(First Week of Sept 2011) English-Language Theater

A friend of mine posted about this Engish language performance, and I am sure she won't mind me cutting and pasting information, about the show that is part of the Taipei Fringe festival:

Their website is here: http://littlefriendstheatre.blogspot.com/
Searching for a Song 歌聲奇緣

The 4th Annual Taipei Fringe Festival is coming up at the end of August, and we're getting ready for the premiere of our first show, Searching for a Song, an original children’s play about finding your own way to make your dreams come true. Canta, the main character, is a young girl who lives in a world where words must be bought on paper and then eaten before they may be spoken. Her dream is to be a singer, but she is very poor and unable to buy the words to sing the lyrics to any songs. With her friend Leela, she goes searching to find the perfect words to her own song. Filled with games and songs, this is a play in English for young learners of language.



Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 at 3:00pm
Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 at 7:00pm
Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 at 3:00pm
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 at 3:00pm
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 at 7:00pm

All shows will be at Cafe Philo (CP地下沙龍), whose address can be found at their website.

Tickets are $300NTD for one ticket, or get two tickets for $500NTD when you purchase them together in a parent/child pack//一般票價:300元, 親子票(1大人+1小孩): 500元

Got any questions or need some help? 需要幫忙嗎?有什麼問題?  Email us at littlefriendstheatre@gmail.com 


The Permaculture Experience, Shilin - Ongoing Activities

I haven't been here and don't currently have time to write detailed translations introducing this place, but it looks like it has potential for families wanting to do DIY, let children try rice harvesting, make their own cheese or, uh-hum, beer (OK, for the parents) and other nature-like activities as the seasons pass.

Yamanagarden's site is totally in Chinese, so be prepared for that.


Chance to Teach Your Children About Farming and Nature - Neihu

Trying to catch up with some reading on Taiwan's resources for children, I found this English-language article at http://www.culture.tw , introducing a Taiwanese gentleman running classes for kids, teaching them about organic gardening and letting them get right into nature.  Martin Lin's blog is in Chinese, and has details of upcoming courses and enrolment procedures.

Got World Cup Fever? Let Your Kids Play a Little Rugby!

I found this information about an English-language rugby club running on Saturday mornings at Da An Park, 10-12.  It's TWD200 per session per child, but if you love rugby and want your children to try something that's in English, it could be worth further investigation.

As we are in NZ for the World Cup build-up, my kids are getting into the idea of being a "Small Black".  I was going to put my son into a team here but he, unfortunately, broke his arm on the third day of our trip.  I'm not sure how enthusiasm for the game will hold up when we return to Taiwan.


Free Wi-Fi Around Taipei - English "How To" Guide

With Taipei developing more and more hotspots around the city, residents and visitors to Taiwan will be able to get online easily and for free!  This link is a really good English guide to how it works.