Red Nose is all ready for 2015 with events laid out to get people to “Slow Down. Love More. Laugh Every Day”.
To make the world a better place with love and laughter—this is what the Red Nose Movement continues to aim for come 2015.
The Red Nose movement is an initiative of City Harvest Community Service Association and is supported by Singapore Kindness Movement. Its aim is to inspire the community to “live, love and laugh” more every day.
To date, Red Nose has launched 55 initiatives, including highlight events such as Red Nose Theatre and Red Nose Day this year.
“We realized that it was one thing to get people to come out of their shell for a day or a couple of hours and another to get them to consider experiencing a different lifestyle,” said Darryl Loh, executive director of CHCSA. “To achieve that, we focus on ‘Converse, Connect, Create’ with the individuals we are working with. This result in stronger connections, and out of the connections, we co-create something of value.”
Come 2015, Red Nose Movement purposes to engage the tech-savvy generation with the message of “Slow Down. Love More. Laugh Every Day”, encouraging them to engage in face-to-face, attentive connections with those around them.
“In 2015, we will continue in the direction that we started last year at POD, our community space and café at Tampines,” Loh told City News Weekly. “To continue building a space where people can be accepted for who they are and enjoy the company of both new and old friends. We would like to achieve genuine connections within the community and build an ecosystem in line with the philosophy of the Red Nose Movement.”
Red Nose is bringing back Red Nose Theatre with a twist. An artist-in-residence program will be held in conjunction with Red Nose Theatre for nine days where participants will get to work with award-winning physical theater artiste Kenny Ahern to create a 70-minute show. The show will be staged in the theatre on Mar 21, 2015. Red Nose and Ahern will also be bringing the popular 30-minute interactive show “To Laugh Is To Live” to participating primary and secondary schools, as well as different communities, from Mar 9 to 27.
“Individual and corporate sponsors can come forward to sponsor tickets for our beneficiaries or to sponsor school and community shows,” Loh said.
On top of Red Nose Theatre, the well-received Red Nose Day will also be making a comeback in the month of June, bringing a whole series of joy and fun with coffee, craft market, cycling and a comedy performance at the Read Bridge at Clarke Quay, right in the heart of Singapore.
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Connect Over Coffee
In a tech-savvy world where connections mostly happen online these days, Red Nose wants to create a space where people can intentionally slow down and reconnect physically. To encourage Singaporeans to “Converse, Connect and Create”, a coffee space will be set up during the event for people to gather and connect over a cuppa joe. The idea is for people to have face-to-face conversations, to laugh and listen to each other.
In 2015, Red Nose Day will be raising funds for the elderly in House of Joy, a centre for the elderly located at Pine Close, through pledges for a round-the-clock and round-the-island ride by 200 volunteer cyclists. Each cyclist would cover between 88 to 128 kilometers to raise at least S$250. In total, Red Nose aims to raise at least S$120,000 for more than 2,000 elderly persons.
Laughing All The Way
With 24 shows performed over two days by six street performers from Japan, get ready to giggle all the way. Instead of the usual stage performances, these funnymen will bring the performance close to the audience with engaging acts and interactions. The 30-minute comedy features juggling, mime, music and lots of fun.
Red Nose Day requires 200 cyclists, 500 youths and many other participants to support Red Nose Movement through their events. If you are interested in making a difference, log on to rednose.sg.