Dignity's OPEN DAY

In conjunction with Sentul Festival, the education team has prepared a special line up for the parents with an addition of mock class where parents and potential students can join in the experience of a student in Dignity.

Therefore we request for the parents who are interested to join the open day on 10th August and 17th August to be on time. Parents and potential students will be able to tour the physical spaces of the different parts of the education programme and get to know more about the programmes offered in Dignity.

Come join us to see how your child can have a holistic and wholesome experience in their education journey with Dignity!

  • Date(s): 10th & 17th August, Saturdays
  • Time: 10 am - 1 pm
  • FREE (Registration required)

ART EXHIBITION: The Awakening

Ever since the establishment of art X dignity, we have sought to bring joy through the participatory journey of arts and crafts. Through an immersion into the creative process, the various young artists have developed new ideas around the ideas of 'Faces and Places', featuring various portraits and 'funny faces' of the children's friends, neighbours, family members and their homes, whether real or imaginary.

The title of the exhibition is 'The Awakening' because Dignity believes in the power of art to awaken the senses and imagination, bringing stories and beauty to life. 

The various paintings (approximately 50 pieces) are available for sale. Funds raised will go towards Dignity for Children Foundation, with a portion returning to the young artist. 

  • Date(s): 10th - 31st August (Monday -Saturday)
  • Time: 8 am - 6 pm
  • FREE entrance

FREE TREE SOCIETY

Free Tree Society Kuala Lumpur is an environmental organisation that spreads the environmental stewardship message by giving away trees for free to green our Earth. Since 2013, they have given away over 30,000 plants to homeowners, schools, marginalized groups, community gardens, and wildlife habitats to proliferate planting, to encourage biodiversity and to promote a love of nature.

  • Booth date(s): 18th August, Sunday
  • Time: 11 am - 6 pm

EcoKnights

The International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) 2019 Lite will be screening 2 exciting environmental films and host a simple discussion session after the screening to learn about how we can practice sustainability. 

Film #1 : The Conservation Conversation (17 mins)

The Conservation Conversation is a documentary based on the pioneering Tembusu College initiated, student-led STEER expedition to Indonesia. It follows 24 curious explorers as they embark on a journey to appreciate the realities and challenges that grapple with conservation efforts in the modern-day.

Film #2 : Save Me! (11 mins)

Mother and her little girl is chased by a hunter in the forest. But in the end, becomes obvious a great truth and It is an open secret.

  • Screening date: 18th August, Sunday
  • Time: 11 am - 12 pm
  • FREE

EcoKnights

The International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) 2019 Lite will be screening exciting environmental films and host a simple discussion session after the screening to learn about how we can practice sustainability. 

Film : Sunset Over Selungo (31 mins)

From a remote village in the rainforest of Borneo comes to an inspiring true story about freedom and belonging. Following Dennis, Unyang and Sia of the Penan tribe, Sunset Over Selungo is an intimate sight into an isolated way of life built upon centuries of jungle survival. Though hunting breakfast and living without the internet are difficult to imagine for most of us, Sia's daily concerns are just the same as anybody else's and he is determined to protect them."

  • Screening date: 17th August, Saturday
  • Time: 1 pm - 2 pm
  • FREE

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Storytelling : The Girl Who Loves To Dance

Nana is pressured by her peers to take up ballet, even though she prefers Joget. Will the story of her grandmother’s pursuit of her dream inspire Nana to stay true to her heart’s desire?

The Girl Who Loves to Dance is written by Arisha Akhir and illustrated by Serah Boey. It is the second title in Kakiseni’s Hikayat children’s book series, inspired by traditional Malaysian arts.

  • Date: 18th August, Sunday
  • Time: 1 pm - 3 pm
  • FREE
  • Suitable for 4 to 12 years old

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Storytelling Session + Theatre Game : Shadows

Shadows tells the tale of Adam, who is teased by his brothers for being afraid of the dark. During a blackout, Adam is whisked away to a light-and-shadow world of wayang kulit where he must help a noble prince defeat two monstrous brothers and recover a surprising treasure. Will Adam find courage or will he end up a snack for monsters?

Published by Kakiseni and MPH Publishing, Shadows is the first in the Hikayat storybook series inspired by the traditional art of Malaysia. Written by Maya Zaharudin and illustrated by Shukardi Shufitri, Shadows draws on the art and stories of Wayang Kulit Kelantan.

  • Date: 17th August, Saturday
  • Time: 4 pm - 6 pm
  • FREE
  • Suitable for 4 to 12 years old

SHANTHINI VENUGOPAL

Storytelling Session: Why Are Jellybeans Colorful & Pak Pandir The Village Fool

Enjoy two whimsical stories, back to back, in this Children’s Story Circle. Guaranteed fun!

