WHAT’S ON THIS WEEKEND? (16 -18 MARCH 2018)

Published on 15 March 2018

By Melanie Lee

ALL IN! YOUNG WRITERS FESTIVAL

16 – 18 Mar 2018, 10am – 6pm
*SCAPE Level 5

Don’t miss this annual gathering for aspiring writers between the ages of 13 and 25! Writing mentors and industry players from publishing, broadcasting, blogging, creative writing, screenwriting and journalism come together to share their expertise and experiences to help today’s young writers transform their aspirations into reality. There will be seminars, panel discussions, workshops, performances, and film screenings! This annual festival is organised by the National Book Development Council of Singapore.

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ART DAY OUT! X SINGAPORE DESIGN WEEK 2018

Sat 17 Mar 2018, 2pm – 7pm
Gillman Barracks

Bring your whole family down for Gillman Barracks’ daytime open house event this weekend! There’ll be hands-on art activities for kids at Playeum, along with the launch of Thai artist Kamin Lertchaiprasert’s major outdoor work. And in conjunction with Singapore Design Week 2018, there’s Wallpaper* Handmade Retreat, an exhibition of products designed to aid mental, spiritual and bodily wellbeing.

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BOTH SIDES, NOW – FORUM THEATRE PERFORMANCE EXIT

Till 24 Mar 2018, 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Blk 109 Yishun Ring Road & Blk 11 Telok Blangah Crescent

Be a part of this fascinating community engagement project with this interactive performance of “Exit” by Drama Box. The play revolves around Mr Tan, who is on a life support system and Ah Po, who prefers to forgo cancer treatment and die at home. Through these stories, there will be conversations on what it means to live well and leave well. How can we plan for the end, regardless of our age? How can we talk to our loved ones about our values and choices?

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HOLI HAI BY AMIT DHAMELIA

Sat, 17 Mar 2018, 7pm, 8.15pm & 9.30pm
Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Join in the Holi festivities with this spirited musical showcase by Amit Dhamelia and his band who will be performing a blend of Indian classical, folk and Bollywood music. Dhamelia is the director of Param Swaram Performing Arts and has over 35 years of experience as a vocalist, music arranger, lyricist and composer. He plays 14 musical instruments.

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STORIES THAT MATTER 2018: SLIDESHOW – NEW BURMESE PHOTOGRAPHY

Sat, 17 Mar 2018, 7.30pm – 9pm
Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film

Spend an evening discovering exciting new documentary from Myanmar, a country undergoing great transition from an oppressive military regime to a civilian government. This slideshow, which examines geographical, social and psychological issues faced by this country, is curated by Matt Grace from Myanmar Deitta, a not-for-profit civil society organisation. There will also be a dialogue session with leading Burmese photographer Minzayar Oo, who is well known for covering the Myanmar’s political and economic change in recent years.

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