Insider’s Guide Issue 16

Published on 12 May 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.


Fri 15 May, 8pm
Free Admission

Discover the past, present and future of George Town, Penang, through a series of six films that aim to create awareness on the importance of conservation and protection of this beloved UNESCO World Heritage Site. Part of a heritage film exchange programme between the Singapore Film Society and Penang’s George Town World Heritage Inc.



Fri 15 – Sat 16 May (Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm & 8pm)
Esplanade Theatre Studio
$20, $25

Frontier Danceland is back with their annual mid-year production, presenting an exciting triple bill performance featuring brand new work by Gabrielle Nankivell and Luke Smiles, together with a re-staging of Christina Chan’s notable work, Between.



20 – 23 May, Various timings
Timbre (Arts House, Substation) & Barbershop by Timbre
Free Admission

Asia’s premier independent music festival makes its return to Singapore with an electrifyingly diverse 4-night line up featuring the sounds of electro-soul artist Angus Dawson to the street-inspired Hip Hop of Vietnam’s Wowy.



23 May, 4pm – midnight
Rail Corridor Art Space (369 Commonwealth Avenue / Viaduct)
Free Admission

Party under the bridge and along the former KTM Railway Tracks with this street art jam session featuring some of the top emerging artists from Australia, Malaysia and Singapore.



15 May – 14 June
REDSEA Gallery (Block 9, Dempsey Road)
Free Admission

Artist Anna Berezovskaya, known for her distinct style of capturing the fleeting moments of everyday life, reminds us of the whimsical world that resides within us through a series of 25 paintings that harmonises romantic narratives with humour and optimism.


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