What’s On This Weekend: 13 to 15 July

Published on 12 July 2018

This week, walk down memory lane and bring back that fuzzy nostalgic rush from your childhood with a talk revolving around the iconic playgrounds of Singapore. Be inspired by the words of an award-winning poet, join five amateur artists on the culmination of their journey with abstract art, or unwind with an evening of acoustic performances.


Mutatis Mutandis: Abstract Painting Exhibition (13 – 15 July)

If you’ve always wondered about abstract art, here’s a chance to witness the fruit of five amateur artists’ love and labour. Featuring artworks by alumni of the NAFA Fine Arts Certificate Programme, the exhibition showcases the fascinating interplay of shapes, forms and colours, and celebrates abstract art’s objective of breaking away from traditional representations.

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Owning A Piece Of Our Heritage: Mosaic Playgrounds As Merchandise (14 July)

From pins to plates and even toys, the playgrounds of yesteryear have been shrunk and adapted as part of a new generation of Singapore souvenirs. Come hear designers and retailers of these products share their memories of mosaic playgrounds and how they gave them a new lease of life.

This talk is organised in conjunction with the exhibition The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930 – 2030 at the National Museum of Singapore.

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Biduanita Collective (14 July)

Enjoy an evening of Malay and Indonesian pop songs and classics with live acoustic performances! This takes place as part of Esplanade’s Pesta Raya festival, and features Adliana Supiani on violin and vocals, Namie Rasman on vocals and Sarah Wong on the harp.

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A Conversation with Poems: Nii Ayikwei Parkes (14 July)

Listen to award-winning poet and editor Nii Ayikwei Parkes as he explores the relationship of sound to the way poems are captured on the page. Catch him reading excerpts from his own work and that of extraordinary contemporary poets!

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The Broadway Babies presents: Runaway (13-15 July)

Head down to Goodman Arts Centre for an original musical production about a boy and a girl who have run away from home and meet on a train that never stops. Their adventures are brought to life in this original musical, featuring Broadway hits and a bizarre cast of characters. Dealing with the challenges of adolescence, the musical brings these oft-misunderstood voices to light, reminding youths that they are not alone.

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