Story 1: Why Jellybeans are colourful! Once upon a time, before the age of the dinosaurs, there lived thousands of jellybeans all over the world. When dinosaurs started to roam the land, these jellybeans realised very quickly that they had a big problem on their hands…Find out what happens to the jellybeans in this exciting tale!

Story 2: Pak Pandir the Village Fool Everybody thinks Pak Pandir is a fool, but when some giants come to town, he manages to save his family. Not such a fool after all!

*For parents: Drop your children off for these lovely stories and grab a bite at eat x dignity cafe, at the ground floor.

  • Date: 17th August, Saturday
  • Time: 11 am - 12 pm
  • FREE
  • Suitable for 4 to 12 years old

ORAL HEALTH SCREENING AND DENTAL CHECK-UP

Faculty of Dentistry UKM will be providing FREE oral health screening and dental check-up.

  • Date: 18th August, Sunday
  • Session 1: 10 am - 12 pm
  • Session 2: 1 pm - 3 pm

MY BA'S RADIO SHORT FILM SCREENING & SHARING SESSION

Film Synopsis: 

An ailing father living in a bubble continues to find connections with his deceased wife through a small radio. This is much to the disapproval of his adult son who has returned from the city to take care of him.

Filmmaker Bio:

Victor Chen Yee Fei is an emerging Malaysian filmmaker who writes and directs narrative and documentary short films. He was the first runner-up from Hypp TV reality show 'I Want to be a Filmmaker'. His directorial debut short film, 'My Ba's Radio' recently won Best Short Film at Mantova Lovers Short Film Festival in Italy and had also won Best Short Film and Best Cinematography at Panasonic Digital Short Film Competition 2016, before it was officially selected and screened at film festivals in Japan, India, France, USA and a few others.

victorchenyeefei.wixsite.com/victorchen

More info about My Ba's Radio: facebook.com/mybasradio/

  • Screening Date: 17th August, Saturday
  • Time: 5 pm - 6 pm
  • FREE

MOTHERHOOD AND EVERYTHING ELSE - sharing by petrina shee 

Being a mother is one of the most important and fulfilling things in life. However, how does one raise children while succeeding at work, continuously learning and contributing back to society?

Hear from Dignity For Children's principal and co-founder, Petrina Shee, as she shares about her personal journey of motherhood and how she started up the largest school for underprivileged and refugee children in Malaysia. 

Petrina Shee has 2 beautiful biological daughters and has fostered 20 children over the years.

  • Sharing Session: 10th August, Saturday
  • Time: 10 am - 12 pm
  • FREE

LIVE PERFORMANCE: NADIR

They say that sometimes it is in your lowest point in life, or your nadir, that you find clarity and strength to rise again from what once was, and manifest a greater tomorrow. Thus, in 2015, Nadir’s journey as a band began. Like its Malay translation (rare), the band strives to make music that is rare and unique, combining different life experiences and emotions together with explosive crowd-chanting energy on stage, manifested in the colourful plethora of sounds and languages from various cultures in Malaysia and around the world.

The band operates as a collective with a fluid lineup of regular featured musicians playing a wide variety of instruments such as Sitar, Violin, Gambus, Bagpipes, Erhu, Yangqin and many more. In 2017, Nadir went on tour in Cambodia and performed to 10000+ people at The Cambodian Water Festival in Phnom Penh and collaborated with Cambodian superstar Laura Mam, with a single due for release internationally in 2019.

They've also collaborated with French artistic duo 'IliaEb' on an experimental visual art/dance/music showcase and are in the planning phase of bringing the show to Paris, France in 2019. Nadir have also headlined the Borneo International Jazz Fest 2018, aside from touring China alongside Kugiran Masdo, and featuring at Urbanscapes 2018.

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SENTUL FESTIVAL LIVE PERFORMANCES

  • 17th and 18th August, Saturday and Sunday
  • Time: 11 am - 7 pm
  • FREE

LIVE PERFORMANCE: JUWITA SUWITO

Juwita Suwito is a singer-songwriter, vocal coach and sought-after performer. She weaves her words and music to form beautiful tapestries of stories that tug onto the heartstrings of her listeners, and lends her voice to songs with a sweet honesty that is packed with confidence.

Juwita’s studio and live albums have garnered an impressive list of nominations by Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) Malaysia. She has also been featured in regional television and movie soundtracks. Her hit singles such as Belle of the Ball have had international airplay, while some of her earlier records have been released in compilation albums featuring renowned international artistes like Eva Cassidy and A-Mei. 

Off-stage and beyond the recording studio, Juwita pursues a passion to be a light to the nation. In 2011, as founder director of Four Forty Records – a social enterprise with a vision to impact society through music – Juwita initiated a two-year mentoring program for aspiring musicians and vocalists in Sabah. In 2014, she initiated VoxFest Malaysia – an annual platform for vocalists to level-up and learn from experienced practitioners, explore the workings of the music industry and collaborate with diverse talents from all over the country. 

