Insider’s Guide Issue 26

Published on 29 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.

REELAK X LEPARK: A NOMANIC OPEN-AIR FILM SCREENING SERIES (DEBUT)

Sat 3 Oct, 6pm – 9pm
Lepark, 1 Park Road
Tickets from $8 onwards

With the aim of bringing the representations of film to reality, Reelak is holding the first of hopefully many nomadic outdoor movie across various venues in Singapore. The debut session will feature two thought-provoking family related films, the Israeli drama ‘Footnote’ and Filipino short film ‘After Class’.

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SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC

Till 10 Oct, 3.30pm & 7.30pm
The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane
$28, $18 (conc)

Themed War & Peace, Singapore’s first classical music festival will feature six main concerts commemorating the world’s great war. The festival also celebrates Singapore’s 50th jubilee and will serve as a homecoming series to unite the best of Singapore’s talents.

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8 WOMEN: PHOTO EXHIBITION BY GRACE BAY

Till 17 Oct 2015, Wed to Fri1-7pm | Sat 1-6pm
Grey Projects, 6 Kim Tian Road
Free Admission

The exhibition features portraits of eight transgender women who live and work in the Farrer Park, Little India neighbourhoods. The exhibition is part of a series done by social researcher and photographer Grace Beay, whose interest lies in low-wage migrant workers and the transgender community.

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CHINGLISH

9 – 25 Oct, Various timings
Drama Centre Theatre
$25 – $70

The first-ever bilingual play by Pangdemonium, “Chinglish” by David Henry Hwang is a thrilling, topical and timely tale of getting lost in translation. It follows the adventures of an American businessman as he meets a colourful menagerie of characters all in hopes of sealing a lucrative deal in China.

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FORGET ME NOT EXHIBTION

Sat 3 Oct, 11am – 7pm
Block 74 Commonwealth Drive
Free Admission with registration

Photographers Nicky Loh and Erwin Tan will share their experience and stories behind their documentation of the Margaret Drive and Tanglin Halt neighbourhoods in Queenstown, and how these buildings symbolised the beginnings and future of public housing in Singapore.

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