What’s On This Weekend: 3 to 5 August

Published on 2 August 2018

We’re a few days away from August 9! In keeping with where our hearts lie, the spotlight this week falls on stories of heritage, the best of Singapore writing, our distinctive style and favourite homegrown music artists.

Music

TGIF Music Station (3 August – 19 October)

From soulful blues to rap, majulah-groove to the tunes of 12 homegrown talent – think ShiGGa Shay, MICapella, Mei Gui, Kelly Poon – over the next 6 weekends.

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Culture

Tales of Tekong (III): Pulau Tekong, Our Bygone Years (4 August)

Think you’ve heard the whole lot of Tekong tales? [Cue spine-tingling tune] Here are the real stories of Singapore’s natural offshore islands. Former Tekong Island residents Lea Geuang Fiyau and Lea Guan Chong share their recollections of growing up in Pulau Tekong Besar and Pulau Tekong Kechil.

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Visual Arts & Literary

Common Life (1 – 15 August)

Mundane life is hardly mundane! You’ll never look at hawker centers, MRT rides or suburban malls the same way again. Ho Chee Lick’s paintings, sketches and accompanying poetry of common spaces in Singapore offer windows into the character and soul of Singapore.

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Film

Utter 2017: SingLit Unearthed (4 August)

Not really into poetry but want to know what you’re missing? Catch the stories of four highly-distinguished writers adapted for the big screen into live-action films and animation shorts. It’s like being in the heads of JM Sali, Gregory Nalpon, Tan Swie Hian, and former deputy prime minister S. Rajaratnam, only better, in colour.

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Festival

Art in Singapore: Evoking a National Art (4 August)

Art isn’t just art! It reveals critical moments in the Singapore story (some lesser known), fascinating personalities of various backgrounds and trends through the ages. How did we choose what went into the National Collection? Has the criteria changed since the 1960s? What personal connections do the Singapore River evoke for multidisciplinary international artist Cheo Chai Hiang?

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