Insider’s Guide Issue 40

Published on 12 April 2016

Many of us love the arts but can’t afford the time or don’t know where to start. Here’s a nifty guide of handpicked events which should give you a good flavour of Singapore’s busy arts scene.

Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art & Science of Gems
Artscience Museum, Van Cleef & Arpels, French

National Museum Of Natural History
23 Apr-14 Aug, 10am-7pm
$6, $8.50, $10, $12.80, $17
ArtScience Museum

In case you need an intelligent-sounding reason to gawk at gems, high-end jewellers Van Cleef & Arpels are collaborating with the French National Museum of Natural History to present over 400 pieces of crafted bling, plus 250 of the museum’s stunning natural stones. The exhibition is a blend of art, crafts, history and geoscience, but really, nobody will judge you if you want to go and just admire pretty sparkly things.



Shakespeare in the Park — Romeo & Juliet

Singapore Repertory Theatre
27 April – 22 May, 7.30pm
$40, $48, $50, $58, $68,
$78, $85, $88, $98, $108
Fort Canning Park

Unfolding under the tropical sky, Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star-crossed lovers is brought to life by hot young stars Thomas Pang and Cheryl Tan as the titular lovers. This production is helmed by internationally acclaimed director Daniel Slater.



Affordable Art Fair Singapore Spring Edition 2016

Amador Arts Projects
22-24 Apr, Fri 12pm-6pm, Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm
$10, $15, $18, $20, $25.
Free for those aged below 16 years
F1 Pit Building

If you’re in the mood for some springtime spending, the Affordable Art Fair returns yet again, with local and international galleries offering a diverse range of contemporary art all priced between S$100 to S$10,000. Best of all, 75 per cent of the art offered is under S$7,500.



Lost In Sanlitun

Miss Melody
22 Apr, 7.30pm

The Arts House Play Den

Contemporary Chinese folk singer/songwriter Miss Melody presents her haunting blend of Western electro-dubstep leanings with ancient Chinese poetic influence from the Song and Tang Dynasties, expressing her music through various media including the film This Is Sanlitun by Icelandic film-maker Robert I Douglas.




Dance Ensemble Singapore
16 Apr, 3pm & 8pm
$30, $40
SOTA Drama Theatre

Chinese dance joins forces with the jaw-dropping folk art of face-changing — where performers change the paper masks on their faces at blinding speed — in this fresh fusion performance by Dance Ensemble Singapore and guest performer Li Quan Lin from China.



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