Insider’s Guide Issue 24

Published on 1 September 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.

THE LITTLE GIANT EP LAUNCH

Fri 4 Sept, 8pm
Blu Jazz Café, Bali Lane
$15 (ticket), $25 (ticket + EP)

The Little Giant brings her blend of light-hearted folk-pop music and flips it on its side with her head-turning, macabre lyrics that make up her newly compiled four-track EP “Let’s just be Honest”.

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SIFA 2015 – TAIWAN DREAMS EPISODE 1 : DREAM HOTEL

10 – 12 Sept, 8pm
72-13, 7213 Mohamed Sultan Rd
$45

Follow Tunick through a decaying and labyrinth hotel, as he searches for his loved ones, and ultimately his own personal roots and identity. Adapted in response to “Xixia Hotel”, this kaleidoscopic yet unsettling production forges a story of a diaspora through the mysterious disappearance of the Western Xia Dynasty in the 11th century.

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FAÇADE: THE BACK ALLEY COLLECTIVE

Till 5 Nov
10 Aliwal Street
Free Admission

Local emerging artist Lhu Wen Kai offers a glimpse into the vibrant, yet rarely examined back alley culture of Singapore. Dense, chaotic, quiet and simplistic all at once, the exhibition pays homage to the authentic working-class roots amidst a rapidly changing country.

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A DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL SINGAPORE 2015

5 – 13 Sept, Various timings
Capitol Theatre & Shaw Theatres Lido
$18 per ticket

This year’s festival features 10 films across 150 submissions that reflect the zeitgeist of the design landscape, through a carefully curated collection that covers design disciplines ranging from Urban Anthropology to Contemporary Art, Haute Couture to Architecture.

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SEPTFEST 2015
Till 27 Sept, Various timings
The Substation, 45 Armenian Street
Free Admission

The grand-daddy of Singapore’s arts centres celebrates in 25th anniversary with a special lineup of events that showcases their history, multidisciplinary nature and community relationships. Highlights include a nocturnal audio tour that takes you through the nooks and crannies of this former power station.

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