WHAT’S ON THIS WEEKEND? (13 – 15 OCT 2017)

Published on 12 October 2017

AS A SURFACE BECOMES A SPACE: MATTHEW ALLEN

14 Oct – 5 Nov 2017
Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore

For cutting-edge visual arts, head over to Gillman Barracks where New Zealander artist Mathew Allen exhibits graphite works at Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore. With these works, Allen forms an ongoing inquiry into the materiality of paint upon canvas and the fundamentality of painting itself. He burnishes fine graphite into a paper or linen surface, turning this dark mineral powder into a glimmering field after many hours of labour.

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ASIAN YOUTH THEATRE FESTIVAL

13 – 15 Oct 2017
*SCAPE

This inaugural theatre festival aims to bridge cultures and place youth theatre as a credible and relevant part of the artistic landscape. Ten youth theatre groups from Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, The Philippines and Singapore will be presenting a series of performances and workshops that revolve around the themes of culture, community and country. 

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAPORE 130TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

13 – 15 Oct, 10am-10pm
National Museum of Singapore

It’s a fun-packed birthday celebration over at the oldest museum in Singapore! There’ll be dramatised tours by docents, an Artisanal Retro Market, live music performances and a new National Museum Historic Trail to check out. Over at the popular “Story of the Forest” exhibition, three special celebration scents concocted by Givaudun have been added to create an even more immersive experience at this interactive art installation.

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STEPHEN HOUGH: RACHMANINOV PIANO CONCERTO 1

Sat, 14 Oct 2017, 7.30pm
Esplanade Concert Hall

Renowned classical pianist Stephen Hough will take your breath away with his contemplative rendition of Sergei Rachmaniov’s First Piano Concerto. Finnish maestro conductor Hannu Lintu will also be leading the orchestra to perform works by Witold Lutoslawski and Dmitri Shostakovich.

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STUTTGART BALLET IN JOHN CRANKO’S ROMEO & JULIET

Till Sat, 14 Oct, 8pm
Esplanade Theatre

One of the world’s most beloved love stories unfolds with the masterful choreography of John Cranko. Stuttgart Ballet is famous for their definitive classical dance version of this play, along with their technical brilliance and lavish sets and costumes. The Daily Telegraph described this production as a “gripping and impressive piece of stagecraft”.

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