Insider’s Guide Issue 30

Published on 24 November 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.

SG Heart Map Festival

Till 29 Nov, Various Times
The Float @ Marina Bay

Inspired by stories and works about Singapore places collected at the start of the year, the SG Heart Map project shares these Singaporean stories through a composite map, films, literature, audio installations, sketches, illustrations, photographs and animations. Highlights include the debut of A Beautiful Day, a film by award-winning designer William Chan presenting Singapore from day to night. Look out too, for a life-sized sketchbook of Singaporeans’ favourite hang-outs.

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Singapore: Inside Out by Singapore Tourism Board

27 Nov–6 Dec, From 12 noon Various closing times
Tan Quee Lan Street

This year, a showcase of Singapore’s contemporary creative talents, from dessert artists to architects and designers, dancers, poets, authors, musicians and theatre-makers, have toured the world, meeting audiences in Beijing, London and New York. Now, it finally returns to Singapore, featuring a custom-built installation featuring many of our island’s cutting-edge creatives. See, hear, touch, and even taste their works at this 10-day event.

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26th Singapore International Film Festival

26 Nov-6 Dec, Various Times
Various Venues

The popular annual festival is back to showcase international films while providing a platform for the best of Singapore cinema. This year, two 20-year-old films share the limelight, namely Eric Khoo’s award-winning Mee Pok Man and Yon Fan’s newly restored Bugis Street Redux, alongside a bevy of diverse screen offerings selected from over 1,400 submissions.

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DiverCity 2015

26 & 27 November, 8pm
$32 / Various Discounts apply
The Singapore Airlines Theatre, LASALLE College of the Arts

Experience Singapore’s rich and diverse contemporary dance scene at DiverCity 2015, co-presented by T.H.E Dance Company and the National Arts Council, in conjunction with M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival 2015. This showcase, which profiles many of our local dance artists and companies – will also welcome 11 Australian dance artists and presenters, providing them with a comprehensive overview of Singapore dance, and opportunities to connect and network with our local artists.

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Martell Air Gallery

Ongoing till further notice, Free
All day
Various spaces at Marina Bay

In this augmented reality exhibition, the sky is literally the limit. Fifteen new works by 15 local artists, curated by Kelley Cheng – incorporate the Singapore skyline as backdrop with a geo-tagging technology app that directs you to point your mobile devices at specific locations as the only means to experience the art. Featuring pieces by writer Amanda Lee Koe and illustrator MindFlyer, among others.

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