Insider’s Guide Issue 47

Published on 19 July 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.

The Three Little Pigs

SINGAPORE REPERTORY THEATRE LITTLE COMPANY
4 Aug-16 Sep
Mon-Fri 10am; Sat, Sun & public holidays 11am & 2pm
$25, $28
KC Arts Centre

This fabulous adaptation of a classic fairy tale by Laurence Olivier Award-winning writing duo, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, features three little superstar piglets, their devoted single-parent mum, a misunderstood big, bad wolf, plus lots of beautiful songs and laugh-out-loud jokes.

 

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50 Years of National Day Parades

NATIONAL HERITAGE BOARD
23 Jul – 09 Aug, 10.00am – 10.00pm

FREEKallang Wave Mall

50 Years of National Day Parades, a travelling exhibition curated by the National Heritage Board (NHB) in conjunction with National Day Parade (NDP) 2016, takes visitors on a journey from the very first parade held in 1966 to commemorate Singapore’s independence to the most recent Jubilee celebrations at the Padang. Featuring more than 100 images, the exhibition
charts the many “firsts” and highlights of Singapore’s National Day Parades over the years. Discover interesting facts behind the various parades, and listen to the stories of the participants of the first NDP.

 

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Pesta Raya Malay Festival of Arts

THE ESPLANADE CO LTD
4-7 Aug, Various Times
Various prices, includes free programmes
Various venues in the Esplanade

This annual festival showcases the best in theatre, dance, and music from the Nusantara (Malay Archipelago). Expect everything from traditional dikir barat to Hip Hop Block Party (a performance celebrating the Malay hip hop scene in Singapore from the year 2000 to the present), as well as theatrical production Rosnah starring Siti Khalijah, about a young Malay/Muslim woman who struggles to preserve her identity and personality as she leaves home to study in London.

 

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Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

THE ESPLANADE CO LTD
4 to 7 Aug 2016, Thu – Sun
Thu – Sat: 8pm; Sat & Sun: 3pm
$40 – $125 (Concessions available)

If you loved Swan Lake, you will be swept away by this lavish revival of Sleeping Beauty. With sumptuous sets and costumes by Lez Brotherston and evocative lighting by Paule Constable, be transported through time, from the halcyon days of the late Edwardian era to the modern day. In a world full of magic, fairies, vampires, love and romance, all brought to life by the uniquely talented dancers, will Princess Aurora ever find her true love again?

 

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ITE Visual Arts Show 2016

ITE Centre for Music & The Arts
 5 Aug 4:30 pm to 5pm; 6 Aug 2 pm to 3pm
FREE
ITE College West (1 Choa Chu Kang Grove Singapore 688236)

ITE Visual Arts Show showcases the diverse creative visual art talents of ITE. Come witness a kaleidoscope of art genres, interactive concoctions of creative ideas and experiences.

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