Insider’s Guide Issue 22

Published on 4 August 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.

100 (+50) BANDS FESTIVAL

7 – 9 Aug & 14 – 16 Aug,
Various Timings
Bedok Reservoir,
Free Admission

The 100 Bands Festival is back, this time with 50 more electronic acts adding to the SG50 pride in the best way possible. Through the mix of post-punk, jazz and electronica, rock heavyweights The Stoned Revivals and Allura will also be making their long-awaited return to the stage!

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SIFA 2015: RETURNING

13-15 Aug, 8pm
Drama Centre, National Library Building
$25 – $75

Inspired by the wondrous lifecycle of the salmon, Singapore dance pioneer Goh Lay Kuan has conceived this dance spectacle to celebrate Singapore’s diverse cultures through a performance rooted in the traditions of Chinese, Malay and Indian Dance.

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2005 – 2015: A DECADE OF PORTRAITURE IN LITTLE INDIA

Till 31 Aug, 12pm – 7pm (Tues to Sat) & 12pm – 4pm (Sun)
Chapel Gallery, Objectifs
Free Admission

This photographic installation examines the changing roles of the photographic portrait and photos studios through the journey of Singapore immigrant and migrant workers, who for the past 13 years, would flock to Sajeev’s photo studio to get their portraits taken in the hopes of getting a bride back home.

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KUMAR’S LIVING TOGETHER

6 – 15 Aug, 8pm
HDB Estates across the Island
Free Admission

Kumar and friends bring their brand of stand-up comedy to heartland areas like Serangoon and Tampines, in a witty performance that looks at the funny side of neighbourhood activities from cooking overpowering curry to the organising of void-deck weddings.

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THE LIMPEH SHOW

7 – 22 Aug, 12pm – 8pm
The Substation
Free Admission

Influenced by the mixed emotions expressed at the passing of the late Lee Kuan Yew, controversial street artist Sam Lo/SKLO is back with her first solo show containing pieces based on specific points throughout the career of our nation’s first Prime Minister.

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