Insider’s Guide Issue 44

Published on 7 June 2016

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.

Café by Joel Tan

16, 17, 19 June: 8pm | 18 June: 3pm & 8pm
S$35 via direct booking / S$37 via Peatix
Goodman Arts Centre Black Box

“Café” is a new play written by Joel Tan, one of the two Headliner! playwrights for The Twenty-Something Theatre Festival 2016, which celebrates the creative spirit and voice of 20-something year old theatre makers in Singapore.

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Baybeats 2016

ESPLANADE – THEATRES ON THE BAY
24 Jun – 26 Jun, 6pm
FREE
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

The biggest music festival of its kind in Singapore and the region, Baybeats presents a fist-pumping line-up showcasing prominent Singapore and international acts, covering genres including folk, pop, metal, post-rock, emo, punk, electro and everything in between.

So reach out, touch faith and rock on at Singapore’s very own alternative music festival, proudly presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.

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Odyssey: Navigating Nameless Seas

SINGAPORE ART MUSEUM
Till 28 Aug, Sat-Thu 10am-7pm, Fri 10am-9pm
$5, $10. Free for children under 6, as well as Singaporeans & Permanent Residents.
Singapore Art Museum

Enter Earth’s watery realms as seen through the eyes of contemporary artists. Through the centuries, over numerous expeditions executed with ever-increasing sophistication in science and technology, humankind has sailed the seven seas and plunged into the very depths of oceanic trenches. Yet there remains much to be discovered — you’ve certainly never seen the waters as they’re portrayed here.

 

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Read! Fest 2016

NATIONAL LIBRARY BOARD
03 Jun – 31 Jul, Various Timings
Free
Various libraries

Expect an immersive literary experience through a smorgasbord of literary programmes over the two months. On the lighter side of the fest, a series of book-based arts and music programmes for all ages gives Singaporeans the opportunity to experience books and stories in different forms. With over 170 programmes lined up, download our festival guide to find out more and embark on journey through Read! Fest 2016.

 

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Travel with Mom

ESPLANADE-THEATRES ON THE BAY
23-26 Jun, 8pm and 25&26 Jun, 3pm (matinee)
From $38
Esplanade Theatre Studio

After a sold-out run that closed to standing ovations at Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts in 2015, the heartachingly beautiful Travel with Mum returns to move us once again. Based on a true story, Travel with Mum is beautifully told through drama and live original music.

 

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