By Melanie Lee
DOWN MEMORY LANE AT CALDECOTT
Published on 28 April 2017
Don’t miss out on this chance to revisit nostalgic local TV memories at Caldecott Broadcast Centre (CBC)! As part of Singapore Heritage Festival’s “SHF Takes Over!” programme which brings Singaporeans to less explored heritage spaces, the oldest part of the iconic CBC will be opened to the public these next two weekends. Here’s a glimpse at what you can look forward (or should we say backward?) to:
Caldecott Broadcast Centre Props Store
28 April – 1 May & 5 – 7 May
Find out how broadcasting first came to Singapore in the 1960s and trace the diversity of productions that are unique to Singapore’s culture and national identity. Iconic moments of local television are re-lived, while costumes from past Mediacorp drama productions are also displayed.
Caldecott Broadcasting Centre Film Studio
28 April, 5 May: 7pm – 7.30pm & 8.30pm – 9pm
29, 30 April: 5pm – 5.30pm, 7pm – 7.30pm, 9pm -9.30pm
6 May: 7pm – 7.30pm, 9pm – 9.30pm
1, 7 May: 11am – 11.30am, 12.30pm – 1pm
Do drop by the CBC Film Studio to watch this lively production of Studio 6 by contemporary theatre company Sweet Tooth by Cake. This colourful theatrical revisitation of well-loved and iconic TV serials is sure to bring a smile to the young and old.
Caldecott Broadcast Centre will become a vintage playground of sorts with food and drinks stalls, flea markets and live concerts.
Fat Kids Are Harder to Kidnap
Caldecott Broadcast Centre
28, 29 & 30 April (7.30 – 8pm, 9pm – 9.30pm)
It’s all about audience participation with this energetic bunch of actors who will perform 20 plays that centre on hard issues in 30 minutes. The audience will play the role of “video editor” and gets to decide on the order of the plays.
As Real as It Gets
Indulge in a childhood fantasy of being a TV star by hanging out at an actual Mediacorp film set. Even better still, there are Walking Caldecott tours led by Mediacorp artists, who may or may not reveal juicy celebrity tidbits or insider ghost stories. As you explore the area, there are also plenty of shoot-friendly backgrounds and props to have fun with.
Note: Entrance to Caldecott Broadcast Centre is via the Old Main Gate along Olive Road. Free Shuttle Bus services from Caldecott MRT Station, Bishan MRT Station and MacRitchie Reservoir Carpark are provided (see the schedule here).
Click here for more programme information on this year’s Singapore Heritage Festival.