Neighbourhood Watch

Published on 13 March 2016

The National Arts Council’s Arts in Your Neighbourhood programme colours the heartlands this March with an array of exciting and accessible arts activities. Enjoy music, dance, theatre and visual arts events that are speckled across the island, completely free! Here are some highlights not to be missed.

BY DAPHNE ONG

The Rainbow Toymaker

Children and adults alike will be delighted by this vibrant tale of a once-dreary neighbourhood coming to life with colour, creativity and smiles. The interactive performance by Sweet Tooth (Cake Theatrical Productions) will thrill young audiences with larger-than-life props as they discover old favourite games like Five Stones and Pick-up Sticks.

When
20 March, 5pm, 7pm

Where
Ang Mo Kio Central Stage

Crossing

Take a multicultural musical journey — inspired by uniquely Singaporean scenes, sounds and places — with an assembly of prominent Singaporean arts groups, including SA The Collective, Tamarind Sound Project, OrkeStar Trio and Nadi Singapura. Also featured is Young Artist Award recipient and exceptional percussionist Riduan Zalani who lends a beat to this tribute to musical conversation and exchange.

When
19 March, 2pm

Where
Toa Payoh HDB Hub

Stories Under the Stars

Join ACT 3 Theatrics in this interactive craft and storytelling session. Kids have fun while discovering what Singapore was like before its independence during a time when farms and fishing villages were still common around the island.

When
26 March, 2pm

Where
Woodlands Regional Library

When
27 March, 2pm

Where
Jurong Regional Library

Arts Imprints Around My Neighbourhood

Join Young Artist Award recipient Quek Ling Kiong in Toa Payoh as he brings you on a nostalgic walk from HDB Hub through the Town Park, then on to a storytelling and music jaunt to the iconic Dragon Playground. The trail ends back at HDB Hub where you can sing along to favourite tunes of yesteryear. Registration required.

When
20 March, 10am, 4pm

Where
Toa Payoh HDB Hub, Toa Payoh Town Park, Toa Payoh Dragon Playground

The Real Estates — Toa Payoh edition

Feast your eyes on artist Jean Loo’s playful installation. Photographs are arranged in a stunning visual tapestry of sights and scenes from the Toa Payoh neighbourhood. Everyday life turns into extraordinary perspective as Loo inspires residents to rediscover their neighbourhood.

When
10–25 March

Where
Toa Payoh HDB Hub

Cinema’hood

Relive the old days when people watched movies in neighbourhood parks, open fields and car parks. Bring the whole family and enjoy a series of films and live music by homegrown talents.

When
27 March, 7pm

Where
Toa Payoh Amphitheatre

Rojak Rendezvous

Have some foot-tapping fun with eclectic music collective Kulcha as they conjure a concoction of unique sounds with a combination of eastern and western instruments. An interactive segment lets audience members try their hand at the basics of the angklung.

When
19 March, 6pm

Where
Bedok South Road (open space between Block 18 and Pasar 16)

When
26 March, 7.30pm

Where
Tanglin Halt (Block 88)

For a full list of Arts in Your Neighbourhood activities, visit artsforall.sg/ayn.

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