During the whole day, visitors will discover the works of students who have celebrated in their own way the 70th anniversary of Alliance Française de Singapour. Let’s explore their productions by walking through the corridors of level 3 and level 4 and by having a look at the library. Finally, to learn more about the last past 70 years of AF, rendez-vous at the library where a vibrant exhibition is relating the many milestones and anecdotes about the Alliance Française de Singapour in 70 key dates.
Our anniversary day will come to an end with the opening reception of the new exhibition “Diverse Oneness” (by invitation only). On this extraordinary occasion, Alliance Française de Singapour has commissioned the rising star photographer Lavender Chang to celebrate its 70th anniversary by taking 70 portraits of its past and present members to pay tribute to the diversity of the Alliance Française community.
(At Alliance Française de Singapour, Level 2)
10AM – 3PM: Start the day with a storytelling marathon! Enjoy our staff’s favourite short stories being read every hour (10-15min each) in the library. First one at 10am and last one at 3pm.
FREE event | No registration required
Special Storytelling Session!
4.15PM – 5.15PM
Alliance Française de Singapour is organising a special storytelling session conducted by the famous French author and illustrator, Alain Chiche.
Author of numerous children books, Alain Chiche engages both his young audience and their family, drawing them into his humorous yet touching universe. Through a mixed medium of books, nursery rhymes and songs, Alain will enrapture us with his storytelling. He will be sharing his tale of “Trois Fois Rien” (Three times nothing) which promises to sweep us along on a poetical and musical journey !
Some refreshments will be served to the little ones, right after the storytelling session!
For children from 3 years old.
Also note that Alain Chiche will meet the students of 2 classes during the morning session.
*An adult must be present with children under 6 years old.
*A non-member adult needs to get a ticket to attend the event.
Free for AF members and $5 for non-members| Book Now
The French Hub en un clin d’œil!
Alliance Française de Singapour in a nutshell
Finally, to learn more about the last past 70 years of AF, a historically rich and vibrant exhibition awaits you at the library, revealing AF milestones and anecdotes over 70 dates, spanning 70 years.
Free | Whole day event
(At Alliance Française de Singapour, lobby)
TOUT EN HAUT DU MONDE (Long Way North)
2.30PM – 4PM
Spend some family time with the kids and catch the screening of the family-adventure animation movie Tout en Haut du Monde (Long Way North) by Rémi Chayé who won the Audience Award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in 2015.
The screening will be followed by a live Skype Q&A with the director Rémi Chayé!
For children from 7 years old
Tickets: Free for AF members and $12 non-members | Book Now
(At Alliance Française de Singapour, level 2)
Homage to Alliance Française’ members
5.30PM – 7PM
Alliance Française de Singapour has commissioned the rising star photographer Lavender Chang to celebrate its 70th anniversary by taking 70 portraits of its past and present members to pay tribute to the diversity of the Alliance Française’ community.
“A person’s presence and the living environment reveal the essence of the person. I believe one’s existence is not just formed by his or her physical self. The world is made up of numerous inter-linked universes, in constant flux. Every living and non-living thing represents a universe and eventually informs who we are. To celebrate the diversity of the members of the Alliance Française, I captured these portraits in their homes, showing them at their most natural state without any pretense. ” – Lavender Chang
Lavender Chang has exhibited at the Singapore Art Museum, Sundaram Tagore Gallery New York, Alliance Française de Singapour, Mizuma Gallery, the Singapore Art Show, and the Arts House in Singapore.
Opening by invitation only
Exhibition date: 15 October – 21 December 2019 | Free Entrance
Tuesday: 1pm – 8pm; Wednesday to Friday: 1pm – 7.30pm & Saturday: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Alliance Française de Singapour, la galerie │ 1 Sarkies Road, Level 2, Singapore 258130
More information about the exhibition here
Discover the works of students who have celebrated in their own way the 70th anniversary of Alliance Française de Singapour. Until 21 December 2019, come and explore their productions by flaneuring through the corridors of level 3 and level 4 and by making a stop at the library.