Insider’s Guide

Published on 17 March 2015

Many of us love the arts but can’t afford the time or don’t know where to start. Here’s a nifty guide of handpicked events which should give you a good flavour of Singapore’s busy arts scene.

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Fri 20 Mar, 8pm
The Arts House,
$15 at bytes.com.sg

Celebrated local storyteller Kamini Ramachandran chucks censorship aside in a storytelling session for grown-ups by grown-ups, highlighting the way ‘bad girls’ of Indian folktales dealt with their own fears, sexuality and relationships.

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Thurs 26 – Sun 29 Mar
Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore
$27 (Free Seating)

A comedy about a group of fiercely independent and sassy seniors, who’s strong opinions create tension between one another in their luxury retirement home, Pioneer (Girls) Generation gives the hard truths on what it’s really like to grow old in Singapore.

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Fri 20 – Sun 29 Mar
Various venues in the National University of Singapore
Various prices (includes free programmes)

Themed ‘Spirit of the Times’, the 10th NUS Arts Festival celebrates pioneers and prodigies through a diverse array of film, music, dance, theatre and exhibitions. This event also marks the 110th year of National University of Singapore, one of the leading Universities in the world.

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Wed 25 Mar, 8pm
The Fabulous Baker Boy , The Foothills, 70 River Valley Road
Admission is Free

Come experience live storytelling at its best. Featuring a stellar lineup that includes Anita Kapoor and Brendon Fernandez, who’s stories range from heart-breaking and thought-provoking to hilarious and hearty.

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Wed 25 Mar, 7pm
The Substation
$12, $20, $25, $30

Known for their instrumental future-soul music, TAJ is set to take you on “The Astral Journey” with the launch of their brand new EP. Chill out with the trio with appearances by Cold Cut Quarter, KAYE (Darker Than Wax) and Eugenia Yip (Ginny Bloop).

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