Songs & Stories, her nation-building project with storyteller and bestselling author Gina Yap Lai Yoong, discovers extraordinary stories in everyday people and places throughout Malaysia. These stories are shared via social media and community events. Join them in their discoveries by following #LoveMalaysia and #MySongsAndStories! 

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SENTUL FESTIVAL LIVE PERFORMANCES

  • 17th and 18th August, Saturday and Sunday
  • Time: 11 am - 7 pm
  • FREE

LIVE PERFORMANCE: AMR MOHSEN

Creative Director by Day, a Singer by Heart! Amr is a foreign POPeteer that covers Pop/Dance music to make you laugh, maybe shed a tear, sing-along, then even embrace the 5 year-old inside of you!

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SENTUL FESTIVAL LIVE PERFORMANCES

  • 17th and 18th August, Saturday and Sunday
  • Time: 11 am - 7 pm
  • FREE

LIVE PERFORMANCE: AMRITA SOON

A young Taylor Swift is what Amrita Soon has been referred to. Telling stories of falling in love, heartbreak and growing old through her songs carefully crafted to tug at your heartstrings.

Armed with a guitar and a voice that soothes the soul, her music reflects insights of a journey through the chaos of life.

She was recognized as the 'Breakthrough Youtube Star' by DIGI's 2013 WWWOW Awards, and 'Audience Choice' and 'Overall Best Performance' at KLPAC's Short + Sweet 2016.

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SENTUL FESTIVAL LIVE PERFORMANCES

  • 17th and 18th August, Saturday and Sunday
  • Time: 11 am - 7 pm
  • FREE

LIVE PERFORMANCE: OTAM

OTAM is a singer-songwriter born and raised in the heart of Petaling Jaya MY. Playing mostly original compositions, his style is sort of funk-folk, feel-good, whatever-floats-his-boat-at-the-moment-in-time.

Besides donning his classical guitar whenever he can, he is also an active member of FTP, a small support unit for local singer-songwriters. With a slew of songs written over the years up his sleeve, he is indeed one of Malaysia’s rare gems.

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SENTUL FESTIVAL LIVE PERFORMANCES

  • 17th and 18th August, Saturday and Sunday
  • Time: 11 am - 7 pm
  • FREE

LIVE PERFORMANCE: Wu ming collective

Wu Ming Collective was birthed out of one common goal. To serve the children in any way possible. Seven people from all walks of life, bound hands to resurrect musical healing and therapy, to spread the joy of artistic expression to the younger generation, hoping to enrich their lives with the colours of love.

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SENTUL FESTIVAL LIVE PERFORMANCES

  • 17th and 18th August, Saturday and Sunday
  • Time: 11 am - 7 pm
  • FREE

LIVE PERFORMANCE: MAD & RISSA

Singer/ Songwriter Wanjah Ali formed the band in year 2016 as a main
vocalist and guitarist, MHazika as the guitarist , Faridz as the bassist , and
Jerome Majaham as the drummer.

The band has to date released 2 singles, 1 EP and an album. Their
journey thus far has seen them perform at various gigs and events around
Malaysia. They were also successful in reaching the finals of the Vans
Musicians Wanted 2018.

Fun fact, the band’s name is derived from Wanjah Ali’s two children,
Madani & Marissa.

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SENTUL FESTIVAL LIVE PERFORMANCES

  • 17th and 18th August, Saturday and Sunday
  • Time: 11 am - 7 pm
  • FREE

LIVE DANCE PERFORMANCE: 2TWENTY2 SQUAD

2twenty2 Squad, the dance crew of 2twenty2 Studio, was formed in 2016, a result of the collaboration of a group of friends who share a deep passion in dance. The members have a varied background in dance, such as hip hop, traditional Malay, Indian, Chinese, as well as contemporary dance, and their special ability is to combine these different genres in a unique dance fusion.

The group comprise dancers from different award winning dance crews. These include winners in NTV7 Showdown 2013, Festival Tari Malaysia 2016/2017 and various other competitions. Last year, two of the squad members represented Malaysia in the World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Los Angeles, where they won five gold medals and 1 silver medal for various dance genres. 

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SENTUL FESTIVAL LIVE PERFORMANCES

  • 17th and 18th August, Saturday and Sunday
  • Time: 11 am - 7 pm
  • FREE

LIVE PERFORMANCE: ANNA & LYN

"We have always been singing and doing covers in our bedroom individually. However, we met through Instagram and started joining singing competitions as a duo since 2018, from the experience and exposure, we have been invited to perform at various events and gigs ever since!" 

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SENTUL FESTIVAL LIVE PERFORMANCES

  • 17th and 18th August, Saturday and Sunday
  • Time: 11 am - 7 pm
  • FREE
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