Neon Lights Festival: Kids

Family-friendly zone

During the day, the Cloud Factory is a family-friendly zone of craft and movement workshops for children aged two and older.

At night, the tent transforms into the Sound Bar, where experimental artists take over the stage with avant-garde performances.

The Cloud Factory/Sound Bar is one of the hybrid spaces in Neon Lights festival catering to different age groups at different times of the day.

The children's programmes are run by children's theatre company MySuperFuture Theatrical Productions. Places are limited for each workshop so parents are encouraged to sign up their children early at 1pm when the festival gates open.

At night, video, sound and performance art collaborations curated by Noor Effendy Ibrahim, the former artistic director of The Substation, will take over.

The 42-year-old hopes festivalgoers wander into the tent and "be introduced to Singaporean and Singapore-based artists who experiment and challenge ways of creating and performing sound".

Look out for Nada, comprising artist Rizman Putra and electronic musician Safuan Johari, as they meld the distinct sounds of South-east Asian cultures with classical Western genres. 

Then there is the experimental electronic UFO Concert, presented by Zentai Art Project, a group whose members don full-body spandex suits as they perform using noise, song, dance and video art.

Gurveen Kaur

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 20, 2015, with the headline 'Family- friendly zone'. Print Edition | Subscribe