News Issue 18

Published on 8 June 2015

TEXT BY PAMELA HO

Remember the Time

The Singapore Memory Project launches film festival.

The Singapore Memory Project (SMP) continues to expand the reservoir of truly Singaporean memories with Rewind/Remind, its first-ever film festival. The highlight of the festival must surely be Old Friends, the final installment of film-maker Royston Tan’s trilogy. Commissioned by SMP, it focuses on Singaporeans’ collective memories of our traditional cuisine.

From now till July, the film festival will screen 11 short films produced by the recipients of SMP’s irememberSG Fund. These include Centrepoint Kidz by Wee Li Lin, The Violin by Ervin Han and Kway Chap by Sun Koh.

Catch the film screenings for free at the National Library and five public libraries: library@orchard, library@esplanade, Bukit Merah Public Library, Tampines Regional Library and Woodlands Regional Library. Registration is required. For details, visit www.iremember.sg.

ON THE SCENE  Lawrence Wong, Minister for Culture, Community & Youth, meets the film-makers behind Rewind/Remind.

Presidential Bearing

A new mobile app takes you on a unique trail to get to know Singapore’s past Presidents.

As part of their SG50 celebrations, Yusof Ishak Secondary School has developed a mobile application featuring The Presidents’ Trail, which seeks to unveil the contributions of our past Presidents — before and after they assumed office — on various aspects of our everyday lives.

Launched on 27 May by Speaker of Parliament, Mdm Halimah Yacob, the trail takes you to significant places that have either been named after the Presidents or have very strong links with them.

The mobile app, PocketTrips SG50, is now available and can be downloaded from the app store.

From Globe to Globe

Shakespeare’s Hamlet plays Singapore.   

To mark the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth, Shakespeare’s Globe embarked on a two-year global tour to bring Hamlet, the tragic story of a Danish prince driven to avenge his father’s murder, to every country in the world.

Come 8 to 12 September, their world tour will take them to Singapore, with five performances scheduled over five days. While Singapore is the 134th country Globe to Globe Hamlet will be performing in, it has the honour of being the first international production to grace the historic Capitol Theatre Singapore when it reopens. Tickets are now on sale, available via Sistic.

PHOTO  Shakespeare’s Globe
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