PROGRAMME DETAILS

How a Little Bird Saved A Family

Classroom Series

DATE / TIME

3 Nov, Fri 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
60mins

VENUE

The Arts House, Living Room
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

DESCRIPTION

After a near-fatal fall while on holiday left her paralysed from the chest down, Australian Samantha Bloom fell into a depression. An unlikely source of healing came from Penguin, a magpie chick her son discovered injured after it fell from its nest. This is the heartwarming story of how a bird brought joy to Samantha and her family, as documented by her husband Cameron. 

FEATURING

Cameron Bloom

Australia

Cameron Bloom began his career as a surf photographer on Sydney’s Northern Beaches at the age of 16. Since then, his travel, editorial, commercial and artistic works have been featured in many international publications, including The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and Time. His first book, Penguin Bloom: The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family, will be published in more than 13 territories, and won Illustrated Book of the Year at the 2017 Australian Book Industry Awards.

Cameron Bloom is featured in the following SWF event(s):

Sam Bloom is a former nurse and the mother of three boys. Paralysed from the chest down in an accident, she was helped through her traumatic recovery by an orphaned magpie chick named Penguin. With her husband Cameron, a photographer, and author Bradley Trevor Greive, she has documented the story in Penguin Bloom: The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family. A film adaptation starring Naomi Watts is in the works. 

Samantha Bloom is featured in the following SWF event(s):

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